Every city has a few earworms — and St. Louis has several songs that served as background music to a childhood here or a ride down Highway Farty-Far toward Busch Stadium.

One of those songs "St. Louis A to Z" was launched on April 28, 1974, with a campaign heralded with a full-page ad in the Post-Dispatch.

Whether you grew up in or around St. Louis or not, whether you remember them or not, these songs are bound to make you twirl around the Arch grounds and toss a Styrofoam container of toasted raviolis into the air Mary Tyler Moore-style. Or not.

Enjoy your earworms, St. Louis!

Compiled by Valerie Schremp Hahn