Been through the desert on a horse with no name...

Been through the desert on a horse with no name...


Here’s a little follow-up to a post from last week about truly awful songs that refuse to leave your head.

"Everybody Have Fun Tonight" started the whole thing off, but other bad songs – also called earworms or mind Velcro -- followed, from Twitter, the web and Facebook.

My personal favorite, “The Night Chicago Died.” (Close second: “Billy Don’t Be A Hero”), both by Paper Lace

Seasons in the Sun,” by Terry Jacks.

Anything by Air Supply.

We Built This City” by Starship

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” by Culture Club.

Tubthumping” (better known as “I Get Knocked Down,”) by Chumbawamba.

“Muskrat Love,” though you can choose between the version by America or the one by Captain and Tenille.

Part of the point of the original post was to see whether you’ve found an effective way to chase those horrible songs from your head, by means of another song you can call up at will that banishes the offending song from your brain. One reader submitted two: “Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains of Wayne and the Schoolhouse Rock version of the “Preamble to the Constitution.”

I’m a little old for either of those two, but I checked them out and I certainly can see that they both have real possibilities.

I have one that works perfectly: “Jesse’s Girl,” by Rick Springfield. (Photo from Amazon.) Can’t tell you how I discovered that, but all it takes is one or two lines of the chorus, and Air Supply can go look for some other skull to invade.

So how about it? Who else has a song sorbet and what is it?

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