1 Post A Day Challenge – ENTRY #5

Right now, my mom’s Last Song Syndrome (LSS) is One Direction’s song “One Thing”. WTH?! Yeah, I know. Face palm moment. Really. Anyway, I for one am a frequent victim of this contagious LSS. The most recent was Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”. Viral videos of this highly LSS-inducing song from celebrities and celebrity-wannabes plague the internet. Songs that cause LSS usually have one of the following characteristics:

1. Has a catchy tune.

2. Has lyrics repeated like 20 times in a 3-minute duration.

3. Has dumb lyrics (listen to Rebecca Black’s Friday).

4. The artist is popular (it’s either the artist is really good or the artist is really good… looking) so the song’s played in the radio over and over and over and over again.

5. Or the song is just so awesome that it sticks to your head like gum sticking to your hair.

Here are some of the songs that got stuck in my head and caused me days of LSS:

1. Red Solo Cup – Glee Cast

I am a Gleek and most of my LSS are from Glee. Red Solo Cup is a stupid song, even the original singer Toby Keith said so and I quote: “the stupidest song that I have ever heard in my life” but also “freakin’ awesome”. Can you blame him? I mean, really? A song about a plastic cup and its uses?! C’mon! BUT! I have to agree, it is kind of awesome. Don’t you dare lie, it got stuck in your head too. 🙂

2. Body Language – Jesse McCartney

I remember my office mates getting pissed at me singing this song all day long in the office. I couldn’t help it. Haha. It’s very catchy plus the lyrics is so fun to sing: “Parlez vous francais? Konichiwa. Come and move in my way. Hey, little chica from Guadeloupe That thing you got behind you is amazing”. Sometimes, i’d blurt the lyrics out of blue and think: “urgh, i’m singing it…AGAIN!” Haha.

3. Sugar, We’re Going Down – Fall Out Boy

This one is very close to my heart. It reminds me of my stressful college days. It automatically plays in my head when i’m nearing deadlines. Most of it is mainly because of the “we’re going down” part because I’m going down and most likely be dead because of the deadlines. I know it’s meant to be about something else but during those days I sort of took everything literally. Haha.

4. Bow Chicka Wow Wow – Mike Posner

This song is about boinking a girl. Well what do you expect from Lil Wayne. It’s not a song you’d want your little kids singing. Anyway, my friends and I went to a trip and this song got stuck in our heads. I think I heard it on the bus and I ended up singing it the whole weekend. It’s really catchy though. Give it a listen.

5. Love You Like A Love Song – Selena Gomez

Certified LSS. Listen to it you’ll hear it re-peat-peat-peat-peat-peat-peat in your head. Swear.

Getting an LSS could totally be fun and be a bummer at the same time. It sucks if you don’t know the lyrics and the people around you who’ll get to here you sing it over and over will probably ask you to apologize to their eardrums.

Here’s a bonus LSS track. This list wouldn’t be complete without at least one Bieber tune. Admit it, this song got stuck in your head like glue. Sing it with me: “Baby, baby, baby, ooooooh!”