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* The XX - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV4_wHvP7b8 Intro]]
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* Nikki Yanofsky's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v0o27BPIIk I Believe]], the anthem of the Vancouver 2010 Winter OlympicGames. [[OverlyLongName Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium]] managed to get this song stuck in the head of nearly every Canadian during the Games by creating an instrumental version to play at the end of each commercial break. The conclusion of each break was announced with: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT_B3_d8ZeA DUHDUHDA DA DUHDUH DA / DUHDUHDA DUH DA DAAAAAA! / DUHDUHDA DA DUHDUH DA / BUH DUHDUH DUHDUHDUHDUHDUHDUH DADADA!!]] However, the song seemed to simply disappear from the heads of everyone, along with the rest of the Olympic spirit, following the closing of the Games at the beginning of March.
* ''Chacarron Macarron'' by La Yanta is so strange and senselessly atonal, it becomes impossibly catchy.
** Why...why would you do such a thing...For crying out loud, I just stopped reacting to that a year ago...
* {{Yes}}:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPOTg-7pV64 I'll be the roundabout/The words will maaaake you out n' out...]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwajUXHMEKs HEAD IIIIIIINNNNNTO THE HEADLIGHT! DON'T TUUUUUUUURN FROM THE RAIN!]]
** Owner of a lonely heart... owner of a lonely heart...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZdHqEFK0ew Oh yeah...]]
* Music/YellowMagicOrchestra's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk6o4GWFIV8 Rydeen]]. Heck, anything by YMO.
* You Me At Six's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP1yOneOL1o Bite My Tongue]]. YOU KEEP ME ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT.
** Hell, most of the songs on their Sinners Never Sleep album fit this trope.
* NeilYoung:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAdtUDaBfRA I want to live with a cinnamon girl; I could be happy the rest of my life with a cinnamon girl.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVRxdPWV3RM Southern man better keep your head; don't forget what your Good Book said]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SswXJX6X-ow Tin soldiers and Nixon's coming, we're finally on our own]] (technically a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young song, but Young wrote it)
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* FrankZappa:
** "Catholic Girls". The perfect combination of repetitive lyrics and a catchy tune ensures that it gets stuck in my head whenever I so much as ''think'' about it.
** Oh man, you think Catholic Girls is an earworm? Well, let me tell you something. Don't know much about dancin', that's why I got this song. One of my legs is shorter than the other and both of my feets too long...
** "Jewish Princess" and "Bobby Brown Goes Down" may be offensive to some people's tastes, but they are not offensive to anybody's ears.
** The instrumentals are often as infectious: here are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jymHINLcjlw "Eat That Question"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rvj3sH4TGA "Peaches en Regalia"]].
** Also "Son Of Mr. Green Jeans" and "Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus".
** "Dog Breath" from ''Uncle Meat''. "Fuzzy dice, bongos in the back..."
** "Stick It Out".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izQB2-Kmiic In the Year 2525]] by duo Zager and Evans. The cadence of the lyrics combined with dark imagery of the future is unusual, particularly for a pop song of the 1960s.
* I feel it work, you know, I feel it in bed. Can't get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmwG8WWmR8A The Zutons' "Pressure Point"]] outta my head...
* Norwegian singer Bertine Zetlitz:
** Some of her songs are kinda catchy, for example her single "Girl like you". (Magical, mystical, life's a ball, never had a girl like you...)
** Another of my favourites is another one of her singles, "Twisted little star". (Will you still remember, twisted little star, darker shining, silently surrender, twisted little smile, twisted's gonna last a while...)
* Zapp & Roger: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK6wOG_aDl8 "MORE BOUNCE... TO THE OUNCE"]]
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm88QAI8I5A Je veux]]" by Zaz
* ZZTop: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEM78ElGthI Slip inside my sleeping bag...]]"
** The reason "Dipping Low (In the Lap of Luxury)", from the same album, is such an earworm? It's a blatant rewrite of the previous album's "Gimme All Your Lovin'".
** "They come runnin' just as fast as they can, coz' every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man!"
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* That stupid barking-dog Jingle Bells that every half-assed radio station feels they have to whip out every Christmas.
