If you can recognise a song in under 5 seconds it would count as being a catchy song, the top twenty compiled by the Museum of Science and Industry in the UK can be identified in under 3 seconds.
Test yourself to see how many of the following you can identify.
There are 10 tracks of 5 seconds each. Can spot them all?
The song list includes contemporary tracks as well as some that date back to the 60's and are a mix of fast and slow paced tracks.
The list was formed as part of a game for those visiting the museum but will add to the research for how our memory works and might help explain how we can still recall songs after listening to just a small part of them and even after many years have passed.
Now see how you did with the full list of 20 tracks.