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fighting her murder conviction in italy. >> it has been an emotional ordeal for knox and her family that has lasted now four years. it's monday, october 3rd. good morning, everyone. i'm tanya rivero. >> i'm rob nelson. italy's justice system is much different than the legal process here in america. amanda knox, her lawyers, and her family have been through so much these last few years. her parents said just imagine sitting in court every day as your daughter is tried for murder and not being able to understand a word that anyone is actually saying. >> huge toll on the family not just emotionally but financially as well. >> so many differences pointed out between their system and ours. complicated matters. today is the day. also this morning, you heard of road rage, but police in suburban denver are investigating a case of parking lot rage. the suspect is a cia contractor who has been to war and police say he has quite a temper.
>> would imagine. >> yes. also this morning, happy birthday to a spicy treat, buffalo wings, served for the first time 47 years ago today. this tasty anniversary is our favorite story of the day. any time. >> do we get to eat? >> when we get to eat, our favorite story of the day. first, a more serious note. crucial moments in the amanda knox appeal. the college student could go free today. >> knox is expected to make a final plea for innocence in an italian courtroom. our reporter is following the case in perugia, italy. >> reporter: the moment amanda knox has been waiting for the chance to stand up in court and make a statement in italian, a final plea for freedom. what is expected to be an emotional speech proclaiming her innocence, knox will express sorrow to the kercher family for losing their daughter meredith. >> what they have had to endure is -- ten times worse than what we have had to endure so far.
>> reporter: the seattle student's defense lawyers will make a final rebuttal before the two judges and six jurors deliberate and decide her fate. >> these people hold her life in their hands. it is hugely stressful and has been for years. >> reporter: knox and then boyfriend, raffaele sollecito were arrested. meredith's body was found throat slashed lying in a pool of blood in the house they shared. the alleged murder weapon, a kitchen knife, had meredith's dna evidence on the blade and amanda's on the handle. the key evidence linking amanda to the crime. two independent forensic experts said the dna collection was shoddy and dna traces so small it couldn't beep retested. last week the prosecution called amanda a sex-loving she devil and want her 26-year sentence increased. her defense attorneys fought
back telling the jury she had been victim of a character assassination. she was innocent and had spent more than 1,000 days in jail for a crime she did not commit. after four years behind bars it has been an anxious wait for amanda knox and her family. but that wait is almost over. she will have one final chance to fight for her freedom in court on monday. abc news, perugia, italy. >> truly extraordinary trial. and you can stay with abc news as we cover late developments in the amanda knox case. we'll have more live reports later on "america this morning" and on "good morning america" as this very dramatic day moves forward in the court system in italy. >> the second week of testimony gets under way in the manslaughter trial of conrad murray, michael jackson's doctor. the emergency room doctor who testified that michael jackson was clinically dead when he arrived in the hospital will return to the stand, and we'll hear from at&t and sprint about cell phones calls, murray made the day jackson died. to the economy now. a rough start for markets overseas. asian stocks tumbled sharply in
early trading over fears about the dire financial situation in greece. the greek finance minister said yesterday the new austerity plan will not be enough to meet targets imposed by international lenders. here in new york the loosely organized group of protestors known as occupy wall street says it is digging in for the long haul and their efforts may be paying off. a weekend march resulting in more than 700 arrests has now propelled protestors into the national spotlight. here is abc's t.j. winick. >> reporter: they are hundreds strong. protestors calling themselves occupy wall street, came to speak for millions. >> it is about democracy. anybody here has an opportunity to speak and be heard. >> reporter: their causes -- everything from global warming to gasoline prices to corporate greed. but all here are united by their anger over what they say is a broken system. that serves the wealthy and powerful at the expense of the rest. >> i don't care if you are rich, poor, black, white, where you live. everyone's got a financial
inequity system. >> reporter: protesters getting backing of prominent celebrities and powerful labor unions. sympathetic protestors popping up in other cities including l.a., boston, and washington. >> eight out of ten americans think the country is on the wrong track. they're expressing what people have been feeling for at least a decade. >> reporter: the protesters are getting word out through social media and their own newspaper. the majority are under 30 but they are activists of every age. >> every demonstration has begun first with ignoring it and then with sneering at it, and then with hating it and then finally, people get the message. >> reporter: the demonstrations have been mostly peaceful until 700 were arrested trying to take over a lane of the brooklyn bridge. >> reporter: it gets issues on the agenda that both parties don't want to deal with. >> reporter: while they may have a ways to go before obtaining tea party influence, occupy wall street hopes their message continues to gain momentum and will ultimately be heard in 2012 elections. >> they are really dig in their
heels. they've got a media center, a library, a clinic, a kitchen. they're staying for the long haul. >> seems like a long-term initiative down there. we have seen the protests in london, the arab spring. people are speculating is this america's version of that kind of uprising not to that level. the manifestation of the similar problems we are having here. >> seems like they will have to crystallize their message for people to understand what they're really protesting. >> broad spectrum of things they're tackling. all right. shifting gears now, the cia contractor freed after killing two pakistani men in january is now at the center of a road rage incident back here at home. raymond davis is accused of beating up a colorado man over a parking space at a shopping center over the weekend. jeffrey may said he was going to get bagels when davis accused him of stealing the spot. the shouting match quickly turned violent. >> i got hit. i went back, hit my back on the concrete.
