I guess this is a poll of sorts. I know most people can get songs stuck in their heads for hours or days, but do most people always have music playing in their minds? Dangerdad says he does not, and thinks it’s weird, but I do. So I put it to your folks.
I always have a tune or something playing mentally. It’s not necessarily very loud–though I get annoying songs stuck on high volume like many people, it’s not always like that. Mostly it’s medium and can be ignored. It’s not very conscious, but if I stop and think for a minute, I’ll realize what’s playing. Usually, it’s something I heard recently, or it might also be a song triggered by a mental association or something–sometimes one I haven’t heard or sung in years (“Memory” showed up the other day, argh).
I’m not particularly musical; I haven’t got perfect pitch, I’m only reasonably competent at singing, and I can’t play any instrument well (I took years of piano but was entirely mediocre). What I can do is remember songs. That’s all.
So, doesn’t everyone do this? Or am I some kind of weirdo?