Stuck in your Head 60

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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 . . .

“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”

An anonymous contributor submitted this classic hard rock song. It’s by the popular Australian group AC/DC. It was written by band members Bon Scott, Angus Young, and Malcolm Young. The track was recorded for their 1976 platter Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. The LP wasn’t released in the US until 1981.

“The Honeymooners” Theme

Mike had the theme to the classic TV sitcom “The Honeymooners” stuck in his head. The show was created by actor/star Jackie Gleason and first aired in 1955. It’s an instrumental originally named “You’re My Greatest Love.” It was actually composed by Gleason himself. It was performed by an orchestra led by conductor Ray Bloch.

“I Cain’t Say No”

An older man who shall remain anonymous found himself singing this one morning. This song, by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, is from the famous 1943 musical Oklahoma!. It was first performed by actress Celeste Holm. It focuses on her character’s sexual awakening in very euphemistic terms.

“Something To Talk About”

This tune was both recorded by American singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt. It was composed by the Canadian singer and songwriter Shirley Elkhard. The track can be found on Raitt’s 1991 disc Luck of the Draw. It hit the radio airwaves in the USA on June 3, 1991.

“Talk To The Animals”

This song won an Oscar. It was first performed by actor Rex Harrison. The song premiered in the now classic 1967 musical movie Doctor Dolittle, in which Harrison portrays a doctor who learns to communicate with animals. It was later covered by the likes of Bobby Darin and even former James Bond Roger Moore.

Bonus Earworm

The bonus earworm this edition is “The Time Warp” from the 1973 musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The video clip above is from the 1975 cult classic film adaptation and 2016 TV production of the same name. It’s also an actual dance meant to mock the dance song genre.

Huge hits, cult cuts, or theme songs. 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!