Does the term “earworm” have any significance to you? It’s a word used to describe the effect of having a song (or part of a song) play repeatedly in your head. Scientists and psychologists have been studying the causes and effects of earworms to determine if there is a scientific source for these occurrences as well as trying to find a solution to this ongoing problem.
One cause for earworms is a heavy emotional experience. If you hear a certain tune while you’re in a strong emotional state, the next time you feel that emotion could cause an earworm of the same song.
Scientists have found that the best solution to an earworm is to make yourself (or your brain in this case) become so enthralled with something else that the song evaporates from your conscious thought.