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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) link

That is awesome!

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

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

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

because I knooow there's somethin' goin' on

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

ahhahaa that's great!

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

Uh.. What the..

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

lol no WAY that is going to fly

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

this is really, really stuck in my head:

https://soundcloud.com/neilcic/smooth

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

kerosene & frontier psychiatrist

imago, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 14:28 (eight months ago) link

How long, I wondered, could this thing last?
But the age of miracles hadn't passed
For, suddenly, I saw you there
And through foggy London Town
There ain't no place for a street fighting man.

fetter, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 14:42 (eight months ago) link

another hit

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 14:45 (eight months ago) link

Oh baby, baby, I shouldn't have let you go...
...Cause people are the same where-ev-er you go!
There is good and bad, mm-hmm, in everyone

Doctor Casino, Friday, 6 December 2019 22:13 (eight months ago) link

They're creepy and they're kooky
Mysterious and spooky
They're altogether ooky
The Addams Family
I would dance and be merry, life would be a ding-a-derry,
If I only had a brain.

master of nuggets (Neanderthal), Saturday, 7 December 2019 13:40 (eight months ago) link

High flying, adored
What happens now? Where do you go from here?

Guess I'm onnnnnnnn my wayyyyyyyy

master of nuggets (Neanderthal), Saturday, 7 December 2019 13:47 (eight months ago) link

I've just realised I always have this in my head:

The moon is right
The spirit's up
Jesus and his lawyer
Are coming back
Simply having a wonderful Christmas time

kinder, Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:52 (eight months ago) link

oh wow!!!

YOU CALL THIS JOURNALSIM? (dog latin), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 00:19 (eight months ago) link

I haven't knowingly listened to Eels in at least 10 years so God knows where that came from

kinder, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 12:51 (eight months ago) link

Life is hard
And so am I
Who can explain it?
Who can tell you why?

master of nuggets (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 12:57 (eight months ago) link

I'm singing 'Novocaine' to the tune of 'Wonderful Christmastime' and it almost works if you swap out a few words?

Life is HARD!
And so am I!
You better GIVE...
So I don't DIE

No-vo-cai-ne
Novocaine for the soul

etc

YOU CALL THIS JOURNALSIM? (dog latin), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:45 (eight months ago) link

before I eat my sprouts

kinder, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 14:33 (eight months ago) link

Guess who's living here with the great undead
This paint by numbers life is fucking with my head
DING DONG DING DONG DING
ooooo----ooooh!

YOU CALL THIS JOURNALSIM? (dog latin), Wednesday, 11 December 2019 14:34 (eight months ago) link

this whole thing is great

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 18:04 (eight months ago) link

"Flashdance" and "Chantilly Lace":

What a feeling!
Being's believin'!
Make you feel real loose
Like a long-necked goose, for life

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 12 December 2019 16:15 (eight months ago) link

HHahahah

master of nuggets (Neanderthal), Thursday, 12 December 2019 16:34 (eight months ago) link

I knew this idiot in high school that though Champagne Supernova and Wonderwall were the same song.

He kept singing

I saw you walking down the hall
Faster than a cannonball
You're my Wonderwall

master of nuggets (Neanderthal), Thursday, 12 December 2019 16:35 (eight months ago) link

Sorry for mentioning Oasis, that was unacceptable

master of nuggets (Neanderthal), Thursday, 12 December 2019 16:35 (eight months ago) link

I think I do this one both ways:

D-d-d-danger watch behind you
There's a stranger out to find you
So glad we've almost made it
So sad they had to fade it
Everybody wants to rule the world

And

There's a room where the light won't find you
Holding hands while the walls come tumbling down
When they do, I'll be right behind you
What to do, just grab onto some
DuckTales!

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 12 December 2019 20:44 (eight months ago) link

tears for fears covering ducktales theme would be something special

YOU CALL THIS JOURNALSIM? (dog latin), Thursday, 12 December 2019 21:18 (eight months ago) link

so anytime the Wolverhampton Wanderers win, a cartoon theme would play?

Hmm.

master of nuggets (Neanderthal), Thursday, 12 December 2019 21:21 (eight months ago) link

"Turn around / Stick it out / Even white boys got to shout / I've seen it all / Go[in'] down / The game of love was all rained out" sung to the pre-chorus of "Stayin' Alive" hasn't failed to enter my head 2-3 times a year since probably 1992.

billstevejim, Thursday, 12 December 2019 21:26 (eight months ago) link

haha fuck, that works

master of nuggets (Neanderthal), Thursday, 12 December 2019 21:28 (eight months ago) link

I'm lyin' alone
With my head on the phone
Thinkin of you til it hurts

Let me see you get low
Drop that ass to the flo'
Drop that ass, yea, shake it fast

master of nuggets (Neanderthal), Thursday, 12 December 2019 21:32 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

To the tune of “Tom’s Diner”:

I was searchin’ for my mainline
Said I couldn’t hit it sideways
And it’s Rosie and Miss Rayon
Busy waitin’ for her booster
Just got back from Carolina
Said he didn’t like the weather
Said she’s bound to meet her sailor
Wants know way to earn a dollar
Yeah but Cecil’s got his new piece
And he aims it at the sailor
Don’t you know you shouldn’t do that
Don’t you know you’ll stain the carpet
But I haven’t got the time-time
Busy suckin’ on a ding-dong
And oh could it be the police
Come to take me for a ride-ride
And it’s just like Sister Ray said....

