The 100 Most Popular Songs Of All Time

Popular Songs

Producing a song that excites a broad audience is no easy feat. Millions of songs are released every year, and only a fraction of these songs make it into the charts. When a piece makes it into the worldwide singles charts, it doesn’t mean commercial success.

Only the fewest songs become real sales hits and bring the performers and producers a nice sum of money.

The three best-selling songs of all time are:

Among the top 6 best-selling songs of all time is no song from the 21st century. Century. The most popular song is by the US singer “Bing Crosby” and is called “White Christmas.”

The Christmas song has been sold over 50 million times according to the Guinness Book of Records.

Far behind in second place is the song “Candle in the Wind” by the British singer Elton John. The ballad was sold over 33 million times. The song is about the life of Marilyn Monroe and the commercial exploitation of the star.

On place 3 follows singer “Bing Crosby” again with his second Christmas song “Silent Night.” People seem to like Christmas songs particularly. 30 million times, “Silent Night” went over the counter.

What qualities does a piece need to become a bestseller?

The English language is the prerequisite to have any chance at all to become an international hit. Of course, there are exceptions, as the French pop group “Kaoma” proves with their mega-hit “Lambada.” The song sold over 15 million copies worldwide.

Another important point is the mood the song wants to create. Especially popular are songs that people emotionally touch. Love ballads and songs that deal with a message or an important moving topic can develop undreamt-of traction.

Another important point is the Catchiness of the melody. people prefer a song that relies on a simple melody sequence. You can sing along or simply enjoy the rhythm of the melody.

Below we present you the 100 best-selling songs in the world:

Song:Performer:Year:Sales figures:Listen:
White ChristmasBing Crosby194250 Millionen
Candle in the WindElton John199733 Millionen
Silent NightBing Crosby193530 Millionen
In the SummertimeMungo Jerry197030 Millionen
Rock Around the ClockBill Haley & His Comets195425 Millionen
Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare)Domenico Modugno195822 Millionen
See You AgainWiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth201520,9 Millionen
I Will Always Love YouWhitney Houston199220 Millionen
It’s Now or NeverElvis Presley196020 Millionen
Uptown FunkMark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars201420 Millionen
We Are the WorldUSA for Africa198520 Millionen
Thinking Out LoudEd Sheeran201419,5 Millionen
If I Didn’t CareThe Ink Spots193919 Millionen
Call Me MaybeCarly Rae Jepsen201118 Millionen
You’re the One That I WantJohn Travolta und Olivia Newton-John197815 Millionen
LambadaKaoma198915 Millionen
I Gotta FeelingThe Black Eyed Peas200915 Millionen
(Everything I Do) I Do It for YouBryan Adams199115 Millionen
My Heart Will Go OnCeline Dion199715 Millionen
TiK ToKKesha200915 Millionen
Blurred LinesRobin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell201314,8 Millionen
Moves like JaggerMaroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera201114.4 Millionen
Rolling in the DeepAdele201014 Millionen
I Will SurviveGloria Gaynor197814 Millionen
Wind of ChangeScorpions199114 Millionen
All I Want for Christmas Is YouMariah Carey199414 Millionen
Poker FaceLady Gaga200814 Millionen
Party Rock AnthemLMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett und GoonRock201114 Millionen
HappyPharrell Williams201313.9 Millionen
Just the Way You AreBruno Mars201013.6 Millionen
SugarMaroon 5201513.5 Millionen
Gangnam StylePsy201213.5 Millionen
Thrift ShopMacklemore und Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz201213.4 Millionen
Dark HorseKaty Perry featuring Juicy J201313.2 Millionen
Lean OnMajor Lazer & DJ Snake featuring MØ201513.1 Millionen
SukiyakiKyu Sakamoto196313 Millionen
Da Da DaTrio198113 Millionen
Gotye featuring KimbraSomebody That I Used to Know201113 Millionen
Love the Way You LieEminem feat. Rihanna201012.8 Millionen
Love Me like You DoEllie Goulding201512.6 Millionen
One DanceDrake feat. WizKid und Kyla201612.5 Millionen
Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerGene Autry194912.5 Millionen
HelloAdele201512.3 Millionen
All of MeJohn Legend201312.3 Millionen
I’m YoursJason Mraz200812.2 Millionen
Right RoundFlo Rida feat. Kesha200912 Millionen
I Want to Hold Your HandThe Beatles196312 Millionen
Time to Say GoodbyeAndrea Bocelli und Sarah Brightman199612 Millionen
Y.M.C.A.Village People197812 Millionen
LowFlo Rida feat. T-Pain200712 Millionen
Bad RomanceLady Gaga200912 Millionen
Do They Know It’s Christmas?Band Aid198411.7 Millionen
Love YourselfJustin Bieber201611.7 Millionen
CloserThe Chainsmokers feat. Halsey201611.7 Millionen
Wake Me UpAvicii feat. Aloe Blacc201311.1 Millionen
Cheap ThrillsSia feat. Sean Paul201611.1 Millionen
FireworkKaty Perry201011 Millionen
BelieveCher199811 Millionen
Kung Fu FightingCarl Douglas197411 Millionen
All About That BassMeghan Trainor201411 Millionen
Rock Your BabyGeorge McCrae197411 Millionen
Paper DollMills Brothers194311 Millionen
The Last FarewellRoger Whittaker197511 Millionen
Let It GoIdina Menzel201410.9 Millionen
SorryJustin Bieber201610.8 Millionen
Boom Boom PowThe Black Eyed Peas200910.8 Millionen
GrenadeBruno Mars201010.6 Millionen
WorkRihanna feat. Drake201610.6 Millionen
We Found LoveRihanna feat. Calvin Harris201110.5 Millionen
7 YearsLukas Graham201510.4 Millionen
Don’t Let Me DownThe Chainsmokers feat. Daya201610.2 Millionen
Just DanceLady Gaga feat. Colby O’Donis200810 Millionen
FernandoABBA197610 Millionen
Wabash CannonballRoy Acuff194210 Millionen
RoyalsLorde201310 Millionen
DianaPaul Anka195710 Millionen
Un-Break My HeartToni Braxton199610 Millionen
MacarenaLos del Río199510 Millionen
RoarKaty Perry201310 Millionen
Chirpy Chirpy Cheep CheepMiddle of the Road197110 Millionen
I Took a Pill in IbizaMike Posner201510 Millionen
I’m a BelieverThe Monkees196610 Millionen
Mundian To Bach KePanjabi MC199810 Millionen
StayRihanna feat. Mikky Ekko201310 Millionen
Hips Don’t LieShakira feat. Wyclef Jean200610 Millionen
Tennessee WaltzPatti Page195010 Millionen
Earth AngelThe Penguins195410 Millionen
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)Shakira feat. Freshlyground201010 Millionen
California GurlsKaty Perry feat. Snoop Dogg201010 Millionen
Hound DogElvis Presley195610 million
A Whiter Shade of PaleProcol Harum196710 Million
Mr. SaxobeatAlexandra Stan201010 million
…Baby One More TimeBritney Spears199810 million
The PrayerCeline Dion and Andrea Bocelli199910 Million
Someone like YouAdele20119.9 million
Just Give Me a ReasonPink feat. Nate Ruess20139.9 million
Stressed OutTwenty One Pilots20159.9 million
Lose YourselfEminem20029.7 million
We Are Youngfun. feat. Janelle Monáe20119.6 million
TimberPitbull feat. Kesha20139.6 million
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The list of the 100 most commercially successful songs of all time includes digital downloads and sold records.

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