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I Can Hear Music In My Head

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    All My Favorite Songs...

    ...are forever playing in my head. The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, The Doors, Hendrix, Richie Blackmore. The list goes on and on. I think I would go absolutely bonkers if it ever went quiet. How do other people do it? "Beware the man not moved by music, for he has no soul...
    cigarsmoker8 cigarsmoker8 36-40, M Jul 23, 2013

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    I Hear Music When Water Is Running Or a Fan Is On

     This happens 100% of the time when I've gone a night or two without sleep, and sometimes when I'm really stressed or exhausted. I hear music, a very particular set of songs, playing loudly in "the other room". The playlist are songs that played over and over again...
    MarieStu MarieStu 26-30, F 38 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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    Who needs a radio when u got your own set of

    recorded songs in your head!
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 16-17, F Aug 25, 2014

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    Your lipstick stain is a work of art,

    I got your name tattooed in an arrow heart!
    trouble131 trouble131 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Shuffle.

    I'm constantly hearing some tune in the back of my head to set my pace to. It's probably because I take time to absorb music everyday. So I always have bits and parts of songs floating through my head. It shows the most when I'm doodling. A lot of my doodles turn out to be lyrics...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2011

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    I hear this music playing

    when I know everything is turned off >< it's like a woman is chanting and dogs are softly barking in the back and suspenseful music, that steady tone of music. It never changes the tempo it's just the same 6-10 notes. I don't know but I hear it like its in my ears. It's kind...
    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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    WOW i just found this thread

    and this is a thing i only noticed recently, granted i read up and practice a lot of lucid dreaming and stuff so i figured it was just some type of 'side effect' but I DO NOT want this to continue please does anyone know how to make this stop?? Because it's not in my head really...
    idontwantthisatallplease idontwantthisatallplease 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    Is It Possible ...

    Well, it is a first for me but for the last week, I've noticed that when the fan in my room runs, I can swear I hear very faint music.  I can even "hear" a DJ talking sometimes but can't make anything out of any of it other than that I find it rather annoying.  When I turn off...
    wannabeakiwi2 wannabeakiwi2 51-55 7 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    I Have The Wrong Man'S Gift.

    People do what they have to, what they want to, what they love to, and very occasionally, someone has a real gift for it, but also, very occasionally, people have the wrong gift.I am a mathematician, i never learned to play an instrument, despite showing real talent at piano, it...
    MrWinstonSmith MrWinstonSmith 22-25, M 2 Responses May 26, 2013

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    About My Love Of The Life Name Ankit

    my name is Ashitu , i m in a long distance relationship with Ankit since 7 months since 5 yrs i mean since our friendship only we have not seen each other...its a long distance relationship but he never let me felt that i m in a long distance relationship...always supported me...
    ashitu ashitu 22-25, F Sep 16, 2013

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    Its Great

    I started to listen music inside my head when I had an anxiety dissorder mixed with OCD and then I recieved treatment because I used to hear voices inside my head, but after treatment those voices converted to music, and its GREAT to hear all the time music, Its like having your...
    mccintosh mccintosh 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 3, 2012

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    Music In My Head

    Ok, this is kind of hard to explain, but when I want to I can hear original music in my head - with the instrumentation of an orchestra or band or whatever. I can control it, but sometimes the harmonies just come to me. It's so weird. Maybe everyone does it, who knows. :D ~M~
    sondosia sondosia 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 14, 2007

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    I Love It

    I love it hearing a song or making one up. I can hear it when I'm working some times people think im talkin to myself but I'm really singin. it the best! So keep a song in your heart and sing along
    Un4given Un4given 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2007

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    All Right Shut Up

    It's a constent music. sometimes it isnt music i've heard before. or if I have I catch myself singing. I normally dont fall asleep because of it.
    shelleyrenee727 shelleyrenee727 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2007

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    Classical Music Eclipses Annoying Tinnitus

    I have tinnitus and experienced gradual loss of hearing in both ears.  Recently, I heard music and asked my wife if she too heard it.  She didn't and I guess it is in my head.  It is mostly classical and plays endlessly.  Early this morning when fully awake I heard...
    Silhi Silhi 66-70, M May 12, 2010

