I've got the worst earworm of all-time going on right now. And only because it's only a 3-4 second part of a root beer jingle from a million years ago that is stuck in my head. And I can't remember the root beer brand or the tune that it borrowed from.
Here's the deal:
I think the jingle is from a commercial from the mid to late-70's. I don't recall if it was A&W, Barq's, Mug or some other brand of root beer. But the commercial had gangsters and molls and showgirls like something out of Guys and Dolls. And the only part of the lyric I can remember, the part that is currently stuck in my head, goes something like "Root beer, Mr. Shakes...". Sung by the showgirls or the molls or whomever while they were dancing around like flappers from the 1920's. The tune that is uses is just out of my reach too, but I think it was from a fairly famous show-tune or something. Gah.
It's maddening that I can't remember enough of the details to do a proper search for it. And believe me, I've tried. Even worse is wondering why this tiny bit of an un-remembered root beer commercial popped back into my brain after all this time. And got stuck there. Is this what a stroke is like?
Someone...please help me out here. Or put me out of my misery.