For as long as I can remember, music has played almost constantly in my mind. It’s been a welcome, constant companion. Well, mostly; sometimes a song I don’t like will play in there and I can’t shake it. But otherwise the biggest problem I have with the radio station in my head is trying to keep myself from humming along. People look at me funny when I do that.
The best thing about the radio station in my head is that I never know what I’m going to get. Other radio stations say they play the most variety. I say pshhh, just tune into my head. This Glenn Miller tune has been playing there a lot lately.
But not long ago, this powerful song by heavy-metal band Iron Maiden was in heavy rotation.
Sometimes songs pop into my head seemingly out of nowhere. I hadn’t thought about this Kenny Loggins song in 20 years, but it played in my mind for the better part of a week not long ago.
The radio station in my head takes requests. I bought the new CD by The Black Keys recently and have been listening to it in the car. This, my favorite song on the disc, was promptly placed in rotation.
Sometimes the craziest things will spin through my mind. Not long ago, this musical Warner Brothers cartoon played over and over.
This 1960s game-show theme is a recurrent, which is radio lingo for music that never seems to drop off the playlist. Darn good thing I like this bouncy, jazzy little number.
Because my sons play lots of video games, sometimes the music from them gets stuck in my head. My youngest son has been playing classic Sonic the Hedgehog games lately, and so lately my mind has been playing this music from the Star Light Zone in the original Sonic game.
Usually when a new song pops into my mind, I go find it on YouTube and share it with all my Facebook friends. So far, nobody’s unfriended me because of it. I like to think it’s because the radio station in my head is worth listening to!
I’m a big Paul McCartney fan. I hear his music all the time in my mind. I deconstructed one of his songs once; read all about it.