My eight-year-old daughter loves that Lady Gaga song, Paparazzi. It comes on the radio, my daughter asks me to turn it up. Practically every day, she walks around the house singing it at the top of her lungs -- and since I'd much rather have her singing that at the top of her lungs than that other Lady Gaga song, the one where she wants to take a ride on your disco stick, I more or less approve.
The only problem is, I can't get the song out of my head. For the past three days, papa, paparazzi has been playing in my brain in a continuous loop, and while I kinda liked the song when I first heard it, it is fast becomming the worst form of torture.
I don't know if I'm more susceptible to earworms than most, but it seems like every week, I've got some godawful song in my head like that last guest at the party, refusing to leave -- unless it's to make way for a tune that's even more torturous. Before Papparazzi, it was Shorty Fire Burning on the Dance Floor. Before that... well I don't remember, but probably some femmy thing that Jeff blasts in his car.
The point is, it's a vicious circle. I've had people recommend earworm cures to me -- everything from the Ramones' I Wanna Be Sedated to the Theme from Shaft (He really is a complicated man...) but those only work for a few minutes, it seems, and then I'm back at the goddamned Lady Gaga concert.
So I'm asking you guys: Are you as plagued by earworms as me? And even more important, what's your favorite earworm cure?