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26th Apr '16 4:40:44 PM DavidDelony
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Also, unless it seems to have been posted with the copyright holder's blessing (look for one of those little marks like "director video" or "contains content from") or songs released under free license (e.g. Creative Commons), it probably shouldn't be linked here -- it's very likely to be taken down. And also, for US users, [[OfferVoidInNebraska the rest of the world may not see what you do]]. Links to video game soundtracks and demoscene productions are OK most of the time, though.

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Also, unless it seems to have been posted with the copyright holder's blessing (look for one of those little marks like "director video" or "contains content from") or songs released under free license (e.g. Creative Commons), it probably shouldn't be linked here -- it's very likely to be taken down. And also, for US users, [[OfferVoidInNebraska [[NoExportForYou the rest of the world may not see what you do]]. Links to video game soundtracks and demoscene productions are OK most of the time, though.
2nd Apr '16 12:13:24 PM Firestorm17
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* In one of her latter ''[=SERRATed=] Edge'' novels, one of Mercedes Lackey's protagonists manages to ''take down an entire group of psychics'' with the sheer Ear Worm potential of Music/TheyMightBeGiants. Apparently, the fact that the band's songs are both A) incredibly catchy, and B) so nonsensical that you actually have to focus on the lyrics to keep up makes them a [[PsychicStatic perfect block]] for any [[MindRape Mind Rapage]]. It definitely didn't help that Unseleighe psychics have absolutely NoSenseOfHumor, little comprehension of allegory, and the imaginations of lead bricks. They went positively ''insane'' trying to figure out what the hell the hero was thinking about.

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* In one of her latter the ''[=SERRATed=] Edge'' novels, one of Mercedes Lackey's protagonists novel ''Chrome Circle'' by Creator/MercedesLackey, the protagonist Tannim manages to ''take down an entire group of psychics'' with the sheer Ear Worm potential of Music/TheyMightBeGiants. Apparently, the fact that the band's songs are both A) incredibly catchy, and B) so nonsensical that you actually have to focus on the lyrics to keep up makes them a [[PsychicStatic perfect block]] for any [[MindRape Mind Rapage]]. It definitely didn't help that Unseleighe psychics have absolutely NoSenseOfHumor, little comprehension of allegory, and the imaginations of lead bricks. They went positively ''insane'' trying to figure out what the hell the hero Tannim was thinking about.
27th Mar '16 7:40:45 PM MCE
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* "Doctor, doctor! I keep getting these two songs stuck in my head: ''The Green, Green Grass of Home'' and ''Delilah''!" "Oh, you've got Music/TomJones syndrome. ''It's Not Unusual''."

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* -->''Patient:'' "Doctor, doctor! I keep getting these two songs stuck in my head: ''The Green, Green Grass of Home'' and ''Delilah''!" ''Delilah''!"
--> ''Doctor:''
"Oh, you've got Music/TomJones syndrome. ''It's syndrome."
--> ''Patient:'' "Is that rare?"
-->''Doctor:'' "It's
Not Unusual''.Unusual."
19th Mar '16 3:00:59 PM Twentington
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* EarWorm/NationalAnthems

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* ** EarWorm/Music0To9
** EarWorm/MusicABC
** EarWorm/MusicDEF
** EarWorm/MusicGHI
** EarWorm/MusicJKL
** EarWorm/MusicMNO
** EarWorm/MusicPQR
** EarWorm/MusicST
** EarWorm/MusicUVW
** EarWorm/MusicXYZ (Also contains the unsorted examples.)
**
EarWorm/NationalAnthems
9th Mar '16 2:53:13 PM Milarqui
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7274734/6/Saying-No Saying No]]'', Kreacher and Dobby take turns in "teaching" the [[ItMakesSenseInContext Dark Torso]] a few of these songs. Eventually, it spreads to Hogwarts, driving Hermione nuts.
24th Feb '16 9:26:14 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6238824/16/The-Sorting-Hat-s-Stand The Sorting Hat's Stand]]'' a miscalculation in a prank spell which was supposed to affect only Slytherin House eventually results in the ''entire school'' singing "I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am'' for the eight hundred and sixty-fourth time.
19th Feb '16 12:05:03 PM StFan
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-->'''James:''' ...Lily is brilliant at runes and so is Moony. Pads and I never took it at school, but we both had to learn them alongside our alphabet as children. Remember, Sirius? A-B-C and ''ansuz-berkana-kensaz''. There was a little song that went with it-\\
'''Sirius:''' -Don't you dare sing it! It went round in my head solidly for five and a half years. I reckon there's some sort of charm on it to force you to remember it for all time. It haunts my nightmares.

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-->'''James:''' ...Lily is brilliant at runes and so is Moony. Pads and I never took it at school, but we both had to learn them alongside our alphabet as children. Remember, Sirius? A-B-C and ''ansuz-berkana-kensaz''. There was a little song that went with it-\\
it--\\
'''Sirius:''' -Don't Don't you dare sing it! It went round in my head solidly for five and a half years. I reckon there's some sort of charm on it to force you to remember it for all time. It haunts my nightmares.



* British comic duo Hale & Pace did an episode with this as a running gag.

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* British comic duo Hale & Pace did an episode with this as a running gag. [[spoiler:At the end, he does fire lead in his head. They sing the song at his funeral. He sits up out of his coffin ''screaming''.]]



Out of your head, out of your head''
:: Then later, after it's [[OverlyLongGag gone on a bit...]]
-->''The only way to get this song\\

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Out of your head, out of your head''
:: Then
head''\\
(''then
later, after it's [[OverlyLongGag gone on a bit...]]
-->''The
]]'')\\
''The
only way to get this song\\



:: He does. They sing the song at his funeral. He sits up out of his coffin ''screaming''.



