Stuck in your Head 57

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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 . . .

“Blow Me (You Hardly Even Know Me)”

Roger was suffering from this evil adult earworm. “Blow Me (You Hardly Even Know Me)” was co-written with Ed Grenga. This is Red Peters’ debut disc. It was released as a 45 single in 1984. It has since been released on other formats.

“Dust In The Wind”

Diana was recently plagued by this one. “Dust In The Wind” was recorded by the American prog-rock band Kansas. It was written by Kerry Livgren. The song first appeared on the group’s 1977 vinyl Point of Know Return. It peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Knock Three Times”

“Shower Pal” had this one stuck in her head. This hit song was recorded by (Tony Orlando and) Dawn. It was written by L. Russell Brown and Irwin Levine. It was released as a single in 1970. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 in January of the following year.

“Smile A Little Smile For Me”

Someone we’ll call Oscar submitted this one. It was recorded by the British band named The Flying Machine. It was co-written by Geoff Stephens and Tony Macaulay. The song was included on their 1969 eponymous premiere platter in 1969. It climbed to number five in the US.

“What What (In the Butt)”

“Anonymous” had this one stuck in his head. This track is by American entertainer Samuel Johnson a.k.a. Samwell. Released with an accompanying viral video back in 2007, it went on to become famous for its many camp references to anal sex and homosexuality.

Bonus Earworm

The bonus earworm this edition is “Shake It Off” by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The up-tempo song was co-written with Max Martin and Shellback. It first appeared on her fifth release, 1989, which dropped in 2014. It was an unusual departure from her usual country-pop signature sound.

Classic cuts, soundtrack songs, or adult novelty 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!