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

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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

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

haha yes

drash, Sunday, 24 May 2015 08:25 (five years ago) link

nice

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

lmao

Ric Flairy (clouds), Sunday, 24 May 2015 13:22 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

that SP/Offspring one is amazing.

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

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 (five years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

kinder, Wednesday, 7 December 2016 12:26 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

indiana jones theme, a team theme

Islamic State of Mind (jim in vancouver), Friday, 17 February 2017 22:02 (three years ago) link

"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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

how's life, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 17:02 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

woke up with a new one this morning:

Eighteen wheels and a do-zen roses/
Don't you know me, I'm your native son

andrew m., Tuesday, 11 September 2018 15:25 (one year 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (two 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

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

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:28 (one month 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 (four days ago) link

oh wow

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

thumbs up

Doctor Casino, Monday, 29 June 2020 11:42 (four days ago) link


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