I really hate it when a song gets stuck in my head. It’s even worse when it’s a commercial jingle. I have Subway’s $5 foot-long ad repeating over and over in my head. And the only other song I can bring to mind is one I can’t stand (it’s Steely Dan), so maybe I’ll just give up and try to ignore Subway.
Ignoring it is not working. I’ve been sitting here, trying to start another sentence, and all I can think is “Five. Five dollar. Five-dollar foot-long,” with the horrible guitar riff from “Reeling in the Years” in the background. I can’t believe I made it worse.
That reminds me, though, of a coincidence today. This morning I had three words from a song I couldn’t name stuck in my head (“night life baby”) along with the hook. And I kept trying to fit the words “cat scratch fever” in instead of “night life baby”, even though I knew the song wasn’t “Cat Scratch Fever.” Very different song. Anyway, I got distracted and forgot about it. I got into the car and turned the radio on just in time to hear “night life baby” followed by that hook! It’s “Let’s Go” by the Cars. So that’s a little weird. And now I’m hearing that song sort of combined with “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince. At least I got rid of the other two. This is an improvement. And I’ve decided I really like the Cars. Or at least their hits. I know more of their songs than I realized.