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What was the last tune you whistled or hummed?


What was the last song you remember whistling or humming, independent of any music being played?
This morning I found myself whistling the music to the Buckaroo Banzai end credits strut.

You?

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Old 09-12-2019, 09:54 AM
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I happened to be whistling the theme from "The Great Escape" when I spotted this thread. Probably because I'm just finishing work.
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As I'm posting, "Rain," by The Beatles. It's mentioned in some other thread.
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I used to hum along with the Morning Edition theme, until this idiotic ringtone version came along.

Does drumming on the steering wheel to the theme of Marketplace count? I did that last night.
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I used to hum along with the Morning Edition theme, until this idiotic ringtone version came along.

Does drumming on the steering wheel to the theme of Marketplace count? I did that last night.
Humming and whistling only, and independent of anything being played in the background.
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Whistling, or humming?
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Humming and whistling only, and independent of anything being played in the background.
Fair enough. While I was posting to another thread just now, I was humming Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors," and it occurred to me that now I had a better answer anyway.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:33 AM
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Driving to work this morning I whistled the theme song from The Andy Griffith show. Rocco, our African Grey gets worked up when he hears the tune. He has whistled parts of it, but never the entire song.
Here's a Grey whistling the song.
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Whistling, or humming?
Alternatively humming and (very badly) singing.
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The Dreamers, Sweet Disaster. Alternately humming, singing, or just stuck in my head.

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I happened to be whistling the theme from "The Great Escape" when I spotted this thread. Probably because I'm just finishing work.
This is one of my ever-present ear worms.
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“Abdul Abulbul Amir.”

I had the Frank Crumit version in mind (a major gramophone hit in 1928), but was recently surprised to learn that it dates back to 1877, and the Russo-Turkish War. And that there are many, many “naughty” versions, which are popular at rugby clubs.

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Old 09-12-2019, 11:19 AM
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Cool Whalin' by Babs Gonzales.

Every time I listen to Babs the stuff gets stuck in my head for days.
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'Georgia on my mind', not sure the last time I heard it. But out of the blue I was whistling it. The cats were not amused.

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'Georgia on my mind', not sure the last time I heard it. But out of the blue I was whistling it. The cats were not amused.
Whose version, though? I like Willie's cover. And then there's Boz Scaggs song Georgia, another graet one.
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Whistling Cuddly Toy by the Monkees...song's stuck pretty firmly in my head, of late.

(My last earworm was actually Baby Shark (thank you, Litterbox Comics, grumblemutter), but I actually sang that, not whistled.)
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Possession by Elvis Costello and the Attractions, from the Get Happy album. Don't know why, but it popped up in my mind today and I whistled the great bass part. I also had the thought that the melody of the song reminded me of church hymns.
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Whose version, though? I like Willie's cover. And then there's Boz Scaggs song Georgia, another graet one.
You made me remember, I heard it watching 2 episodes of 'Designing Women' the other night. So, Ray Charles' version.
I like Willie's too.
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Of all things, Alone Again, Naturally by Gilbert O'Sullivan, which I haven't heard or thought of in years. Now that's an earworm I definitely don't want.

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I randomly start whistling "Hail to the Chief" several times per week, for no discernible reason. I just really like it.

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Whistling Already All Ready at Zumba yesterday evening.
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I watched A Very Brady Makeover on HGTV Monday evening. I've been singing and humming It's A Sunshine Day ever since.
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I literally was just whistling the chorus from Night Ranger's "Sister Christian." Came up on the radio this morning, and got me wondering whether they had any other hits, or if they were truly a one-hit wonder, though I don't remember them showing up on one-hit wonder lists. Looking it up now, it seems "Sister Christian" did make the Top 10, though peaking at #5, and they had a song called "Sentimental Street" that made it to #8 (though, listening to it right now, I have no recollection of that song.)
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Probably "Pumped up Kicks".
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Just this morning I woke up humming (and singing in my head) The Eagles' Take It Easy. I must have had a dream about it or had that song in a dream while I was asleep because I don't think I've actually heard that song in ages.
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I was just humming Fred Blassie's "Pencil Neck Geek" to myself a short while ago.
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This morning I was whistling "I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am" by Herman's Hermits.
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"Waltzing Matilda" has been my 'tune du jour' all morning. I have no idea why.
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On Wed. I listened to Springsteen's Jungleland on the way to the pool. Whistled along to the sax bit, of course. And then on my own here and there since then.
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Due to the RIP thread, I've been humming Shakin by Eddie Money.
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"When Johnny comes Marching Home Again".
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Saw Pirates Of Penzance last night, so I am whistling "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General"...sometimes at double-speed.
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Possession by Elvis Costello and the Attractions, from the Get Happy album. Don't know why, but it popped up in my mind today and I whistled the great bass part. I also had the thought that the melody of the song reminded me of church hymns.
All it took was reading your first word, and I started humming the bass line (well, beatboxing as low as I can go, it's a bass line).

Thanks, I guess... I know I'll be doing that all day.

It's actually a problem for me; I always have a song or two running through my head... and sometimes they spill out into the real world. I'll be reading at a coffee place and notice someone look at me and I think "Uh, oh, did I just hum that out loud?" I've taken to putting in earbuds and listening to audiobooks, which overrides the internal "Top 100 Songs I've Ever Heard".
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The theme to the Christopher Reeve "Superman" movies. I was playing with a kazoo.

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I found myself whistling "Razzle Dazzle" from the musical Chicago earlier today out of nowhere

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Oh, crap. I can't get 'On the Road Again' out of my head. It's not easy for me to whistle that, for some reason and now my face is hurting.
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Oh, crap. I can't get 'On the Road Again' out of my head. It's not easy for me to whistle that, for some reason and now my face is hurting.
Willie or Canned Heat? They're both hard to whistle.
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Willie or Canned Heat? They're both hard to whistle.
Willie. Well, now I'll whistle Canned Heat til I die of sprained dimples.
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I realized that almost everything I've been whistling/humming/singing lately have been songs that have been mentioned here. Like "Possession" from this thread. Someone mentioned Ozzy not having stage presence... so that was 24 hours of "Paranoid" in my brain. Then someone linked to live Van Morrison... cue "Caravan" in my head; it was from "The Last Waltz", so that started me humming "Stage Fright", the first in a long string of Rick Danko songs...

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I was riffing along with the popcorn in the microwave last night. Does that count?
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A guilty pleasure of mine, "Yes or Yes" by the K-Pop group Twice. I was partially singing, but mostly humming because I don't speak Korean.

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Does vocalizing à la whatever Roger Miller song was turned into the Hampster Dance count? (After googling, it's a sped up version of "Whistle Stop" from Disney's Robin Hood.) If so, it's "Yakety Sax" while watching some football highlight on Twitter -- I don't remember which one, but I'm sure there are plenty that would fit. [Edit on preview: it's now the Hampster Dance song.]

If only actual whistling (which I can't do) or humming counts, I might have to go back to the last time I played Cranium, maybe 8 years ago. The song I remember drawing in the Humdinger round was "Billie Jean." I ended up humming the chorus, the next verse, the bridge, and another chorus while everyone on my team said, "Oh! I know that!" Finally, someone got it right before time ran out.
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Bach's "Air on the G String."

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I was watching Ken Burns documentary on Country Music tonight. I've been whistling 'I'll fly away' since.
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