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Do you ever wake up in the mornings with a familiar song in your head, even one you don't like? Why is that?

Asked by MRSHINYSHOES (13951points) November 20th, 2011

Sometimes when I wake up in the mornings, there’s a song in my head. It’s like when an annoying song sticks in your head and it stays there for awhile, but this happens when I wake up (sometimes when I go to bed too). Does this happen to you too sometimes? I wonder why this happens.

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blueiiznh's avatar

Not to me. I wake with recent dreams in my head and try to go back to them.

I suppose it would if I woke or fell asleep to music, but I don’t.

john65pennington's avatar

This has been a nightmare for the last two nights….......this song

When Will I See You Again by The Three Degrees

I love this timeless song, but its beginning to haunt me.

Berserker's avatar

Man that always happens to me. It’s really weird, and the song will stay in my head for quite a bit. Been watching AVGN videos lately, so right now, this is always in my head when I wake up.

But sometimes I have songs that are seemingly out of nowhere. That I know I’ve heard before obviously, but haven’t heard for so long, so it seems weird that all of a sudden, I’m stuck with them. Some of those far away songs disappear really fast, and then I can’t even remember how they go, which is very odd. Kind of like fading dreams you remmeber when you first wake up, but can’t remember ten minutes later.


I sometimes hear totally unfamiliar songs in my “dreams”. For example, on two occasions, I dreamt hearing the late Karen Carpenter singing a nice song I never heard before, and I’m a Carpenters fan who knows all their songs. Eerie.

Berserker's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES Was the song you heard in the dream an actual song?

I once dreamt that I was fighting a gigantic spider with a can of bugspray, and for some reason, there was a song playing during the fight. It was ACDC, and they just kept screaming ’‘insecticide’’ the whole time. Not a real song they made, but it was messed up lol.

Aethelwine's avatar

The second I put my head on my pillow the other night a Twisted Sister song appeared in my mind. I don’t know where it came from. I haven’t listened to them in years.

It took me 45 minutes to fall asleep.


@Symbeline I heard most of the song, and some of the words too.

zenvelo's avatar

I have had ear worms persist for days, like every time my mind is not focused on something it’ll pop back into my head. Occasionally they are songs I can’t stand, that if I heard on the radio I’d immediately switch stations. My only hope is to sing a song I like until it replaces the one I don’t like.

mazingerz88's avatar

I’m a bit disappointed to say, I could not recall this ever happening to me, yet.

ucme's avatar

For a time a while back i’d wake up internally singing this shite!!
I genuinely felt that if I turned to my left i’d see Howard Keel lying in bed next to me, puffing on a cigarette…......the dirty bugger :¬(

augustlan's avatar

I have a song in my head pretty much constantly, so yeah. Frequently, it’s a song I can’t stand, too. It’s so annoying!

Ayesha's avatar

Yes, this has happened to me :)

blueiiznh's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES OK, you jinxed me. I woke up this morning with a song in my head. Now I at least know it was @MRSHINYSHOES fault now.


@blueiiznh Was it “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head?”, from that movie (which I don’t recall the name?)? Lol-lol!


@Symbeline It was definitely a song, but not a Carpenters song. A song I never ever heard before, but it was Karen’s voice.

blueiiznh's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES That movie is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The song was the one I have listed first in my profile


@blueiiznh Ah yes, that’s the title. I take it you have seen it.

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