Top Ten Songs Featuring a Violin

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The Top Ten

1 Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles Cover Art

"Eleanor Rigby" employs a classical string ensemble in this case an octet of studio musicians, comprising four violins, two violas, and two cellos, all performing a score composed by producer George Martin.

One of the best songs of all time, arguably!

Aaaah, look at all the lonely people.

Violin plays

2 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin Kashmir - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

String Arrangements: John Paul Jones

3 Baba O'Riley - The Who Baba O'Riley - The Who Cover Art

Violinist: Dave Arbus

4 Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve Cover Art

Although the song's lyrics were written by Verve vocalist Richard Ashcroft, its distinctive passage for strings was sampled from the 1965 Andrew Oldham Orchestra symphonic recording of " The Last Time ", arranged and written by David Whitaker, inspired by the 1965 Rolling Stones ' song of the same title.

5 Viva la Vida - Coldplay Viva la Vida - Coldplay Cover Art

This track mostly consists of a string section and a digital piano playing the song's upbeat riff, along with a steady bass drum beat, percussion (including a timpano and a church bell), bass guitar, and Martin's vocals; there is limited use of electric guitar. All the strings are arranged and conducted by violinist Davide Rossi, who is one of the main collaborators of the album. Rossi's strings comprise the main driving force throughout the song, with a strong beginning loop that supports Martin's voice, until the choruses where the symphonic power of the orchestra takes its fullest shape. The prominent chords played by the string section throughout the song (and in the chorus of "Rainy Day," another of the band's songs) are very similar to those used by "Viva la Vida" co-producer Brian Eno in his piece "An Ending (Ascent)," meaning they could have been suggested partially for the song by Eno.

6 Mein Herz Brennt - Rammstein Mein Herz Brennt - Rammstein Cover Art

Violinist: Olsen Involtini

7 Can't Get It out of My Head - Electric Light Orchestra Can't Get It out of My Head - Electric Light Orchestra Cover Art

The most beautiful song from ELO, I love the way they played the violin.

8 Lovely - Billie Eilish & Khalid Lovely - Billie Eilish & Khalid Cover Art

A whole string section

9 Rather Be - Clean Bandit Rather Be - Clean Bandit Cover Art

The violin parts were played by Beatrice Philips and Neil Amin-Smith. The instrumentation includes a violin, chiptune -style synth blips, a slow bass, piano and vocals.

The absolute perfect definition of an "upbeat violin song."

10 Ocean - Martin Garrix Ocean - Martin Garrix Cover Art

The Contenders

11 Firework - Katy Perry Firework - Katy Perry Cover Art

Instrumentation by: Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Sandy Vee

12 Sad! - Xxxtentacion Sad! - Xxxtentacion Cover Art
13 Whatever - Oasis Whatever - Oasis Cover Art

The strings were played by the London Session Orchestra which featured former Electric Light Orchestra violinist Wilfred Gibson. The strings were arranged by Nick Ingman and Noel Gallagher.

14 Toxic - Britney Spears Toxic - Britney Spears Cover Art

String Arrangements were done by
Janson & Janson. A dance song with elements of bhangra music, "Toxic" features varied instrumentation, such as drums, synthesizers and surf guitar. It is accompanied by high-pitched Bollywood strings, sampled from Lata Mangeshkar and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam's "Tere Mere Beech Mein" (1981), and breathy vocals.

15 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Cover Art
16 Venus in Furs - The Velvet Underground Venus in Furs - The Velvet Underground Cover Art
17 Magnum Opus - Kansas Magnum Opus - Kansas Cover Art

How is it that nothing by Kansas cracks the top 25? The high level of musicianship required to play much of their material, let alone the creative genius it took to compose it, deserves much more attention. Magnum Opus is just one of many great tracks by this underrated band. Other great tracks of Kansas that come to mind are: Icarus Borne on Wings of Steel, Mysteries and Mayhem, All the World, The Wall, Miracles Out of Nowhere, Cheyenne Anthem, Portrait (He Knew), and there are many others. Check them out and listen closely to all that is going on.

18 Dust in the Wind - Kansas Dust in the Wind - Kansas Cover Art
19 Carry on Wayward Son - Kansas Carry on Wayward Son - Kansas Cover Art
20 Ira Dei - Mago de Oz Ira Dei - Mago de Oz Cover Art

This and almost every Mägo de Oz song I've listened to feature violin and it's played extraordinarily well.

21 The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band Cover Art
22 Millennium - Robbie Williams Millennium - Robbie Williams Cover Art
23 Born to Die - Lana Del Rey Born to Die - Lana Del Rey Cover Art
24 Isobel - Björk Isobel - Björk Cover Art
25 Mother Mother - Tracy Bonham Mother Mother - Tracy Bonham Cover Art
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