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    It only stops when I am meditating

    or asleep. Although, it plays in my dreams as well, sometimes. Lately, I've had musicals in my head.
    AlwaysNastasya AlwaysNastasya 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Deafness And Musuc Sounds

    Back in Sept 2010, i began hearing sounds like lawn blowers, or chain saws when nothing was happening out side. then it seemed like i was always hearing music from the alarm clock. I had started losing my hearing when i was 30, and am 46 now. But, for the last 5 months, the...
    blwclark blwclark 41-45 1 Response Jan 23, 2011

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    ~mon âme~ (my Soul)~Maestro~Your Love is

    the symphony of my lonely hearts sorrow in repose, the unwitting precociousness of a child's innocence I see in the reflection of your eyes as the elucidation of my happiness dances deep within.My heart flows with syncopationas it beats to the dancing windsof the ~Ruwach~ you...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F Jun 25

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    I finished my ACTs today

    while listening to Ok Go's Writing's on the Wall
    indigo286 indigo286 18-21, F Sep 28, 2014

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    Oh thank goodness. I was driving the other day

    by myself in the car and went to turn the radio down, because it was too loud and it was not on. Creepy....Glad I am not crazy also.
    carolstout carolstout 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2014

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    For about one year I have been hearing a series

    of about 7 songs every day, one being played each day constantly. It wakes me up and stops when I turn on my TV . I can also change the song to one that has not been played by simply singing it. Relieved and happy that I am not alone.
    francie29 francie29 66-70, F Jan 4

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    My Poor Friends And Family....

    Every time I write a new song I have a natural urge to share it with everyone. I can only imagine to some of my friends it's like, "Not another one! I can't spare the 4 minutes." So knowing that this is a possibility, I try very hard to write as catchy a song as I can create...
    AlaskanHero AlaskanHero 46-50, M Jul 23, 2013

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    Musicaphrenia?

    Wow- I know I am not alone.  So I really want to know how many of us have issue where having this "gift" is a hinderance or detriment. I have trouble focusing on my mudane help-desk job when melody whether "self" composed or Van Morisons Into the Mystic...
    wdamato wdamato 41-45 2 Responses Jun 26, 2009

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    All the Time

    I'm always hearing some song playing, and a lot of the time a phrase will trigger a song in me, but it's really weird when I make my own mixes. When I was in marching band, any night after a game I'd mix together In The Stone, Chameleon, Long Train Runnin' and Let's Groove...
    fitterhappiervelcro fitterhappiervelcro 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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    Answer Being Sung

    Whether it's a problem that I'm facing or if it's just me getting curious about things, I hear songs coming as answers to my questions. It's really strange, as if, somewhere deep inside me, I already know the answers... Sometimes this scares me a lot, but I've noticed that it...
    aferia aferia 18-21, F Apr 22, 2013

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    I Used to Think I Was Crazy....

    When I was very young, I remember hearing a bumping noise in my head all the time.  I would often ask friends and older family members if they heard it, but no one ever did. As I grew older I came to learn that what I was hearing was base. I can't quite  remember when...
    RobsRose RobsRose 31-35, F May 26, 2007

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    It's Part Of What I Am

    Since a child I have always had music in my head. So often it drowns out conversation. At social events, I find myself preoccupied by music that I either have already listened to or am making up in my head. Rhythms, chordal textures...it's always been there. I value it...
    duneytunes duneytunes 51-55, M 1 Response May 27, 2012

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    Musical Dreams

    Every now and then I have dreams that take the form of a musical. Those dreams are always incredibly colorful and fun. Too bad I can't remember how the music sounded when I wake up.
    SerenaDragonfly SerenaDragonfly 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2011

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    I Hear Music When I'm Tired

    When I'm tired - usually minutes before I fall asleep  - i sometimes hear music in my head. Otherwise I don't ever. I can evoke it at will when I'm tired and relaxed and turn it of at will too by getting out of bed for instance, but I never turn it off at will. I consider it...
    demollari demollari 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 7, 2007

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    The Music I Hear Is Of My Own Creation...

