One Direction, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift among the 50 ‘catchiest songs ever’

By | November 20, 2015


Remember ‘MMMBop’? Can’t stop caterwauling ‘Call Me Maybe’? Singing ‘Shake It Off’ 24/7? You’re not alone, honey; ‘cos have compiled a list of what they reckon are the fifty catchiest songs ever featuring all of the above plus the likes of One Direction, Justin Bieber and the bloody Spice Girls.

Yup – some focus group have sat down somewhere and decided which timeless tunes are potentially never gonna leave our brains, with highlights including Eiffel 65’s ‘Blue (Da Ba Di),’ Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way’ and Ricky Martin’s ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca.’ Basically loads of proper ’90s bops alongside Beyoncé and stuff.

According to some press release we got ‘the only way to get rid of the songs is to just listen to it one final time then forget about it – until you get home and your kids start singing it too.​’ Well, er, we don’t actually have kids at this point but we can pretty much guarantee we ain’t forgetting ’em any time soon.


1.Cheerleader – OMI

2.All About The Bass – Meghan Trainor

3.Wannabe – Spice Girls

4.What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction

5.Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

6.Happy – Pharrell Williams

7.I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers

8.Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

9.Karma Chameleon – Culture Club

10.  Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

11.  Barbie Girl – Aqua

12.  Mambo No.5  – Lou Bega

13.  Mickey – Toni Basil

14. MMMBop – Hanson

15. Tub-thumping – Chumbawamba

16. Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani

17. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyoncé

18. Baby – Justin Bieber

19. Money On My Mind – Sam Smith

20.  The Final Countdown – Europe

21.  Yellow Submarine – The Beatles

22.  Mr Sandman – The Chordettes

23.  Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

24.  Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

25.  Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘N’ Roses

26.  I Want It That Way – Backstreet Boys

27.  Tainted Love – Soft Cell

28.  Rule The World – Take That

29.  Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

30.  Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs

31.  C’est La Vie – B*Witched

32.  Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

33.  Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minogue

34.  Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne

35.  Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis

36.  What Is Love? – Haddaway

37.  A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley

38.  Smooth Operator – Sade

39.  Take a Chance – ABBA

40.  I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

41.  Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Rae Cyrus

42.  I Wish It Could Be Christmas – Wizzard

43.  Happy Talk – Captain Sensible

44.  One Love – Blue

45.  That’s Amore – Dean Martin

46.  Livin’ Da Vi Da Loca – Ricky Martin

47.  Blue (Da Ba Dee) – Eiffel 65

48.  Crazy Frog – Axel F

49.  Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer

50. Summer Holiday – Cliff Richard

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