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Brian Bankler
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Specifically, I was singing through a good chunk of Sting's Dream of the Blue Turtles. It's amazing how much of that I remember (I think I have most of the lyrics for Moon over Bourbon Street and Fortress around your heart, I can hear the instrumental DotBT play, and snippets from other songs).

Talking with another gamer he recollected hearing a song he hadn't known he knew, but that he heard as a child.

I know that this is just caused by repetition(I had DotBT on cassette in the 80s, and most have listened to it dozens of times), but it's still somewhat amazing -- "hearing" a song I haven't heard played in decades.

So, I guess its a non-current, current-earworm.
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This happens to me all the time with older popular songs. I'm particularly susceptible to TV theme songs from my youth. In many cases, I haven't heard them for 40 or 50 years, but I can still recall them clear as a bell. The brain is a very strange organ.
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Last night I listened to Alice in Chain's Dirt cd. Its been about 20 years for me, and I sang right along.

Now, what I ate for breakfast yesterday....gone....
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I have the lyrics of most songs that I own memorized. Several thousand of them.
Amazing to me is that when one song ends, I usually know what song comes directly after it on the album.

I heard "Ballroom Blitz" on the radio the other day and, when it ended, I was disappointed that "The 6- teens" didn't come on afterward.
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MABBY wrote:

Amazing to me is that when one song ends, I usually know what song comes directly after it on the album.


I wonder if that is more prevalent with those of us who grew up with tapes and LPs versus CDs where Shuffle buttons would have killed getting the proper order drilled into your brain.
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oriecat wrote:
MABBY wrote:

Amazing to me is that when one song ends, I usually know what song comes directly after it on the album.


I wonder if that is more prevalent with those of us who grew up with tapes and LPs versus CDs where Shuffle buttons would have killed getting the proper order drilled into your brain.


Good point. I am always cued up for the next song on the album. Or even the next unrelated song on some mix tape I made 25 years ago and threw away 15 years ago...
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Occasionally, I hear a song and I remember the point within the song where the 8-Track tape switched to the next track.
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I ended up in one of those rent-a-room karaoke places last night and experienced the same thing. There were quite a few songs that started sounding a little familiar (ie, they began ringing a bell from way back when) just as they were ending.

Definitely weird how the brain works with sounds and smells and whatevers.
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A couple days ago I heard the full version of Michael Martin Murphey's "Wildfire" - which includes the piano intro and outro. Those parts are usually edited out for radio. I had forgotten how beautiful they were.
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MABBY wrote:
I have the lyrics of most songs that I own memorized. Several thousand of them.
Amazing to me is that when one song ends, I usually know what song comes directly after it on the album.

I heard "Ballroom Blitz" on the radio the other day and, when it ended, I was disappointed that "The 6- teens" didn't come on afterward.


Now the 6-Teens is in my head.
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joe_salamone wrote:
Occasionally, I hear a song and I remember the point within the song where the 8-Track tape switched to the next track.


Funny!

We were just talking about that. We were talking about 8-tracks (friend and I) and I told him my uncle had an 8-track player that recorded on blank 8-tracks. I had made one that had Boston - Don't Look Back on it.

This one would switch over, but in my little portable 8-track player, it would just start at the beginning of the channel again.

Anyways...it would cut off right before the money shot in that song. Bah, dun dun bah dun dun bah dun dun dun dun WHOOOM, into the solo. Except it would stop right before the WHOOOM.

Wait, this is 2016. Below is the song. Go to the 3min mark, listen to about 3:25

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I "only" remember songs from 25 years ago.
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joe_salamone wrote:
Occasionally, I hear a song and I remember the point within the song where the 8-Track tape switched to the next track.


Every time I hear a song on the Radio from say an album like Rumours, I always have the next song cued up in my head when it finishes...."Loving you, isn't the right...thing...to do..."
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It's odd how this works. I've only been alive for 25 years but even songs I haven't heard for ~5 years I can remember every lyric and the guitar solo notes in my head when I hear them again.
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The worst is I have songs from 20 years ago in my head that I don't know what they are. Largely from mix tapes I think, or songs off the radio I taped. Occasionally I'll hear something that I know is close in sound and go down a youtube wormhole looking for it.

Thought I had nailed one the other day when I heard a sound on a podcast, went through the band's entire back catalogue that was on youtube..... nada.
 
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casualcasual wrote:
The worst is I have songs from 20 years ago in my head that I don't know what they are. Largely from mix tapes I think, or songs off the radio I taped. Occasionally I'll hear something that I know is close in sound and go down a youtube wormhole looking for it.

Thought I had nailed one the other day when I heard a sound on a podcast, went through the band's entire back catalogue that was on youtube..... nada.


That sounds vexing.
 
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I heard this just the other day now I am humming The Beatles since.
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casualcasual wrote:
The worst is I have songs from 20 years ago in my head that I don't know what they are. Largely from mix tapes I think, or songs off the radio I taped. Occasionally I'll hear something that I know is close in sound and go down a youtube wormhole looking for it.

Thought I had nailed one the other day when I heard a sound on a podcast, went through the band's entire back catalogue that was on youtube..... nada.


That sounds vexing.


That's one way of putting it.

So... if anyone could point me in the direction of some 20 year old female led Scandinavian street punk verging on d-beat, or alternatively some traditional sounding heavy on the brass instrumental but still clearly 90s ska, that I haven't already checked out, I'd ,uh, appreciate it.
 
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