Stuck in your Head 47

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Series origin

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 . . .

“Seventy-Six Trombones”

A neighborhood crossing guard had “Seventy-Six Trombones” stuck in his head after watching the movie Bernie one too many times. It was the signature song from the 1957 film version of the musical The Music Man. Written by Meredith Wilson, the song was also in the 1962 remake and the 2003 made-for-TV adaptation. 

“I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues”

C. Ross submitted the song “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” by Elton John. “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” was the result of a collaborative effort. John co-composed the music with Davey Johnstone.  

The lyrics were written by Bernie Taupin. It also features guest musician Stevie Wonder on harmonica. It’s originally off the 1983 platter Too Low for Zero.   

“Dancing In The Moonlight”

Scott had “Dancing In The Moonlight” stuck in his head for an entire morning. The song was released as a single in 1972 by the French-American band King Harvest. It was written by Sherman Kelly. Oddly, while it was first recorded in 1970 by Kelly’s band Boffalongo, the King Harvest recording hit number 13 on the famous Billboard Hot 100. 

“Misty Mountain Hop”

 “Washman” says “Misty Mountain Hop” by Led Zep is quite often stuck in his head both while he showers and sometimes when he is driving. (What is it about Led Zep music and being in the shower!?)

“Misty Mountain Hop” is a song by the Brit band Led Zeppelin. It was written by everyone but the drummer and first appeared on their untitled fourth platter in 1971. Despite the alleged J. R. R. Tolkien reference, the song concerns the 1968 “Legalise Pot Rally” in Hyde Park, London where people were busted for possession.  

Theme to “Marine Boy” 

An anonymous contributor had the theme song to “Marine Boy” stuck in his head. Specifically, the 1969 opening theme that actually included lyrics. “Marine Boy” actually one of the first color anime cartoons. (Back then it was called Japanimation. It was dubbed and aired first in the US, Australia, and the UK. In Japan, it was called “Undersea Boy Marine.” 

Bonus Earworm

Songs from musicals, TV tunes, and classic 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!