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15th-Mar-2010 02:27 pm

When you have a song stuck in your head you...

listen to the song over and over
try to replace it with another song
hum along in your head until it goes away
pay attention to other things in hopes it will go away
15th-Mar-2010 06:28 pm (UTC)
Listen to it once.
15th-Mar-2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
This. I've heard that "finishing" the song will help your brain to get it unstuck.
15th-Mar-2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
That's what I do. Listen once, then immediately put on something else.
15th-Mar-2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
Every time I hear that McDonald's filet-o-fish commercial, it's in my head for days and days. Ugh.
15th-Mar-2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
The day I realized I have that song memorized, I realized that McDonalds must have the best jingle-creators ever. Or McDonalds is just particularly inspiring because that viral Chicken McNuggets song is pretty darn catchy, too.
16th-Mar-2010 04:47 am (UTC)
OMG... I haven't heard that one, but that reminds me of the Jack-in-the-Box's miniature Western burgers one... that one was obnoxious, and I was glad when they quit airing that one.
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15th-Mar-2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
If I need to make the song go away, I just sing it like Bob Dylan. More like "Blonde On Blonde"-Dylan than "Modern Times"-Dylan. Get that nice famous nasal-y twang into it. See "Girl from the North Country" or "Like a Rolling Stone" for examples.

HOWEVER, if you get a Bob Dylan song stuck in your head, then growl it out like Death Metal. :)
16th-Mar-2010 03:23 am (UTC)
It depends whether I like the song or not. Sometimes I like the song and just hum or sing it over and over. But when it's something annoying (like the theme from one of my s.o.'s video games for example) I try and replace it with another piece of music.
16th-Mar-2010 04:45 am (UTC) - DRAWN TOGETHER ICON LOVE~~
Dude... that is more or less what I said. :D +1 to this forever.
16th-Mar-2010 04:32 am (UTC)
Speaking of which...

16th-Mar-2010 04:35 am (UTC)
16th-Mar-2010 04:41 am (UTC)
Depends on the song. If it's one I like, I usually just enjoy it until it goes away (provided that it's not earworming me to the point where I can't stand to hear it anymore -- y helo thar "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer, which was played ad nauseum the entire summer of 1999 from every radio station in the world). More likely, it's a song I HATE, in which case I will do whatever I can to try to replace it in my mind.
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