Who doesn’t know this feeling, a certain melody playing continuously inside your head and there is no way of getting it out of your consciousness.
This can be a really annoying thing if your head tells you over and over that ‘I’m a big big girl in a big big world’ or that somebody broke your heart last Christmas (finally the heart breaking season is over for some time now). But, perhaps the worst ear-worm is the desperately hopeful assumption that ‘tonight’s gonna be a good night’ combined with the Sonic the Hedgehog theme.
Almost every free second I am listening to music I like. But as a coffee addict I spend a lot of time also in coffee-houses and that is when the ear-worm attacks. I sometimes try to replace one ear-worm with another catchy melody, one which I like, striving for some neutralisation.
Here is an interesting article about the possible meaning of ear-worms. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with an answer on how to get rid of a melody that got stuck: