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Getting a song you hate out of your head while riding

Old 09-09-15, 06:29 AM
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Getting a song you hate out of your head while riding

The last few days I've had I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain in my head. I mean, come on man. Before that was Push It by Salt and Pepper. Before that was Muskrat Love by Captain and Tennille. Stop the madness. I like metal, classic rock and 80's new wave. I try to think of a song I like but that doesn't work. Any tips?
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Old 09-09-15, 06:44 AM
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wtf?! You just infected me with it!
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Maybe you are getting in touch with your feminine side.
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One of my last centuries I had "This is a story about a man name Jed, poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed"
in my brain the whole way. Actually started singing it. Annoying.
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I rode an entire 300K randonnee with the song, "Do Your Ears Hang Low" playing in my brain. I think I would have ridden off a cliff if there had been a handy one around. But I was in Manitoba. No cliffs available there.

Here you go ... play the tune ... I dare you!
Do Your Ears Hang Low Lyrics
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Two weeks ago I had "Una Paloma Blanca" by the George Baker Selection going through my head. No idea how that one popped in. And now it's back...

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For about a year straight on every ride it was Incense and Peppermints by Strawberry Alarm Clock after I found out it was the #1 song the day I was born. Now that one was cool, but most of the songs in my head I hate. Ice Ice Baby, Hanging Tough by New Kids On The Block, Disco Inferno, MmmBop by Hanson, Touch Me by Samantha Fox, Living La Vida Loco........ some pretty freaking bad ones.
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I was whistling Christmas songs on a 100k ride a few months back.
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I often pass Walker Street in Houston and that starts up "Darcy Farrow" because of the line,

"Where the Walker runs down to the Carson Valley Plain,
There lived a girl.
Darcy Farrow was her name."

I know the entire lyrics, so after that I can sing it maybe 20-30 times over the rest of the ride.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
The last few days I've had I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain in my head. I mean, come on man. Before that was Push It by Salt and Pepper. Before that was Muskrat Love by Captain and Tennille. Stop the madness. I like metal, classic rock and 80's new wave. I try to think of a song I like but that doesn't work. Any tips?
If I had those three songs stuck in my head for the last few days I would intentionally ride my bike off a tall bridge or into a wall and take my chances.
Without an ID or health insurance card on me no less!
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Just step out the closet man...No shame.
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You are riding too slow. Crank up the power and all you'll hear is the sound of your panting and heartbeat.
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Actually try James Brown. No matter what singing "I Feel Good..." is excellent descent music; "Sex Machine" for rollers, "Get on The Good Foot" climbing...He's got one for everything.
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Morning commute yesterday at 5:30 AM, I had "Daydream Believer" by the Monkees in my head, not exactly a motivator. For the life of me I couldn't figure out where it came from.

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Two weeks ago I had "Una Paloma Blanca" by the George Baker Selection going through my head. No idea how that one popped in. And now it's back...
I prefer the Bobby Vinton version.
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Old 09-09-15, 08:48 AM
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Just step out the closet man...No shame.
You should be banned for that comment. No doubt I would have. You'll probably be good, though.
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Old 09-09-15, 08:51 AM
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You should be banned for that comment. No doubt I would have. You'll probably be good, though.
Pop Music! So controversial.
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It's the last stewpid tv jingle I heard on the way out the door. A couple of bars of "Sunshine of your love" and all gone.
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It could be worse, you could be like me and have work stuck in your head. :-(
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I get the song stuck in my mind thing from time to time. Try counting pedal strokes and see if that gets rid of it.
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I read somewhere recently that chewing gum helps get songs unstuck.
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Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs View Post
Actually try James Brown. No matter what singing "I Feel Good..." is excellent descent music; "Sex Machine" for rollers, "Get on The Good Foot" climbing...He's got one for everything.
"It's a Man's World" when you pass a woman.
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Do some puzzles. No kidding. Sudoku, jumble, etc. They apparently are good for getting earworms out of your head.
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I once had How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria stuck in my head on a ride. I was seriously considering pulling over, taking off my helmet, and smashing my head into a tree.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
The last few days I've had I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain in my head. I mean, come on man. Before that was Push It by Salt and Pepper. Before that was Muskrat Love by Captain and Tennille. Stop the madness. I like metal, classic rock and 80's new wave. I try to think of a song I like but that doesn't work. Any tips?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PCkvCPvDXk
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Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs View Post
Actually try James Brown. No matter what singing "I Feel Good..." is excellent descent music; "Sex Machine" for rollers, "Get on The Good Foot" climbing...He's got one for everything.
Give It Up Or Turnit Loose for intervals.

I think it's the on-the-one beat that does it.
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