My Kind of Country

Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008

That song in my head

earworm1I was driving home today and had the radio tuned to my country station.  As much as we all like to berate the current state of top 40 country, I think every one of us is guilty of turning it on now and again – if only out of morbid curiosity.  Anyway, the new Toby Keith song came on, and afterwards, the chorus was stuck in my head all day.  So, for the rest of the afternoon, the inside of my head was singing ‘she holds tight to me and the Bible/on the backseat of my motorcycle’.  And while I’m not at all a fan of the female characters in Keith’s songs, I couldn’t help but find the chorus too damn catchy to shake off. 

Now, I have nothing personal against the song itself.  Though I do think Toby’s view of a modern woman is a bit warped, to say the least.  And I’ve yet to meet one believable lady in any one of his lyrics lately.  I don’t know any high maintenance whiskey girls myself.  I did meet a hottie last month, but she never cried in front of me and when I asked her to crash here tonight, she left me a big blue note. 

Anyway, some intense Lee Ann Womack therapy has pretty much cleansed my brain of the pesky earworm that is ‘God Love Her’, thankfully.  But I know the next time I turn on my radio, there’s another tune – just as mundane – waiting to take its place in my consciousness.  

What songs that you don’t like get stuck in your head?  And what songs do you think make good earworms?

14 responses to “That song in my head

  1. Chris March 3, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    I’m one of the few who loves having Sugarland’s “All I Want To Do” stuck in my head, I love the chorus, honestly.

    Recently, Flo Rida’s “Right Round” has been stuck in my head, and it’s kind of okay, but not really…

    One I really hate? “All Summer Long” by Kid Rock is a good example- I hate that song. I’m sure I’ll think of more soon…

  2. Trailer March 3, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I don’t mind having Blake Shelton’s “She Wouldn’t Be Gone” stuck in my head and it’s been there quite a bit lately. A no no song? Tim’s “Let It Go.” I can always tell when I’m about to get sick because songs I really hate start sticking in my head. Strange.

  3. Meg March 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Too funny! Love your description of Toby Keith’s take on women! A good one lately has been “Cowgirls Don’t Cry” — just those 3 words and that fiddle lick really stick!

    Can’t say I have the same love for the Sugarland chorus as Chris, though!

  4. J.R. Journey March 4, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve had ‘Cowgirls Don’t Cry’ stuck inside my head all day now thanks to you, Meg!

    Good song that’s playing over and over in my head today: ‘The Hurtin’s All Over’ by Connie Smith.

    Annoying song playing over and over in my head: ‘Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It’ by Darius Rucker. (I do like the song, just not as much as my brain is playing it.)

  5. Meg March 4, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Glad I could help you out, JR! But now, ‘Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It’ is going to play in MY head!

  6. Razor X March 4, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    “Achy Breaky Heart” is a really annoying song that gets stuck in my head everytime I hear it – which thankfully, is not very often these days.

  7. Chris March 4, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Completely agree with Meg on “Cowgirls Don’t Cry”, though I love the song, especially the fiddle. xD

  8. Leeann Ward March 4, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Sugarland’s “It Happens.”

  9. Mike K March 6, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Not that it makes sense or is even a current hit, but yesterday I had Alabama’s “Why Lady Why” in my head the entire day. I don’t even remember hearing that song lately, but it stuck with me.

  10. Leeann Ward March 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Today, I’ve had Kathy Mattea’s “That’s All The Lumber You Sent” in my head…probably because I had gone back and read Kevin’s Favorite Songs by Favorite Artist feature on Mattea yesterday. Why that particular song? I don’t know.

  11. J.R. Journey March 6, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Today, I’ve got the Eagles’ song ‘Saturday Night’ in my head … but just the first couple lines of the chorus keep repeating: Whatever happened to Saturday night?/Finding a sweetheart and holding her tight

  12. Chris March 6, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Now I have “This Tornado Loves You” by Neko Case stuck in my head constantly… But I love that song!

  13. Kent March 7, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Nickelback’s Rockstar can be utterly unforgettable if you let it get into head.

    The debut Carter Twins singe “Heart Like Memphis” played constantly in my head for a few weeks once I got attached.

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