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Earworms You Don't Mind...
« on: March 07, 2018, 05:43:28 PM »
...playing over and over and over again in your mind.

Are there any catchy tunes you like? If so, which one(s)?

 
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Re: Earworms You Don't Mind...
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2018, 07:06:01 PM »
The "Visit Scotland" ad campaign in the UK a few years ago used a section of a tune called "North" by Paul Mounsey. I was able to tolerate it as an earworm.  :sidesmile:

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Re: Earworms You Don't Mind...
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 08:14:15 PM »
One that stuck with me fir a very long time was "Coloege biy", the intro to "University Challenge".

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Re: Earworms You Don't Mind...
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 09:25:45 PM »
I prefer earworms without lyrics and for me songs such as the main theme for the game The Witcher really stick in my head:


(Especially starting at 1:40)

Or the Game of Thrones main theme. :grin: It just makes me so happy, like a fresh new episode is about to start! I really need a life. ::)

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Re: Earworms You Don't Mind...
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 09:31:24 PM »
The "Visit Scotland" ad campaign in the UK a few years ago used a section of a tune called "North" by Paul Mounsey. I was able to tolerate it as an earworm.  :sidesmile:


Sounds a bit like something Enigma or Era would produce.



They're a little religiously-themed, though.
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Re: Earworms You Don't Mind...
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2018, 09:57:47 PM »
Probably not what normal people would consider an earworm, but before going to class this morning I listened to the Part 2 Introduction of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and got the melody (stated at 1:24, for example) stuck in my head. It's beautiful to me, so it's fine to me.


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Re: Earworms You Don't Mind...
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2018, 04:08:59 AM »
Probably not what normal people would consider an earworm, but before going to class this morning I listened to the Part 2 Introduction of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and got the melody (stated at 1:24, for example) stuck in my head. It's beautiful to me, so it's fine to me.


Stravinsky is one of my favourites. I have 11 recordings of the Rite, the latest I bought is the version with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic. It is a spectacular recording, with especially powerful bass, I like to use to show off my sound system. I hope the neighbours also like it.


I have been listening to Stravinsky's Pulcinella in the car and always smile when the Vivo part starts.

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Re: Earworms You Don't Mind...
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2018, 04:37:07 AM »
Probably not what normal people would consider an earworm, but before going to class this morning I listened to the Part 2 Introduction of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and got the melody (stated at 1:24, for example) stuck in my head. It's beautiful to me, so it's fine to me.


Stravinsky is one of my favourites. I have 11 recordings of the Rite, the latest I bought is the version with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic. It is a spectacular recording, with especially powerful bass, I like to use to show off my sound system. I hope the neighbours also like it.


I have been listening to Stravinsky's Pulcinella in the car and always smile when the Vivo part starts.

Oh wow, the bassoonist there sure gives the opening solo character I haven't heard before.

Anyway, I haven't heard all of Pulcinella, but it does have a really gorgeous oboe solo in the Serenata which I love. Definitely a large change from The Rite of Spring!

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Re: Earworms You Don't Mind...
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2018, 06:19:30 AM »
Probably not what normal people would consider an earworm, but before going to class this morning I listened to the Part 2 Introduction of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and got the melody (stated at 1:24, for example) stuck in my head. It's beautiful to me, so it's fine to me.


Stravinsky is one of my favourites. I have 11 recordings of the Rite, the latest I bought is the version with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic. It is a spectacular recording, with especially powerful bass, I like to use to show off my sound system. I hope the neighbours also like it.


I have been listening to Stravinsky's Pulcinella in the car and always smile when the Vivo part starts.

Oh wow, the bassoonist there sure gives the opening solo character I haven't heard before.

Anyway, I haven't heard all of Pulcinella, but it does have a really gorgeous oboe solo in the Serenata which I love. Definitely a large change from The Rite of Spring!

I just commented on your Stravinsky post in the other thread. I made a comparison with Picasso's career.

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Re: Earworms You Don't Mind...
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2018, 01:47:04 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2zoq2uI0Fc

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e3m_T-NMOs
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Anyway, I just think it's weird that some of you like songs stuck in your head that you CAN'T EVEN SING TO! That's the best part for me! I love all sorts of music and don't mind when something gets stuck in there, but the livelier the lyrics, or harmony, the better. I love to sing, so I've been known to sing the same song for hours, trying out different melody and harmony lines and singing all the different parts. I'm such a dork.
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Re: Earworms You Don't Mind...
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2018, 03:20:07 PM »
I've never heard of the Free Electric Band, but that lead singer is HOT. I think I have a new dreamboat for the wall of my mind.

The singer is Albert Hammond - not my type, so not one of my pinups. The Free Electric Band wasn't a real band, just a fictional name he used in his song. Anyway, that song was released at a critical time in my life, and the philosophy expressed by Hammond had a huge influence on me. That was the year I finished my PhD in chemistry, but the song inspired me to apply to the Central School in London to study ceramic sculpture under Eduardo Paolozzi, instead of pursuing a career in chemistry. I was accepted as an art student, but ended up being trapped in chemistry, and lectured in organic chemistry at Chelsea College, University of London, instead. I did get to meet Paolozzi once at an exhibition of his work, were I bought one of his serigraphs.

I still get a bit emotional every time I hear the song.

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Re: Earworms You Don't Mind...
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2018, 03:48:19 PM »
I've never heard of the Free Electric Band, but that lead singer is HOT. I think I have a new dreamboat for the wall of my mind.

The singer is Albert Hammond - not my type, so not one of my pinups. The Free Electric Band wasn't a real band, just a fictional name he used in his song. Anyway, that song was released at a critical time in my life, and the philosophy expressed by Hammond had a huge influence on me. That was the year I finished my PhD in chemistry, but the song inspired me to apply to the Central School in London to study ceramic sculpture under Eduardo Paolozzi, instead of pursuing a career in chemistry. I was accepted as an art student, but ended up being trapped in chemistry, and lectured in organic chemistry at Chelsea College, University of London, instead. I did get to meet Paolozzi once at an exhibition of his work, were I bought one of his serigraphs.

I still get a bit emotional every time I hear the song.

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Re: Earworms You Don't Mind...
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2018, 04:05:40 PM »
I've never heard of the Free Electric Band, but that lead singer is HOT. I think I have a new dreamboat for the wall of my mind.

The singer is Albert Hammond - not my type, so not one of my pinups. The Free Electric Band wasn't a real band, just a fictional name he used in his song. Anyway, that song was released at a critical time in my life, and the philosophy expressed by Hammond had a huge influence on me. That was the year I finished my PhD in chemistry, but the song inspired me to apply to the Central School in London to study ceramic sculpture under Eduardo Paolozzi, instead of pursuing a career in chemistry. I was accepted as an art student, but ended up being trapped in chemistry, and lectured in organic chemistry at Chelsea College, University of London, instead. I did get to meet Paolozzi once at an exhibition of his work, were I bought one of his serigraphs.

I still get a bit emotional every time I hear the song.

:weepy: Those long gone crossroads with choices that could have led to a different life. While those 'what ifs' can cause you to get emotional, I hope you haven't regretted the path you took.

I would be lying if I said I had no regrets. But had I chosen the art option, I probably would have had similar "what if" feelings.

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Re: Earworms You Don't Mind...
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2018, 07:52:02 PM »
^ That is true.
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