** It's worse than that. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jingle_Cats Jingle Cats was the original.]] And it's just cats meowing Christmas themes. And they tend to be bigger [[EarWorm Ear Worms]] than the songs they're based on. They even have [[http://www.youtube.com/user/meowychristmas their own Youtube account.]]
* If you live in Recife, then [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgu9OzNS1Fk this song]] will never leave your head.
** ''Vem minha gatinha, venha meu amor, venha minha amaaaaada! Vamos fazer amor em cima da caasa!!''
** While we're in Brazil, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn1w4gr_V08 Eu Quero Ver o Oco]]" by hardcore band Raimundos manages to be heavy and catchy.
* I have ''no idea'' where this goes, but it's the EarWorm that has lead a REIGN OF TERROR on my school, and it must be brought to public attention: "Frére Jacques, frére Jacques, Dormez-vous? Dormez-vous? Sonnez les matines! Sonnez les matines! Ding, dang, dong. Ding, dang, dong." Especially as I suck at French and don't know the words, I'm just making sounds. I copied that from TheOtherWiki.
* ''Anything'' from the "Wall of Sound" of TheFifties and TheSixties. Phil Spector knew what he was doing [[strike: before]] even while he [[strike: went]] was going insane. On reading Volume 4 of ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', where a villain took his nickname from "Be My Baby", that song ''refused'' to leave my head. That was just from a ''mention'' of the damn thing!
** "Ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley long enough, ain't no river wide enough..."
* Dutch novelty hit "Er staat een paard in de gang" ("There's a horse in the hall") has been stuck in my head for the past month. I'm now trying to drive it out forcibly. With Benny Lava.
** Let me stick another one in there: "Ziet 'em goan, ziet 'em goan, me zen basketsloefkes oan" (To much dialect and to... 'strange' to put it in English)
* Pick a song from the 80s. ANY song. Doubly so if IT'S a one hit wonder.
* "I always flirt with death..." Its been in my head for MONTHS. Yes, all of it. Even the guitar solo? ESPECIALLY the guitar solo.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoGuoXuLmsk "Banana Man", by Tally Hall.]] You're welcome.
--->Do you see banana man / hopping jumping 'cross the white-hot sand? / Here he come with some for me / freshly pick'd from banana tree.
** Speaking of, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3ZAGBL6UBA it's peanut-butter jelly time!]]
* I, for reasons unknown to myself, get abrasive drum n' bass stuck in my head. A few examples: Aphex Twin's Ventolin, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQbH_FOQR1o Venetian Snare's Mutant Cunt Sniffer]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyw-_JxwFPY Squarepusher's Steinbolt.]]
** Speaking of Venetian Snares, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHDFMMvsT_k Bebikukorica Nigiri]] has been stuck in my head lately.
* Looking for the Perfect Beat. Beat-beat-beat-beat... ''DO DO DO DO DO! * SLAM* DO DO DO DO...'''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq38_MFTEm0 Time. Time, Time... TIME! TIME TO UNDER-STAND THE HORROR!!]]
* "Insomnia" by the lesser-known band [[http://www.louandpeter.com Lou and Peter Berryman]] is both about these and one of these (if only because of repetition). Although the full effect can't be experienced without hearing the song at least once, go ahead and look at the lyrics (under "Content")
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYALZWFfPO0 Oh, Mandy]], oh, Mandy, so killing, oh, Mandy...''
* Ever find yourself singing ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTc6g0ywnRc Hubba Hubba Zoot Zoot]]'' days after you played it? Despite the fact that you can't make out if the lyrics are ''words'' or merely ''odd sound combinations''?
* Oooh, aaah, oooh, aaah, oooh, aaah, get, get, get away, now...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmFDPFKTOvk "Spanish Flea"]] is a classic EarWorm.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBj1mTyGDgA Ejo, Captain Jack! (Ejo, Captain Jack!)]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3j2gAO7Jy0 Bring me back to the railroad track! (Bring me back to the railroad track!)]]
** When RadioactiveZombie was in Sea Cadet boot camp, this was the battalion-wide earworm. ''Put that rifle in my hand...'
* [[DarkInsanity13 Japanese music as a whole for me]]. Really. She doesn't care that she can't understand most of it, ''it just won't leave her freakin' head.''
