Everyone knows the feeling of having a song stuck in your head. Once it starts it can be hard to make it go away. But the ultra-catchy tunes that stay lodged in your brain for hours are different. I’m talking about the dreaded earworm. These are the irresistible melodies and musical figures that you can’t help but hum under your breath. But what are earworm hooks exactly? How do they work and how can you write one?

In this article, I’ll explain what an earworm is and six strategies to create your own.

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