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    Music in Your Head While Riding? (sans Ipod)

    I typically do not ride with an IPod. But, songs often play in my head during rides. Last night I had “Tainted Love” (the Marilyn Manson version) going for a while and then “Dirty Deeds” by AC/DC.

    Does this happen to anyone else or do I just have a few screws loose? If so, what songs do you rock out to on rides (sans IPod)?
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    "Long Way to Go" by Railroad Earth rings quite a bit in my brain




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    During the TOWM, I had "Fireflies" by Owl City, on a loop in my head. it's my happy song. That, and Chili's, "Baby Back Ribs". That one went on until I almost lost my will to live, until I paid it forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoplea
    I typically do not ride with an IPod. But, songs often play in my head during rides. Last night I had “Tainted Love” (the Marilyn Manson version) going for a while and then “Dirty Deeds” by AC/DC.

    Does this happen to anyone else or do I just have a few screws loose? If so, what songs do you rock out to on rides (sans IPod)?
    All the time. I've tried once or twice to ride with an ipod, and I can't stand it. Lately, it's been Hall and Oates "You Make My Dreams."
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    I prefer show tunes...

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    the theme from Gilligan's Island

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    Yeah, I usually just sing the songs out loud when I'm riding alone, and I do have a screw loose. Today it was "Heaven and Hell" for the slow climbs and "Neon Knights" for the fast descents.
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    Due to my son and car rides (he only likes his music on) all I hear in my head is children songs. So my internal iPod plays:

    12 potato soup
    Farmer in the dell
    10 little monkeys sleeping in a bed
    etc

    Whats rather odd is it actually gets me pumped....?

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    haha jdpowers will relate - I have to ride with an iPod or else I start humming childrens songs when I ride, they're so damned catchy you can't help it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz
    I prefer show tunes...
    Wow. That just explains SO much.
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    Always. I always have the last song I heard stuck in my head. It's a curse. It's really awkward when I'm heading out on my bike to "shred" and I've got the Caillou theme song in my head because the TV was on for the kids before I left. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyharris
    haha jdpowers will relate - I have to ride with an iPod or else I start humming childrens songs when I ride, they're so damned catchy you can't help it.
    They are infectious and incurable; they are the viruses of the song world.

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    Yeah, I always used to have "C is for cookies" in my head when my daughter was young. At least she wasn't into Barney... I sometimes get that "There ain't no rest for the wicked" song by "cage the elephant" in my head when there's a tough climb.
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    10 little monkeys trying to ride their bikes,, one endos over right onto cactus spikes.. seriously,, if you're the only one out there,, why keep it in your head,, sing it

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    The one that I couldn't get out of my mind for a couple rides was the theme from Scooby Doo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLd
    Yeah, I always used to have "C is for cookies" in my head when my daughter was young. At least she wasn't into Barney... I sometimes get that "There ain't no rest for the wicked" song by "cage the elephant" in my head when there's a tough climb.
    Ugh... the alphabet song... I almost forgot about that one.. the horrors.

    A is for apple... apple.. apple
    B is for ball... ball.. ball...

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhairmike
    10 little monkeys trying to ride their bikes,, one endos over right onto cactus spikes.. seriously,, if you're the only one out there,, why keep it in your head,, sing it
    Hey, at least we'll be able to put riders to posters out there!

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    That's all I hear when I ride.

    I play music in my head too...usually something with a good beat.

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    So wrong but 'Prom Queen Dumpster Baby' (from the Family Guy Cartoon) was rolling w/my brain this past weekend at Gooseberry. yeikes!

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    My latest favorites: "I Cut Like a Buffalo" - The Dead Weather, "I Got Mine" - The Black Keys, "Wild International" - One Day as a Lion. I will start out with something like that, but eventually it drifts to really weird or random songs, or kids songs.

    I ride with my ipod most of the time, but I recently bought new headphones (Skullcandy), and they really cut out outside noise, which I don't like. I prefer to be able to hear cars, rattlesnakes, and other trail users.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pynis McDermott
    they really cut out outside noise, which I don't like. I prefer to be able to hear cars, rattlesnakes, and other trail users.
    I ride with just one earbud in, that way you hear what is going on and the music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdpowers
    Ugh... the alphabet song... I almost forgot about that one.. the horrors.

    A is for apple... apple.. apple
    B is for ball... ball.. ball...

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    Anything by Soundgarden...in the rock gardens

    Don't do the ipod on bike thing anymore, Rattlers and all! Sometimes I hear Soundgarden tunes in my head...90's, but hey I'm old!!!


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    Whatever you do, do NOT get this stuck in your head before a ride - it is torturous.

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    I always start with a good pre-ride listen to Abba's "Dancing Queen" and Michael Jackson's "Thriller", just so I make sure they get stuck in my head for the ride. By the end of the ride, it sounds like a Fatboy Slim remix in my head - something along the lines of "Thriller Queen" or some such mess.

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    Everyride has its own soundtrack. The mental playlist is usually selected by what mood i'm in/kind of day I've been having. Most morning rides include relatively mellow music in my head since i'm still waking up (grateful dead)....afterwork rides, hard, angry music since i usually get pissed off at some point during the day (pantera). Weekend rides usually have the best mental sound track with an eclectic mix...unless of course, there was a catchy tune on a TV commercial before I head out the door, in which case I'm cursed with that on constant repeat. Sometimes, when I know I have a tune in my head that I won't be able to bear for 2 hours, I'll intentionally grab my iPod so I can manually mix it up. However, there is the occasional day when even with my ipod playing in my ears, I still have a separate mental soundtrack playing.....those are the days when I think I may need some medication......hmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdpowers
    Ugh... the alphabet song... I almost forgot about that one.. the horrors.

    A is for apple... apple.. apple
    B is for ball... ball.. ball...
    I don't know if it was some subliminal message from reading this thread yesterday, but on my ride yesterday, I started with the last song I heard, and then gravitated towards the Fresh Beat Band's "We Had a Good Day." My 15 month old's new favorite show and a terrible knock off of the MM Club. I couldn't help but laugh at how I am a part of the evil children's song brainwashing that we allow our kids to be exposed to.
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    Most of the times i sing THE QUIERO PUTA by RAMMSTEIN.
    I usually sing it when I am riding downhill.

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    Here is what is stuck in my head when not using an iPod:

    Gretchanago by the Drapers

    Constant Flow by Pan Tingo

    The Lost Hills of Them there Black Hills by the There's Gold in Dem Hills Country Rock Band

    Irish Whiskey Delite by Santorini Island Banjo Gang
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