• http://yahmdallah.blogspot.com/ Yahmdallah

    “All Apologies” by Nirvana, or “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede with full OOOGA CHACKA chorus/hook are my two aural ghosts. Yeah yeah yeah yeah…

  • http://yahmdallah.blogspot.com/ Yahmdallah

    …though come to think of it, lately “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt.1″ has nudged its way into the please-stop-playing-in-my-head list. “The name is Yoshimi…”

  • http://zchannie.blogspot.com zchamu

    Right now, I’ve got:
    “let’s dance… the last dance…
    Let’s dance.. the last dance…
    let’s dance.. the last dance…
    let’s dance… the last dance…”

    running over, and over, and over, never getting to the end, just that one single solitary fucking line, over.. over.. over..

  • Julia2

    R. Kelly’s “Remix to Ignition”– its just bad news… but it has been in my head for the past 5 days.

  • http://www.antisocialdiva.com antisocial diva

    “everywhere” by michelle branch. once i finish dancing around my office loft to it, i am ashamed. well, okay, maybe only slightly ashamed ;)

  • http://scalefigure.com/ chorizo

    yahmdallah is right, yoshimi is like crack.

  • The Drifter

    I loaded up my iPod a few months ago with a strange conglomeration of music that was only supposed to be the starting point of my 10Gb Xanadu but has turned into perpetual-repeat purgatory because i’m iMac/iBook-deprived, so it’s been a strnge mix that’s strangely light on indie pop and strangely heavy on freedom rock. I dare anyone to take a two-week snapshot of your listening habits and stick to it for three months straight at a 14-hour-a-day job in which the only way to focus is to put on your headphones. Some of the songs that still get cranked:
    “The Loner” – Neil Young
    “The Seeker” – The Who (it always reminds me of Terence Stamp in The Limey, which is really cool)
    “Big Trucks” – Pedro the Lion
    “Make You Feel that Way” – Blackalicious
    “Digging for Fire” – The Pixies
    There’s a pattern there somewhere.

  • http://www.yezbick.com yezbick

    “Mad World” Gary Jules…from the Donnie Darko soundtrack…That and Bad Medicine…

  • http://www.nicoledale.com nicole

    come along fool
    a direct hit to the senses,
    you’re disconnected
    it’s not that it’s bad . .
    it’s not that *mumbled*
    “fool” – cat power. maybe when i see her tonight my internal dj can finally rest!?!?

  • Todd

    I moved to Los Angeles almost two years ago and have had “Ventura Highway” by America stuck in my head ever since. At first I rejected this gift seeing as my classic rock pap days were more than ten years gone. Then one smoggy day I was hiking up Runyon Canyon and caught a load of the gridlock on the sad 101. I had to embrace the poor little ditty thereafter.

  • http://www.swirlspice.com Irk

    Ever since Trenyce sang it on American Idol on Tuesday night, I’ve had Celine Dion’s “The Power of Love” in my head. “‘Cause I’m your laaaaaadaaaaaaaay….”

  • Grace

    Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot..

  • http://www.eleventwentyseven.com christine

    “doot doot” by freur, aka underworld. But I guess it doesn’t help when I have played it about a thousand times the last couple of weeks. At least it’s a good song that’s stuck in my head.

  • http://www.talkingcrow.com rosebaby

    at least you people get NORMAL songs stuck in your head (ok, MmmBop is not normal).

    year round, the most earworm song for me is, quite unfortunately, ‘have yourself a merry little christmas’. the burl ives version from the old rudolph animation tv show they play at xmas.

    god knows why.

    reading all of the comments though has quieted the voices.

  • http://www.dooce.com dooce

    my head is going to fucking explode with all these songs. i will never sleep again.

  • rickster

    I’ve got “We all die Young” from the ROCKSTAR soundtrack. Why did I load this into my iPod?? Damn you Steve Jobs and Marky-Mark!!! (I know it’s Mark Wahlberg, but he’ll always be Marky-Mark to me)

  • rickster

    Dooce, is that you in the Picture on the header/footer?? You look ravishing!!!

  • http://www.ericandleandra.com/journal/ leandra

    “All the Things You Said” by TaTu… YOU try to get it out once you’ve heard it. argh. great, now it’s running through my head. crap.

