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What makes that song stick in our head?
« on: 18/08/2008 21:21:49 »
Why do we sometimes have songs that just seem to keep playing over and over in our heads and seem to be only parts?

Most the time they are really annoying songs, other times they are great songs, and other times they just sorta pop in there and you have no clue why. You'd think they'd be in there because of osmething that just happened in your life, or something like that, but it never seems to be that way.

Does anyone know?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 18/08/2008 22:02:26 »
I can't remember why it is, but Neily started a thread about that very same thing a long time ago.. I will see if I can find it for you!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 19/08/2008 02:10:29 »
Go figure Neil and starting random topics like this one haha. I'll go look thanks Karen
 

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« Reply #3 on: 19/08/2008 06:16:08 »
Your welcome.. I have not found it yet either.. but I know its here somewhere..
 

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« Reply #4 on: 19/08/2008 17:58:26 »
The Germans have a good word for this phenomenon "ohrwurm".
 
 

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« Reply #5 on: 19/08/2008 21:23:04 »
 

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« Reply #6 on: 19/08/2008 21:42:41 »
Haha, no Doc, thatj ust bothers me. It don't stay in my head..ha
 

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« Reply #7 on: 19/08/2008 21:52:48 »
Earworms List
 
"The Playlist From Hell"

Chiliís (Baby Back Ribs)
Who Let the Dogs Out?
We Will Rock You
Kit-Kat bar jingle
Mission Impossible Theme
YMCA
Whomp, There It Is
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Itís a Small World After All 

http://www.business.uc.edu/earworms/top10

Kylie's "I should be so lucky" is missing.
« Last Edit: 20/08/2008 10:45:20 by RD »
 

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« Reply #8 on: 24/08/2008 00:44:04 »
You mean like this?
hee hee hee,,, lol hee hee hee,,,..He reminds me of my older brother when he was about 10 years old! LOL...
 

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« Reply #9 on: 24/08/2008 00:46:21 »
Earworms List
 
"The Playlist From Hell"

Chiliís (Baby Back Ribs)
Who Let the Dogs Out?
We Will Rock You
Kit-Kat bar jingle
Mission Impossible Theme
YMCA
Whomp, There It Is
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Itís a Small World After All 

http://www.business.uc.edu/earworms/top10

Kylie's "I should be so lucky" is missing.

I love the list and those are catchy tunes agreed.. LOL..hee hee.. Very good RD!
 

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« Reply #10 on: 24/08/2008 01:02:14 »
On a similar theme...

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By Alan Connor
BBC News Magazine 

David Gray has lambasted American interrogators for allegedly using his music to help extract information from internees in Iraq...

This is not the first we've heard of familiar recordings being used in the "war on terror" - in 2003, Rick Hoffman, a veteran of US psy-ops - "psychological operations" - talked to the BBC about the use of tunes from Sesame Street and Barney The Dinosaur to break the will of Iraqi captives.

And recent reports have added Eminem, the Bee Gees and Neil Diamond to the roster reluctantly referred to by David Gray as "Guantanamo Greatest Hits".
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7495175.stm

Neil Diamond, now that's what I call music cruel and unusual punishment  :),

Neil's "Sweet Caroline" should be on the earworms list.
« Last Edit: 24/08/2008 01:06:50 by RD »
 

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« Reply #11 on: 24/08/2008 01:07:28 »
I like Neil Diamond and Barney... Well.. Barney may be stretching it but the kiddo's love him!!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 24/08/2008 04:40:07 »
You mean like this?

Ugh!  My daughter used to sing that to me.  I hate that song! [xx(] [:(!]
 

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