Friday Tunes – Mango Walk
Currently I am plagued by something very painful.
CHRISTMAS SONG EARWORMS.
All it takes is the mere mention of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” and I am done for. I don’t even have to hear it. Just seeing those words, typed on a screen, or said out loud, and BAM! It’s in my head for days, and the lyrics are so god awful. Not sure what they were smoking when they thought it was a good idea to belt out:
“And there won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas time
The greatest gift they’ll get this year is life
Where nothing ever grows
No rain nor rivers flow” ..
Let’s analyze this line by line:
Line 1: Well, no shit Sherlock. And about a million other places too. Sign me up, because snow kinda sucks. I grew up in Ohio. I’ve had my fill!
Line 2: You make it sound like such a bummer. I’d prefer that any day over snow or some cheap, crappy plastic thing from Wal-Mart.
Line 3: Nothing? Are you sure about that?
Line 4: I’m pretty sure there are rivers in Africa.
(but it’s not just the Band Aid song that gets stuck in my head. See also: All I Want for Christmas is You, Christmas Don’t be Late by Alvin & the Chipmunks, and maybe the worst one of all time, Last Christmas by Wham!)
Anyway, how does one get these evil earworms to go away?
By listening to a kickass playlist I found on Spotify titled, “Breaking Bad“.
The first song on the playlist hit the spot. The evil earworm pissed off right away. Give it a listen.
What’s stuck in your head today? And if it’s one of the annoying Christmassy ones, what are you curing it with?