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SamL
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posted 01 May 2002 03:23 PM      Profile for SamL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Annoying or not, what songs do you find often get stuck in your head.

For me it is one of the songs that my music class is playing for my cadet corps inspection. I've had it in my head for 2 weeks!

What's the record for time song is stuck in your head?


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QuikSilver
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posted 01 May 2002 03:37 PM      Profile for QuikSilver     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Macarena .... 3 years!! (shudder)
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from the mouths of babes
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posted 01 May 2002 08:00 PM      Profile for from the mouths of babes     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Any song that my marching band has in its repertoire I intentionally get stuck in my head to memorise it.. so I've got Get Ready For This for the third year in a row in my head. AHHHHH!

Other longstanders: Copland's Simple Gifts, Dvorak's New World, Amazing Grace, Williams's Far And Away (x2) the whole of De Meij's LOTR, Hawaii 5-0, Wrangler, Washington Post, Salsa Man, Amparito Roca.......... Yah, I'm patheteric.

BTW, Sam, what instrument do you play? I'm on T/Sax, and I love it.


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SamL
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posted 01 May 2002 08:40 PM      Profile for SamL     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Percussion, ubt I do percussion concert style - I'll either play snare, or bass, or cymbal. . .etc. Firstly, I believe that that makes more sense in a concert band setting, and second, I'm not co-ordinated enough to do all at once.

But right now, I am playing mostly mallet percussion (vibraphone or bells, but this is transferable to xylophone, marimba, glockenspiel, chimes, etc.)

But it doesn't help me to play Colonel Bogey, Advance Guard, General Salute, British Grenadiers, the Royal Anthem, and the Nat'l Anthem any better, because these songs which have been alternatingly stuck in my head for weeks: the band plays them at our inspection. I'm on parade, not playing. So I have these stuck in my head for nothing.

Inspection is tomorrow. I'm hoping for, and have a high chance for: Best 1st year cadet, the Royal Grenadiers Trophy (marksmanship), and my plt. is almost guaranteed the Best plt. trophy, so it should be fun.

Da da da da da daaaa dadadaa, da da daaa, daa, dadadadadaaaaaaaaa. . .

Still stuck in my head!


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nonsuch
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posted 01 May 2002 11:04 PM      Profile for nonsuch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If I Were a Rich Man from Fiddler on the Roof can get stuck for days.
I usually counter with Feelings (ruined forever by Carol Burnett) or the love theme from Nightmare Before Christmas.

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markhoffchaney
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posted 02 May 2002 03:57 AM      Profile for markhoffchaney     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Pink, "I'm coming home so you better get this party started." I read that line on another thread and it wedged into my pea brain like a stone in my shoe.
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Jacob Two-Two
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posted 02 May 2002 05:03 AM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Poor Quicksilver. God, I pity you.

Songs get stuck in my head constantly -I'm practically always singing to myself. The worst (or best, depending on how you look at it) are musicals. For months I sang the entire score of "Pirates of Penzance" to myself whenever my brain wasn't otherwise occupied, to cite just one example.

Lately it's been "Sharon, Lois, and Bram's travellin' tunes" that pops up unbidden at all sorts of times. Kid's music is all I'm listening to since my baby was born, but I've always loved it so I'm not complaining.


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Michelle
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posted 02 May 2002 08:57 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I find myself humming different parts to songs I've sung in the choir I was in this year. Same little part here and there, over and over and over. It's really wild.

I shouldn't have read this thread. Now I have Macarena in my head.

I just bought a Cake CD, and I keep mentally hearing the chorus to "Italian Leather Sofa". I often get the last song I heard in my mind. I'll be humming something, and I'll think, "What made me think of that?" Then I'll go to the CD player, which, for some reason hasn't been on in a few days, and sure enough, I'll have stopped the CD on that song, or I'll have stopped the cassette tape at that song.

Also, little ditties get in my head. I linked to a page with parodies of well-known songs, reworded with funny lyrics about philosophy, and I've had "Supererogationisticextraobligation" (to the tune of "Supercalifragalisticexpialadocious") and "Readin' Kripke" (the the tune of "Makin' Whoopie") in my head for days now. With the NEW lyrics, not the original. Sigh. The tunes are just too catchy, I'm afraid.


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Pimji
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posted 02 May 2002 10:47 PM      Profile for Pimji   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The "Woe hoe-hoe hoe" from that stupid song Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting. One guy sang it out at work two days ago, and now we're all doing it.
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