Producing a song that excites a wide 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 song 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 again singer “Bing Crosby” with his second Christmas song “Silent Night“. People seem to particularly like Christmas songs. 30 million times “Silent Night” went over the counter.
What qualities does a song 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:
The list of the 100 most commercially successful songs of all time includes digital downloads as well as actually sold records.
These were the 100 most successful songs of all time. Is your favorite song included?