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I've got a song stuck in my head that won't go away.  I believe the young folk these days call it a headworm.  I don't know how it got there.  It's from my childhood and I probably haven't heard it in 45 years.  I didn't especially like it then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lESj6-IqyKw  So I'll try to leave it here.  This is a free service for all those who want to dump a headworm.

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I have one at present as well. One of the fast food outlets is using the old Edith Piaf song that I think the title translates into 'No Regrets'. Although not having heard the song for years it now vibrates through my head all day. By the way, I have always liked the song although I have no idea of what it means in French.

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Years ago I worked at a newspaper and bane of my fellow feature writers was a woman with a couple of toddlers. She used to get the theme song from Bananas in Pyjamas stuck in her head. I remember her telling me that the only antidote was to hum Yankee Doodle. How she discovered this antidote, I can't imagine. But that's my piece of knowledge to add to this thread!

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18 hours ago, nyenor said:

I have one at present as well. One of the fast food outlets is using the old Edith Piaf song that I think the title translates into 'No Regrets'. Although not having heard the song for years it now vibrates through my head all day. By the way, I have always liked the song although I have no idea of what it means in French.

I suspect it means the same in French as it would in English, just that it's sung in French! :-)

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What I was trying to say is that apart from knowing the title in English is 'No Regrets' I have absolutely no idea of what the words are or what they might mean as I cannot recall ever hearing an English version of the song. And bugger. Now the song is in my head again.

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http://www.bing.com/search?FORM=INCOH2&PC=IC04&PTAG=ICO-af4fe336&q=edith+piaf+je+ne+regrette+rien  I'll translate it for you if you like.  PM me.  But you make a good point about the headworm.  It wouldn't be so bad if you knew all the words.

5 hours ago, Shyheels said:

Years ago I worked at a newspaper and bane of my fellow feature writers was a woman with a couple of toddlers. She used to get the theme song from Bananas in Pyjamas stuck in her head. I remember her telling me that the only antidote was to hum Yankee Doodle. How she discovered this antidote, I can't imagine. But that's my piece of knowledge to add to this thread!

 A stronger song works.  I can often kill a headworm with this Pretenders song http://www.bing.com/search?q=talk+of+the+town+pretenders&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=talk+of+the+town+pretenders&sc=4-27&sp=-1&sk=&cvid=3C55E386760149E0982E80D5C5F51F0E but then the chap who didn't care about the rules is in my head.

Do you chaps carry songs in your head, or do you have them on a device and need things plugged into your ears?

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I carry songs in my head

I don't like things plugged in my ears. When I am out and about, especially on my bicycle, I like to see and head everything around me

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This was my headworm yesterday. usually it tends to be something annoying.

 

 

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When I work with electric equipment (connecting and fault diagnosis) My mouth starts to sing High voltage by AC/DC:biggrin:and thats pretty often.

Sometimes I have caught myself singing the Manamana tune by the muppets.

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On 01/12/2016 at 6:32 AM, Amanda said:

 

This was my headworm yesterday. usually it tends to be something annoying.

 

 

How on earth did that get into your head?  Don't tell me.  I got this one today https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=long+haired+lover+&view=detail&mid=D3562C487BCC6202CFA3D3562C487BCC6202CFA3&FORM=VIRE while Mum was watching Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip.  Guess who one of the celebrities was.  The other was Tony Christie, so lots of 'people singing the hits badly'.  I couldn't decide if I'd have been luckier to get http://www.bing.com/search?FORM=INCOH2&PC=IC04&PTAG=ICO-af4fe336&q=is+this+the+way+to+amarillo  Comic Relief does sterling work turning songs you don't really like into songs that make you want to gouge someone's eyes out.

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I had one all day that was a classic headworm.  You know, you don't really know the words, so a little bit of it repeats like the record's stuck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xgd2ENLa3c  As ever, I don't really know how it got there, but I think something reminded me of the instrumental that preceded it on an album.  Anyway, Shyheels kindly replaced it for me by mentioning in a message a night porter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5F2hTyxs3s  I find the song maddening, because I can't be bothered to learn the words. This isn't the first time he's done it.  Should I report it to Tech? ;) I should say that my distress is increased by 'pity' being spelt 'pitty', but I can't really blame Shyheels for that, unless...

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The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin, BUT it's the live version because it's in a different key than the studio version!..lol

 

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