Every morning, here in Los Angeles, I slip out of my sexy Batman jammy bottoms and step into the shower to prepare for still another new day. Every a.m. the same song is stuck in my head. No matter what I do—short of singing the entire theme song–opening and closing credits–to The Flintstones —the song REMAINS the same—stuck in my head. In my case the song is Led Zeppelin’s “Dancing Days”. I like the band but this is not my favorite!
Luckily, through chats with friends both old and new both here in Los Angeles and in a favorite Facebook group–You grew up in the Souderton/ Telford/ Harleysville area if you remember… I found out I’m not alone in this experience. This happens to lots of folks. This series is dedicated to all the songs that somehow get “stuck in your head”. Here are the most recent songs:
Doug W. Deutsch, owner of Doug Deutsch Publicity Services, said: “Here’s one – ‘You Light Up My Life’ by Debby Boone. (It) makes me cringe when I hear it!” Written by Joe Brooks and first recorded by Kasey Cisyk, it was a huge hit in 1977.
“Musical” Maureen Howell-Baune said “He Called Me Baby“ by Candi Staton. It’s from 1971 and went to number 9 on the R&B charts. Maureen states “it has been in my head for at least six months!”
“Song-filled” Sam Johnson said “’Deja Vu All Over Again’ by John Fogerty has been running through my head lately. I guess it’s because of what our country is going through again. Strange how certain songs just seem to come through at certain times.” It’s the titular track from his 2004 release and is a protest song comparing the war in Iraq with the Vietnam War.
An anonymous L.A.-based artist has Flo Rida’s “Whistle” stuck in his head. This is off the 2012 disc Wild Ones. It was written by (way too many folks including) Flo Rida. The lyrics are sexually suggestive. While it lacks subtlety it’s catchy cut and soared to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
Again, last but not least, regular reader and past contributor “Swexy” Kittie Shaughnessy confessed to your randy writer she keeps thinking about the “Wild Thing”. This was written by Chip Taylor and first recorded by The Wild Ones in 1965. The most famous version, however, was done by The Troggs in 1966. It rose to number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
So there you have it, the latest bunch of evil “earworms” from different decades and genres. As this goes to press there are no longer enough submissions to keep publishing this series so it might be put on hiatus. (Hey! Who thought it would get this far?) Besides, as additional earworms are submitted “Stuck In Your Head!” will return. Thanks again for all your support.
My name is Phoenix and . . . that’s the bottom line.