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Is there a word for having a song stuck on infinite repeat in your brain for days at a time? Because there should be. Something like "musicocranial adhesion" or something.

Since Sunday, I've had the Future Bible Heroes' "Losing Your Affection" swirling endlessly through my noggin. Curse you, Stephin Merritt, and your insanely catchy ditties!

Here, you try it: Losing_Your_Affection.mp3 (5686k file)

Replies: 3 Confessions

Earworm.

(Also: Stephen Merritt-related earworm incidence has never been higher in these parts, either.)

Steven @ 10/26/2002 11:33 AM CST


The two most insidious earworms I have ever had came from Mr. Jimmie: the potato song and Half Japanese's Ku Kai Mani (spelling uncertain). The only near competitor would be the Ipana toothpaste song, which predates your existence, you lucky thang.

elavil @ 10/26/2002 01:52 PM CST


You are here and warm / But I could look away and you'd be gone /
'Cause we live in a time / When meaning falls in splinters from our lives / And that's why I've travelled far / 'Cause I come so together where you are

And all of the things that I said that I wan-ted / Come rushing by in my head when I'm with you / Fourteen joys and a will to be mer-ry / And all of the things that we say are very...

Sen-ti-mental gentle wind / Blowing through my life again / Sen-ti-mental Lady / Gentle one...

Anonymous Bob Welch fan @ 10/28/2002 11:17 AM CST


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