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 . . .
Brad had “Bad Romance” running through his brain. It’s a song by the American singer Lady Gaga. The song was co-written and produced by Nadir “RedOne” Khayat. It’s off her third EP titled The Fame Monster which dropped in 2009. The release was actually a reissue of her debut disc The Fame which dropped in 2008.
This was an anonymous submission. “Disco Duck” is a satirical disco song. It was written by then Memphis disc jockey Rick Dees and recorded by Dees “and His Cast of Idiots. The novelty number went on to climb to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for an entire week in October 1976.
Next, we have another anonymous contribution. It was recorded by the Electric Light Orchestra. The song was written by frontman Jeff Lynne. The song was released as a single and included on the band’s 1975 platter Face the Music. Lynne told the press he wrote it in half an hour.
“Round And Round”
“Pauly” had this one burrowing into his brain thanks in part to the TV commercial. The song was recorded by the American band Ratt. It was written by Robbin Crosby, Warren DeMartini, and Stephen Pearcy. The tune appears on the band’s premiere platter Out of the Cellar which dropped in 1984.
“Turn! Turn! Turn!”
Finally, here is one last anonymous contribution. American singer-songwriter Pete Seeger wrote and recorded it in 1959. Also known as “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)”, the above version is the most famous adaptation recorded by the American folk-rock band the Byrds snd released in 1965 on their LP Turn! Turn! Turn!.
The bonus earworm this edition is “Beat It.” This hit was written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Michael Jackson. It appeared on his sixth release Thriller which hit stores in 1982. The single, which dropped in 1983, climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and camped there for three weeks.
Huge hits, commercial cuts, 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!