I have the weirdest ear worms at the moment. I wake up and have some very strange tunes in my ear and I can't stop singing. I don't know what's wrong with me. Maybe I should see a doctor. Maybe I am going insane.
Today I am singing " I feel pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and gay" the whole time. It is getting a little annoying but I can't help myself.
Yesterday it was another weird song. I don't know why i remembered that song but it reminds me of my childhood. My Dad had a tape in his car and we listened to that tape all the time when we drove somewhere. I loved that tape although I am definitely not a fan of German schlager. The song is called "Da sprach der alte Häuptling der Indianer". The singer is Gus Backus and the funny thing is that he is an American but lived in Wiesbaden, Germany. He was in the US Army but became a very famous singer in Germany in the 60's. That's so funny.
The day before it was Elvis' "Muss i denn zum Städtele hinaus". Did you know that Elvis sang in German too? I mean, he lived in Germany for a while so it makes perfect sense. I love how he sings German with an American accent, it is so adorable. It always makes me smile.
Even The Beatles recorded some of their songs in German. I love the German version of "I want to hold your hand". Komm gib mir deine Hand...lalala. Or "Sie liebt Dich yeah yeah yeah" instead of "She loved you".
I love the fact that American artists recorded German versions of their songs. Usually it's the other way round. Everybody wants to be as English as possible. I love American and English music but I admire every German artist who sings in German. My heart will always be half German, half American. Or maybe 51% German. Haha.
I am realizing that talking about all those songs and listening to them again won't help me to get rid of my ear worms. But I don't think there is any way to get rid of them.
I am not sure how long David can stand listening to me constantly singing...we will see.
Do you have ear worms? I guess that's a normal thing, I just don't know why mine are always so weird.
Another weird one is "Marmor Stein und Eisen bricht". I talked about that song to David yesterday and I made the reckless assertion that every German knows the lyrics of that song, no matter how old you are. Am I right? I mean, that song is from 1965 but you still hear it everywhere. You can't escape it. And after 6 beers you sing it enthusiastically. My parents loved that song and played it at every party....the kids sang along, the grandparents, everybody....Hach, childhood memories.
I do realize that my post is pretty random today and I am sorry for making you listening to weird German songs. I need a beer. But at least you don't have to hear me singing. Which means you have an advantage over David.
Yesterday a pretty weird thing happened here. The ice-cream truck came to my neighborhood. (Eismann!). Not very special but the truck played Christmas songs. Is that normal? Do all the ice-cream trucks play songs like that? I remember that the German Eismann always had a very annoying bell (Ein Bällchen Engelblau, bitte.) but he did not play any songs. So America wins here. But why Christmas songs? I heard "Silent night" and "Jingle Bells" and I have to say that I am still confused.
Have a lovely weekend!