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The Dress Circle: "Earworms" to share!

Earworms are nasty but are the songs we love to hate, and the term comes from the German name ohrwurm, which, oddly enough, translates as earworm.  For some reason, when we hear them, we can’t seem to get them out of our heads even months later.  Of course, that doesn't mean that we won't spend an hour "sharing" some of these songs that we love to hate on this week’s Dress Circle (7/11 7:00 p.m.).   We’ve got songs from some well-known shows and films such as “Wicked,” “Frozen,” “The Book of Mormon,” and “An American Tale,” to lesser-known scores for “How to Eat Fried Worms,” “Inside U.S.A.,” “Pardon My English,” and “Hard Times.”                                                

Some of the songs we know will be sticking with you after this program are "Popular," "Hello," "So-Long, and Thanks for All the Fish," and more.  Whether you call them earworms, brainworms, sticky music, or even stuck song syndrome, earworms can be devilishly fun tortures that will stay with you for months.

Oh, and if any of them truly get stuck, try chewing gum; it’s supposed to get rid of them.

Michael is program host and host of the WWFM Sunday Opera, Sundays at 3 pm, and co-host of The Dress Circle, Sundays at 7 pm.
Ted Otten is co-host of The Dress Circle