'''Ted:''' What do you mean?
::Cue GilliganCut to Marshall ''and'' Ted enthusiastically singing along.

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'''Ted:''' What do you mean?
::Cue
mean?\\
(''cue
GilliganCut to Marshall ''and'' Ted enthusiastically singing along.along'')



* "The Chicken Song" from ''Series/SpittingImage'':

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* "The Chicken Song" from ''Series/SpittingImage'':''Series/SpittingImage''. This was a parody of "Agadoo" by Black Lace. Characters in the show were heard singing snatches of it throughout the episode before it was performed by the ensemble at the end. And then it was released for real as a single.



::This was a parody of "Agadoo" by Black Lace. Characters in the show were heard singing snatches of it throughout the episode before it was performed by the ensemble at the end. And then it was released for real as a single.



* Jonti Picking (a.k.a. Weebl, creator of ''WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob''), big provider of Ear Worms, eventually {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this with "[[http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/annoying/ annoying]]", which has an annoyingly catchy tune ''about'' an annoyingly catchy tune:

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* Jonti Picking (a.k.a. Weebl, creator of ''WebAnimation/WeeblAndBob''), big provider of Ear Worms, eventually {{lampshade|Hanging}}d this with "[[http://www.weebls-stuff.com/toons/annoying/ annoying]]", Annoying]]", which has an annoyingly catchy tune ''about'' an annoyingly catchy tune:



**** A {{One Hit Wonder}}land episode has Webvideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede saying how unfortunate that since 1998, the common New Zealand phrase "How Bizarre" can't be heard in those islands without [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2cMG33mWVY a Spanish guitar playing in everyone's heads afterwards]].

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**** ** A {{One Hit Wonder}}land episode has Webvideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede saying how unfortunate that since 1998, the common New Zealand phrase "How Bizarre" can't be heard in those islands without [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2cMG33mWVY a Spanish guitar playing in everyone's heads afterwards]].



*** The trope is directly mentioned in sketch parodying the Witches' song from ''Film/HocusPocus''.
---->'''Nostalgia Witch:''' ''This earworm will stay with you until 'till blood squirt out your nose\\

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*** The trope is directly mentioned in a sketch parodying the Witches' song from ''Film/HocusPocus''.
---->'''Nostalgia Witch:''' ''This earworm will stay with you until 'till blood squirt out your nose\\



* ''[[WebVideo/{{React}} Kids React]]'' to ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' (the first cartoon series):
-->'''Krischelle:''' I'm gonna have this song stuck in my head. [[SarcasmMode Thanks.]]



* In the LooneyTunes "My Favorite Duck", camper PorkyPig is pestered by DaffyDuck, who keeps singing "Blues in the Night", eventually getting Porky singing it, when he's trying to sing "On Moonlight Bay".
* In "Share Air" on ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins'', Grumpy Bear doesn't want to listen to Harmony Bear's new song (which Harmony had warned Share not to listen to anyway) because he's worried it might be this. In fact, there's another reason why they shouldn't be listening to the song - the song is so "light and airy" that it ''literally'' causes you to float in the air.
-->'''Grumpy''': Look, Share. I know how to fix a lot of things. A broken bike, a busted window, but a song that makes a bear float in the air? (''chuckles'') That's a new one. I'm just glad I didn't listen to it myself.

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* In the LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' "My Favorite Duck", camper PorkyPig WesternAnimation/PorkyPig is pestered by DaffyDuck, WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck, who keeps singing "Blues in the Night", eventually getting Porky singing it, when he's trying to sing "On Moonlight Bay".
* In "Share Air" on ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins'', Grumpy Bear doesn't want to listen to Harmony Bear's new song (which Harmony had warned Share not to listen to anyway) because he's worried it might be this. In fact, there's another reason why they shouldn't be listening to the song - -- the song is so "light and airy" that it ''literally'' causes you to float in the air.
-->'''Grumpy''': -->'''Grumpy:''' Look, Share. I know how to fix a lot of things. A broken bike, a busted window, but a song that makes a bear float in the air? (''chuckles'') That's a new one. I'm just glad I didn't listen to it myself.
7th Feb '16 12:13:18 AM JMQwilleran
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* In "Share Air" on ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAndCousins'', Grumpy Bear doesn't want to listen to Harmony Bear's new song (which Harmony had warned Share not to listen to anyway) because he's worried it might be this. In fact, there's another reason why they shouldn't be listening to the song - the song is so "light and airy" that it ''literally'' causes you to float in the air.
-->'''Grumpy''': Look, Share. I know how to fix a lot of things. A broken bike, a busted window, but a song that makes a bear float in the air? (''chuckles'') That's a new one. I'm just glad I didn't listen to it myself.
26th Jan '16 3:40:11 PM VinceM
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* In the LooneyTunes "My Favorite Duck", camper PorkyPig is pestered by DaffyDuck, who keeps singing "Blues in the Night", eventually getting Porky singing it, when he's trying to sing "On Moonlight Bay".
9th Nov '15 5:47:49 PM StFan
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** Then later, after it's [[OverlyLongGag gone on a bit...]]
--->''The only way to get this song\\

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** :: Then later, after it's [[OverlyLongGag gone on a bit...]]
--->''The -->''The only way to get this song\\



** He does. They sing the song at his funeral. He sits up out of his coffin ''screaming''.

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** :: He does. They sing the song at his funeral. He sits up out of his coffin ''screaming''.
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