Scientists Have Determined That Queen’s “We are the Champions” is the Catchiest Pop Song of All Time
The formula analyzed everything from the pitch and harmony to the length and complexity of the musical phrasing and the quality of the singing. And it determined that “We are the Champions” by Queen is THE catchiest pop song of all time.
“YMCA” by the Village People was second:
“Fat Lip” by Sum 41 was third:
“The Final Countdown” by Europe was fourth:
Other songs that made the list include “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison:
And “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi.
In general, the two constants that kept coming up are that the catchiest songs have a MALE vocalist with a higher-pitched voice.