Ever found yourself murmuring the lyrics of a song you absolutely hate? Welcome to the club! These annoying cheesy lyrics sometimes get stuck in your head and you find yourself humming the tune incessantly. Here’s a list of top 10 annoyingly catchy songs that just crawl into one’s head and refuse to go out. The commercial success, radio airplay and the overall popularity of the number are the parameters that were used to curate the songs into the list.
Featuring at no. 10 is the song ‘Fancy’ by Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and English singer-songwriter Charlie XCX. Emerging at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2014, the music received applause from the critics. However overplayed on the radio the song wormed its way into the head of the listeners. At no. 9 is the 1997 single ‘Tubthumping’ by the punk rock band Chumbawamba, hailing from Britain. Featuring an all-out rocking beat and easily chantable chorus, the song is the most successful number the band ever churned out. The song also ranked 12th in Rolling Stones list of ‘20 Most Annoying Songs’. The 2012 Taylor Swift number ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’, ranks 8th among the top 10 annoyingly catchy songs. The queen of break up songs, churned out this commercially successful number that even won the award for YouTube phenomenon in 2013 owing to the huge digital sales. But the repetitive lyrics and music failed to impress the critics. The Meghan Trainor single ‘All About that Bass’ is number seven on the list. The song deals with the sensitive issue of bodily appearance and ever since its release in 2014, has received constant radio air play. The chartbuster is way too catchy for its own good. Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne is a relationship song and is placed sixth in the list. Upon its release in 2007, the chart topper became a fixture in the radio stations. The ‘MMMBop’ song from the album ‘Middle of Nowhere’ ranks fifth. The three time Grammy nominated song was composed and sung by the pop rock band Hanson in 1997. The soft pop rock beat in the song was addictive and you had no other choice than to sing along. ‘Dragostea din tei’ is one of the most successful single belted out by the Moldovan pop band ‘O-Zone’. Also known as the ‘Numa Numa’ song, the chart’s popularity soared manifold when the ‘Gary Brolsma video’ which showed his dance moves on this number went rogue on the internet. The ‘Barbie Girl’ by Aqua, ‘Blue (Da Ba Dee)’ by Eiffel 65 and Mambo No.5 (A little bit of…) by Lou Bega, feature third, second and first, on the list.
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