What do you do when a song gets stuck in your head?

United States
June 9, 2010 7:18am CST
I hate it when a song will play over and over in my head. Usually a phrase of the song and even if I love the song it does get annoying. Weird phenomenon. How do you get a song out of your head?
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@kharlav (1672)
• Philippines
9 Jun 10
I hate it too. I hate it, specially, when the song that gets stuck on my head is the song that I hate. I think the way that we can get rid of the song is to think of another song. lol. That's what I do. Or make yourself busy, make your mind busy so that you will not think of the song anymore.
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• United States
9 Jun 10
That's the worst. Its one thing if you like the song. If its something you really can't stand, and it gets stuck in your head, cause its catchy. Then its like "WTF? i hate this song. why am I singing it?"
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
9 Jun 10
Arrrrrrgh!! That's another one for me too! How about "Don't worry be happy" or "Feliz Navidad"? .......
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
9 Jun 10
woops! Somehow this posted in the wrong spot! Sorry kharlav! I should have posted above.
@juicekodai (1122)
• Philippines
9 Jun 10
hahaha.. the Last Song Syndrome... i dont do anything about it.. probably il just sing it again and again.. and if it gets to the point that i would notice that i have been singing it a million times, id listen another song..
• United States
9 Jun 10
If I can't get a song out of my head I just sing it to other people to get it stuck in their heads. Its like a cold. You get sick you give it to someone else, and then you're not sick anymore.
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
hahahah.. really?.. i didnt know about that... i would love to try that strategy...
• United States
12 Jun 10
you should.
@markleob (1904)
• Philippines
9 Jun 10
i simply sing it.... well it is not that bothering to me since i am a music lover.. i dont know but maybe it is because of my race... musically inclined.. maybe your wife is also a music lover.. hahah just a thought..
• United States
9 Jun 10
She is a music lover. She listens to just about anything. I've always been really picky with what I listen to, but now being with her I'm changing. Stuff that I would have laughed at, now I find myself thinking, this isn't so bad.
@markleob (1904)
• Philippines
9 Jun 10
yeah.. most of the filipino people loves music even if some dont have a good singing voice... but most filipinos are gifted with a good voice only some were not developed... most filipinos love VIDEOKE....karaoke singing... it is good that you are gradually changing... it is not bad to realize... now you realize the musicality within you.. i tell you bro, music is a good anti stress...
• India
9 Jun 10
I'll Hum it again and again and also sing it in bathroom (of course during bath) till i get a new one into my head !! :)
• United States
9 Jun 10
I guess that's all you really can do. oh well.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
9 Jun 10
"It's a small world after all.... It's a small world after all.... It's a small world after........" oops! sorry....:)
• United States
9 Jun 10
high fiver on that one. I use to always get that song stuck in my head. That and.... This is the song that never ends Yes it goes on and on my friends someone started singing it not knowing when it ends.....
@la_chique (1499)
9 Jun 10
I'll hum it over and over again until I can get to a computer or music player to play it. My other half has this trick of having to listen to the whole of a catchy song so that it wont get stuck in his head. He says that if he hears a song sometimes and he misses the end of it then that is when it gets stuck in his head. Odd! lol.
• United States
9 Jun 10
Oh yeah I use to do that. Quick quick find something else to listen to! And then I'll listen to another song over and over again, to get it stuck in my head, just so the other song is out of my head. But lately it doesn't work. I got this frikin Justin Bieber song stuck in my head, so I listened to this other song over and over again, and i started to sing the song to myself, but i kept thinking of the frikin Justin Bieber song.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
22 Feb 11
Hi. redhotpogo. I either try to think of another song that will play in my mind. Or I try to listen to this song on the radio or the Internet. That is just as long as I am not annoyed with this song playing constantly in my head.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 11
just listen another song that you love it happens automatically in my head too. even though i hate the song so bad, but if the people surround sing it over and over again my head will surely play and sing that song too..urggh
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
12 Jun 10
It usually takes another song to get the first one out of there. It's funny because it is sometimes the worst or silliest songs that get stuck there.