Have you ever realized that you have a song stuck in your head and thought to yourself “Gee, how did that get there?”
Recently, in effort to control my AD/HD—Inattentive type, whenever I catch myself on a tangent or unfocused thought, I try to trace its origin. I’ve noticed that there are a few songs that consistently pop into my head:
“Shoes” Liam Kyle Sullivan (As in the YouTube video “Shoes…. Oh my god shoes”)
“Shoes,” is probably the most annoying of the songs that get stuck in my head, and somehow it manages to weasel its way into my thoughts daily. After analyzing how in the world I begin singing this song on my head, I have found three triggers.
1. I work at a shoe store back home
2. When I’m looking for or putting on my shoes
This next one is maybe the most surprising and took me quite awhile to understand.
3. Whenever I take my shirt off to change and I see my boobs, in my head I change the lyrics of the song to “Boobs. Oh my god! Boobs.” Which then turns into “shoes. Oh my god! Shoes,” as the day progresses and I ask “Wait a second… Why am I singing this PG-13 rated version?”
“ASS” Big Sean
This song pops up in my head right after I do my laundry. When I put on a pair of jeans, fresh from the dryer, I have to do the pants dance—once of my favorite dances—and I always start singing “Ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass,” voice change “Ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass—STOP! Now, make that mother f**** hammer time like WOAH!”
Regardless of my lanky white girl physique, that song really makes the pants dance that much better, but I’ll tell ya, having it stuck in your head and just thinking “Ass ,ass, ass, ass, ass,” all the time can get exhausting.
“What’s Going On?” Marvin Gaye
This 70’s hit always creeps in when I’m in class OR when I’m in disarray and theres clothes strewn all over my room and I can’t find anything OR when I’m at a bar or party and I pause to look around and take everything in and I have to ask myself “Really, what’s going on?”
I can’t be alone in this. Other people out there have to have the staple songs that get stuck in their head too, right????