There are lots of events that cause songs to be stuck in my head. It's probably because advertisers want to catch the attention of a certain ahem generation that they've been using a lot of songs from the 60s and 70s as background to whatever they are promoting. That doesn't bother me so much because I like to think everytime I hear a favorite song on a commercial or on the loudspeakers at the grocery store, some matured rocker is raking in some royalties. So, no that doesn't bother me.
What bugs the guano out of me though (term borrowed from a news report about a bat interupting a basketball game) is when the advertiser only plays a few short bars of the music. Makes me crazy! Even though I knew immediately what the song was the first time I heard the commercial...I couldn't remember the artist. Good ol' YouTube...my music buddy and pal...reminded me that I'd seen this song performed in concert by Creedence Clearwater Revival in Miami...oh...probably in 1970 or so.
Of course, once I identified the group then I couldn't remember what the commercial was. That happens a lot because I don't care what the commercial is and generally speaking we can't reach the remote control fast enough to halt the assault on the consumer. Good ol' google...my general information and nonsense seeking buddy and pal. Turns out there is a forum on John Fogerty's (CCR lead singer) website talking about this song.
This actually feels like a great way to kick off what is sure to be an intensely busy week which is always easier to handle with a great beat in my head.