The Science Behind Sticky Songs

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By: Cindy Castillo | Jimmy Rhoades Posted: 3:53 PM, Feb 3, 2022

If you listen to a song and suddenly you find it plays over and over in your head… chances are you’ve encountered a sticky song – also know as an earworm. Turns out, there’s a science behind them. To help us understand it, we turned to Elizabeth Margulis, Professor and Director of the Music Recognition Lab at Princeton University.