It’s Science: Spice Girls Have World’s Catchiest Song

By Ingrid Longauerová
Ingrid Longauerová
Ingrid Longauerová
journalist/graphic designer
Ingrid Longauerová is a long time employee at the Epoch Media Group. She started working with The Epoch Times as a freelance journalist in 2007 before coming to New York and work in the Web Production department. She is currently a senior graphic designer for the Elite Magazine, a premier luxury lifestyle magazine for affluent Chinese in America produced by the EMG.
November 4, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Are you a person who walks around with a catchy song repeating in your head? Scientists have pinpointed top 20 most memorable and recognizable ear-worms of the past 70 years. And who is the winner?

It’s “Wannabe” by British girl band Spice Girls. Song released in overwhelming time of 90’s pop music. Even though it turned 18 this year, ‘Wannabe” is still held as the best selling single by a female group in the world!

The reason of this list is actually pretty scientific. Researchers said that the Museum of science and industry in Manchester , England, had 1200 participants play four different theme games to recognize songs. Players took 2,29 seconds to identify the number one “Wannabe”, beating up the number two song by 0,0019 of a second.

The second place took “Mambo no.5” song by Lou Bega, following by two other American bands and Swedish Abba.

Ingrid Longauerová
journalist/graphic designer
Ingrid Longauerová is a long time employee at the Epoch Media Group. She started working with The Epoch Times as a freelance journalist in 2007 before coming to New York and work in the Web Production department. She is currently a senior graphic designer for the Elite Magazine, a premier luxury lifestyle magazine for affluent Chinese in America produced by the EMG.