Like A Prayer among Billboard 25 Greatest Pop Hooks of All Time

A memorable hook only needs a few seconds to worm its way into your head. When Team Billboard sat down to discuss their personal picks for great, catchy pop hooks, by necessity a lot remained on the cutting room floor. What emerged is a list of 25 pop gems, where you can find Madonna at #22 with Like A Prayer. Too low in our opinion.

22. “Like A Prayer,” Madonna
Madonna has given fans plenty of hit singles over the years, but her catchiest hook may be the chorus of “Prayer,” which practically demands you stand up and clap along. 

Madonna - Like A Prayer

Here’s the complete top 25:

1.“I Want to Hold Your Hand,” The Beatles
2. “Beat It,” Michael Jackson
3. “Dancing Queen,” ABBA
4.“ABC,” The Jackson 5
5. “Stop! In the Name of Love,” The Supremes
6. “She Loves You,” The Beatles
7.“The Twist,” Chubby Checker
8. “Respect,” Aretha Franklin
9. “Stayin’ Alive,” Bee Gees
10. “Under Pressure,” Queen and David Bowie
11. “Good Vibrations,” The Beach Boys
12. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Beyoncé
13. “Hound Dog,” Elvis Presley
14. “YMCA,” The Village People
15. “Since U Been Gone,” Kelly Clarkson
16. “I Will Survive,” Gloria Gaynor
17. “Believe,” Cher
18. “Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond
19. “Happy,” Pharrell
20. “Don’t You Want Me,” The Human League
21. “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen
22. “Like A Prayer,” Madonna
23. “Hey Ya,” Outkast
24. “MmmBop,” Hanson
25. “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga

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