This is the catchiest song of all time
Why are some of the catchiest songs the ones you actually hate? A research project was done to find the catchiest song of them all. You won't believe what it is. In fact, I call bull$#*! on this whole thing.
Dr. Ashley Burgoyne, the computational musicologist from the University of Amsterdam who came up with the idea behind this stupid project, says it's not just for fun and games. "In the long run, if we have a better understanding of how the musical memory works, we are hopeful that we can move into research on people with dementia. There has already been some research that shows that if you can find the right piece of music, something that had a very strong meaning, playing that piece of music can be very therapeutic. But the challenge is figuring out what is the best piece of music."