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This month's contest for the Inspired by Song! group is "Get this Song Out of my Head!", which is a reference to "Earworms", or songs that play over and over again in your mind. I have no idea why we decided to torture ourselves in judging this particular topic, but we are in for the long haul now. Here's the announcement in case you missed it previously:

"Get This Song Out of My Head!" - June Inspired by Song! CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT

Not surprisingly, many of my very worst offenders are songs from kid shows or video games. I have seen a couple of tunes in early entries to this contest that I could have used, but there is one that I thought about today that I remember hearing so many times as a child that I know every note, every nuance from the original recording.

Earworms aren't always bad songs, mind you, despite the harsh name. I actually like the songs that I have chosen, but they have a certain "stickability" for me.

If you come across this song during a sporting event, or a classic rock marathon on VH1, or just while listening to the radio in your car, you will likely have it stuck in your brain for a minimum of a few hours. In my case, it is coupled with another song from the same band, which makes it extra "fun" to endure, usually at full volume.





Yes, in the late 1970's and early 80's, this song was ubiquitous. Football games. Basketball games. Skating rinks. You name it - "We Will Rock You" was inescapable. Of course, you would also hear it along with "We Are the Champions", the slower ballad which accompanied the rock anthem.

I will always remember hearing it during a Dallas Cowboys game that I attended as a kid, probably around 1980 or so. I stomped and clapped until my legs and hands hurt. I probably also blew out a vocal chord or two while singing and cheering for the team.

I could definitely write an entire post (and I may) about the aforementioned kid's theme songs and video game themes, but for now, enjoy this video of my favorite earworm tunes:

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