Friday, November 15, 2013

Sticky songs

My mental jukebox tends to get stuck on repeat. Almost every day I get a song in my head that clings there like gum on a shoe. I started keeping track of the songs. I should probably have some kind of mental health professional interpret the list for me. But then, I'm not really sure I want to know. 

In case you're wondering, these are the "sticky songs" that I thought to write down over the last few weeks, starting with today and going backward. 

  • Andrews High School Fight Song - including lyrics that most people don't know exist
  • Royals by Lorde ("you can call me green bean")
  • Hawaii 5-0 theme song (as played by the Permian High School band. This is a regular. It comes up 2 or 3 times a month in the mental jukebox shuffle.)
  • Feelin' 22 by Taylor Swift (don't even like this song, but we have a great football player here at Tech. His # gets called alot by announcers during the games.)
  • Roxanne (the Eddie Murphy version)
  • Waka Waka by Shakira from the 2010 World Cup (the Spanish version)

With the exception of Jessie's Girl, these are even in the top 100 of my all-time favorite songs, so why do they stay with me? Again, I'm not sure I want to know. 

So, what are your sticky songs?

6 comments:

  1. Robyn, I'm playing with the comments format and lost your comment. Bah.

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    1. You've always resented that comment.

      Don't try to pretend this was an accident.

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    2. Well, maybe you're right...because the aliens coming would mean I might get to go back to the mother ship.

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  2. Any "Lorde" song is a good sticky song, in my opinion! I think the worst thing in the world is when someone starts singing that "What Does The Fox Say" song because it's horribly sticky...

    My all time sticky song would have to be that "Ain't no one gonna break my stride" song... so good :)

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    1. I've only heard Royals and a small clip of the Everybody Wants to Rule the World cover by Lorde. I guess I'll have to go have a listen to the rest.

      And now you may have dislodged the fight song and replaced it with Matthew Wilder.

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    2. > the worst thing in the world is when someone
      > starts singing that "What Does The Fox Say"
      > song because it's horribly sticky...

      Argh, now *I* have that song stuck in my head.

      Thanks a lot!

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