first let me define ear worm for those of you who may not know it:
UrbanDictionary.com has quite a few entertaining definitions for ear worm :
- Song that is stuck in your head
- Any song that is so catchy, and at the same time extremely annoying, that it feels like a worm has crawled into your ear and eaten the intelligent parts of your brain so that you hum the song all day long, no matter how much you hate it
- A song stuck in your head. Came from the German word, “ohrwurm,” which means earworm literally*, and a song stuck in the head not literally*
i most often use this term to mean the song that is stuck in my head all day/week/month while annoying i do enjoy the song. though you, gentle reader, may need to infer what definition i mean by what is being said around it.
having a song in one’s head for over a week definitly get’s old. a week or so ago i’d had “i feel pretty” from west side story stuck in my head for 5 weeks. i like the song, but 5 weeks of i feel pretty?! that does get old. ear worm for sure!
definitions aside, back to the post at hand.
i woke up today with there for tomorrow‘s “burn the night away” in my head. pretty sure the last time i listened to it was the day before yesterday, so why it decided to be my first song of today, i don’t know. i have made several attempts to switch the song to something else, but to no avail.
for those of you interested in learning more about ear worms, please feel free to visit this site for more information: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EarWorm
*i have correct the spelling of the word “litteraly” in this post. it was bothering my too much to leave it in