A complete change of pace will help you get that song out of your head. Put in your earbuds and grab a couple hours of sleep while playing a new song during your nap. This change of pace will force your auditory brain cells off repeat. I recommend playing Ozze Osborne’s Crazy Train on repeat.
Here’s one way to force your brain to concentrate on something else. Some renowned psychologist recommend a game of sudoku. But I suggest eating an entire tin of Altoids while attempting to whistle the Andy Griffith Theme Song. The dry bitter taste of the Altoids combined with the challenge of whistling this tune will actually scramble your short term auditory memory. Your song will finally be evicted once you’re able to successfully complete Andy Griffith’s little diddy.
To get that song unstuck, simply sing the song It’s a Small World with your best Elmo voice while skipping. This cure actually accesses the auditory cortex of the brain and engages the unconscious inner child. Your inner child is possibly the brain’s best Repo-Man; reclaiming your brain-space once again.
You can have only one song stuck at a time. So, maybe the best way to get the song out is to replace it. So, because I care about my readers, I have created a list of 13 fantastic earworm replacements from my personal iTunes collection. Each sampling has been edited down to it’s most annoyingly sticky parts to serve as an earworm eviction tool. (be sure to bookmark this page)
I’d love to know which song is the stickiest for you from the list below OR if there is a stickier song that I need to include. Let me know in the comment section.
Awesome list. Unfortunately, the list ended and the last song on the list is now in my head. Guess I’ll have to change my pace or something.
Great post Dave! I got a needed chuckle from it.