Earworms of the week
10. ‘Blue Orchid’ – The White Stripes
The depressing sight of a ‘page unavailable’ error all over the ticket website let me to believe that I had probably missed my chance to see the Raconteurs playing at Rock City in October. As luck would have it though, I was walking past the venue the very next day and they had some left.
Excellent, and yet more evidence that the people who run those websites are total knobheads. The chance to see Jack White letting rip in a (relatively) small venue is not to be missed, and the Jundland wastes are not to be travelled lightly.
Oh. Apparently we’ve done Star Wars already.
9. ‘Sound & Vision’ – David Bowie
I read something once about how this song was interesting because it was in 3/3 time and not 4/4 like the vast majority of all popular music.
I don’t know about that, but I do like kittens.
8. ‘Dry Your Eyes’ – The Streets
This is an old Earworm faithful and crops up every time this pops up on shuffle on my iPod. For reference, I was listening to the version featuring Chris Martin on vocals, but I don’t think it much matters.
Plenty more fish in the sea. Good advice if you’re not fussed if you have cod, haddock or gooba fish.
7.‘Fake Plastic Trees’ – Radiohead
Apparently they didn’t play this at V last weekend. Shame. Good song (and of course, hearing someone say how they hadn’t played it immediately made it begin to play in my head).
6. ‘Closing Time’ – Semisonic
I’m sure this was used on something.
5. ‘One of us’ – Abba
I fucking hate Abba.
No. Let me rephrase that. I don’t hate Abba, I hate what Abba represent. I hate the way that a certain type of person always reacts when Abba is played. It reminds me all those awful fucking discos at university, and is a damn good reason never to set foot in a Reflex 80s bar, where I imagine those same people react in exactly the same way, only they’re slightly fatter and balder and unhappier.
Having said that, I do quite like ‘Waterloo’.
Why’s this song in my head? Dunno. I didn’t even know that this was by them until I looked it up, and by then it was too late – I’d already been singing it out loud in the office.
4. ‘Being Around’ – The Lemonheads
If I was in the fridge, would you open the door?
If I was the grass, would you mow your lawn?
If I was your body, would you still wear clothes?
If I was a booger, would you blow your nose?
What’s not to like?
3. ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing’ – Scissor Sisters
Do you think the laser ‘pow pow’ noises are too much? Nah, this is kitchen sink disco. It’s got the lot, and that “no sir, no dancing today” lyric is just genius.
2. ‘Oh L’Amour’ – Erasure
Another song I had to look up to discover the full horror of what I was singing. Out loud. In public.
1. ‘Hunting High & Low’ – A-Ha / Coldplay
Initially this was in my head as a result of listening to the Coldplay cover version on my iPod, but it was the A-Ha version I kept finding myself coming back too. Oooh, I do like a nice slice of icy Scandinavian melancholy of a Friday night.
Timberlake might be bringing sexy back, but I’m thinking of resurrecting the Guest Editor slot. You know, the one where one of you lot gets to choose the Earworms of the Week (and the post header and everything!). I’m going to open it back up for anyone to have a go, so it doesn’t matter if you’ve had a go before because you can have another go. Starting next week.
What do you say? Who’s in?
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