What are the best songs of all time? Well, that’s a tricky question. Ask people about the best song of all time, and you’ll probably get different answers. That’s just a testament to how powerful music can be in invoking feelings. Songs are so personal they’re impossible to understand fully. But when we talk about top hits, it may include the ones produced by professional singers or musical numbers from films. No matter where these tunes come from (or who sings them), there will always be something special about each one individually as well as collectively. BOP’s list of best songs of all time puts up musical hits in light of professional music critics and fans alike. Sit back and give this blog a read!
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Freddie Mercury’s production for “Bohemian Rhapsody” is one of the most pivotal musical achievements in contemporary history. The simple chord progression, coupled with his iconic vocals and a gripping narrative, take this song to another level. It captures every element required by an incredible piece of music. Some melodies are both catchy and innovative, lyrics that tell compelling stories about life experiences we all can relate to.
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
“Stairway To Heaven” is a legendary song composed and performed by the most excellent rock musician of all time, Led Zeppelin. The poetic storytelling nature of Robert Plant’s lyrics combined with Jimmy Page’s brilliant composition places it as number one in popular opinion for best Rock Song ever written.
Imagine – John Lennon
“Imagine” by John Lennon is a song about love and unity. It talks about the idea of a division between people but instead tells you that we all live as one. This message makes it not only educational in teaching us how dangerous this type of thinking can be. Imagine if everyone followed those same principles.
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Many have argued that Nirvana’s song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” should not be at the top of this list. It is undeniable that Kurt Cobain put all his heart and soul into creating such an iconic track. From its catchy lyrics to electric guitar riffs, numerous elements in Teen Spirit make for a truly memorable listening experience.
One – Metallica
Metallica’s “One” is a song that explores the harsh reality of living without limbs with powerful instrumentals and haunting vocals. The guitar solo in the second half has some of Kirk Hammett’s best work on it. Metallica indeed manages to keep things interesting by changing up their sound from verse to chorus.
Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
Comfortably Numb is one of the most memorable songs in music history. The lyrics are a masterpiece, and with Dave Gilmour’s unforgettable guitar solo, this song becomes untouched. It has truly become an iconic song for rock n’ roll enthusiasts everywhere as this phenomenal band continues to reinvent.
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Hotel California – Eagles
The lyrics of “Hotel California” are complex, but the music is brilliantly crafted. After five minutes of runtime, it’s evident that this song stands out from the pack for its creativity and brilliance.
Hey Jude – The Beatles
The Beatles’ genius is unparalleled. The lyrics are catchy, the instruments just perfect, and every single person can’t help but sing along to “Hey Jude.”
Sweet Child O’Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Guns N’ Roses, the epitome of pure Rock n’ Roll, has gifted us with one more song that we will never forget. The riffs and melodies are just as sweetly satisfying now as they were when it was first released in 1987. Axl Rose’s voice is still edgy but melodic at times, which makes his performance better.
Lose Yourself – Eminem
Eminem’s song “Lose Yourself” is the first rap track to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The song has been certified quintuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, making it one out of five hip-hop tracks in history with that certification.
That is the end of our top 10 songs of all time, let us know what you think of them in the comments section below.