When Nobody Else Is Around

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of music; I think it’s a normal, healthy thing to be. I listen to music almost constantly throughout my work days, when I get ready every morning, and at random times throughout my days. Basically, the only times I’m not listening to music are when I’m writing, watching TV, or sleeping. That’s about it.

I’ve mentioned it before that I like to throw little concerts when no one is around. Sometimes, I lock my bedroom door, and jam out with my headphones on. I’ll make a playlist and have a concert in my shower. And after everyone’s gone to sleep, I’ll even use the bathroom mirror as my audience, and start lip syncing.

Okay, I guess some would think that I might have a problem.

Even when I’m not listening to the music on my phone or the radio, it’s still playing up in my head. Personally, I don’t think that’s weird; I feel like most people have that going on for them. Well, when I have a song stuck in my head, I use one of two solutions that usually help me:

  1. I listen to it, or
  2. I sing it on my own.

And I know that for a lot of people, those things don’t help. For some, what usually helps is focusing or listening to something else. But for me, I need to get it out of my system by dealing with it, embracing it.

So I figured that I would share a list of the songs that most often get stuck in my head. Because, for people like me, I get the same songs stuck in my head all the time. It doesn’t matter when was the last time I actually heard the song. I haven’t actually listened to Mambo #5 in years, and yet, that one song pops up in my noggin every now and then.

Isn’t it just so weird how that happens: you haven’t listened to a song in a really long time, and then it just hits you like a ton of bricks? Or even worse, when it’s a really soft version of the song, and you can’t put your finger on what song it is, who’s singing it, or where the hell it came from? Maybe it’s just me, I don’t know.

I originally started writing this list down a couple of days ago, and ended up with almost one hundred songs…and then I realized how ridiculous it was, and shortened it down to sixty. It’s still a lot, I know, but I felt weird about getting rid of any of the songs I kept. I don’t know if it was because I felt rude to the artists, or because I just really like these songs. Either way, I should probably just put together a playlist, so I didn’t have to worry about finding the songs.

So here you go (I sorted them into alphabetical order—I wasn’t really sure how to go about sorting them, so I went for the most basic form possible):

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
By The Way Red Hot Chili Peppers
Call It What You Want Taylor Swift
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You Lauryn Hill
Chasing Pavements Adele
Congratulations Dessa, from The Hamilton Mixtape
Cruel To Be Kind Letters By Cleo
December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Easy Street from the Annie Soundtrack (1982)
Fergalicious Fergie ft. Will.I.Am
Hold On Wilson Phillips
Home Alone Tonight Luke Bryan Ft. Karen Fairchild
I 2 I Tevin Campbell, from The Goofy Movie
I Love You Always Forever Betty Who
I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
I Want To Break Free Queen
I Wish You Would Taylor Swift
Ignition (Remix) R. Kelly
I’ll Tumble 4 Ya Culture Club
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers
I’m Not Okay My Chemical Romance
It Wasn’t Me Shaggy
It’s Gonna Be Me *NSYNC
It’s Raining Men The Weather Girls
It’s Time Imagine Dragons
Journey To The Past from Anastasia
Juke Box Hero Foreigner
Kickstarts Example
Killing Me Softly With His Song Fugees
Kokomo The Beach Boys
Let The Music Play Shannon
Like A Prayer Madonna
Love Shack The B52’s
Mambo #5 Lou Bega
Midnight Train Sam Smith
More Than A Woman The Bee Gees
Mr. Brightside The Killers
Ms. Jackson Outkast
My Boo Usher & Alicia Keys
Never Ever Getting Rid Of Me from Waitress
No Letting Go Wayne Wonder
Not Today twenty øne piløts
NYC from the Annie Soundtrack (1999)
Once In A Lifetime Talking Heads
Once Upon A December from Anastasia
One And Only Adele
Power & Control Marina and The Diamonds
Proud Mary Tina Turner
Real Love Mary J. Blige
Renegade Styx
Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake
September Earth, Wind & Fire
Stutter Marianas Trench
Teenagers My Chemical Romance
The Gospel Truth / Main Title from the Hercules Soundtrack
The Run And Go twenty øne piløts
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Wannabe Spice Girls
You Get What You Give New Radicals

 Prompt: What are some songs that you love to sing, or find yourself singing out of nowhere? List them.

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A twenty-two year old who lives through words and her Netflix account. She makes herself laugh more than others, and she claims that she is okay with that.

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