Catchy tunes that sound great?

I thought of starting this thread after a listen to "What's Going On" by Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass today.

Sounds great! Love the arrangement! Can't get the tune out of my mind!

Is this perhaps the catchiest tune of all time?

Any others come to mind?
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OK, of course the name of the tune I meant by Herb Albert is "So What's new?", not "What's Going On".

Sorry Marvin Gaye!

John Cage: 4'33"

Talk about a riveting tune that's impossible to get out of your head!
If you listen to the top 40 hits enough, even some of the ones you don't like will stick in your head. I think they call this "brainwashing". On a side note, being a trumpet player and a long-time Herb Alpert and the Tiajuana Brass fan, I can relate with you, Mapman.
John Cage is a minimalist, right?

Gotta check that out.
I listen to top 40 radio in the car with my kids sometimes.

A lot of old am radio and 45 RPM vinyl stuff actually sounds pretty good these days remastered to CD and on a good system.

Many many catchy tunes over the years.

I'll listen to almost anything once.
IIRC, you can talk all you want about a riveting tune that's impossible to get out of your head _while_ Cage's 4'33" is playing. It's four minutes 33 secs of silence--or rather, of ambient auditory information.

Now, 4 min 33 secs of silence in my head--there's a concept.
"It's four minutes 33 secs of silence--or rather, of ambient auditory information"

So how does it sound on a good system? Should be really really......quiet?
Im going to get some comments on this one, but Michael Jackson's Thriller album(and others) are timeless and extremely catchy. Not to mention the number one selling ablbum of all time.
Oh ya, its on SACD also.
You'll look better
In a sweater
Washed in Woolite!

(I always found that one quite catchy. I think it sounded OK, too.)
Oh boy, here come the old time jingles......

I would bet some of these actually sound very good remastered to CD!

How about:

Schaeffer. Is the. One beer to have when your....having more than 1!
Another Michael Jackson, actually Jackson Five. "I Want You Back"

How about the Torero's song from Carmen--not the death theme though.

There are some pretty catchy passages in some of Beethoven's symphonies.

Rel: 4:33 is playing no matter what!
Everything from "Off the Wall" by Michael Jackson. Don't know a better album for musical production sheen.
Man, I thought I was the only one listening to michael on here. He had some great tunes in the 80's
Macarena-Los Del Rio
Mambo No 5- Lou Bega
Wazzup? -4 Non blondes
Aserejé- Las Ketchup
I Don't feel like Dancing-Scissor Sisters
Swing Low Sweet Chariot- Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Whiskey in the Jar-Metallica
Friggin in the Riggin- Sex Pistols
Cotten Eye Joe-Rednex
Another One Bites the Dust-Queen
Alright- Supergrass
Good Morning Briton- Aztec Camera
Starry Eyed- Paul Oakenfold
Roll Over Beethoven- ELO
All Star- Smash Mouth
Good Morning Judge- 10cc
Jump Around-House of Pain
Benny the Bouncer-ELP (oi oi)
Cagey Bea-Junior Brown
One week- Barenaked Ladies
All around my hat- Steeleye Span
Pon De Replay-Rhianna
Pure-The Lightning Seeds
Octopussies Garden- The Bugs
Runaround Sue-Dion & Belmonts
last but not least............
Staying Alive- heebeegeebees
+100's more...................
Train in vain - clash
superstar - carpenters
we've only just begun - carptenters
The Carpenters stuff is a good call!

Gawdbless, I've heard a few of those...will need to check out some others.
Just a few more...........

I've been everywhere- The Man in Black
Sex & Drugs & Rock n Roll- Ian Dury RIP
Nothing Better to Do- Leanne Rimes
Harper Valley PTA-Jeannie C.Riley
Girls Girls Girls-Sailor
Machine Gun- The Commodores
Islands In the Stream- Dollies & Kenny (or should that be barbie & Ken)?
Wynonas Big Brown Beaver-Primus
To Love Somebody- Jimmy Somerville
I'm Gonna be- The Proclaimers
Breakfast at Tiffany's- Deep Blue something
Lots of Elvis
Lots of Abba
No-one Knows-Queens of the Stone age
Heart Of Glass-Blondie
Livin La Vida Loca-Ricky Martin
Beds are Burning-Midnight Oil
I Want you to Want me- Cheap Trick
Walk This Way-Run DMC
Spiders & Snakes-Jim Stafford
Take It Easy- The big Birds
Already Gone- backside of a 25c coin.
Those Words We Said- Kim Richey
(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)-Beastie Boys
Thank You-dido
Monster Mash- Bobby Boris Picket
Purple Rain-Prince
Real Gone Kid-Deacon Blue
Sledgehammer- Peter Gabriel
When Tomorrow Comes-The Eurythmics
Thorn In my Side- The Eurythmics
Don't Get me Wrong- The Pretenders
The Load out/Stay-Jackson Browne
Wake me Up before you Go-Wham
Kids In America-Kim Wilde
All Right Now- Bad Co
The Jean Genie- David Bowie
Bat Out Of Hell- Meatloaf
Amerika- Rammstein
Centrefold-J. Geils Band
Rocky Mountain Way-Joe Walsh
Informer-Snow (lyrics a bit hard to follow)
No Woman No Cry- Bob Marley

Jackpot! Thanks.
Here's an obscure one I believe that I stumbled across recently:

"I Was Born a Winner" by Jamaican Reggae dude Freddie Mcgregor
Solsbury Hill...Peter Gabriel.--Mrmitch
My latest discovery that is stuck in my head is "Mr. Saxobeat" by Alexandra Stan.
Southern trick...
Mungo Jerry-In The Summertime
"Say Goodbye Hollywood" - Eminem
Neil Diamond Mr Bojangles
"It's a Beautiful World," DEVO
"The Blue Danube," Strauss
"Robert De Niro's Waiting," Bananarama
"Fur Elise," Beethoven
"San Tropez," Pink Floyd
"Surfin Bird," The Trashmen
"Take Five," Dave Bruberg Quartet
"Girlfriend in a Coma," The Smiths
"Miss Frizzy," The Guess Who
"Ride of the Valkyries," Wagner
"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy," Tchaikovsky
Crazy Little Thing Called Love on an original copy of The Game.
Homemade Wine on Ozark Mountain Daredevils Men From Earth.
You Make My Dreams Come True from Hall & Oates Voices.
The entire Adele 21 album are catchy tunes.
I think the Beatles deserve a passing mention here.
Spyro Gyra's 'Morning Dance'. I'm wearing a button down oxford, khakis and loafers (no socks) as I post this...
Blind Pilot- "We Are The Tide"
"Night Nurse" by Gregory Isaacs.
Sound quality is mixed but I can't get the electronic dance tune "Tsunami" by DVBBS and Borgeous out of my head.

I first heard it in the latest Les Mills CXworx core/abs class. Had to download it. It's the second track ("plank" track).
Help. I am obsessed with Tsunami. I've played it repeatedly over the last few days.

Someone should score an orchestrated version.