Ear Worm: Other
Songs with an infuriating habit of getting into your head from a variety of sources not covered elsewhere.
- Both the opening ("Burkaaa! (Avenger!)") and closing themes ("Don't mess with the lady in black, the lady in black, the lady in black...!") themes to the Pakistani cartoon Burka Avenger are prone to getting stuck in your head.
- "This Vicious Cabaret" from V for Vendetta. The relentless piano and the darkly sardonic lyrics don't leave your mind for a long time after hearing it.
- A Prairie Home Companion presents us with a few:
- British radio has oodles:
Share and enjoy, share and enjoyJourney through life with a plastic boyOr girl by your side, let your pal be your guideAnd when it breaks down or starts to annoyOr grinds when it moves and gives you no joyCos it's eaten your hat or had sex with your cat,Bled oil on your floor or ripped off your doorAnd you get to the point you can't stand any more,Bring it to us, we won't give a fig;We'll tell you...Go stick your head in a pig!
- The Shipping Forecast (appropriately named "Sailing By")
- Pick of the Pops
- The late lamented Radio 4 UK Theme - an earworm of earworms!
- The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy has the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation's Complaints Department Song (which must be sung a flattened fifth out of tune to sound almost horrible enough) (Listen!):
- Radio station jingles in general are designed to create Ear Worms out of station names and slogans, and they often work!
- The official song of The World Cup 2010. And this is just one song—every tournament usually has at least one Ear Worm on its official soundtrack. Also the vuvuzelas, though they are the bad kind of Ear Worm- you really don't want them in your head.
- The Minnesota Twins fight song
- The Fratellis' "Chelsea Dagger" might just be the best example among NHL goal songs. It definitely has Most Annoying Sound/Hell Is That Noise status among Blackhawks rivals.
- "Rocky Road to Poland", the official Irish song for Euro 2012.
- "Up There, Cazaly" (Australian Rules Football) and "C'mon Aussie, C'mon" (Cricket) are both examples of classic and incredibly catchy Australian sporting anthems.
- Some fire alarms, which make catchy bloops, blops, and wails.
- And the ones that go "The fire alarm has been sounded, and the cause of it is being investigated. Please remain calm and wait for further instructions. Thank you. (Lather, rinse, repeat)"
- Some reversing sirens - not content with merely beeping at you, they inform you: "Attention! This vehicle... is... reversing!"
- Certain racing car sounds from international Auto Racing, especially this one. Certain tropers are major Auto Racing fans and can't get this racing car sound out of their head for days.
- Sea Shanties. They can get stuck in your head for weeks just humming the same tune, this is a perfect example.