How the popularity of one song can make millions

What are the most commercially successful compositions in music history?

Stars Insider

06/02/24 | StarsInsider

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The songwriters on this list have reaped the financial rewards of penning one perfect song that has generated enough income to allow them to live like royalty for the rest of their lives. Yet rather than simply retiring and enjoying their success, these talented individuals continue, or continued, to work and create music simply because of the love for their art. And even when a cover version of a composition ends up surpassing the popularity of the original, the author still collects a substantial annual royalty check. So, what are the most commercially-successful songs in music history?

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