TIL a cure for earworms (having a song stuck in your head) is to listen to Karma Chameleon or God Save the Queen

Read more: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/why-you-cant-get-a-song-out-of-your-head-and-what-to-do-about-it-2017100412490

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  1. I think this works for some. Some it works with a different song (I use head like a hole), some it doesn’t work for.

    My study has an even smaller same size (1) than this one, but it’s just as valid.

  2. My trick has always been to run through a more complex song in my head. Some catchy pop melody running over and over in my mind? See how much of Moonlight Sonata I can remember, the base lines of Primus’ John the Fisherman, or even the main theme of a movie soundtrack I like. A quick thought exercise like this kills the ear-worm loop and returns me to a more peaceful thought pattern.

  3. Does anyone else besides myself get “earworms” of songs going round in their heads that they are truly embarrassed of and are there and they wouldn’t even normally listen to??? (During the Covid lockdown I COULD NOT get Cliff Richards “We Don’t Talk Anymore ” the heck out of my brain! Over and over and over again! I even watched his old videos from 1979 on YouTube to try and stop it…but no.)

  4. Here’s what I do:

    I imagine myself in an infinitely tall building, on the ground floor. I wait in front of the elevator and when the doors open, I get in, alone.

    I ride the elevator up, as long as necessary, and listen the the music playing. It’s an acoustic version of Girl From Ipanema.

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