We’ve all been there. You hear a catchy pop song on the radio or on TV, and suddenly, it’s stuck in your head for days on end. You find yourself humming the melody while you do the dishes, singing the lyrics in the shower, and tapping your foot to the beat while you work. Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s no denying that catchy pop songs have a way of burrowing deep into our brains and sticking around. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at five of the most annoyingly catchy pop songs that you’ll have stuck in your head after reading this article.
We can’t talk about catchy pop songs without mentioning “Baby Shark”. This children’s song has become a cultural phenomenon thanks to its repetitive melody and dance moves. The original “Baby Shark” video has over 8 billion views on YouTube, making it one of the most-watched videos on the platform. The song’s catchy hook, “doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo,” is a classic example of an “earworm,” a melody that gets stuck in your head and refuses to leave. What’s more, the song’s repetitive nature has been found to increase brain function in children. So while you may hate having “Baby Shark” stuck in your head, at least you can take solace in the fact that your brain is getting a good workout.
“Friday” by Rebecca Black may have been widely panned by critics, but there’s no denying its catchiness. The song went viral in 2011, thanks in part to its awkward lyrics and overly simple melody. Despite the backlash from some listeners and critics, the song’s simple structure and catchy chorus made it an instant classic in the world of pop music. Rebecca Black has since gone on to release more music, but “Friday” remains her most well-known song. Love it or hate it, “Friday” is a tune that’s hard to forget once it’s taken up residence in your brain.
Call Me Maybe
“Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen was the song of the summer in 2012, and for good reason. With its infectious chorus and memorable lyrics, the song became an instant classic. The song’s success was due in part to its use of repetition and hooks to create a melody that’s hard to forget. The chorus, which goes “Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number, so call me maybe” is a classic example of a pop song that burrows deep into your brain and refuses to let go.
“Gangnam Style” by South Korean musician Psy was a global sensation when it was released in 2012. The song’s unique blend of K-Pop, dance, and comedy made it an instant hit with audiences around the world. The song’s catchy melody and infectious dance moves made it a popular choice at parties and dance clubs, and its success spawned numerous parodies and imitations. In addition to its popularity, “Gangnam Style” had a lasting impact on the world of music, paving the way for the global success of K-Pop.
All About That Bass
“All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor was a hit in 2014. The song’s body-positive message and catchy melody made it an instant classic. The use of repetition and hooks in the chorus created a tune that was hard to forget, and the song’s message resonated with listeners around the world. Despite some controversy surrounding the song’s message, “All About That Bass” remains a favorite among pop music fans.