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Every morning your rascally writer rises to greet the day. He stumbles into the bathroom, drops his Justice League jammy bottoms, steps into the shower and soon finds himself singing Led Zeppelin’s “Dancin’ Days.” It’s not even his favorite Led Zep tune!
Nevertheless, the song remains stuck in his head until he does the only thing he can to clear it out. He sings the entire theme song to either “The Flintstones” or “Gilligan’s Island.” He finds some comfort in the fact that he is not alone. Suffering from earworms is not an uncommon occurrence. This continuing series was born from the concept that misery loves company. Now hear this . . .
“Gonna Buy Me a Rainbow”
A shy, previous contributor submitted “Gonna Buy Me A Rainbow.”
“Gonna Buy Me a Rainbow” is a song by Meg and the Griffins. It’s from the “Family Guy” episode titled “Don’t Make Me Over.” Voice actress Mila Kunis who plays Meg was replaced by Tara Strong since Kunis claims she’s a poor singer.
“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”
A contributor whose name was “accidentally deleted” had Mozart stuck in his head thanks to watching the 1987 movie Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Cut to Lex Luthor on a road gang. It appears as if Luthor has a pseudo-zen rock garden going.
He finds a sunflower and tucks it into a button hole as he whistles the opening movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Later as Superman returns the escaped and recaptured Luthor to the prison rock quarry, one of the prisoners looks up and shouts, “Hey, Mozart’s back!” In spontaneous unison, they all begin whistling Mozart.
“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” is by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1787.
The late, great Carmen Gonzales contributed this earworm: Bob Lind’s “Elusive Butterfly.”
“Elusive Butterfly” The song was originally released in 1966. It first appeared on the late folk musician and singer/songwriter’s album Don’t Be Concerned on the Fontana record label. It was reportedly a prominent track on that platter.
“Cheryl” had “Free Fallin’” by Tom Petty stuck in her head.
“Free Fallin’” was written by the late, great singer-songwriter and guitarist Tom Petty. It originally appeared on his 1989 solo album Full Moon Fever. (Your rockin’ writer was literally moving in to California as they were wrapping up the video shoot and drove in right under the sky-written created for the video. )
“Stand up! Stand up for Jesus”
“William” confessed: “I was watching a play by Shakespeare on TV and I suddenly found myself singing: ‘Standup! Stand up for Jesus’ and seeing visions of Steve Martin dressed as a preacher dancing in my head. Weird.”
“Stand up! Stand up for Jesus” was co-written by George Duffield and Adam Geibel (This nontraditional version of the traditional hymn is by Carlene Davis.)
Hymns, classical cuts, TV tunes and rock hits. You never know what could get stuck in your head. Do you have any annoying earworms? Care to share? We’re here for you. Let us know what’s stuck in your head in the comments section and we just might share it right here!