i don't know. i must have got up. looked, standing there, and got up to defend myself. and -- started again. >> reporter: davis was charged with assault and disorderly conduct. pakistan released davis in march after the families of the two men he killed agreed to more than $2 million in blood money. davis insisted he shot them in self defense when they tried to rob him. and speaking of road rage, it seems to impact women drivers more than men according to an online poll in great britain. that unscientific survey said women were less tolerant than men about traffic jams and rude drivers, but women may stress more behind the wheel because they commute with the kids. let me tell you the kids can add to stress. survey of 1,000 british drivers shows men are more likely to be kinder to fellow drivers. >> very nice. >> if there are no kids involved. wait until the dads are taking everyone to school. >> true. all right. well, after 33 years and nearly
1,100 commentaries, andy rooney wrapped up his regular run on "60 minutes." but at age 92, rooney wants you to know he is not retiring. cbs news says that rooney will make occasional appearances on the show because, as he says, once a writer always a writer. even after all this time, rooney insists he is still not comfortable with the limelight. >> i spent my first 50 years trying to become well known as a writer. and the next 30 trying to avoid being famous. i walk down the street now or go to a football game, and people shout "hey, andy," and i hate that. >> rooney added though he may not show it he actually does appreciate all the nice comments he hears. as he signed off, he had one request, if you see him in a restaurant here, said, please just let me eat my dinner. >> no "hey, andy?" not on the street. >> no "hey andy," let him eat his pudding. >> hard to believe he doesn't like the fame. think he would have done something else if he didn't like
it. we liked him. here is your monday forecast. chilly in the northeast. chance of afternoon showers from new england down to d.c. pop up showers in florida. thunderstorms in colorado, new mexico, arizona. a wet day along the pacific coast. >> 83, salt lake city. still hot in phoenix at 99. dallas, 87. kansas city, 79. minneapolis, 80. 59, big apple. 54 in baltimore. nice sounding 78 in new orleans. >> well, well, well, look what just magically appeared here on our desk. wish you could smell this. >> does smell good. you know what it means, food, it is our boom, favorite story of the day. >> take it away, rob. >> 47 years ago today the first ever platter of buffalo wings invented and served up. >> that took place at the anchor bar in -- where else -- buffalo, new york. so now you know. >> now we know. >> where everything comes from.
>> wasn't jessica simpson on her show, couple years ago, nick gave her the buffalo wings. she said, "i don't like buffalo." not the animal buffalo. city these were found in, delicious wings. >> not little bits of buffalo. that might be interesting. buffalo is supposed to be delicious. that's what i hear. people eat buffalo. this is not buffalo. very spicy. >> very good. the mom who founded these, took chicken wings meant for broth, deep fried them, tossed them into cayenne sauce. very spicy. makes them so good. >> this recipe remains a mystery. >> secret to this day. doesn't matter what it is. still delicious. >> they're good. lots of hot sauce. >> that's what i am talking about. more "world news now" coming up. ♪ >> that's what i am talking about. more "world news now" coming up. f hot sauce. >> that's what i am talking about. more "world news now" coming up. >> mm. ♪ you go next if you had a
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>> it was 16 years ago today the more infamous case involving simpson came to a close captivating the country. he was found innocent of killing his former wife and her friend. we take a look back into the abc news vault from october 3, 1995. >> mr. cochran, mr. simpson would you stand and face the jury. >> reporter: more than a year after jury selection first began and after a night of incredible suspense, the trial of o.j. simpson ended. >> we the jury in the above entitled action find the defendant not guilty of the crime of murder, a felony upon nicole brown simpson, a human being, as charged in count one of the information. >> reporter: then with the sobs of the goldman family in the background with fred goldman mouthing the word "murderer," the second not guilty verdict was
