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Default Song - interupting work

by bozeman / April 12, 2006 11:26 PM PDT

Hey Molly and I have the same default song. I Dream of Jeannie (which doesn't help the new girlfriend as my ex's name is Jeannette). My other one is Addams Family. I tend to hum them at work to the chagrin of my co-workers cause 5min later they are humming them.

Read an article in the Globe and Mail on Monday that said it can actually decrease work productivity and such. Don't believe it, you're just bringing cheer to your fellow friends and co-workers =)

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The Girl From Ipanema
by Dirty Pirate / April 12, 2006 11:53 PM PDT

Sometimes when I am feeling naughty at work, I will walk around and be humming the song "The Girl From Ipanema " . You wait 5 mins and then start counting how many people you have infected. Good old mind game that is fun for the whole family!

http://wilstar.com/midi/ipanema.htm

doo doo do doo tooo do! Man it is fun being a pirate Happy

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'Is this the way to Amarillo'.....
by csliva11 / April 13, 2006 2:27 AM PDT
In reply to: The Girl From Ipanema

thats my default, and also extremely 'catchy'

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Classic!
by RodderRodder / April 18, 2006 1:04 PM PDT
In reply to: The Girl From Ipanema

That's a good one, but I usually tailor mine to the company I'm around. Yes, I occasionally deliberately try to get people(with good succes rate). When i'm at work(like now), I work with people who like different genres. Usually, I can get any one of them, particularily the one person I am in direct contact with frequently, to bite on a goo 80's song. My personal favorite: She blinded me with science - Thomas Dolby. I love that song. Right now though, I'm stuck on an old New Edition song (If it isn't love) because it was just played on a podcast i'm listening to.

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One of my default songs ...
by barret55 / April 13, 2006 4:13 AM PDT

Is the main song from "A Night at the Roxbury"

What is love?
Baby don't hurt me
Don't hurt me, no more ...

*Insert incessant and overexaggerated head bobbing from side to side*


-Terry

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Just infected my wife
by collie24 / April 13, 2006 5:11 AM PDT

My newly installed default song is from the musical "Avenue Q," and it is...you guessed it..."The Internet is for Porn."

Unfortunately for my wife, she has picked it up and I will not let her get it out of her head. I keep doing the Male Monster refrain for her whenever she seems to be getting it out of her head. Does that make me evil?

Cheers,
Bob

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hehe, good one
by bozeman / April 13, 2006 5:25 AM PDT
In reply to: Just infected my wife

ahhh, forgot that one. My current girlfriend has that one in her head lately too. All my past girlfriends had a slight geek side to them, this one does not and has vocally stated she will not be drawn into anything geeky. So I showed her the video for that one and she sings it all the time now. Evil is slowly creeping in.

Good one...

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how do you get a song out of your head?
by beelissa / April 14, 2006 12:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Just infected my wife

I've been thinking of a remark Molly made a couple of weeks ago -- she said she might like to use a subscription song service to listen to a certain song a couple of times "to get it out of my head." Does that work for you? I find listening gets it more in my head. If find another song that's catchy but less annoying and I listen to that, to get a song out of my head.

This reminds me of something that happened in high school that I thought you all might enjoy hearing about. Remember the Village People? I absolutely hated them, but I couldn't help but get their songs in my head -- they played them every 15 min. on the radio, it seemed, and there were times (in the school senior room, on the bus, other places where music was played and I couldn't choose the station) that I was forced to listen to whatever was played.

Anyway, when the song In The Navy came out, I determined to aviod ever hearing it. As soon as it came on, no matter where I was, I would leave if I couldn't turn off the radio. This actually worked for several weeks -- I was blissfully unaware of what the song sounded like (other than the very beginning that I'd identified so as to be able to turn it off as soon as I could). If it came on at school, I'd go to the bathroom, holding my hands to my ears as I left. And I guess I was just lucky it never came on while I was on the school bus. But eventually, I was somewhere that I just couldn't leave, and I was forced to listen. I was devastated.

Ugh, now I'm going to have to search my mp3 player to find a song to drive YMCA out of my mind, just thinking about this has brought it all back . . .

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Getting rid of songs in your head
by bozeman / April 17, 2006 10:56 PM PDT

Hmmm, how to get YMCA our of your head, well singing it certainly isn't one way....

Young man, there's no need to feel down.
I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
There's no need to be unhappy.

Young man, there's a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

They have everything for you men to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ...

It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal,
You can do what about you feel ...

Young man, are you listening to me?
I said, young man, what do you want to be?
I said, young man, you can make real your dreams.
But you got to know this one thing!

No man does it all by himself.
I said, young man, put your pride on the shelf,
And just go there, to the y.m.c.a.
I'm sure they can help you today.

It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

They have everything for you men to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ...

It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal,
You can do what about you feel ...

Young man, I was once in your shoes.
I said, I was down and out with the blues.
I felt no man cared if I were alive.
I felt the whole world was so tight ...

That's when someone came up to me,
And said, young man, take a walk up the street.
There's a place there called the y.m.c.a.
They can start you back on your way.

It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.
It's fun to stay at the y-m-c-a.

They have everything for you men to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ...

Y-m-c-a ... you'll find it at the y-m-c-a.

Young man, young man, there's no need to feel down.
Young man, young man, get yourself off the ground.

Y-m-c-a ... you'll find it at the y-m-c-a.

Young man, young man, there's no need to feel down.
Young man, young man, get yourself off the ground.

Y-m-c-a ... just go to the y-m-c-a.

Young man, young man, are you listening to me?
Young man, young man, what do you wanna be?

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I am gonna call the RIAA on your butt for that....
by Dirty Pirate / April 17, 2006 11:37 PM PDT

Besides... TMV pled with us to leave it alone and stop.

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(NT) (NT) Yikes! Closing my eyes and running to find my mp3 playe
by beelissa / April 18, 2006 10:31 PM PDT
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No Fair! It cut off my subject text!
by beelissa / April 18, 2006 10:33 PM PDT

That's what I get for not previewing my post. The subject line above should, of course, say me3 player and then a couple of !! Ugh, I really do hate that song!

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you people are lucky
by beelissa / April 13, 2006 6:35 AM PDT

the TV shows my kids watch have catchy tunes that are annoying but stick in your mind. Jimmy Neutron, Fairly OddParents, etc. Not that I WANT these songs in my mind.

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Hey!
by barret55 / April 13, 2006 6:39 AM PDT
In reply to: you people are lucky

Those are good shows! I watch those shows all the time with my kids, and even when they're not watching! Happy


-Terry

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Well . . .
by beelissa / April 14, 2006 12:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Hey!

these shows are not to my taste, but more importantly, it's just that I feel silly having these types of songs going through my head at my age.

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What about...
by rtemp / April 13, 2006 7:07 AM PDT
In reply to: you people are lucky

Spongebob?

I have that theme on my iPod. Happy

-Ryan

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(NT) (NT) SpongeBob is AWWWWW-SUM!!
by barret55 / April 13, 2006 7:11 AM PDT
In reply to: What about...
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Backyardigans theme...
by RodderRodder / April 18, 2006 1:09 PM PDT
In reply to: you people are lucky

and sadly, I have no kids. I had just gotten home from work on a saturday. I turned on the TV. It was on. It was over.

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I have a daughter who watches it ..
by barret55 / April 18, 2006 1:12 PM PDT
In reply to: Backyardigans theme...

Aside from the REALLY bad lyrics, it's got a catchy tune.


-Terry

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