Attack of the brain worms

La la la.. la la la lah la… I can’t get you out of my head… Yep, it’s those Kylie moments again when you can’t concentrate due to some song or other swimming around in there and distracting you. Dom explained the other day that there’s a German word for these type of songs – ‘ohrwurm’ (meaning ‘ear worm’) – and now the beeb has picked up on it as well.

Of course the most important tactic to remember if attacked by an unwanted ohrwurm is to try and sing another one that you don’t mind hearing so much. They have vaguely cannibalistic tendancies and tend to eat their own kind – as shown by the Kylie versus New Order remix…

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