Humpback Whale Songs Spread Eastward Like the Latest Pop Tune (2 of 2) (audio) Cell Press Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... Caption Humpback whales have their own version of the hit single, according to a study reported online on April 14 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. At any given time within a population, male humpbacks all sing the same mating tune. But the pattern of the song changes over time, with the new and apparently catchy versions of the song spreading repeatedly across the ocean, almost always traveling from west to east. Credit Current Biology, Garland Usage Restrictions Embargoed until April 14th 2011 at 12 Noon EST Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.