We all know that music is a good source of intertainment, and people are fond of songs. In past, there was no latest technology like CDs, USB, Music system in mobiles to listen and enjoy the music. Nowadays songs are more famous and common in the whole world. There are many singers and music houses that are making songs in the world and listen almost in the whole world. Songs are made according to every culture and their language as well. Some famous songs are in the mind of people for many years and also became the most famous sings as well. We all know that almost millions of songs are made every year, and everyone is different from each song. These days every young person is coming in singing career and is being successful as well because of fondness for songs. These trends are much increasing because of the DVD’s, CD`s, USB, especially mobile music systems have increased this to the next level in the world. In this article, we will specifically talk about top 10 most expensive song royalties in the world which are good source of entertainment for many years.
The following are top 10 most expensive song royalties in the world:
10. Mel Torme- The Christmas Song 1944:
This music was released in 1944 which was made by Bob Wells & Mel Torme and their main aim to make this music was to cool down the whole environment and people as well. The composition of this music was very difficult as Mel was Jewish and he has the capability to make this music in about 45 minutes in whatever the condition is. This music was sung by Nat King Cale and was the biggest music of the year and best among the pop songs in the world. It was estimated that almost $19 million was earned from this music.
9. Roy Orbison & Bill Dees- Oh Pretty Woman 1964:
No one is this world has forget the film Pretty Woman in which the lead actors were Richard Gere and Julia Robert. This music belongs to this film that was a big hit. It was released a long time ago but still very famous because of the song video of this music and its lyrics as well. It is also very famous and loved by the young generation of today. This music was released in 1964, and its singer was Roy Orbison. It was also awarded a gold record and was on the top of the chart for many weeks. It was estimated that almost $19.75 million was earned only by this music.
8. Sting- Every Breath You Take 1983:
This music is made with the theme of love, lost, and jealousy as well. It was on the top of the list because of some love effect in it. This music was written only in 30 minutes in the night. IN 1984, this music also won the song of the year in the famous awards called Grammy Awards and many others as well. Then in about 1997 this music was again re-launched with some changed lyrics and was made to tribute to Notorious Big. For again launching it, he did not take the permission. Only this song earned about $20.5 million from the release of this music all over the world.
7. Haven Gillespie & Fred J Coots- Santa Claus is coming to town 1934:
This new song was released on Radio show in about 1934 and people loved it. The singer was not sure that whether this song will be successful or not but it proved to be a big hit. Only on Christmas, about 400,000 copies of this music were sold. This music is later performed by some young singers as well like Justine Beiber. This single song earned almost $25 million which made it a very big hit and famous all over the world.
6. Ben E King, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller- Stand by Me 1961:
It is a music that is inspired by some spiritual music and its lines completely show that. Only of this music there are almost 400 recorded versions of it. This music was sung by very famous singer Ben E King and was also in number 1 position. Then again, this music was shown in the film by Rob Reiner in about 1986. It was also then used in Levi`s Ad. It is also included in the list of 500 greatest songs of all times. This music earned almost $27 million in all over the world.
5. Alex North & Hy Zaret- Unchained Melody 1955:
This song was made for the film called Unchained in 1955. It was sung by Todd Duncan and was also the best song until a 20th century. Then almost 650 different singers made it in 500 languages in the world. The most famous and successful version of this song was by Righteous Brothers. This song was on the top of the chart for many years and is still used in shows on TV like American Idol, etc. It earned almost $27.5 million all around the world.
4. John Lennon & Paul McCartney- Yesterday 1965:
It has been the biggest hit in 1965 and was sung by the most famous band The Beatles. It was first played on the piano to tune it and then was transformed into a song of lyrics with the tune. Then he was confused that whether it is the tune of someone else but after searching no one claimed the rights of that song then he finally decided to give it a final shape. The total earnings of this song were $30 million.
3. Barry Mann, Cynthis Weil & Phil Specter- You`ve lost that loving feeling” 1964:
It is a love song that was written by a husband and wife. This song was sung by The Righteous Brothers. It was a big hit and was on the top of the charts in many countries for many weeks. It was also listed in the 500 greatest songs of all times which shows how successful this song was. Mostly people were fond of the love theme given in this song. This beautiful song earned almost $32 million from all over the world.
2. Irving Berlin- White Christmas 1940:
This song was made on Christmas. It was also named as the Guinness World Record because of a best-selling tune of all times. The total sale of this song was almost of $50 million. Berlin was staying at a hotel when he first thought to write this song and decided to write this song. The total earnings of this song were estimated that almost $36 million.
1. Hill Sister- Happy Birthday 1893:
The most famous songs in the world are Happy Birthday. It was made on the very easy tune so that it can also be copied by the children as well to raise it more. It was launched in 1893 and was the most famous and successful song of that year. It is considered as the most famous song ever made in the world. It was written and sung in English language, and further 18 translations are available. The total earnings of this song are $50 million.
List of Most Expensive Song Royalties:
|Sr.No.||Names||Earnings in Dollar $|
|1||Hill Sisters- Happy Birthday 1893||50 Million|
|2||Irving Berlin- White Christmas 1940||36 Million|
|3||Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil & Phil Spector- You`ve lost that lovin` Feelin” 1964||32 Million|
|4||John Lennon & Paul McCartney- Yesterday 1965||30 Million|
|5||Alex North & Hy Zaret – Unchained Melody 1955||27.5 Million|
|6||Ben E King, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller- Stand by Me 1961||27 Million|
|7||Haven Gillespie & Fred J Coots- Santa Claus is coming to town 1934||25 Million|
|8||Sting- Every breath you take 1983||20.5 Million|
|9||Roy Orbison & Bill Dess- Oh pretty woman 1964||19.75 Million|
|10||Mel Torme- The Christmas Song 1944||19 Million|
We conclude that songs are listened all over the world. Now the trends are much different than the past but are now people are fonder of music. All these songs explained above are very famous all over the world and were very successful as well. All songs have earned a large amount of money from their launching. All these singers and writers have copyright music so that no one can easily copy it.