What makes a song catchy? The science behind earworms

Hey everyone!

I’ve been thinking about what makes particular songs so catchy that they stick in our heads for days, sometimes weeks. I’m sure you’ve experienced this phenomenon, also known as an “earworm.” It’s fascinating how some tunes can be memorable while others are quickly forgotten.

There’s actually a science behind earworms, which has to do with factors like repetitive melodies, simple yet unique rhythms, and emotional hooks. Studies show that familiarity plays a significant role – the more we hear a song, the more likely it is to get stuck in our heads.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on what elements make a song catchy and memorable. Do you have any examples of songs that became instant earworms for you?

Have you ever tried applying these principles in your music to create catchy hooks and melodies?

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