I typically have one or two songs per day that run most of the day. I'll even start singing or humming them unconsciously.
You're Checkin' In - The Simpsons
This is the one that really got me started on this list. This comes from the episode where Homer needs to pick up his car in NYC and Marge and the kids go see a Broadway show. Why was I singing this? I haven't seen the episode in years!
Kiss From a Rose - Seal
Marge: You know, when I was a little girl I always dreamed of being in a Broadway audience.
% On the stage, we see a courtroom set. All onstage dialog from this point is sung.
Judge: How do you find the defendant?
Juryman: He's guilty of mayhem, exposure indecent.
Man: Freaked out behavior both chronic and recent.
Jury: Drinking and driving, narcotics possession.
Foreman: And that's just page one of his ten page confession!
Judge: I should put you away where you can't kill or maim us, but this is LA, and you're rich and famous!
[the stage backdrop swings around to reveal the Betty Ford Center]
Criminal: I'm checking in.
All: He's checking in.
Criminal: I'm checking in,
All: Checking, checking In,
Criminal: No more pills or alcohol,
No more pot or Demerol,
No more stinking fun at all,
I'm checking in.
All: He's checking in, He's checking in.
Doctor: No more looking pale and thin,
No more bugs beneath you're skin.
[interns take his belt and medicine]
Criminal: Hey, that's just my aspirin.
[more interns put a hospital robe on the criminal]
All: Chuck it out, you're checking in.
This one also had me flabbergasted. I didn't know the name of the song or the artist. When I tried to pick out individual words, so I could do a search for them, I had a real hard time picking even one of them out. My only clue was, "Baaaybeee!" And I guessed the word "rose."
Don't judge me. It isn't an easy song to understand, even when it's played out loud. I looked at two different lyrics websites. One said, "a kiss from a rose on the grave." The other said, "kiss from a rose on the grey." That second site also lists every "ba da ba da da da ah ya ya," so I'm not sure if they are being ridiculous or thorough.
Where Is the Love? - Black Eyed Peas
This got into my head because I drove up Provo canyon on Saturday in a Jeep and it was playing. Not a big fan of the genre, but as far as hip-hop messages go, I approve of the non-violent, non-sexual theme. Still, I wouldn't equate the CIA with terrorism. My favorite line: "And if you hatin you’re bound to get irate."
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
I started singing this one because Amanda has a new roommate named Bobby Jean. I started to sing, "Bobby Jean is not my daughter...but Jed is not my son..."
I remember listening to this with my sister, Jan when we drove to and from Timpview in Gerry. (He was our old Ford truck. Gerald Ford). Jan had a tape (that's right, a CASSETTE) of Thriller, and for some reason she also had a bunch of Michael Jackson lyrics printed out and stored on the floor of the truck.
Why don't you list what song is playing in your head right now? And explain why.