Earworms of the Now

We haven’t had an earworm thread in a while, I don’t think, and I’ve been plagued by one for a few days now, so I’m starting a new thread.

Earworms, of course, are those tunes that skitter around inside your brain like manic roombas with infinite batteries, circlingcirclingcirclingcircling until you basically feel like taking something blunt and heavy and ominous-looking and SMASH!

Anyway, my current one is going to be pretty obscure to anyone but a Broadway afficionado. It’s “Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher” from the Broadway adaptation of Billy Elliott. (I hope that’s a YouTube video of the song itself…I can only see the Google results from this computer)

o/ Oh my darlin', oh my darlin', oh my darlin' Heseltine! Yer a tosser, yer a wanker, and you're only Tory swine! o/

The Hot Dog Dance from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (They Might Be Giants)

Yes, I have a two-year old. How could you tell?

Leto Svet.

Leto svet.
Eto leto svet.
Leto svet.
Eto leto svet.


The White Stripes, You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket. For about a week now.

Recently it’s been going back and forth between Code Monkey and the theme from Firefly. I blame the last on threads from the Dope.

“I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars”

–the Flowbots

F-R-E-E that spells free… Credit Report dot com Bay-Bee

(something… something… )

So instead of looking fly, and rolling phat
My feet are sticking to the vinyl
And my posse’s getting laughed at

F-R-E-E that spells free… Credit Report dot com Bay-Bee

GAAAH!! Get the song out of my head!

“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”
“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”
“BBBBBBBB baby you just ain’t seen NNN nothin’ yet.”
“Here’s something you just ain’t never going to forget…”

Annoying as all hell when you don’t know any of the other words!

“You know my papa disapproved it,
My mama boohooed it,
But I told them time and time again,
‘Don’t you know I was made to love her,
Built a world all around her’
Yeah! Hey, hey, hey.”

  • “I Was Made to Love Her,” Stevie Wonder

About a week now. It’s a good song, though.

Hang 'em High, by My Chemical Romance. It doesn’t help that lately the SDMB has been mentioning calling the wind Mariah a lot. “Angels just cut out her tongue, call her Black Mariah.”

I can’t believe I’m the first to post this one: The Indiana Jones theme. It’s everywhere these days. I’d had it in my head for weeks.

Tender by Blur.

Just the first line of the chorus. “Come on, come on, come on”.

It’s been a few days and I couldn’t quite remember what or who, so thanks for starting this thread so I’d have to figure it out.

Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring…bananaphone!!!

Just when it’s about out of my head, my girlfriend’s phone rings again, with its usual ringtone:

“I wanna make love in this club, HEEYY, in this club, HEEYY, in this club…”

“Snape, Snape, Severus Snape…”

I earworm myself on purpose with this one!

Moving thread from IMHO to Cafe Society.

I just booked these guys for a Halloween show: The Mae Shi - Run to Your Grave

“I want YOU…to want ME!!”

No. Get out of my head.

Right now it’s a toss-up between “Fix Up Look Sharp” by Dizzee Rascal (lately it seems to be playing on my gym’s PA system every time I go there) and “Lollipop” by Lil’ Wayne, which I hear at least once every hour at work on account of one coworker of mine always has the hip-hop station playing in her cubicle. On one hand, I have a British guy exhorting me to “Fix up look sharp! (Woo!)” and on the other, Lil’ Wayne wants me to call him so he can “make it juicy” for me. :eek: No, I don’t wanna lick the (w)rapper!

You think you’ve got it bad, imagine being in Cheap Trick and having to play that song nearly every day since 1977.