Earworm mashups: the thread for having multiple songs stuck in your head

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I am sure this happens to other people. Two songs stuck in your head, one interwoven with the other in a natural way. They are never cool songs on my case. Today it was "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "Have a Holly, Jolly Christmas" combined together.

Box of chocolates for me to eat,
Lots of coal making lots of heat
Warm face, warm hands, warm feet,
oh wouldn't it be lovely?
Ho ho, the mistletoe, hung where you can see
Somebody waits for you, kiss her once for me

The tempo of the Ives song was slowed to match the showtune's tempo. This happens to me all the time. Normally they are poppy, commercial song, or even jingles, not ones I really listen to on my own for fun. Once it was two v brief jingles together over and over, for hours – this will get stuck in my head again, but: "Don't you want a, want a Fanta? TV Funhouse! TV Funhouse!

So this is a thread for when this happens to you. Maybe you actually get a less ridiculous selection of tunes!

as you can see, they smell terrific (Abbbottt), Sunday, 27 March 2011 01:27 (ten years ago) link

Yep the Odd Couple theme tune often swiftly sifts into the Imperial March from Star Wars for me, it sounds pretty good to be fair.

jimitheexploder, Sunday, 27 March 2011 01:33 (ten years ago) link

That is awesome!

as you can see, they smell terrific (Abbbottt), Sunday, 27 March 2011 01:34 (ten years ago) link

This happens to me quite a lot, so that I'm babbling nonsense to myself as I cycle into work. I had a very odd one the other day where a Schumann song was mixed up in my head with Laurel and Hardy doing Trail of the Lonesome Pine - I think it was as much to do with how the Kathleen Ferrier recording sounded as the actual song.

GamalielRatsey, Sunday, 27 March 2011 21:02 (ten years ago) link

I thought this was a weird thread but yesterday, I had this weird intertangling of George Harrison's "When We Was Fab" and the 70s-era SNL commercial for "Spud" beer

suxv (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 29 March 2011 14:18 (ten years ago) link

Earlier today I had a combination of The Eagles' Hotel California and Christopher Cross's Arthur's theme with bits of Any Dream Will Do from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat going through my head. It was horrendous.

MarkoP, Tuesday, 29 March 2011 22:13 (ten years ago) link

I've had Miley Cyrus's Party in the U.S.A. stuck in my head, but my brain has interchanged the lyrics on the verses with Lita Ford's Kiss Me Deadly. Not sure how this has happened.

Darin, Tuesday, 29 March 2011 22:53 (ten years ago) link

I often get an interflowing mixture of the instrumental themes from "Entertainment Tonight" and "Regis & Kathie Lee" stuck in my head:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZfBT2PNAFg&feature=related https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57ZODaEtRWw

Publicidad de Sexo (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:06 (ten years ago) link

Van Morrison's "Moondance" and the theme to the old Spiderman TV show....

m0stlyClean, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 03:15 (ten years ago) link

Today it was the verses of "To the Pines, To the Pines" (as performed by Bascom Lamar Lunsford) with the chorus of "Goodnight, Irene" (as performed by leadbelly).

Publicidad de Sexo (Abbbottt), Thursday, 31 March 2011 00:14 (ten years ago) link

I used to have a three-song mashup that I couldn't get out of my head -- "Home on the Range," "White Christmas" and one that I can't remember anymore.

The Louvin Spoonful (WmC), Thursday, 31 March 2011 00:18 (ten years ago) link

I feel bad that I forgot to capitalize Leadbelly's name but Bascom got 3x proper nouns. I have underlined the "l" on my monitor 3x to fix it. Hope that shows up for you guys.

Publicidad de Sexo (Abbbottt), Thursday, 31 March 2011 00:20 (ten years ago) link

Baaand on the run,

Baaand on the run,

....

Why can't-I-find a wo-man like that

Mark McGraath Generator (2x5), Thursday, 31 March 2011 01:10 (ten years ago) link

Shaggy vs Fleetwood Mac

But she caught me on the counter (It wasn't me)
Saw me bangin' on the sofa (It wasn't me)
I even had her in the shower (It wasn't me)
She even caught me on camera
Aaaaahhhhhh.... I wanna be with you everywhere...

ford lopatin (dog latin), Friday, 1 April 2011 09:45 (ten years ago) link

You know when I said: 'Yep the Odd Couple theme tune often swiftly sifts into the Imperial March from Star Wars for me' I was holding back...

