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Re: Earworms!

Postby FaithfulPirate42 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:16 pm

I love that song! Frankly, I love everything they do.

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Re: Earworms!

Postby TwistedSister » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:13 am

Thanks to Roy

Roy Hunter wrote:..."Mares eat oats and does eat oats, and little lambs eat ivy, a kid'll eat ivy too, wouldn't you?

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Re: Earworms!

Postby black bart » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:18 am

After reading the Brick testament I got stuck with 'Any Dream will do' from Joseph!!!!

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Re: Earworms!

Postby FaithfulPirate42 » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:55 pm

I heard Tori Amos' cover of Angie on the radio last night, and haven't been able to get it out of my head since.
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Re: Earworms!

Postby Ubi Dubium » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:28 pm

I've had several songs running through my head lately.

First, Ubi Dubius got the fight music from the original Star Trek in my head. Not by singing it or anything, just by mentioning that he had it stuck in his head.

But then I went to the "Is god our enemy" thread, and now I've got a very silly song stuck in my head. On TOP of the other one.

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So now I have cucumbers in pirate hats in my head, fighting each other with lirpas. I think that means I've stayed up too late.
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Re: Earworms!

Postby TwistedSister » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:10 pm

My suggestion is to :nefyoobash: yourself until they are all gone.
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Re: Earworms!

Postby FaithfulPirate42 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:15 am

Or you could just go to unhearit. Keep in mind, some of the songs there are even worse, so try it at your own risk.
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Re: Earworms!

Postby daftbeaker » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:28 am

FaithfulPirate42 wrote:Or you could just go to unhearit. Keep in mind, some of the songs there are even worse, so try it at your own risk.

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Re: Earworms!

Postby Ubi Dubium » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:50 am

FaithfulPirate42 wrote:Or you could just go to unhearit. Keep in mind, some of the songs there are even worse, so try it at your own risk.

AAAAGH! Now my lirpa-wielding cucumbers are accompanied by single ladies whilstling the Andy Griffith theme. I'm going to have to focus on work today or something!

(Edit - I just noticed my post count is 2222. Now I'm going to have to be quiet, because I like that number and I want to keep it for a little while.)
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Re: Earworms!

Postby black bart » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:23 am

For some unearthly reason a Eurovision song (Ding a Dong) popped into my head this morning and I can't get it out...

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Re: Earworms!

Postby Arkaeon » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:27 pm

In my experience, singing a few bars or verses of "Paint It, Black" by the Rolling Stones will knock out any other song that is haunting you. For some reason, "Paint It, Black" itself seems to refuse to stay in mind, thus freeing the user from any earworm state for the time being. I have never known it to fail, and I have suggested it to many people on many occasions since I discovered this eery dynamic. It always seems to work.

Good luck with yours.
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Re: Earworms!

Postby Ham Nox » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:08 am

I wouldn't say that. I had this phase in middle school where I'd managed to piss off all of my pitifully few friends, and "Paint it black" was the ONLY SONG that would be in my head for any substantial amount of time during this period.
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Re: Earworms!

Postby DavidH » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:20 am

I always use the opening bars of Schubert's 5th. Problem is, that can then become the earworm. :facewall:

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Re: Earworms!

Postby Arkaeon » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:14 am

Re: PIB and Ham

Yah, but you weren't using it to drive away another song. You were using it to drive away the entire human race. That takes continuing effort, especially considering how lovable you really are.

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Re: Earworms!

Postby Ubi Dubium » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:54 pm

I have a really short earworm right now, which is extra annoying because it just repeats in my head over and over. It's one of Paul and Storm's proposed commercial jingles. and the words go like this:

"When you're done with your Domino's pizza...eat the box because it tastes the same."

That's it, the entire thing.

They have a few others, including:

"Nec-co Wa-fers, ...the candy nobody likes."

But it's the Dominos commercial that's stuck.
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