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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

That Song is Driving Me Crazy! If Only I Could Unhear It!

You know when you get a song stuck in your head, and no matter what you do you can't get it out? And how awful it is? Yeah, I hate that too. Which is why I love this site: Unhear It.

Designed to get that annoying song out of your head by playing a different song, Unhear It delivers a selection of music they claim is "equally annoying" as the song that's stuck in your head in the first place. The site pulls in songs from SoundCloud, so it's legal to listen, and you can share your experience via social networks, so it's fun.

"We created this site for those of you that have a song stuck in your head and you can't get it out no matter what you do. Using the latest techniques in reverse-auditory-melodic-unstickification technology, we've been able to allow our users to "unhear" songs by hearing equally catchy songs."

One potential pitfall: the songs played by Unhear It do such a good job at getting a song out of your head that they tend to get others stuck in there. Case in point, my most recent selection, the Macarena. Screen reader users please note that the site comes up playing a random song, press space on the first button of the Flash player to stop it.

Click this link to visit http://unhearit.com.

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