Stuck in your Head 48

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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 . . .


Billy had “Moonshadow” stuck in his head.  He had a flashback to 7th grade when his English teacher played in class.  To this day, he cannot recall why the teacher did it.

The song “Moonshadow” was written by Brit singer/songwriter and musician Cat Stevens.  It first dropped as a UK single in 1970.  It was included on his 1971 US platter Teaser and the Firecat.

“The Last Cowboy”

Jen G. recently said she had the new indie track “The Last Cowboy” stuck in her head for an entire day.  The song was written by singer/songwriter Helene Cronin.  It’s off her exceptional new platter titled Old Ghosts & Lost Causes (reviewed by your rockin’ writer right here).  Check it out now if you haven’t already!

“Lemon Tree”

Joan contributes the earworm “Lemon Tree.”  She heard her boyfriend singing it and when she woke up the next morning it was stuck in her head.  This folk song was written by Will Holt sometime in the 1950s.

It has since been recorded by several different artists.  This version is by Peter, Paul, and Mary.  It’s off their eponymous 1962 album.


“Joe Mama” submitted the earworm  “TNT” by the rock band AC/DC.  It was co-written by band members Bon Scott, Angus Young, and Malcolm Young.  The tune was first released in 1975.  It’s the titular track from Australian album T.N.T. and was also included on the  international version of High Voltage.

“Candy Man”

Felicia had the song “Candy Man” stuck in her head for weeks.  The song became her personal earworm after hearing it play on someone’s smartphone.  “Candy Man” was written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse for the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.  This version is off Sammy Davis Junior’s 1972 release Sammy Davis Jr. Now.  

Bonus Earworm

Old classics, new indie tracks or pop 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!