During the month of April a friend and I decided to fast from any music that was less than 100 years old. The reasons for this should be obvious. Now that April is over I don't even have the urge to go back.
But there's one thing I can't escape -- the annoying soundtrack in my head that plays on a loop during any kind of silence. This past month has made me fear that I will never get rid of it unless I have some kind of eternal-sunshine-of-the-spotless-mind procedure done on me. But if I must endure this torture, I might as well spread it. Here are the top five songs on my soundtrack from hell:
This has been stuck in my head for at least 20 years. To this day I can't knock on a door without saying to myself, "Bang, bang, bang, on the door, baby!" I hate this song like an obese man hates Richard Simmons.
This one has been stuck in my head since I heard it at a hockey game in Texas about 7 years ago. I hate this song like a Texan hates ice skating.
This is the only song on the list I kinda like, or at least once did. Any time I do something stupid (about 20-30 times a day), this is the song that pops into my head. I hate it like a drunk driver hates painted lines.
Here's another one that's been stuck in my head for about 20 years. I can trace it back to my first job, when the monotonous hum of the machine I was stuck on for 8 hours sounded exactly like the chorus of this song. Eventually I started humming this song to myself as I was working and couldn't stop. I hate this song like an offensive lineman hates spelling bees.
This one defies all logic. I have never liked this song. I hated it the first time I heard it, and my hatred only increases each time it starts up in my head (which today was about 142 times). There is no defining moment in my life to tie this song to. I've never listened to it with a friend or a girlfriend. I've never mentioned it in conversation to another person. It's just there, and I am powerless to change it. I hate this song like a baby hates abortion.