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@Marcel: Nah, one-hit wonder refers to an artist that only has one hit. A One-day-fly (or "døgnfluga" in Faroese) is a song (or an act or pretty much any hit or fad) that only last for a very short while. The macarena, for example, was not a one-day-fly as it lasted quite a while whereas many now forgotten things probably were.


I often heard english people say ear-wyrm. Either I misheard or they named the extreme version sticking in your head for months. I heard it a few times in german trains, teamspeak or as topic of some students in town. (Living in germany)
Btw Ephemeroptera rules, its more epic! Eintagsfliege is such a boring word in my opinion and if you say it out of context everyone thinks about the insect.

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A great man is always willing to be little—R. W. Emerson
It is not enough to be industrious, so are the ants. What are you industrious for?— H. D. Thoreau


Also checkout http://earwurm.com, a website where you can share earworms with others!


I thought the english 'equivalent' for "Eintagsfliege (One-day-fly)" is called 'One-hit wonder'?


Great word, I've always liked it!

In portuguese: música-chiclete (chewing-gum-song), because it sticks, it has a lot of flavor at first and become quickly insipid, like the old gums...

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