From 'Green' (1989)
If you're too young to remember when this came out, consider yourself lucky. R.E.M. were known for being overly "deep" at the time, so it was nice to see the band show off its humorous side. Unfortunately, that side came in the form of 'Stand,' which, decades later, still has its feet firmly planted in our craniums.
From 'Shiny Shiny' Single (1983)
Nobody churned out British New Wave in the early '80s quite like Haysi Fantayzee, and few songs in the history of Western recorded music are quite as gratingly catchy as 'Shiny Shiny.' If you've never heard this one, listen at your own risk. You might be looking at decades of wrestling with that earworm of a hook.
From 'Solitude Standing' (1987)
On Tom's Diner,' another '80s hit, Suzanne Vega finds a sincerely catchy melody -- then proceeds to pound it into the ground, over and over again. Repeatedly.
'Sugar, We're Going Down'
Fall Out Boy
From 'From Under the Cork Tree' (2005)
Emo went viral in the mid-aughts thanks in large part to Fall Out Boy and their biggest hit, 'Sugar, We're Going Down,' which spawned an endless parade of imitators. But none managed to infect our eardrums with pop-infused confections quite like 'Sugar,' which is more addictive than the sweetener that gave it its name.
'What's My Age Again?'
From 'Enema of the State' (1999)
Pop-punk doesn't get much catchier than Blink-182 singing their trademark hit -- and that's a good thing. The world simply isn't prepared to survive another 'What's My Age Again?' attack.
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