Thursday, January 21, 2010

All The Single...Damn It!

"Oh well a you dum dum, a wina finally found you, a hathaway suit hashish a hot that I met it..."

Wait, before you refer me to rehab, that is supposed to be Jason Mraz's song, 'I'm Yours' which has been bugging my mind on the way to school. I obviously don't know the lyrics, and I'm not a fan of the song (what?!? would probably be the reaction of the many) , but when I heard it on the radio this morning, a certain phenomenon occurred.

We've all had it. It afflicts millions, no billions of people everyday, and many are not aware. Unfortunately, there is no cure for....LSS (Average listener: NOOOOOOOO!!!, Record Producer: *evil laugh*)

Last Song Syndrome (or LSS, for the sake of my fingers) is simply repeating and repeating the last song you heard until your pissed (you were expecting something more psychologically profound, weren't you. Okay, if you want that read more.)

LSS could also be called earworm or musical imagery, which is the phenomenon of hearing and repeating a line of a song. Theodore Reik (1888-1969) made the first study on the subject, calling the phenomenon, haunting memory. (Probably he'd been LSS-ing Beethoven's Ode to Joy.)

So what have you been humming lately. Have you sang 'I Gotta Feeling' whilst cleaning the dishes, or sang 'Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take yah' (Kokomo) with your lowest voice while in a bus. Have you passed LSS to someone by singing 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'

"Asher, why do you have an image of barbie here?" You've just made the wrongest question of your day. It's because "I'm a barbie girl, in a barbie wooooorld. Life in plastic, it's so fantastic."

To leave you with the ultimate torture, here is Beyonce Knowles with, Single Ladies!
(In case you are wondering, the ear above is not mine)


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  2. not cool. I've been humming the jason mraz song from the time I wrote your blog til today. thanks bro. thanks a lot.

  3. from the time I read your blog, I've been humming the jason mraz song. thanks a lot bro.

  4. Always tough when you get that song stuck....only solution is to listen to it again & then listen to something else right away....LOL The one we like the least is "Oh Mickey you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind yeah Mickey"



  5. I appreciate comments, people. Thanks for reading my blog. I would just like to request to minimize profanity for other reader's sake. Thank you.

  6. I usually don't get LSS, so I'm blessed, unless I've been listening to Les Miserables.

    But I'm cursed, because there's usually *something* going through my head at any one time. It can just pop into my head at any time, and it WON'T GO AWAY. It doesn't even have to be a song I've heard recently.

    A nightmare is born.

  7. I am so suffering from LSS!! Never knew it has a name :D

  8. If you think having LSS for Beyonce is bad, you havnt heard some of the howlers on the Indian film music scene...;)

  9. haha...well for me all the single ladies song is a fine LSS...hehe


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