Scientists Say Queen's "We Are The Champions" is the Catchiest Song Ever

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Researchers at Goldsmiths University have been looking into the mathematical and physical properties (i.e. sound waves) of songs, trying to determine exactly what makes a song catchy in the first place.

In the process, they compiled a list of the catchiest songs of all time. Topping the list? Queen's "We Are the Champions."

One of the musicologists involved in the study, Dr. Daniel Mullensiefen, explains: "Every musical hit is reliant on maths, science, engineering and technology; from the physics and frequencies of sound that determine pitch and harmony, to the hi-tech digital processors and synthesizers, which can add effects to make a song more catchy."

Other songs near the top of the list included "Y.M.C.A" by the Village People and Europe's "The Final Countdown."