Top 10 Catchiest Songs of All Time

Have you heard of this neat little science experiment between The University of Amsterdam and Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry? They’re trying to find out what the most memorable songs are. They launched an online interactive game called “Hooked on Music” and it asks people to identify songs as quickly as possible based off only a tiny snippet of the song. We suggest you give it a try, it’s pretty fun and addicting.

What are the results, you ask?  We have them compiled into a handy list for you below. As you’re checking out the top 10 catchiest songs of all time; remember, this is all based off science.

Also, you can check out the 11 must have products in the lesson studio and watch this awesome mashup of  Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” and Pharrell’s “Happy.”

Warning: you will have at least one of the following songs stuck in your head the rest of the day.

 

10. Aerosmith – “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”

 

 9. The Human League – “Don’t You Want Me”

 

8. Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You”

 

7. Michael Jackson – “Beat It”

 

6. Roy Orbison – “Pretty Woman”

 

5. ABBA -“SOS”

 

 4. Lady Gaga – “Just Dance”

 

3. Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger”

 

2. Lou Bega – “Mambo No. 5”

 

1. Spice Girls – “Wannabe”

 

That’s right everyone, the Spice Girls have the catchiest song of all time, and while you work on getting those songs out of your head, leave a comment and let us know what you think about this little science experiment. Did you recognize all these songs right away? Were there any songs you’ve never heard of?

About Neil Connors

Neil is the Online Editor for Making Music Magazine and tested his skill with tickling the ivories once, but since becoming part of the team at Making Music, he might give it a second try.

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