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    What Gets Stuck in Your Head?

    OK, so I saw this thread on another forum the other day.

    "What songs get stuck in your head while you are riding"? Unfortunately that forum was all youngsters and I didn't know any of the songs. Thought it might be fun to do with other 50+ers.

    Lately for me it has been "Radar Love" by Golden Earing and "Move It On Over" by George Thorogood.

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    "Mustang Sally" these days. Proof that I belong in the 50+ forum.
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    "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"...and I hate that song!

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    "Don't Fear The Reaper," by Blue Oyster Cult, and one I can't remember the name of by some girl group from the '60s. The lyrics go "What are you gonna do when I'm gone, whose shoulder are you gonna cry on?"

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    My music sense has been permanently warped by a 21-year-old who burns me stuff from the Kranked and New World Disorder MTB video soundtracks. So I get things like: Foo Fighters' All My life; Anthrax's Fueled stuck in my head . . . along with standards like Boston's Smokin' and Molly Hatchet's Flirtin' with Disaster (my personal 'theme song' .

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    I wish a song would get stuck in my head more often. Being a somewhat obsessive-compulsive personality, I find myself counting my pedal strokes... talk about boring.
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    Or the "City of New Orleans" when I'm riding thru the rain...

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    It depends on what I am riding.

    Bianchi: Neopolitan/Neapolitan songs and Italian opera arias

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    The cure to "unstick" a song in your head is a few choruses of Disney's It's a Small World, Afterall.

    Of course, then you have THAT song stuck in your head.
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    (dancing) "Cheek to Cheek" by Irving Berlin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopedaleHills
    "What songs get stuck in your head while you are riding"?
    By the way, the technical term for that is "ear worm".

    Carry on...

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    You guys have better memories than me. I can't remember from one ride to the next what song gets stuck in my head. But I usually do have an ear worm on longer rides.

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    Don't have any particular song but at the spinning classes we have various songs to ride to a a cadence of about 85. When I start those long hills- I pick on several songs By Queen, and sing them just to get the cadence right. Sing it in my gead though as I have atendency to increase the rhythm abd cadence as I start enjoying the tune buzzing round my head. It has to be Queen with a song like-"I like to ride my Bicycle" or just recently I am going back to my Youth with John Lee Hooker.
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    Two songs that have gotten stuck in my head whilst cycling are "Rock and Roll Stew" by Traffic and "Country Mile" by Rory Gallagher.
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    To the tune of "Bridge Over the River Kwai", learned in third grade, and for my everlasting sins. . .

    "Comet, it makes your mouth feel clean,
    "Comet, it tastes like gasoline,
    "Comet, it makes you vomit,
    "So eat some Comet, and vomit today. . ."

    Sometimes it's "Deutschland Uber Alles".

    HopeDaleHills mentioned this string in another folder. Someone there mentioned "Your Red Scarf Matches Your Eyes", which I've been singing non-stop since. . .including in my sleep. My wife mentioned several times that it doesn't make a bit of sense, what the hell's a "Shipfitter", and anyway shouldn't someone slap me for saying a word like that?

    OH, YOUR RED SCARF MATCHES YOUR EYES,
    YOU CLOSED YOUR COVER BEFORE STRIKING,
    FATHER HAD THE SHIPFITTER BLUES,
    LOVING YOU HAS MADE ME BANANAS,

    OH, YOUR RED SCARF MATCHES YOUR EYES,
    YOU CLOSED YOUR COVER BEFORE STRIKING,
    FATHER HAD THE SHIPFITTER BLUES,
    LOVING YOU HAS MADE ME BANANAS,

    OH, YOU BURNT YOUR FINGER THAT EVENING,
    WHILE MY BACK WAS TURNED,
    I ASKED THE WAITER FOR IODINE,
    BUT I DINED ALL ALONE,

    OH, YOUR RED SCARF MATCHES YOUR EYES,
    YOU CLOSED YOUR COVER BEFORE STRIKING,
    FATHER HAD THE SHIPFITTER BLUES,
    LOVING YOU HAS MADE ME BANANAS.

    Discussion: What is it about the human psyche that makes this happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam
    ... or just recently I am going back to my Youth with John Lee Hooker.
    NOW, you're talkin'! I searched for over 20 years looking for a copy of Big Legs, Tight Skirt. I had the 45 in 1967 onthe VJ label but it disappeared. Finally found a copy on a CD in Gouda, the Netherlands in 1990. Now thanks tothe magic of the Internet I found another version with John Lee Hooker teaming with Ry Cooder for an extended version.

