The catchiest song of all time

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Scientific Research in Goldsmiths University of London concluded that the most 'catchy' song of all time is We Are The Champions of Queen.



Scientific Research in Goldsmiths University of London concluded that the most 'catchy' song of all time is We Are The Champions of Queen.

To study the effect of memorable songs, the researchers took as a sample thousands of volunteers who sang songs among a particular list. They noticed that the songs that caused the audience to sing along had four key features:
  • Detailed and long expressions for each breath of the singer.
  • Multiple pitch changes during the chorus or the hook (at least more than three).
  • Male vocals
  • Obvious attempt by the male performer to sing in higher notes.
Most research subjects seemed unable to resist singing along with Mercury We are the champions. Second in line of catchy songs came  YMCA from the Village People and the the list of ten is below:
  1. We are the Champions, Queen (1977)
  2. YMCA , The Village People (1978)
  3. Fat Lip, Sum 41 (2001)
  4. The Final Countdown, Europe (1986 )
  5. Monster, The Automatic (2006 )
  6. Ruby, The Kaiser Chiefs (2007)
  7. I'm Always Here, Jimi Jamison (1996)
  8. Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison (1967)
  9. Teenage Dirtbag, Wheatus (2000)
  10. Livin 'on a Prayer, Bon Jovi (1986)

The responsible doctors for this scientific research, Alisun Pawley and Daniel Müllensiefen claimed that the music listener is experiencing an internal battle unconsciously. Additionally they believe that in our subconscious we have linked male voice to lead us into battle, and thus tend to follow bands with male frontmen. When their voice manages to catch higher notes, the audience is impressed by the effort and sense of purpose that is underneath (Source:. The Register, NME).

If you are unsure about the research results you can make your own experiment with the following videos:



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