The Antidote to that Song Stuck in Your Head.

Via on Jul 20, 2012

Source: via Hannah on Pinterest


It happens out of the blue sometimes.

Could be a new song or an old favorite. For whatever reason it gets lodged in there and you sing those same two damn lines over and over throughout the day until you think you’ll lose your mind.

Just go with it.

Sing it. Sing it loud.

Listen to it over and over.

Listen to eight million versions of it until you’ve inoculated yourself against earworm (and annoyed the hell out of everyone around you).

Stop. Listen. Sing:


And if that doesn’t fix you up—go outside and look up.

Look how they shine for you.


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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. She doesn't know how to behave with all the apples and ibexes. She doesn't suffer from her eight million freckles, she loves them! Like a rolling stone, Kate gathers no moss. Kate loves kale, being barefoot, Dr. Seuss, singing too loudly, gallivanting, palindromes, blackberries and has far too many books for her own good. When she's not writing, you can find her practicing yoga, running in the woods, playing with her kids, devouring a book, planting dandelions, changing the world and doing her dishes. Kate does not play the accordion. She is a massage therapist, writer and a compassionate friend to all. This year Kate aspires to finally give up on learning to knit and will instead spend that time putting a little bit more of her heart on the page. Connect with Kate on Facebook and Twitter


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8 Responses to “The Antidote to that Song Stuck in Your Head.”

  1. Enjoyed this, Kate.


  2. Aunty says:

    Now, that’s a great idea, EXCEPT for just this morning I had an earworm that I wouldn’t want to sing….Phil Collin’s “Against All Odds” I just can’t stand it!!! I think it was playing in the lobby of the hotel where I was staying….anyway…..

    So, I decided to go through the catalog of Beatles songs in my head and find a good one to replace it. I started to hum, then sing, “And I Love Her.” It was a good choice and now I’m blissfully happy. :0)

    • So take a look at me nooooow….there's just an empty space…

      Yeah, I don't think I want to be stuck with "Against All Odds" either! The Beatles are always a good replacement!

  3. Speaking as someone who is lifelong tune haunted, there is one important one you missed that is the dangerous last resort.

    Infect someone else with the song…. ;-)

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