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Earworm meme

I ganked this meme (sort of...mostly...) from the Home Page. Mainly because I'm bored & stuck at work all day with nothing to do since all of our clients have the day off. Lovely.

The Writer's Block prompt of the day reads:

German has a word for everything, like ohrwurm. Translated literally as "earworm" in English, it's the word for songs that get stuck in your head and won't go away. What earworm of a song do you most dread burrowing into your head?

I listed the 10 songs that get stuck in continuous loop in my head all time. What are yours?


1. "That Smell" by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Yes, I know this song was written about the alcohol-related car accident of one of the members of the group, as well as the band's continued descent into drugs & alcohol. But THAT DAMN CHORUS. I hate this song with the passion of 927,647 burning EasyBake oven. It was on the radio when I started my car this morning and the 5 seconds I heard before I was able to punch the scan button ARE STILL STUCK IN MY BRAIN!!! I'm seriously about ready to start banging my head on my desk.


Ooooh that smell
Can't you smell that smell
Ooooh that smell
The smell of death surrounds you


2. "Bootylicious" by Beyonce or Destiny's Child or who-the-hell-ever. When this song was at the peak of its popularity, it never bothered me. Now, whenever I hear it, I know I'll be hearing it in my head for days. I had it on my mind all night last night for the plain & simple fact that Kim Freaking Kardashian was on the finale of Dancing With the Stars last night.

3. "Decode" by Paramore. OMG IT'S THE TWILIGHT SONG EEEEEEEEEEE!!!!1111 It still sucks. I don't care if there's like 2 seconds of Carlisle (*sigh*) in the video, it needs to STOP!!!

4. "Wookin' Pa' Nub" by Eddie Murphy as Buckwheat. I have no idea. Please don't judge.

5. Any & All Reba McIntire Songs. I am not a big country fan. I haven't listened to Reba music (on purpose) for a decade. Don't get me wrong, I loved her TV show, but that doesn't prevent me from wanting to gouge her eyes out when I wake up in the middle of the night with one of her random songs stuck in my brain for no reason. (And it doesn't help that I don't know more than 2 lines from any of her songs so the repetitiveness gets super-extra repetitive.)

6. "Help!" by the Beatles. I flove the Beatles, I flove this song, so it's not so bad when this one earworms it's way into my brain. The only downside is that I know all the words, so this earworm is longer than most.

7. "Lips of an Angel" by Hinder. The woman that sits catty-corner from me at work sings this damn song all the time. I've never been a fan of the song and her singing certainly does it no favors, so it always ends up being her shrill voice that's singing it in my brain. Makes me want to chuck my stapler at her.

8. "Pocketful of Sunshine" by Natasha Beningfield. Yeah, it's a cute & bouncy song, though a bit perky. And I don't like perky. So you can imagine how torturous the line "I got a pocket/got a pocket full of sunshine" gets in about...oh, 30 seconds.

9. "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega. You know the part: da..da..da..da..da..da..da..da, etcccccccccc. Is it stuck in *your* head yet? ;)

10. "Mambo #5" by Lou Bega. Now I like mambo songs, but the endless list of girl's names makes me want to scream. Couple that with the fact that I know this woman who believes the song is all about her since her name is mentioned in the song. Which means she sings it a lot. Which means it gets stuck in my head a lot.


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