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28th Nov '16 7:37:48 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ComicBook/{{HarleyQuinn}}'s own comic, an Ear Worm is an actual worm that hibernates for 363 days a year; the two days it is awake - Christmas Eve and Christmas Day - it curls up in a human's ear and sings very, very annoying Christmas songs like "Jingle Bells" and "The Twelve Days of Christmas". Harley is its latest victim, but she is cured by - who else? - [[BadassSanta Santa Claus.]]
28th Nov '16 5:57:16 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Film/TheNightTheySavedChristmas'', "Jingle Bells" is such an annoying one that even SantaClaus himself is sick of it. ("Sing any other Christmas song you want," he yells to his elves. "Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, White Christmas, any of those! But '''NO MORE JINGLE BELLS!'''"
23rd Nov '16 8:48:01 PM Ramidel
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* ''TabletopGame/SufficientlyAdvanced'' has a program called the Mental Repetition Override Lens, which can be installed in a properly-wired brain specifically to suppress the memory of a song that you can't get out of your head.
24th Oct '16 1:11:45 PM igordebraga
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*** He also says that Music/KatyPerry's "E.T." fails to be catchy, particularly regarding the anemic beat. But Todd ends up with [=FloRida=]'s "Whistle" stuck in his head, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNWzAK7r6Bo leading to self-immolation trying to stop it.]] And in return plants "Music/{{Friday}}" on [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara's]] head.
** 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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*** He also says that Music/KatyPerry's "E.T." fails to be catchy, particularly regarding the anemic beat. But Todd ends up with [=FloRida=]'s "Whistle" stuck in his head, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNWzAK7r6Bo [[https://vimeo.com/148557437 leading to self-immolation trying to stop it.]] And in return plants "Music/{{Friday}}" on [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara's]] head.
** *** 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]].
10th Sep '16 3:23:33 AM FreeJaffa
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* The Devo Spice song [[http://thefump.com/fump.php?id=1403 "Earworm"]] is about this.
24th Aug '16 3:18:25 PM Gamermaster
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* 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.
16th Aug '16 3:05:07 PM StFan
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* "Love You Like a Love Song" by Music/SelenaGomez + The Scene and [[Creator/ZendayaColeman Zendaya's]] "Replay" (not the Iyaz song) are two DisneyChannel related examples, comparing a love interest to an EarWorm. Of course, both are relentlessly catchy in their own right.
* In ''Reflections'' by Music/MindInABox, after shadowing a target into a nightclub, Black cannot get the music out of head, which then degrades into a lyrical MadnessMantra of sorts. Amusingly, ten years later in ''Travel Guide'', the music is [[MetafictionalTitle stated to be by mind.in.a.box]].

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* "Love You Like a Love Song" by Music/SelenaGomez + The Scene and [[Creator/ZendayaColeman Zendaya's]] "Replay" (not the Iyaz song) are two DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel related examples, comparing a love interest to an EarWorm. Of course, both are relentlessly catchy in their own right.
* In ''Reflections'' "Reflections" by Music/MindInABox, after shadowing a target into a nightclub, Black cannot get the music out of head, which then degrades into a lyrical MadnessMantra of sorts. Amusingly, ten years later in ''Travel Guide'', "Travel Guide", the music is [[MetafictionalTitle stated to be by mind.in.a.box]].


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* ''WebVideo/HonestTrailers'': The one for ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' has a change of lyrics for every song of the movie; when it comes to "Let It Go"...
-->''Get it out\\
Get it out\\
Get this song out of my head!\\
Get it out\\
Get it out\\
I'll sing anything else instead!''
19th Jul '16 7:35:45 PM Josef5678
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* In ''Webcomic/TheBedfellows'' strip "Jacked Ass", Sheen gets sick of Fatigue playing the "[[Franchise/MyLittlePony My Little Donkey]]" theme song loudly, so he yells at him to turn it down. Then he gets the song stuck in his head when he starts [[ADateWithRosiePalms playing with his penis]], causing him to sing it. He angrily struggles to get it out of his head, but he couldn't stop singing it, resulting in an AtomicFBomb he screams out in rage.
26th May '16 6:00:09 AM StFan
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'''Ear Worms''' (from the German phrase ''Ohrwurm'') are those songs that weasel their way into your head like uninvited guests and then proceed to stink up the inside of your cranium by playing themselves there over. And over. And over. ''[[OverlyLongGag And over]]''. They're those songs that just ''get stuck in your head'', and no amount of screaming, pounding, protesting, and banging your head into your desk will get them out. [[Music/{{Eagles}} They will check out any time you like, but they will never leave.]] Someone infected with an Ear Worm may find themselves prone to bursting out into the song in inappropriate places, tugging at their ears in fury, and can end up [[CloudCuckoolander distracted in the middle of conversation (or other important activities)]] by the continuous snatches of song wavering between their ears. And it's only a matter of time before, like [[Film/{{Scanners}} Darryl Revok]], they drill a hole in their forehead [[BrainBleach to let the voices out]].

