Piano riff earworm
September 6, 2012 8:26 PM   Subscribe

Song with Piano Riff Stuck in Head and can't get it out.

Since I have OCD, I tend to get earworms that can stick in my head for freakishly long periods of time. This latest one is no exception. I heard it in a souvenir store, if that makes a difference...

Granted, I only heard the end, but is in a minor key, chords played on a piano. 4/4 tempo, one play of the chord per beat, a 4-bar riff. 1-2-3-4 and 2-2-3-4 are in one chord, 3-2-3-4 are the V in relation, and I'm not sure how I would describe 4-2-3-4, since I'm not near a piano at the moment, but it is a different chord. (Forgive me, I don't have perfect pitch!)

It very much sounds like Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop"...but it isn't.

It may have been sampled by a rap song.

It is not "Layla" or "Epic".

I know the description is vague...but any help in getting rid of this pesky earworm would be appreciated. :)
posted by Seeking Direction to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
Can you describe the movement of the melody (top note). Is it rising or falling on each beat?
posted by unSane at 8:37 PM on September 6, 2012

Response by poster: Actually, I figured it out..."Still D.R.E." by Dr. Dre of all things...
posted by Seeking Direction at 8:41 PM on September 6, 2012

Response by poster: No wait! It's actually "Two Weeks" by Grizzly Bear, which is very, very similar to the Dr. Dre song.
posted by Seeking Direction at 8:44 PM on September 6, 2012

Oh wow you're right, those two are surprisingly similar.
posted by Buckt at 8:52 PM on September 6, 2012

And apparently this has been noticed before: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqCDPXF6P4c .
posted by Buckt at 8:53 PM on September 6, 2012

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