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Do you find yourself unable to shake songs like 'Baby Shark' and Rihanna's 'Work' from your head? We're exploring the psychology behind earworms a.k.a. why certain tunes get stuck in your head and others don't.
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Ever wonder why a random song you haven't listened to in months gets stuck in your head on repeat in the first place? Turns out the psychology behind why certain tunes get stuck in our head goes beyond just the latest hits on your playlist--sometimes it is as easy as seeing a red leather jacket on the street one minute and having Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' stuck in your head the next.

In this episode of What The FAQs, Andy explore's the world of earworms: Where do earworms come from, why earworms stick around for so long, and ways to finally get that catchy song out of your head (hint: The British National Anthem 'God Saves The Queen' might do the trick).

Here's everything you need to know about the science behind earworms.

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