Spice Girls' 'Wannabe' is catchiest hit song, survey reveals

Published 03.11.2014 14:46
Updated 03.11.2014 15:21
Spice Girls' 'Wannabe' is catchiest hit song, survey reveals

A survey conducted online via interactive game called Hookedon music, reveals that The Spice Girls' hit, Wanna be, is the catchiest UK hit single. The participants of the experiment recognized the song in 2.3 seconds compared with an average of five seconds for other popular songs.

Researchers launched the experiment as part of a study developed by the Museum of Science and Industry (Mosi). They made a top ten list of the catchiest hit songs since the 1940s. People who played the online game were asked if they recognized a song, which was randomly chosen from over 1,000 popular songs dating from the 1940s until now.

Data from more than 12,000 participants was gathered from the online survey. The Spice Girl's 'Wannabe' was the catchiest song, Lou Bega's Mambo No 5 came second in the list, and Survivor's 'Eye Of The Tiger' followed Mambo No 5 in third place.

The UK's top 10 catchiest songs

1. Spice Girls - Wannabe

2. Lou Bega - Mambo No 5

3. Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger

4. Lady Gaga - Just Dance


6. Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman

7. Michael Jackson - Beat It

8. Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You

9. The Human League - Don't You Want Me

10. Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

(Source: Hooked on Music experiment/Mosi)

Here is the video of the song in case you might have forgotten.

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