The Song Billy Gibbons Cannot Listen To Anymore
Sometimes, a song sticks to one’s head, and they cannot get rid of it. That specific track plays all over again inside their minds and never fades away. After a while, it has the potential to become an annoyance for some. This is a common phenomenon named involuntary musical imagery. Yet, there are still plenty of ways to get that song out of one’s mind.
According to a 2016 study, chewing some gum, listening to the song all the way to its end, looking for another music piece to listen to, doing a puzzle, or just simply letting it go helps a lot. However, it seems Billy Gibbons has difficulty getting a song out of his mind, and he can’t stand to hear it anymore.
What Song Does Billy Gibbons Want To Get Out Of His Head?
On July 25, 2022, Billy Gibbons joined the Guardian to reveal his ‘honest playlist.’ The playlist featured the first song Gibbons remembered listening to, his guilty-pleasure song, the song he knew every lyric to, the music piece the musician wanted to be played at his funeral, and the song he could no longer listen to.
When it came to the particular song that gave him a hard time extracting from his mind, Gibbons stated there were plenty of them. However, the first one that came into the musician’s mind was Tony Orlando and Dawn’s 1973 song ‘Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.’ The guitarist revealed that he failed to get it out of his mind despite a considerable effort.
Here is what Billy Gibbons told the Guardian:
“There are plenty of unwanted songs that stick in my head. At the moment, it’s ‘Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree’ by Tony Orlando and Dawn, despite efforts to lose it.”
So, it seems the song ‘Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree’ played over and over in Billy Gibbons’ head and ended up becoming an ‘earworm.’ Although Gibbons admits he tried desperately to banish it, his futile efforts made him not want to listen to the song anymore.
Below, you can listen to Tony Orlando and Dawn’s song ‘Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree.’