earworm

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ear·worm

 (îr′wûrm′)
n.
2. A melody or a portion of a piece of music that is involuntarily repeated in one's mind.

[Sense 2, translation of German Ohrwurm, earwig, (musical) earworm : Ohr, ear + Wurm, worm.]

earworm

(ˈɪəˌwɜːm)
n
(Pop Music) informal an irritatingly catchy tune
[C20: from German Ohrwurm earwig]
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HELP is at hand for people who are driven crazy because of Stuck Tune Syndrome.
It should be noted that Stuck Tune Syndrome is catching - a song can be "transferred" to someone else just by humming a few bars.