Group 5 Discussion – Brainworms, Sticky Music

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Brainworms,
Sticky Music, &
Catchy Tunes
Samantha
Brandon
Kris
Gladys
Objectives
 Demonstrate
proper usage of
“brainworms”, “sticky music”, and
“catchy tunes.”
 Provide students with adequate
knowledge of lyrical manipulation

Song writers make catchy tunes to get
stuck inside your head
Definitions
 Brainworms:
also known as earworms,
hook the listener to be “catchy” or
“sticky” to bore its way like an earwig into
the ear or mind.
 Brainworms: half facetiously, as
“cognitively infectious musical agents”

One magazine from 1987.
Main Points
 Music,
poetry, ballads, and songs are all
full of repetition.
 Music industry is meant to “hook” listeners
and be “catchy.”
 Brain never forgets catchy tunes or
phrases.
 Always possible to reignite tune.
children
theme song. “Love and
Main with
Points
Continued
 Married
Marriage.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRDBvKGc1fE
 “Music is playing inside my head over and over
and over again…There’s no end…”
-Carole King
Nick Younes
 Love
and Marriage theme song was stuck
in Nick Younes head for ten day.
 Mind trapped in tempo of song
 Eventually lost its charm

Eventually everything dies out from the
continuous repetition
Activity
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nC
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V2s
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vu
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwh
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Reflective Activity
 How
does music (songs, theme songs,
poetry, advertisements, ect..) affect your
everyday habits? Do “catchy tunes” play
an essential role in your daily thought
process? If so please explain the “catchy
tune” and where it stems from.
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