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25 Of Cinema's Catchiest Earworms
AKA 'Damn you, The Lego Movie, damn you'

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According to The Lego Movie's super-catchy theme tune, 'Everything Is Awesome!!!'. In fact: "Everything is awesome / Everything is cool when you're part of a team / Everything is awesome, when we're living our dream / Everything is better when we stick together / Side by side, you and I gonna win forever, let's party forever / We're the same, I'm like you, you're like me, we're all working in harmony." And because these words will remains in our heads for the rest of time, here are 24 other examples of cinematic earworms that will never, ever go away. Enjoy!

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‘EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!’

From: The Lego Movie (2014)

Tegan and Sara (and The Lonely Island crew) might be the face of the song, but you’d have to blame three kinda-sorta unknowns – Shawn Patterson, Joshua Bartholomew and Lisa Harriton – for coming up with it. Perhaps you should also point a finger (or just a curved plastic hand claw) at its producer, Mark Mothersbaugh. Find them all on Twitter, then shower them with praise, before setting up a Lego shrine in a feeble hope that the catchier than catchy chorus will, one day, leave you in peace. N.B. It won’t.
 

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21 Oompa Loompa
...a special mention for the Family Guy one as well, "What do you do when you're stuck in a chair? Finding it hard to go up and down stairs," More

Posted by bradcam72 on Wednesday October 17, 2012, 12:34

22 The Pearl and Dean music!
all together now: "dah dah, dah dah, dah dah, dadah, dadadah, dah dah dadah dadah dah.. DAH" More

Posted by jameswhaleofatime on Wednesday October 17, 2012, 12:27

23 EOTT and TGE
I felt that The Karate Kid and TBOTRK were similar to both of those -- though they are undoubtedly huge earworms -- so if I get the time I'll add them on Thursday (I'm away today). As for Cap, I wanted something new on the list, as a lot of it was very nostalgic (ironic, considering the song's nature...) More

Posted by Ali Plumb on Wednesday October 17, 2012, 07:49

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Oompa Loompas predicted the fake tan epidemic way back in 1971, who knew? I'm more partial to Underground from Labyrinth myself with the gospel choir that kicks in midway through, one of David Bowie's forgotten songs that should have been a bigger hit in 1986. More

Posted by BenTramer on Wednesday October 17, 2012, 02:23

25
Errm Eye of the Tiger and The Great Escape are probably the best examples wonder why they weren't on their and Captain America was. More

Posted by andybobbins87 on Tuesday October 16, 2012, 23:18

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The Disney Club theme the soldiers sing in Full Metal Jacket always gets stuck in my brain for days on end: M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E... More

Posted by SDHoneymonster on Tuesday October 16, 2012, 20:10

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