Scientists have tried to understand the secret songs-stuck. The results writes the edition Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts.

About 90% of people at least once in his life faced with annoying motives, which are difficult to get out of my head. It turns out that there are a number of mechanisms that are used by composers to get their song was on the tops of music charts.

Only the researchers analyzed 100 popular tunes of recent years. Among them were the tracks "Somebody That I Used To Know" (gotye), "Moves Like Jagger" (Maroon 5), "California Gurls" (Katy Perry), "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen) and many others.

Really popular songs took place in several music rankings. Scientists have explained why some songs stick and remain in people's minds for months and years, while others are completely forgotten.

The main secret lies in a simple rhythmic melody. The average song is stuck has a simple rhythmic pattern, in which there are non-standard intervals. To keep the song different from the rest of the masses and remember, the composers added the differences between keys, sometimes changing the tempo.

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