Stuck in your Head 56

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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 . . .

“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”

Mickey M. smiled and said: “Since this virus stuff started happening, I haven’t been able to get the song ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ out of my head. This comedic cut was composed by memorable Monty Python member Eric Idle. It first appeared in the 1979 movie Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

“Tossed Salads & Scrambled Eggs”

“Cliff” had the ending theme from the American sitcom “Frasier” stuck in his head. “Tossed Salads & Scrambled Eggs” is sung by Kelsey Grammer and composed by Bruce Miller. Miller was told not to specifically reference anything about the upcoming show. He called a friend who suggested tossed salad and scrambled eggs because they were both “mixed up” like Frasier’s patients.

“Haunts Like This”

Ameripolitan musician Mike Maddux of the Ponderosa Aces recently had this Ags Connolly country cut caught in his cranium. The song is off of the American artist’s Nothin’ Unexpected CD which hit the record racks in 2017. It was released on the At The Helm Records label.

“I’m Ready”

American photographer and videographer Anjani Lynn White said she had “the song ‘I’m Ready’ by Sam Smith and Demi Lovato . . . worming for over a week.” The digital pop song was co-written by Smith, Lovato, Peter Svensson, Savan Kotecha, and the tune’s producer, Ilya Salmanzadeh. It dropped on April 16, 2020.

“Rump Shaker”

Finally, one last anonymous contributor found himself plagued by this audio effort by the American hip-hop and rap act known as Wreck-X-N-Effect. The track first appeared on the group’s second CD Hard or Smooth which was released in August 1992. The track features guest vocals by American singer Teddy Riley.

Bonus Earworm

The bonus earworm this edition is “Uptown Funk” by Brit record producer Mark Ronson. It is off his fourth studio album, Uptown Special which dropped in 2015. The cut features American singer/songwriter Bruno Mars. The song was co-written by Mars, Ronson, Mars, Jeff Bhasker, and Philip Lawrence.

Classic cuts, soundtrack songs, or TV tunes. 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!