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(Scotsman)   Scientists pinpoint area of brain where songs like "The Girl From Impanema" get stuck in endless rotation   ( divider line
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2002-12-13 4:37:24 PM  
2002-12-13 4:37:49 PM  
For me, it's been that stupid Thong Song - for the last THREE YEARS.
thong tha thong thong thong
2002-12-13 4:37:53 PM  
Yes, but they still offer no solution to the problem...
2002-12-13 4:38:01 PM  
I can't believe it's not butter!
2002-12-13 4:38:45 PM  
Any cure for cancer yet?

That's what I though.
2002-12-13 4:38:51 PM  
"master of the house....."
2002-12-13 4:39:01 PM  
It's always "Jukebox Hero" for me. Why don't they find out why the crappiest songs are the ones that get stuck in your head?
2002-12-13 4:39:08 PM  
Tall and tan and oh so lovely the girl from ipanema goes walking and as she passes each guy she passes goes "ooooh".....

I got nothing
2002-12-13 4:39:13 PM  
Now if they can find the area where MIDI tunes get stuck, I could have that area excised.
2002-12-13 4:39:36 PM  
Dammit! Thanks a lot, numbnuts.
2002-12-13 4:39:37 PM  
A finger of fudge is just enough to give a kid a treat,
a finger of fudge is just enough, it's really good to eat,
it's full of Cadbury's goodness...

etc...etc...etc... It's been over 10 years since my England days- but that jingle is still stuck in my head...

You yanks are lucky the only catchy song you have to listen to is the meow mix commercial... Finger of Fudge was worse!
2002-12-13 4:39:38 PM  
2002-12-13 4:40:06 PM  
I wonder if spending more time on musical pursuits makes it worse.. I seem to be particularly affected by stuff getting stuck in my head - and I've written music for 8 years. Hmm.
2002-12-13 4:40:21 PM  
GREAT! Now 'Girl from Impanema' is stuck in my head!


We had joy
We had fun
We had Seasons in the Sun
Now the wine
and the sun
like the seasons
have all gone...

Ah, better now.
2002-12-13 4:40:40 PM  
eeps, did you see the picture? i hope i can get that out of my head:

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2002-12-13 4:40:57 PM  
That's unfair.
2002-12-13 4:41:33 PM  

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2002-12-13 4:41:49 PM  
Why don't they discover a way for people to dislodge their heads from their a55e5?
2002-12-13 4:42:16 PM  
I wouldn't want a finger with fudge on it, that would be disgusting
2002-12-13 4:42:25 PM  
la macarana!!
2002-12-13 4:42:48 PM  
How about that song at the end of Life of Brian?

"Always look on the bright, sii-ide of life"

I still hear that whistling.. Too catchy.. can't resist...
2002-12-13 4:42:54 PM  
I heard 'the Lion Sleeps Tonight' at lunch.

My whole weekends Farked. `
2002-12-13 4:43:18 PM  
I predict this thread is gonna put multiple songs on the endless rotation in my head.... noooooooooo
2002-12-13 4:43:42 PM  
You'd better watch out or the insects will get you!
2002-12-13 4:43:56 PM  
I wish they could pinpoint the area of my brain where that icepick got stuck. I still have troubple grammar proper spellinng and with.
2002-12-13 4:44:25 PM  
Or anything sung by Aayliah..... oh God get out of my head!!!
2002-12-13 4:44:55 PM  
what's so horrible about getting the girl from ipanema stuck in your head? bossa nova is awesome.
2002-12-13 4:45:30 PM  
i would equate it more to something like rubbernecking at a really bad accident...
2002-12-13 4:45:43 PM  
hah! Fark_Band your post made me glad i looked at this thread, the threat of numerous songs getting stuck in my head not withstanding.
2002-12-13 4:45:46 PM  
for me its that new J. Ho song.

what a hyprocrite biatch.

