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Earworm of the day: Jungleland

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PTJHhUeAfcI’ve been listening to Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run a lot recently, and the song Jungleland is the one that has stuck with me the most. I love the way the different melodies and instruments are weaved together, and the urgency of Springsteen’s voice as he delivers it. Unfortunately it’s too complicated for me to…

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Earworm of the Day: Wide Awake by Katy Perry

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0BWlvnBmIE My youngest son loves to listen to the radio. This has actually been really good for me – without him I might be stuck in the ’80’s, listening to the same music I did back in college. The down side is that I often find myself haunted by the music we just listened to….

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Earworm of the day: Twist in my Sobriety

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJdgSRzv8wEThis is one of the songs about which I can’t really explain why they stick to my brain the way they do. It’s incredibly ’80s in the almost negligent way it’s presented. I still haven’t figured out what it’s about. I don’t know any other songs by Tanita Tikaram.

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Earworm of the day: Times Square

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0c7MPgKm54Times Square is not an earworm for me in the sense that I sing it myself all day long, instead I press the “repeat button” and listen to it five times in a row or more. I discovered Marianne Faithfull as a performer in the 1990s through a track sung on a compilation of Kurt…

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Earworm of the day: Bruch's Adagio

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZjw9pN0kX0Can classical music provide earworms? For me, it can. I end up humming or whistling the melody for days, which can be awkward, as there’s usually a much larger range of tones to be covered, and the melodies tend to be much more complicated than those of the average pop song.

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