Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ever get a song STUCK in your head?

It happens to all of us. A song starts out innocuous but ends up stuck, stuck, stuck your head. Then it germinates in there, growing and growing until you think you can't stand it anymore. Then you start complaining, and people start singing bad songs to you to try to dislodge the interloper. "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is an old favorite of ours, previously sure to get rid of the now SO ANNOYING song.

The Lion has nothing on this one. The whole family is infected, and we keep passing it back and forth like a bad cold. The weird thing is, no one seems to be annoyed by it yet. I mean, its been over a month of the same song being sung CONSTANTLY, and we all join in happily. There is no groaning or complaining, "NO! I just got that OUT of my head!" Its just bunnies and sunshine for us all. This is starting to freak me out. Really, how long can it last? And does the annoyance level increase the longer you previously enjoyed it? This song has definitely displaced The Lion as the best song to unstick any other song. I am a little scared.

I have included a link if you want to hear (part of) it. But I warn you, this thing will spread like an epidemic. I wonder if we could get this song stuck in every person's head in the whole world. Don't say I didn't warn you! Track 10. Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go to Work). Its not even the best part of the song. But thanks to They Might Be Giants for this very sticky song.

FYI, yes this links to Amazon, and yes, I make a teensy amount of money if you actually buy the items I link to if its done exactly the right way. My real purpose is just to have the link, money be darned.


  1. Dude. That is like a totally great song. I'm humming it right now: "Oh no, no, I never go to work... Oh no, no, I never go to work. On Mondays I never go to work. On Tuesdays I stay at home..."

  2. I can't bear to click because I still have songs from their last album very near the surface of my brain. If someone says, speck of dust...I immediately start singing that phrase until I lose my mind!

  3. oh come on, you know you want to....