Archive for November 3rd, 2003

Earworms and love songs

Monday, November 3rd, 2003

Tony and Marc were chatting last week about earworms – songs that keep repeating over and over inside your head that you just can’t get rid of. I’ve been plagued recently by Daniel Beddingfield’s “If You’re Not the One”. This song makes me glad that I’m not twenty and single. When I was single I used to get tapes sent in the post from boyfriends, ex-boyfriends and boyfriend wannabes. Watching High Fidelity made me realise that some people take making compilations really seriously. Sometimes some of these were quite good. But the song that made the most appearances was Richard Marx’s “Right Here Waiting”. Why did anyone think that I would actually like that song?

Today I imagine they would be sending me “If You’re Not The One”.