There’s a Song in the Air (and in my Head)

Yeah, kinda like that!

*Important note:  Please notice the small pic to the left side just before the awards!  It’s my first publication in an anthology!  It has made it to print.  I am assuming it’s okay for me to list that here.  I am told it will be on Kindle and on Amazon in about 2 days.  Okay, back to the regularly featured program.


I once read a short story about a man who created the perfect melody.  It was so wonderful that, once he heard it, he became comatose and could no longer hear or do anything else forever.

Now, that may be fiction, but there are melodies that haunt your mind.  For me, it seems to depend on what’s going on at the time, because a song that simply gets in my head and won’t leave for days, just doesn’t necessarily do it a few weeks later.

Do you know what I am talking about?  It’s that song or part of a song that, once you hear it, it is in your mind and thoughts constantly, to one degree or another.  I have had songs that simply remained in my memory and I would find myself humming them at many points over the next few days.  Then there were songs that absolutely took over my brain and I heard the melody or good part of it nearly every waking second from hours to days.

This can be very upsetting.  It is pleasant for a time, but then becomes a nightmare.  Think of the pleasant feeling you might have of hunger just before your favorite meal is being served.  Now, think of how it would be to have that feeling constantly for days!  I am talking about something way beyond conscious choice.  The same melody which was so beautiful when first played can become a monotonous pain in  your head until it finally leaves.

The scary part after is the worry I go through after it leaves when I wonder what will happen if I ever hear it again.  Most of the time, if I wait a day or so, there is no problem.  However, about the time I count on that, it will strike again.  Perhaps, not so badly this time, but still…

Regardless, here are the last two melodies that got “stuck” in my brain.  The first one is the wedding song from “Twilight”.  It was the most recent and was not horrible; I simply kept hearing it for about 1-2 days.

It will make my daughter very happy to know how much I liked that song as it was from “Twilight”.  I was okay with the movies (I am okay with most movies), but “glowing” vampires just doesn’t cut it.

The second song here was the best worst as it haunted me for days and, basically, took over my thoughts.  I tried to shake it out, but, in the end, only a day or two of forgetful sleep managed to dislodge it from my brain.  It is another Christina Perri song, “arms.”

Now, I need to tell you that I enjoy a lot of different types of music.  However, this song is, I think by far, my favorite song.  I also think that Christina Perri has a gorgeous voice.  But, the song has, fortunately, not affected me quite the same as it did a few weeks ago.

What is the song that haunted you the worst?

Have there been others?

How long did the worst one get to you?



Just for the fun of it, in case you have decided you really like Christina Perri too, here is my other favorite song of hers, “Jar of Hearts”.


Oh, and one final note:  I hope you all find it very funny that, since I started writing this post – last night “A Thousand Years” was stuck in my head most of the night.  It was replaced early morning by “Jar of Hearts” and since I have been up, “Arms” has been running though almost without stopping.  🙂

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  • bert0001  On March 12, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Worst song to hunt my mind are the kind of children’s pop music played all the time by my youngest daughter … you wouldn’t know them, most are dutch. 🙂


    • kindredspirit23  On March 12, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Send me the name of a few; I enjoy listening the music of other cultures and really like Dutch.


      • bert0001  On March 12, 2013 at 4:07 pm

        This one has been at least as popular as the korean psy …

        This one I had to hear for at least 10 years. When the oldest got tired of it, the youngest started watching. It’s the tune of a tv-series about a superhero police girl …

        And another one from eurosong for kids …


        • kindredspirit23  On March 12, 2013 at 4:18 pm

          I could see that getting “stuck” in your head. It’s a catchy tune. I like it. Thanks.


  • bert0001  On March 12, 2013 at 6:57 am

    This reminds me of the joke that when told, you and the other would laugh yourself to death. They say brittain won the war against germany by translating the joke by dissecting it to one word for one translator, and a blind editor to combine everything, then print the deadly joke and drop it from their bimber planes.


    • kindredspirit23  On March 12, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      Had not heard that one…glad I can’t speak German!!!


      • bert0001  On March 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm

        Well, I do, but monty python does not. Fortunately 🙂 – Though their mimicking the language is extremely funny in our ears, not so in german ears.


    • bert0001  On March 12, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      What kind of thing is a bimber plane? Is it a device specially constructed to drop lethal jokes?


      • kindredspirit23  On March 12, 2013 at 4:11 pm

        Going from Google “Bimber” and then translating the Polish via Google translater – a bimber would seem to be a moonshine (amateur alcohol) personally made. My guess is that it is a joke referencing the plane as being the deliverer of a drunkenness of sorts – death by joke.


  • Larry  On March 9, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    That doesn’t happen to me but a long time ago a friend said she couldn’t get the Oscar Meyer hot dog jingle out of her head. I imagine that must have been a nightmare for her. What an awful “song”!


  • jmmcdowell  On March 8, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Congratulations on the publication! The first of many, I’m sure. 🙂


  • robincoyle  On March 8, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    The Kinks song “Lola.” L-O-L-A Lola, L-O-L-A Lol . . .

    Great, Scott. Now it is stuck in my head again. Thanks a bunch.


  • behindthemaskofabuse  On March 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    i can’t name the song that haunts me most or it will get stuck in my head, now i’m fighting it as i’ve thought of it…grrr!


  • 4amWriter  On March 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Congrats on your publication, Scott!


  • John w Howell  On March 8, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. For details on acceptance please visit
    I appreciate your posts. – John Howell


  • Aspergers Girls  On March 8, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    that first song you listed “haunts” me too 🙂


  • thehappyhugger  On March 8, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I have so many songs that just pop up in my head from nowhere. Sometimes just a name will make me remember a song, and it can get stuck for days sometimes.


  • Love the post and the music is definitely an added bonus.


  • Soma Mukherjee  On March 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    There have been times when i called my mom or friends asked them the lyrics of a song cos i couldnt remember them and the tune wouldn’t let me rest till i found out the lyrics
    and then on other times there were songs i didn’t want to hum but every time i hummed they were there on my lips and my head…terrible
    what a wonderful post Scott great read with my morning tea.
    Wish you a lovely weakend ❤


    • kindredspirit23  On March 7, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Enjoy your day. I just added to that post that I am not in actual print in the anthology “The Dead Sea” at create space! Excited!


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