Top 10 greatest pop music hits of all time
POp music is the most popular musical genre across the world due to its universal approach. The true essence of each decade is found in the pop music of that era. Pop affected all other musical forms in various ways and left its influence on their rhythmic arrangements. Time has only reinforced its acoustic charms by adding new, attractive elements over the years.
The pop genre has produced the most popular singers and songs in the world music scene. Artists like Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Prince, Madonna and many more are considered gods by music lovers around the world. Here is the list of the 10 best pop songs of all time:
Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a ring on)”
Released in 2008, it is the most popular song by American pop diva Beyoncé and all the pop genre. It has become the hymn of single girls around the world. It is an inspiration for all women who want to be independent. What makes him even more exceptional and extraordinary is his music video. Queen B showed off her incredible dance moves in the video. Kanye West said, “Beyoncé had one of the best videos ever!”
- Rihanna’s “Umbrella” with Jay-Z
Rihanna took the music industry by storm with her 2008 hit, “Umbrella”. Hip hop megastar Jay Z accompanied her on the track, boosting her magnificence to its highest degree. It is considered one of the greatest songs of all time in the global pop industry.
- “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift
Although Taylor Swift started out as a purely country artist, she broke free from the genre’s boundaries with her album “1989”, becoming a prominent pop singer-songwriter. The album’s first single, ‘Shake it Off’, showcases the dexterity of her versatile vocals performing her powerful verses. Taylor continues to have a bigger impact on the pop industry with her creative genius and singing talent.
- Britney Spears’ “Toxic”
2003 marked the biggest changes in Britney Spears’ musical career. Prior to that, she showcased her “not so innocent” image through her hit songs “Baby One More Time” and “Oops… I Did It Again”. But the song “Toxic” showed a different version of the artist where she is a brutal femme fatale with a powerful vocal performance revealing the range of her true talent and creativity.
- ‘Rolling in the Deep’ by Adele
Adele made history at the age of just 21 with her 2011 release, “Rolling in the Deep”, which mesmerizes music enthusiasts with her seductive vocals. The song won two Grammy Awards in 2012. It topped the Billboard Hot 100. It made the world cry as the song became the greatest breakup anthem of all time.
- Katy Perry’s “Fireworks”
Katy Perry has always been one of those pop artists who bring entertainment and inspiration to audiences. The single “Firework” from the 2010 album, “Teenage Dream” is still her biggest hit and the most popular song of her career. It received two Grammy nominations and won the Video of the Year award at the 2011 MTV Video Music Award.
- “ReHab” by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse was one of the greatest musicians of all time. The raven haired beauty and creative genius gave the music world exceptional successes during his career. Her timeless singing talent is captured in her 2006 single, “Rehab” from her second and final studio album, “Back to Black”. The English singer-songwriter showcased her honest world of interventions and addictions with the stunning production of Mark Ronson.
- “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
The Weeknd established their strong presence in the pop music scene with their cocaine-fueled single, “I Can’t Feel My Face”. But the Canadian musician has reached a higher level of musical creation with his successful creation, “Blinding Lights”. The synth-led melody with a soulful chorus has the power to brighten up the darkest moods of its listeners.
- Robyn’s “Dancing Alone”
Robyn’s 2010 dance single, “Dancing on My Own” is arguably the most energetic and powerful breakup song ever to be composed. The track has a solemnity amid the exuberant and entertaining rhythmic resonance. The sensation of Swedish singing takes you to the dance floor, making you forget all your pain.
- ‘Hi you!’ by Outkast
Popular hip-hop duo Outkast released the song “Hey Ya! As part of their fifth studio album, ‘Speakerboxxx / The Love Below’. Released in 2003, the song became one of the biggest hits of the 2000s. The track topped the Billboard Hot 100 for nine straight weeks.
There are plenty of hits out there on the world pop scene, but the list above contains the most impactful and popular songs of all time.
Alicia Parker is a fashion enthusiast who studies at the University of California. She contributes to the Daily Music Roll as a music blogger and writes daily reviews of various music.