I was discussing the subject of annoying songs getting stuck in one's head with someone recently and she brought up one that has remained stuck in my brain for over a week now.
I think that for a song to remain stuck it has to have a certain level of fromage, so that it's somewhat horribly fascinating, like a car wreck, but also have a good pop hook or two, so that it remains stuck.
The song this lady mentioned was "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" by Elton John with Kiki Dee. Both cheesy and hooky. "Ooh hoo, nobody knows it."
In our discussion I said that a song won't remain stuck for too long if you only know a few of the words, because you get tired of it. Knowing more than the chorus or one verse gives your distracted brain much more to play with. Unfortunately, I emailed her the lyrics to it, to hopefully get back at her for putting it in my head, but it backfired, when I made the tragic mistake of reading them. Aaaarrrgghh!
A more recent song that remained stuck for me was "Barbie Girl", especially because I put the name of a friend in and started singing it to her. "C'mon Barbie, let's go party! Ooh hoo hoo hoo!"
Another big one to get stuck in my vacuous mind was "Safety Dance" from the '80s. "You can dance if want to ..." My brother mentioned a TV spoof he had seen where they replaced the word dance with whatever the character happened to be doing and he started doing the same. And so did I. "You can post if you want to, you can post all night and day."
So what song do you get stuck in your head?
Anyone who wants the lyrics to "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" can PM me.
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