Stuck in your Head 49

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Every morning your rascally writer rises to greet the day. He stumbles into the bathroom, drops his Justice League jammie 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 phenomenon. This continuing series was born from the concept that misery loves company. Now hear this . . .

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want”

Sheila loves the Rolling Stones so it’s no real surprise that she had their song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” stuck in her head recently. The song first appeared on the band’s 1969 platter titled Let It Bleed. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

“Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)”

“Peter’s Gal” was suffering from the earworm “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! (A Letter From Camp)”. This comedic cut is by Allan Sherman and Lou Busch. It’s off his album My Son, the Nut which dropped in 1963. It is based on letters Sherman received from his son Robert while he was at summer camp.


Mona mentioned the earworm “Money”. It’s a song by the Brit progressive rock group Pink Floyd. It was written by Roger Waters. It first appeared on their iconic, record-breaking 1973 LP The Dark Side of the Moon. The album track has a running time of almost six and a half minutes.


FBF had the song “Aqualung” stuck in his head. It was recorded by the rock band Jethro Tull in 1971. It was co-written by Ian and Jennie Anderson. This is the title track from their 1971 release Aqualung. The song was inspired by a picture of a homeless man who she photographed on the Thames Embankment.

“Heart-Shaped Box”

Scott was preoccupied with the tune “Heart-Shaped Box.” It’s a hit song by the US grunge rock band Nirvana. The track was written by guitarist and lead singer Kurt Cobain. It was the premiere single off the group’s third and last studio CD, In Utero, recorded in 1993.

Bonus Earworm

Finally, our Bonus Earworm this time is “YMCA” by the American disco singing group the Village People. It was first released in 1978 as the sole single off their third studio LP, Cruisin’. The tune was co-written by Jacques Morali and singer Victor Willis. It hit number two in the US.

Old classics, comedic cuts or otherwise.  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!