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Started by CaptainBlack on Oct 22, 2020 10:11:00 AM
What's your earworm today?

Those tunes that mysteriously pop into your head and take up residence.

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CaptainBlack - 22 Oct 2020 10:12:19 (#1 of 715)

For some reason, today mine are 'Wondrous Stories' by Yes (having heard it on POTP the other week) and 'Breakfast in America' by Supertramp.

I have no particular liking for either of these songs.

HouseOfLametta - 22 Oct 2020 10:17:36 (#2 of 715)

I've got Lovechild by the Supremes, which could be worse, but it's been THREE DAYS.

Cordelia - 22 Oct 2020 10:19:30 (#3 of 715)

Johnny Cash - One. Mostly because it's the track that was playing as I de-headphoned on arrival at work.

Tagyourit - 22 Oct 2020 10:23:08 (#4 of 715)

Horse with no Name as it was on the radio this morning. However I am annoying LadyTag by singing it, in a black country accent, as "I've been through Dudley on a bus with no name". I think she's close to throwing something at me...

Antimatter - 22 Oct 2020 10:24:35 (#5 of 715)

'These Eyes' by The Guess Who. No idea why, I just like the chords.

HouseOfLametta - 22 Oct 2020 10:31:16 (#6 of 715)

#3 is it getting better?

carterbrandon - 22 Oct 2020 10:33:05 (#7 of 715)

I've had Rat Trap for weeks. It's not as if I ever liked it, or them.

deadmanwalking23 - 22 Oct 2020 10:35:47 (#8 of 715)

I was listening to Magic FM the other week and have had Baker Street and Terence Trent Derby's Sign Your Name in my head ever since.

Agaliarept - 22 Oct 2020 10:40:17 (#9 of 715)

I Don't Care Anymore by Phil Collins.

Stupid Los Santos Rock Radio on GTAV. It's followed me round so much that I've found myself putting on a few Phil numbers on Spotify last night while cooking.

Catspyjamas17 - 22 Oct 2020 10:52:39 (#10 of 715)

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves thanks to what someone said on Facebook plus talk of Gypsy Tart on the Bake off thread.

surferboogiewhatever - 22 Oct 2020 10:58:39 (#11 of 715)

The first movement of Beethoven's 7th Symphony. TBF this is because I played it over and over on YouTube the other day, because I was annoyed with myself for never being able to remember how it went, when I know the other movements fairly well.

Before that (and I feel a bit guilty saying this because it annoyed me a lot when I had it): Kokomo by (what was left of) the Beach Boys.

HouseOfLametta - 22 Oct 2020 11:08:34 (#12 of 715)

Bermuda, Bahama, come on, pretty Mama.

coshipi - 22 Oct 2020 11:19:37 (#13 of 715)

Nowhere Man.

downbuzz - 22 Oct 2020 11:34:40 (#14 of 715)

I've got Kokomo too now. Better than Chicago's Your the Inspiration which it replaced.

Cordelia - 22 Oct 2020 12:40:42 (#15 of 715)

And now it's Springsteen's The River as I have just read Alexis Petridis' review of his new album.

uranrising - 22 Oct 2020 12:47:19 (#16 of 715)

Played this to a friend, and it earwormed for a while.

From 1980, Sue Wilkinson's You Gotta be a Hustler if You Want to Get On.

Usually not my field and it's quirkiness and earwormness got me. Love the rocking accompaniment and later, the sudden brief silences, which add to the attraction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT0T6ErJEJU&

CaptainBlack - 22 Oct 2020 14:19:48 (#17 of 715)

I believe it was originally You Gotta be a Scrubber if You Want to Get On but was changed on the insistence of the BBC.

carterbrandon - 22 Oct 2020 14:24:23 (#18 of 715)

Heh. Scrubber. I remember in 1983 being told that the fun new word 'slapper' had been invented. It seems that it quickly achieved the total replacement of its predecessor.

CaptainBlack - 22 Oct 2020 14:31:21 (#19 of 715)

I take the term 'slapper' to mean mutton dressed as lamb. 'Scrubber' is (or was) a woman of loose virtue, with the implication that wanting sex was BAD. I'm so glad we don't use such mysogynist terms anymore.

uranrising - 22 Oct 2020 14:32:52 (#20 of 715)

It's actually an earworm entirely because of the music.

Amazing, I know.

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