Top Ten Most Trend Setting Songs of All Time


The Top Ten

1 We Will Rock You - Queen
2 Blowin In the Wind - Bob Dylan

Dylan goes electric; and the world changed.

3 Gangnam Style - Psy

I look online, looking for something PSY.
I mean 2 billion views, I had no idea why! - DapperPickle

4 Beat It - Michael Jackson
5 She Loves You - The Beatles

Seeing The Beatles and Bob Dylan below Justin Bieber and Gangnam Style makes me sad. - PetSounds

The Beatles and Elvis actually established "trends" that are still going strong until today.
Psy and Bieber are mere blips on the radar, with even Queen and MJ being pale by comparison.

6 Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley

John Lennon said it best, "Before Elvis, there was nothing".

7 Why This Kolaveri Di - Dhanush
8 A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - Bob Dylan
9 Baby - Justin Bieber

Ah, the trend of hate, it's a beautiful thing... - DapperPickle

10 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

"DYLAN GOES ELECTRIC" was the third most important [trend setting] moment in rock history, trailing only the Beatles and Elvis first appearances.

The Contenders

11 Purple Haze- Jimi Hendrix

Hendrix' debut at the Monterey Pop Festival was earth-shattering, in part because nobody knew who he was, or expected anything like what they witnessed.

12 The Twist - Chubby Checker
13 The Real Slim Shady - Eminem

Well, an absolute trend setting song by an absolute trend setter.
One of the most popular songs of that era.
Old-school's finest hip-hop work ever done.
Perfect lyrics. Jaw dropping beat and flow.
Emimen, the evergreen. - itsflashbuddy

14 Autobahn - Kraftwerk

Something which initiated an entire industry of wonders. - PositronWildhawk

15 All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople
16 Happy - Pharrell Williams

Pharrell, were you high when making this song? - DapperPickle

17 They Don't Care About Us - Michael Jackson
18 Rocket 88 - Ike Turner

Even though Ike Turner was a huge jerk, this is considered the very first "rock and roll" song, and was long before he met Tina.

19 Everybody - Backstreet Boys
20 The Macarena - Los del Rio

Think "Gangnam Style", but in Spanish.

21 Party Rock Anthem - Lmfao
22 Waka Waka - Shakira
23 Sexy and I Know It - Lmfao
24 Bluebird - Buffalo Springfield

Arguably the very first "country rock" song, although their contemporaries, The Byrds usually get credit for inventing the genre.

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