Top 10 Songs Everyone Should Know

This is a list of songs that in my opinion everyone should know, even everyone who doesn't listen to those kinds of music. This is not a list of good music, or a list of music you or I like, but a list just for those songs and intro tunes everyone should recognize if they hear it. If you don't, go listen to them and check them all out. You can say 'Hey why didn't you put Eminem/One Direction/Adèle/anyone in this list? Well, that's cause not all people know Eminem and Adèle or their songs. This is a list of some old songs that everyone has heard at least a single time and you only have to recognize it. You don't need to think the songs are good or bad, just recognize them. You should.

The Top Ten

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Obviously the title is weird, but the song comes right in your head

Happy Birthday..


Of course!

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2 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

If you are older then 13 and you don't know this song, your parents have done something really wrong I think. Everyone should know this song. Not because it is so good, but everyone should know that intro tune of Smoke on the Water.

This song is great and its worth listening

I love the song

I have never heard of any of the songs on this list.

3 Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Not that good of a song, but you should know at least the intro.

This is a great song and I love it

One of the greatest songs of the 2000s. Such beautiful lyrics

1 good song!

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4 Lose Yourself - Eminem

Best song ever


Must listen song... upbeat,inspirational and one of the best my M.

Just everybody I know
knows the lyrics

5 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Nirvana. Smells Like Teen Spirit. A lot of people don't recognise the name, but everyone knows the song. And also a lot of people have heard of Nirvana but don't really know it. You should check it out if you like this song.

Nirvana stole this riff from Boston's more than a feeling.

This is one of my favourite songs of all time. It's the birth of grunge and I think its absolutely amazing!

Love tt

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6 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Well, obviously everyone knows Stairway to Heaven. You may not like it, but you have heard of it anyways.

Avery old but lasting song

7 Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Guns 'N Roses

A lot of people know this song. Very very popular, if you don't know it go check it out immediately.


8 Imagine - John Lennon

It should be contending for the best song ever. Everyone should know this song!

You just have to know this...I mean, this is JOHN LENNON!

Why isn't this song at the top of the list?

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9 Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

The White Stripes is one of my favorite bands, and they're definitely underrated. But this song, in all it's raw, powerful, glory, has made its way into popular culture, and definitely isn't one to be forgotten.

I made this list and I do realise this should be on 2 or 3 actually

If you don't know this song, I would really wonder why? I haven't met anyone who doesn't know this song. It ain't particulary good, but just the bass line. Everyone, I mean everyone knows that bass line intro tune.

Way more popular then Stairway to Heaven I think.

10 Wonderwall - Oasis

I don't even know this song really good, but I do recognise it. Everyone almost recognizes his voice or the intro. Good song by the way.

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The Contenders

11 Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi
12 Carry on Wayward Son - Kansas V 1 Comment
13 Creep - Radiohead
14 How to Save a Life - The Fray
15 He's a Pirate - Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli, Klaus Badelt & Tiesto

Yes I DO take soundtracks in my list. Everyone knows this soundtrack. Pirates of the Caribbean? Soundtrack? Everyone knows this. Lot of shame on you if you don't recognize this!

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16 Enter Sandman - Metallica V 1 Comment
17 Come as You Are - Nirvana
18 American Idiot - Green Day
19 A Horse with No Name - America

Stupid song. Nice song. Fun song. Very very nice song. But so popular. That tune, the lalala. Everyone knows that.

20 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

I love this song I hear it all the time

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