How can I get rid of an annoying mid-run earworm?
It’s hard to enjoy your workout while ‘ Who Let the Dogs Out?’ plays on loop in your brain. Unfortunately, running creates an environment in which earworms can flourish: you don’t need to expend much cognitive effort, which leaves your mind susceptible to musical parasites. Try running to a playlist you enjoy, with the volume low enough to hear what’s going on around you. If you prefer to run
sans audio, have go-to songs you can sing yourself (aloud or just mentally) until they take over. – Dr Ira Hyman, lead author of a 2013 study on earworms