What is an Earworm?

“Earworms” are unwanted catchy tunes that repeat in your head.

An earworm, a sticky tune or involuntary musical imagery, is a catchy and repetitive piece of music or a tune that gets stuck in a person’s mind, playing on repeat. These melodic fragments can be challenging to shake off and may persist for hours, days, or even longer.

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Soledad O’Brien

Award-winning documentarian, journalist, entrepreneur, speaker, author, and philanthropist

María de la Soledad Teresa O’Brien is an American broadcast journalist and executive producer. She is a member of the Peabody Awards board of directors, which is presented by the University of Georgia’s Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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Music before I discovered record stores

I believed that all song lyrics were true-life stories being recounted by the singer in the form of a song.

Like many children in my age group, my first exposure to recorded music was through one of the many mass-produced, simple record players that were designed for the entertainment of children (often referred to as “kiddie record players”). The first one entered my life around the age of three.

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