I am the worst when it comes to getting a song in my head.  It happens every day.  That sneaky little tune that plays over and over inside my head.  Most of the time Rick instigates the song that gets stuck in my head, sometimes, it something I heard on Spongebob that morning..  However, when that earworm starts tapping his toes I start going crazy.

I know I am not the only one that suffers from this, dilemma.  Sometimes, it is hours or days before that cute little tune gets out of my head.


I feel like Spongebob in the earworm episode by the time it is all said and done.  Hmm, I wonder where my old clarinet is?


Luckily scientists seem to have discovered the cure to an earworm.

According to The Telegraph:

Researchers claim the best way to stopping the phenomenon, sometimes known as earworms – where snippets of a catchy song inexplicably play like a broken record in your brain – is to solve some tricky anagrams.

This can force the intrusive music out of your working memory, they say, allowing it to be replaced with other more amenable thoughts.

“The key is to find something that will give the right level of challenge,” said Dr Ira Hyman, a music psychologist at Western Washington University who conducted the research. “If you are cognitively engaged, it limits the ability of intrusive songs to enter your head.


So pull out the anagrams, your books, etc., the next time you get an earworm.

Now that you know a scientific take on how to get ride of the tune in your head, what do you normally do to get a song out of your head?