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 . . .
“The Rodeo Song”
Rick S. had “The Rodeo Song” roped up in his brain. The song is by Garry Lee & The Showdown. This country band is out of Medicine Hat in Alberta, Canada. This profanity-peppered “underground hit” was written by Gaye Delorme. It first appeared on the band’s 1980 work Welcome to the Rodeo.
“Stuck In The Middle With You”
Lori G. had “Stuck In The Middle With You” recorded by Brit folk-rock band Stealers Wheel stuck in her head. The song was co-composed by Scottish musicians Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan. The track first appeared on the act’s eponymous debut disc in 1972.
“Let It Go”
Deb K. was grabbed by “Let It Go.” She was exposed to it while watching the 2013 Disney movie Frozen. It is performed by Idina Menzel. The song was co-written by married songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Demi Lavato sings the simplified pop version of the song.
“Here Comes Fatty Claus”
Wayne S. submitted the off-season earworm “Here Comes Fatty Claus.” The song is by Rudolph And Gang. It is said by some to be “a jaunty, country & western attack on Santa [Claus].” It is included on cult director John Waters’ A John Waters Christmas. The 2004 release is a kitschy compilation of comedic Christmas obscurities.
“Kurt the Man”
Singer-songwriter Kent Crawford has one of his own tracks stuck in his head “a lot lately.” In this case, “Kurt the Man.” He wrote it for his 2006 release Deja and the Chameleon Dream. He states that this is his “song about Kurt Cobain.” he concludes: “It was my answer to the conspiracy of him being murdered. I honestly felt, and still do, that he killed himself.”
Our Bonus Earworm this time is “Gangnam Style” by K-pop performer Psy. This tune dropped on July 15, 2012. It was the lead single from his CD Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1. It became the first video on YouTube to hit one billion views on December 21, 2012.
Classic cuts, seasonal selections 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!