I love music – I pretty much sing all the time – in the car, in the shower, doing dishes and I usually sing what ever’s stuck in my head at the moment. Could be some indie alternachick stuff…could be showtunes. Often it’s folk music or occasionally it’s one of the three or four country songs I actually like and sometimes it’s 80s music.
Lately, Jess, my oldest daycare kid has become enamoured with all things 80s. In fact, she’s having an 80s themed slumber party tonight in which they’ll watch all my favorite 80s movies and listen to the mountain of music cds she insisted I make her.
Like I said, I like 80s music, but there are some songs I absolutely LOATHE. In Bronwyn’s Top Ten List of Worst Songs Ever is Journey’s, Don’t Stop Believing. Also topping the list is Steve Winwood’s, Valerie. *full body shudder*
Anyway…in making these cds, Jess and my son Killian have discovered my deep and abiding hatred of these songs and now they use that hatred against me. While I’m driving, Killian will sneak the earbud from his mp3 over by my ear and blast Valerie – it only takes about three bars of the intro before the entire damn song in stuck in my head. On repeat. He thinks it’s the funniest thing in the world.
Then there’s Jess. As soon as I pick her up in the morning, she starts singing Don’t Stop Believing and giggles maniacally. Then when she comes home from school, she plays it on the computer over and over. Loudly. As a result, I’ve had that damn song stuck in my head for weeks. It’s so bad, I find myself singing it. To add insult to injury, my alarm clock went off the other morning…wanna guess what it was playing?
Oh yeah…Don’t stop believing…hold on to that feeling…
So are there any songs that just send you right over the edge of insanity? C’mon, tell me what they are. I need to know I’m not alone in this musically induced hell.
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