Music is refreshing! The beauty of great music is it holds the power to lighten up the mood. But, not every music can touch your hearts. Just ask 10 different people about their favorite music and you will get different answers for the same. Yup, that’s true!
There is nothing wrong with saying that music is our best friend. Let’s talk about the isolation we all faced in the year 2020. With the whole world put at the stop, music scenes like – live concerts, festivals, and tours were put to a halt. Listening to good music at home has been a blessing for all of us. It helped us stay calm during these tough times.
In this post, we will be highlighting a list of all-time greatest music ever made in the world. Let’s find the details.
1. “One” — By U2
This ever-so classic track is what everyone has been vibing since the release of 1991 album “Achtung Baby.” The Rolling Stones suggested the two ideas for Bono and bridge where he liked the idea of one of them so much that he wrote the whole new set of lyrics. ‘One’ can be recognized as a wedding favorite song, but this wasn’t in the mind of the band when creating the songs. Edge even said in an interview that people usually play this song at weddings. To which he replies have you actually listened to the song? It’s not such a song,
2. “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” — The Righteous Brothers
“This song was first recorded by the Righteous Brothers in 1964. As soon as its launch it was a big sensation and reached the top of charts in both the UK and the US. Not just that, it is also considered to be the fifth best selling song in the US in 1965. The song features a number of artists like – Hall and Oates, Dionne Warwick, and more, but no version has ever been sung better than Bill Medley.
3. “I Walk The Line” — Johnny Cash
While Johnny Cash was designated at Air Force, he started working on this song. Later, in 1956, he decided to record it and realized the original tape was damaged. However, it ultimately worked in his favor as he embraced a unique sound and added more interest by wrapping a piece of wax paper that was wrapped around the strings of the guitar. This helped him gain the #1 track on the Billboard charts.
4. “Gimme Shelter” — The Rolling Stones
This record-breaking song was written by Keith Richards in just 20 minutes. Amazing, isn’t it? The 1969 album of Rolling Stone’s opening track “Let It Bleed” was never released but was later included in several compilation records. This song was also sung by Rolling Stones along with the music superstars Mary J. Blige, Lady Gaga, and Florence Welch.
5. “No Woman, No Cry” — Bob Marley
Another stupendous song with amazing music is Bob Marley’s “No Women, No Cry.” While many assume the best version of the song is the original version that was sung in 1974 for the album “Natty Dread”, the truth is it was the later live version by Marley recorded at the Lyceum Theatre London in 1975.
6. “River Deep – Mountain High” — Ike and Tina Turner
Do you know that “River Deep – Mountain High ” is considered ranked No.33 on the top 500 Rolling Stone songs of all time? The song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Tina Turner elaborated her experience on the song as a memorable one. Producer Phil Spector made her sing this song over and over again until the perfect vocal was recorded. She even explained in an interview that “I must’ve sung this song for 500,000times.
7. “Help!” — The Beatles
The song “Help” was released as a single in July 1965 had some hidden depths that John Lennon wasn’t even aware of while writing it. Many people think that it is a rock and roll song. But, he elaborated that he literally cried while writing the song because it was written for a movie. He later told everyone that he actually didn’t like the recording part as they did it too fast and commercial.
8. “Thriller” – Michael Jackson
Ever since its release, “Thriller” was an instant classic and is still as popular as it was in 1982. From the superb intro note to the eerie Vincent Price interlude, the song was considered to be an epic creation followed by a record-breaking mini-movie music video. The video went viral because of the ultimate moonwalk of Michael Jackson.
9. “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears
The song was launched in 1998 and encapsulated a 16-year-old Mousketeer to the world of stardom. Baby One More Time represented a teenage girl’s makeover and was a groundbreaking track back then. With over 10 million copies of the song sold, it still remains the best-selling record of all time. The track features a brilliant music video that continues to inspire everything from Halloween costumes to copycat artists to the relevant cultural satire.
10. “People Get Ready” — The Impressions
This one is a massive hit and favorite of all time. The song has been beautifully written by Curtis Mayfield and even reached No.3 position on the Billboard R&B chart. The song also gained recognition during the Civil Rights Movement and became an unofficial anthem of that time. Apart from that, this song is also named as the 10 best songs of all time by Mojo Magazine.
Music is powerful and it is healing! While it is true that everyone has different tastes in music, we curated this list of best-selling music pieces of all time. If you haven’t listened to any of these breathtaking songs, then give them a try. Have a great music session!
Also, let us know about your favorite track of all time. We would be happy to hear them and create new lists of the classics for our viewers.