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21st May '18 10:44:59 AM OPALGARNET16
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** And it gets worse, because now it has a [[Fanfic/PokemonOpalAndGarnet [[=PokeLatin=]]]] dub. Good luck getting this out of your head:
-> Zjït sois au canc zjü neü finamt\\ [[note]] zhite swa ow kank zhoo neyoo finamt [[/note]]
-> Ro tü aut ou et ou, mok amt\\ [[note]] row too ow oh ay oh, mok ahmt [[/note]]
-> Au païkan hajït cancüt ro, et deüt reüzjon\\ [[note]] ow piekan hahjyt kankoot row deyoo rayoozhon [[/note]]
-> Et ka weü joj cancüt ro kotangard kibuston...\\ [[note ay kah weyoo jawj kankoot row kohtangard keebooston... [[/note]]

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** And it gets worse, because now it has a [[Fanfic/PokemonOpalAndGarnet [[=PokeLatin=]]]] [=PokeLatin=]]] dub. Good luck getting this out of your head:
-> Zjït -->''Zjït sois au canc zjü neü finamt\\ [[note]] zhite swa ow kank zhoo neyoo finamt [[/note]]
->
finamt\\
Ro tü aut au ou et ou, mok amt\\ [[note]] row too ow oh ay oh, mok ahmt [[/note]]
->
amt\\
Au païkan hajït cancüt ro, et deüt reüzjon\\ [[note]] ow piekan hahjyt kankoot row deyoo rayoozhon [[/note]]
->
reüzjon\\
Et ka weü weüt joj cancüt ro kotangard kibuston...\\ [[note ay kah weyoo jawj kankoot row kohtangard keebooston... [[/note]]''
14th May '18 4:13:16 AM OPALGARNET16
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** And it gets worse, because now it has a [[Fanfic/PokemonOpalAndGarnet [[=PokeLatin=]]]] dub. Good luck getting this out of your head:
-> Zjït sois au canc zjü neü finamt\\ [[note]] zhite swa ow kank zhoo neyoo finamt [[/note]]
-> Ro tü aut ou et ou, mok amt\\ [[note]] row too ow oh ay oh, mok ahmt [[/note]]
-> Au païkan hajït cancüt ro, et deüt reüzjon\\ [[note]] ow piekan hahjyt kankoot row deyoo rayoozhon [[/note]]
-> Et ka weü joj cancüt ro kotangard kibuston...\\ [[note ay kah weyoo jawj kankoot row kohtangard keebooston... [[/note]]
22nd Apr '18 12:04:15 AM LucaEarlgrey
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{{Rhythm Game}}s deserve a special mention, since these sorts of games are chock full of catchy tracks by design, and some of the tracks available are ThatOneBoss. Expect to have a given "boss" song echo in your head for weeks if you're struggling to beat it!
27th Feb '18 10:45:06 AM bwburke94
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-->-- '''Pear Butter''', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E13ThePerfectPear The Perfect Pear]]"[[note]](available [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB3DLrdGKs4 here]])[[/note]]

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-->-- '''Pear Butter''', ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E13ThePerfectPear The Perfect Pear]]"[[note]](available [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MB3DLrdGKs4 here]])[[/note]]
Pear]]"
19th Feb '18 4:25:38 PM FF32
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%%* Two words: [[OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Kanine Krunchies]].

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%%* Two words: [[OneHundredAndOneDalmatians [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Kanine Krunchies]].
15th Feb '18 1:52:47 AM StFan
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

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[[folder:Anime and & Manga]]



* The song ''Aa, Nagarekawa'' is referred to as such in the ''Manga/{{Locodol}}'' anime.

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* The song ''Aa, Nagarekawa'' "Aa, Nagarekawa" is referred to as such in the ''Manga/{{Locodol}}'' anime.



* In ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'', Akane takes [[ChristmasCake Akari's]] appearance to make a short movie parodying your typical MagicalGirl ShowWithinAShow, called "Magical Akalyn". If Asahi's reaction in the volume 10 omake is anything to go by, the show's theme song is an Ear Worm (though the fact it was played in a loop for maybe more than an hour on the radio didn't help).

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* In ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'', Akane takes [[ChristmasCake Akari's]] appearance to make a short movie parodying your typical MagicalGirl ShowWithinAShow, called "Magical Akalyn". ''Magical Akalyn''. If Asahi's reaction in the volume 10 omake 10 omake is anything to go by, the show's theme song is an Ear Worm (though the fact it was played in a loop for maybe more than an hour on the radio didn't help).



* Weaponized in ''FanFic/IAmNOTGoingThroughPubertyAgain'' when Naruto gets a song stuck in Shukaku's head so the heart-to-heart he had with Gaara has time to sink in.
* In ''Fanfic/OriginStory'', Alex Harris is trying to concentrate during a strategy meeting with ComicBook/TheAvengers and she finds herself half-humming, half-singing a MajorGeneralSong (that started with the line , [[ItMakesSenseInContext "I am the very model of a busty superheroine..."]]) she'd seen on YouTube that just happened to have been about Alex herself. When the Black Widow asks her if something's wrong, Alex tries to explain, badly. She specifically calls it an EarWorm, and can't figure out whether she is more annoyed by the fact that she can't get it out of her head, or that the damned thing exists in the first place.

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* Weaponized in ''FanFic/IAmNOTGoingThroughPubertyAgain'' ''Fanfic/IAmNOTGoingThroughPubertyAgain'' when Naruto gets a song stuck in Shukaku's head so the heart-to-heart he had with Gaara has time to sink in.
* In ''Fanfic/OriginStory'', Alex Harris is trying to concentrate during a strategy meeting with ComicBook/TheAvengers and she finds herself half-humming, half-singing a MajorGeneralSong (that started with the line , [[ItMakesSenseInContext "I am the very model of a busty superheroine..."]]) she'd seen on YouTube Website/YouTube that just happened to have been about Alex herself. When the Black Widow asks her if something's wrong, Alex tries to explain, badly. She specifically calls it an EarWorm, Ear Worm, and can't figure out whether she is more annoyed by the fact that she can't get it out of her head, or that the damned thing exists in the first place.



