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← Earworms: Why songs get stuck in our heads

IDLERACER's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by IDLERACER

Having never heard of "Funky Cold Medina" (or much of any "music" created within the last 25 years), I felt compelled to check it out on YouTube before reading the rest of the article. To be blunt, I cannot tell the difference between this so-called "earworm" and the sound of road construction. It has no melody at all. Just some guy shouting in Ebonics over a very loud drum machine along with a heavily distorted electric guitar, playing the same chord over and over.

I then Googled the name "Rhitu Chatterjee" for some biographical information. I was curious to know the age of a person who finds something of this nature "memorable." I couldn't find any, but a few photos did turn up, and as I suspected, she appears to be on the youthful side. Nowadays, people under 30 have an entirely different idea of what constitutes "music" than those of previous generations.

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 04:19:00 UTC | #925055