read. >> we the jury in the above entitled indictment find the defendant not guilty in the murder of ronald kyle goldman -- >> reporter: outside the courtroom there was cheering when the verdicts were read by many who had come as so often happens just to be there. [ chanting ] >> then heat hito turned to simpson and set him free. >> the defendant having been acquitted, he is ordered transported to an appropriate sheriffs facility and released forthwith. >> reporter: as o.j. simpson, a free man, left the county jail, he left behind at the courthouse his lawyers, his family and a message read by his eldest son, jason. >> my first obligation is to my young children who will be raised the way that nicole and i had always planned. my second obligation is to my family and to those friends who never wavered in their support. but when things have settled, i will pursue as my
primary goal in life, the killer or killers who slaughtered nicole and mr. goldman. then ron goldman's father, who grieved publicly for a year. >> this prosecution team didn't lose today -- i deeply believe that this country lost today. justice was not served. >> everyone remembers, one of those moments, where were you. i was in physics class in high school. teachers stopped the test put on the tv. there it was. >> everyone remembers. what was the famous -- if it doesn't fit, you cannot acquit. >> you must acquit. >> if it doesn't fit you must acquit. >> piece of americana right there. more "world news now" coming up right after the break. >> if it doesn't fit you must acquit. >> piece of americana right there. more "world news now" coming up right after the break. americana right there. more "world news now" coming up right after the break.
martha stewart has made a name for herself selling domestic bliss, and that's made her very wealthy. >> that is martha the business woman. what about the mom? a new book by her daughter does not paint a flattering portrait, as t.j. winick reports. >> her name conjures up the image of a domestic goddess. >> for ease of use. for comfort, they're a good thing. >> reporter: america's hostess with the mostest. >> this will be a hit in your home and mine. >> reporter: in reality, martha stewart was anything but the perfect homemaker. this according to a soon to be released book co-authored by her daughter and only child alexis. and she claims the family fridge growing up was practically empty. "there was never anything to eat at my house. other people had food, i had no food. there were ingredients, but no
prepared food of any kind." and the same martha stewart who can show you how to make holidays festive and fun. >> wouldn't you look to have a centerpiece on your thanksgiving table? >> could have apparently cared less about her family's merriment. "she used to make me wrap my own presents," alexis writes, "she would hand me things, say wrap these, don't look inside. as for halloween there were no costumes there was no anything. we turned off all the lights and pretended we weren't home." journalist erica souter has covered martha stewart for years. >> no one thinks of martha stewart as a cute, cuddly grandma type. on the other end of that i don't think any one expected the stories to be so odd, bizarre and unusual. >> reporter: martha stewart's only advice -- you have someone rich and ugly who takes care of you, and you have someone else who's hot and makes attractive babies. >> people are wondering if this is true, it hinges on the joan crawford's "no more wire
hangers" territory. but alex is a no-holds-barred kind of chick, so i do believe every word in the book. >> if you think there are hard feelings between mother and daughter. guess again. the book is dedicated to martha, quoting her saying of alexis, tv and radio host phone for her style, she is her own person. she makes up her own mind. not content, it appears, to mind her own manners. t.j. winick, abc news, new york. >> hard to imagine some of the stuff doesn't upset martha and that they're still getting along. >> i was shocked to know the book was dedicated to her. so much you would think martha wouldn't want out there, some of it seemed far-fetched. >> if it sells books. she is a business woman. >> family business is making the money, right. more "world news now" coming up right after this. she is a business woman. >> familyily business is makinge money, right. more "world news now" coming up right after this.
[ technical difficulty ] >> i felt like it was enough laughter that it didn't overshadow the fact, the seriousness. >> it was still funny. i liked it. >> teaching me a lesson to me. how optimistic those people were. i was like crying all the time. i'm messy now. >> the was funny and emotional at the same time. [ inaudible ] >> the movie was good. i was afraid it was going to be too dramatic.
