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Earworm

Posted: 4 Aug 2019, 11:32pm
by fausto copy
It's 3 o'clock in the morning and I'm on the streets again.....

Re: Earworm

Posted: 5 Aug 2019, 12:29am
by gaz
Well it can't be Wednesday, wrong lyrics for a Wednesday.

Re: Earworm

Posted: 5 Aug 2019, 8:19am
by reohn2
I got a Rick Astley somg earworm once,it was worse than my tinnitus! :?


PS,I had to give it up in the end

Re: Earworm

Posted: 5 Aug 2019, 8:58am
by Mick F
............ just forget the world.

Snow Patrol.

Re: Earworm

Posted: 5 Aug 2019, 9:04am
by Cugel
fausto copy wrote:It's 3 o'clock in the morning and I'm on the streets again.....


Sop that! The mere mention of the things immediately invokes several offenders, all vying for position of worm-of-the-day!

Luckily, as they are vying to take up residence in one's ear, the antidote may be applied. This is a hefty mental effort to recall the detail of a Verdi opera or perhaps three of the four movements of Mahler's fourth symphony. Of course, all other activity requiring the brain may then come to a temporary stop, as one searches one's memory for an obscure Italian phrase or the exact progressions of a slow yet imminent Germanic romantic musical cliche.

Now, did you know that Amazon Prime currently offers Ken's "Mahler" filum free to watch for we foolish Prime members? It has much mad stuff in it but also Georgina Hale. It's the only Prime filum/TV thing I've found to my liking, amongst the acres of drossy rubbish, in about 3 months.

Cugel

Re: Earworm

Posted: 5 Aug 2019, 9:07am
by 661-Pete
The most annoying 'earworms', to my mind, are those tunes ringing through your head which you can't place. I've had one, on and off, for months now. Unlike verbal phrases or quotations, which you can always google, there are few online facilities for identifying snippets of music - and those I've tried don't work...

Anyone else so troubled?

Re: Earworm

Posted: 5 Aug 2019, 9:36am
by DaveReading
661-Pete wrote:The most annoying 'earworms', to my mind, are those tunes ringing through your head which you can't place. I've had one, on and off, for months now. Unlike verbal phrases or quotations, which you can always google, there are few online facilities for identifying snippets of music - and those I've tried don't work...

Anyone else so troubled?

Can you sing? Or even just hum it?

If so, record a clip and upload it here, and we'll do our best!

Re: Earworm

Posted: 5 Aug 2019, 1:38pm
by fausto copy
I've actually had that Thin Lizzy tune in my head for weeks now and it really is driving me mad.

However....moving on an hour.....
"it's four o'clock in the morning"!

It's a line from a 10cc song, probably off either the Sheet Music or Original Soundtrack albums.
Whereas I know all of the lyrics from the Lizzy tune, I can't work out the next line of the 10cc song and don't know what track it's from.
Anyone know?

I think this is all partly due to being profoundly deaf and being unable to recognise a song nowadays.
Having sold all my albums and Hi-Fi, I seem to be compensating by getting all the old tunes in my head.
It's a weird sensation.


And Georgina Hale....I used to drool over.
Strangely, I could imitate her cockney accent at the time. :shock:
Wasn't she in a series called Budgie or sum fink?
No doubt Cudgel will let me know.

Re: Earworm

Posted: 5 Aug 2019, 2:05pm
by DaveReading
fausto copy wrote:However....moving on an hour.....
"it's four o'clock in the morning"!

It's a line from a 10cc song, probably off either the Sheet Music or Original Soundtrack albums.

Those are both mid 70s albums, exactly the same period when Elton was singing

"It's four o'clock in the morning
Damn it listen to me good
I'm sleeping with myself tonight
Saved in time, thank God my music's still alive"


Re: Earworm

Posted: 5 Aug 2019, 5:16pm
by 661-Pete
DaveReading wrote:Can you sing? Or even just hum it?

If so, record a clip and upload it here, and we'll do our best!
The 'worm' isn't going through my head just at the moment, so I'll leave it for now, until it comes back to me.

Meanwhile, I can do better than that! - leastways, for people who can read music. I occasionally use the music-writing site Noteflight, an excellent resource if you don't mind spending some time learning how to use it! Sadly I haven't written any music for a long time now - but maybe the mojo will return in time....

So anyway, here's a well-known snippet from the classical repertoire, which I remember feeding into several tune-identify sites some years ago - and none of them got it right (one of the sites insisted it was from Beethoven's Hammerklavier sonata - which it most certainly isn't! :roll: ). I should explain, I know perfectly well where this tune comes from, I was just testing.
Music snippet 01.jpg

Note that it's not necessarily in the correct key.

Maybe if I try again on one or two of the new-sprung sites I might get a result...

Re: Earworm

Posted: 5 Aug 2019, 8:41pm
by fausto copy
I've overslept!

Just been having an *oogle and discovered it's actually 5 o'clock in the morning :shock:

Re: Earworm

Posted: 5 Aug 2019, 9:47pm
by brynpoeth
I sing One Song to the Tune of Another when cycling, that might clear the tubes :wink:

Re: Earworm

Posted: 6 Aug 2019, 8:37pm
by Si
Remember the old Jesus Jones record "Info Freako"?

I got that stuck in my head during the tour de france, but instead of the words "Info Freako" in the chorus I kept getting "Thibaut Pinot". :roll:

Re: Earworm

Posted: 6 Aug 2019, 9:00pm
by 661-Pete
brynpoeth wrote:I sing One Song to the Tune of Another when cycling, that might clear the tubes :wink:
Good idea.

Why not try "A Policeman's Lot is Not a Happy One" to the tune of "The Laughing Policeman"?

Or vice versa?

Re: Earworm

Posted: 15 Aug 2019, 7:32pm
by fausto copy
We are stardust, we are golden.....

Caught sight of that lyric on Breakfast Time subtitles this morning and it's obviously hooked.

It seems it's 50 years since the Isle of Wight Festival and I bet there are a few ageing hippies on this forum who attended.
Anyone wanting to own up :?: