Earworm, from the German ohrwurm, is the "technical" term for "those songs that drill themselves into your head for hours or days or weeks, and you can't stop thinking/humming them".
I get 'em all the time. In 1991, I hummed "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt" for three straight weeks.
...to be replaced by yet another XTC tune, "Senses Working Overtime".
The catch is, which one do I like best?
Or the cover by, um, Mandy Moore?
Sort of like hearing the same song done by Elvis Costello and the Patty Loveless.Posted by Mitch at October 30, 2006 05:05 AM | TrackBack