I don’t know if you listen to RadioLab, but they recently did an episode on the phenomenon of getting songs stuck in your head. They called it “earworms.” Well, they asked listeners to call in and talk about their earworms and techniques to eradicate them. The interesting thing to note is that the majority of people sang their earworms in the correct key, without a reference pitch. Listen for yourself: Earworms
From one of my favorite mixing books, The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook, I found an excerpt called Magic Frequencies.
Happy Labor Day!