I just realised it sometimes melts into an ambient breakdown consisting of the theme from Jurassic Park.

They're now pretty much the same track in my head, its like Double Dee and Steinski in here.

jimitheexploder, Sunday, 3 April 2011 00:14 (ten years ago) link

I used to get these a lot when they would play those commercials for "Hits of the 80s!!" comps, e.g:

kerr-ack that whip!
don't turn around, ah-oh
hold me now, whoaaa

corey, Sunday, 3 April 2011 00:17 (ten years ago) link

I keep getting the verse lyrics from Common People mashed up with and sung along to the verses from Summer of '69 in my head.

She told me that her dad was loaded / bought it at the five and dime / she said fine, and in thirty seconds' time...

dimension hatris (a passing spacecadet), Sunday, 3 April 2011 00:27 (ten years ago) link

LONG nights! ImPOSSible odds!
And then I wonder why she sleeps with my FRIENDS!
The more you suffer, the more it shows you really CAAARE!

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 13:14 (ten years ago) link

because I knooow there's somethin' goin' on

corey, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 20:24 (ten years ago) link

ahhahaa that's great!

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 7 April 2011 22:21 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

The lyrics of "Washington Bullets" and the tune of "Come Dancing" -- get it out of my head!

WilliamC, Monday, 11 February 2013 14:24 (eight years ago) link

five months pass...

http://legitmix.com/DJ_Earworm/artist/7084/SummerMash_%2713/mix/9604#preview
i am deeply deeply ambivalent about this business model

sassy, fun, and RELATABLE (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 20:56 (eight years ago) link

Uh.. What the..

Pingu Unchained (dog latin), Wednesday, 24 July 2013 01:09 (eight years ago) link

lol no WAY that is going to fly

undescended listicle (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 24 July 2013 01:40 (eight years ago) link

Earlier today I had a combination of The Eagles' Hotel California and Christopher Cross's Arthur's theme with bits of Any Dream Will Do from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat going through my head. It was horrendous.

What are the odds? My most frequent earworm mashup is "Paint It Black" mixed with the chorus from "Go Go Go Joseph."

It must be an Andrew Lloyd Webber thing...

Emerson, Hendricks, and Nash (SlimAndSlam), Wednesday, 24 July 2013 01:59 (eight years ago) link

And whenever I think of Bela Fleck's "Flight of the Cosmic Hippo" it inevitably leads into the second eight from "Stolen Moments."

Emerson, Hendricks, and Nash (SlimAndSlam), Wednesday, 24 July 2013 02:02 (eight years ago) link

Ha, I remember telling friends in hs that I experienced this (Slint - "Good Morning Captain" + The Cure - "Pictures of You" iirc) and no one could relate at all.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Wednesday, 24 July 2013 02:37 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

Is this love, is this love, is this love that I'm feeling?
I'm high on believin'
That you're in love with me

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 8 October 2013 14:06 (seven years ago) link

I keep getting "We Can't Stop" mixed up in my head with Jessie J's "Price Tag".

MarkoP, Tuesday, 8 October 2013 17:00 (seven years ago) link

Look in my eyes
There must be higher love
Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above
Without it, life is wasted time
I'm the cult of personality

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 15 October 2013 15:45 (seven years ago) link

four months pass...

Well, now some will call me Joe (dee diddily)
Some will call me Moe (dee deedily)
But that's the way I like it baby, I don't wanna live forever

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 18 February 2014 14:00 (seven years ago) link

seven months pass...

my brain has spent the last 48 hours bouncing back and forth between "What a Fool Believes" and Migos "Chinatown" and it's getting kind of old tbh

goon kabuki (The Reverend), Friday, 17 October 2014 03:28 (six years ago) link

Yesterday I got the lyrics to "Life During Wartime" jammed up with the melody for "Mr Roboto":

We dress like students!
We dress like housewives!
Or in a suit and a tie....
I've changed my hairstyle!
So many times now!
Don't know what I look like...
WHAT I LOOK LIIIIIIIIIIKE
WHAT I LOOK LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIKE!

hardcore dilettante, Friday, 17 October 2014 05:56 (six years ago) link

Noticed the other day that 'Girlfriend In a Coma' is remarkably similar to KC & the Sunshine Band's 'Give It Up'

Shepard Toney Album (dog latin), Friday, 17 October 2014 09:12 (six years ago) link

Today my brain is tormenting itself with Manfred Mann's "5,4,3,2,1" over the top of Shiba San's - Okay. On loop. All day. Argh.

