Top Ten Songs Featuring a Violin

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The Top Ten

1 Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

"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. - Joeljohns249

One of the best songs of all time, arguably! - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

Aaaah, look at all the lonely people.

Violin plays

2 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

String Arrangements: John Paul Jones - Joeljohns249

3 Baba O'Riley - The Who

Violinist: Dave Arbus - Joeljohns249

4 Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve

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. - Joeljohns249

5 Can't Get It out of My Head - Electric Light Orchestra

I love ELO.

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

6 Mein Herz Brennt - Rammstein

Violinist: Olsen Involtini - Joeljohns249

7 Viva la Vida - Coldplay

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. - Joeljohns249

8 Lovely - Billie Eilish & Khalid
9 Firework - Katy Perry

Instrumentation by: Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Sandy Vee - Joeljohns249

10 Rather Be - Clean Bandit

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

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. - Joeljohns249

The Contenders

11 Ocean - Martin Garrix
12 Whatever - Oasis

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. - Joeljohns249

13 Sad! - Xxxtentacion
14 Venus in Furs - The Velvet Underground
15 Magnum Opus - Kansas

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.

16 Carry on Wayward Son - Kansas
17 Toxic - Britney Spears

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. - Joeljohns249

18 Millennium - Robbie Williams
19 Born to Die - Lana Del Rey
20 Isobel - Björk
21 Mother Mother - Tracy Bonham
22 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
23 Cloudbusting - Kate Bush
24 And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope - Ne Obliviscaris

Violin - Tim Charles (lead singer) - Metal_Treasure

25 Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen
26 Burn the Witch - Radiohead
27 Willie the Pimp - Frank Zappa
28 Lonesome Tears - Beck
29 Darkness, Darkness - Robert Plant
30 Kuukoku No Kyouon - Dir En Grey
31 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
32 Running (Dying to Live) - 2pac
33 Art of Life - X Japan
34 Crystallize - Lindsey Stirling
35 Europa - Xavier Naidoo
36 Shadow of Doubt - Hajime Mizoguchi

Better known as the sample of Bushido's classic song "Berlin". - Martin_Canine

37 I Stay Away - Alice in Chains

I’m not sure if the song uses a violin, but I know that it utilizes some sort of string section. Amazing song that lyrically deals with the temptations of drugs. The string section makes the song truly extraordinary at the end.

38 Love Reign O'Er Me - The Who
39 Dip - Tyga
40 Drops of Jupiter - Train
41 Intense - Armin van Buuren
42 Miracles Out of Nowhere - Kansas
43 Dust in the Wind - Kansas
44 Thong Song - Sisqo

Very dominant indeed. - Coastergirl003

45 Pump It Up - Andreas Gabalier

You can hear it in the intro. - QueenieAG

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1. Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
2. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
3. Baba O'Riley - The Who
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1. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
2. Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
3. Baba O'Riley - The Who
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1. Lovely - Billie Eilish & Khalid
2. Ocean - Martin Garrix
3. Sad! - Xxxtentacion
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