Awhile back, Winston from Nobody Asked wrote a blog on earworms. At the time I wasn't having a lot of problems with this phenomena although I recalled times I had; but then along came 'Hips don't Lie' by Shakira and her VMA performance on UTube, and I can't get it out of my head.
In case you aren't familiar with earworms and don't like links, earworms are when a song plays over and over again in your head. Sometimes you can get rid of it by introducing an equally powerful counter melody; but often when suffering a real earworm problem, you will quickly revert back to... oh baby when you talk like that, you make a woman go mad... uhmmm where was I?
Winston asked how his readers deal with it when this problem strikes. I am dealing with it by yielding and playing the actual song and video frequently on the computer and hoping it soon becomes too much. I tried to buy the CD, but my store was out. Could it be this is an epidemic?
Unfortunately for me the problem is spreading, and it's not enough to listen to it. It inflicted me with a need to photograph myself listening to it to see if I
could capture with camera the feeling the song was engendering. Then it led to my wanting to dance to it. Dancing to it is where I am now-- several times a day. The dancing might be good exercise if it doesn't throw my back out that is.
This is me listening to it . There will be no pictures of me dancing to it as I would not like to be responsible for injuries caused by readers falling off their computer chairs in laughter. However if you have not heard this song or seen her dancing yet, here is the UTube link... be forewarned-- this song is potentially addictive-- Hips Don't Lie