Thursday, February 28, 2008

Question of the Day

I heard a promo for Radio Lab where the topic will be earworms; the phenomenon where you get a song stuck in your head and you can’t get it out. The example they used was Petula Clark’s 1964 hit Downtown, and now, as expected, I can’t get it out of my head. Even a strong dose of baroque music from Tom Allen and Music and Company on CBC Radio 2 can’t wipe it out. So…

What’s the one song or piece of music you can’t get out of your head once you hear it?

By the way, did you ever notice that the lyrics to the theme song from Gilligan’s Island fit very nicely to the tune of Ghost Riders in the Sky? (Ha, gotcha.)