QUEEN and the VILLAGE PEOPLE are CONTAGIOUS. And that's not an off-color gay sex joke. It's a scientific fact.
A team from Goldsmiths University in London created a formula to figure out the CATCHIEST pop songs of all time. And both of those bands had the two songs at the top.
The formula analyzed everything from the pitch and harmony to the length and complexity of the musical phrasing and the quality of the singing. It determined that "We are the Champions" by Queen is THE catchiest pop song of all time.
"YMCA" by the Village People was second, "Fat Lip" by SUM 41 was third, and "The Final Countdown" by EUROPE was fourth.
Other songs that made the list include "Brown Eyed Girl" by VAN MORRISON and "Livin' on a Prayer" by BON JOVI.
In general, the two constants that kept coming up are that the catchiest songs have a MALE vocalist with a higher-pitched voice.