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Stuck in your Head 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 . . .

“Take A Walk On The Wild Side”

Lorrie R. had Lou Reed’s classic cut “Take A Walk On The Wild Side” stuck in her head.  This one first appeared on Reed’s 1972 platter Transformer.  This then-controversial cut was the most successful single off the album.  The song was produced by the late great David Bowie and Mick Ronson.

“Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” 

Christine W. submitted this song.  It was recorded by Kylie Minogue.  The tune is off the Aussie’s eighth album titled Fever which dropped in 2001.  The song was co-written by Rob Davis and Cathy Dennis. This track was also the singer’s first single to sell more than 1 million copies in the UK.

“Hot Smoke & Sassafras”

Steve D. had this one crammed into his cranium.  It was recorded by the American psychedelic rock band known as Bubble Puppy which was active from between 1967 and 1972.  This single was released in 1969 and climbed to number 14 in the US.  It first appeared on their 1969 debut disc A Gathering of Promises.

“Stoned Soul Picnic”

Shirley R. had the tune “Stoned Soul Picnic” knockin’ around her noggin.  It was written and first recorded by American singer-songwriter and pianist Laura Nyro. The most famous version of the tune is a cover by The 5th Dimension.  It was the premiere single off their 1968 vinyl of the same name.

“It’s Raining Men”

Monique P. had her cerebellum soaked by “It’s Raining Men” but the US duo the Weather Girls.  It’s off the act’s third platter Success which hit stores in 1983.  The tune was first released as a single in September of 1982.  It was written by Paul Jabara, Paul Shaffer, and Bob Esty. 

Bonus Earworm

The big bonus earworm this edition is “All About The Bass.”  It was American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor’s debut single.  It dropped on June 30, 2014.  It also appeared on her first EP titled Title which was released the same year.  The song was also included on her premiere major-label album (also titled Title) in 2015.

Huge hits, classic cuts, or disco discs.  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!

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W. Scott Phoenix, B.A., B.S. was born in Hawaii, raised in Pennsylvania and resides in California. He has been a published writer since 1978. His work has also appeared (under various names) in numerous places in print and online including AXS, Add To Bucket List, Examiner, Vacation Travel Deals, HVY, American Live Wire, Leisure, MAAFBox, Today's Recipe Pro, Passport Stamps, and other websites. He is a single parent of three children and has also worked as an actor, singer and teacher. He has been employed by such print publications as the ​Daily Collegian, ElectriCITY and the ​Los Angeles Times