• http://video.go.com/keepingthefaith/karaok_qt.html anna jr.


    click my name for a link to that clip – that’s too too funny!

  • http://line-noise.com jackie

    speaking of cat power, this has been plagueing me about the new record (which, if you haven’t bought on vinyl, you should! yummy warm sounds): what’s up with eddie vedder and dave grohl? and more importantly, when did dave grohl stop being hesh and start being cool?

  • http://www.cbr4.com lander

    Journey – Seperate Ways ( Worlds Apart ) “Here we stand, worlds apart, hearts broken in two…” ls.

  • http://adactio.com Jeremy

    “These are a few of my favourite things” from The Sound Of Music.

    God, how I hate it.

    But once it’s stuck in my head the only thing that will drive it out is “Girl From Ipanema” or, and just the mention of this will get it stuck in my head, “Who Let The Dogs Out?”

    It’s the cognitive itch.

  • http://www.daymented.com dayment

    First of all: listen to kexp.org streaming internet radio. It’s worth it. They are the community station here in Seattle and John Richards in the Morning is our leader. His shows are archived so you can go listen anytime.

    Second: song stuck in my head: Young Turks by Rod Stewart. Not the whole song, just the fade-out ending part. I heard it in the grocery store late at night and here’s what Rod (heh. Rod) sings over the looped chorus:
    Young Hearts. Be Free. Tonight. Tonight tonight tonight tonight yeah. oo-oo-oo-ooh oo-oo-ooh oo-oo-ooh. Young Hearts. Be free. Tonight. Time. Time. Time. Time. Time. Is on your side. Is on your side. Is on your siiiiiide.


  • http://ubps.org carson

    “spending the day in the shirt you wore” by poi dog pondering. puts me in a good mood instantly….also, “mr. e’s beautiful blues” by the eels. yet another feel-good tune. “such great heights” by the postal service (and for the quieter times, the iron & wine cover). the saccharine never sounded so sweet. right.

  • http://raptor.slc.edu/~kindle kindle

    A friend once advised me that the best song to sing was the theme song to “The Love Boat”. It’s barely a song, nobody knows the words, and it doesn’t stick. But it gives you something to think about, so you’ll forget whatever other horror you have playing in your head.

  • http://www.pbase.com/bast Bast Herself

    How about:
    Shout, kick your heels up and shout come on now
    Don’t forget to say heyheyheyhey say you will
    Don’t know who sang it though. I’ve heard it sung by Cher and saw Bon Jovi sing it in concert as the final song. Dang, now I have 3 or 4 songs in my head.

  • http://www.pumpkinjuice.com Jenny

    Anyone not from Utah probably won’t get this one… but you know those “Low Book Sales” commercials? Those damn things always get stuck in my head.

    My boyfriend and I have this competition oft-where we’ll sing songs that easily get stuck in your head outloud, and go back and forth… driving each other crazy. Whoever’s song is in both your heads after it all… wins. Its awful.

  • http://www.amishrobot.com Josh

    Ladytron-Seventeen is haunting me.

    iTunes decided to play it twice as I wrote this. Its obviously some kind of sign.

  • http://hammerland.net/ Xanthan

    Head, shoulders, knees and toes – Knees and toes.
    Head, shoulders, knees and toes – Knees and toes.
    Eyes and ears and nose and mouth.
    Head, shoulders, knees and toes – Knees and toes.

  • Beck Plays Hockey

    Speaking of songs that get stuck in your head and won’t go away, I have to nominate the jingle for “Meow Mix”… And now they mock me by making commercials about how everyone hears the jingle and can’t stop singing it! Torture! You know how it goes “Meow, meow, meow, meow. Meow, meow, meow, meow. Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow…” Repeat until crazy…

  • http://www.hammerland.net Xanthan

    BTW Dooce: bravo on telling the girls next door your reason for skipping church. That ought to put a little adventure into their family’s church going experience this Sunday!

  • trucmuche

    Every morning of the last week, even before I open my eyes, I have that song by French band Autour de Lucie (Chanson sans issue*) playing in my head. And since probably no one here knows them, I’ll have to bear it all alone… Not that it’s bad, but after a week…

    *Litterally “Song with no way out”!

  • EC

    “Conjunction, Junction what’s your function…” Or any of the songs off of that School House Rock DVD. Sometimes I wonder why I had to relive my childhood.

  • http://www.misscranky.com Tiffany

    Jenny, I’m all too familiar with that little bit of torture. Why on earth was that ever invented?

    For the record, the song stuck in my head is the theme from Gargoyles.

