Podcast | Why do some songs get stuck in your head?

‘The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry’ gets to the bottom of why Lady Gaga’s ‘Bad romance’ and Kylie Minogue’s ‘Can’t get you out of my head’ tunes can be catchy and annoying at the same time

Why do songs get stuck in our heads? And what makes some tunes stickier than others? Geneticist Dr Adam Rutherford and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry investigate 'earworms', those musical refrains that infect our brains for days for the BBC podcast The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry.

Listen to this catchy episode here.

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