Friday, December 30, 2005

Ear Worms

For the last SIX weeks, I've had Fugue For Tinhorns stuck in my head. It's Driving. Me. Crazy.

I got the horse right here
The name is Paul Revere
And here's a guy that says that the weather's clear
Can do, can do, this guy says the horse can do
If he says the horse can do, can do, can do.

I'm pickin' Valentine, 'cause on the morning line
A guy has got him figured at five to nine
Has chance, has chance, this guy says the horse has chance
if he says the horse has chance, has chance, has chance

But look at Epitaph. he wins it by a half
According to this here in the Telegraph
"Big Threat" - "Big Threat"
This guy calls the horse "Big Threat"
If he calls the horse "Big Threat",
Big Threat, Big Threat.

And now, the semi-alternative radio station I listen to - The River - is playing some more ear worms.

Brick House by The Commodores
Can't Touch This by M.C. Hammer
We're Having A Party by Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

What songs give you ear worms?


Nicole P said...

To name a few...

Darkbuster (local punk act)- Motown or Rudy.

Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues/Don't Take Your Guns to Town

Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit

Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers

Beatles - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Kerri. said...

At Last - Etta James

Whip It - Devo

Part of the Queue - Oasis

Happy Birthday - by, everyone, I think.

Now all of these songs are cacophonously competing in my brain.

Penny Ratzlaff said...

Another One Bites the Dust by Queen

Respect-Aretha Franklin

Celebrate Good Times- Kool and the Gang

Do You Love Me?- I don't know who it's by but they play it in the movie Dirty Dancing (yes, that movie is one of my guilty pleasures)

Anonymous said...

Do You Love Me is the Contours. I love that movie, too.

All during the week before Christmas my main earworm was "Merry Christmas from the Family" by Robert Earl Keen. And there is a song that was used as a "love theme" or something on my soap that was playing so often both on the show and on Radio KHED that I finally googled it to find out who it was (Michael Broussard, "Hope for Me Yet").

Happy New Year!

Penny Ratzlaff said...

Merry Christmas From the Family is a very funny song. I haven't heard it in a long time though.

Jess said...

The damn song from Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang.

'Chitty chitty bang bang we love you!
Bang bang chitty chitty bang bang
our fine four fendered friend
bang bang chitty chitty bang bang
our fine four fendered friend.'

The Boy looooves this movie.
I am buying stock in migraine medicine.

Ellen said...

Rutzi Shmulik (Run, Shmulik is calling you) by Ariel Zilber (loved that song when I lived in Israel in the 1970s and I'm stuck in a time warp) :-)

Mi Yimalel - a chanukah favorite

Shamayim (Sky) - Boaz Sharabi

Chanele Habetula (Hanah the Virgin) Tzlilei Hakerem

Daughters - John Mayer

Let it Rain - Jon Bon Jovi/Luciano Pavarotti

Allison said...

I suppose I should consider myself lucky in that I have very limited sound retention. That means that I can't remember sound very well. I can remember some things- my parents voices, occasional lyrics from songs, the sound of my best friend saying my name. But it's very limited. Although I love concerts and the atmosphere, it's almost pointless because I can't remember what most of the songs sound like once I leave unless I listen to the songs again. If I'm listening to the song, I can remember watching them perform and what it was like.

My memories are like silent movies. It sucks most of the time, but on the bright side, no Ear Worms.

Erica said...

The song from the beginning of Sleeping Beauty (dd's new fav) when the villagers are coming to the castle for a celebration:
Hail to the king
Hail to the queen
Hail to the prin-cess A-roooor-a!

I wish I had a much cooler earworm...

SUPERMOM said...

I think my youngest daughter has this affliction. It is Jan 6 and she is still singing around the house
"It's Christmas once again in Honolulu,
There is not a snow flake to be found,
No snow men no sleigh rides, like you see in a Christmas card,
OH but we got a lot of Christmas in our hearts."

Mind you she complains the most about life in hawaii. Maybe its all an act and she really loves it here. At least she isn't still stuck on the Hawaiian 12 days of Christmas. ( A real scream). I guess we don't listen to cool music either.