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The Week contest: Pop Song - July 15, 2011

A scientific study found that certain pop songs become big hits even if they're annoying, repetitive, and trite, because they tap into inherent preferences in our brains. Come up with the title of a song guaranteed to become a hit

Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

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Results: After a scientific study found that certain pop songs become big hits even if they’re annoying, repetitive, and trite—because they tap into inherent preferences in our brains — we asked you to come up with the title of a song guaranteed to become a monster hit.

THE WINNER: WannaWannaWannaWanna MineMineMineRob James, San Francisco, CA SECOND PLACE: I Want it, I Deserve it, Yeah, Yeah, YeahDorothy Garrett, Monmouth, OR THIRD PLACE: Sugar Momma, Sugar Daddy, Sugar Baby, Sugar SugarTom Sheppard, Flat Rock, NC

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

You're My Ishy-Squishy Ookie-Pookie Love ThingGary Hennion, New York, NY

EE-Yi--Ee--Yi--SexC. Prentiss Orr, Pittsburgh, PA

Ain't Yo' Ho' No Mo'Judith Cottrill, Bronx, NY

It's the Plump Rump BumpBill Harriot, Fort Washington, MD  My Itchy Itchy Needs Your Scratchy Scratchy LoveHugh Conroy, Bellingham, WA  Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Oh BabyMary Ellen Helms, Santa Clara, CA

Yo,Yo, Yo! We Gotta Go!Carey Lane, Olney, MD All My Shawtyz Work Da PoleJeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA Ice cream and Sex, Sex and Ice creamH.B.Stultz, Jr., East Stroudsburg, PA  Ain't as Bad as It SeemsRoxanne Fox, Kapolei, HI Mmm, Like Kissing BaconRuby Bennett, Raleigh, NC

Legs, Breasts, and All the RestDerek Bonnett, Waterbury, CT

No Way, No How, Un-uh, I Didn't Do ItLucy Cole, Alamo, CA

Angry, Angry, Angry BirdzJessica B. Turnof, Piermont, NY

Love, Money, and a Fancy CarLaura Birdwhistell, Cary, NC

You're a Lousy DriverDouglas Adashefski, Downey, CA Kardashian RhapsodyTodd Berenz, Fond du Lac, WI

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