  • Cheekychk

    Yahmadallah…word up on the “Yoshimi” call…however, my stupid sushi-loving brain has it’s own demented version…Her name is Sashimi…etc. Oh, and Kindle, another song that kicks out any other, guar-an-teed: There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza, There’s a hole in the bucket, dear Liza my dear. Well fix it, dear Henry, dear Henry, Dear Henry, well fix it dear Henry, dear Henry my dear. We’ve scientifically experimented with this. On a last note, today’s OCD song for me is Shake Ya Brain–David Holmes. Just “Shake ya brain, shake ya brain” over and over and over. But I do like the song.

  • marjane

    “That’s why i’m all up in your grill, trying to get you to a hotel. you must be a football coach, the way you got me playin’ the field. so baby give me that TOOT TOOT, lemme give you that BEEP BEEP. Runnin’ her hands through my fro, bouncin on 24′s…it’s the remix to ignition, hot and fresh out the kitchen…sippin on coke and rum, I’m like so what, I’m drunk…it’s the freakin’ weekend, baby I’m about to have me some fuuuun….bounce bounce bounce bounce boounce bounce bounce bounce bounce. ”
    God, it’s awful, I can’t get it out of my head.

  • Michele

    Okay, I debated about whether to put these here because I think I’m the biggest freak when it comes to this. My husband and I get together and one song will never leave. Here are a few:
    Theme from Three’s Company
    Theme from Batman
    Hot in Herre Nelly
    Big Pimpin(every day at least once!)
    Annie’s Song John Denver
    All The Things She Said-Tatu
    Please Mister Please Oliva Newton John
    Jenny from the Block J-Lo
    Close to you The Carpenters
    Beautiful Christina Aguilara
    and the latest:
    Here comes Peter Cotton Tail from the Toy’s R Us commercial…don’t tell me you all aren’t hearing that one over and over late at night!

  • michele

    Dooce, SO sorry! Had a problem with my browser.
    Please delete a few so I don’t look like a complete dork! Please!

  • bit2byte

    Thank you Jay Z.

    The original version(1977): “It’s the Hard-Knock Life”  performed by Andrea McArdle and Orphans

    Just try getting this out of your head.

  • http://clappstar.com/mt/ Jonathan

    I’ve been listening to baby music from Pottery Barn Baby for the last ten months since the little one has been around.

    How about:
    No Bananas
    The Trolley Song
    Three Little Fishies

    as for adult music:
    Holiday In The Sun – Sex Pistols
    Sound Of Silence – Simon/Garfunkel

  • http://www.odessastreet.net lee

    I constantly have “Big Booty Hos” in my head. I never should have memorized the lyrics. (“Let me see you touch the ground…”)

  • http://omnivore.com omnician

    The phenomenon is called Stuck Song Syndrome (SSS). Hell, even the word ‘phenomenon’ reminds me of the Muppet’s song: …ma na ma na…
    …Ich lieb dich nicht du liebst mich nicht …da DA DA DA…I don’t love you you don’t love me …da DA DA DA (by Trio)
    …push the little daisies…make ‘em come up…push the little daisies…make ‘em come up…[repeated ad finitum] (Ween)
    …They’re coming to take me away, ha-haaa!! They’re coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa…To the funny farm…(Napoleon XIV)
    …don’t worry…be happy! (Bobby McFerrin)
    I have to give credit to ‘brunette’ for beating me to post the ultimate SSS song: “It’s a Small World”

    thanks loads, Dooce. ;-)

  • http://www.scot-on-the-rocks.com scot-on-th-rocks

    “The Billy Flynn Rag” from Chicago soundtrack..It’s even in my dreams…I liked it about the first ten thousand times it went through my mind..now it’s like torture!!!

    It there a drug..and can I BEG some from you?

  • http://www.devoted-surfer.com/lovedump elyse

    boom boom boom boom
    i want you in my room
    so we can stay together
    from now until forever
    (vengaboys…i curse you for haunting me a whole summer.)

  • dvl

    “Your Stupid Cat” by Phineas Gage – this was a brilliantly funny song by a garage band in L.A. 10+ years ago…. I so wish I knew what happened to them.

  • http://www.musicemissions.com Dennis Scanland

    Tom Jones’ “What’s New Pussycat”. Uh, yeah – because it’s been on that damn Telus commercial for months.

  • Chelsea

    At the risk of sounding ridiculous… “The Chicken Song”

    Ah, the shame.

  • bdk&e

    Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, Po; Teletubbies, Teletubbies, say Hell-lowh. (Over and Over I find myself singing aloud these words, in the car, the grocery store, where ever; in an operatic, country, and perhaps a wannabe rapper voice.)


    -Getting you prepared to join our world.