* Koumi Hirose (of Cardcaptor Sakura fame) has one from her song titled "Promise". It's named 'Geddan'... because it starts at the refrain with the words "GET! DOWN!". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ELzjRHPnUs This is one Touhou-related example.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omJ4t-h_CQI Daite Senorita]], Yamashita Tomohisa. I have lost count of how many times its played in my head. Damn good song, though.
** Also by Yamashita Tomohisa and Kamenashi Kazuya is their song as the temporary J-pop duo Shuji to Akira, known as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDoQhUQ75pg Seishun Amigo]]. I have had it stuck on repeat in my head for 3 years now, to the point where it has become a mental screensaver.
* If you can manage not to get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YM6E4ZwrV4 Mayonaka no Shadow Boy]] by Hey! Say! JUMP stuck in your head, I commend you for being the pretty much the only one.
* I defy anyone to listen to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akMR7erPCtU Kitto Daijoubu]] by Arashi all the way through and not end up with it stuck in their heads
** Same goes for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzkgyo7S4pk&feature=related Sakura Sake.]]
*** Not to mention Matsumoto Jun's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmZwZcyjn1w Yabai-Yabai-Yabai.]]
* [[HelloProject Morning Musume]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXhk_9kgy4w "Happy Summer Wedding"]] "Ba-da-pa-da, ba-da-pa-da, ba-da-pa-da-pa-pa, ''hai!''"
* [[TheStray Oh, it hit me ''long'' before that]]. For that matter, a lot of surfing music is this way. Just look at ''Misirlou'' (used as the title of Pulp Fiction) and ''Soy Bomb'' (used in GuitarHero). Surf music seems to eat and breathe this trope...
** EVERYBODY'S GONE SURFING! Surfin' USA.
*** Ah-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA Wipeout!
**** SHIPOOPI, SHIPOOPI, SHIPOOPI! THE GIRL WHO'S HARD TO GET!
* Scandal: "Shooting at the walls of heartache, bang! bang! I am the warrior..."
* Hey, Eugene, remember me?
* I somehow managed to get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwzaifhSw2c Venus in Furs]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAvQSkK8Z8U Red Barchetta]] earworm-alurmadingdonged in my head AT THE SAME TIME. Yeah, beat that.
* "[[http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=T2gBmRuMbCw In the good old summertime, in the good old summertime, strolling through the shady lines with your baby mine...]]" A (very) oldie, but a classic.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etWi1bOotd0 DVNO/four capital letters/printed in gold/'cause details make the girls sweat/even more...]] So far it's been three weeks, and is showing no signs of leaving any time soon.
* O bella ciao, bella ciao, bella ciao ciao ciao!
* The beat that my heart skipped sounded like this, BOM-BOM-BOM-BADY-lllaaaaaa-BADY-lawdy-LAWDY-laaaaa...
** Thou shall not make repetitive, generic music.
* For some reason, Dan Fogelberg's "Run For The Roses" (a sweet, pretty, TearJerker ballad about the life of a Kentucky Derby racehorse): "Born in the valley/And raised in the trees/Of western Kentucky/On wobbly knees/With Mama beside you to help you along,/You'll soon be a-growin' up strong..."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZQkvu9OjHo This]] accursed song is the most annoying song known to humanity. Years after first hearing it, I am ''still'' possessed with the urge to break out screaming "MY BOYFRIEND! HE LOVES ME! HE LOVES ME VERY MUCH! MY BOYFRIEND! HE'S SPECIAL! WE ALWAYS KEEP IN TOUCH! HE'S FUNNY! MY HONEY! HE LOVES ME VERY MUCH! MY BOYFRIEND, SO FINE!". This gets me REALLY weird looks. I may be gay, but it's ''really'' not helping his attempts to stay in the closet.
* "Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes..."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OzWIFX8M-Y&fmt=18 "DotA"]] by Basshunter. "Vi sittar har i venten, och spelar lite [[DefenseOfTheAncients DotA]]..."
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYQUsp-jxDQ "Boten Anna"]]. "Jag känner en bot. Hon heter Anna. Anna heter hon..."
* Speaking of asking for your attention: "BOOM! Do ya want it? BOOM! Do ya need it? BOOM! Let me hear it! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxo3OnekPg8 Ladies and Gentlemen!]]"
