Think You May Have Bieber Fever? Find Out and Find a Cure
Justin Bieber is the new teen boy singing sensation for the Hannah Montana generation. He has all the looks of our past and precious Aaron Carter; paired with the moves and swag of a young Chris Brown. His songs are played on the radio constantly and not just on Radio Disney, but on every pop station out there.
Because of his national fame, it is completely understandable if you have a few Bieber tunes stuck in your head and even if you have memorized a few choruses. This happens when you’ve heard songs on the radio a few times or even if you’ve seen a couple videos. But are you feeling a little guilty for crushing on a 16-year-old pop star? Maybe you have more than just a couple of choruses memorized. These may be signs that you have been struck by Bieber fever! You don’t just want to write this off and think it will pass. You want to know for sure if you are dealing with this fever. So if you’re having symptoms and you need to get a diagnosis, this article is for you.
Symptoms of Bieber Fever:
Symptom One: You match songs with real-life situations- You’re in the bathroom brushing your teeth and thinking about your non-existent love life, and the lyrics to “Somebody To Love” come flowing out between brush strokes.
Symptom Two: You’ve memorized dance Moves- You’re able to imitate most of the dance moves from music videos.
Symptom Three: You’re having dreams about him (or his videos)- You’ve day-dreamed about being in the bowling alley and having the boy of your dreams (or even Bieber) compete in a dance-off for your affections. Well then, you’re definitely thinking of the “Baby” music video he made, but the real issue is that you’re dreaming about it.
Symptom Four: Songs are constantly in your head!- Your friends or family have become annoyed with you for singing his song(s) over and over again.
Symptom Five: You bought his new album- If you’ve downloaded his songs from iTunes, you’re willing to spend money on Bieber, which makes him valuable to you.
Symptom Six- His songs are on repeat- Not only have you downloaded his entire new album, but you don’t have the urge to change the song when it’s come on for the one-hundredth time.
Symptom Seven: You’re a Facebook fan- Have you frequently visited his MySpace and Facebook pages? Maybe you’ve even “liked” them. Not as extreme as a fansite member, but still significant.
Symptom Eight: Member of the fansite- Enough said.
Symptom Nine: His face is on your belongings- You’ve bought a t-shirt with his face plastered on the front. Maybe it’s not a shirt; maybe it’s a desktop background full of his pictures or a notebook with fifty pictures of his face on it.
If you have two or more of these symptoms, then you definitely have Bieber fever. But now that you know, let’s learn how to cure this. This will not be an easy process, but it’s worth it to gain your dignity back!
Five-Step Plan to Breaking Free of Bieber Fever:
Step One: Don’t go cold turkey - Don’t go deleting all his songs off you’re iPod; you’re just going to re-download them when you miss them (which you will). So start by deleting the songs that are not as important to you. This will leave a select few for you to enjoy.
Step Two: Play the songs over and over again - This may sound counter-intuitive, but think about it. The best way to start hating a song is to overplay it until you can’t stand it anymore.
Step Three: No more videos - You can’t erase the memories of the old videos from your head, but don’t watch any of the future videos Bieber makes. Watching these will only make you miss him even more.
Step Four: “Unlike” his fan pages - You don’t need to torture yourself with anymore updates about his upcoming tours or mall appearances, so just end the notifications.
Step Five: Give up the merchandise! - Pack all your Bieber collectibles and give them (don’t sell them!) to your eight-year-old cousin who is allowed to be Bieber-crazed. This may sound hard at first, but when you’re sick of his songs and no longer keeping up with his every move, it’ll be much easier.
Now that you have the steps to fight Bieber fever, begin today! The earlier the better. Remember this process will not be easy, so allow someone to hold you accountable. Don’t become discouraged when you enjoy re-playing his songs a million times at first. Reading this article was the first step on the path to being free from Bieber fever and with others by your side, you WILL stick to the five-step plan to freedom.
Keep me posted on your status and discuss with others about how you are doing. Post any questions you have. I will be more than willing to help you overcome this “illness.”
Welcome to the start of a new, Bieber-free life!