Frozen’s hit song “Let It Go” out of my head. Yep, apparently that’s
me and 98 percent of the rest of the world, with one song or another.
Ever since the name flub heard ‘round the world (and the three minutes
or so that followed), I haven’t been able to get
to research over the last decade, ear worms—or those songs that get
stuck in your head for ages—are incredibly common. The most typical musical
candidates feature a lot of repetition and tend to be played on different
mediums, like TV and radio. Kids songs, product jingles and pop hits are huge
offenders. Usually, our brain replays 30-second snippets of songs. Unless you’re
me, and all you know from the song is “let it go, let it go!” Darn.
While there is no definitive method to rid yourself of the
song-on-repeat problem, scientists report that most earworms only last for
about 24 hours. Though if you’re a musician, they tend to stick around longer.
What’s your current earworm?
What do you think would be the worst?
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 3/15/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN music we love, In the News