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Girl to Girl Talk: How Do You Get That Song Out of Your Head?

How do you get mainstream songs out of your head?

Someone in the Middle School Forum asked this question, which is a great one considering I am a musician. The person was not only asking the question, but also answered it herself by mentioning that you can listen to worship right after and/or pray. Great advice!

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We all like to listen to different types of music, generally, and of course as believers we want to listen to music that glorifies God and fills our spirit up with good, positive words. There ARE times when you’ll be flipping through the radio stations or your iPod and you may find yourself humming a secular tune that maybe isn’t so good to keep repeating, amen? Maybe it is a song with gratuitous cursing, sexuality, or derogatory towards women. What do you do AFTER the song is already stuck in your head?

Sometimes songs just stick in your head and you cannot get them out of your mind—what do you do then? Well, first and foremost, I agree with the Project Inspired girl who wrote on the Girl Talk forum. You should transform your mind by reading God’s Word or listening to worship if you are really stuck and sick of the song in your head. Next, pray and ask God to remove it. Another idea is to hum a different tune or a completely different song. Sometimes when I want to remove a certain song or melody from my mind, I just sing a completely different style of music.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)

If we want to get a certain lyric, harmony or melody out of our head, we must try and change what we are currently thinking. As mentioned, you can listen to a new track, read a verse and so forth, or if you simply can’t get the tune out of your memory, then you can change it up and make the secular track a worshipful track! I have done this with a lot of popular songs like Katy Perry’s “Roar,” Rihanna’s “We Found Love” and Iggy’s “Fancy.” I changed them to Christian/gospel lyrics. Click here to listen.

Tips for Removing a Song From Your Mind

  • Pray, read God’s Word: The Bible says don’t try and copy the world, but “be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
  • Try and listen to worship or a different song: This helps to change up the harmony and melodic patterns of the music, which will break the cycle of it continuously repeating in your mind.
  • If all else fails, make up your own song: Create your own “Christi’s Cover” or gospel version of a mainstream song. Maybe the beat is good or you like the music, but maybe the message is negative or harmful. Change the song by creating positive lyrics. Hey, it’s a fun activity and it will help you change your mind.

 

Do YOU have any recommendations for getting mainstream music out of your mind? Comment below!

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3 Comments

  1. Lova

    Posted by Lova on October 28, 2014 at 07:41

    This happens to me everyday, thanks for the good advice.

  2. AnnaPotter

    Posted by AnnaPotter on October 28, 2014 at 03:49

    I’ve actually found a great way to get songs out of my head. Here it is. Generally when you get a song stuck in your head it’s because you didn’t listen to the whole song. Maybe you stopped listening to it some where in the middle. I’ve found that when you don’t listen to an entire song that it’s eaiser to get suck in your head. I think it’s because when you brain doesn’t hear the completion of a song it just keeps repeating it. So if you have a song stuck in your head first go and listen to the entire song or just the ending that helps. Then also choose a different song that you like. This one though only listen to half of and it will probably get stuck in your head. But I don’t know I think songs that you like are easier to get out if your head. So yeah sorry this is really long.

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by saraileft on October 27, 2014 at 15:50

    Oh my gosh ! This always happens to me . In my high school they always play music during lunch and they always get stuck in my head . Especially the song rude.