SCIENCE ANSWERS: Why Songs Get Stuck in Your Head

Have you ever wondered why you can call certain songs to mind faster than others? Or about how a song becomes an earworm, and why you'll remember Hozier's "Take Me to Church" for much longer than Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta"? 

Well, there's actually a scientific explanation behind all of it!

In this video, Rock it Out! Blog host Sami Jarroush chats with Dr. John Ashley Burgoyne, a computational musicologist at the University of Amsterdam, about songs that get stuck in your head and how fast you can recall them.

Their findings about hooks and melodies are quite interesting, and the advice may be useful to anyone trying to write that next big hit!

Check it out


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