Sometimes the only thing that makes an earworm tolerable is if it’s a song you like. My current earworm is the Proclaimers 1988 hit I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles). Part of my brain has decided that it wants to hear the refrain over and over again. I’m fine with that. I really like the song, and the tune is catchy. And it’s only been a couple hours.
Unfortunately, another part of my brain has decided it wants to play too. It’s probably angry because I made it walk on the treadmill at the gym today. So while my secondary auditory cortex is playing the song, my left frontal lobe is singing the following lyrics:
I would walk a couple miles
And I would walk a couple more
Just to be the man who walked four miles
And stopped because his feet were sore.
I guess I just lack the commitment and the endurance to continue.