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Last Song Syndrome

Mark Reyes
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While going to work:

A man at the public bus is humming a song... I am still sleepy but was caught by the song.

At work, I realized that I was singing his song all day long...
Awww....I got caught with the Last Song Syndrome ...
Do you believe in this?
...what's the cure?


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Bear Bibeault
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Find a new last song.


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Mark Reyes
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Find a new last song.


Campbell Ritchie
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Make sure it isn’t the Birdie Song.
Jesper de Jong
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I've known that phenomenon for a long time.

I remember my mother in the 1970's singing this song over and over and over again, driving my dad, my brother and me crazy.

Sometimes songs get stuck in my own mind for days, it can be really annoying.


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Jelle Klap
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Make sure it isn’t the Birdie Song.


Or a song by Birdie.


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J. Kevin Robbins
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Mark Reyes wrote:
...what's the cure?


Sing it out loud and pass it on to someone else. I've found that it works for me.


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Matthew Brown
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Jesper de Jong wrote:I remember my mother in the 1970's singing this song over and over and over again, driving my dad, my brother and me crazy.

I'm now scared to click on that link.
Jayesh A Lalwani
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Isn't this usually called Earworm? You hear a song and it gets stuck in your head, and you keep humming it. SOmeone else catches it, and they start humming it, and for some reason, you (most people actually) stop at that point. It's like a computer worm. It goes from ear to head to mouth to ear..
Vishal Shaw
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It's weird , but it's true. Sometimes I hear a jingle that runs in an advertisement on television, and that makes me nuts throughout the day.

I haven't been able to find a good solution to it. But then I try to focus on other activities and that brings back my senses.

You can try hearing Metallica to get rid of the current earworm , but that's a bigger threat as you might end up tolerating it for a few more days


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Matthew Brown wrote:
Jesper de Jong wrote:I remember my mother in the 1970's singing this song over and over and over again, driving my dad, my brother and me crazy.

I'm now scared to click on that link.

I am fortunate that youtube is blocked here at work, so I CAN'T click that link.


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Mark Reyes
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Isn't this usually called Earworm?


Never heard the word..but thanks to you I know it now...

Make sure it isn’t the Birdie Song.


Whats wrong with the birdie song??

Sing it out loud and pass it on to someone else. I've found that it works for me.


I am afraid that it wont be 'last song syndrome' but it would be my 'last time on earth...if they hear my voice...'
Lexington Smith
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Mark Reyes wrote:
Find a new last song.




Record silence on tape or disc and then listen to it as a last song. Problem solved. :P
Jesper de Jong
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Matthew Brown wrote:I'm now scared to click on that link.

I wonder in how many people's brains I've now implanted that song...

Vishal Shaw wrote:You can try hearing Metallica to get rid of the current earworm ...

Then you get a Metallica earworm (♫♪ Nothing else matters... ♫♪)

Interesting link: Science of Music: Why Do Some Songs Get Stuck in My Head - with some suggestions on the end on how to get rid of it.

More:
Earworms: Why songs get stuck in our heads
Earworms: Why catchy tunes get trapped in our heads
Bear Bibeault
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What's the worst is when the earworm is a song that makes your ears bleed -- every time I hear You Light Up My Life it ends up stuck in my head and I have the urge to use a pickaxe to get it out!
Vishal Shaw
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Jesper de Jong wrote:

Vishal Shaw wrote:You can try hearing Metallica to get rid of the current earworm ...

Then you get a Metallica earworm (♫♪ Nothing else matters... ♫♪)


That's what I tried to mean.
Vishal Shaw wrote: but that's a bigger threat as you might end up tolerating it for a few more days


Bear Bibeault wrote: Find a new last song.

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