If there is one thing that is most certainly true is that the music industry has always been a mix of various genres that have changed over the years. Still, one thing that almost never changed is how popular catchy songs always are among audiences.
Not only are these types of songs extremely popular, but they are also what motivates fans the most to visit tickets sites and buy their passage to a concert to listen to these songs live.
Therefore, here we will address the top five catchy songs that are highly popular and have remained a source of entertainment for millions of people around the globe. Let’s start.
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars
Let’s be honest, every time you hear this amazingly catchy song, you can not help but start singing and even dancing to the rhythm of ‘’Uptown Funk’’. Many people address it to Bruno Mars, and he most certainly gave an impressive contribution, but the song was actually written by the record producer, Mark Ronson.
It is inspired by funk music from back in the 80s, and its upbeat style and soulful rhythm are connected with a heavy bassline that always makes people dance and enjoy. Also, the infectious lyrics are another reason why this song is so catchy and easy to learn.
Furthermore, it became so popular that it has been featured on various TV shows, different commercials, and even on the Super Bowl Halftime Show and Saturday Night Live. Therefore, it is not a surprise that it won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
Happy – Pharrell Williams
When Pharrell Williams made ‘’Happy’’ he definitely made a mega-hit song. And it is expected that both adults and kids love it since it was also the theme song for the movie ‘’Despicable Me 2’’.
In essence, the idea of the track is pretty simple – Try to find happiness and joy in any situation. And when a song has such a positive attitude and beautiful energy, it is more than expected to be contagious; therefore, audiences from all over the globe become huge fans of ‘’Happy’’.
It is actually difficult not to start dancing when you hear this catchy song, and the whole thing went even further when people worldwide began to record themselves singing, clapping, and dancing to this hit song. Happiness was spread for sure, and Pharrell’s song sold more than 13 million units across the world.
Hey Ya – OutKast
Yet another extremely popular and catchy song, ‘’Hey Ya’’ by OutKast, was released back in 2003, and it still warms the hearts of millions of people everywhere.
This hit song was the lead single on the double album by OutKast titled ‘’Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’’, and it is sung by the impressive performer, Andre 3000. A perfect mix of soul, funk, and electro music genres, it became a huge hit when it came out, and people would easily jump off their seats in order to ‘’shake it like a Polaroid picture.’’ In fact, these lyrics in ‘’Hey Ya’’ became so famous that the Polaroid Corporation used the track to renovate their public image among customers and tried to improve their sales.
When it comes to awards, it won the Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance back in 2004, and Billboard ranked this track as the 20th most successful track of the 2000s in the USA.
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Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Whether people like dance-pop or not, and whether music fans love this song or they hate it, it is an undeniable fact that everyone starts to sing or dance to this catchy song once they hear it.
And if you think about it, this is also not so surprising since the main lyrics of this hit song are ‘’Well here’s my number, so call me maybe!’’, and every single person in the world can relate to this line. In fact, what is actually surprising is that ‘’Call Me Maybe’’ was well-received even by the critics.
Of course, being such a hit track, the song became the best-selling digital single back in 2012 and one of the best-selling digital singles ever in the music industry.
Livin on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Many hardcore rock music fans have a negative attitude towards this song, but even they can’t help but sing it when they hear it playing. Some of them even refer to it as their guilty pleasure song since it is merely impossible not to sing when “Ohhh, we’re halfway there!” comes.
This hit song is the signature track of this band, and it is also popular because it addresses the struggles of the working class with which millions of people in the world can relate to in every country. Of course, it was a huge hit and has sold millions of copies all over the world.
Songs like this one will remain popular for many more years, and the best feeling is to listen to them live while watching the singer or band performing. That is why you should buy some concert tickets as soon as possible and have a lot of fun with your beloved friends!