[ inaudible ] >> was there a happy ending or you can't give it away? >> do you want me to give it away? >> i won't give it away. >> it was a tear-jerker. >> i'm a strong woman. i didn't cry. there were some people that did shed a couple tears. >> how did it affect the relationship with his girlfriend in the movie? >> pretty typical girlfriend/boyfriend relationship. somebody gets sick and maybe somebody does something a little bit wrong and maybe somebody cheats or maybe they don't. >> gave this stars? >> four stars out of five. i am a very tough grader, but this movie was absolutely amazing. >> great. glad you enjoyed it too. mixing sad with the humor. >> see that this weekend. >> sounds good. more from abc cococococococococo
up in the italian justice system and her controversial four-year legal struggle. it is monday, october 3. happy monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm tanya rivero. a murder conviction and appeal based on dna evidence is difficult enough for an ordinary case, but this is the amanda knox case. and the american student has been stuck in the italian legal system. there has been a language barrier and justice system so different than here in the u.s. >> imagine the emotion and tension surrounding her, court room, her family. just an extraordinary trial. four years of this ordeal. >> the strain of not knowing the language, system. incredible to imagine. >> we will see how it plays out. also this morning, the giant snails invading backyards in miami. there's an all-out front to stop the creatures from causing environmental harm.
the big question is how did they get to florida from the their native africa? >> did they fly? >> did they, took a long trek didn't they? >> somebody brought those critters over. someone needs to fess up to that one. and later this half-hour, what makes an ordinary hit into one of the catchiest songs of all times. some researchers have discovered a successful musical formula. you have to hear it. >> so glad we picked "ymca" for that clip. ♪ >> oh, yes. before all of that, though, this could be the end of a very long wait for the family of amanda knox. >> in italian jury is deciding the american college student's appeal on murder charges. elizabeth vargas reports now from italy. >> reporter: while perugia celebrated its sunday rituals, amanda knox sat alone in her prison cell, on the outskirts of town. she's putting finishing touches on the impassioned plea she is expected to deliver before she learns her fate. >> it is trying to put into words how to plead for your life. it's a pretty tough thing to do. >> the decision in the hands of
this appeals court. the new judge ordered an independent review of the dna evidence so crucial in convicting knox, and the former boyfriend of murdering meredith kercher. the police collection of the bra clasp said to contain dna was so sloppy it could have caused contamination. and that the knife that the prosecution said was used to kill kercher contained too small of a dna sample to retest it and should never have been introduced. >> do you feel like you got that point driven home? >> we have explained this to the court. and the court has to accept our view. >> reporter: knox's entire family will be in court not far from them, meredith kercher's family. meredith's mother will look the jury in the eye and wants knox to stay in prison. >> i have my hopes for my daughter.
but unfortunately, they don't for theirs. and it's a tough one. >> reporter: she is gone forever. >> they don't have a chance with her. and we do with ours. >> reporter: there are three different scenarios -- the jury could uphold the conviction and sentence her to life behind bars, could uphold conviction and release her on time served or could acquit her and set her free. elizabeth vargas, abc news, perugia, italy. >> stay with abc news as we cover late developments in the amanda knox case. more live reports later on "america this morning" and on "good morning america." for updates any time, log on to abc news.com. more testimony this morning from the emergency room doctor who said michael jackson had no pulse when he arrived at the hospital. the doctor is expected to tell the jury whether or not dr. conrad murray told her that he had administered propofol to jackson. on friday, the paramedics who arrived at jackson's mansion said conrad murray failed to tell them about the drug and saw
him putting vials into a black bag. to politics now and the sharpest attack yet by president obama against his gop rivals. the president wanted to know why none of them responded when an american soldier was booed during a recent debate. here is abc's david kerley. >> reporter: the election may be a year away, but candidate obama went after every republican running for president. >> we don't believe in the smallness that says it is okay for a stage full of political leaders, one of whom could end up being the president of the united states, being silent when an american soldier is booed. we don't believe in that. [ cheers ] >> reporter: that american soldier appeared on videotape at the most recent republican debate, an openly gay soldier, booed by some in the audience we he asked a question. >> do you intend to circumvent the progress made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military? [ booing ] >> yeah -- >> reporter: not one of the candidates on the stage said anything about the booing, leaving them open to the combative chiding from the president.
>> you want to be commander-in-chief? you can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the united states even when it's not politically convenient. >> reporter: some republican candidates said after the debate they didn't hear the boos. others said they didn't have time to comment. herman cain was asked if he regrets not rebuking the boos during the debate? >> i did not have the luxury. i was not the control, not the moderator. >> in retrospect would you have done something? >> in retrospect because of the controversy it created and because of the different interpretations that it could have had, yes, that would have been appropriate. >> reporter: we reached out to other republican campaigns. only michele bachmann responded. but she did not directly address the president's comments. david kerley, abc news, the white house. there was another big political controversy over the weekend apparently, rick perry in texas, family leased this camp for many, many years,
the name of the camp included a racial slur, the n word more or less. now going back and forth over the sign being painted over. >> the sign was painted over. no one can determine when. some say as recently as a few years ago. >> perry says they repainted over the sign with the word on it 30 years ago. >> a lot of people will be talking about this. >> a hot point today, yes. >> rival candidate, herman cain said the name of the hunting camp and the fact that perry had been going there shows a lack of sensitivity. he said that particular word has no place in the modern world. earlier in the weekend, cain won a tea party straw poll in suburban chicago with 77% of the vote. congresswoman michele bachmann came in second. severe economic problems turns out can make people sick. the new finding from researchers at princeton. economists discovered emergency room visits and hospitalizations were up dramatically in areas hardest hit by foreclosure.
