Iconic Songs of Pop Culture

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Iconic Songs of Pop Culture

This is our listing of the Iconic Songs of Pop Culture.  Our Pop Culture Criteria is based upon factors such as pop culture references, longevity and overall impression on our society.

You will notice that some of these songs have been commercially successful, and some have not.

Iconic Songs of Pop Culture
Happy Birthday to You (Happy Birthday)
Patty Hill & Mildred J. Hill (disputed), 1893

Perhaps the most recognizable song of all-time

The Star-Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith, ~1773 and Lyrics by Francis Scott Key, 1814

The National Anthem of the United States of America
White Christmas
Written by Irving Berin,1942, sung by Bing Crosby with Ken Darby Singers & John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra

Best-selling single of all-time, won 1942 Oscar for Best Original Song

Rapper’s Delight
The Sugarhill Gang, 1979
Hotel California
The Eagles, 1977

Won Grammy for Record of the Year 1978, Voted Top Guitar Solo of All-time

Amazing Grace
It’s A Small World
Like A Rolling Stone
We Are the Champions
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’
Hotel California
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Dream On
Stairway to Heaven
Good Vibrations
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Over the Rainbow
Auld Lang Syne
The Twist

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