Wednesday, May 11, 2011

On earworm music

My dear 6 readers, I am having a mental breakdown. I have not been able to get this one song out of my head for the last week. I won't punish you by embedding a video, but let's just say the artist's name rhymes with Cyley Myrus and the song includes accounts of raising one's arms, vocally making music, and throwing shindigs in America. I don't know anything other than the chorus, which makes it all the worse.

Once, in freshman year of high school, I got a Morrisey song stuck in my head for 8 months. It was awful and kind of hilariously ironic... "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get." I haven't heard it since and I never want to.

This morning in order to flush my brain of Cyley Myrus's painful wailing, I looked up the thing I've been avoiding for a good month: Rebecca Black's "Friday." Oh, it is terrible. That poor girl. Why is she just listing the days that come after Friday? Oh, honey, no. So I thought, "Perfect! I'll have a stupid song in my head to replace the first one but since I don't hear this one everywhere I go it won't stick too long."

Wrong. Every time I try to recall the melody of "Friday" I have Cyley Myrus waving her arms in the air and having a shindig in America!

7 comments:

  1. Alvin swears that singing the Flintstones theme is guaranteed to remove even the most stubborn earworm.

    If that fails, this is a song that I enjoy having stuck in my head: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYws8biwOYc

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  2. Maybe this will help:

    http://youtu.be/E1t3npMeHnA

    "gonna grab my bowl, gonna have some cereal"

    I love Stephen Colbert.

    Or, for another fun ear worm:

    http://youtu.be/1GaKaGwch0U

    ... which will make Rebecca Black more palatable.

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  3. You could also go with the original:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0&NR=1&feature=fvwp

    Either way any other song yer thinking of will be gone and replaced with this one.

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  4. This is hilarious karma for you leaving that Cyley Myrus song on my voicemail!

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  5. I have Adele's Rolling in the Deep on continuous loop - been about 2 weeks now. Harry's contention is that if you know all the words you can stop it, but I'm not sure that's true.

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  6. http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/26/deja-vu-on-jimmy-fallon-a-fake-neil-young-gets-some-familiar-support/?src=twrhp

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