Apparently Queen‘s “We Are The Champions” is the catchiest song ever according to researchers from Goldsmiths University and the University of York (my hometown folks!). Now that sounds like a cushy job to me. Anyway the researchers observed a large number of people singing various songs and determined that there are four key components that make a catchy song; Long and detailed musical phrases, multiple pitch changes in a song’s ‘hook’, male vocalists, and higher male voices making a noticeable vocal effort. So bad news for all the great female singers then and whatever happened to a song being catchy if you heard your milkman or postman whistling it?
The rest of the top 10 looked like this;
5 “Monster” – The Automatic – yep can’t disagree with that one!
What do you think that the catchiest song ever is?