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it takes....oh, god, make it stop!

I've just been doing some hoovering, and couldn't stop singing the Diff'rent Strokes theme while doing so, even though I can only remember the words to the first verse and the chorus (is there any more, actually? No, don't tell me). Also, as I said in my previous post, I find myself singing it with great "expression", rather like this:

[voice of admonishment]Now, the world don't move to the beat of just one drum!
[more gently]What might be right for you, may not be right for some.
[triumphantly]A man is born, he's a man of means
[more subdued]Then along come two - [very earnestly] they got nothing but their dreams.

[joyfully] 'Cause they got - diff'rent strokes!
It takes - diff'rent strokes!
It takes diff'rent strokes to move the world, yes it does, it takes...
[very loudly] Diff'rent strokes to mooove the wooooooorld!

Please, suggest some other song to remove this earworm! Help me!

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socmot
Jan. 18th, 2005 12:50 pm (UTC)
Jesus, now I have your earworm! Arrrgh!
stellanova
Jan. 18th, 2005 12:51 pm (UTC)
Heh heh heh.
(no subject) - socmot - Jan. 18th, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC) - Expand
jinxremoving
Jan. 18th, 2005 12:51 pm (UTC)
oh, dear god. you kill me.

i vote for a punk rock version of maria mckee's "show me heaven". do it.
yiskah
Jan. 18th, 2005 12:55 pm (UTC)
Now I've got it! So evil.

"The Final Countdown" always works for me as a de-earwormer. However, it does tend to stick with you for a while...
pinguin
Jan. 18th, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC)
The Final Countdown is a favourite on Radio Basel. Therefore, it has just become my earworm. Well, it might keep me awake this afternoon as I renumber pictures in a review anyway
(no subject) - jeejeen - Jan. 18th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
slemslempike
Jan. 18th, 2005 01:05 pm (UTC)
My sister says that singing the noddy theme tune always removes songs from her head.

"Noddy, Noddy,
The little man in the red and yellow car."
wonderlanded
Jan. 18th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)
You're not going to thank me for suggesting the four-part a capella barbershop version of "Charles in Charge" from Scrubs, are you now?

leedy
Jan. 18th, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC)
Dear God. I am not joking. That is exactly what I was going to suggest.

*cues up Twilight Zone music*

(no subject) - wonderlanded - Jan. 18th, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
daegaer
Jan. 18th, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)
Dragostea din Tei! It will take away your earworm!

Or for a possibly less earwormy solution, Kein Zuruck (too lazy for umlauts, sorry).
stellanova
Jan. 18th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC)
Maya heee! Maya hoooo! Aieeeeeeee!
(no subject) - cosmorific - Jan. 18th, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC) - Expand
lolamoz
Jan. 18th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC)
Family Ties
All you can do is replace it with something equally awful, and I present for you consideration the "Family Ties" theme tune.

What'd we do baby... without us?

etc.

Bonus earworming if you finish with the "Sit, Ubu, sit... good dog *woof*" flourish at the end.
stellanova
Jan. 18th, 2005 01:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Family Ties
Sha-na-na-naaaaaa!

And hee! I can actually see Ubu in my mind's eye as I type....
zoje_george
Jan. 18th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
How many times must I tell you? "From Her to Eternity" is the earworm burner.
stellanova
Jan. 18th, 2005 02:34 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, excellent idea. I will go and put it on. Let us hope that the Power of Nick is stronger than the power of allegedly feel-good early '80s TV tunes...
socmot
Jan. 18th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
How about the uber-annoying theme to the uber annoying and very lame 70's Famous Five series?!
cha_rmqu_ark
Jan. 18th, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC)
a) Bohemian Rhapsody (The Graham Norton under a rockslide version from Father Ted: The Dark Cave)
b) (only if you saw Jerry Springer The Opera) Dip me in Chocolate...as performed by the Klan
goovie
Jan. 18th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
honestly? i think you need to sing this in a phone post.
stellanova
Jan. 18th, 2005 03:59 pm (UTC)
DON'T TEMPT ME.
(no subject) - goovie - Jan. 18th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC) - Expand
queencallipygos
Jan. 18th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
I read elsewhere online that the song "Low Rider" by War was the Universal Solvent For Crap Stuck In Your Head. It's always worked as advertised for me.
leedy
Jan. 18th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
Actually, I'm fairly sure the earworm WMD is, in fact, Barry Manilow's "Copacabana".

Oh, shite, now that's stuck in my head...

"Her name was LOLA!
She was a SHOWGIRL...
(no subject) - seriouspenguin - Jan. 18th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - zoje_george - Jan. 18th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - leedy - Jan. 19th, 2005 09:37 am (UTC) - Expand
cosmorific
Jan. 18th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
Here's a story
Of a lovely lady
Who was bringing up three very lovely girls...
seriouspenguin
Jan. 18th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
I personally recommend the Ramones. Because when I have an earworm (and thanks to leedy now I do!), they're the only lyrics I can remember...

Twenty, twenty, twenty-four hours ago-o-o-o,
I wanna be sedated


http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/ramones,-the/113886.html
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