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Old 02-24-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I'm wondering if I'm just weird.

I have a constant music track that always runs in the background in my head. It is mostly the popular music from my life starting with the 40s tunes that my mother always had playing on the radio and then the music from my era, mostly 50s through 80s.

Do any of you share this obsession?

If not, what programming do you hear when your environment is silent?
I have music in my head literally from the moment I wake up to the moment I fall asleep. I don't recall when this started. I'm 63 now and it has been going on at least since my 20s.

Right now it's "Loving You was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)" because I was watching the movie "Honeysuckle Rose" yesterday. I do like that song, but oftentimes, songs I don't like will play in my head and that drives me nuts. Sometimes when that happens it works to intentionally try to change it to something I like, such as "California Dreaming," or "Downtown."

Unfortunately, my brain's "go-to" musical favorites are the theme song from "The Facts of Life" and "New York, New York," both of which I hate. For nearly a month one time, the FreeCreditReport.com song was running in my head, the one about the guy who has to dress up like a pirate and serve chowder and iced tea to tourists in T-shirts, because someone stole his identity online. That wasn't actually too bad. Whoops, there it is now.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:30 AM
 
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Have your thyroid checked thru a simple blood test.
I couldn't put up with it anymore.
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Like this?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA5Pjw_cZn0
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Old 02-24-2017, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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Don't listen to the Hormel pepperoni song!
You'll have that in your head for days.
As well as "It's A Small World" after a trip to Disneyland.
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:16 AM
 
Location: The South
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I'm wondering if I'm just weird.

I have a constant music track that always runs in the background in my head. It is mostly the popular music from my life starting with the 40s tunes that my mother always had playing on the radio and then the music from my era, mostly 50s through 80s.

Do any of you share this obsession?

If not, what programming do you hear when your environment is silent?
I used to chop and split my own firewood and evertime i picked up the spliting maul I would start humming the Jeporady tune.
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:28 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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I sing and hum Harry Nilsson songs often as I'm working around the house. Humming outside and singing inside.

I watched the Shaun the Sheep movie with the grandkids and can't get the theme out of my head. It takes me back to when my older brother listened to the Beachboys and happy summer songs. So that's sticking around for a while.


http://youtube.com/watch?v=qAKCpoLhMME
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Just reading the title to this thread immediately started "Lady Madonna" in my brain ("Listen to the music playing in your head")!

I've found two ways to stop a particular tune from playing over and over in my head: (1) substitute another tune -- but then of course you still have music playing, it's just a different tune; or (2) put on some actual music.
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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This one is the one I hear the most


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eab_beh07HU
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Concord NC
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When I get one of these Ohrwurms, I usually find and play a recording of it - sometimes more than once. That seems to take care of it.
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Maybe you are a genius like Sheldon Cooper.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6iWj-Qy1AOY
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