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 . . .
“I Just Called To Say I Love You”
“Anonymous 1” had “I Just Called To Say I Love You” stuck in her head. This is a 1984 love ballad composed, performed and produced by American performer Stevie Wonder. It’s Wonder’s best-selling single and is featured on the soundtrack album The Woman in Red.
“My Hiney’s Clean”
Guy submitted Charmin’s commercial jingle “My Hiney’s Clean.” It first aired in 2019. It apparently is an exceptional earworm as well. In fact, some people have even confessed online that they sing the song while using or immediately after using the product. The commercial stars the well-known Charmin Bears.
“Onward Christian Soldiers”
Chris confesses “Onward Christian Soldiers” is his evangelical earworm. This song is actually an English hymn from the 1800s. The lyrics were composed in 1865 by Sabine Baring-Gould. The music is by Arthur Sullivan. It was not written until 1871. It is the Salvation Army’s favorite processional.
“Theme To Barney Miller”
Jack S. Chesney had the theme to “Barney Miller” stuck in his head “on and off” since he discovered it being re-run on Antenna TV. “Barney Miller”was a police comedy that aired from 1975 to 1982. Said to contain one of the best bass lines on TV, the theme was composed by Shawn Bradshaw.
“Harlem Globetrotters Theme Song”
“Some Old Guy” was the victim of the theme song to the “Harlem Globetrotters” animated series. The theme song was composed by Jeff Barry. This Saturday morning cartoon show was co-produced by CBS Productions and Hanna-Barbera. It starred cartoon versions of the famous basketball team. The show debuted in September, 1970.
Our Bonus Earworm this time is Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer.” This song first appeared on Bon Jovi’s 1986 platter titled Slippery When Wet. The tune was written by Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and Desmond Child. It went on to become the group’s second chart-topping single.
Old classics, spiritual anthems or commercial jingles. 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!