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Monday · October 20 2003

What's an earworm?

"Earworm" is the term coined by University of Cincinnati marketing professor James Kellaris for the usually unwelcome songs that get stuck in people's heads.
My #1 earworm is Cher's "Believe". Shameful and awful, but it just won't go away once it's in my head. And now that I brought it up, I'm certain to have it in my head all afternoon.

What's your earworm?

What you had to say:
October 20 2003

Believe it or not: "There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza...."

October 20 2003

Overpaid - Term coined by me for University of Cincinnati professors who take three years to come up with the term "earworm."

Incidentally, mine is "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies. Drives me nuts...damn Canadians.

October 20 2003

Once I admit this, I'll never live it down.

My earworm is "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" by Michael Jackson.

October 20 2003

I share a couple of these same ones - Cher and the hole in the bucket song (maybe it is contagious?). I have a lot - another that comes to mind is La Bamba. :)

October 21 2003

Maybe it's the ghetto love in me but mine's "damn it feels good to be a gangster" from the office space soundtrack...for some reason it comes to mind whenever there's a silent moment!

October 21 2003

The girl across the aisle from me just let me know that she's been singing, "Turn the Beat Around" all morning.

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