10 Most Listened to Popular Songs of All Time

Posted in: Pop by James Chapman on July 4th, 2009 | 15 Comments

Foot tapping, sing along or just relax and listen popular music has really brought us some great songs, but can you remember them all and name the 10 most listened to popular songs of all time? 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 listened to 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.

Thriller – Michael Jackson

 He was to his fans the undisputed King of Pop, Rock and Soul. And now he still is the biggest selling artist of all time. It was in 1982 that Michael Jackson gave the music industry the phenomenal album which had the same title as this song.

 It was also the first production of the Hollywood movie style video that made him famous and took the Thriller album to over 45 million copies sold world-wide.

 With his recent untimely death his music is sure to sell even more and his fan club to increase.

White Christmas – Bing Crosby

 Bing Crosby’s White Christmas was not only the first secular holiday tune to do well, it ultimately has become one of the biggest selling records of all time, currently just over 44 million copies have been sold.

 Its initial success was attributed to it striking a chord with homesick GI’s during the Second World War. It has managed to appear in the Top 40 in an amazing sixteen different years.

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

 Bohemian Rhapsody is Freddie Mercury at his best. This song 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.

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.

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.

 When I am down, and oh my soul’s so weary, when troubles come and my heart burdened be. Then I am still and wait here in the silence until you come and sit a while with me.

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