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The 17 Most Legendary Na Na Nas In History

The most important lyric in the history of music. Not to be taken lightly.

17. Pink, “So What?”

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“Na na na nahh na na nah, na na na na na nahh, Na na na nahh na na nah, na na na na na nahh.”

This “Na Na Na” is obviously most effective when you spike your hair, get on a tractor and bob your head while you ride down a busy street.

16. One Direction, “What Makes You Beautiful”

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“Na nana na nana na nana na, na nana na nana; na nana na nana na nana na, na nana na nana.”

Singing “Na Na Na” usually works best when you’re just chillin’ with your bros in the ocean with all your clothes on. Clapping.

15. Akon, “Right Now”

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“I wanna make love right na na na. I wanna make love right na na na. Wish we never broke up right na na na.”

Why say “now” when you can say “Na Na Na” instead?

14. Counting Crows, “The Long December”

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“Na nana nahh, na nana nana nana na naahhh, na nana na naaaaa.”

The long-haired guy in Counting Crows is just sad in this, and it kinda ruins the whole “Na Na Na” vibe to be honest. “Na Na Nas” should be positive and uplifting and convey the sense that you literally have nothing else to say because things are pretty cool right now so you just Na Na Na and that’s how you deal.

13. Justin Bieber, “Boyfriend”

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“Nanana, nanana, nanana… nanana, nanana… nanana, nanana, nanana… nanana, nanana.”

Little known fact: Girls love boys who “Na Na Na.” So put on your gold shoes and leather jacket, whip out your guitar, sit atop the hood of your car, and literally don’t stop “Na Na Na’ing” until you’re her boyfriend.

12. Blink-182, “All The Small Things”

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“Nana nana nana nana na na, nana nana nana nana na na. Nana nana nana nana na na, nana nana nana nana na na.”

NOTE: For a brief moment, Blink-182 is ALSO on a beach — the SAME beach as 1D when they are Na Na Naing. YOU THINK I’M MAKING THIS ALL UP? There are RULES when you Na Na Na. Being on a beach is very important.

11. My Chemical Romance, “Na Na Na”

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“Na nana na nana na nana na na na na, na nana na nana na nana na na na na, na nana na nana na nana na nana na nana na NA.”

I mean, if you’re gonna name your song “Na Na Na,” you better bring the Na Na Na.

10. Nelly, “Na NaNa Na”

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“Na nana na nana nana nana, Na nana na nana nana nana, Na nana na nana nana nana.”

Nelly knows what he’s doing. Slap on a pair of saggy jorts. Get out in the front yard. And “Na Na Na” until everybody is moving.

9. Steam, “Na Na Na (Kiss Him Goodbye)”

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“Na na na na, Na na na na, HEY HEY HEYYY GOOOODBYEEEE.”

Na Na Na’ing is the perfect way to tell someone that you actually hate everything about them and never want to see them again.

8. Journey, “Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin”

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“Na na nana na na, na na nana na. na na nana na nana nana na na. Na na nana na na, na na nana na. na na nana na nana nana na na. Na na nana na na, na na nana na. na na nana na nana nana na na.”

Na Na Na’ing is ALSO a great way to tell someone you think a lot about touching and squeezing them.

7. The Beach Boys, “Good Vibrations”

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“na na na na na, na na na, na na na na na, na na na, na na na na na, na na na, na na na na na, na na na.”

Repetition is pretty key and The Beach Boys have it perfected to an unsettling degree.

6. Rihanna, “S&M”

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“NA NA NA COME ON. NA NA NA COME ON. NA NA NA NA NA COME ON. NA NA NA COME ON. COME ON. COME ON. NA NA NA NA. COME ON.”

ALWAYS say “Na Na Na” before expressing your sexual desire to be chained and whipped.

5. The Beatles, “Hey Jude”

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“Nahhhh nah nah nana na nahhhhh nana na nahhh heyyy Jude. Nahhhh nah nah nana na nahhhhh nana na nahhh heyyy Jude. Nahhhh nah nah nana na nahhhhh nana na nahhh heyyy Jude. Nahhhh nah nah nana na nahhhhh nana na nahhh heyyy Jude.”

You think Jude is going to reply if you don’t say Na Na Na before you call him? No. He’s not. Better say it a few times just to be sure.

4. M.I.A., “Boyz”

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“Nananana NANA NANA nanananana NA NANA…. Nanana NANA NANA Ahnanana na nana… Nananana NANA NANA na nana na nana.”

M.I.A. Na Na Nas so fast, she can pretty much power a small Ukrainian village with the energy her tongue creates Na Na Na’ing.

3. Michael Jackson, “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”

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“Na na na NA. Na na na NA. Na nana ahNA. Na nana ahNA. Na na na NA. Na na na NA. Nana Nana NAH. Nana Nana NAH.

Na Na Nas are MEANT to be repeated. The King of Pop gets it. Go ahead. Try NOT to repeat it.

2. Gwen Stefani, “If I Was A Rich Girl”

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“Nana nana nana nana nana nana nana naaa.”

I mean, if I was a rich girl, I’d probably nananananananananananananananaaa too.

1. Will Smith, “Gettin Jiggy With It”

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“Na na na na na na na, Na na na na na nah… Na na na na na na na, Na na na na na nah… Na na na na na na na, Na na na na na nah… Na na na na na na na, Na na na na na nah.”

And, of course, the ultimate Na Na Na in history. It’s literally physically impossible to get jiggy with it without Na Na Na’ing.

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