  • http://www.digitalcatharsis.com the mighty jimbo

    chili’s fucking baby back ribs.

    and i’m a vegetarian.

    fuck them and their bar-b-que sauce.

  • pretty_paranoia

    the ringtone on one of my collegues mobile phones.

    everytime i manage to get it out of my head it fucking rings again.

  • http://home1.gte.net/res1g9eh/browning.jpg Waiting for Goulet


  • http://www.mistercrunchy.com Chris

    Dun, da-dun, da-dun, Inspector Gadget,
    Dun da-dun da-dun dun dun,
    Woo woo!

  • http://www.gimmenoise.com Renee

    Ah, Death Cab For Cutie, “Company Calls.” I never really got into them before but a friend gave me their last album. Now I’m really digging them and playing them on my radio station all the time. That and that McLusky song where the singer is screaming “my love is bigger than your love, SING IT!!!” Sing it, damn it!!

  • scannovision

    so many posts i can’t imagine anyone’s still reading… which is why i feel safe admitting that — after seeing my sister perform in “joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat” — well, “i feel handsome, i feel smart/i am a walking work of art…” i take comfort in the fact that as i walk among the seemingly normal i know they, too, have ridiculous songs running through their heads. i’m not alone.

  • kate

    Ha, unfortunately, I’ve had “Father Figure” by George Michael in my head for days. Ugh.

  • http://misspriss.org/weblog/ Cyberangel

    Heard Pink’s “Get this party started” before I went to class tonight (MIDTERMS – ARGH!) and it’s on perpetual replay.

    Oh well, better than “It’s a small world” or “I’m Henry the 8th, I am.”

  • Chris

    ‘The Witch Doctor’
    sung by Homer Simpson. :-)

  • J

    “ta da da da da da
    *mumble, mumble, mumble*
    because you’re beautiful,
    yoooou’re beautiful.”
    since 530 this goddamn morning. on the upside, i was thinking this when i looked at my little baby (kitten).
    God just shoot me now!

  • Phil

    Speed Lab…
    John Vanderslice

  • http://www.sourbob.com/ sourbob

    I’ve had this song stuck in my head for weeks. Did I pass this on unwittingly by blogging on it?

  • Kelli

    OMG, Julia. I am so with you. And to make it worse, I just got MMMBop out of my head after like four years, because my sister found the need to watch – get this – the Spice Girl movie. That’s right. Now I’ve got MMMBop and “Too much of something is bad enough…” Oh sweet sweet lord…

  • Spike

    The worst song of all just *has* to be “Magic Moments”. Start singing that one, and you’re screwed for months… :(

    Personally, that “No Culture Icons” one didn’t stick at all. I couldn’t even remember what it sounded like about 30 seconds later. *phew!*

  • SuSu LOSER

    17 years ago my boyfriend and brother formed a punk rock band (think Ramones/Sex Pistols) called “Pockets of Resistance” Thier only song was called “pockets of resistance.” It’s only lyrics were “pockets of resistance…. pockets of resistance” They played it over and over and over again in the garage, at parties … even recorded it on the community college TV station… Like a loyal sister/GF I listened and banged my head daily and of course knew all the words. Yesterday I IM’d my Brother and asked him “What band did ‘pockets of resistance’ cause I can’t get it out f my head”…. He had to remind me that it was His band and what a total loser I am for forgeting that the band ever existed. I was even asking people at work if they remembered who did this song… I thought for sure some retro DJ would be reviving this tune anyday now due to it’s relation to current events…

    I am ….as ever…. SUCH A LOSER..

  • http://www.escribitionist.com Jane

    Afternoons and Coffee Spoons by the Crash Test Dummies…

    I heard it a few days ago, and it’s still in my head. I think the song even made a cameo in a dream last night.


    Music is really powerful.

  • http://www.jonathanmacybiggs.com/motorskills/ jonathan

    I’m not a Rolling Stones fan at all (well maybe some of the early stuff), but that damn disco tune they had gets stuck in my head every so often and I can’t stop it.

    Do-doot doo-doo doo-doo-doo…

    Aw crap, here we go…

  • Cat

    …yes baked and not fried Goldfish. It’s the snack that smiles back until you bite their heads off! Yes they’re made of real cheese, even though they look like fishies. The snack that smiles back: Goldfish.

  • Jodi

    When nephew was little he used to listen to some show or tape that had a song called “This is The Song That Never Ends,” and believe me… it doesn’t. It goes on and on and on….
    Sometimes my brother would call me at work and start to sing that song.Boy does it ever stick in yer craw. ARGH!!

  • xiolagrl

    head hurts…..

    my brain is on total overload. i’m going to have to agree with the mighty jimbo. that stupid chili’s song makes me insane, actually it makes me homicidal.