  • http://dryad.diaryland.com jess

    lately, it’s been alternating between “head to toe” by lisa lisa & cult jam, and “bobby’s girl” and that oldies song “bobby’s girl” (once covered by tracey ullman!)

  • http://www.redteamgo.org jen

    nelly’s “pimp juice”

  • http://tequilamockingbird.blogspot.com THE julia

    how weird is this? first off, i’ve never heard the foxwood commercials, but then i read sheila’s post: “…life is good, life is sweet, have yourself a front row seat…” and now, even though i have no idea how the song actually goes, it is stuck in my head. then, i’m going insane, so i read somelier’s post that i should just hum the girl from ipanema to get a song unstuck, so i do that and now the girl from ipanema is totally stuck in my head.

    all in all: damn.

  • http://www.badmouth.com Allisonic

    TRack 4 “The Scientist” off of Coldplay’s 2nd album…because I’m not cool.

    “Nobody said it was easy,
    It’s such a shame for us to part.
    Nobody said it was easy,
    No one ever said it would be this hard.
    Oh, take me back to the start.”

  • http://www.underwearninja.com UnderwearNinja

    She only wants me for my pimp juice…

    Dooce, this is the most evil topic evah. Everytime I come back, I leave dizzy.

  • http://aprilgem.com/log April

    The theme song for The Smurfs… evidence that I’m a dork.

  • b

    My head is so full of earworms, I can’t handle it. Jenny From Tha Block was one of the worst for me, of all times. That and (dare I say it?) It’s A Small World. I know, now you all really hate me.

  • http://www.planetsocks.com Krotchbat

    The Angry Gumball song from that Extra gum commercial.
    But just the part that goes:
    “I’m an angry gumball!”

  • http://www.dooce.com dooce

    Krotchbat!! I’m going to KILL you for that. Could there be a more annoying commercial? I mean, gumballs DON’T HAVE FEELINGS. and even if they did, it’s like, get over it, gumball!

  • http://www.planetsocks.com Krotchbat

    Yes, I know, Dooce.
    The Angry Gumball sucks.
    His rhyme sucks.
    And he sounds like he’s somebody’s Uncle Shecky stuck in the form of gumball. SToo-pid.

  • http://www.eddoandco.com eddeaux

    Crap, do people have no lives? I just visited this page before lunch and it hadn’t changed, I come back and 9,278 people have gotten to post before MEEEE! I am livid!

    So, I have had Tainted Love in my head all day and we have been arguing about who wrote it. Billy Idol or Soft Cell?

    Don’t touch me please, I canot stand the way you tease…

  • joey joe

    Well. I downloaded the song by these ‘Thermals’ you speak of….

    Oooh but it is terrible. Sorry to have wasted any of your gobs of gigs.

    I CAN see how having that song stuck in your head could lead to incessant crying. I believe I might try to root that tune out of my head with an icepick through the ear.

    The women in suits, however, are terrif!

  • http://line-noise.com jackie

    losfeliz (way up there) “he war” IS addictive, then again, same for the whole record.

    the new evan dando LP makes me feel catchy.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/the_tarquin tarquin

    The Shins “New Slang” and Seven Mary Three “Sleepwalking.” They’re like auditory crack as far as I’m concerned.

  • brunette

    “It’s a small world after all” and “I don’t wanna be a chicken..” (wedding song that people flap their damn arms at. yes! There ARE words to that song:
    “i don’t wanna be a chicken, i don’t wanna be a duck, so i shake my butt” *clap*clap*clap*clap

    i like to change the last verse to “so kiss my butt”. might be annoying still, but at least it’s funnier.

  • http://greebs.diaryland.com greebs

    What song do I have stuck in my head? Well…how about No Culture Icons” by The Thermals? Thanks for that. After downloading it this morning I’ve now played it seven times.

    THe other song is “Jolene” a cover of a Dolly Parton song, apparently, by the White Stripes….that song just won’t go away. But it’s okay cause it rocks.

    The true killer though? “Wheels of the Bus” — the children’s song.

    wheels of the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round, wheels of the bus go round and round, early in the morning…

  • sugarsphinx

    i have lotus-goddamn-notes at work, and there’s a little ‘welcome’ button in the upper left-hand corner, which always prompts ‘welcome to the jungle…’ to play incessantly through my head. “na na na na na na kneees, kneeees!!”