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Friday, 7 February 2020 05:30 (six months ago) link

Arabian knights
You kids are so strange

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 7 February 2020 08:48 (six months ago) link

(xp that's really good)

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 7 February 2020 08:48 (six months ago) link

This really doesn't hold a candle to what others have posted but:

Old McDonald had a farm,
Heeeeey Macarena!

Deflatormouse, Monday, 10 February 2020 00:26 (six months ago) link

Sumer is icumen in
Lhude sing cuccu
Cuckoo, cuckoo, who's got the cuckoo?

you know my name, look up the number of the beast (rushomancy), Monday, 10 February 2020 03:06 (six months ago) link

Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame 'cause we can't let go
Run away, but we're running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to be somebody
But you ain't nobody
You ain't got no body
You're just a head
You’re just a pothead

nothing in the dialog (unregistered), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 05:42 (five months ago) link

Immigrant Song / Where it's At upthread one of the great things.

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 05:47 (five months ago) link

jump up, kick back, whip around and spin,
i want to stay forever,
closer each day,
home and away

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 06:32 (five months ago) link

Hey, you
Get off my cloud
You don't know me
And you don't know my style
It always brings me back when I hear, "ooh, child!"
From The Hudson River out to the Nile
I run the marathon to the very last mile
Well, if you battle me I feel reviled

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 18 February 2020 06:36 (five months ago) link

Old McDonald had a farm,
Heeeeey Macarena!

― Deflatormouse, Monday, February 10, 2020 12:26 AM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

I love this

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 10:58 (five months ago) link

two months pass...

I Will by The Beatles always goes like this to me:

Who know how much I love you?
Who knows how much I care?
When you put your arms around me
I get a fever that's too hard to bear.
Love you forever and forever...

fetter, Sunday, 3 May 2020 10:37 (three months ago) link

mama's little baby loves shortnin, shortnin
mama's little baby loves
MYYY SHARONA

Stupor Fly, Sunday, 3 May 2020 18:28 (three months ago) link

Sumer is icumen in
Lhude sing cuccu
Cuckoo, cuckoo, who's got the cuckoo?

― you know my name, look up the number of the beast (rushomancy), Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:06 PM (two months ago)


This is great, thanks.

My Chess Hustler (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 May 2020 18:36 (three months ago) link

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, October 8, 2013 10:06 AM (six years ago)


This too.

My Chess Hustler (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 May 2020 18:37 (three months ago) link

Moon river, wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style some day
And though it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you

a slice of greater pastry (ledge), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 10:50 (three months ago) link

Chantilly lace and a pretty face
And a pony tail a hangin' down
That wiggle in the walk
And giggle in the talk
Makes the world go round
There ain't nothin' in the world
Like a big eyed girl
That makes me act so funny
Make me spend my money
Make me feel real loose like a long necked goose
Like a girl, oh baby
You're driving me crazy
Come on, little honey
Come on now
Fire
Smoke, she is a rising fire, yeah
Smoke on the horizon, well

peace, man, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 11:43 (three months ago) link

german nursery rhyme: "hänschen klein"
kula shaker: "govinda"
plus possibly something by the residents

massaman gai (front tea for two), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 13:19 (three months ago) link

for the last hour i have had a mash-up of bob dylan's "ballad of a thin man" and doja cat's "moooo!" running through my head

it is fucking terrible

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 17 May 2020 00:11 (two months ago) link

Oh, baby
Well there's a light in your eye that keeps shining
Like a star that can't wait for night
A fantabulous night to make romance
'Neath the cover of October skies

fetter, Tuesday, 19 May 2020 15:01 (two months ago) link

Cath Carroll
Bam a lam, woah-oh
Cath Carroll
Bam a lam....

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:28 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

aux champs-elysées
oh! champs-elysées
my love will turn you on

budo jeru, Monday, 29 June 2020 01:03 (one month ago) link

oh wow

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 29 June 2020 09:24 (one month ago) link

thumbs up

Doctor Casino, Monday, 29 June 2020 11:42 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

Hey little sister, what have you done
Hey little sister, who's the only
Pick up a flat rock, skip it across Green River
Well...

Brad C., Monday, 27 July 2020 14:29 (two weeks ago) link

every time Ted Leo's "The Lost Brigade" comes up on shuffle I inevitably sing the verses of "The Flesh Failures" from Hair overtop

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Monday, 27 July 2020 14:53 (two weeks ago) link

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When I called last night,
I was not high
No I had not been drinking
When I saw a sight
I can't deny
I'm the king of wishful thinking

Doctor Casino, Friday, 7 August 2020 15:11 (five days ago) link


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