Salt n Pepa – Shoop

Nope, it’s not Christmassy or festive, but it’s in my head so I thought I’d share. Steady on, ladies!


ABC – Tears Are Not Enough

Middle of the night earworm for no reason at all.

I loved ABC. Falsetto, 80s soul and sequinned jackets, what’s not to like?


Kate Bush – Delius

I am reading a book with a character whose surname is Delius, and obviously this has produced a Kate Bush earworm.


Janet Kay – Silly Games

In anticipation of Lovers Rock, the next film from Steve McQueen, I’ve got this absolute ANTHEM in my head. CAN NOT WAIT.

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Bill Withers – Kissing My Love

Put your foot on the rock, and pat your foot, don’t stop, put your foot on the rock.

Funky earworm from Bill.

Blossom Dearie – Blossom’s Blues

Not entirely sure why this popped into my head tonight, but that is the way of the earworm.



The Roches – Hammond Song

Don’t think I’ve even heard this song recently, but there it is in my brain in all its harmonic glory.


Prince – The Ballad of Dorothy Parker

There are so many things I love about this song. The woozy psychedelic phasing, the story, the funky 80s yet timeless groove, the reference to Joni Mitchell, the sound effects, the weird response BVs, the fact that he mentions a fruit cocktail in a sexy voice, and it’s been stuck in my head for weeks.


Cosmo Sheldrake – Cuckoo Song

A soothing song for a Sunday. A dreamy pastoral. Reeeee-lax.


Cab Calloway – (Hep! Hep!) Jumpin’ Jive

I love a bit of jump jive. Always makes me wish I could do swing dancing. Watch the Nicholas Brothers go wild in the video.