#1444 – Single

I think my lack of television consumption in the past few years has really helped me avoid this. Commercials and TV theme songs were always my greatest source of ear worms. They don’t seem to have an expiration date though. I’ll see one mentioned somewhere on the internet and for the next 8 hours I hear “In west philadelphia born and raised…”

Today’s Maximumble can’t take it.

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18 thoughts on “#1444 – Single”

  1. Maskman says:

    Ah! The fearsome airplay ninjas strike again!

    There is a song out there that will cure all ear worms. It is truly horrible, so I won’t tell you what it is – ANY ear worm is preferable to that!

  2. Radical Edward says:

    Ahh…Ear worms. I get a nasty case of them, especially if I discover a song with a danceable beat or it’s something that sets the tone for my relaxation.

  3. steve says:

    Now i’m stuck with that song for the next 8 hours :p damnit :p

  4. I get earworms all the time, and I really mean it! I listen to music all the time, and the only exception is when I’m playing video games (and maybe when I sleep, I dunno…). My brain isn’t used to silence, I really have to listen to something!

    The songs that are most prone to getting stuck in my head are songs that I haven’t heard for a long time, but that I still pretty much know by heart. This happens very often with video game music, for example the theme in a Little Big Planet level (“Skating With The King” or something like that) or the background music from various Pokemon games.

    1. S. Aquila says:

      I get the pokemon BG music ear worm all the time. Mostly because I just got White.

      1. Roborat says:

        Really? What colour were you before?

  5. onex says:

    As a child, I used to be able to get rid of an earworm by whispering the lyrics (if the song had any) to a pet. Then I found if I repeated shorter and shorter bits of the song in my head until it became meaningless, I wouldn’t have to think of it any more. That doesn’t work any more, unfortunately.

    I don’t know anything about being born and raised in west Philidelphia.

    1. So you haven’t watched Fresh Prince In Bel Air, then?

      1. onex says:

        A couple times, but I don’t know most of the theme song lyrics, possibly because it wasn’t a show I enjoyed/watched much.

        1. Wha-…? Your picture changed! At first I didn’t read the name, so I thought that it was another person!

  6. kingklash says:

    They can be useful, though. If I hear that somebody once lived in the Bay Area in the 70’s, I might say, “Dublin-Berkely-San Lorenzo….” to see if they add “Cupertino-San Jose.” Even better if they sing it. Old ad jingle for a local chain of stores to help the viewer remember where the locations were.

  7. Starkittens says:

    …I has an ear worm…but… I’ll get rid of it by singing:his is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…

  8. Baughbe says:

    Gilligan’s Island theme played on bagpipes.

    1. Maskman says:

      Or on slide-whistles.

    2. I tried to find that on Youtube, and the closest thing I found was on kitchen pipes (whatever that is). Here is a link to it:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34jqAQKkwOY

  9. Gwid says:

    I tend to get songs stuck in my head if I read their lyrics… Even if I’ve never heard them before. The curse of being able to put a tune to lyrics…
    “In west philadelphia born and raised…” is going to haunt me for the next 24 hours at least.

  10. Captain Bowser says:

    Crush 40 music always get stuck in my head… is that bad?

  11. Radical Edward says:

    @Captain Bowser
    No, my parents are stuck with Crush 40’s Open Your Heart. I ingrained in them when I obsessed over Sonic Adventure coming out on 9-9-99.

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