Great music has always been cherished for stirring the world, be it any age group or ethnicity. One of the most favorite sources of entertainment, evergreen best songs not only soothe our ears, but our hearts too. Some of the world’s most popular songs, with their unique combination of lyrics and melody, make us realize how empty our lives would have been without these melodious musical treat gifted to us by our much loved musicians.
We often discuss about the hottest female singers in the world who have sung some masterpieces of musical albums and also for the movies to watch before you die. That doesn’t mean we do not acknowledge our male singers; they too have won the hearts of millions of fans, especially girls!
So without much delay, we are taking you through the journey of
Top 10 Most Popular Songs in the World
that make you tap your feet and hum from the deepest core of your heart, every time you listen to them:
- “Lose Yourself” by Eminem
Song from the movie 8 Mile with awesome lyrics. It was released in 2002 and is described as Eminem’s best work till date. It was the 1st rap song to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2003.
- “Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan
This 1965 song from the album Highway 61 Revisited is indeed one of the most popular songs. It was a worldwide hit and no wonder Rolling Stone magazine listed this song at No. 1 in their “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” listing.
- “Imagine” by John Lennon
This Inspirational song from the album Imagine (released in 1971) has one of the best lyrics ever, which motivate the listeners to imagine a peaceful world free of material possessions.
- “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses
Band Guns N’ Roses released this song of their album Use Your Illusion I in 1991. This song was a great hit and reached the 3rd position on the United States Billboard Hot 100 list. Believe me, this song has literally sold over 1,000,000 copies across the globe, since its release.
- “Smells like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana
Written by Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic, this song of album Nevermind got placed high on music industry lists across the globe in 1991 and 1992. This is one of the greatest songs of all time and got dubbed as an “anthem for apathetic kids” of Generation X.
- “Hey Jude” by The Beatles
This single by the Beatles has a special story behind it. It was written by McCartney to console John Lennon‘s son, Julian, during the divorce of his parents. Released in 1968, it is the 1st single from their record label Apple Records. In the year 2013, Billboard called it the tenth biggest song of all time .
- “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd
Song from Pink Floyd’s 9th studio album released in 1975, it became an immediate commercial success and demand was so high that record group EMI was unable to print sufficient copies to meet the augmenting demands. It is considered as the as the group’s great work.
- “American Pie” by Don McLean
Released in 1971, this is one of the world’s most popular songs that remained No.1 US hit for 4 weeks in 1972. It got charted as the number 5 song on the RIAA project Songs of the Century. Madonna, the American pop singer, released a cover version of this song in March 2000 to endorse the soundtrack to her movie The Next Best Thing.
- “Earth Song” by Michael Jackon
We all love and miss MJ so badly, especially while listening to his great numbers. On such hit is this song from his album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. It visibly dealt with the welfare of animals as well as our environment . Focusing the devastation and rebirth of earth, this song received Grammy nomination in 1997.
- “Hotel California” by Eagles
One of the most famous recordings of the band Eagles , this song’s long guitar coda got voted as the best guitar solo of all time. Not only this, it also got awarded the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1978. This song is also considered to be about a journey from innocence to experience.