It has been stated that everything old gets new again, and that proverb surely applies to music in 2022. This year, older songs haven’t been uncommon to become famous and perhaps even re-enter the charts decades after their initial release. The five most popular tracks are listed below.
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” a song that only happened to make it into the movies by chance but rightfully deserves to be counted among the best cinema songs of all time, became a smashing success and won an Oscar for Best Original Song. The song is a witty call-and-response duet that Broadway songwriter Loesser used to sing at parties with his wife and was performed by Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalbán in the film Neptune’s Daughter. In the latter’s tribute album to The Great American Songbook, four other duos have achieved top 20 singles with various versions.
With the abrupt rise of Taylor Swift into the game eight years ago, the music industry was permanently changed. “Love Story” was one of the tracks that helped push her to fame. On September 12, 2008, the single was released, and the world realized something remarkable was happening in Country music. Taylor Swift wrote “Love Story” when she was 17 years old, in response to her parent’s disapproval of a relationship she was having at the time. Taylor Swift, who was heartbroken, turned her misery into a song, and this masterpiece was born. Nathan Chapman produced the song, which was released as a single from her second studio album, ‘Fearless,’ and was distributed by the record company.
Something was the first Beatle’s single to feature a song written by George Harrison on the A-side. The song would become the Beatles’ second-most-covered song, capturing the swirling triumph of desire. George had finished writing his music “Something” by February 25, 1969, his 26th birthday, as evidenced by a simple but stunning demo he recorded at EMI Studios on that day. Still undecided on what to do with the song, he sent a recording to Joe Cocker to be considered for inclusion on his second album. George eventually had enough confidence in the music to perform it with The Beatles, which was the best decision he’d ever made. The other Beatles voted “Something” as the best track on their “Abbey Road” album, and it was picked as the album’s lead single.
Something In The Way
“Something In The Way,” the closing tune on Nirvana’s iconic album Nevermind, is one of the Seattle grunge band’s most emotional tracks. The song, written by Kurt Cobain during a period of homelessness, is full of heightened passion and hopelessness and has long been regarded as one of the band’s best compositions. It has recently seen a comeback due to its influence on Matt Reeves’ The Batman and its use in the film’s trailer and two cameos in the movie itself.
On The Floor
Jennifer’s seventh studio album, Love, features rapper Pitbull on the first song, “On The Floor. “On January 18, 2011, the song was broadcast on radio; however, on February 22, 2011, it was published on iTunes. Jennifer’s “comeback” song is called “On The Floor.” Jennifer’s employment as a judge on the tenth season of the US reality TV show “American Idol,” as well as various other product endorsement deals, coincided with the song’s release. “On the Floor” was regarded by her as an evolution of her classic style and something that sounded highly modern.