20 Most Popular Songs to Sing in the Shower

"So I put my hands up, they're playing my song. The butterflies fly away." —Miley Cyrus, and also this guy.
"So I put my hands up, they're playing my song. The butterflies fly away." —Miley Cyrus, and also this guy.
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If you can hear your apartment neighbor belting Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the U.S.A.” in the shower day after day, you’re definitely not the only one.

UK-based bathroom supplier ShowerstoYou compiled a list of 530 Spotify playlists containing the word shower and found the 2009 party anthem on a whopping 97 percent of them—more than any other song. Apparently, quite a few people like to blast dance hits while they lather, rinse, and repeat: “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd came in second place, and Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie,” Doja Cat’s “Say So,” and Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” all made the top 20.

Other bathers prefer to pine over lost love with a good power ballad. “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis was on 82 percent of playlists, Bruno Mars’s “Grenade” appeared on 72 percent of them, and 57 percent of playlist makers are trying their best to hit the high notes in Adele’s “Hello.”

Becky G’s 2014 pop hit “Shower” is probably the most apt song on the list, considering how many times (12, to be exact) the lyrics mention “singing in the shower.” And while the top 20 almost entirely consists of 21st-century chart-toppers, there are two noteworthy throwbacks: TLC’s 1999 classic “No Scrubs” and “Africa” by Toto.

In addition to analyzing Spotify playlists, Showerstoyou also surveyed 2329 people to find out which genre they favor for solitary sudsy concerts. Pop was the clear winner with 55 percent, followed by rap (19 percent) and R&B (10 percent).

Find out if your go-to shower song made the list below.

  1. “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus // 97 percent
  1. “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd // 90 percent
  1. “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis // 82 percent
  1. “Sunday Best” by Surfaces // 79 percent
  1. “No Scrubs” by TLC // 73 percent
  1. “Grenade” by Bruno Mars // 72 percent
  1. “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira // 66 percent
  1. “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran // 62 percent
  1. “Adore You” by Harry Styles // 61 percent
  1. “Say So” by Doja Cat // 59 percent
  1. “Hello” by Adele // 57 percent
  1. “Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande // 56 percent
  1. “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott // 55 percent
  1. “Mine” by Bazzi // 53 percent
  1. “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles // 52 percent
  1. “Shower” by Becky G // 49 percent
  1. “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa // 48 percent
  1. “Baby” by Justin Bieber // 47 percent
  1. “Africa” by Toto // 46 percent
  1. “Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s // 45 percent

[h/t ShowerstoYou]

Looking to Downsize? You Can Buy a 5-Room DIY Cabin on Amazon for Less Than $33,000

Five rooms of one's own.
Five rooms of one's own.
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If you’ve already mastered DIY houses for birds and dogs, maybe it’s time you built one for yourself.

As Simplemost reports, there are a number of house kits that you can order on Amazon, and the Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit is one of the quaintest—and, at $32,990, most affordable—options. The 540-square-foot structure has enough space for a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, and a sitting room—and there’s an additional 218-square-foot loft with the potential to be the coziest reading nook of all time.

You can opt for three larger rooms if you're willing to skip the kitchen and bathroom.Allwood/Amazon

The construction process might not be a great idea for someone who’s never picked up a hammer, but you don’t need an architectural degree to tackle it. Step-by-step instructions and all materials are included, so it’s a little like a high-level IKEA project. According to the Amazon listing, it takes two adults about a week to complete. Since the Nordic wood walls are reinforced with steel rods, the house can withstand winds up to 120 mph, and you can pay an extra $1000 to upgrade from double-glass windows and doors to triple-glass for added fortification.

Sadly, the cool ceiling lamp is not included.Allwood/Amazon

Though everything you need for the shell of the house comes in the kit, you will need to purchase whatever goes inside it: toilet, shower, sink, stove, insulation, and all other furnishings. You can also customize the blueprint to fit your own plans for the space; maybe, for example, you’re going to use the house as a small event venue, and you’d rather have two or three large, airy rooms and no kitchen or bedroom.

Intrigued? Find out more here.

[h/t Simplemost]

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The Most Popular Songs Named After Each Country

Burst, Pexels // Public Domain
Burst, Pexels // Public Domain

Geography is a popular source of inspiration for many songwriters. When a musician sings about their home country, it can be a way to express patriotism—or criticism. Crooning about a foreign place, on the other hand, is a way to transport listeners to a different part of the world. Inserting place names into lyrics is so common, nearly every country on Earth has a song named after it. Budget Direct compiled the most popular of these songs in the map below.

To make the graphic, the insurance website searched every country name on Spotify and picked the songs with the highest play counts. The most-played track on the map is "China" by Anuel AA with 631,980,232 streams. Though the lyrics don't actually mention the country, the artist claims China's influence can be heard in the song's rhythm.

"Born in The U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen is the most popular song named after the United States, which is funny considering the song's not-so-patriotic message. "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" from Evita, "Russian Roulette" by Rihanna, and "Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles are a few of the other hit songs that make the map. Some entries, like the national anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina, are deeper cuts.

You can check out the full map of popular songs named after countries below. And if you'd like to continue your musical tour of the world, Budget Direct put together a Spotify playlist of the tracks here.

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