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Most days I wake up with a song stuck in my head. I don't know if this is common or why I do it. Maybe my dreams (which I rarely remember) are musicals. Yes, I am THAT happy sunshine girl you all hate to love.


Anyways, this morning's song was Toto's Africa. I shook my booty and sang "there's nothing that a hundred men on Mars could ever doooooo" while I made coffee and showered and started a load of laundry and . . . well, you get the idea: it's STUCK in there. So I'm sharing, but I'm sharing an a capella version that Skyler's Dad recommended because these guys are cute. I love the guy who sings the plinky keyboard sounds and the howler.


From the chatter on Facebook this morning it would seem we ALL have a song stuck in our heads today. What's got you singing this morning?

29 comments:

*uncorked said...

I once read somewhere that to get a song out of your head, you're supposed to sing it while you're shampooing your hair and then stop immediately when rinsing. It's supposed to wash it away. Of course, I think is is a load of crap and have never tried it, but it might be worth it. Though I do love Africa.

Eva Gallant said...

This one now!!! I loved it!

LegalMist said...

Enjoyed the video, thanks, but now it's stuck in my head too.

Should I go wash my hair?

Sally-Sal said...

Hurry boys she's waiting there for youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

I didn't have a song yet, but now I do. I guess now I need to learn to say "Fuck Toto" in french :)

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

Holy crap, I was JUST complaining about the song that's stuck in my head, the very moment I opened your post. Mine is "Cause we need a little Christmas, right this very minute, need a little Christmas, right this ve-ry minute and we need a little Christmas, right this very minute..."

I don't know any of the other words, which makes it even worse. It's just that one line over and over. Plus I'm drinking coffee, so it's high speed.

How bout let's trade. You take my Christmas jingle and I'll take your Toto. Ready?.....GO!

Wait...Gwen? Guess what my word ver is. I'm not joking. It's: santla. Weird!

PSPants said...

Hmmm.... I totally (toto-ly?) always thought it was "A Hundred Men or More Could Ever Doooooo"...

Poindexter said...

I've got this Perry Como/Andy Williams Christmas soundtrack in my head. "The weather outside is frightful..." and it IS snowing. In Houston, TX. I'm pretty amped about it, so the soundtrack keeps looping. Adding coffee helps...

Gwen said...

PSPants: OMG! You're toto-ly right! That makes it even funnier. I'm a dork.

McGone said...

I wake up with a song stuck in my head every morning. It's really only been prominent for the past year/year-and-a-half though. The DJ in my head is rather excellent.

SkylersDad said...

that is a great song, check out their twelve days of Christmas where they weave other songs into it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fe11OlMiz8

Suze said...

It's called "voices in your head" Gwen. But if you prefer "musical"....might need to see your doctor again :)

Elliott said...

I've known for years it was '100 men or more', but men on Mars is funnier. And yes, for sticky songs, this one's a keeper. I sing out loud karaoke style when it comes on the radio.

Tara said...

Great.....Now the song that WAS stuck in my head has been replaced with Toto. No matter what I listen to for the rest of the day, that will still be there...Thanks....Lol

Even funnier is my word ver, which is gototo.....

J.J. in L.A. said...

Thanks, Gwen...for reminding me how much I hate this song. lol!

Scope said...

I get songs in my head a lot. Usually I can change it by "going worse".

If I really need the killer move, my go to is: McArthur Park. Yeah, someone left the cake out in the rain.

Jeannie said...

The Germans have a word for that: earworm

Happens to me a lot. What's weird is that it's often some old song I haven't heard in a while. I'll turn on a radio and within a couple songs, it's playing. I'll switch to another station, and it'll play again.

christina said...

I always wake up with a song in my head, too. But anything is better than the more-than two years that I had "Copa Cabana" stuck in my head. Just when I'd shake it loose, I'd accidentally think "Hey! Copa Cabana isn't stuck in my head anymore! Sweet!" Then it would be.

My boyfriend says it will go away if you do math. I think I'd rather just have a song in my head.

Cora said...

Dammit. Now I want that on my I-pod.

words...words...words... said...

The only way to get a song out of your head is to listen to a new one twice. Choose wisely.

Jon said...

One of my college roommates was in an a capella group, and he sang the lead on this very song. So that meant months and months and months of rehearsing...

That was 12 years ago. I JUST got the song out of my head last week. Thanks a lot, Gwen.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I'm pretty sure that there's nothing funnier than having a song stuck in your head AND singing the wrong lyrics to yourself - except maybe if someone else hears you.

I find that Safety Dance will cancel out any other song that's stuck in my head, but then Safety Dance spins around in there for awhile too.

Kurt said...

The best way to get a song out of your head is to cut off one of your fingers. You'll forget all kinds of stuff.

fatgirlslikeniceclothestoo said...

I don't have a song in my head at the moment but when I was around 6 I had a nightmare with a Gloria Gaynor "I will survive" soundtrack. I woke up crying and the song still haunts me to this day.

othurme said...

I had one stuck in my head, but now I don't remember what it was because yours is.

mike said...

We play a game every day at work to see who can hum the most terriblest song and get it stuck in the other guys' heads... I don't think this song has popped up yet but Roseanna, the other timeless toto classic, was just the other day

Scope said...

All right, it's been a week and a half. And the mondegreen you have in the title of this is killing me.

Tell me you did that on purpose. Tell me you don't think that is the correct lyrics, because if you do, then, then, I don't know what to think.

"There's nothing that a hundred men OR MORE could ever do!"

ACK! This has slowly driven me insane in the brain since you posted it!

Mission accomplished and see you in a few days.

Mongoliangirl said...

2nd time in 2 days - this song being brought up.
I'm in so much pain now.

Jay Ferris said...

Europe's "The Final Countdown" has been stuck in my head since 1989. Someone please kill me.

lunardancer said...

I used to think it was downright crazy to have a certain song play itself repeatedly in our heads. Luckily for you it is a great one Africa. But for me it was the jingle for a certain toothpaste commercial popularized when I was in secondary school. And it played itself every time we had a test! It was only later on that I learned from a psychiatrist's article that this is a common quirk among people.

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