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'''Ear Worms''' "Ear Worms" (from the German phrase ''Ohrwurm'') are those songs that weasel their way into your head like uninvited guests and then proceed to stink up the inside of your cranium by playing themselves there over. And over. And over. ''[[OverlyLongGag And over]]''. They're those songs that just ''get stuck in your head'', and no amount of screaming, pounding, protesting, and banging your head into your desk will get them out. [[Music/{{Eagles}} They will check out any time you like, but they will never leave.]] Someone infected with an Ear Worm may find themselves prone to bursting out into the song in inappropriate places, tugging at their ears in fury, and can end up [[CloudCuckoolander distracted in the middle of conversation (or other important activities)]] by the continuous snatches of song wavering between their ears. And it's only a matter of time before, like [[Film/{{Scanners}} Darryl Revok]], they drill a hole in their forehead [[BrainBleach to let the voices out]].



* Tom Tommorrow's ''ComicStrip/ThisModernWorld'' once introduced a superhero named Anagram Man, but for the purposes of this entry we must take note of his sidekick, [[http://archive.salon.com/comics/tomo/1998/07/17tomo.html/ Song-In-Your-Head Boy.]]

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* Tom Tommorrow's ''ComicStrip/ThisModernWorld'' once introduced introduces a superhero named Anagram Man, but for the purposes of this entry we must take note of his sidekick, [[http://archive.salon.com/comics/tomo/1998/07/17tomo.html/ Song-In-Your-Head Boy.]]



-->'''Cyan:''' (''humming away'') Hey, do you hear it too?\\
'''Nemi:''' (''visibly straining'') No! I'm hearing "'''Raining Blood'''" by Music/{{Slayer}}! Louder, and louder and '''louder'''!

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-->'''Cyan:''' (''humming away'') ''[humming away]'' Hey, do you hear it too?\\
'''Nemi:''' (''visibly straining'') ''[visibly straining]'' No! I'm hearing "'''Raining Blood'''" by Music/{{Slayer}}! Louder, and louder and '''louder'''!



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

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* -->''Patient:'' "Doctor, You can find a few. For example:
-->'''Patient:''' Doctor,
doctor! I keep getting these two songs stuck in my head: ''The "The Green, Green Grass of Home'' Home" and ''Delilah''!"
--> ''Doctor:'' "Oh,
"Delilah"!\\
'''Doctor:''' Oh,
you've got Music/TomJones syndrome."
--> ''Patient:'' "Is
\\
'''Patient:''' Is
that rare?"
-->''Doctor:'' "It's
rare?\\
'''Doctor:''' 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 was 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 was is so popular that the song itself became once more well-known and remains a prime example of the Ear Worm in France.



-->'''Jasmine:''' Please excuse me. (''place hand on Ryouga's hand'')\\
'''Narrator:''' (''while clipshow of ''Abaranger'' goes on'') Jasmine is an [=ESPer=]. Whoever she touches, Jasmine recaps his memories.\\
'''Jasmine:''' Seems true for now. I have my doubts for them though -- (''walks to the camera'') -- ''[[DancingTheme Aba-Aba-Aba-Aba-Abaranger!]]''\\

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-->'''Jasmine:''' Please excuse me. (''place ''[place hand on Ryouga's hand'')\\
hand]''\\
'''Narrator:''' (''while ''[while clipshow of ''Abaranger'' goes on'') on]'' Jasmine is an [=ESPer=]. Whoever she touches, Jasmine recaps his memories.\\
'''Jasmine:''' Seems true for now. I have my doubts for them though -- (''walks ''[walks to the camera'') camera]'' -- ''[[DancingTheme Aba-Aba-Aba-Aba-Abaranger!]]''\\



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\\



(''cue GilliganCut to Marshall ''and'' Ted enthusiastically singing along'')

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(''cue ''[cue GilliganCut to Marshall ''and'' Ted enthusiastically singing along'')along]''



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': 3rd Edition has a bard spell called "Insidious Rhythm" that consists on a catchy, silly tune that stay stuck in the mind of the target. This imposes a penalty on all activities involving reflection and concentration, and can even make a spellcaster flub his incantations.



--->'''Cinema Snob:''' Now shall we all collectively go find power drills in order to get this fucking song out of our heads? (''short song extract'') Yeah, I think that will be a pretty fucking good idea!

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--->'''Cinema Snob:''' Now shall we all collectively go find power drills in order to get this fucking song out of our heads? (''short ''[short song extract'') extract]'' Yeah, I think that will be a pretty fucking good idea!



(''stops singing'')\\

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(''stops singing'')\\''[stops singing]''\\



-->'''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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-->'''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'') ''[chuckles]'' That's a new one. I'm just glad I didn't listen to it myself.



--> '''Lord Dominator:''' Ahhhhh''hh!'' ''Stupid catchy tune!!''

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--> '''Lord -->'''Lord Dominator:''' Ahhhhh''hh!'' ''Stupid catchy tune!!''
20th May '16 7:06:28 PM LancelotG
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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'''s MusicalEpisode "My Fair Hatey" ends when its finale number "You're The Greatest" is interrupted by [[BigBad Lord Dominator]] shooting at the protagonists and yelling at them to stop singing. The ColdTag depicts her singing the song intermittently as she goes about her day.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'''s MusicalEpisode "My Fair Hatey" ends when its finale number "You're The Greatest" is interrupted by [[BigBad Lord Dominator]] shooting at the protagonists and yelling at them to stop singing. The ColdTag cold tag depicts her singing the song intermittently as she goes about her day.
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