Top 20 songs in history

There are songs that are timeless, because, although they have been released for several years, they are still very well received in much of the world. Some examples are the songs “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen or “Stairway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin. Also, they have highlighted songs like “Imagine” by John Lennon and “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston.

On this occasion, we present you the best music of all time, with varied genres and impressive lyrics. Maybe some of these songs are your favorites. However, before starting with the first song, we inform you that this top of songs is not organized from best to worst, since we consider that all of them are excellent.

1. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

This is the best song in history according to various lists around the world. It was written by the singer Freddy Mercury and was part of the album “A Night at the Opera” (1975). One of the most attractive aspects of this theme is its unusual harmonic structure, as it is influenced by classical rhapsody.

2. “Imagine” by John Lennon

Perhaps it is the best song in the world for many people, since it is a beautiful ballad where the piano stands out and, above all, John Lennon’s vocal performance. From the beginning of the theme we can enjoy a very beautiful harmony, in which the major seventh chord stands out.

3. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

This song was originally recorded by Dolly Patron in 1973, who was also the composer. However, he gained more fame thanks to the version recorded by Whitney Houston in 1992 for the movie “The Bodyguard”.

4. Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven”

“Stairway To Heaven” is one of those mythical songs that cannot be missing from various music lists. This theme has a quite striking melody, as well as the excellent vocal performance of Robert Plant , who composed it with guitarist Jimmy Page. In addition, it is part of the band’s fourth studio album entitled “Led Zeppelin IV” (1971).  

5. Bon Jovi’s “Always”

“Always” is a power ballad by the American group Bon Jovi. It was released as a single from the album “Cross Road” in 1994 and sold over four million copies internationally. Also, this song obtained a position within the list Billboard Hot 100 during 32 weeks. Similarly, the RIAA gave Bon Jovi a platinum record in 1995, as the single sold over a million physical copies.

6. “Careless Whisper” by George Michael

This theme was written by Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael, in addition to being part of the second album of Wham! entitled “Make It Big” (1984). Also, the song reached the first position in twenty-five countries and sold more than six million copies worldwide.

7. Guns N’ Roses’ “November Rain”

This theme was one of the most successful of Guns N’ Rose. It has been composed by the band’s vocalist (Axl Rose) and released on the album “Use Your Illusion I”. Likewise, we mention that the music video for this song, released in 1992, was one of the most famous on MTV.

8. “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

Without a doubt, among Michael Jackson’s hits, “Billie Jean” stands out, a song composed by himself and produced with Quincy Jones. It was released in 1983 as the second single from the album “Thriller” and reached the top positions in the United States, Australia, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom.

9. “Hey Jude” by The Beatles

If you like the music of The Beatles, you have surely heard this song, which was released as the first single on Apple Records in 1968. It was originally written by Paul McCartney, but later John Lennon contributed to the final version.

10. “Shape Of You” by Ed Sheeran

British singer Ed Sheeran surprises us with this song from the dancehall, pop and tropical house genre. It was released in 2017 and its success positioned it as one of the best songs of all time.

11. “Rolling In The Deep” by Adele

This song belongs to the second album of the British singer Adele entitled “21” (2011). It was composed by herself and Paul Epworth, her producer. In 2013 Billboard published the list “The All-Time Top 100 Songs” where the song was number 31.

12. “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” by Bonnie Tyler

Known in Spanish as “Eclipse total del corazón”, this song was one of the most popular in the 80s. Today it is still heard on the radio and is one of the best ballads performed by Bonnie Tyler.

13. “How Deep Is Your Love” by Bee Gees

This song was written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gib and Robin Gibb, it was also part of the soundtrack in the movie “Saturday Night Fever”. In 1977, the year of its publication, it obtained the first position on the Billboard Hot 100 list. It even remained in the first 10 places of the same top for 17 weeks.

14. “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

This theme was published in 2010, specifically, as a single from the Doo-Wops & Hooligans album. In addition, it has a romantic lyrics and very striking pop music.

15. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones

It is a single published by the British group The Rolling Stones in 1965. Likewise, you should know that the song was composed by the talented Mick Jagger and Keith Richards , and it was also recorded at RCA, Hollywood. The guitar riff in this song is one of the most famous in the world.

16. “Sugar” by Maroon 5

The rock band Maroon 5 included this song on their album “V” (2014). Also, we mentioned that it was written by various musicians, including Adam Levine and Jacob Kasher Hindlin. Originally, it was a gift for a woman named Karolina Miranda. In the United States, it reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100.

17. “Could you be loved” by Bob Marley

The theme was written by Bob Marley in 1979 while traveling with the band. It has a fusion of musical genres such as dancehall, reggae, disco and new wave. This song was number six on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and number four on the Dutch Top 40.

18. Tina Turner’s “The Best”

“The Best” belongs to the album “Foreign Affair” (1989) by Tina Turner, being the first single from the album. Also, you should know that the song was originally recorded by Bonnie Tyler for the album “Hide Your Heart” (1988).

19. “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles

This theme was published as a single by the British band The Beatles in 1963. In addition, it belongs to the pop rock genre and was composed by Lennon and McCarney . Thanks to its melody and romantic lyrics, it was for twenty-one weeks among the first fifty songs in the United Kingdom.

20. “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith

The American band Aerosmith delights us with this romantic power ballad from 1998. It was originally recorded for the soundtrack of the movie “Armageddon” and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Also, the same year it reached number four on the United Kingdom.

Finally, we recommend buying a self- powered speaker to enjoy these songs in greater detail.

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