researchers say suicide attempts increased nearly 39%. complaints about anxiety, hypertension and diabetes complications were common. wildlife experts in south florida are now scrambling to stop thousand of destructive snails in their tracks. the population of giant african land snails exploded over the past month. dozens of snail hunters are hot on their trail. we have more now from wplgs jeff winesinger. >> reporter: the florida department of agriculture now has a crew of 70 people in south florida snail hunting. and we're not just talking any snail. these are giant, african land snails. they can produce 1,200 eggs a year. the commissioner of agriculture summing them up this way. >> this snail is one bad dude. >> reporter: they were spotted in miami last september. and there is a good reason the state will now spend millions to eradicate them. >> we're working diligently to
keep this outbreak from spreading and impacting our everglades and natural areas. it impacts our agricultural commodities, feeds on 500 different plants. it affects human health. it is a known carrier of meningitis. >> the last reported outbreak was in miami back in 1966. back then, 18,000 snails were found. it cost $1 million and 10 years to get rid of them. the experts here don't know why they've reappeared. >> they are used in some religious rites, illegally, but they are used. and -- we believe that may be contributing to the spread, to the movement of the snails from one place to another. >> what a good looking creature. >> these things are illegal to bring in without a permit. officials say no permits issued. >> they eat 500 different types of plants. they can cause structural damage, and worse yet can carry
a parasite that can lead to meningitis. really unhealthy. >> stay away. >> yes, good luck down there in florida. >> all right. and in other news, hurricane ophelia is whipping up to 80 mile an hour winds, hitting newfoundland dumping rain on the canadian coast. it is losing strength as tropical storm philippe poses no risk to coastlines. with that, a look at your monday forecast. showers out west from seattle to reading, california. also thunderstorms in the rockies. warm in the middle of the country. climbing to the 80s. twin cities, dallas, cooling down though with scattered afternoon showers from d.c. to portland, maine. 67, boston. 73, atlanta. 86, miami. 65, detroit. 70, chicago. 80s in fargo, billings. 62, seattle. 79, albuquerque. if you are watching nfl games yesterday, like who doesn't watch football? you may have been -- >> i don't know. >> if you were watching, maybe
see a little pink out there. >> pink towels, gloves, even shoes on display at stadiums across the country. it was the start of the league's annual campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer. >> practically everywhere you look you saw pink from referees, and coaches' outfits to hints of pink even on the actual field itself. the campaign will continue throughout october, which is breast cancer awareness month. >> i see pink shoes down there. check it out. >> very cool. the guys, put a little pink on for a great cause. >> a big, burley guy in pink is always a good thing. an excellent thing. >> i like it better when my saints win. who was it yesterday? why am i blanking out? >> jacksonville. >> that's right, jacksonville. >> you are the football fan. >> why did i turn to you? >> good day for football and those guys. very cool. >> that's right. we will be right back with more "world news now." very cool. >> that's right. we will be right back with more "world news now." ♪
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♪ welcome back, everybody. now an extraordinary story about a woman born deaf. she used to get by reading people's lips. >> two months ago she received special implants and now she hears everything. abc's david muir shows us what it was like when she heard her own voice for the very first time. >> reporter: the video has gone viral, the 29-year-old mother of two, born deaf, wearing hearing aids since she was a baby, never able to hear clearly. here sitting at the center in houston after an implant in the middle ear. they turned the device on. >> it's beeping. >> technically your device is on. can you tell?
it's exciting. >> reporter: she holds her hands to her face in disbelief. >> you can put it down for a second. just get used to the sound. what does it sound like? >> i don't want to hear myself cry. >> reporter: hearing herself cry. can you hear me? can you hear your voice? >> reporter: she has written about her laughter since, blogging "i could hear myself crying, then laughing then freaking out over my laugh." about her husband, rare appreciation when it comes to him snoring. i am thinking i will leave the device on and listen to him snore. i have to be the only wife that's looking forward to that. david muir, abc news, new york.
