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Top 10 Most Popular Songs of All Time

Updated on February 4, 2018

Do You Know Which Are The Top 10 Most Listened To Popular Songs of All Time?

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 Top 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 Top 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.

Most Popular Songs Review

My name is James Chapman and I have compiled this list of the 10 Most Listened To Popular Songs of All Time after completing a long project of research to establish exactly which are the most popular songs in the world.

Like many other people I have over many years enjoyed listening to the popular music of our times, so it gave me great pleasure to undertake this task of the most popular songs review.

You will find in this list a wonderful choice of artistic talent, covering a considerable number of years of the artist's work.

Some of the artists are no longer with us, but the rest are still with us producing their music for our ongoing delight.

Browse through the most popular songs review and if there are any songs that you have not heard, but would like to, just click.

Then you can sit back in a comfortable chair and listen to some wonderful music.

Enjoy your listening pleasure.

#10 Most Listened To Popular Song of All Time

Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

Like A Rolling Stone is a song by American songwriter Bob Dylan and one of his best known and most influential songs.

It was released as a single in 1965, was over six minutes in length and managed to reach #2 in the charts. This was a real departure from the artist’s normal folk music with its harder rock sound.

The song dramatically affected the music world and popular culture, as well as Bob Dylan’s image and iconic status.

#9 Most Listened To Popular Song of All Time

Hotel California - Eagles

Hotel California was the title song from the Eagles 1976 fifth album. It is an Eagles classic; one of those songs that gets passed down through the generations. It has a haunting melody and has a sense of nostalgia that is present throughout. Anyone who has listened to Hotel California has remarked on the brilliance of the long guitar play at the end of the song.

#8 Most Listened To Popular Song of All Time

Earth Song - Michael Jackson

With this beautiful song Michael Jackson was able to focus the entire world on the things that we are doing to our planet and ourselves. It has become the anthem for all people in poverty, sickness, climate change and a testament to the unnecessary suffering of people in the world.

It should not go unnoticed that this remarkable artist has two positions in the list of the 10 most listened to popular songs of all time.

#7 Most Listened To Popular Song of All Time

Imagine - John Lennon

This is the most influential song of our century. It calls for peace and unity between all mankind no matter what our colour, creed or religion. It has become the mantra for generations and is still really effectively influencing our culture today.

John Lennon asked us all many questions when he wrote this song and made us confront the implications of the answers.

#6 Most Listened To Popular Song of All Time

The Winner Takes It All - ABBA

The Winner Takes It All, a song recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA.

It is a typical ABBA single; well written, well sung and well produced. It is similar in style to their 1975 hit SOS, but with a less bouncy beat and a theme geared to the after effects of a relationship break up.

The song is nice and delicate and is classic ABBA. It is taken from the Super Trouper album and made UK #1 in August 1980.

#5 Most Listened To Popular Song of All Time

You Raise Me Up - Josh Grobam

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.

You raise me up so I can stand on mountains; you raise me up to walk on stormy seas. I am strong when I am on your shoulders; you raise me up to more than I can be.

#4 Most Listened To Popular Song of All Time

Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Stairway to Heaven was the most famous rock song in the 1970s. No one has equaled 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.

#3 Most Listened To Popular Song of All Time

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.

#2 Most Listened To Popular Song of All Time

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.

#1 Most Listened To Popular Song of All Time

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.

Michael Jackson - The King of Pop

A Tribute To Michael Jackson - The Most Famous Musical Artist Worldwide

With the untimely death of Michael Jackson it is with the highest respect that we dedicate this tribute to him and his amazing talent that has entralled millions of people all over the world for decades

Tell Me What You Like About 10 Most Listened To Popular Songs of All Time - Take A Few Moments And Tell Me What You Think

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      2 years ago

      I'm surprised not to see one of either Eye Of The Tiger or I Will Survive on the list.

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      3 years ago

      Omg Michael Jackson is the best! I LOVE U MICHAEL JACKSON!

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      3 years ago

      What it takes was such a good song played last night, and what a spurrise! usually i listen to the songs and enjoy them, but last night while listening when about to go to sleep, this song came on, and made me want to get up and dance! Who is he? is he signed? tell me more information about him please 107.1! I downloaded his album off itunes, and OH MY GOD, he is unbelievable! play more songs from him please! maybe an hour dedicated to him??? i hope so!

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      3 years ago

      I am such a big fan:) :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      3 years ago from United States

      What a very interesting compilation! A few really surprised me. I love Josh Groban and was quite happy to see his wonderful song. "You Raise Me Up" make this list.

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      4 years ago

      Hotel California is one of my favorites followed by Bohemian Rhapsody. Great list.

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 

      4 years ago from Dubai

      Great songs and a wonderful Top 10 Compilation!

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      4 years ago

      Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is my favorite on your list - whenever I am feeling a bit flat, I play this song, turn up the volume, sing at the top of my lungs and suddenly my world is OK

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      4 years ago

      Michael Jackson's Thriller is my favorite. It recalls my memories of the happiest time in my life. Thanks for the listing them out, James!

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      4 years ago

      Hotel California is the best song i love athought i`ve listed a hundred times. Thanks for your top 10 great song.

    • tonyaalves3 profile image


      4 years ago

      Love your top 10 songs. I enjoy all types of music

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      5 years ago

      Tough to narrow it down. Thanks for trying!

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      Kevin Matson 

      5 years ago

      The Winner Takes it All is my favorite of the 10

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      5 years ago

      i agree with most.... but where is "Don't Stop Believing"???? somehow believe that it should be here

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      5 years ago

      Nice collection! On most of these, I found myself nodding and thinking to myself "yup, makes sense that song is on here".

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      5 years ago

      Its all about Michael Jackson. Still great.

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      6 years ago from Indiana

      Those songs bring back great memories.

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      6 years ago

      that was a good list, of all those my fave is stairway to heaven im gonna look up those other ones right now

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      6 years ago

      This is a really good list!

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      6 years ago

      excellent choice of pop songs / artists.

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      6 years ago

      I like this list of songs.... some of them are really masterpieces. My hosts would love to know that ABBA are in the list: Danish people love them, and love to sing their songs (I like their songs... but not so much!)

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      WayneDave LM 

      7 years ago

      Some great songs on this list.

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      7 years ago

      I never would have guessed a few of them. Nice work.

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      On one extreme I love Josh Groban but then again I came of age in the 70s so I'm going to have to go with Stairway To Heaven


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