I have a friend who once told me how to cure an earworm
(defined as "a tune that is stuck in one’s head, especially as unwanted or repetitive.")
She said to call up someone, sing the song snippet into the phone,
and then hang up.
For the past several days,
I’ve had the medley of songs
from the Teresa Brewer compilation album
advertised on television in the 70s
STUCK IN MY HEAD.
Over and over and over again,
I keep singing snippets of these songs.
Because I’m suffering multiple earworms,
I’m going to try a new approach to Earworm Transfer.
CAUTION: CONTINUE AT YOUR OWN RISK:
The funny thing is,
I watched very little television growing up.
The TV was mostly locked away
but at the whim of my father,
would occasionally reappear.
I remember being so, so happy to watch
"Gilligan’s Island" after school.
I’m betting the Teresa Brewer commercial played then.
It’s about thirty-five years later,
and I sing the songs in the exact order they played in the commercial.
Talk about the power of advertising.