The 10 Most-Mentioned Songs in Literature

An interesting list compiled by Flavorwire.  These ten songs are mentioned in more books than any other. For a deeper dive on the subject, go here.

1. “Hey Jude,” The Beatles

2. “Heartbreak Hotel,” Elvis Presley

3. “Stairway to Heaven,” Led Zeppelin

4. “We are the World”

5. “Dancing Queen,” ABBA

6. “Blue Suede Shoes,” Carl Perkins

7. “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” The Beatles

8. “Eleanor Rigby,” The Beatles

9. “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana

10. “Macarena,” Los del Rio

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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