11/28 2017

Most listened to Songs of All Time

I guess you are curious as to what the most listened to songs of all time may be. This is because it all depends on people’s opinion. As the saying goes, “different strokes for different folks”. My own most listened to songs of all time can be different from your own most listened to songs of all times, it all depends on from which perspective we are considering from. We all have that one song, or more than one for that matter, that we will always love or that is stuck in our mind, regardless of how many times we listen to it or how long it has been since we first heard it. Wondering which are the most popular songs of all-time? Well, I have compiled a list which attempts to pinpoint some of the most listened to songs of all time.

But 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, we have chosen to present you with the songs. You may not agree with all the choices in my countdown as music, after all, as I have earlier said, is a matter of personal taste, but you cannot deny that each and every one of the songs featured in here have represented, and continue to, milestones in the music industry.

Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan: This song takes you on a hallucinatory 3rd eye journey, like all these songs do. Part of it could be about a great beauty. Go on girl, take your chances. Picture her there, on her throne, haughty, naughty, and drunk on herself, as others are. How could she not? Surrounded by legions of so called friends and admirers. Now picture them there, 10 or so odd, years later. Their throne, now a gutter, bloated, lying face down in it. Like so many before. Nobody will know, that you were a beauty, a sweet beauty, but stone cold! And all your so-called legions who cared, your blood is in their mouths. They had a front row seat, to the circus that was your life. But the crowds have dispersed, and the tent must come down. Till the next beautiful circus (YOU) comes to town. Because you still have the devil to pay.

Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd: One of the best Pink Floyd songs, I have first heard of this song when I watched movie The Wall so as with the other songs on The Wall, “Comfortably Numb” tells a segment of the story about Pink, the album’s protagonist. This song has to do with Pink’s battle to handle the world. The lyrics feature interplay between a doctor treating Pink (verses, sung by Waters) and Pink’s thoughts (chorus, sung by Gilmour). Gilmour and Waters share credits for this song as the music was made by Gilmour and lyrics by Waters.

Ray Charles – What’d I Say: Recorded in February 1959 and released July 1959. The genre is Rhythm and Blues, a 6:34minutes song with an Atlantic label. It was produced by Jerry Wexler.

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