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Ear Worm: Top 15 Songs Stuck In Parents’ Heads

Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dad.

Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog…

You while in the bank drive-thru: Hog dog, hot dog, hog diggity dog it’s a brand new day what’cha waitin’ for…

While in the shower: Whooooo lives in a pineapple under the sea?

While in a boring work meeting: There’s an animal in trouble out there!

Never ends.

In some kind of warped tribute to the song creators of children’s programming, my brain is a jukebox of cartoon horror.

Sometimes I’ll be singing something for minutes before I realize what’s going on and stop myself. Five minutes later I’m at it again.

They call it ear worm; when a song is so catchy you can’t stop singing it. I don’t even know if these songs are catchy anymore because, I gotta figure, anyone hearing this stuff as often as I do has no choice but to sing them in the car, in the shower, in your sleep. The worst offender is Spongebob, who I actually happen to love the most. Adorable little rascal.

Below you’ll find the 15 ear wormiest songs. I printed the wormiest parts of the songs, not necessarily the chronological lyrics. Brace yourselves, though. You could be singing these little ditties until your kids are in high school.

What kids’ song do you find yourself singing at the strangest moments?


  • Spongebob Squarepants 1 of 15
    Spongebob Squarepants
    Whoooooo, lives in a pineapple under the sea...Spongebob Squarepants, Spongebob Squarepants, Spongebob Squarepants, SPONGEBOOOOOB SQUAREPAAAAANTS.
    Photo credit: capitalpediatrics.com
  • The Wonder Pets 2 of 15
    The Wonder Pets
    The phone. The phone is ringing... There's an animal in trouble out there...Wonder Pets, Wonder Pets We're on our way...
    Photo credit: starpulse.com
  • The Fresh Beat Band 3 of 15
    The Fresh Beat Band
    Nananananana let's go bananas...
    Photo credit: happymomblogger.wordpress.com
  • The Backyardigans 4 of 15
    The Backyardigans
    We've got the whole wide world in our yard to explore! We always find things we've never seen before! That's why every day we're back for more! We're your friends, the Backyardigans!
    Photo credit: zap2it.com
  • Dora the Explorer 5 of 15
    Dora the Explorer
    D-d-d-d-d Dora, Dora, Dora the explorer! Lets go! Jump in! Vomanos You can lead the way-hay! Swiper no swiping, Swiper no swiping, Swiper no swiping!
    Photo credit: zap2it.com
  • Backpack 6 of 15
    Backpack
    Backpack! Backpack! I'm a backpack loaded up with things and knick knacks too. Anything that you might need I got inside for you.
    Photo credit:
  • Map 7 of 15
    Map
    I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the map, I'M THE MAAAAAAP.
    Photo credit: deviantart.com
  • Go, Diego, Go 8 of 15
    Go, Diego, Go
    Ooooo Aaaah. Ooooo Aaahh. Deep inside the jungle where nature's running wild, coming to the rescue is a very special child. Diegooooooo oh oh oh... GO DIEGO GO! And Rescue pack! Comin' to the rescue!
    Photo credit: zap2it.com
  • Barney 9 of 15
    Barney
    I love you and you love me, we're a happy family. With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you, won't you say you love me too?
    Photo credit: celebnmusic247.com
  • Bubble Guppies 10 of 15
    Bubble Guppies
    Bub bub bubble gup gup guppies! Bubble bubble bubble guppy guppy guppies! Bubble! Bubble! Guppy! Guppies!
    Photo credit: sixprizes.com
  • The Wheels On The Bus 11 of 15
    The Wheels On The Bus
    The wheels on the bus go round and round FOREVER.
    Photo credit: singalongwithme.com
  • Jake and the Neverland Pirates 12 of 15
    Jake and the Neverland Pirates
    Yo Ho! Yo Ho! Let's Go! Let's Go!
    Photo credit: disneyjunior.ca
  • Chugga Chugga Soul 13 of 15
    Chugga Chugga Soul
    Chugga Chugga Psh Chugga Chugga Ah. All aboard the choo choo train, all aboard the choo choo train, all aboard, all aboard.
    Photo credit: amazon.com
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 14 of 15
    Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
    Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog it's a brand new day whatcha waitin' for? Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity doooog, hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog!
    Photo credit: airopen.blogspot.com
  • Call Me Maybe 15 of 15
    Call Me Maybe
    Hey I just met you and this is crazy. But here's my number. So call me maybe?
    Photo credit: spin.com

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