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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

That is awesome!

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

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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

m0stlyClean, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 03:15 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (six years ago) Permalink

because I knooow there's somethin' goin' on

corey, Wednesday, 6 April 2011 20:24 (six years ago) Permalink

ahhahaa that's great!

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 7 April 2011 22:21 (six years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

Uh.. What the..

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

lol no WAY that is going to fly

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

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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"

See the Belz up in the sky, somebody cancelled SVU (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 7 May 2015 20:39 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

that article about the extreme earworm guy feels awfully familiar.

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

this is really, really stuck in my head:

https://soundcloud.com/neilcic/smooth

frogbs, Saturday, 23 May 2015 13:40 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

also @unreg, that's great. I'm not sure I'll be able to unhear that.

cause baby, now we got dad bod (how's life), Saturday, 23 May 2015 15:19 (two years ago) Permalink

where do old folks go when then die?
they don't go to heaven where the angels fly
can i take you to a restaurant that's got glass tables?
you can watch yourself while you are eating

massaman gai, Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:17 (two years ago) Permalink

haha yes

drash, Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:25 (two years ago) Permalink

nice

cause baby, now we got dad bod (how's life), Sunday, 24 May 2015 11:09 (two years ago) Permalink

lmao

Ric Flairy (clouds), Sunday, 24 May 2015 13:22 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

almost invariably get two songs stuck in my head cycling into work. they're fairly arbitrary, not rly mashups. this morning Carolina chocolate drops and the everly brothers:

Well, tell me little baby do you think you're too sweet to die
WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE
jfc shut up already

Fizzles, Thursday, 11 June 2015 07:18 (two years ago) Permalink

Woah-oh, we're halfway there,
OO-OOH, heaven is a place on earth!
Take my hand, we'll make it, I swear
You make heaven a place on earth!

here i am in the land of large breakfasts (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:01 (two years ago) Permalink

Said this elsewhere but Squeeze 'If I Didn't Love You' and Hum 'Ms Lazarus' is the one I always get, it's a lovely one too

the spieth hole-ease impresseth us (imago), Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:07 (two years ago) Permalink

This has been in my head since like 1995:

Despite all my rage I'm still just a rat in a cage/

Then I wonder why she sleeps with my friends!

andrew m., Wednesday, 24 June 2015 16:17 (two years ago) Permalink

Don't Look Back / Killing Me Softly mash up happens every time i listen to either song now.

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 1 July 2015 18:44 (two years ago) Permalink

like, the boston song? always leads me to "free ride." kinda intense for "killing me softly"!

a chamillionaire full of mallomars (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 1 July 2015 18:46 (two years ago) Permalink

no, sorry:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp8aIBXxMis
almost certainly intentional but very effective

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 1 July 2015 18:48 (two years ago) Permalink

that SP/Offspring one is amazing.

how's life, Wednesday, 1 July 2015 19:00 (two years ago) Permalink

I still get "Why Don't You Get A Job" by the Offspring and "Ob-la-di Ob-la-da" mashed together in my head. The choruses are practically identical.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 2 July 2015 18:23 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

The lyric of "You're The One That I Want" over the tune to "Midnight Rider."

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Monday, 8 August 2016 03:03 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I remember
The thirty-five sweet goodbyes
You drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy
It was still September
When your daddy was quite surprised
You drive us wild, we'll drive you crazy
I was
Smokin' with the boys upstairs when I
Heard about the whole affair
I... Wanna rock and roll all night
And party every day

dustalo springsteen (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 17 November 2016 06:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Told her that I came from Detroit City
And I played guitar in a long hair rock 'n' roll band
She asked me why the singer's name was Alice
I said, listen here, baby, you really wouldn't understand

It's the honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues

Now Jack he is a banker
And Jane she is a clerk...

rudy githyanki (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 1 December 2016 20:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

I ain't happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm useless but not for long
The future is coming on

Finally, someone let me out of my cage
On a playground is where I spent most of my days
Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool
And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school

the year of diving languorously (ledge), Wednesday, 7 December 2016 09:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

ha I think about 50% of my earworms descend into that

kinder, Wednesday, 7 December 2016 12:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

That is the only rap song my son knows for some reason and he's always wandering around the house singing it.

how's life, Wednesday, 7 December 2016 12:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

Well, if you feel something heavy on your fishing hook
If you see a funny face in your comic book
Baby, it'll be me and I'll be looking for you

If you hear a thought calling out in the night
If you see somebody hanging from a lamp post bright
Baby, it'll be me and I'll be looking for you

Oh can't you see
You belong to me
How my poor heart aches
With every breath you take

rudy githyanki (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 10 December 2016 20:31 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'm living in the 21st century doing something mean to it
Dogs don't like the smell of your children
Lead asbestos lead asbestos lead asbestos lead asbestos lead as-21ST CENTURY SCHIZOID MAN

emil.y, Wednesday, 21 December 2016 00:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

once in every lifetime
comes a love like this
i need you and you need me
oh my darling can't you see
o'er the red, white and blue
all the funny things you do
america, america, this is you

clouds, Wednesday, 21 December 2016 00:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

hahahah there was some other song recently that was leading me directly to that theme song but aggggh what was it?!

mega pegasus for reindeer (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 21 December 2016 00:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

*opening bassline fr "papa was a rolling stone"*
*AY Ay ay! ozzy from "crazy train"*

andrew m., Friday, 17 February 2017 21:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

indiana jones theme, a team theme

Islamic State of Mind (jim in vancouver), Friday, 17 February 2017 22:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

"Everybody Plays the Fool" and "Irreplaceable":

Ohhhhhh, heaven on earth is all you see
You're out of touch with reality
In the closet that's my stuff, yes
If I bought it please don't touch

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:57 (six months ago) Permalink

Axel F - Crazy Frog version
Fireball - Pitbull

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k85mRPqvMbE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMqgVXSvwGo

how's life, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 17:02 (six months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMqgVXSvwGo

how's life, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 17:02 (six months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Prozzak - Sucks to Be You -> No Doubt - Underneath It All

You need to know I finally understand
And I gotta get in touch with you now
But I can't
I wish I could have made you happy
Happy!
HAPPY!
Cos underneat' it all
You are me real prince charmin'
Like the 'eat from the fire
You were always burnin'

how's life, Wednesday, 8 March 2017 14:28 (six months ago) Permalink

they just played Nirvana's version of 'Man Who Sold The World' on the radio and as the final chord rang out I half expected Kurt to sing 'Only love...' just like Louis Armstrong does at the end of 'All The Time In The World'

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 8 March 2017 15:41 (six months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Oops up side your head
I said get down on it
Oops up side your head
I said get down on it
Just because you don't believe that I wanna dance
By standing on the wall
Get your back up off the wall

angelo irishagreementi (ledge), Friday, 8 September 2017 09:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Unbreak my heart
Say you love me again
Undo the hurt that you caused
When you walked out the door
Oh how I want to break free!

Unbreak my heart
Say you love me again
Uncry these tears that I cried
You're so self satisfied
I don't need you
God knows, God knows I want to break freee

emil.y, Saturday, 9 September 2017 16:12 (one week ago) Permalink


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