Arrggggh! Two days ago, I happened to hear a snippet, just a snippet of a Hall and Oates song on VH1 Classic channel.
Ever since then, I’ve been hearing:
“M-E-T-H-O-D-O-F-L-O-V-E!!” in my head about every five minutes.
And it’s not even the whole song, just that one little part which makes it twice as annoying. I’ve tried listening to other catchy songs, I even resorted to the “La, la, la, la, la, la” song by Kylie Minogue, hoping that it would replace “M-E-T-H-O-D-O-F-L-O-V-E!!” but no luck.
“The Ketchup Song”? Oh, you mean “The This-is-not-a-Macerena-ripoff-song-even-though-we-have-a-cute-little-dance-and-unintelligible-lyrics-too-Ketchup song”. Hey, that just might do the trick though.
What really bugs me about this stupid Hall and Oates song is that the chorus goes, “METHOD OF MODERN LOVE” but then they only spell out “METHOD OF LOVE”. My brain is always trying to fit the “Modern” in there. I think that’s why it’s stuck in my head in the first place.
I once heard a theory that the reason you get a song REALLY stuck in your head is because you don’t know the lyrics, and your brain is trying to complete the song, but keeps getting stuck. So maybe you should (and I know this sounds radical) listen to the song again, and concentrate on the rest of the lyrics.
But my real secret weapon is “Back to Life/Back to Reeeeality.” That seems to shove any other annoying song right out of my head, yet doesn’t get stuck itself. It’s PERFECT.
I’ll suggest Your Smiling Face by James Taylor. Of course, it got stuck in my head for three solid weeks, once – and I still, years later, am forced to run screaming from the very mention of the title lest it insinuate inself back into my synapses…