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Stuck-in-your-head songs.

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Have you ever gotten a song stuck in your head, for no apparent reason? I'm not talking about a song that you've heard, or that someone else has mentioned, and now you can't get rid of it. I mean a song that just pops into your head, even though you haven't heard it in over a month or so.

I last listened to my OBCR of Camelot maybe in mid-October. And yet, last night at work my head started singing "I Loved You Once In Silence". (My head does a great imitation of Julie Andrews' voice.) Why that song or that musical, I don't know. (Maybe it has something to do with the fact that whenever someone asks for Camel Lights, I start singing {silently, of course} "Camelliiiiights! Camelliiiiights! I'd like a pack of Camel Lights." :roll: )

I know this sort of thing has happened to me before. So I was wondering: Does this sort of thing happen to any of you fine/weird people?
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Oh, yes...

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This happens to me every day! I ALWAYS have some song running through my head. Today, for some unknown reason, it's "Some Enchanted Evening." In particular, the Jay and the Americans version. Don't ask me why. Tomorrow it will be a different one. :682:

One recurring one is "Woo-Hoo" by the Rock-a-Teens. You know..there is a cover version of it on all the Vonage comercials. "Woo-hoo----woo-hoo-hoo..." THAT one! It's just so darn catchy!:D
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I've always got one or another in my head

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Today it was Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade and I blame another member of these boards for that. :wink: :P
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GEE!

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fiona wrote:Today it was Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade and I blame another member of these boards for that. :wink: :P
That's strange..."Merry Christmas Everybody" by Slade is running through MY head today, as well! What a coincidence! :P :D
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Today...

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...it's "Image of a Girl" by the Safaris. I heard it as i was getting ready for work and it's stuck in my head for the day now. Good song, though...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqD3uyQr-vc
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I Want to Come Over by Melissa Etheridge...

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It's been playing in my head ever since it came on Sirius radio this morning. I like it.


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What Does it Take (To Win Your Love) - Junior Walker...

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...and the All Stars. I LOVE this song and it's been playing in my head ALL DAY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y4UK8SCByI
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Wild, Wild West by The Escape Club...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23nqInkEDTc

The next song on my Media play list... :17091:
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"Maybe" by Emma Bunton

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I brought this one out of the collection a week ago and am still listening to the CD now. I honestly believe that she should put The Spice GIrls way behind her and carry on as a solo artist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV9LiJzz ... re=related
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Some Velvet Morning - Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood

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I played a bunch of old records last night and this one has stuck with me all day today...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb-SVPJM4L4
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Re: Hazy Shade of Winter by the Bangles

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFRx4PkXeVM

I heard it this morning and now I can't get it out of my head.
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Often, the song that plays in my head is Somethin' Stupid...

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...by Frank (and Nancy) Sinatra. They billed it as a duo, but Nancy does little more than backing vocals. I think they could have left Nancy's part out completely, and done just fine. But someone in the record company probably thought that Nancy would bring in the younger crowd (since she had a hit with "These Boots Are Made For Walking") and they'd have a hit.

I'd like to hear the song with just Frankie's voice. But unless someone can/will electronically remove Nancy from it, I guess the closest we'll come to hearing a Frank Sinatra solo of "Somethin' Stupid" is if Frank Jr records it. (Are ya listening, Junior?)
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For several months (maybe over a year!),...

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...I've had a song that runs through now and then. The problem is that I don't remember the name nor any lyrics. It's just a phrase or two of the melody. Google, and other search engines are fine for searching something that you have words for. If I type "My boat sails stormy seas. Battles oceans filled with tears.", they'll tell me that's from the Moody Blues' "For My Lady". If I type in "Whistler's Mother", I learn that the actual title of the painting is "Arrangement in Black and Gray, No. 1". But I can't exactly type in "Da da DAH daaaaahh, da-da daaaaahhhhhh" and expect any of them to recognize it. Even if I used my music writer program and put the notes "on paper", would any search engine have such stuff in their database?

For all I know, it may be something that the latent composer in me came up with. (Highly unlikely.) But the few people I've subjected to it -- I mean, that I've hummed it to -- don't recognize it. All I can tell you (with words) is that it seems to be a waltz. And even realizing that much took me a month or so of thinking about the song itself.

Very frustrating.
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Re: For several months (maybe over a year!),...

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PapaMouse wrote:. But I can't exactly type in "Da da DAH daaaaahh, da-da daaaaahhhhhh"
You've got me repeating it to myself all the time but it's not ringing any bells unless it's something like "The Blue Danube" which I don't think it is.

If you discover the mystery will you please let me know so I can stop saying it out loud to myself and trying to figure it out? :lol:
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One Day of Your Life - Andy Williams

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It's a nice enough little song (Andy Williams songs are always "nice".), even if it is essentially asking for a one-night-stand. But it's been stuck in my head for over a week, and nothing I do will get rid of it. I've tried humming/singing other earworm-likely songs -- even out loud! -- to no avail.
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