We watched Moana (2016) last Sunday, and I've had at least one song from the soundtrack caught in my head every day since. Moana earworms.
It started Monday morning with You're Welcome, a catchy tune sung by the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson). I mentioned the frustration to my husband, so he sang lyrics of Shiny, another song from the movie, in hopes that changing the tune would get the first song out of my head.
Nope. It only turned my earworm into a medley of both songs.
I looked up ways to get rid of earworms:
- Chew gum.
- Sing another song.
- Listen to another song.
- Chat with someone.
- Visualize changing the channel inside your head to another song.
- Look up the lyrics.
- Listen to the song all the way through.
- Read a book.
- Do a puzzle.
- Relax. The earworm will pass.
That last one annoys me the most... the earworm will pass? Maybe someday, but it's now day six. I've tried every one of those suggestions and somehow only succeeded in adding yet another Moana tune to the medley, How Far I'll Go.
Maybe writing this blog post will help. Maybe it will pass those Shiny earworms on to you. You better believe it... yes, that's How Far I'll Go. And if you find those songs stuck in your head... well... what can I say except you're welcome! ...
... And thank you!
Dwayne Johnson - You're Welcome (from Moana)