Sometimes, I'll get a song stuck in my head and I really like it, but then, when I play the real version, it's much worse.
Constant Craving by k.d. lang is one of those. I love her voice but when I play it in my head, it's always a downtempo, moody song. I so much want to actually listen to the song as its played in my head but I always end up with a song filled with accordions and bongos or whatever.
Judy Garland's Over the Rainbow is another one. Again, when I hear it in my head, it's a moody, melancholy song yet when I actually hear it, it's not.
I'm sure what's happening is that I hear the singing and the singing is, in both songs, in minor chords, making the singing melancholy but when coupled with the music, the songs, in their entirety, become more uptempo, happy songs.
Two songs I like more when they're in my head. What about you?