>> how touching is that. 29 years old hearing her voice for the first time. >> sloan, we wish you the best. such a fantastic story. >> medical miracle. never give up hope, you know. >> absolutely. and coming up, charlie sheen's father is talking about his family. plus, critics loved it. viewers, they didn't tune in too much. now a new chapter of the once hit show "arrested development" we have that and more coming up next in "the skinny." now a new chapter of the once hit show "arrested development" we have that and more coming up next in "the skinny." ♪ lopment" we have that and more coming up next in "the skinny."wswswswswst
♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny >> welcome back, everybody. a lot to get to in "the skinny" today. you will be happy if you are a fan of the once hit, then canceled "arrested development" critically acclaimed didn't have high enough viewership. they will come back do a limited season, eight, 12 episodes. that will set up a movie, full "arrested development" movie. the show got canceled in 2006 after three seasons. five years later come back do miniseason more or less and open the door to a movie. really, really great show. almost like the "modern family" of its day pretty much. >> lot of people seem to be sort of closet viewers of this. they bought the dvds, caught up afterwards.
>> after it went off. on the air, not enough tuned in. they're coming back. if you love the show. stay tuned for the season and then the film. welcome back. the sheen family apparently sticks together. a really sweet story. friday emilio estevez and martin sheen expressed their love for troubled family member charlie sheen in d.c. promoting "the way." they talked about -- the first time either has spoken publicly about charlie's trouble since march and told "the daily caller" about what happened. charlie showed up to the aarp screening in l.a. surprised us. it was lovely to see him. elder sheen went on to say when someone is spinning out that, do they not live closer to your heart. so they really are embracing charlie sheen. and they have him tight in the fold. in the family fold. >> dad helps them get back on the straight path, straighter path, then good for them. good for the sheens. >> family ties are strong. martha stewart, everyone's
favorite domestic goddess, we're getting a little dirt on old martha. her daughter alexis, pretty outspoken radio host, has written a tell-all book and reveals little tidbits about mama martha here. "us weekly" got an advanced copy and says that martha used to go to the bathroom with the door open. she was fanatical with people taking off their shoes when they came in the house but would let the dogs and pets do their private business on the rugs in the house. >> dogs come before the people. >> she used to make me wrap my presents. she would hand me things before christmas. she would say, now wrap these, don't look inside. so, some tidbits into martha's mothering style. the book comes out later this month. the book dedicated to martha. you have to wonder what kind of relationship the two had. martha pees with the door open. >> little "mommy dearest." in there. >> no, wire hangers! yes. and in happy news, gene simmons and shannon tweed finally tied the knot after 28 years together. what was taking so long?
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>> see you are a closet metal head. i was thinking of the last episode of the "sopranos." we approach it differently. >> an american classic. the reason you heard journey's "don't stop believing." this story about the catchiest songs ever. abc's t.j. winick tells us how they came up with the big list. >> reporter: maybe you have done it on a road trip. ♪ she has a smile >> reporter: like this family from "stepbrothers." more how about the scene that made tom cruise famous. ♪ just take the old records off the shelf ♪ >> reporter: we love to belt out a good tune every now and then. but some british researchers wanted to know why certain songs inspired us to sing along more than others. ♪ don't stop believing >> reporter: scholars at university of london isolated
four key elements or x factors. ♪ >> reporter: number one, long and detailed musical phrases. ♪ entertain us >> reporter: number two, multipitch changes in the song's hook. number three, male vocalist. ♪ brown-eyed girl >> reporter: higher male voices making a noticeable vocal effort. ♪ living on a prayer >> reporter: using this formula, a list was compiled of the top ten catchiest songs of all time. "final countdown" by europe made the cut. so did the theme song from "baywatch," "i'm always here" by jamie jamieson. number two catchiest song of all time almost acted out as much as it is belted out. ♪ >> reporter: "ymca" by the village people. ♪ >> reporter: and the number-one most sing-alongable hit,
the power ballad, a global sports anthem. ♪ we are the champions >> reporter: "we are the champions" by freddie mercury and his band, queen. t.j. winick, abc news. >> i don't agree with all the songs. "ymca," definitely. >> my lord. >> yes, you would know a little about that wouldn't you, rob. >> oh, my lord. >> coming up with the lyrics to that one. >> i have no comment. ♪ ymca >> oh, my lord. >> coming up with the lyrics to that one. >> i have no comment. ♪ ymca