earworm (plural earworms)
- A tune that is stuck in one's head, especially as unwanted or repetitive.
2009, Steve Goodman, “1971: The Earworm”, in Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear, MIT Press, →ISBN, page 147:
- A commonly cited species within memetics, the earworm is the catchy tune that you cannot get out of your head, the vocal refrain, the infectious rhythm or the addictive riff
catchy tune that gets stuck in one's head