earworm ka dyan

From Wikipedia:

Earworm, a loan translation of the German ‘Ohrwurm’, is a term for a song stuck in one’s head, particularly an annoying one. Use of the English translation was popularised by James Kellaris, a professor of marketing at the University of Cincinnati. His studies appeared to demonstrate that different people have varying susceptibilities to earworms, but that almost everybody has been afflicted with one at some time or another. 

Some sufferers from earworm prefer the term “repetunitis”, “stuck tune syndrome”, “sound virus” or, if sufficiently acute, “melodymania.”

Earworms may be songs or tunes that become stuck in the phonological loop, the part of the brain that rehearses verbal information in Baddeley’s Model of Working Memory.

Medications that are used to treat Obsessive-compulsive disorder or anxiety can alleviate the symptoms of earworms.”

Can somebody go edit the page and tell Wikipedia that over here we call the phonomenon LSS (Last Song Syndrome)?  I agree with the “particularly an annoying one” part though. Think Boom-tarat-tarat, Macarena, Spaghetting pababa, and do you remember Dayang-dayang?


8 thoughts on “earworm ka dyan

  1. noreen February 8, 2007 at 7:48 am Reply

    may bago ngayon! ung “itaktak mo… itaktak mo.. itaktak mo…”

    joey de leon’s response to willie’s “boom tarat tarat.”


  2. wolverina February 8, 2007 at 7:51 am Reply

    utang na loob! mabuti na lang hindi ko pa narinig yon. but i have a feeling i will soon, life’s funny that way, we-he…


  3. Jeje February 8, 2007 at 8:58 am Reply

    Excuse me, I happen to like boom-tarat-tarat! Do you remember in Subic, we’ve just parked the cars dun sa may duty free shop, pagbaba ko that was the song playing and of course, I did the dance right then and there. Ikinahiya ako ni ChiaLin who saw me from Chanche’s car parked medyo may kalayuan sa atin…he he


  4. wolverina February 8, 2007 at 9:33 am Reply

    jeje: ewan ko nga ba sayo kung bakit gusto mo yun.. buti pa yung anak mo may sense enough na ikahiya ka, he he


  5. don February 8, 2007 at 1:47 pm Reply

    Bakit? What’s wrong with Boom-Tarat-Tarat? 😛

    Sa totoo lang, ang unang basa ko sa title ng post an ito “earthworm…”


  6. Mika February 9, 2007 at 5:20 am Reply

    Akala ko din earthworm! Haha! Alam mo, just get an account in Wikipedia and edit it. Earworm earworm pa sila diyan! Haha!

    Speaking of earworms, how about the theme song of a company that must not be named? In fairness to it, I like it. It’s just not good if you’re still singing it the Monday after.


  7. rina February 9, 2007 at 5:29 am Reply

    well then, thanks to me, you know now that there’s such a word as earworm. you’re forever in my debt, mwa ha ha!

    ayokong mag-edit. kakatamad. basta ako LSS pa din.

    yeah in fairness ok nga yung kanta ni company-that-must-not-be-named. ikalat natin sa torrents at limewire, mwaha ha


  8. verns February 9, 2007 at 6:32 am Reply

    Hi Wolverina 🙂

    hahahaha…so it’s called earworm..yeah same here, unang basa ko earthworm din hehe 🙂

    Anyway dagdagan mo pa ng mga buses na bumubusina sa tune ng bom-tarat-tarat pero in fairness may LSS factor naman kasi talaga ang kantang yan hehe


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