The 20 Catchiest Songs According to Science [VIDEOS]
The Museum of Science and Industry in the UK has discovered the 20 catchiest songs through research with the Spice Girls topping the charts. Did your favorites make the list?
A year long study completed with over 12,000 participants and 1,000 songs spanning seven decades has determined the 20 catchiest songs. The research is based upon a game played by the participants.
There were four different ways to play, as Cnet describes:
Recognise that Tune, where users had to hum along with the track, continuing when the sound dropped out and gauging whether they were still in time when the sound resumed; What's the Hook, where users had to listen to two different clips from the same song and choose which clip was catchier; Time Trial, where users had to recognise as many songs as possible in three minutes; and In a Row, where users had to recognise as many songs in a row as they could.