Discover the 10 tracks that made the most money from royalties

Posted by Looperman on 2012-12-29 in Audio Chat18 Comments82841 Views
Discover the 10 tracks that made the most money from royalties

For those of you in the UK or who have access to the BBC iPlayer Mark Radcliffe presents a countdown of the ten songs which have earned the most money of all time - ten classic songs each with an extraordinary story behind them.

Its an interesting hour and a half and Im sure you will have heard every song they have chosen. Some of you may also start to think differently on the all too familiar dream of "Getting Signed" when you see where all the money actually goes.

Not every track that earns millions comes with a happy ending though as we see that its those who own the publishing rights are the final winners.

Which track would you guess is the top earner ?

Hear The Documentary On BBC iPlayer
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  1. Bindanox
    Bindanox on Sat 29th Dec 2012 - 5 years ago
    Happy Birthday at number one??That came a bit of a surprise but there you go.Great documentary.
  2. Carrol
    Carrol on Fri 1st Feb 2013 - 5 years ago
    thanks for the link, so much interesting stuff on the website!
  3. stem0man
    stem0man on Mon 25th Feb 2013 - 5 years ago
    I'd guess: Boots Randolph - "Yakety Sax"
    Ya know, like whenever you get chased around, I believe that that song plays in the background of your subconscious. They should have had top ten songs that get stuck in people's heads. Like Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" when you're in a running race.
  4. MamaChill
    MamaChill on Mon 25th Mar 2013 - 5 years ago
    Gr8 documentary, ;) xxx
  5. hugethornbirds
    hugethornbirds on Thu 9th May 2013 - 5 years ago
    wow. awesome. hope this can also be apply by the aspiring musician, as well, instrumentalist, or whoever likes in the music industry. i guess that if it holds-true then no one would want to be left behind.
  6. kjason
    kjason on Sun 29th Sep 2013 - 5 years ago
    I wish I could view/play this... I am in the U.S. and it's blocked here too. :(
  7. FreeRadical
    FreeRadical on Sun 20th Apr 2014 - 4 years ago
    Well i haven't played the video yet but i bet my entire life savings and all my wages to come that this wasn't in the top ten...........

    (sorry, i just enjoy any oppertunity to squeeze that in lol)
  8. joecramer
    joecramer on Sat 14th Jun 2014 - 4 years ago

    there u can watch it outside the uk.

  9. Cinas
    Cinas on Fri 14th Nov 2014 - 3 years ago
    there are some nifty add ons for your browser these days that will let you change your ip and country so you can access content from other countries. If you use Firefox there is usually one in the top add-ons list.
    DJJACKIEJACK on Sun 16th Nov 2014 - 3 years ago
    Its amazing how popular music can become.
  11. TarantBeats
    TarantBeats on Wed 25th Mar 2015 - 3 years ago
    Great article!
  12. Jmotm
    Jmotm on Fri 3rd Jul 2015 - 3 years ago
    I think we can all agree that this one should have made the list...
  13. TRE24
    TRE24 on Sun 9th Aug 2015 - 3 years ago
    #1 Has been stuck in my head ever since I heard it on the movie cruel intentions many years ago. To write and perform a song that gets more popular as the decades pass; well - Magic.
  14. royalcrowng
    royalcrowng on Mon 24th Aug 2015 - 3 years ago
    Unfortunately, this kitty can not see it either, from the USA.
  15. JSKGilberton
    JSKGilberton on Wed 6th Jan 2016 - 2 years ago
    Blocked in my country too
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