Author Topic: Earworms - What Song Is Stuck In Your Head At The Moment?  (Read 853 times)

0 Members and 0 Guests are viewing this topic.

Chiprocks1

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 24476
  • Tell me a joke...
    • View Profile
This is the 2nd commercial of his which came out last month or so and I have been scratching my head why he is going down this road. My guess is that Bon Jovi the band just isn't marketable anymore ever since Richie Sambora quit.
Chip's Rockin' Art
Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

Mac

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9913
  • Dewey Cheatham & Howe LLP
  • Location: Little Ol Town in the Midwest
    • View Profile
Gahhh... I had to go geeky on you guys...

Why can't you get that song out of your head?

Quote
In 2009, Lady Gaga sang about being caught in a bad romance, and people the world over were, almost instantly, able to sing along.
Even now, seven years later, the odds are pretty good that her love woes are already playing on loop in your mind, based solely on the fact that you just read something about it.

"Rah-rah ah-ah-ah." Just in case you weren't there yet.
"Bad Romance" and many songs like it are well-known to musical experts as "earworms," due to their ability to stick inside your brain, on repeat, long after you've heard them. But a new study, published Thursday in the journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, now has some insight into why this happens.

"We were interested because it's such a common phenomenon. ... People say certain songs are more catchy than others, but there wasn't a lot of scientific evidence on (this) topic," said Kelly Jakubowski, a music psychologist at Durham University in the UK who herself gets earworms all the time

It's estimated that 90% of us experience an earworm at least once a week, with some having them even more frequently than others. Jakubowski's team identified three main reasons why they occur, and it comes down to pace, the shape of the melody and a few unique intervals that make a song stand out.
"These three factors stood out above the rest ... (the songs) need to be not too simple and not too complex," Jakubowski said. "None of these have been revealed in previous research."
Making simple yet complex music

As for pace, the earworms highlighted in the study were faster and more upbeat in tempo and generally had a rhythm that people could move to. "We have a propensity to move to earworms," Jakubowski said, citing songs that people may use to pace themselves during a run.

Next on the list was musical shape or contour, with earworms generally being simple in structure, but with a rhythmic pattern. Sounds may rise in pitch, go back down low and then rise again as a pattern, such as "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." Many nursery rhymes fit this pattern to help children remember them -- so their creators knew what they were doing.

"The quite simple melodic contour might help the brain to recall these things," said Jakubowski.
Last was the need for some unusual intervals within the song, just enough to add some catchy surprises while maintaining a simple, uniform pattern overall. "Although the overall melody has a simple shape, you'll find some unique intervals," Jakubowski said. "So it's simple but different."

The findings are much anticipated by neuroscientists and musicians alike.

"This is a timely and well-conducted study that adds to our knowledge of what kinds of music become earworms," said neuroscientist and musician Daniel Levitin, professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University in Canada, who was not involved in the research. "The reason that we get earworms in the first place is probably because music is an evolutionary adaptation, helping us to preserve factual and emotional information in an easily memorizable medium."

More...
Believe in Yourself
Because the rest of us think you're an idiot.

Chiprocks1

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 24476
  • Tell me a joke...
    • View Profile
Damn you Mac! As soon as I saw the title Bad Romance, that's all it took. I hate you! Turn around is fair play. Enjoy the rest of your day....Rah-rah ah-ah-ah.  ;D
Chip's Rockin' Art
Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

Mac

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9913
  • Dewey Cheatham & Howe LLP
  • Location: Little Ol Town in the Midwest
    • View Profile
Ya... it's there. Gah
Believe in Yourself
Because the rest of us think you're an idiot.

Chiprocks1

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 24476
  • Tell me a joke...
    • View Profile
Turin Brakes - Save You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wupg6FzqYMM&index=5&list=WL

Good luck getting this outta your head. FYI, great song.
Chip's Rockin' Art
Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

Mac

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9913
  • Dewey Cheatham & Howe LLP
  • Location: Little Ol Town in the Midwest
    • View Profile
You got me... that is a really good song.
Believe in Yourself
Because the rest of us think you're an idiot.

Chiprocks1

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 24476
  • Tell me a joke...
    • View Profile
Golden Earring - Twilight Zone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8th-I5LsK_c

F*ck, I love this song!! I've loved it since the day it dropped and it's still a kick ass song to crank up. Currently playing on a loop as I work. This is an earworm that I don't mind having.
Chip's Rockin' Art
Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

Mac

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9913
  • Dewey Cheatham & Howe LLP
  • Location: Little Ol Town in the Midwest
    • View Profile
Awesome tune... easily an earworm.
Believe in Yourself
Because the rest of us think you're an idiot.

Chiprocks1

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 24476
  • Tell me a joke...
    • View Profile
ZAYN, Taylor Swift - I Donít Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F37r50VUTQ

This popped up in my feed a few days ago and the song has been stuck in my head since then. The falsetto and mainly the chorus is what's stuck in my head. I actually like the song.
Chip's Rockin' Art
Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

Chiprocks1

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 24476
  • Tell me a joke...
    • View Profile
Julian Lennon - Stick Around

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOcxcrbkVQ4


I love rediscovering old songs that I use to listen to endlessly back in the day because they are just so damn good. Stick Around has been playing in a loop in my head for the past couple of days. Love it. Great chorus. Good luck getting this outta your head once you click play. Always loved the video too with the cameos from Michael J. Fox, Joe Piscopo and Jami Gertz. Hottest chick in the video is the Bikini Girl (the one that takes her shorts off). YOWZZA!
Chip's Rockin' Art
Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

Chiprocks1

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 24476
  • Tell me a joke...
    • View Profile
Why we really really really like repetition in music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzzmqUoQobc&index=5&list=LLTVgXy5pOO9ff20O1Z1QPMw


Very well-made and interesting vid on Earworms.
Chip's Rockin' Art
Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
Song Openings

Started by Mac « 1 2 » Music

23 Replies
51 Views
Last post January 20, 2013, 01:52:02 pm
by Chiprocks1
4 Replies
63 Views
Last post August 28, 2013, 10:14:41 pm
by Chiprocks1
0 Replies
6 Views
Last post June 19, 2014, 10:45:12 am
by Mac
0 Replies
5 Views
Last post December 10, 2016, 03:39:42 pm
by Mac
1 Replies
17 Views
Last post December 13, 2016, 07:03:43 pm
by Chiprocks1

Automatic Image Resize Code