SoCS — Too Much Amore

AC38F89B-F6EC-497A-80EC-52F55156A05ALinda G. Hill’s charge for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt is to “talk about your latest earworm, or one that habitually haunts you.”

So what is an earworm, anyway? Quite simply, an earworm is a song or a melody that gets stuck in your head and just won’t get out. For better or for worse, there’s no tried and true way to get songs out of your head once they’re stuck in there. They can stick in your brain for days.

The good news is that earworms aren’t fatal. But they can be annoying and if they last long enough, they can come close to driving you batty.

As it turns out, yesterday I wrote this post in response to Rochelle-Wisoff Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt. In my post I included two lines from the Dean Martin song, “That’s Amore.” Those two lines: When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore. When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine, that’s amore.

I even attached this clip containing that song from the 1953 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis movie, “The Caddy.”

All day long today, that song, and in particular, those two lines, keeps playing over and over again in my brain and I just can’t kick it.

I even put my iTunes on shuffle and listened to probably a dozen or two different songs. But as soon as I removed my earbuds, the damn “That’s Amore” earworm returned.

I’m just hoping that after reading all of your posts in response to Linda’s earworm prompt, one of your earworm tunes will replace mine, at least for a day or two.

17 thoughts on “SoCS — Too Much Amore

  1. HesterLeyNel September 8, 2018 / 3:50 am

    You can have my earworm for free, no strings attached. I actually love yours and will take over for a while.

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  2. pensitivity101 September 8, 2018 / 5:06 am

    It could be a lot worse, like some novelty song like Mr Blobby, or The Tweetie Dance!

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    • Fandango September 8, 2018 / 6:42 am

      I don’t think I’ve hear either of those, but you’re right. It could be something like “Witch Doctor” and I’d be hearing “Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang
      walla walla, bang bang” over and over in my head.


      • Marleen September 8, 2018 / 10:38 am

        My first thought would be been that song, too. And Dean Martin was a favorite of mine in general. After thinking of him, for some reason I thought of Rosemary Clooney (although I wasn’t very aware of her back in the sixties and seventies).

        Rosemary Clooney – Over The Rainbow (Medley)

        PASSWORD 1963-01-06 Rosemary Clooney & Bobby Darin

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  3. ghostmmnc September 8, 2018 / 8:18 am

    Your earworm song is one I’ve had off and on through the years. It’s a great song, but those lines sure do get stuck in your head. 🙂

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  4. Sight11 September 8, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    The song that is stuck in my mind is Foreigner girl like you…

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  5. Jami Carder September 8, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    I can’t imagine there’s a person in this country who hasn’t had that song as an ear worm, at one point or another!

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    • Fandango September 8, 2018 / 9:53 pm

      At least not anyone over 50. Not sure if most millennials even know who Dean Martin was and may not have heard that particular song.


      • Jami Carder September 8, 2018 / 10:00 pm

        Good point…I’m 46 and I can remember singing as a kid, but I’m sure my teenagers haven’t heard of it or him, sadly…

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  6. Laura September 10, 2018 / 9:28 am

    Oh gracious, this song is a flashback. It was my first year teaching 3rd grade in a new school and they surprised me with multicultural week then told me I had to teach my class something to perform. You guessed it, “That’s Amore” was it. Good times.

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  7. leigha66 September 15, 2018 / 9:29 am

    The worst earworms are the ones that are just a melody and you can’t remember for sure what it was. You may think of a word or two here and there but no title, no artist, just the unending melody. LOL

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