Allie Pleiter here. Ever get one of these?
earworm(EER.wurm) n. A song or tune that repeats over and over inside a person's head. Also: ear-worm, ear worm.
You know, that song you can’t get out of your head? I’ve also heard it called a “sticky tune” or a “cognitive itch”--both are highly descriptive, don’t you think?
My heroine Mary Thorpe, is an earworm maestro. She’s created all kinds of stick-to-your-eardrums songs in her advertising career. She made a nice career out of jingle-wrangling, but the relentless marketing of Christmas started to chafe at her spirit once she came to faith. Like her masterpieces, however, Mary can’t seem to escape her musical past, even if she loves her new job as the Middleburg Community Church drama director. Her Christmas drama, combined with the kind of high-stakes drama Middleburg specializes in creating, makes for a most imperfect Christmas.
What earworms can you identify? Here, I’ll get you started...
The theme from Gilligan’s Island
The Macarena song
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
“I am stuck on Bandaids, cause Bandaid’s stuck on me...”
“Who lives in a pineapple under the sea...?”
“America” from West Side Story
Chime in and besige our ears...because it’s been proven that the best way to purge an earworm....is with another earworm!