Monday, December 06, 2004
It's Earworm Time! 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
Pop on over to 3hive today if you get a chance, and listen to "Whistler's Delight (full version)" by DJ Riko, a clever remix of nearly two dozen songs that have incorporated whistling, whether intro, outro, or somewhere in between. Lest you think it a sheer exercise in twee, DJ Riko's piece starts out with a thumping remix of Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers" whistle-break (which is strikingly similar to the the guitar solo break in Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' "French Song" from 1983, but that's another story) and segues into the Bangles' piping from "Walk Like and Egyptian."

Hey, any song that manages to meld Bernard Herrmann's "Twisted Nerve" (from Kill Bill Vol. 1) with the Theme from the Andy Griffith Show has got to be worth the download. If you think one catchy tune is hard enough to get out of your head, try 22.