The Most Popular Songs In History

By Toby Tunwase

With so many streaming services available, new music has never been easier to access. It is true that a few songs stand out among the best of all time. On this list, we have some all-time hits that made their mark in history. Feel free to walk down memory lane by streaming them.

1. Hey Jude by The Beatles

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‘Hey Jude’ was written for Julian Lennon, John Lennon’s son, and is one of the Beatles’ best songs. With a length of over seven minutes, the 1968 song held the top spot for the longest time on British charts.

2. RESPECT by Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin’s 1967 song “RESPECT” proves she’s worthy of her nickname as the Queen of Soul. Even those who don’t listen to the artist may recognize the song or the popular chorus.

Franklin won two Grammy Awards for the song, which is considered one of the best R&B songs of its era.

3. Hey Ya! by Outkast

The song’s unique mix of funk, soul, power pop, hip-hop, and electronic sounds was something people couldn’t get over. It was easily one of the best songs from the 2000s.

4. Dancing Queen by ABBA

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In 1974, ABBA won the first-ever Eurovision Song Contest. This made history. We bet you didn’t know this – if the band never won big time, the “Dancing Queen” catchy tune probably never would’ve been featured on the main stage.

ABBA’s song was a hit in Sweden, their home, and even overseas.