Willl, Friday, 17 October 2014 14:19 (six years ago) link

somehow i've nonsensically mashed the hooks from I Choose You and Close to You

Steve 'n' Seagulls and Flock of Van Dammes (forksclovetofu), Friday, 17 October 2014 15:18 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

we
are the crystal gems
we always save the day

and i think my spaceship knows which way to go

carne asana (clouds), Friday, 1 May 2015 12:31 (six years ago) link

I've had a terrible one that pops into my head every morning when I turn on the light in the bathroom to get ready to take a shower. It starts out with (and I have no idea why I still remember this song) the chorus of Trace Adkins' "Every Light in the House", but it morphs into "Drops of Jupiter" somewhere along the way. It's awful.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 1 May 2015 15:33 (six years ago) link

every now and then i get something that swings between songs: ohia's 'just be simple' and kid rock's 'only god knows why'

cis-het shitlord (Merdeyeux), Friday, 1 May 2015 16:58 (six years ago) link

i had the verse melody of kylie minogue's "locomotion" and the theme song to twin peaks in my head for waaaaaaaay too long back in 2011-12ish? i thought i was going insane.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 7 May 2015 15:46 (six years ago) link

Alice Cooper "Levity Ball" and Jesus & Mary Chain "Snakedriver" is a not unpleasant one.

Also Nick Lowe "And So it Goes" into Steely Dan "Reelin' in the Years"

A simple prop
To occupy my time
This one goes out to the one I love
FIYAAAAAAAAAHHHHH...
Smoke she is a-rising!
Fiyah, yeah, smoke on the horizon
Smokestack lightning.

hardcore dilettante, Thursday, 7 May 2015 21:57 (six years ago) link

The main riff in REM's "Shiny Happy People" + the end of the first line of Petula Clark's "Downtown".

mike t-diva, Thursday, 7 May 2015 22:58 (six years ago) link

that article about the extreme earworm guy feels awfully familiar.

p:s nerds know (dog latin), Friday, 8 May 2015 14:43 (six years ago) link

The main riff in REM's "Shiny Happy People" + the end of the first line of Petula Clark's "Downtown".

― mike t-diva, Thursday, May 7, 2015 6:58 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is a great one, in my head anyway

Doctor Casino, Friday, 8 May 2015 14:59 (six years ago) link

I'm not sure how the Young Marble Giants and Frozen got mashed up in my head, but I'm not entirely displeased with the result:

do you wanna build a snowman
look a dealer in the eye
do you wanna build a snowman
won't you try?

(to the tune of 'Credit in the Straight World' and in Alison Statton's voice)

the geographibebebe (unregistered), Friday, 22 May 2015 02:01 (six years ago) link

this is really, really stuck in my head:

https://soundcloud.com/neilcic/smooth

frogbs, Saturday, 23 May 2015 13:40 (six years ago) link

i had the verse melody of kylie minogue's "locomotion" and the theme song to twin peaks in my head for waaaaaaaay too long back in 2011-12ish? i thought i was going insane.

― Karl Malone, Thursday, May 7, 2015 3:46 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

http://usvsth3m.com/post/51798212888/uncovered-the-haunting-long-lost-alternate-version-of

kinder, Saturday, 23 May 2015 13:54 (six years ago) link

multiple xps to clouds: yep. Although the first thing I mashed up with that was sufjan stevens Mistress Witch of McClure

we
are the crystal gems
we always save the day
When my sister picks a fight
With the Alexander boy

cause baby, now we got dad bod (how's life), Saturday, 23 May 2015 15:18 (six years ago) link

verse lyrics of "Video Killed the Radio Star" to the tune of the verse of "Heat of the Moment" :

And now we meet in an ab-an-doned stu-di-oooo
We hear the playback and it seems so long a-gooo

honkin' on bobo, honkin' with my feet ten feet off of beale (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 4 March 2021 13:14 (four months ago) link

I heard you on my wireless back in fifty-two
The disco hotspots hold no charm for you

honkin' on bobo, honkin' with my feet ten feet off of beale (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 4 March 2021 13:41 (four months ago) link

also, one i keep forgetting to post tho it's happened to me dozens of times: the intro to "Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard" flowing into and out of the main riff of "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life"

honkin' on bobo, honkin' with my feet ten feet off of beale (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 4 March 2021 13:43 (four months ago) link

