Top Ten Songs That Are Instantly Recognizable

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The songs that you can identify as soon as you hear the first note.

The Top Ten

1 Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple

Maybe the most Famous Riff of all time - Curti2594

Who hasn't heard it? - PetSounds

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2 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones UListen to Sample
3 A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles

Surely the most instantly recognizable song in history. Two seconds, perhaps? - PetSounds

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4 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

As soon as that famous French horn hook begins, you know you're in for a wonderful three minutes. - PetSounds

My heart skips a beat the in the first nanosecond. Beautiful. - Britgirl

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5 Angels - Robbie Williams UListen to Sample
6 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen UListen to Sample
7 Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel UListen to Sample
8 Skyfall - Adele

Skyfall hits an interesting piano chord right in the beginning, making it easy to recognize. - PetSounds

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9 Hotel California - The Eagles UListen to Sample
10 Let It Be - The Beatles

All it takes is that simple C major chord. - PetSounds

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The Contenders

11 Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses UListen to Sample
12 Scenes From an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel

The whole song is a masterpiece. Billy at his finest! - PetSounds

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13 Thunderstruck - AC/DC UListen to Sample
14 Hey There Delilah - Plain White T'S UListen to Sample
15 Back In Black - AC/DC UListen to Sample
16 Friday - Rebecca Black

It is because it's SO HORRIBLE! - funnyuser

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17 Piano Man - Billy Joel

As soon as Billy hits that dm7 chord. - PetSounds

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18 Light My Fire - The Doors UListen to Sample
19 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica UListen to Sample
20 Autobahn - Kraftwerk UListen to Sample
21 Hey Jude - The Beatles

Very good song, but quite repetitive. And since everyone has heard it somewhere, it's very recognizable.

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22 Karma Killer - Robbie Williams UListen to Sample
23 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce UListen to Sample
24 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana UListen to Sample
25 Darude - Sandstorm UListen to Sample
26 Baggy Trousers - Madness UListen to Sample
27 Where Is My Mind? - Pixies UListen to Sample
28 Monkey Gone to Heaven - Pixies UListen to Sample
29 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys UListen to Sample
30 White Noise - Disclosure UListen to Sample
31 Ghost Town - The Specials UListen to Sample
32 Photograph - Nickelback UListen to Sample
33 Where the Streets Have No Name - U2 UListen to Sample
34 Viva la Vida - Coldplay UListen to Sample
35 Against All Odds - Phil Collins UListen to Sample
36 Rocket Man - Elton John UListen to Sample
37 Sunshine of Your Love - Cream UListen to Sample
38 Monday, Monday - The Mamas & The Papas UListen to Sample
39 Fade to Grey - Visage UListen to Sample
40 Extreme Ways - Moby UListen to Sample
41 We Are All Made of Stars - Moby UListen to Sample
42 Invincible - Pat Benatar UListen to Sample
43 Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day UListen to Sample
44 Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones UListen to Sample
45 Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones UListen to Sample
46 I'd Love to Change the World - Ten Years After UListen to Sample
47 For What Its Worth - Buffalo Springfield UListen to Sample
48 Ain't No Rest for the Wicked - Cage the Elephant UListen to Sample
49 Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones UListen to Sample
50 Careless Whisper - George Michael UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
2. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
3. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
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1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
3. Let It Be - The Beatles
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