Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Worm Songs

You know those songs that get into your brain or subconscious and NEVER leave? I can wake up in the middle of the night and still have the same song going around and around. It's aggravating. And it doesn't have to be a new song although it is at the moment. Right now, it's Taylor Swift's Love Song. It is driving me frickin out of my mind. Of course it's not the whole song, just a couple lines of one of the verses. Over and over and over and over ...

We are also having the same phenomena with
Jennifer Juniper by Donovan. One of us will start humming it about Juniper (Juni) the puppy and then we're both tunelessly humming and singing the song. Johnnie has had trouble with Watching You by Rodney Atkins (obviously we listen to a country station most of the time). We've had to turn the radio off many times to avoid constant repetition of the chorus in that song in either one or both of our heads.

Our daughter Erin calls these worm songs because they worm their way into your head and refuse to leave at a decent interval - like three or four minutes later. And with the limited playlists on most popular stations (such as the subject country station) you are liable to hear the same song several times a day.

Furthermore, we're fairly sure that some old songs never die. For example, did Alabama EVER sing anything except Song of the South? Has Tracy Chapman ever done anything except Fast Cars? Seriously folks. While they're just fine songs, they are tiresome after a while. Give us a break so we can give our brains a break! How about Charlie Daniels' Devil Went Down to Georgia? OMG! And even though we've heard them a hundred thousand times, I still mindlessly find myself singing along. Argh!!


Erin said...

I keep waking up in the middle of the night singing random kiddie show theme songs. Recently it's Little Einsteins (We're going on a trip/on our little rocket ship/floating through the sky/it's Little Einsteins) or Higglytown Heroes.

But Taylor Swift's Love Song is definitely a good one.

Oh, and? In the middle of the night, I was walking in my sleep, through the jungle of truth, to the river so deep. In the middle of the night... ;)

Erin said...

Also, before you say it, I'll beat you to it: Roxanne! :)