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We listen to songs, and sometimes we forget them because they are boring.

And when we listen to a catchy song, we hum it or sing it whole the day. Is it okay to consider such songs as memorable? If not, is there any specific word for this?

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    The word I think you're looking for is "catchy" A catchy song is one whose melody is very easy to remember and to reproduce. P.S I think you meant to say when we listen to catchy songs Not we catchy songs – Mari-Lou A Jul 10 '18 at 6:35
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    Do you want the word for a song that doesn't leave your head, as soon as you hear it? IOW the tune keeps playing in your head. There's a word for that too. – Mari-Lou A Jul 10 '18 at 6:37
  • The adjective haunting can be used. – mahmud koya Jul 10 '18 at 6:58
  • The question that is marked as already answered does not have as good an answer as the one here. There are no references and some dubious answers there. – user184130 Jul 24 '18 at 12:11

We call it an earworm.

A catchy song or tune that runs continually through a person's mind.

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    Please cite your source, include the name of the dictionary in the actual answer, not in a comment. Please do not say "Google" the company usually takes dictionary definitions from Oxford Dictionaries. Thanks. – Mari-Lou A Jul 10 '18 at 6:41
  • It's a small world after all, it's a small world after all, it's a small world after all, it's a small, small world! – Hot Licks Jul 10 '18 at 11:43

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