You know when you get an unwelcome song stuck in your head? Or maybe you like the song, but it’s still stuck, so, enough is enough? Or Heaven forbid it’s a very short snippet of one song, say 2-3 seconds in length, over and over and over and over and over and over and over? This most often happens to me on airplanes or during meetings, and it’s not like I don’t have pre-existing anxiety issues during flights and meetings already.
To wit, Ann Althouse asks: Have you got a song that you use to eradicate another catchy song from your head?
Eradicate? Wow. She continues:
I do. I’ve had it for years. It’s “5D” by The Byrds. I’ve used it, effectively for 40 years. (And I’m still wondering how it is that I could come out to here and be still floating and never hit bottom but keep falling through, just relaxed and paying attention?)
And what’s the last song you needed to eradicate?
My ET (“Eradictor Track,” der!) is “Detroit Rock City” by KISS, which — by disarming coincidence — is Exhibit A in my forthcoming The Most Rocking Guitar Licks are the Ones that are Easiest to Play essay.
The last song I had to eradicate was probably something by Animal Collective.