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Earworms.

Discussion in 'Music' started by Gramaisc, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Coincidentally, @Mikinton has recently mentioned the earworm phenomenon -

    - and Radio 3 has just broadcast Earworms, where Tom Service and Jarvis Cocker discuss the whole thing.

    For many years, an isolated use of the word 'Gold' would produce days of Spandau Ballet in the background of my waking hours. I seem, however, to have recently had a complete clean-out of my earworm locker, as 'Gold' has been replaced by a selection of about ten songs which I first heard in November. I even wake up these days with a random one of them playing in my head.

    This was this morning's wake-up call.



    Whatever the hell it is about....
     
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    I can think of no reason for it but this tune will often be my personal lift music.



    That would be lift as in otis.
     
  4. Gramaisc

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    What's got six legs and a handbag?




    One of the earliest jokes that I can remember.
     
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    Not really an earworm, but one I find myself singing in my head every now and then - The Pennsylvania Polka. Just under a year ago I made the mistake of looking it up, and for the next few weeks found it difficult to shake off.

     
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    Had "Windmills of your Mind" going round my head for a couple of weeks. Seems sort of appropriate for an earworm.
     
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    This 1 drives me crazy, I only have to hear the opening bars and it's in my head all day.
     
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    This week's earworm, and I expect for a few weeks to come, ..... "Puttin' on the Ritz".



     
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    I popped into the station on Sunday morning, to buy a ticket for later in the day, to avoid buying it in a hurry later.

    Where the queue for the counter would be is a sign saying "Walk This Way".

    It was very difficult to approach the counter without being in time to this...

     
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    Can you have eyeworms?

     
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    Probably a strange one for an 'earworm' but I often have this going through my head :

     
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    It could've been worse. It could've been this version.

     
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    Americans will claim anything, originally an English folk song.
     
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    Yes, I was aware this started life as an English folk song and that the Americans 'stole it' - but didn't we nick Rock n' Roll off them ?
     
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    This week's earworm (or at least the chorus is). And I'm not sure why, though I suspect it was played in an episode of "Better Call Saul" which I've been watching recently.

     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Been watching too much rugby.

     
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  20. Gramaisc

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    Saw them in Newport.
     
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    Probably brought on by the line "Our president's crazy. Did you hear what he said."
     

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