What becomes of the brokenhearted
Came to shit
But only farted

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Thursday, 4 March 2021 16:28 (four months ago) link

^^^ lol this exact sequence comes to my mind basically every time i see bathroom door poetry of any kind

honkin' on bobo, honkin' with my feet ten feet off of beale (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 4 March 2021 16:34 (four months ago) link

The Ronettes recorded a song called "Here I Sit" where the first line is actually "Here I sit, brokenhearted" making it absoutely impossible not to mentally complete the lyric. But I assume Phil Spector intended that to happen as a little joke. (The song was scotched as a single release in 1965 but has appeared on official releases subsequently).

Josefa, Thursday, 4 March 2021 16:45 (four months ago) link

hmm. a songwriting inside joke just waiting to reach Paul McCartney on "Treat Her Gently - Lonely Old People"

honkin' on bobo, honkin' with my feet ten feet off of beale (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 4 March 2021 16:47 (four months ago) link

on the other hand, aiui the shirelles demo “here i sit, buns a-flexin” was not actually in fact about squeezin out another texan

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 4 March 2021 16:49 (four months ago) link

Dear god, hope you get the letter and
I pray you can make it better down here
Gobble me, swallow me, drip down the side of me (yeah)
Quick, jump out 'fore you let it get inside of me (yeah)

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Friday, 5 March 2021 20:56 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Apparently this is how my brain thinks Michael Bivins’ breakdown in Motownphilly goes now:

Now check this out, one day back in Philly
Four guys wanted to sing, they came up to me I said
"Well what's your name?" (Boys II Men!)
Hey, ya know what I'm sayin'?
Action took place (hey)
Kinda wet (c’mon)
Don't forget
The J the I the M the M the Y y'all
I need a body bag

epistantophus, Monday, 19 April 2021 15:36 (three months ago) link

Oh no!

peace, man, Monday, 19 April 2021 16:06 (three months ago) link

this belongs in a misheard lyrics thread instead but just to follow up on your mashup, epistantophus, when I was a kid and that song was everywhere, I thought it was

Now check this out, one day back in Philly
Four guys, one of 'em silly

And henceforth it shall ever be when I listen to the song

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 20 April 2021 17:57 (three months ago) link

Currently in my head:

That's when I reach for my revolver /
That's the night that the lights went out in Georgia

Jurassic parkour (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 20 April 2021 18:52 (three months ago) link

Daniel Johnston/Camper Van Beethoven

Some things last a long time
So, take the skinheads bowling take them bowling

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 26 April 2021 16:40 (three months ago) link

We don't need no satisfaction
I can't get no education
We don't need no girl reaction
We don't need no thought control

I said maybe, you're gonna be the one that shaves me (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 26 April 2021 21:47 (three months ago) link

In London Town, there's just no
Place for street fighting maaaan

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 00:43 (three months ago) link

butthole surfers - "movin down to florida"
and
the countdown music from UK daytime word quiz "countdown"

massaman gai (front tea for two), Sunday, 2 May 2021 14:45 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

rubber ducky, i'm awfully fond of you!
when I feel blue in the night
and I need you to hold me tight
whenever I want you
all I have to do is dream

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 16 May 2021 23:23 (two months ago) link

Lol

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Monday, 17 May 2021 00:58 (two months ago) link

september reverses, and the equinoxes fli-ip
it's a clean machine ( bugle solo )

massaman gai (front tea for two), Monday, 17 May 2021 04:07 (two months ago) link

all by myself / life on mars

massaman gai (front tea for two), Thursday, 20 May 2021 04:20 (two months ago) link

Erasure: "oooh sometimes"
Tiffany: "there doesn't seem to be anyone around"

kinder, Thursday, 20 May 2021 19:52 (two months ago) link

That's a good one

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 20 May 2021 20:44 (two months ago) link

Bob the Buil-der
Who? Who? Who?
Bob the Buil-der
Who let the dogs out?

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 25 May 2021 07:06 (two months ago) link

For the last week I've had the lyrics of Paperback Writer to the tune of Temporary Secretary stuck in my head.

mahb, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 08:27 (two months ago) link

ohhhhh... they're kind of the same song aren't they?