and yes, I'd do her to..
2002-12-13 4:45:54 PM  
Speaking of finger of fudge
2002-12-13 4:46:19 PM  
We do this to each other at work sometimes. We refer to it as programming each other. Wait until your buddy is deep in the zone coding away on something, then pass by subtly humming a tune or singing a song. 2 hours later he's wondering why the hell this crappy song is stuck in his head.
2002-12-13 4:46:27 PM  
They said the rostromedial prefrontal cortex was where information about the harmonic relationships of music are stored. The region is also connected to the temporal lobe, which is involved in more basic sound processing

Thats what I have been telling them for years.......
2002-12-13 4:46:46 PM  
Oim Henery the Eighth Oy Am...
2002-12-13 4:46:50 PM  
Evil Monkey Boy:

Not even if it were to give a kid a treat?

LOL... OK I'm outta here...

2002-12-13 4:47:37 PM  
Oh.. I wish I was an Oscar Meyer wiener
That is what I'd truly love to be
Cause' if i were an Oscar Meyer wiener
Everyone would be in love with me
2002-12-13 4:47:49 PM  
speaking of finger fudge
[image from too old to be available]
2002-12-13 4:48:36 PM  
mmmmmmm, finger of fudge......sacridelicious
2002-12-13 4:49:02 PM  
I read that as Imp Enema.

And anyway, the two most annoying stuck-in-your-head songs of all time: Ironic by Alanis Morrisette, and Feliz Navidad. It's a toss-up as to which is worse.
2002-12-13 4:49:06 PM  
bastages, thanks for farking up my weekend.
2002-12-13 4:49:11 PM  
the temporal lobe is involved in more basic sound processing

This is the most hideous oversimplification error. But only I care

2002-12-13 4:49:41 PM  
I'm too sexy for my shirt, too sexy for my shirt...
2002-12-13 4:50:35 PM  
Feliz Navidad...
Feliz Navidad...

Feliz Navidad...
Prospero ano y felicidad (sp)

Feliz Navidad...
Feliz Navidad...

Feliz Navidad...
Prospero ano y felicidad (sp)

Feliz Navidad...
Feliz Navidad...

Feliz Navidad...
Prospero ano y felicidad (sp)

2002-12-13 4:51:34 PM  
Alright stop, collaborate and listen, Ice is back with my brand new invention.
Something grabs a hold of me tightly, flow like a harpoon daily and nightly
Will it ever stop? Yo, I don't know. Turn out the lights, and I'll glow
To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal, light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle.
Dance, bum rush to the speaker that booms.
I'm killin' your brain like a poisonous mushroom."
2002-12-13 4:51:40 PM  
There was this song that came out in, like, 1992. By some dumb ho named Crystal Waters. Alls I remember from it was this "and sheeee's homeless - la da di la da da...."
Holy christ, that thing popped into my head while walking through central park last week and only an exorcism is gonna get it out! ARRGGGHHH!
2002-12-13 4:51:52 PM  
I would walk 500 miles
and I would walk 500 more
just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
to fall down at your door
2002-12-13 4:52:00 PM  
Girl from Ipanema is awesome.

Worst song to be stuck in head: It's Been Awhile or any of the other indistinguishable "nu metal" songs on the radio today by Puddle of Staind Linkin Bizkit Sour Mudd.
2002-12-13 4:52:17 PM  
Last Christmas.

The Jimmy Eat World version. The cure? Listening to it repeatedly, and repeatedly again for hours on end. I'll be sick of the song soon. Maybe.

2002-12-13 4:52:21 PM  
I want to wish you a merry Christmas!
I want to wish you a merry Christmas!
I want to wish you a merry Christmas!
I want to wish you a merry Christmas!

Feliz Navidad!

**slams icepick into song-memory lobe**
2002-12-13 4:52:21 PM  
I'm Henry the 8th, I am
Henry the 8th, I am, I am.
I got married to the widow next door,
She's been married seven times before;
And every one was an Henry
She wouldn't have a Willie nor a Sam
I'm her eight old man, I'm Henry
Henry the 8th I am I am
Henry the 8th I am.

second verse, same as the first ...
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