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 . . .
Kevin L submitted this song. Although it was stuck in his head he noted: “Surprisingly it’s not even a ‘bad’ song. The tune is by former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler. It’s off his second solo disc titled Sailing to Philadelphia. The 2000 song features vocals by singer-songwriter James Taylor.
“The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)”
UK-based punk singer for the Rong’uns Ani Henderson had this tune stuck in her head. This particular earworm is the 1979 punk adaptation by American punk rock band The Dickies. It was marketed as “Banana Splits (Tra La La Song)”.and hit number seven in the UK.
“I Want It That Way”
Sharon S. had this tune trapped in her skull. She commented: “I love it, but every time I hear the Backstreet Boys sing: ‘I want it that way,’ it’s in my head all day.” She added: “Crap! I didn’t even hear it and it’s in my head now.” This Backstreet Boys cut is off their 1999 studio release Millenium.
American singer and guitarist Romeo Maxx suffered from the song “Love Shack.” It’s by the US new wave act The B-52’s. The cut first appeared on their 1989 platter Cosmic Thing and produced by Don Was. The tune was a comeback tune and since its release has become the group’s signature song.
Author Jennifer Levine had her noggin tainted by this tune famously covered by English synth-pop pair Soft Cell back in 1981. It was written by Ed Cobb who was once in the American act known as the Four Preps. It might be a repeat but that only emphasizes how evil an earworm it is.
Our Bonus Earworm this time is “Who Let The Dogs Out?” by the Baha Men. This version is by the Bahamian act Baha Men. It was first put out by Anslem Douglas (and titled “Doggie”) in 1998. Finally, the song was covered by Baha Men as the titular track of their 2000 CD of the same name.
Classic cuts, hit covers or anything else. 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!