So I’ve been thinking about earworms and the phenomenon of the one-hit wonder.
I’m certain you’ve done it. You hear the song, you fall in love with the song, you buy the single, you listen to the single, you buy the album… and you even listen to the album. You may even play the holy heck out of the album. Band comes up with a follow-up album and you say “ugh, I never want to hear anything by Hanson ever again.”
Or whomever. It doesn’t have to have been Hanson. (Though it probably was.)
Other times, you hear an album (like, I dunno… The Black Crowes, or Oasys) and you do the exact same thing and when the next album comes out, you practically hurt yourself getting to the music store before it opens so you can get the next one and you just start listening to it just as intently as the last one… and that album makes you remember the debut album and so you listen to that one some more, then you listen to the new one again.
Exhibit A: I’ll probably end up buying Gotye’s next album, for example, despite that song (THAT INESCAPABLE SONG) that had me breaking my index finger and running off the road whenever it came on the radio in my hurry to change the station.
This is not that song.
I don’t know that I’ll buy Mika’s:
I’m trying to figure out how I make the distinction.
So… what are you listening to?