It's gotten to the point that I'm very conscious of it. It's started to drive me crazy.
I wake up in the morning and I'll have a song in my head. Usually it's a song that I'll have listened to a few days back, and it'll sit there replaying itself for days on end, until it's replaced by some other song. Sometimes its three or four songs on shuffle.
Of late, I've wondered if I'm not wasting 'brain cycles' on this crap, because I'll feel fatigued towards the end of the day the same way one would if he's been listening to music on the stereo or earphones for a long enough period of time. Besides, I eventually get sick of songs I liked at one point, because of the constant replaying.
Earlier it used to be part of the background, apparently not interfering with my day to day activities. I could be doing some pretty deep thinking, and once I'd finish with the task at hand I'd realise that the song had been playing on in the background the whole time. Now that I'm so much more conscious of it, I'll try and stop the music, but then I forget about it and it returns after a while. How annoying.
I used to think that life would be pretty boring if there were complete silence. Now I wouldn't mind if the constant music were replaced by crickets chirping or tumbleweed rolling around in my head.
I'm seriously considering taking up meditation or something.
Can anyone else relate to my problem? Would this be considered normal?