Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Songs That Get Stuck in Your Head


I haven't slept for two nights. I stay awake singing one particular song inside my head. All day. All night. The same tune keeps playing over and over and ... over.

Did you know that the creepy, crawling thing invading my mind has a name? It's called an earworm. And it's contagious.

This isn't the first time I've been attacked, and it won't be the last. Earworms travel as simply, catchy rhythms and sneak up unexpectedly. Here are a few I've had:

  • YMCA
  • Who Let The Dogs Out
  • Gilligan's Island
  • Sweet Dreams
And the latest....(drum roll).... is Lay All Your Love On Me by Abba. Which I'd like to pass on to you. (Warning: may call sleeplessness)

 
So what songs stick in your head?