Interested to know which are the most popular songs of all the time? Insider Monkey has recently published a great article about it. how can one judge a single song’s popularity? With a music album, you can simply check sales figures, but you cannot exactly buy a song (at least before the advent of iTunes and similar services), so this particular indicator becomes irrelevant in this case. Rolling Stone, probably the biggest and most famous magazine in the music industry, attempted to come up with a list containing the 500 greatest songs in history, for which it used the input of more than 170 musicians, industry personnel, and critics. Out of this very comprehensive countdown, insider Monkey have chosen to present you with the top 10.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the most popular songs of all the time from their list.
The first song is Ray Charles – What’d I say. It was written by Ray Charles, and was recorded in February, 1959. Its genre is Rhythm & Blues, the length is 6:30. The producer was Jerry Wexler. The second popular song ever should be Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit. It was written by Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl, and was recorded in September, 1989. Its genre is Grunge, Alternative Rock, the length is 5:01. The producer was Butch Vig. The third popular song on our short list should be The Beatles – Hey Jude. It was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and was recorded in August, 1968. Its genre is Pop, Rock, the length is 7:11. The producer was George Martin. At last, but not least we are mentioning Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode. It was written by Chuck Berry, and was recorded in March, 1958. Its genre is Rock & Roll, the length is 2:40. The producer was “Bongo” Kraus.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 most popular songs of all the time.