  • http://www.frowningmonkey.com Frowning Monkey

    The theme song to Gilligan’s Island will act the same way as “The Girl From Ipanema.” It clears the head, and won’t stick. But you got to sing it LOUD.

    Frequently I have Scooby Doo stuck in my head. It always starts as me singing some song that I don’t really know too well, and then I devolve into lame-brained scatting, which leads me straight into ‘scooby-doo-wah’, or some other non-singer’s scatty sound that starts with ‘scooby’. I defy you to start by singing the word ‘scooby’, and not end up at ‘You know we’ve got a mystery to solve and…’

    Damn. Stuck again.

  • http://www.eleventwentyseven.com christine

    if we want to talk kid’s songs…I have found myself singing the theme from Dora the Explorer outloud on more than one occasion. di di di di di dora di di di di di dora…dora dora dora the explorer!

    P.S. Tainted love was Soft Cell.

  • http://www.line-noise.com Jackie

    Oh, I just thought of something that ‘Girl from Impanema’ can’t erase!

    It’s another song sung by Astrud Gilberto, anyway I can’t remember the name but it’s very creepy-like and sounds (thus reminding you of) like the song at the end of Joan Chen’s “Xiu Xiu,” the part where Lao Jin shoots her in the head.

    Holy crap, it’s the most depressing scene/song ever — and you’d be hard-pressed to be wooed out of thinking about the song constantly, by ipanema fluff.

  • http://www.swirlspice.com Irk

    I would like to add that Celine Dion interrupted the previous constant-flow of Shakira’s No Creo (the MTV unplugged version). I never heard of the angry gumball before today and now I’ve seen it in 3 different places. I must see this gumball.

  • bearcub

    Shit, I downloaded a few songs by this band under your recommendation “listening to”, and I think that song in particular is absolute waste! Horrible, horrible song! Usually you’re on the money…but that song…ouash.

  • http://www.incae.edu The Inmate

    Tra-la-lala-la-la, la-lala-la-laaaa…..

    “Ravage the land like never before, total destruction from mountain to shore!”

    Damn you, April.

  • Shawn

    Sadly enough, this week it has been Eye of the Tiger.

  • tee hee

    I can’t believe you let the dog sip Herradura, that’s blasphemy.

  • anna jr.

    “I play along with the charade, there doesn’t seem to be a reason to change….
    You know, I feel so dirty when they start talking cute
    I wanna tell her that I love her, but the point is probably moot.

    ‘Cos she’s watching him with those eyes
    And she’s lovin’ him with that body, I just know it
    And he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night…..:

    c’mon – EVERYONE SING!

    “you know i wish that i had Jessie’s girl!!!”

  • lordgoon

    “Thundering Hearts” by John Cougar. I shit you not. This song has been impossible to dislodge ever since it first took up residence in my brain ‘way back in junior high. That’s seventeen years ago now, people! Pity me. I should sell my brain as meat.

  • http://www.incae.edu The Inmate

    Anna Jr. , I’m with you on “Jessie’s Girl”….but the version sang in the movie “Keeping the Faith” by Dan, the asian karaoke guy. Even catchier than the original, and a hell of a lot funnier.

  • http://www.injust-spring.com Alex

    “I like BIG BUTTS and I cannot lie!!!!”

    Damn it all to hell, now I have “Baby got Back” in my head and it will never EVER leave…..

  • http://www.darthmiles.com da

    those of you who live far from the woods of Conneticut consider yourselves lucky, the foxwoods theme WILL stay in your head until you actually drive to the damn casino and lose all your money.
    life is good, life is sweet, grab yourself a front row seat, yeah, lets live for the wonder of it aaallll. hey!

    -just kill me now.

  • http://www.moviepoopshoot.com/wrestling/index.html The Deuce

    cat power’s “good woman.” but maybe that’s cause i can’t seem to find one nowadays.

    and if you think those denim couches are scary, you should see the ones that faint. downright frightening.

  • http://www.meamea.blogspot.com Miss Mea-Mea

    Funny you should post on that today. Someone at work has been emailing “The Dildo Song” to everyone today. It’s set to the tune of the Slinky song. I can’t get it out of my head now. If you’re curious: