BBC The Richest Songs in the World

The stories behind each song are worth my time. Two types of songs that characterize these songs: Christmas and sad songs.

10. The Christmas Song – Bob Wells & Mel Torme (Nat King Cole), 12.5 million pounds in royalties for songwriter/s

09. Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison & Bill Dees (Roy Orbison), 13 million pounds

The police - every breath you take.jpg08. Every Breath You Take – Sting (The Police), 13.5 million pounds

07 Santa Is Coming To Town – John Fredericks Coots & Haven Gillespie (Eddie Cantor 1934), 16.5 million pounds

Image result for stand by me images06. Stand By Me – Ben E. King & Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller (Ben E. King), 17.5 million pounds

05. Unchained Melody – Alex North & Hy Zaret (Todd Duncan for the soundtrack of the film Unchained but the most popular version was that of the Righteous Brothers in 1965), 18 million pounds

04. Yesterday – Lennon & McCartney (The Beatles), 19.5 million pounds

  • Many people thought that The Beatles music was dangerously modern, so in this sense this was a song for people who didn’t like The Beatles
  • This is one song that only Paul wrote and no other Beatle played in it. This song could be the song that broke up The Beatles

You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' by The Righteous Brothers US vinyl.png03. You’ve Lost That Loving Feelin’ – Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (The Righteous Brothers), 20.5 million pounds

02. White Christmas – Irving Berlin (Bing Crosby), 24 million pounds

01. Happy Birthday To You – Patti & Mildred J. Hill, 30 million pounds