Millions of English songs are released each year on various category and genre. A generation old songs are sometimes forgotten as new cool songs pop up. We are very familiar with the proverb “Old is Gold”. The songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s were not technically advanced as the modern-day songs, but they are still as good as they were earlier. We have handpicked few of the best evergreen English songs of all time in today’s post. Some of the songs here may not be your favorite but still they are voted and considered by majority as evergreen. Also, some of your evergreen favorite song(s) may not be listed here, but we respect all the evergreen English songs out there. Enjoy these beautiful compositions from some of the world’s renowned musicians, song writers and artists.
The list of top 10 evergreen English songs of all times that you would not get tired of listening:
10. Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
An evergreen English song from the 1950s, that stayed on #1 on both Billboard and Cashbox. This great pop song was a musical adaption from the tunes of “Aura Lee“, a sentimental Civil War song. The song became popular among college glee clubs and barbershop quartets. The song debuted at #2 on the “Best Sellers in Stores” pop singles chart.
9. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
This is again a great song from the 1960s and is from the English rock band The Rolling Stones. The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, the writers describe the martial frustration and commercialism. “Satisfaction“, was placed in the second spot by the Rolling Stones magazine in their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. Billboard ranked the record as #3 songs of 1965. On Billboard Hot 10, the song stayed in for 14 weeks in the top 10 chart.
8. Nights In White Satin – The Moody Blues
“Nights in White Satin” is a hit song written and composed by Justin Hayward, from the 60s from the rock band The Moody Blues. This song is one of the best songs from The Moody Blues team. More than a million copies were sold, which earned the song a Gold certification. The song was charted at #1 on Cash Box and #2 on Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. It reached #1 in Canada. It reached #9 in the UK during late 1972. The song was released again in 1979, when it stood at #14 in the UK.
7. Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
“Comfortably Numb” is Pink Floyd’s one of the most famous song and is renowned especially for its guitar solos in the middle and at the end of the song. This awesome song is considered to be the greatest guitar solos of all time. This song was in the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time where the song was numbered at 314 in 2004.
6. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
“Bohemian Rhapsody” from the album Queen is one of the world’s most popular songs and is also placed on top as the greatest songs of all time in all modern lists. This record-breaking song was written by Freddie Mercury for his studio album A Night at the Opera. By the end of January 1976, more than a million copies were sold and stayed on top of the UK Singles Chart for nine long weeks. The song also topped in other major charts in many countries all over the world, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Netherlands. In 1991, the song stayed on top for five weeks following the death of Mercury.
5. Livin’ On a Prayer – Bon Jovi
“Livin’ On a Prayer“, released in the late 1986 by Bon Jovi was a mind-blowing chart topper on many major charts. The digital copy of the song was downloaded for more than 3 million times in 2013 and The original 45-RPM single release sold 800,000 copies in the US. It topped on both Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and Billboard Hot 100 hit.
4. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
A wonderful composition from the band Led Zeppelin, was voted #3 in 2000 by VH1 on its list of 100 Greatest Rock Songs. Released in late 1971, the song is considered as the greatest rock songs of all time. The song has three sections, each one progressively increasing in volume and tempo. The song was the most requested song on FMs in the United States in the 1970s.
3. Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
A 1956 song by American song writer Bob Dylan that fetched $2 million for the Dylan’s handwritten manuscript at an auction in 2014. This song was in the top 10 in most of the top charts like US Billboard Hot 100, UK Singles Chart and US Cashbox Top 100. It has also topped the list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone.
2. Riders on the Storm (The Doors)
“Riders on the Storm” is a great song from the album The Doors. The 1971 album song, reached number 7 in the Netherlands, #22 on the UK Singles Chart and #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.
1. “Imagine” – John Lennon song
“Imagine” is an amazing and peaceful composition by John Lennon. This song is Lennon’s career best, with a record sale of more than 1.5 million copies in the U.K. After the death of John Lennon in 1980, the song reached number one. The song was a record hit in many of the top charts around the world. The song describes an imaginary world at peace without any borders of diversities and religions. The song mainly focuses on humanitarian peace. “Imagine” is definitely a record-breaking song and an evergreen English song of all time.