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Some of the songs with the most explosive chorus

Not just intros: songs sometimes make it to the top of the charts thanks to unforgettable, all-singing choruses. Making this list was NME, New Musical Express, Britain's historic weekly music magazine.

Three key elements were taken into consideration in making this list:

1. The ability of the refrain to move the listener

2. The ability of the refrain to make the listener sing along

3. The ability of the refrain to make the listener dance.

Here is the list of the most recognizable refrains: do you agree with this ranking or would you have changed anything?

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The songs with the most explosive chorus: NME's list
Not just intros: songs sometimes make it to the top of the charts thanks to unforgettable, all-singing choruses. Making this list was NME, New Musical Express, Britain's historic weekly music magazine. Three key aspects were taken into consideration in making this ranking: 1. The ability of the refrain to move the listener; 2. The ability of the refrain to make the listener sing; 3. The ability of the refrain to make the listener dance. Here is the list of the most explosive refrains!
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Metallica – Enter Sandman
"Enter Sandman" enabled Metallica to win their third Grammy Award for best performance metal. The song describes the fears that plague a child, who then recites a prayer to Sandman, a typical character from Anglo-Saxon folklore.
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Bon Jovi – Livin' on a prayer
"Livin' on a prayer" is one of the most successful songs of Bon Jovi and according to VH1 it is also the most significant song of the entire 1980s. The song's lyrics describe a young couple in love who struggle to get a steady paycheck and keep their relationship strong.
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The Stone Roses – She bangs the drums
This song is one of the most famous of the original group from Manchester. The song was also ranked 12th on the list of the 50 best songs Indie ever according to the music magazine NME.
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Arctic Monkeys – I bet you look good on the dance floor
"I bet you look good on the dance floor" achieved three platinum records in the UK and is part of the album "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not". This album holds the record for the highest number of copies sold for a debut album, with 364,000 copies purchased by the public in the first week.
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Blur – Song 2
The song was premiered live at the RDS in Dublin in June 1996. The singer Damon Albarn stated that "Song 2" was the tentative name of the song: later, the title became the final one.
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Muse – Plug in baby
"Plug in baby" begins with a guitar solo that is on the list of the 25 most beautiful riff of all time according to the magazine Total Guitar Magazine. The song appears on the list of the music video game Guitar Hero 5, a game in which frontman Matthew Bellamy is also featured among the characters.
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Killers – Mr. Brightside
"Mr. Brightside" is the debut song of Killers, the first of the 2000s capable of surpassing the quota of one billion streams on all listening platforms. The video is set in a burlesque show, where a relationship is born between the singer and one of the dancers, the same girl who will later act in the video of another song by Killers, "Miss Atomic Bomb".
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The Ronettes – Be My Baby
Written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, "Be My Baby" is one of the most successful songs of the 1960s. According to many music critics, this is one of the songs that has most influenced today's music pop.
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Oasis – Don't look back in anger
Impossible not to start singing when listening to "Don't look back in anger". The song was written by Noel Gallagher and is the first song by Oasis in which Noel replaces his brother Liam as the lead vocalist.
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