posted on Feb, 11 2011 @ 04:31 PM
Don't recall the source but I once heard that if you just sing the offending song it will soon go away.
Years ago I had a co-worker, Dan M., that would plant these little 'earworms' on purpose just to screw with people. Danny would hum a little catchy
tune as he walked through the office first thing in the morning. Not loud. Just loud enough.
It would be something that many may have heard, usually a TV theme song like 'The Monkees', 'The Banana Splits', 'The Brady Bunch'.
Sometimes it would be something really horrible, pop hits like 'Kung Fu Fighting', Helen Reddy's 'Ruby Red Dress' or the insipid 'The Night
In the afternoon you could find 2 or 3 people whistling or humming Dan's morning tune while they poured a coffee or made copies. They couldn't get
the song out of their head. This would provide us a good 1/2 hour minimum of amusement while we teased them about the phantom song.