The Antidote to that Song Stuck in Your Head.

Via Kate Bartolotta
on Jul 20, 2012
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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 a wellness cheerleader, yogini storyteller, and self-care maven. She also writes for Huffington Post, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga+ Health, a beauty full mind, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. Kate's books are now available on and Barnes & She is passionate about helping people fall in love with their lives. You can connect with Kate on Facebook and Instagram.


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. 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!

  4. 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…. 😉