** Also: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hkCvJKsYHs BOOM!]] Here comes the BOOM! Ready or not!"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfHD33flWaQ "Under my skin, there's a fire burning, deep down inside there is loooove..."]] Though not so much that part as the StupidStatementDanceMix opening, which sounds so like nothing on Earth that when I first heard it, I initially assumed it to be a J-pop song. (The fact that it was paired with anime pictures didn't help.)
* Old Zakk Wylde's song has [[http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=vExXSh_FPfA a very catchy banjo intro]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8BWBn26bX0 That boy needs therapy.]] Tell me Frontier Psychiatrist isn't the biggest earmworm ever?
* Runnin through the monsoon, beyond the world...
** For that matter, the obnoxious talk show host's parody of it ... I can't seem to find a link.
** This gets really irritating with Tokio Hotel when you listen to some of their early German work from back when they were younger, because you can't sing along because you ''can't pronounce the words''.
* While we're going international, we can't neglect [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNTgkb_8R7g this]] beauty by Versailles. That guitar will never leave.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pt-NvcuDVBc This]]. And it's got a horrible name, to boot.
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0I8_bOAuso O Fortuna]]'' from Orff's "Carmina Burana."
* An [[http://www.backyardgardener.com/loowit/song/song71.html absolutely nonsensical]] little work-song-turned-campfire-ditty that I have heard spelled at least two different ways. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6c8nPUbLvU Here]] is a high-school choir singing it.
* "Je Veux te Voir" by YELLE ({{NSFW}}, especially for the bilingual).
* For me there are quite a few country music songs that are like this, including but not limited to the following
** Why Haven't I Heard From You (1994)
** Bop (1985)
** Gonna Take A Lot Of River (1987)
* Sugar, do do do do do do, oh, honey honey.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kro-uzMgL0 "Give Me Just A Little More Time" by The Chairmen Of The Board]] is enough of an earworm on it's own, but [[http://daytrotter.com/article/1607/spinto-band-encore The Spinto Band's cover]] turns it into three earworms at once by combining it with "Sweet Escape" by Gwen Stefani and "The Boys Are Back In Town" by Thin Lizzy, both of which share the same chords.
* I find that songs with "na na na" hooks get stuck in his head a lot, such as Hey Jude, Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye, Land of a Thousand Dances, Centerfold, Katamari on the Rocks, E-Pro, Hush...
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AnYshBEOYc L'Arlesienne: Prelude]]'' (sorry, the sound quality isn't the best)
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSVEC_DbhL8 Kuutamolla]]'' The phrase 'Se ei mee pois', is Finnish for 'It won't go away'.
* Cadence calls. Those lovely little ditties that people in the armed forces run (sorry, double-time) to. Simple, repetitive, with motivating and/or amusing lyrics - in other words, the perfect earworms.
** "Everywhere We Go" (most of you know it as the stadium song from ''Remember The Titans'')
** "My Grandmama Was 91"
** "Ain't No Use In Looking Down"
* Almost anything by Röyksopp. Their latest track, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmcPeuf5aXo "Happy Up Here"]], is especially addictive (and the music video rocks too).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnMjU8qNi6s HAPPY BIRTHDAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. HAPPY BIRTHDAY...]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6MsGsNkFqI "William Howard Taft"]]. Luckily it can be cured by being infected by a different song.
* The Deep Dance 50 - ''55 minutes'' of 90s dance megamix (incorporating many of the earworms mentioned above). Add to that a similarly awesome AMV and you get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MkwcOSG2XA Animix]].
* Windmills Of Your Mind lampshades itself.
* The Popcorn Song found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N4ckFN96-k here]]. I find this ear worm useful to blocking out other ear worms.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=astISOttCQ0 I am a Gummy Bear!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx74j7sG06A In]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpVqM2TGhiE multiple]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLTWTKpP7g0 languages,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Icv3eUKcjqw too!]]
* Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoN6XfyQsr4 Thou Shalt Always Kill]]". Contains a LampshadeHanging with "Thou shalt not make repetitive, generic music" - repeated four times.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PP1HEFlkdY And we can build this dream forever/standing strong forever/nothing's gonna stop us now...]]
** Dang it! Good song, but ''so'' ear wormy!
* "Let the bodies hit the floor...let the bodies hit the floor...let the bodies hit the floor...let the bodies hit the...* ching ching* ...FLOOOOORRRRR..." Used as the theme for about a gazillion wrestling pay-per-views...
