The Earworm Show

I want to make a list of songs with the kind of ridiculously catchy choruses and refrains that burrow through your mind like worms. Any idea?

Okay, don’t worry, I did it myself. Here’s what I came up with:

  1. Kanye West – Famous (Bam bam, ‘ey ‘ey ‘ey Bam bam bam, bam bam dilla)
  2. JAY-Z – Empire State Of Mind ft. Alicia Keys (Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York)
  3. The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name (that’s not my name, that’s not my name etc.)
  4. Sneaker Pimps – Six Underground (tie me down, six underground)
  5. Elton John – Candle in the Wind
  6. Boney M – Rivers of Babylon
  7. Elvis Presley – Devil in Disguise
  8. Britney Spears – Baby One More Time
  9. Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
  10. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
  11. Bachman Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet
  12. Elvis Presley – It’s Now or Never
  13. Hanson – MMMbop
  14. Lady Gaga – Poker Face
  15. Aerosmith – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
  16. The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
  17. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
  18. Michael Jackson – Beat It
  19. Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman
  20. ABBA – SOS
  21. Lady Gaga – Just Dance
  22. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
  23. Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5
  24. Spice Girls – Wannabe

There you go, that’s my 24 song list compiled for the next 5 Towns Radio show. I cheated on 5 to 24, though; I Googled ‘catchiest tunes ever’ and came up with this site:

On another note – if one of y’all out there could make versions of these songs without the verses, but keeping just the hooks, then that’d be real nice. Oh wait, I just remembered – they did that already. They’re called adverts.

Right, let me get on. I’ve got a show to record. 🙂

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