The Antidote to that Song Stuck in Your Head.

Via on Jul 20, 2012


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. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter


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)

  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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