by Baby Huey

Earworms. God, I hate those horrible hell-spawned bitch goddesses. No, not the bugs, you twits. Those songs. The melodies. The riffs. Those things that just get stuck in your head and won't. get. out. I'm more susceptible to these than most people I know.

There are a few of them that are particularly bad for me.

domination.jpgPantera - Domination

Whenever I hear the first riff of that song, I'm fucked. I can't get that song out of my head for days. It's already been there for like 2 weeks. I can't help it. It's. So. Fucking. Catchy. I'm not even that big a Pantera fan.

In Flames - Zombie, Inc.

Like most of my earworms, it's not even the whole song. I could handle that. This is like when Cartman hears any part of "Come Sail Away" he has to sing the whole thing. Yeah. This particular earworm is the breakdown about 2:20 into the song. I will back up and listen to this part of the song over and over. The rest of the song is mediocre, but that solo is beautiful. It's haunting.

Strapping Young Lad - You Suck

"Even your girlfriend fuckin sucks!" "Hell yeah, she fuckin sucks!" How can you argue with lyrics like that. It's 3 minutes of fun heavy stuff, and it never ceases to amaze me how fast Gene Hoglan can drum, despite the fact that he's like 400 lbs.

Peter Mulvey - If Love is Not Enough

I love some music that isn't metal, and Mulvey's definitely my favorite non-metal artist. The song is so good I'm just going to post the lyrics. Go find it. It'll be worth your while, but be careful ... you may be trapped.

mulvey_poets.jpgHow many should haves, how many should have nots
How many I wish we hads lie between us?
For two basically well intentioned people it seems to me Our failures just demean us
Is it lack of self regard?
It should not be this hard
I want to know, I want to know, I want to know

If love is not enough then what's enough? I am listening
If love is not enough what keeps the moon bright,
What keeps the ocean glistening?
You think it's you, I think it's me
If love is not enough than what else can it be?

When I get up to see the powers that be
I know there's one question I'll bring
How can two people look at the same love
And see two completely different things?
It hurts to say the heavy stuff, so we say it lightly
And I'm amazed at how often I catch us both smiling, if only slightly
But it's maddening, it's saddening, and I want to know

If love is not enough then what's enough? I am waiting
Is there something I should know about the thin ice on which the survivors are skating?
You think it's me, I think it's you
If love is not enough then what else can we do?

So we go on, put on the brave face, but it makes me want to scream
I quit, I give up, I will claw my way out of this bad, bad dream
I love you still, I love you still, I love you still

If love is not enough then what's enough? can you hear me?
I'm sick of the burns I've got on my body from all the perfectly good loves exploding near me
What else can I say? what else can I say?
If love is not enough then we will go on loving anyway

Now, you gotta know how to get rid of them. The first move is tricky, and can cause you significant pain, but it's very effective. Simply start singing a more irritating / catchy song, and you will be clear of the demon in no time, but you may be possessed by the new hell in exchange. You can also try getting it stuck in someone else's head, but you need a few things to happen, specifically:

1) someone who is susceptible to earworms
2) someone who knows the offending song
3) someone weaker than you, cause you may get your ass beat.

At this point, my brain has completely shut down, so I'll challenge you all. I dare you to get a song stuck in my head. I DARE YOU. And I'll be honest, and tell you if you succeed.

Baby Huey will probably regret that challenge later.


It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small world after all
It's a small small world!


Saw Strapping Young Lad about a year ago, great show and Devin Townsend is fuckin hilarious.

I have serious earwig problems. Good Riddance's version of Come Dancing got stuck in my head for three weeks once. The only thing that got it out was the above mentioned method of finding another song to override the first one.... Hold On by Wilson Philips (thanks Harold and Kumar you fuckers)


Theme song to the cartoon, Super-Chicken.


Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead or Alive"

I think mostly cause it is the theme song to "The Deadliest Catch"

cause I'm a cowboy on this steel horse I ride...


There are so many, but this week, for some reason, I keep hearing that insipid new Gwen Stefani song and it digs and digs and digs at my brain.

"wooooohooooooo, wheeeeee-ohhhhhhhh"

It's like a fucking dentist's drill with a dull bit.


Manah Manah

I heard the Warlock Pinchers do it a week ago, and it's been in my head ever since. Enjoy!
(manah manah)


All of those songs landed, except yours Timmer. I've (thankfully) never heard that song. Not even Gwen's marginal hotness can make up for the bile she spews.

Manah Manah wins, though. Jerk.


Hahah. Glad I could help you out. =)

Manah manah.


I would gladly give up every No Doubt song I ever liked to live in a world where Gwen Stefani had never been recorded.

I enjoy most of my earworms, If I hear Iron Maiden's Invaders once I will listen to it a dozen times.
I do not care to hear Saturday in the Park playing over and over and over in my head, as was done to me by one of youse recently. My fault for knowing the song though, truly.


doo doo doo doo doo
doo doo doo doo
doo doo doo doo doo
doo doo doo
doo doo doo
doo doo doo doo doo doot doot doot doo doot!


do do do do do do do do do
do do do do do do do do do


theme from Titanic

makes me want to plunge steel needles into my eardrums


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