Why do I listen to the same over and over again?

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alakazaam
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12 Mar 2013, 11:10 pm

I have a tendency to listen the same song over and over again. If I find a song that I like, I will listen to it for hours while browsing the internet. I believe I have aspergers as I've done some research on it. My dads friends is also a professional and he said he believes from the symptoms I described that I am aspie. I try to stop, but I find myself refreshing the music video without control. Is this a symptom of aspergers and does anybody have the same problem?



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12 Mar 2013, 11:21 pm

I do the same, especially if I'm fond of the song. I always thought it was a normal thing to do.



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12 Mar 2013, 11:40 pm

I kind of do the same thing also with certain songs


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13 Mar 2013, 12:07 am

I listen to the same song but not for hours and hours.


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13 Mar 2013, 12:08 am

I'll listen to the same song hundreds of times.


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13 Mar 2013, 12:11 am

I do this with some songs. Ave Maria is one I can listen to over and over and over again. Another is the vocal version of the theme song from the movie Charade.

Also, when I get a tune in my head, I may sub-vocalize it to myself over and over again for days or weeks. I distinctly remember in high school singing Paul Revere and The Raiders song, Burn Like A Candle over and over for weeks but so quiet nobody could hear me. I think the first song I really learned the words to doing this was Roger Miller's King of the Road. Oddly enough, the songs that I do this with are usually not ones that I listen to over and over and over again.



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13 Mar 2013, 12:12 am

alakazaam wrote:
I have a tendency to listen the same song over and over again. If I find a song that I like, I will listen to it for hours while browsing the internet. I try to stop, but I find myself refreshing the music video without control. Is this a symptom of aspergers and does anybody have the same problem?


Why is it such a problem for you? If it annoys anyone, just use headphones.

I do that too when I'm hooked on a song, but I don't view it as a problem. I play it over and over for hours while browsing. The last song I still play like that is Gangnam Style. Over and over. Until I don't crave it anymore.


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13 Mar 2013, 12:17 am

i guess it's not a problem for me lol but I my friend thought it's weird. I just wanted to see everybody's take on it.



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13 Mar 2013, 12:22 am

Okay then :)

I think it's very common for us to play it over and over, although young people can do that with or without ASD.

Once I played Macarena nonstop because somehow it helped me focus on the poem I was writing.


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13 Mar 2013, 12:28 am

I'm doing it right now. Maybe I alternate with another song or two by the same artist when I can't choose which is my absolute favorite at the moment. It's my only obsessive trait that I'm aware of. I wear headphones or listen in the car so nobody really knows I'm doing it. I've really gotten into dubstep lately with the beat/bass and no distracting lyrics.



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13 Mar 2013, 12:36 am

In the past I've listened to the following songs over and over and over ad infinitum. It's discussed so often here on WP it's probably an aspie trait.

1. Feelin' Stronger Every Day - Chicago
2. Love Bites - Def Leppard
3. Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In - The Fifth Dimension
4. Minute By Minute - Doobie Brothers
5. The Chain - Fleetwood Mac

There are also a few albums I listen to in their entirety very often.

1. Judas Priest - Unleashed in the East/Live In Japan
2. Scorpions - Love at First Sting
3. Peter Gabriel - Shaking the Tree
4. Zebra - Live
5. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814



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13 Mar 2013, 12:42 am

I discovered a song that I became fond of a hour ago. I am still fond of it lol



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13 Mar 2013, 12:53 am

I do that too. Only I don't listen to it for hours and hours but for days or weeks. Literally hundreds of times. I like it though. :)



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13 Mar 2013, 1:53 am

I do this alot!! Sometimes with just parts of songs if it makes me feel nice, just keep rewinding over and over.

Had only one song in my car stereo for the past week, gets played about 6 times to work and the same on the way home. :lol:

FTR - it's Please Stand Up by British Sea Power. The start of the song afterwards is very relaxing too, starts off with 'drape yourself in greenery, become part of the scenery', I love the imagery of that. Often hear that first line before hitting rewind



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13 Mar 2013, 3:14 am

I'll get stuck on about 3 or 4 songs at a time and listen to them more or less exclusively. Right now, that's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SoWQismC-M & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyRVlFzI ... 8C6818F76A & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tEcG9qpgUg and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mBa0civN5Y


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13 Mar 2013, 5:33 am

Urist wrote:
I'll get stuck on about 3 or 4 songs at a time and listen to them more or less exclusively. Right now, that's http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SoWQismC-M & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyRVlFzI ... 8C6818F76A & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tEcG9qpgUg and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mBa0civN5Y


I couldn't listen to any those songs. We differ in taste. I listen to rap and some pop.