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Been Around the World and I Just Realised...

While I'm on the topic of stupefyingly banal music--and I promise I'll get off it soon--there are two songs that epitomize to me the kind of mindless hook-mongering that exemplifies music scientifically marketed to people who basically don't like music.

I only ever hear these songs in grocery stores or similar commercial environments.  One goes:

Been around the world and I-yi-yi
I can't find my baby
Been around the world and I-yi-yi
I can't find my baby
Been around the world and I-yi-yi
I can't find my baby

It does that a lot.  I don't know any of the other words, though I've heard it a thousand times.

The other one goes:

Blah blah blah RE-alise what I just REalised
Blah blah blah RE-alise what I just REalised
Blah blah blah RE-alise what I just REalised

I have no idea what trite insight into her romantic life the singer has mistaken for a deep thought and I really can't imagine how it could be so compelling that it needs to be reiterated at such length.

Both of these melodies are characterized but what music nerds call repetitive stepwise or scalar motion.  That means that a a parrot could peck them out on the piano if you offered it a peanut.  I would give it two peanuts to play something else.
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