Monday, March 27, 2006

Cranial Jukebox

In a 2003 study given to 549 people ranging in age from 18 to 49, 98% reported that they regularly have music that loops around in their head. Of course, advertisement jingles and other inane repetitive music tops most folk’s lists of stuck songs. Songs that have a lot of air play, especially on television or at sporting events such as “Who Let The Dogs Out?” also top the list. Theme songs, too, like the opening of Gilligan’s Island also have that sticky factor. Interestingly, the researchers purport that people with neurotic tendencies with habits such as nail biting or pencil tapping are more prone to “ear worms” or songs stuck in your head. The study also showed that women tend to be frustrated more by the phenomena. I have a lot of music in my head being a neurotic woman.

Download these catchy, but good, pop songs and enjoy them all day long in your cranial jukebox, or your I-Pod or whatever:

Pas/Cal – What Happened to the Sands

Madman Moon – The Pattern

Charles Kamm – More Better

Sparrow – A New Way of Smiling

Azure Ray – If You Fall

The High Dials – The Dead Hand

Of Montreal – Wraith Pinned to the Mist (and other games)

Spoon – I Turn My Camera On

Dressy Bessy – Side 2

Stephen Malkmus – Baby C’Mon

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