An earworm is a catchy piece of music that continually repeats through a person’s mind after it is no longer playing. Phrases used to describe an earworm include musical imagery repetition, involuntary musical imagery, and stuck song syndrome.
Today the song that keeps going through my head is “It was a very good year. I especially like the version that Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra do as a duet. Favorite line is “When I was seventeen it was a very good year. This was brought on by two comics in the newspaper this morning. One was the Baby Blues strip where the wife tells her husband about their children: “Think of them as reverse cicadas. They’re here for seventeen years and then they go away” The other comic strip was Rhymes with Orange. It’s a picture of a cicada with a microphone in his hand singing the cicada go-to Karaoke song “When I was seventeen, it was a very good year”.