Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!



Date: Apr 20 2005


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I’m usually just jamming on the piano, finding things that sound catchy and then I make them into a song.”
-13-year old Asya, of the band Smoosh, talking about songwriting.


1. Definition - Study the definition.

easy to sing along with or remember

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

I am in a band that has a lot of catchy songs. How do you know if a song is catchy? If people can sing it for you after they have only heard it once or twice, it’s catchy.
Writing catchy songs is actually pretty easy. You just have to keep them simple and repeat a lot. If you do this, you will write catchy songs and people will sing along.
When people hear a song that they like and feel like they could sing along, they will. I do this, too. I sing catchy songs in my car all the time. I can just relax and sing.
I like to come up with catchy songs while I walk. It’s a good time because your feet make a really simple beat you can sing a long to. Try it. It’s good fun!


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“This song is really catchy! Everytime I hear it, I sing it all day long.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

I think “catchy” indicates to things are easy to remember,or to the things we instinctly like!
by Ali (tartous, Syria)
It means” easy to learn or to practice”
by James (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)
I think that something is “catchy” when it has a hook, when it sounds interesting
by Salva (Rome, Italy)
Interesting to hear;listenable;something that sticks in the mind
pleasant and easy to remember
by Dan (NakhonSawan, Thailand)
it means easy to remember
by grace (wuxi, china)
Catchy here means attractive or
by Jane (Harbin, China)
easy to remember.it use for song.
by jangsangthong (bkk, thailand)
good melody…
by aparecida (Barra Mansa, Braszil)
CATCHY is used especially in songs or tune. Easy to remember because of having a simple and effective melody or wording. Attractive.
by Tailinne (Matozinhos, Brazil)
Easy to remember.
by Emerson (, Brazil)
easy to remember
by Mo (Jeddah, KSA)
appealing, easy to remember.
by Jane (philadelphia, USA)
pleasing and easily remembered !
Catchy is ’ easy to remember’
by Benny (PEtaling, Malaysia)
it means easy to remember.
by Emily (Qinhuangdao, China)
I guess “catchy” means something intresting and easy to remember
by Michelle (Wide goose , China)
Attractive or appealing/Easily remembered
by Chung (Kunming, China)
it means easily remembered, I like this song, it has a catchy tune.
by Sherry (shenzhen, China)
it’s easy to remember.
by ben (Shenzhen, China)
Things easy to remember
by Deqing (Beijing vs. Nanning, China)
catchy means attractive, appealing
by Gagan (Delhi, India)
a tune or song that is easy to remember
by amir (mashhad, iran)
When you say a sound ‘catchy’, you describe the sound is very easy to be followed, learned and remembered.
by Stephen (Tianjin, P.R. China)
it means things which can be easily remembered.
by echo (changchun, china)
Catchy = easy to remember
by Jeff (São Paulo, Brazil)
something`s easy to remember. furthermore,it can be appealling and pleasing when coming up with it!
by Shirley (hangzhou, China)
In my opinion,catchy means that someting suddenly jumps into one’s mind and then is caught.
by Lois (Shenzhen, China)
easy to remember and easy to sing~
by Meg (Wuhan, China)
It means pleasant & easy to remember
by Iman (mashhad, iran)

Want to guess next week's slang?

Go to the TOEFL® page >


Log in to Comment



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I enjoy catchy songs a lot.

10:29 AM Dec 31 2016 |

Likes (5):

See all >

Share this lesson:

  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Bebo
  • Share on Myspace
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email this to a friend
  • Share on Sina

Post Ebaby! lessons on your blog:

Ebaby! Cast