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October 04, 2005



I'm the same way, only it's with stand-up. I'll be reciting either something from Pablo Francisco, or singing something from Sam Kinison like his version of Wild Thing...

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You're not obsessed or psychotic (and I will not call you Al), those songs are simply the soundtrack to your life. Congratulations, you've got a very well-rounded playlist.

But I do feel your pain. My song is "Can't Help Lovin' That Man" from Showboat. Every time I'm at a party/in a bar and someone asks me to sing, my friends invariably roll their eyes because they just KNOW what's coming. It's my standby tune, and when it's not coming out of my mouth it's usually running through my head. "Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly..."


I hear you clucking big chicken. It happens to me ALL the time....and there are certain songs, when I hear them on the radio, I'm like "OH NO!", because it will stick in my head all day long. If I'm not singing it - I'm whistling it. And I don't even realize I'm doing it! "Behind these Hazel Eyes" does it to me all the time, as does "More than a Feeling"... It's weird, isnt it??


come to think of it i've had the song 'flower' by liz phair in my head for like 10 years...shit, is that my soundtrack??

(what, no html in your comments...guffaw...www.girlspoke.com/Flower.mp3 )


Stubby-- I know what you mean. I think can repeat Eddie Murphy's "Delirious" and "Raw" verbatim.

AW-- Your life has a set list. Brilliant. Other songs that I contantly sing: "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" and "My Girl".

Rebecca-- "I hear you clucking big chicken." !!! Never heard that one! Haha!

Meme-- No HTML round here, thank you. D/Ling your soundtrack now.

OC girl

I am the queen of songs stuck in my head... although I also am the queen of deciding I have a new fav song and listening to that song and that song only for the following four days. Wonder how it gets stuck in my head... hmmm....

I also am of strong belief that if you pass the song onto someone else's auto-repeat-in-the-head-track, then you have a better chance of getting it out of yours.


DAMMIT, AJ! You know the way songs get in my head? When I ONLY HEAR A PART of them.

Now that dumb song is in my head too. And I don't know why, but it makes me want to rollerskate backwards.

You just gave me like FIVE earworms...but if you think THAT is going to be enough to distract me, think again.


Damn your eyes, AJ!

That Valli song is back in my head. I knew a girl who always...ALWAYS...had to play that in her car when the group went out drinking. This was back in the college days when boozing was a sport. So now I think on those times whenever I hear that farking song.

Is not so bad really.

The Simon song reminds me of a funny Chevy Chase. A long, long time ago.

I'll get songs and bits of movie dialogue stuck in my head for weeks even years on end.

I have a hive of earwigs in my head.


AJ, two words...."Shaving Cream..." ;-)


I love "call me al".... I had to play that one through twice..


Songs that will inexplicably wind up stuck in my head: "Colors of the Wind" (I don't even LIKE that song!), "I'm a Believer," "Sweet Home Alabama," and "Blowin' in the Wind."


OCG-- Sure. Inflict someone ELSE with your pain so you can be rid of it. Sounds jusssssst like you.

Helena-- The only way I'm going to distract you is to introduce you to a cute boy. I'm working on it.

Groonk-- Chevy Chase was HYSTERICAL in that video. Still one of my favorite vids of all time.

Lucky-- Ben E. Bell!

CMHL-- So did I. ;-)

K-- I'M A BELIEVER!!! Aaaahhhhh! Noooooo... "then i saw her face..." DAMN YOU.


You don't even know how badly I have this problem! Songs will stick for years! Songs that I'm not particularly proud to sing outloud! Barry Manilow earns a particular high rating with a few songs! "
Her name was Lola...She was a showgirl", not to mention Roy Orbison with "Crying" and of course there is always "Strangers in the Night" which comes out EVERY SINGLE TIME I SHOWER. I can't stop it...And now...NOW I will be singing "You can call me Al" for weeks!


I hate that song.

But you can call me Betty.


La la la la la....Oh what a night! Late December back in 63 what a very special time for me... what a lady what a night!

I love that song!!! And NOW I have an "ear worm"....it shall be in my brain when I wake up and I shall be humming it all night...Thanks....

It's almost as if Stacy got to you to get to me!!! He does that to me all the time....His Nihilistic Propensity

Special Sauce


And I haaaaate that song. But it beats what I had stuck in my head upon waking this morning. The Law & Order theme music. And not the entire song, mind you, but one 10 second loop, incessantly repeating. I've only been awake for a half hour and already I want to kill someone or arrest someone, I haven't decided which...


OH MY GOSH! Thanks for sharing AL!

It's wierd that you mentioned "If I only had a brain".

Sunday I was walking around the house singing

The wind began to switch.
The house - to twitch.
And suddendly the hinges started to unhitch.
Just then, a witch,
to satisfy an itch,
went flying on her broomstick thumbing for a hitch.
And OHHHH what happened then was rich......

Ding dong the witch is dead, witch old witch, the wicked witch,
ding dong the wicked witch is dead.
She's gone where the goblins go below below below....

When I was younger, at this point in the song, my sis and I would say

YOU HO, Let's open up and sing, and ring the bells out.

I still think they say YOU HO. I'm sure they don't but I don't know the real words.

My husband who never sings, then picked up on it and I caught him several times that day humming the tune.

I hope I helped you replace your earbug because I will be singing OH WHAT A NIGHT all day, I'm sure!


I once knew a girl at work who always hummed the same Sinatra song and when I went back to work there, like, four years later ... she was still doing it!

Me? I'm singing the theme song from Malcolm in the Middle all the time now.

"You're not the boss of me .. and you're not so big"


Thanks, AJ. I had gone for two years without Frankie Valli and the four seasons being stuck in my head, but it's been brought back.

Wonderful... Fan-freakin'-tastic, even.


No matter how much we all say that we are different there are many things about us that are exactly alike. We all get songs stuck in our head (even though there are some out there that deny it)

I have 'Remedy' from Seether in my head (my current favorite song). I can get a song from a commercial stuck there for hours and have a hard time falling asleep because I keep replaying it! That is frustrating.

And I like Frankie Valli - Grease!! Love that movie. Chevy Chase in the 'Call Me Al' video - that was the best!!


I don't know who that is, Reeg.

On a different note, I'm totally using "passed around like a joint at a Phish concert" in a sentence today.


Were you alive when that 70's song, "Short people got no reason to live" was a hit? I was a short kid and hated that song. Now, thanks to your flashback post, it's been bopping through my head all morning. I'd like to bop you in the head...but you'd have to pull your pants down...JUST KIDDING.
:) MW


I've had Dwight Yoakam's "Cuz I ain't that lonely yet" stuck in my head since the mid-90's. I think I only heard it once. I don't even like country music! wtf?!


I think you were all trying to work some gig mojo with your singing. Makes me think of that WB campaign last year or the year before featuring all the WB stars.

As for me, sure, I'm in that 50%, but mostly it's loops of small chunks of the song. My playlist varies but "Rescue Me" by Fontella Bass has come up repeatedly over the course of years.

ms. sizzle

i'm with armaedes, that is one phrase i have to borrow.

i seem to always be singing "dream a little dream"- the ella fitzgerald/louis armstrong version. some days i try to impersonate them both. that is when we know it's gonna be "one of those days."

i am a horrible whistler. it's so sad.

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