Stuck-Tune Syndrome

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I suppose it's like those factories which play anti-noise sounds that cancel out the din of machinery to save the workers' hearing. That is a thing, isn't it?
 

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I've had Sleeper's "Inbetweener" stuck in my head for a couple of days. No idea why, I haven't heard it for ages.*


Might be something to do with Louise Wener I guess.
 

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When I try to play that song in my head, it turns into Mark and Lard's spoof "Such an Ugly Bleeder". It's safe to say they were not referring to Miss Wener.
 

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Yesterday while cycling back along the Welsh coast in a bracing breeze, at about the 30-mile mark, I started hearing the hymn How Great Thou Art. No idea where that came from, unless I was planning my own funeral.
 

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I've had Sleeper's "Inbetweener" stuck in my head for a couple of days. No idea why, I haven't heard it for ages.*


Might be something to do with Louise Wener I guess.
I had a thing for her. Me and my girlfriend worked in a concert venue in London and Suede played two nights. Louise (the singer from Sleeper) was there in the VIP bit. My girlfriend and her chatted for ages about their "indie" hairstyles, make-up and clothes, both deciding that they wanted to swap outfits. I just stood there drooling at the thought of my girlfriend and my crush swapping outfits.
 

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A bloody conversation at work starting with bananas led to this being stuck in my head all day.


It isn't good walking around work singing to yourself "I Yi Yi Yi Like You Very Much" while imagine wearing a fruit bowl on my head.
 

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Every Sunday for a couple of months our PBS affiliate shows the costume drama "Victoria." Just seeing the opening title card starts a 20 to 40 minute Kinks loop in my brain. ♪ Long ago, life was clean ♫. . .
Is Ray Davies getting knighted a coincidence?
 

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Yesterday while cycling back along the Welsh coast in a bracing breeze, at about the 30-mile mark, I started hearing the hymn How Great Thou Art. No idea where that came from, unless I was planning my own funeral.
Just now I had a look at this page and noticed the mention of the hymn How Great Thou Art, and that very hymn started playing on t'wireless. :eek:

This is rather weird because I'd normally knock it off before the Sunday service comes on, and had only switched it on at all to listen to news about Chuck Berry's death.
 

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The latest stuck tune syndrome includes a Norwegian cover of "When Yuba Plays The Rhumba On His Tuba", "Når Jompa Spiller Tuba Med Rompa Ne' På Cuba".

The Norwegian version is about Jompa who plays Tuba with his arse, "ass tuba". "Rhumba" becames "rompa"(arse) in Norwegian. Ridiculous? Yes, I know. :p


The original for reference.
 

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"We all stand together" those bloody adverts for the Great British Bake Off with the creepy singing pasties and croissant slugs is currently haunting me.

Possibly the most annoying chorus ever written, I am even typing in sync with it.
 

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"Some Guys Have All The Luck" by Rod Stewart has been stuck in my head since I woke up this morning.
:sick2:

Even "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" would be an improvement over that. Sheesh. I haven't heard that song in 25 years at least, so no telling what dark mental cellar it came from.
 

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I made the mistake of listening to Armstrong and Miller's parodies of Flanders and Swann a few weeks ago and have had them in my head ever since. Awful.
 

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"Some Guys Have All The Luck" by Rod Stewart has been stuck in my head since I woke up this morning.
:sick2:

Even "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" would be an improvement over that. Sheesh. I haven't heard that song in 25 years at least, so no telling what dark mental cellar it came from.
I used to get a lot of grief for liking Rod Stewart. But, honestly, before he decided to get into disco to make money he was a great blues singer. Sample:

 

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I saw the latest iteration (one original member) of Lindisfarne at the Ely folk festival a couple of weeks ago and I've been haunted by Clear White Light

 

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Bang up the lot of them! The ones that created the ad. should be locked in a room with it playing 24 hours a day. :evil:
The ad. in question was the Cadbury's Finger of Fudge one with a flutey kid solemnly intoning the dubious ditty. Cadbury's was not exactly innocent of phallic intent in other flakey ads of the period!

It has just occured to me that the tune was adapted from The Lincolnshire Poacher, notorious for its Number Station association. A secret network of fudge-enthusiasts . . . ? :gobs:
 

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Just now I had a look at this page and noticed the mention of the hymn How Great Thou Art, and that very hymn started playing on t'wireless. :eek:

This is rather weird because I'd normally knock it off before the Sunday service comes on, and had only switched it on at all to listen to news about Chuck Berry's death.
Allegedly How Great Thou Art was adapted from a Russian Orthodox prayer or incantation by an American missionary in Ukraine in the early 1930s. I tend to find this a little hard to believe, because the Ukraine Soviet Socialist Republic was not a welcoming place to be for Ukrainians at that time, let alone American missionaries. I realise this is something of a niche obsession, but if anyone can shed further light on the matter, I'd be grateful.
 
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Allegedly How Great Thou Art was adapted from a Russian Orthodox prayer or incantation by an American missionary in Ukraine in the early 1930s. I tend to find this a little hard to believe, because the Ukraine Soviet Socialist Republic was not a welcoming place to be for Ukrainians at that time, let alone American missionaries. I realise this is something of a niche obsession, but if anyone can shed further light on the matter, I'd be grateful.
Might it have been in the 1920s? There was a famine in 1921 - 22.

The Russian famine of 1921–22, also known as Povolzhye famine, was a severe famine in Russia which began in early spring of 1921 and lasted through 1922. This famine killed an estimated 5 million, primarily affecting the Volga and Ural River regions.[1][2]

The famine resulted from combined effects of economic disturbance—which had already started during World War I, and continued through the disturbances of the Russian Revolution—and Russian Civil War with its policy of War Communism, especially prodrazvyorstka, exacerbated by rail systems that could not distribute food efficiently. The famine's primary causes were due to severe flooding in the Volga region in 1921, as well as the exacerbation of the Russian Civil War.

One of Russia's intermittent droughts in 1921 aggravated the situation to a national catastrophe. Hunger was so severe, it was doubtful that seed-grain would be sown rather than eaten. At one point, relief agencies had to give grain to railroad staff to get their supplies moved.

International volunteers did go to Russia and the Ukraine to organise famine relief. So it could have been one of them.

The main participants in the international relief effort were Hoover's American Relief Administration,[11] along with other bodies such as the American Friends Service Committee and the International Save the Children Union, which had the British Save the Children Fund as the major contributor.[12] Around ten million people were fed, with the bulk coming from the ARA, funded by the United States Congress; the European agencies co-ordinated by the ICRR fed two million people a day: the International Save the Children Union were feeding 375,000 in its centres at Saratov at the height of the operation.[13] The operation was hazardous — several workers died of cholera — and was not without its critics, including the London Daily Express, which first denied the severity of the famine, and then argued that the money would better be spent on poverty in the United Kingdom.[14]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_famine_of_1921–22
 
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