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Snaggy

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Icon 5 posted April 01, 2008 21:15      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
As the current JoT suggests, we use Andromeda's High Guard Theme (Season 2 Main Title) as a song to clear our heads of songs that are stuck in our heads.

Amazon link to that one.

Can anyone recommend any others that do the job?

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This is the song that never ends, it goes on and
on my friends, someone started singing it not
knowing what it was, and the'll continue singing
it forever just because, this is the song that
never ends,

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According to Claire Hooper this is a cure for just about everything...

<sings tune="William tell overture">
I'm a horse,
I'm a horse,
I'm a horse horse horse...
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Thanks guys, now I can't get that song out of my head. What a great day it will be!!! [crazy] [Eek!] [crazy]

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When I have a song stuck in my head, I usually listen to other catchy things until something obliterates it.

(I was -so- tempted to put a Rickroll link up there, but I decided to be nice)

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The Banana Splits theme song is a classic brain cleaner. For some reason or other hearing it or singing it to yourself clears out other songs and it doesn't stick in your head.

Also has the advantage of not needing to risk watching that pile of go-se Andromeda [Smile]

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If I have a song stuck in my head I listen to Olivia Newton John music until the other song goes away. If the ONJ song gets stuck in my head I don't mind because she is my favorite musical artist.

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I think any song will do as a mind-clearer as long as you can summon it at will. (I've found the problem is often that the "song in your head" prevent you from concentrating on anything else. A random song just won't stick over.) So I've pick up a couple of songs I like just enough, but aren't that "sticky", and imprinted them in my brain so that no matter what I have going on, just thinking hard enough about them will have them take over my brain.

So mine are a song by Brel ("Chante"), and "C'est pour vivre": lyrics by Eddy Marnay, music by André Popp, sung by (gasp!) Celine Dion (but her old self, before she was "rebuilt" by her current manager into the unbearable megastar she is now). Both songs impressed me much when I was a teen, and they would kinda pop up in my head every now and then. So I decided to use them to get rid of the more annoying ones.

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Usually "Blister In The Sun" by the Violent Femmes works well for me.
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In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, by Iron Butterfly. The long version (17:10) is guaranteed to administer an awesome audio smackdown to any wimpy pop tune brash enough to challenge the psychedelic might of its extended solos.
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I now have replaced the other annoying song in my head with "Mr.Clean". Steen, your going down!!! [Mad]

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geekygoddess:
I now have replaced the other annoying song in my head with "Mr.Clean". Steen, your going down!!! [Mad]

To paraphrase a much missed former forum regular...

Exposing you to the Mr. Clean jingle was just one microscopic cog in my catastrophic plan.
[evil]

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Why must you pick on the little newbie??? And where have I heard that before? No wonder they have warned me about you [Wink]

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Honestly, it's mostly because you're from Tennessee. People from Tennessee should be picked on [Big Grin]

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The following works for me without fail:

"Mister Tamborine Man" as sung by William Shatner.

Works every time, requires only one listen, and the replacement song does not stay in my head for very long (I suspect it's because the Shatner song is so memorable and ridiculous, but it's not a dance song, and not very catchy.)

I've kept an MP3 of this song on my hard drive since early 1999 for emergencies.

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I hope I had only one song in my head. Actually there might be four of five right now. But anyway I don't feel uncomfortable with any of them.

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Hmmmm.... Steen I see that you are from Tennessee as well, you know that turn about is fair play!!! [devil wand]

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quote:
Originally posted by geekygoddess:
Hmmmm.... Steen I see that you are from Tennessee as well, you know that turn about is fair play!!! [devil wand]

So are you two Brother and sister, first cousins...... Sorry we in the north think everyone down south there are related. Is that stero typing? Oh well, back to ice fish'n ya fur sure don'cha know.

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Haha, don't be a hater man!!! I will have to ask Steen if we are related, up in this here neck of the woods, that's how we roll, ya know, ya'll??? [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by Zwilnik:
The Banana Splits theme song is a classic brain cleaner. For some reason or other hearing it or singing it to yourself clears out other songs and it doesn't stick in your head.

And what song comes up during shuffle on my iPod today?

"The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)" Covered by Liz Phair & Material Issue.

And it's still stuck in my head! But then I did watch me a lot of Banana Splits back in the day
[crazy]

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Anything by Bread or Air Supply

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quote:
Originally posted by bampfer:
The following works for me without fail:

"Mister Tamborine Man" as sung by William Shatner.

Works every time, requires only one listen, and the replacement song does not stay in my head for very long (I suspect it's because the Shatner song is so memorable and ridiculous, but it's not a dance song, and not very catchy.)

I've kept an MP3 of this song on my hard drive since early 1999 for emergencies.

Oh come on now - if you're going to invoke the Shat, you gotta go with LSD.*

* LSD = Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds, for the children in the crowd.

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MacD - yah, yah, we've heard it all before; everybody in the South is sleeping with their sister/brother and has seen a UFO.

Well, we're both dating other people as well, and it might have been a weather balloon.... [Big Grin]

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Hey, I really did see a UFO!!! I swear!!! [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by geekygoddess:
Hey, I really did see a UFO!!! I swear!!! [Big Grin]

Cousin Jim-Bob 'flying' out the door of the trailer after cousin Elly-May caught him with cousin Mary-Beth is not a UFO.

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