One particular song could be accidentally turning off your phone alarm 9 months ago

One particular song could be accidentally turning off your phone alarm

The band behind the song have issued an "apology" for the situation.

Earlier in 2023, Google released a new feature on their Android phones, which allowed users to immediately turn off their alarm by saying "Stop" or "Snooze". However, some users have reported that the alarms would seemingly turn themselves off almost immediately, without the user having actually saying anything.


As reported by Android Police, the reason for that could come down one song in particular, which if played at the start of a playlist when you wake up in the morning, would effectively stop your phone's attempts to wake you up pretty much immediately. Watch the accidental alarm-killer right here:

Yep, it all comes down to the Pixies and their song "Where Is My Mind". As the report indicates, other songs tested - which also feature the lyric "Stop" within the track - such as Hollies’ "Stop Stop Stop," the Supremes’ "Stop! In The Name Of Love," Queen’s "Don’t Stop Me Now," Jane’s Addiction’s "Stop," MC Hammer’s "U Can’t Touch This," and Vanilla Ice’s "Ice Ice Baby" don't have the same effect on your phone's alarm.

That is because the opening lyrics of "Where Is My Mind" kick off with "Oooh stop!", before the music of the song has actually begun, then the Android phones are taking that as an instruction to stop the alarm.


Upon learning about this effect their song is having on technology, the Pixies took to social media to apologise. Although we'd recommend you just remove this song from your morning playlist and keep it for later in the day?

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