How and why do we get songs stuck in our heads?

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How and why do we get songs stuck in our heads?

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Our brains like patterns, and music is chock full of patterns, even if we don’t recognize them immediately. When a song gets stuck in your head, your brain is actively trying to break down the patterns, to the annoyance of itself. Which is why listening to the song sometimes help get it out of your head, because your brain can “get” the pattern after a listen or two.