'''Doctor:''' It's Not Unusual.

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'''Doctor:''' It's ''It's Not Unusual.''



* The concept is used in an episode of French TV series ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'': Myth/KingArthur can't get out of his head a song he heard from a minstrel ("À la volette", a traditional children's song). He spends most of the episode getting distracted and trying to get the melody out of his head (even interrupting a council to sing it out loud). Ironically, the series is so popular that the song itself became once more well-known and remains a prime example of the Ear Worm in France.

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* The concept is used in an episode of French TV series ''Series/{{Kaamelott}}'': Myth/KingArthur can't get out of his head a song he heard from a minstrel ("À la volette", a traditional children's song). He spends most of the episode getting distracted and trying to get the melody out of his head (even interrupting a council to sing it out loud). Ironically, the series is was so popular that the song itself became once more well-known and remains a prime example of the Ear Worm in France.



* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E05SimonSaid "Simon Said" (S02, Ep05)]], there is an InUniverse example when Dean gets "Can't Fight This Feeling" stuck in his head.

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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E05SimonSaid "Simon Said" (S02, Ep05)]], "[[Recap/SupernaturalS02E05SimonSaid Simon Said]]", there is an InUniverse example when Dean gets "Can't Fight This Feeling" stuck in his head.



[''to Kevyn''] Please, Commander, I beg of you... MAKE ENNESBY STOP.\\

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[''to Kevyn''] ''[to Kevyn]'' Please, Commander, I beg of you... MAKE ENNESBY STOP.\\



*** The Critic's [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/253-top-11-catchiest-theme-songs "Top 11 Catchiest Theme Songs"]] is entirely about this trope. At the end, he gets extremely agitated while urging the viewers to warn people about these songs and not let them hear any (especially ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' -- woo-hoo!).

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*** The Critic's [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/253-top-11-catchiest-theme-songs "Top 11 Catchiest Theme Songs"]] video is entirely about this trope. At the end, he gets extremely agitated while urging the viewers to warn people about these songs and not let them hear any (especially ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' -- woo-hoo!).
15th Feb '18 1:30:48 AM StFan
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* Two words: [[OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Kanine Krunchies]].

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* %%Zero-context example, and don't pothole work titles.
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Two words: [[OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Kanine Krunchies]].
20th Jan '18 9:10:42 PM 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.
* 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.

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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 Slytherins eventually results in the ''entire school'' singing "I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am'' for the eight hundred and sixty-fourth time.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7274734/6/Saying-No Saying No]]'', No]]'' Kreacher and Dobby take turns in "teaching" the [[ItMakesSenseInContext Dark Torso]] a few of these songs. Eventually, Eventually it spreads to Hogwarts, driving Hermione nuts.



* In Robert [=McCloskey=]'s "Pie and Punch and You-Know-Whats" a record dropped off at the local diner by a mysterious stranger contains a song so catchy that the entire town ends up singing it uncontrollably. The only remedy is to get a ''different'' song stuck in their heads: "Punch, Brothers, Punch" from Twain's "A Literary Nightmare", mentioned above.

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* In Robert [=McCloskey=]'s "Pie and Punch and You-Know-Whats" ''Centerburg Tales'' a record dropped off at the local diner Uncle Ulysses' lunchroom by a mysterious stranger contains a song so catchy that most of the entire town ends up singing it uncontrollably. The only remedy is to get a ''different'' song stuck in their heads: "Punch, Brothers, Punch" from Twain's MarkTwain's "A Literary Nightmare", mentioned above.
13th Jan '18 9:41:13 PM 64SuperNintendo
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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''.]]

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* British comic duo Hale & and 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''.]]



[[ButWaitTheresMore "And if you act now, you'll get a bonus disc: Songs That Bleed Into Each Other!"]] Only one song combination is demonstrated: Queen's "Under Pressure" & Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby".\\\

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[[ButWaitTheresMore "And if you act now, you'll get a bonus disc: Songs That Bleed Into Each Other!"]] Only one song combination is demonstrated: Queen's "Under Pressure" & and Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby".\\\



** Rinse and repeat with the "Happy" song from the ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe 1 & 2'' trailer:

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** Rinse and repeat with the "Happy" song from the ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe 1 & and 2'' trailer:
11th Jan '18 11:53:44 AM Starshock
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The Internet is a particularly notorious supplier of Ear Worms; lots of [[Memes/{{Music}} music memes]] tend to be irrationally catchy. (This is probably how they got to be memetic in the first place.) Other prime offenders include commercial jingles, Broadway musicals, whatever Top 40 hit is being overplayed right now, video game music (including [[SongAssociation licensed music]]), and songs with chipmunk voice. Let's not go into show theme music, especially when they repeat and shout [[TitleThemeTune the name of the series]] over and over and over again.

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The Internet is a particularly notorious supplier of Ear Worms; lots of [[Memes/{{Music}} music memes]] tend to be irrationally catchy. (This is probably how they got to be memetic in the first place.) Other prime offenders include commercial jingles, Broadway musicals, whatever Top 40 hit is being overplayed right now, video game music (including [[SongAssociation licensed music]]), [[OneHitWonder one-hit wonders]], and songs with chipmunk voice. Let's not go into show theme music, especially when they repeat and shout [[TitleThemeTune the name of the series]] over and over and over again.
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