Why some songs stick to your head

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  • 1 They are associated with a memory

    Some songs play in the back of your head because they remind you of something that you did or has been done to you.

  • 2 They are associated with a person

    Some songs play in your head because they remind you of someone that you were thinking about.

  • 3 They are associated with a feeling

    Some songs play in the back of your head because they are connected to a feeling like sadness or happiness that you felt before.

  • 4 They are associated with a place

    Some of the songs that play in your head when you pass by a certain location are connected to that place in your head.

  • 5 Because you used to play it a lot

    Some songs return back to your memory because you used to play them a lot in the past. That happens to many people without even realizing it.

  • 6 You overheard them

    You might have overheard the song playing somewhere or heard someone humming it.

  • 7 You read part of the lyrics

    You might have read part of the lyrics somewhere which triggered the song to play in the back of your head.

  • 8 You saw something similar

    If the see something that reminds you of the clip of the song or the lyrics or even the music, you might bring the song from memory to hum it.

  • 9 You heard something similar

    If you hear a similar song, then that might be why it plays in the back of your head.

  • 10 The song is catchy

    The song might just be too catchy that you keep thinking about it and playing it in your head.