This is one of those lists that will make you feel like, “Oh, I know this one!” Over the years there have been several legendary artists whose songs have connected with the masses beyond generations. From the era of “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees to Micheal Jackson moon-walking into our lives, almost everyone is familiar with these songs. You hear these songs even now, in movies, on the radio, or on repeat on Spotify. You grow old, but these songs remain eternal. From the last century to recent times, let’s have a look at some of the most popular English songs of all time.
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1. Bohemian Rhapsody
This Queen song doesn’t need any introduction. It is one of the greatest hits of the band.
2. Careless Whisper
You hear it playing in almost every other Hollywood movie. The saxophone is the cue to this George Michael hit.
3. Hotel California
One of the seminal songs of the rock genre, Hotel California is one of the most popular English songs of all time.
4. My Heart Will Go On
This song is as big a deal as the movie Titanic itself, echoing in the minds of the listeners for decades now.
5. Hey Jude
This song means so many different things to different people. It is one of those songs that you hold close to your heart.
6. Somebody I Used To Know
Gotye hit the world with this gem and then disappeared. Nevertheless, this is one of the most popular English songs of all time.
7. Stayin’ Alive
Everyone knows this epic song by Bee Gees! Ah, ah, ah. ah. stayin’ alive.
8. Hips Don’t Lie
Shakira is such a sensation and this is undoubtedly one of her most famous songs.
9. Rolling in the Deep
Can’t keep a count on the number of Grammy awards that Adele has won so far! Presenting to you, one of her bests.
10. Can’t Help Falling in Love
God Elvis Presley blessing our ears with this prayer for decades, y’all!
11. Stairway to Heaven
This song is a masterpiece and Led Zeppelin is a legend. Just stating facts.
12. Country Roads
This John Denver song has a different vibe of nostalgia and rootedness to it. This song will bring you closer to the place you belong to.
13. Space Oddity
Ground Control to Major Tom. This is one of those songs that bring tears to your eyes not only because it is so brilliant but also because of the heartwrenching narrative within.
14. Eye of the Tiger
This Survivor song is the GOAT!
15. Baby One More Time
One of the most popular, generation-defining songs!
16. Stand By Me
One of the most popular English songs of the romantic genre, Stand By Me is one soothing number.
17. We Didn’t Start The Fire
“North Korea, South Korea, Marylin Monroe, we didn’t start the fire!” Billy Joel, you king!
18. Rap God
From the God of rap, Eminem, himself!
19. Happy Together
This 1967 song has the power to instantly bring a smile to your face!
The buzz that this MJ song created upon its release and still manages to do so is unimaginable!
These songs are truly timeless. Which of these songs do you like the best? Do let us know in the comments section.