Thanks to a late-night viewing of ‘Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World’ (and, to be frank, a recurring illness requiring like nine pills a day), I’ve had the ‘Ramona’ song stuck in my head all night long.  I had dreams featuring the song, I hummed it in the shower all morning and I expect not to lose it until something else replaces it.  Probably something from ‘Rent’, if I see my daughter at all today.  As someone whose brain passively absorbs stuff all the time, I’m particularly susceptible to earworms and my family occasionally asks “Will this get stuck in your head?” before playing songs on car trips, but at least this one is a quiet guitar riff that doesn’t make me want to smash, leading to today’s insistent query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) spent most of December remixing ‘Horse With No Name’ with ‘Calendar Girl’, a heinous-yet-fascinatiog exercise, asking: What’s the last and/or most terrible thing to get stuck in your head?


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  1. Pearl Jam’s “Daughter”. Not a terrible song, just one that irritates me because a couple of friends listened to it all the time and I’m just tired of it. Hearing it about 10 times a day over a period of about three years is enough to make almost any song drive you crazy.

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