* Ai yai yai, I'm your little butterfly. Green, black, and blue make the colors in the sky...
* A disturbing number of chiptunes are highly ear wormy. Examples of ear worms are:
** Dma-SC's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hdhyfNsZRo Visitors from Dreams]], from VideoGame/{{Darwinia}}
** Most songs by Anamanaguchi, particularly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8FXk8zoMMo Power Supply]].
** Trash80's B(a)it and Switch.
* {{Demoscene}} music tends to have its share of Ear Worms, too.
* Mekon/Röyksopp's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1C7F6Px25g&fmt=18 Please Stay remix/Don't Go]], sometimes played at TV sporting event football venues.
** or mostly anything by Röyksopp for that matter: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl4rwMZWATs&fmt=18 Eple]] (which was used as an Apple start up) and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmcPeuf5aXo Happy Up There]]
** How about Remind Me (cuse you Geico!)
* I have loads of these:
** Probably a lesser known example, but "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvnHtO6daQM Right About Now! The Funk Soul Brother!]]"
*** Damn that song and Digimon for throwing it into their movie. I still dig out the soundtrack to that bloody thing to listen to all the Ear worms on it.
** Crazy Frog's version of Axel F
** The [[NightmareFuel parade theme]] from Paprika, of all things. Here it is in ITS terrifying(ly addictive) glory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4doHF0dIuh0
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA-AvBjBm5k "If I Only Had a Brain"]] by MC 900ft Jesus. Not even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROwwYeIbHcA Beavis & Butt-Head]] could resist it.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnjoIkq4y7s Fantastic Cat.]] The sheer weirdness, and pidgin English lyrics make it even more so.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w45Qi7Nki54 Feeeeeeed my fiii-iiiire]], let me put some dust on your fa-ace. Even non-German speakers are affected by Eisbrecher.
* "Living in the limelight, the universal dream, for those who wish to see..."
* Several of DongBangShinKi's songs (both the Korean and Japanese ones) are pretty persistant Ear Worms. Some of the best examples are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtJS32n6LNQ Mirotic]] (Woah~oh~oh!), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZxK60hbX-s Rising Sun]] (RISING SUUUUUUUUUUUN!), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usF2ihdYIj8 Wrong Number]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2MiiASgig0 Triangle]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5mwsRSeFvs Hug]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im2ynMIfIjM Hey!(Don't bring me down)]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAy-VZANe3Y Survivor]] (oh gods, I can't stop singing "Ima daremo ga Sur~vi~v~o~r!")
* I don't want to talk to you, I just want bang bang bang! I don't want to know your name, I just want bang bang bang! I don't want to meet your mom, I just want bang bang bang!
* "I know it's up for me, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOCRPrEAVxU if you steal my sunshine!"]] For me, it's largely just the chorus, the looped sample of "More More More", and, for some reason, the line "L-A-T-E-R that week", but that arguably makes it worse.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=488YxXFIpz8 THIS!!!]] "Caipirinha, caipirinha..."
* "It's no surprise to me, I am my own worst enemy. 'Cause every now and then I kick the livin' shit outta me."
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il594GeNnpo Faggoty Attention]] by Adam Joseph. It repeats in your head over and over ''and over and over again''.
* I'm your Tamagotchi, so happy that you love me, and we should be together, forever and forever!
* They call us problem child, We spent our lives on trials, WE ARE THE YOUTH GONE WILD
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSxoKQ_sWYY I can't say no to you/Shouldn't let you torture me so sweetly...]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Seals Wanna Bop With You Baby/Wanna Be-Bop with you till the break of day]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo-RJ_Z5odI Gonna take a lot of river to keep this broken heart afloat/Gonna take a lot of river all the live long day/ Gonna take the Mississippi, the Monongahela and the Ohio/Gonna take a lot of river to wash these blues away]]
* But you don't want me any more, how can it be? Look what you've done to me! Oh, oh!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4aqM_wu6Ns Jozin! Z bazin!]]
** Oh, there's even [[http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/337791 a metal cover]] (by Dawid Mika).
* Why! Do! You! ''Build'' me up (build me up), ''but''tercup, baby, just to ''let'' me down (let me down) and jerk me around?
