“Name That Tune” yep, Every day I’m shufflin’

Why, oh why wasn’t I born 20 years earlier? I would have rocked out the old “Name That Tune” game show. Host Tom Kennedy and I would have undoubtedly been best friends.

I’m a material girl, after all. I’d find a way to spend those Benjamins. Money can’t buy me love but it sure make things easier. Ok, I’ll lay off the lyrical puns

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Alas I missed my shot, and a talent that would have been a cash cow is now just a nifty little party trick commonly used for my family’s amusement.

Here’s the trick: There are very few songs I can’t sing word for word. I don’t just mean the chorus, I mean every little word. It’s magic.

Classic Rock, 80s and 90s Pop Rock, Heavy Metal, Jam Bands, Country … you name it, I can sing along with it. Sometimes I even surprise myself. It doesn’t matter if I’ve heard it once or 1,000 times, you can bet I know every word. It makes me a real super freak.

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This goes way beyond an ear worm, y’all. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s basically a song that gets stuck on repeat in your head long after you hear it. Ear worms love catchy tunes by Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber (insert other Pop artists here) or children’s songs.

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As you know those with Bipolar have obsessive thoughts but this goes way beyond that, too. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has been associated with Bipolar but I don’t think that explains it either. Again we’re not talking about the same song repeatedly, I’m talking about thousands of songs. They cue themselves up with the first note or guitar riff.

What causes this? I haven’t been able to find a definitive answer. Some say the ability to remember song lyrics is an indicator of a high IQ.

Yep, I like that explanation. I’ll go with that one.

Regardless of what causes it, I’m pretty sure of one thing – my Bipolar creativity has a role to play. My brain works in mysterious ways and I’m stoked about that.

Here’s a little ear worm food for you:

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Baby …
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round
You spin me right round, baby
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round

You’re welcome and thank you, thank you very much …

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