Below is the full list of the catchiest tunes, the length of time it takes the average person to recognise the song and the moment when people are quickest to sing along.
Spice Girls - Wannabe - 2.29 s (0:45)
Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5 - 2.48 s (0:50)
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger - 2.62 s (2:04)
Lady Gaga - Just Dance - 2.66 s (1:39)
ABBA - SOS - 2.73 s (2:25)
Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman - 2.73 s (1:07)
Michael Jackson - Beat It - 2.80 s (0:38)
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You - 2.83 s (3:09)
The Human League - Don't You Want Me - 2.83 s (3:05)
Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - 2.84 s (2:22)
Lady Gaga - Poker Face - 2.88 s (0:57)
Hanson - Mmmmbop - 2.89 s (1:44)
Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never - 2.91 s (2:14)
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet - 2.94 s (1:48)
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean - 2.97 s (1:25)
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon - 2.99 s (0:41)
Britney Spears - Baby One More Time - 2.99 s (0:33)
Elvis Presley - Devil in Disguise - 3.01 s (1:21)
Boney M. - Rivers of Babylon - 3.03 s (0:23)
Elton John - Candle in the Wind - 3.04 s (0:39)
Scientists from Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry have published the results of a year-long study into what makes a catchy tune.
More than 12,000 people got involved in the Citizen Science experiment - revealing the most memorable songs.
They found the Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ was No 1 and the UK’s most instantly recognisable song.
It takes the average person just 2.29 seconds to recognise the track from the song’s catchiest hook at 45 seconds in - ‘If you wanna be my lover…’ to Zig-a-zig-ahh'.
Lou Bega’s ‘Mambo No. 5’ came second with listeners recognising the track after just 2.48 seconds, starting from the iconic ‘A little bit of Monica in my life…’.
‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor took the third spot in the chart.
Over 12,000 people have played Mosi's HookedOnMusic online game.
An exhibition of one of the greatest scientific experiments of our time opens in Manchester.
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is the first stop in a tour of the Large Hadron Collider exhibition.
It 'transports' visitors into a virtual a tour of the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva.
Brian Cox, Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Manchester, has a cameo role in the critically acclaimed exhibition.
"I'm looking forward to seeing Collider open in Manchester, not just because it's my home town.
In the exhibition I only get to be the tea boy, but I can tell you that CERN is an extraordinary place, and the exhibition team have done a great job of capturing the excitement, awe and wonder of the LHC and particle physics."
The Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester, MOSI, is celebrating its 30th anniversary at its current site this weekend. The museum first opened at Liverpool Road on 15 September 1983, and is now one of the most visited museums outside London.
The Culture Select Committee will hold an inquiry today into the future of Manchester's Museum of Science and industry.
The group which owns MOSI said it may have to close one of it's three museums in the north in light of government spending cuts.
Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry is in "no danger at all" of closing, according to the Culture Minister Ed Vaizey MP.
Many feared government cuts would shut the museum. However, the minister said that was not true, as he answered a question from Oldham and Saddleworth MP, Debbie Abrahams.
The Culture Select Committee has agreed to investigate the funding of Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry and the Science Museum Group. MP for Manchester Withington, John Leech, says the MOSI faces closure if the government cuts funding.