** While we're on the Motown kick, how about "Heat Wave"?
* Push it to the limit!
* Marlene watches from the wall, her mocking smile says it all, she records the rise and fall of every soldier passing. But the only soldier now is me, I'm fighting things I cannot see, I think it's called my destiny but I am changing. Marlene on the wall.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfEE_nYehZ8 Dragostea Din Tei, better known as Numa Numa.]] Full feckin' stop.
* Fight the Power! Fight the power, fight the power! Fight the power, fight the power! Fight the power! We got to fight the powers that be!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WIeEuRtEW8 WELCOME TO THE TERRORDOME!]]
* Daisy Bell. Why, oh why is this song so catchy?! I've had it running in my head for a long while now. If it keeps up... I'm going to go insane... [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey My mind is going... I can feel it...]]
* The guitar riff underlying Creme's "Politician".
** Speaking of Ear Worm-y riffs, how about the ''diabolical'' guitar in "Plug in Baby"?
* Biffy Clyro's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm5PFIRdPfQ ''Mountains'']] is one. Toss up between the chorus of '''"I AM A MOUNTAIN, I AM THE SEA, YOU CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME!!!"''' or the bit after the second chorus with the cool piano in the background; ''"Cos you tear us apart / With all the things you don't like / You can't understand / That I won't leave / 'Til we're finished here / And then you'll find out / Where it all went wrong."'' [[MrBrownstone I can't stop hearing it several times a day]], starting from waking up in the morning. Even after hearing it on loop hundreds of times and learning how to play the guitar parts and sing the lead vocals at the same time, also on loop. It would be NightmareFuel if it weren't for the fact that I still love the song and thinks it is one of the best rock tracks ever made.
* ...everyday i'm hustlin...
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0GozUwkkZQ&feature=channel_page La noche me sirve de savana]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCrhSSh2YLE&feature=channel_page Nadie como tu]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdoUjjrmiIU&feature=channel_page Entra al cuarto....Suvele el volumen al radio.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QenJDBmxi1E&feature=channel_page Body count's in da house]]
* ...Hungeeeer...
* ...come with me...
* Cool for Cats. DAMN YOU, SQUEEZE!
* Those who have heard the Ievan Polka know what I am talking about when I say "HELP!!!"
* Mistabishi - "Printer Jam". Built around the screeching sound of a dot-matrix printer.
* Musician El Guincho is very fond of these, exhibits A and B: [[http://www.last.fm/music/El+ Guincho/_/Antillas here]] and [[http://www.last.fm/music/El+ Guincho/_/Kalise here]]
* The band The Illuminoids has the tendency to mashup earworms TOGETHER, which tends to make them even catchier. Which is somewhat amusing when they mix the rolling stones, nirvana, and some recent hip-hop song together.
* I don't know about y'all, but I'm beginning to regret him ever getting a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8FXuvuCCxw brand new pigbag]]
* For Flemish tropers: Samson en Gert songs. Especially their earlier ones. "Dit is de Samsonrock/De Samsonrock/die dansen alle honden in hun hondenhok!"
* The daughtry's 'I got over you' don't have a link to the song but damn if those chorus lyrics don't stick in your head.
* [[VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution Sweet little bumblebee, ]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cw3-nHh-NY I know what you want from me (doot doo doo doo doo da da)]]
* "I always ''turn the car around''..."
* The abominable "Scotty Doesn't Know" has haunted me. I do not like heavily sexual music in most cases, ''especially'' when it's that descriptive and it's about cheating. This led to some uncomfortable moments.
** I understand that opinion, but after seeing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dldH3_K8haE& this]] Star Trek vid, can find nothing but lols anymore.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g7fZFSMQDs "This flea is you and I, it's a bad thing, but a little thing, but a little thing..."]]
** From the same group: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PDl2IAlluc&feature=response_watch&fmt=18 "Electronics, electronics, moving with light..."]]
* Say what you will about Ice-T's notorious song Cop Killer, but once you've heard it...."COP KILLAH! Bettah you than MEEE! COP KILLAH! FUCK POLICE BRUTALITY!" It just won't ''freakin' '''leave!'''''
