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Old 21 Aug 2004, 06:06 AM   #1
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Stuck-tune syndrome

Ever get a tune running around and around your head, which simply will not go away?

I currently have Black Moon by Emerson, Lake and Palmer, a song which I hadn't even heard of a month ago.

What does anyone do to combat this?  Some people say that using another tune to drive out the first is effective — but then of course one must take care that the second tune doesn't in its turn get stuck.
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Old 21 Aug 2004, 06:12 AM   #2
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I get the song "You turn me right round baby right round" stuck in my head every time I hear it, for a while afterwards.

There is a funny joke using the song on the net and now I imagine that when I hear it as well! (The link is not appropriate for here I do not think and will not take that chance!!)

There are other songs that have this effect on me as well, with 5 children, aged from 3-12, some of the songs are sometimes annoying children's melodies from some of their favouirte televisions shows that run daily. Some of these have included: (over the years), Barney, Sesame Street, Blue's Clue's, Bear in The Big Blue House, Dora The Explorer,.... just to name a few!!

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Old 21 Aug 2004, 07:14 AM   #3
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Right now I have "Almost" by Sarah Harmer going over and over in my head...so I ended up playing it over and over on Winamp. Not helping
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Old 21 Aug 2004, 07:21 AM   #4
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I get the song "You turn me right round baby right round" stuck in my head every time I hear it, for a while afterwards.
HAHA that song pops into my head WITHOUT me hearing it sometimes.

Susan, now you've done it. "You spin me right round baby right round". Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr........It'll play in my head all night.
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Old 21 Aug 2004, 09:00 AM   #5
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Re: Stuck-tune syndrome

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What does anyone do to combat this?  Some people say that using another tune to drive out the first is effective — but then of course one must take care that the second tune doesn't in its turn get stuck.
Use John Cage's 4 minutes 33 seconds
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Old 21 Aug 2004, 04:06 PM   #6
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Hilary Duff 'Why not'

Why not take a crazy chance,
Why not spread your wings and fly..


Or that new Missy Higgins song from tv show The OC - scar

"and doesn't it seem peculiar
doesn't it hit so close to home
the way things could have gone
could you leave me with a scar"
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Old 21 Aug 2004, 06:02 PM   #7
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I cannot stop singing/humming Led Zeppelins 'stairway to heaven' ...


theres a lady who is sure all that glitter is gold and she is buyying a stairway to heaven.....


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Old 24 Aug 2004, 05:21 AM   #8
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I used to sing songs at work with the intent of having people getting them stuck in their head. Just my twisted sense of humor coming out there. I made lots of "friends" one day when I sang "I Think I Love You" by the Partridge Family. Within a very short while, everyone kept singing the, "ba, ba, ba, ba..." opening lines of the song.
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Old 24 Aug 2004, 05:57 AM   #9
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I get the song "You turn me right round baby right round" stuck in my head every time I hear it, for a while afterwards.

Hahaha, like Lisa, it will pop into my head sometimes out of nowhere and stay for days at a time! And this even when I have not heard the song in months :gnaw:
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Old 24 Aug 2004, 06:57 AM   #10
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I often get Robin Trower's "bridge of sighs", don't know why, though it could be worse...could have Justin Timberlake, N'sync or (God forbid) Eminem or some other crap going on...
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Old 24 Aug 2004, 07:11 AM   #11
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Re: Stuck-tune syndrome

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Ever get a tune running around and around your head, which simply will not go away?

Constantly.... normally if I hear a catchy song on the radio on the way to work, I'll be humming it all day. Just lately it's either a "Snow Patrol" or "Keane" song.

On the first night of my holiday, I saw a big Irish guy karaoke "that's amore" we were all singing it for 2 weeks!!

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Old 24 Aug 2004, 08:21 AM   #12
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My habitual humming is usually of "And did those feet in ancient times".
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Old 24 Aug 2004, 04:53 PM   #13
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My habitual humming is usually of "And did those feet in ancient times".
Better known as Jerusalem

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Python ~ "Did someone say matress to Mr Lambert? now I'll have to get in the fish tank and sing! .....and did those feet in ancient times!!"


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Old 25 Aug 2004, 04:48 AM   #14
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Re^2: Stuck-tune syndrome

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Use John Cage's 4 minutes 33 seconds
But the difficulty is remembering how that one goes...
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Old 9 Sep 2004, 04:09 AM   #15
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Re: Stuck-tune syndrome

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I currently have Black Moon by Emerson, Lake and Palmer, a song which I hadn't even heard of a month ago.
Currently it's a cycle of four from the Best of ELP compilation — Jerusalem, Tiger in the Spotlight, All I Want Is You and the aforementioned Black Moon.
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