    No particular tune sticks in my head when I bike commute each day for about 2 hours R/T. I change my playlists almost every week. Current tunes sticking in my ear this week are as below but not necesarily in that order (love shuffle play when cycling):
    Carole King - One Fine Day
    Carole King - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    Carole King - A Natural Woman
    Carole King - Beautiful
    Carole King - Home Again
    Carole King - I Feel the Earth Move
    Carole King - It's Too Late
    Carole King - Jazzman
    Carole King - Smackwater Jack
    Carole King - So Far Away
    Carole King - Tapestry
    Carole King - Way Over Yonder
    Carole King - Where You Lead
    Carole King - Will You Love Me Tomorrow-
    Carole King - You've Got a Friend
    A New Found Glory - The Glory Of Love
    Belmonts - Tell Me Why
    Bobby Day - Rockin' Robin
    Brooklyn Bridge - 16 Candles
    Cadillacs - Gloria
    Capris - There's a Moon Out Tonight
    Capris - Why Do I Cry
    Chantels - Maybe
    Cleftones - Heart And Soul
    Cleftones - Little Girl Of Mine
    Cleftones - You Baby You
    Crests - Sixteen Candles
    Crests - Step By Step
    Crests - Who Put The Bop In The Bop
    Crests with The Duprees - The Angels Listened In 1959
    Crows - Gee
    Danny & The Juniors - At The Hop
    dee dee sharp - mash potatoes
    Del Vikings - Girl Girl
    Dell Shannon - Sea Of Love
    Dell Vikings - Whispering Bells
    Dell-Vikings - come go with me
    Diamonds - Little Darlin'
    Diamonds - Walking Along
    Dovells - Bristol Stomp
    Drifters - Money Honey
    Duprees - Why Don't You Believe Me
    Edsels - Do You Love Me
    Everly Brothers - Be-Bop-A-Lu-La
    Falcons - You're So Fine (1)
    Fiestas - So Fine
    Five Heartbeats - Crazy For You
    Five Satins - Do You Remember
    Five Satins - Doo Wop A Mllion to One
    Five Satins - Sillouettes On The Shade
    Flamingos - Till the End of Time
    Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me (1)
    Genies - Who's That Knocking
    Gladiolas - Please Don't Go
    Heartbeats - A Thousand Miles Away
    Impalas - I Ran All the Way Home
    Jesters - The Wind
    jive five - i'm a happy man
    Jive Five - My True Story
    Jive Five & The Chantels - Donna
    Lauren Hill - Doo Wop
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    lfo - Wishing on a Falling Star
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    Little Anthony - The 10 Commandments Of Love
    Little Anthony Imperials - Tears on my Pillow
    Lou Christie - Lightning Strikes
    Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Stay
    Monotones - Book Of Love
    Moonglows - Ten Commandments Of Love
    OJays - Used To Be My
    Owls - Josephine
    Paragons - Let's Start All Over Again
    pastels - been so long
    Paul Anka - Diana
    Penguins - Earth Angel
    Penguins - goodnight sweetheart goodnight
    Platters - In The Still of the Night
    Platters - Only You
    Rays - Silhouettes On The Shade
    Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
    Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Loving Feeling
    Rightous Brothers - Soul and Inspiration
    Silhouettes - Get A Job
    Spaniels - Stormy Weather
    The Five Keys - The Glory Of Love,1951
    Thurston Harris - Little Bitty Pretty One 192
    Tony Allen & The Champs - Night Owl
    Videos - Trickle, Trickle
    Drifters - On Broadway
    Drifters - Saturday Night at the Movies192
    Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me
    Drifters - Some Kind Of Wonderful
    Drifters - There Goes My Baby
    Drifters - This Magic Moment2
    Drifters - Up On The Roof
    Intruders - (Love Is Like A) Baseball Game
    Intruders - I Wanna Know Your Name
    Intruders - I'll Always Love My Mama
    intruders - ITS A THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE
    The Intruders - Cowboys to Girls
    Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing
    Isley Brothers - Living For The Love Of You
    Isley Brothers - Love The One You're With
    Isley Brothers - Spill The Wine
    Isley Brothers - Whos That Lady
    Luther Vandross - A House is Not a Home
    Luther Vandross - Always & Forever
    Luther Vandross - Any Love
    Luther Vandross - Anyone Who Had A Heart
    Luther Vandross - Can Heaven Wait
    Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father
    Luther Vandross - Don't Want To Be A Fool
    Luther Vandross - Don't You Remember
    Luther Vandross - Give Me the Reason
    Luther Vandross - Here and Now
    Luther vandross - Hit it again ft queen latifah -21st
    Luther Vandross - I Really Didn't Mean It
    Luther Vandross - If Loving You Is Wrong
    Luther vandross - If Only For One Night
    Luther Vandross - It's Over Now
    Luther Vandross - Killing Me Softly
    Luther Vandross - Knocks Me off My Feet
