“When words fail, music speaks”. Music is a very important part in our life. Some songs pave a new path for a different kind of music and they bring a new look or change to the music industry.
Here is a list of such songs that revolutionized the music industry:
- Smells Like Teen Spirit
“Smells like Teen Spirit” was released in 1991 by the American rock band, Nirvana. This song is a part of the album, Nevermind and is the lead single from the album. The song was written by Kurt Cobain and directed by Samuel Bayer. This song was a major hit and is one song that changed music direction. People started embracing Grunge only because of this song by Nirvana and this song has definitely played its way in making a change in the music industry.
- Heartbreak Hotel
“Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley was released in 1956 and was one of the best songs of that time. It was written by Mae Boren Axton and Elvis Presley. The song hit the top song charts in US and was the most streaming song of that period. This song paved the way for rock music and it did create a path in the music industry. All his songs changed created a impact within the music industry.
- Get Up, Stand Up
“Get up, Stand up” by Bob Marley and Wailers was released in 1973 and is a part of the album, Burnin’. This song was considered as a cry for Rastafarians and to take a step to stop oppression. This was the last song performed by Bob Marley and it created a remark in the industry. It showed how songs can create impact on the people and how it can change their life. This is one song that cannot slip away from this list.
- I want to hold your hand
“I want to hold your hand” by Beatles was released in 1964 and is a part of the album, Meet the Beatles. This song went on top on all song charts in America and was a hit on radio as well. This song made rock music more popular and it changed the music industry in a way. This was Beatles first hit song in history and they made a mark for themselves.
- Rapper’s Delight
“Rapper’s Delight” by Sugarhill Gang was released in 1979 and it is the first popular rap song in the United States and around the world. This song paved the way for Hip-Hop music and it did great in the industry. This song made way for many more rap songs and it is one of the songs that started the rap trend and it made a change in music direction as well. Even this song influenced many people to start rapping and create interest in that field.