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Top 10 Most Popular Songs Ever Made

Friday, October 7th 2011. | Most Popular

Foot tapping, sing along or just relax and listen popular music has really brought us some great songs. Over the past century thousands of songs have been produced, but there are only a select few that have become the most listened to popular songs of all time. Listed here you will discover really great music by highly talented artists. This is a list of the 10 most popular songs of all time. Each song is ranked in the list by the total number of records and / or CDs that the artist managed to sell.

10. The Winner Takes It All – ABBA

The Winner Takes It All ABBA Top 10 Most Popular Songs Ever Made

The Winner Takes It All - ABBA

The Winner Takes It All, a song recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA. It is a typical ABBA single; well written, well sung and well produced. It is similar in style to their 1975 hit SOS, but with a less bouncy beat and a theme geared to the after effects of a relationship break up.
9. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses

Sweet Child O Mine Guns N Roses Top 10 Most Popular Songs Ever Made

Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

“Sweet Child o’ Mine” is the third single by American rock band Guns N’ Roses, and the third from their 1987 debut studio album, Appetite for Destruction. Released on August 17, 1988, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the band’s first and only number-one single in the U.S. It reached number six on the UK Singles Chart.

 

8. Crane’s Crying – Vitas

Cranes Crying Vitas Top 10 Most Popular Songs Ever Made

Crane's Crying - Vitas

Vitas is a Russian pop singer, fashion designer and composer. His music is of pop influence usually associated with techno and classical opera.He released seven albums which were entered into the Top Three most popular albums in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. He released two singles “Opera # 2″ and “Goodbye”. According to the official sales results, the single “Opera # 2″ was awarded a Russian Prize as the bestselling single of 2001, 2002 and 2003 in Russia.

 

7. Imagine – John Lennon

Imagine John Lennon Top 10 Most Popular Songs Ever Made

Imagine - John Lennon

This is the most influential song of our century. It calls for peace and unity between all mankind no matter what our colour, creed or religion. It has become the mantra for generations and is still really effectively influencing our culture today. John Lennon asked us all many questions when he wrote this song and made us confront the implications of the answers.

 

6. Earth Song – Michael Jackson

Earth Song Michael Jackson Top 10 Most Popular Songs Ever Made

Earth Song - Michael Jackson

With this beautiful song Michael Jackson was able to focus the entire world on the things that we are doing to our planet and ourselves. It has become the anthem for all people in poverty, sickness, climate change and a testament to the unnecessary suffering of people in the world. It should not go unnoticed that this remarkable artist has two positions in the list of the 10 most listened to popular songs of all time.

 

5. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
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Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” is a song by the American rock band Nirvana. It is the opening track and lead single from the band’s second album, Nevermind (1991), released on DGC Records. Written by Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl and produced by Butch Vig, the song uses a verse-chorus form where the main four-chord riff is used during the intro and chorus to create an alternating loud and quiet dynamic.

 

4. One – Metallica
One Metallica Top 10 Most Popular Songs Ever Made

One - Metallica

“One” is a song by the American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the third and final single from their fourth album …And Justice for All. “One” was also the band’s first Top 40 hit single, reaching number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is one of the band’s most popular songs and has remained a permanent live staple since the release of the album, making this the most played song from the album …And Justice for All.

 

3. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
You Raise Me Up Josh Groban Top 10 Most Popular Songs Ever Made

You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban

It is rare to find a song that really moves you in the way that this song does. These are a truly inspirational set of lyrics that are so powerfully sung by Josh Groban.

 

2. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin

Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin Top 10 Most Popular Songs Ever Made

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Stairway to Heaven was the most famous rock song in the 1970s. No one has equalled Led Zeppelin’s accomplishment with this marriage of hard rock and a sort of corny medievalism. It’s tremendous. Stairway to Heaven is still played over 4,000 times a year by the USA’s sixty seven largest rock radio stations.

 

1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody Queen Top 10 Most Popular Songs Ever Made

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody is Freddie Mercury at his best. This song as most popular songs has a lot of meaning to it, and a good twist of 70’s Rock and opera-style singing. It is definitely worth listening to over and over again. This is Classic Queen. The single is clearly one of the band’s signature songs. Bohemian Rhapsody charted in the U.S. for 17 weeks in 1976, at #9, and also for 13 weeks in 1992, at #2, after the film Wayne’s World featured the song.


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