I listen to music about 24/7. I just love dancing and singing to it. Unfortunately I will be singing these same tunes for the rest of the week. Is it the beat that draws us in, or the voices that we cant forget?
I found this interesting article pretty much talking about this concept. Chau Tu , from the blogpost, “Why do we get songs stuck in our head?” she talks about how when we cant forget a song, its like we have an earworm inside our head. This is pretty much the 8 second catchy tune that we just cant forget. a study showed that 91% of people had a song stuck in their heads once a week. Some had the song, or earworm, stuck in their head once a day. (One song a day). The reason for how or why they get stuck in our ears are still unknown. Scientifically it is very hard to track. It does have to do with something in our brain called a brain’s motor cortex. It goes through a lot of activity when our head plays a song.
My questions is, could this be a false positive?
Could we just be making a big deal about thinking about a song in our head? Personally, I like replaying songs in my head. What if the only reason we remember it so well, is because we played it so many times. That would be the reason we remember it so well right?
I would want to conduct an experiment where we give about 100 people 5 songs to listen to. They have to listen to these songs for about an hour. I want to see which kids would remember what songs? Maybe these music technicians have a way of putting their beats together that make us remember it for a reason, (that lets them going all the way to the bank haha). If one song stands out the most, I would ask everyone why they liked it so much. Maybe it was just that they liked the singer, the beats, or they connected with it emotionally. I mean if we seriously think about the big picture, if there is a catchy hit, the people who made that song can make a lot of bank!
What do you guys think about this topic?
Do you think there could be another factor that plays into all of this?
Here is the link: http://Why do we get songs stuck in our head?