    Luther Vandross - Like I'm Invisible
    Luther Vandross - Love The One You're With
    Luther Vandross - Love Won't Let Me Wait
    Luther Vandross - Lovely Day
    Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
    Luther Vandross - Power of Love
    Luther Vandross - See Me
    Luther Vandross - She's a Super Lady
    Luther Vandross - So Amazing
    Luther Vandross - Stop to Love
    Luther Vandross - Sugar and Spice (I Found Me a Girl)
    luther vandross - SUPERSTAR (LIVE VERSION)
    Luther Vandross - The Closer I Get To You_w_Beyonce
    Luther Vandross - The Thrill I'm in
    Luther Vandross & Cheryl Lynn - If This World Were Mine
    Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson - Best Thing in My Life are
    Marvin Gaye - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
    Marvin Gaye - Aint That Peculiar
    marvin gaye - can i get a witness
    Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
    Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Trough GrapeVine
    Marvin Gaye - I'll Be Doggone
    Marvin Gaye - Lets get it on
    marvin gaye - pride and joy
    Marvin Gaye - Stubborn Kind of Fella
    Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
    Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell - You're All I Need
    Miracles - A Fork In The Road
    Miracles - Baby baby don't cry
    Miracles - Bad Girl
    Miracles - Choosey Beggar
    Miracles - Going To a Go Go
    Miracles - I Like It LIke That
    Miracles - I Second That Emotion
    Miracles - I'm The One You Need
    Miracles - Love Machine
    Miracles - Mickey's Monkey
    Miracles - More Love
    Miracles - Ooo Baby Baby
    Miracles - Shop Around
    Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown
    Miracles - The Tracks Of My Tears
    Miracles - Whats So Good About Goodbye
    Miracles - Would I Love You
    Miracles - You Really Got a Hold on Me
    OJays - Back Stabbers
    OJays - For the Love of Money
    OJays - I Love Music
    OJays - I'm a Girl Watcher
    OJays - Livin' for the Weekend
    Ronettes - Be My Baby
    Ronettes - Da Doo Run Run
    Ronettes - Do I Love You
    Ronettes - Then He Kissed Me
    Ronettes - Walking In The Rain
    Sam and Dave - Bring It On Home To Me
    Sam and Dave - Gimme Some A Loving
    Sam And Dave - Hold On, I'm Coming
    Sam and Dave - I Thank You
    Sam and Dave - I'm a Soul Man
    Sam And Dave - May I Baby
    Sam and Dave - Soothe Me
    Sam and Dave - When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
    Sam and Dave - Wrap It Up
    Sam and Dave - You Don't Know Like I Know
    Sam And Dave - you dont know what you mean to me
    Spinners - Games People Play
    Spinners - I'll Be Around
    Spinners - It a Shame
    Sweet Inspirations - Oh What A Fool I've Been
    Sweet Inspirations - Sweet Inspiration
    Sweet Inspirations - To Love Somebody
    Sweet Inspirations - When Something Is Wrong With My Baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Dog
    "Don't Fear The Reaper," by Blue Oyster Cult,
    "I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Dog
    and one I can't remember the name of by some girl group from the '60s. The lyrics go "What are you gonna do when I'm gone, whose shoulder are you gonna cry on?"
    "When I'm Gone" by Brenda Holloway? I think it's an old Smokey Robinson tune.

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    "Fat Bottom Girls" by Queen...."they make the rocket world go round"....

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    Today (for some reason) it was "Sailing" - Christopher Cross. Tried the "Its A Small World Afterall" thing and it did not work. Switched back to Sailing after a short bit. So I thought about George Bush for while and that ended all the music.

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    I'm still singing "Mustang Sally." Now around the house. My wife finally says to me, "What an idiotic song."

    I reply. "What do you expect? You married an idiot."

    She gave that ironic "knowing wives smile" and disappeared into the garden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Paulie
    Also, I like "City Of New Orleans" when riding through rural areas...
    The Willie Nelson version is the very best, In my own opinion. No disrespect to Arlo Guthrie, but Willie does it as only he can.

    Good Times, Sam Cooke.

    And for those warm, humid summer nights,,, The theme from Mulholland Drive, by Angelo Badalamenti, or Mea Culpa, by Enigma.
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    Today, it's Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackhub
    The Willie Nelson version is the very best, In my own opinion. No disrespect to Arlo Guthrie, but Willie does it as only he can.
    I prefer the Steve Goodman version.
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