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. / RossHelen/iStock via Getty Images

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]