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

Is this the real life, or is this just fantasy?


Its beautiful.

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2 Lose Yourself - Eminem

Best song ever



Just everybody I know
knows the lyrics

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3 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.

4 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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5 Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi
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

If anybody doesn't know the opening lyrics they should learn them and prioritise it ahead of staying alive

7 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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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?

I love the beatles and my favorite beatle is paul mccartney but this song is heartwarming and really the only john lennon song I know

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9 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.

In England this song is like our national anthem. Long live the Gallaghers.

Good song

10 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.

The Contenders

11 Carry on Wayward Son - Kansas

Yas spn fandom where u at

12 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.


13 Creep - Radiohead
14 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!

Like it

I know this

15 How to Save a Life - The Fray
16 Come as You Are - Nirvana

Love the song

17 American Idiot - Green Day

good song

18 Enter Sandman - Metallica

ECW One Night Stand man

19 Earth Song - Michael Jackson

I Love Michael Jackson, this song is amazing and has such a good deep meaning, it may possibly be my favorite song by Michael Jackson, or just my favorite song in general.

Not a very popular song but one everyone should take a minute to listen to.

20 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
21 Human - Metallica

This songs intro tune with the Orchestra? Nobody knows it's from Metallica, but it's so popular, and everyone knows the intro.

St Anger is better as it is nu metal

Nice sonh

22 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.

23 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

I love this song I hear it all the time

I used to like it

24 One - Metallica

Love it

25 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace

This song has helped me so much, you don't even understand HOW much

Nice song

26 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

Favorite song, helped with my depression. Fantastcic band

27 November Rain - Guns N' Roses
28 Let It Be - The Beatles
29 Sandstorm - Darude

Everyone will because everyone trolls

30 My Balls - Snot
31 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
32 You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson
33 Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
34 In the End - Linkin Park

This song should be on the top 5. It has amazing vocals, and many people can relate. RIP Chester Bennington.

35 Wait and Bleed - Slipknot
36 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
37 Heart-Shaped Box - Nirvana
38 Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
39 Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
40 Crazy - Gnarls Barkley

Good. everybody should know this song ♥

41 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

Most everyone I know, know the words to this song doesn't matter the race they all know the words to this song - LaFlame

42 Forever Young - Bob Dylan
43 Mana - Equilibrium
44 Beat It - Michael Jackson
45 My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
46 Too Hard to Be Free - Amen
47 It's My Life - Bon Jovi
48 Hero - Skillet
49 Baba O'Riley - The Who
50 Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
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