    I'm not particularly passionate about song-writing, but despite this, I am usually overwhelmed with constant musical creations that, once created, are quite difficult to replicate/remember. Those thousands of lost songs, they are like an ******, both fleeting and often leaving...
    projectjulio projectjulio 26-30 1 Response Sep 19, 2011

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    Always

    I'm always singing some song in my head, usually the really annoying ones seem to stick. I guess it's good cause it makes the voices stop.
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 36-40, M 19 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    I Enjoy It

    My weirdness to hear music in white noise started about three months ago. I haven't told any personal friends because I know they would think I'm weird and wouldn't understand it. As I type, I have a loop of a guitar solo going on in my left ear from the white noise of the fan...
    polishkatie polishkatie 41-45 2 Responses Aug 29, 2011

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    What Is It?

    The music fills the spaces between thoughts, sometimes It's something from the radio or something totally new.I don't want it to go away but I want to know whats causing it, if I am crazy or there is something wrong. It seems harmless.........
    MyLifeisMusic MyLifeisMusic 13-15 5 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    All the Time

    I wake up with songs in my head every day.  Everything from songs I love to the Brady Bunch song.  It's good for me being a musician.  I can play a song in my head very clearly, rewind, fast-forward, etc.  Or focus on the bassline.  The more familiar I am...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 5, 2007

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    First Time Here

    I hear music almost all of the time. It is the worst at night when I'm laying down to go bed and it is completely quiet. Most of the time it sounds like a mash up of several songs playing at once like youre changing the dial on a radio station. Sometimes there are songs I dont...
    Itson1 Itson1 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2012

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    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever 22-25, F Sep 27, 2014

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    Bewildered By The Amount Of Mind Musicians...

    So interesting to read all the mind music stories... delighted to have found this wee place. I have had this music in my head for as long as I can remember. The music changes as if prompted by my moods. Most days are fine - I can block or muffle it enough to get through the day...
    mindfullmusic mindfullmusic 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2013

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    This Is What Happens To Me

    So if I want to listen to a song I can just play it in my head I don't know how to explain it but I recall everything about the song perfectly, the music and voice sound exactly the same. I can also hear a songs I've never listen to before. sometimes I just let it play without...
    OshiCat OshiCat 18-21 Jan 30, 2013

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    I'm Not Alone

    i alawys hear music in my head sometimes it's awesome but somtiems it's annoying and it's the most random songs that i haven't heard in months or years or sometimes it's whats on the radio that day
    bacongristle bacongristle 16-17, M 5 Responses May 25, 2007

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    White Noise

    i think it's music i hear. i'm always hearing something. i don't notice it until it stops, then i'm looking around to see who turned off the radio. i have actually went searching for the noise thinking i left a tv or radio on, and found nothing. i think it's weird. i don't mind...
    scooper scooper 26-30, F 86 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    When A Fan Is On

    If I turn a fan on anywhere, bathroom, kitchen, my dogs sound machine. I hear symphonies, hip hop, sometimes lyrics, sometimes not. I eventually learned it was "in my head". But for the longest time I was running around my apartment putting my ear up to walls saying "What are my...
    HitTheSaurusRecks HitTheSaurusRecks 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2011

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    Usually

    I memorize songs I love, and put them away in my mind for later use. I use these songs for entertainment, to cope with situations I don't like, to lift up my mood, and more. I usually replay certain parts of songs and jump around. I don't just remember the lyrics; I remember most...
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F Oct 10, 2013

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    Music makes me feel amazing,

    like I could be the singer, the drummer, the rockstar, the verse and the chorus. // I grew up to music. I've sung, written, performed, won, lost and recorded music. I dance to music!!!
    urrrrrrrrguts urrrrrrrrguts 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9, 2014

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    In My Head

    When I hear a song over and over, then it'll be stuck in my head.  Not a bad thing :)  I guess, I like the song alot and my brain keeps playing it instead.  :P
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 29, 2011

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