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It's Hot Tonight

Have you ever been haunted by a song? You know, when you can't get the riff or lyrics out of your head?

The other day I had Alice Cooper's "It's Hot Tonight" going through my head so bad I was literally scratching the walls. The song wasn't driving me nuts in a bad way. No, I just had to learn the song on my husband's guitar.

Please believe I am not skilled at the guitar. I'm a functioning bass player - but guitar strings are closer together and that is hard! Still, I knew I wouldn't be able to sleep unless I sorted out at least the opening riff to "It's Hot Tonight."

I've had "It's Hot Tonight" going through my head off and on since seeing Alice Cooper live at Rock the Bayou. That song has a great riff! So, I panicked, got online and started hunting for tabs.

After playing the introductory riff repeatedly for about 45 minutes, I got it down. By "got it" I mean the song was recognizable. I'm not ready for my close-up or anything. Still, it was a triumphant little evening for me as I never play Eric's guitar. I'm pretty much a bass girl. Buy hey, you gotta branch out from time to time.

After I figured out the opening riff, I was set. The song was no longer haunting my every move. I wasn't humming the words in business meetings. Or at stop signs. Or in the grocery.

Have you ever been haunted by a song? What was your solution?

By the way, here's "It's Hot Tonight." Talk about a great song!

Reader Comments (5)

I usually get haunted by songs i dont like - once they get im my head its a nightmare to get rid - its usually crappy pop songs that do it.
September 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred6ixx
For whatever reason, Kid Rock's "Bawitaba" is ALWAYS in my head. I cant explain it.
September 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz they got millions of tabs. thousands of alice tabs. :)
September 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChey
YES! FUCK! I woke up this morning with "Public Enemy #1" in my head and now I've got the whole "when you're under the gun... " line running through my head along with that lame guitar line...

Don't get me wrong, I love Motley, but... dammit...
September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValentine
Everyday I have a music in my's weird....
I wake up every day at 6AM with my computer starting to play some of my 10.000 MP3 songs...trough entire day I catch myself singing one of that songs!!!!
September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLucas Serpa

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