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« on: May 17, 2005, 09:35:08 PM »
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Considering how long we as humans have been listening to music, I am wondering what the most popular song in history might be? In this case I'm asking in terms of recorded music, but another question I might ask is what is the single most recognizable melody or tempo since we've adapted  our ability to interpret sounds?
   
 In American History, perhaps one of the most popular tunes ever is the Happy Birthday song , but who knows? Well, since I'm proposing this question on this site, my assumption is that perhaps one of you does.

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2005, 10:07:08 PM »
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"YEA" Usher featuring Lil' John.

They've been listening to that since the Baroque Era.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2005, 10:09:29 PM »
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they play that at barbeques here too. It is popular. good choice.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2005, 10:19:56 PM »
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Did you know that the Birthday Theme is copyrighted?

You could always just do the "Birthday Song" that was sung for Mini-Movies in Upright Citizen's Brigade...
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2005, 10:23:33 PM »
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I love it when pretentious threads are saved by xixaxers.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2005, 10:24:34 PM »
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Wasn't it written by astronauts?
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2005, 10:27:28 PM »
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Quote from: pete
I love it when pretentious threads are saved by xixaxers.

LOL

And the Question went into XIXAX history- UNANSWERED.

Also I'm beginning to think that PRETENTIOUS just means your too lazy to think about it.

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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2005, 10:20:26 AM »
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the two most played songs on radio are "stairway to heaven" and "November Rain"  but i guess it depends on if you mean total amount of times a song has played, or the total amount of time people have been listening to the song.  in the case of these two songs they might have played as much as other greatest hits, but since they're so long in length they've had more airtime.

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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2005, 11:41:00 AM »
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Who remembers that fucking Bryan Adams song from Robin Hood?

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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2005, 11:51:01 AM »
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macarena.

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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2005, 02:37:30 PM »
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Mary Had a Little Lamb or Silent Night.
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free, silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands, with all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves, let me forget about today until tomorrow.

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« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2005, 03:32:11 PM »
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or happy birthday

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« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2005, 03:36:01 PM »
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Quote from: Pubrick
macarena.



 :shock:  i've never met anyone who likes that song.  i think ur confusing "popular" with "overplayed"

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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2005, 04:19:23 PM »
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Considering how long we as humans have been listening to music, I am wondering what the most popular song in history might be?




Quote from: Jaruebi
but another question I might ask is what is the single most recognizable melody or tempo since we've adapted  our ability to interpret sounds?


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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2005, 04:41:44 PM »
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what is the single most recognizable melody or tempo since we've adapted  our ability to interpret sounds?


The Jaws theme and the Psycho shower scene music.

 

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