* Any project involving Mike Patton that isn't Faith No More (or maybe Peeping Tom) doesn't seem like a likely source for earworms, but then somehow there's the MadnessMantra style chorus of Tomahawk's "Laredo": "The cat's in the bag and the bag's in the river! The cat's in the bag and the bag's in the river!"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n371zCCYpts YOU'RE A SHARK]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-KWEbRRM-o Cause I'm Real! (The way you walk, the way you move the way you talk)]]
* Any of the songs from the musical adaption of ''Film/ReeferMadness''. Oh, good lord. That movie is One Ear Worm after another.
* I'd like to nominate [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82RWZjmmXBc EXEC_PAJA/.#Misya extracting]]. I think it's a great song, but do you know how ''annoying'' it is to have a song stuck in your head when you can't even understand the language it's sung in? For over a month? With no sign of it leaving any time soon?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHcVU5cGUNE Stamp On the Ground]] is certainly ear-worm worthy. Listen to it all the way through twice, and try to deny it.
* Dui mian de nu hai kan guo lai, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pUM2J1JR7w KAN GUO LAAAIIII]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tk4gRBgDQw Breaker one-nine, this here's Rubber Duck...]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yii8t0Rdv7E Star Trekkin']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-A2f_UZtjY Sway, sway baby, you're so audio!]] [[LyricalDissonance Kill your boyfriend, we could be together!]] Damn you ShortStack, damn you...
* Dunno if this is already on here but: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JM-FzoFq7I WE LIKE TO PAHTY! WE LIKE, WE LIKE TO PAHTY!]]
* I have recently discovered the Ear Worm [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc A Glorious Dawn]]
* Canadian Artists are particularly horrible about this. Besides Moe Clark and Nelly Furtado, listed above, main offenders here.
** Gimme Sympathy by Metric has lived in my head for days, and it's my most played song on iTunes.
** 1 2 3 4 by Feist. Oh lord. Good luck if this gets in there.
** "[[AlanisMorissette And I'm here, to remind you of the cross I bear that you gave to me... you, you, you, oughta know!]]"
* Pretty much ''any'' song that repeats the same words over and over again. Example, "The Space Between" by Dave Matthews. Bonus points if the repeated words are NOT the song title. Example, [[strike: "Some People"]] "If I Ain't Got You" by AliciaKeys.
* What's that coming over the hill? Is it a monster? Is it a monsteeeeeeeer?
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2qtMAqelSg "What the hell am I doing Drinking in LA at twenty-six...?"]]
* Songs from childhood like:
** John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
** I'm bringing home my baby bumble bee
** Found a Peanut
** THE ANTS GO MARCHING ONE BY ONE HURRAH, HURRAH!!!!! FFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4wW9PjDf1s We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful]]. Am I the only one who thinks this is cursedly catchy? It was so catchy just reading this page today it randomly popped into my head. I have no idea why.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo7Sng5Jeb0&fmt=18 I'm bringing Paxil back.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nabYYdQkS58 Katyusha]]. What? There's a ''reason'' it's one of the two (or three, if you want to count Korobeiniki) most-recognisably Russian songs that exist.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tntA_4IoxbE White Army, Black Baron]] 'nuff said.
* Living miles, miles away from Denmark apparently doesn't prevent you from staying awake 24 hours just because you keep hearing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsMgRMmusw4 Der- Der- Der party i provinseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen!!!!!!!]] in your head.
* Any sort of classic western ditty. Clementine ("Oh my darlin, oh my darlin, oh my ''darlin'' Clementine! You are lost and gone forever, [[LyricalDissonance dreadful sorry, Clementine!]]") and "I've Been Workin' On the Railroad" are particularly catchy.
** Two Sisters (at least the Clannad version) also counts. It doesn't help that it's so morbid...
* The ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK5XBaslNd0 Song of the Volga Boatmen]]'' is a Russian folk song that's become synonymous for laborous toiling and the RedScare alike, though cases of the latter have nosedived since the end of the cold war.
* For Russian and Non-Russian Tropers alike: I ''dare'' you to get [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gmSuOvZnio "Bird of Happiness"]] ("Птица Счастья") out of your head. I ''DARE'' you.
** Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZybc_RLe7o "Vologda"]] (Вологда) has this effect as well. (Skip to about 0:55 for the actual song)
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbyW7JyBhm4 [=PONPONPON=] ]]by きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ consists of one line being repeated over and over, but extremely catchy.
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