Earmworm

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Ryan
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Earmworm

Post by Ryan » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:10 am

â–ª Earworm: A song with an 'addictive' element (hook, melody, lyric) that draws people into listening multiple times.
Song doesn't have to be good or bad, it just needs to have that 'addictive' element.

Earworm is a term for a song stuck in one’s head, is often described as catchy music that becomes annoying.

Ex) I’ve got an earworm from this commercial; it’s stuck in my head now. It just doesn’t go away.
Ex) “That (damn) song they keep playing, it’s such an earworm!

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