Tom's frickin Diner - Suzanne Vega. The remix version with all the "duh duh duh-duh, duh duh duh-duh, duh duh duh-duh duh duh-duh duhs"
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.
Despite its serious subject matter, "Shasta" by Vienna Teng is incredibly catchy. So far, so good...
"Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses. Yes, as a Christmas song, it only gets radio play a couple months out of the year, but it's still liable to suddenly pop in your head for no good reason in, say, mid-July. And of course the same band gave us the equally ear-wormy "I Know What Boys Like".
After working in a retail establishment where this song was played between two and four times a day for the entire month of December, I no longer fear Hell.
So, we all agree that "Low Rider" is infinitely more awesome than "Why Can't We Be Friends?"
War's Ear Worms are pretty potent in general. If keyboardist Lonnie Jordan is to be believed, Bob Marley himself found the horn riff from "Slippin' into Darkness" so catchy he turned it into the main hook for "Get Up, Stand Up."
Interestingly, this Troper uses "Low Rider" as a cure for OTHER Ear Worms.
Also, "The Cisco Kid... waaaaas a frieeened of miii-iine..."
Eleven Saints by Jason Webley. Man oh man, what's that guy got in his hand/ it's a egg, it's a spoon, it's a snapshot of the moon~
So we head out the front door, open the garage door, then we open the car doors, then we get in those car doors, put my key in the ignition, and then I turn it sideways, then we fasten our seatbelts, as we pull out the driveway, and we drive to the drive-thru, heading off to the drive-thru, we're approaching the drive-thru, getting close to the drive-thru, almost there at the drive-thru, now we're here at the drive-thru, here in line at the drive-thru, did I mention the drive-thru?
I'm a tooooour guide, on the Jungle Cruise ride, Skipper Dan is my na-ame...
Your Woman by White Town. It strikes me as odd that a song about a girl ditching a guy because he's an idiot (the song is sung by a male, and the most common theory about the gender switch in the lyrics is that he's sarcastically reading a Dear John letter) can become so catchy... to a man.
Pharrell Williams gives us an infectious one. Sing it with me:(Cuz I'm HAPPY) Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof.
And that Eye Worm went on to become the #1 song of the year. Bravo, Pharrell, for the visuals.
"SMOKE! SMOKE! SMOKE! (THAT CIGARETTE)" by Tex Williams. also know as that catchy song at the start of Thank You For Smoking
BlackbirdWhere be the blackbird to / I know where he be / He be up yon' wurzel tree and I be after he / Now I see him, and he sees I / Buggered if I don't get'im / With a gurt big stick I'll knock 'im down, blackbird I'll have 'ee! / La la la la la la, la la la la la la, how's ee father? ALRIGHT!"