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My Last Song Syndrome: The Corrs

Posted by:CorrsOnline Posted on:Oct 21,2016

History

We’ve all had situations in which a song keeps playing in our head. We probably just came out of a concert,  the cinema or the radio just finished playing your favourite song. We hum to the tune of the song, sometimes after the song has played out or the movie ended. That’s okay because we probably liked the song a lot or felt the emotions connected with the song.

Where things get annoying or maybe frustrating is when you find yourself humming to a song you find irritating or cheesy and after a couple of days the song refuses to leave your head. This can leave a sour taste in our mouth and a passionate dislike to the song or the movie.

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Cause And Effect

Last song syndrome or earworm as it is medically called occurs when the mind keeps playing back a particular song to your consciousness. While this may not have a life threatening effect (unless you decide to commit suicide to get rid of the song), it can be quite irritating and sometimes frustrating. Last song syndrome occurs when we come in contact with a song and like a part or all of the song. The syndrome can also occur when we have an emotional experience that ties us to the song or part of the song. This can be a feeling we get from a phrase or word or part of the song.

Research has shown that as much as 90% of people experience earworm or last song syndrome. For me the song that kept ringing in my head was ‘Runaway’ by the Corrs. The song connected with me emotionally but after a couple of days the song refused to leave my mind. Needless to say, what was once pleasurable was now an irritation.

Remedy

Scientists have discovered that engaging the mind in a difficult and complex task cures it of earworm or last song syndrome. Task that require the brain to think like sudoku, puzzles or an interesting novel were ways to break the endless loop the brain was in.

Chewing Gum Cure

Recently, study has been done on the effect of chewing gum to break the last song syndrome or earworm. This process is believed to work because research has shown that just moving you mouth was enough to distract an individual.

The study seems to have shown some degree of success.

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LSS And OCD

People with OCD (Obsessive -compulsive Disorder) are more likely to be prone to last song syndrome than normal people. The earworm attack normally comes in the form of a snappy tune, a catchy chorus or a repetitive line or phrase.

Conclusion

While last song syndrome didn’t make me feel like slitting my wrist, it took the pleasure I had in listening to that song Runaway by the Corrs and left a sickening feeling in its place. Now what filled me with joy and a lightness of heart only brings irritation when I hear the song.

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It also is a fact that in beginning this band was not very well received but they built up their positive reputation in a short span afterwards. Pop Music has always been my weakness in a way that it gets into my soul from beginning till the end.

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It also is a fact that in beginning this band was not very well received but they built up their positive reputation in a short span afterwards. Pop Music has always been my weakness in a way that it gets into my soul from beginning till the end.

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