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Tuesday, 25 May 2021 10:10 (two months ago) link

i've come to that conclusion, yes.

mahb, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 10:35 (two months ago) link

I saw you on the poster, your song is the bomb and you're outrageous (sure)
I see you're living' large with your crib and your cars and that's just great, but
Like "Oh my God, who is she?"
I get drunk on jealousy
But you'll come back each time you leave
'Cause you can't handle me

deepfake chopra (unregistered), Thursday, 3 June 2021 22:02 (one month ago) link

ha!

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 3 June 2021 22:26 (one month ago) link

oh yeah

kinder, Thursday, 3 June 2021 23:03 (one month ago) link

One that goes two separate ways:

Beautiful South- Funny how quick the milk turns sour, isn't it, isn't it?
Your face has been looking like that for hours, hasn't it, hasn't it?
(Alisha's Attic: I click my heels together three times, it sparks a little but nothing happens)
/Promises, promises turn to dust
Wedding bells just turn to rust

Whitney: And when the night falls
My loneliness calls

kinder, Friday, 4 June 2021 22:42 (one month ago) link

Madonna's "La Isla Bonita", Lady Gaga's "Alejandro", and ABBA's "Fernando" sometimes blur together into one song in my head.

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Sunday, 6 June 2021 03:28 (one month ago) link

Electronic "Getting Away With It" / Psychedelic Furs "Love My Way"

eisimpleir (crüt), Sunday, 6 June 2021 03:58 (one month ago) link

Sunday is gloomy
My hours are slumberless
Dearest the shadows
I live with the numberless
Little white flowers
Tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 6 June 2021 06:39 (one month ago) link

Madonna's "La Isla Bonita", Lady Gaga's "Alejandro", and ABBA's "Fernando" sometimes blur together into one song in my head.

― Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r),

I would swap out "Fernando" for "Bailamos", but pretty much

Fauna Sukkot (Deflatormouse), Sunday, 6 June 2021 07:07 (one month ago) link

Well, she does say "Fernando" in "Alenjandro"

Fauna Sukkot (Deflatormouse), Sunday, 6 June 2021 07:09 (one month ago) link

level 42 - lessons in love
dolly parton - 9to 5
blondie - heart of glass

massaman gai (front tea for two), Friday, 18 June 2021 08:19 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Right now it's a sloppy collision of Three Lions and Merry Christmas Everybody

Football's on the wall
Thirty years of Christmas
Jules Rimet's a sleigh
Santa and his reindeer
So here it is Merry football
Got three reindeers on me shirt
Look to the future now
The football's just begun
It's coming home
It's coming home
It's Christmas
Football's having fun
It's coming home
It's coming home
It's Christmas
Football's just begun

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 8 July 2021 10:09 (two weeks ago) link

nightmare fuel

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 8 July 2021 11:05 (two weeks ago) link

So here it is Merry Football
Everybody's coming home

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Thursday, 8 July 2021 11:50 (two weeks ago) link

repeated with increasing echo and calliope noises as the protagonist struggles to keep eyes open, camera turns and twists, losing focus, the image begins to duplicate and revolve around itself as if in a kaleidoscope

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 8 July 2021 11:53 (two weeks ago) link

protagonist = Steven Toast obv

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 8 July 2021 11:53 (two weeks ago) link

are we human or are we dancer?
get along lonesome bulldog in spring

massaman gai (front tea for two), Sunday, 11 July 2021 16:12 (two weeks ago) link

I was just reminded of "Nobody's Fool" by Cinderella and when trying to remember it, it fused with "Screwing Yer Courage" by Team Dresch in my head: "I count the falling tears, they fall before my eyes/Just like so much corn in late July"

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Monday, 19 July 2021 03:06 (one week ago) link

My boyfriend's back
And you're gonna be in trouble
But when you worry you make it double
Don't worry
Be happy

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Monday, 19 July 2021 14:16 (one week ago) link

Haha

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Monday, 19 July 2021 14:32 (one week ago) link

lol

peace, man, Monday, 19 July 2021 15:04 (one week ago) link

The Devil went down to Georgia
and he stuck it up in the air
He said I sure do love this big brown beaver
and I wish I had myself a pair

epistantophus, Thursday, 22 July 2021 12:29 (six days ago) link

Woke up with that gem in my head, thanks brain

epistantophus, Thursday, 22 July 2021 12:29 (six days ago) link

omg

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Thursday, 22 July 2021 13:29 (six days ago) link


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