A good hook is universal. If a song is catchy enough, it sticks with you, whether you're a music snob or a Top 40 fan. In fact, sometimes the earworm tracks that stay in our heads the longest are the ones we'd file under "guilty pleasure." On this list of the catchiest songs of 2014, there's no room for biases. Love or hate these songs, there's no denying that they quickly get stuck in your head and are hard to forget.
Since pop music is basically all about memorable choruses, this roundup has plenty of tracks from Top 40 radio royalty (like frenemies Taylor Swift and Katy Perry). Mainstream rap is also heavily represented, which is hardly surprising - it's not exactly easy to score a hip hop hit without an immediately likable hook. That said, indie and alternative favorites like The Black Keys, Jack White, and alt-J also managed to sneak in with some seriously infectious rock tracks.So what song did you have on repeat all year (whether you wanted to or not)? Which catchy single do you wish you could stop singing to yourself? And what 2014 hit will you still be humming for years to come? Cast your votes for the catchiest 2014 earworms - we're already sorry that now they'll all be running through your head.