You may not be aware of it, but there are some songs you’ve heard so many times before, but we bet you have absolutely no idea what they’re named or who wrote them.
To help you out and allow you to expand your music knowledge, we’ve put together a list of 6 songs you’ve definitely heard before but you just can’t name. Let’s break it down together.
1. Buika – No Habrá Nadie En El Mundo
The first song on our list is a classic of Spanish music.
The artist performing it is the Spanish singer Concha Buika, who is an acclaimed flamenco singer from Palma.
The song was released in 2008 as a part of her album Niña de Fuego, which is her third studio album. It was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Album of The Year.
Buika’s raspy voice and the passion she sings with have probably caught your ear at some point. This song about love, passion, pain, and a broken heart will sweep anyone off their feet.
2. Toto Cutugno – Lasciatemi Cantare (L’Italiano)
The most popular song by the Italian pop singer and songwriter Salvatore “Toto” Cutugno, is definitely his hit Lasciatemi Cantare also known as L’Italiano.
The song was released in 1983 on his album of the same title.
The song has a typical Italian melody and almost paints a picture of the traditional Italian folklore.
It was a huge worldwide hit and is still his best known and most iconic song.
You’ve probably heard it a million times, but you didn’t know the details about it.
3. Carl Orff – O Fortuna (Carmina Burana)
We know you’ve heard this composition a thousand times. The creepiness and the chills it may give you while you listen to it probably helped you memorize it.
The song itself dates back from the 13th century, and belongs to a collection of 24 medieval songs “Carmina Burana”. However, the music for the song was written in 1935 and 1936, by a German composer Carl Orff.
It’s common for the filmmakers to use this song for a dramatic effect so it’s no wonder you know this song so good. You can hear it in movies such as The Doors, The Last Mohican, The General’s Daughter, and many others.
4. Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66- Mas Que Nada
This song that we know you’re so familiar with was originally written and performed by the Brazilian musician Jorge Ben.
However, the 1966 cover version by Sergio Mendez has had far more success and is a globally recognized hit.
You may have heard in the movies Rio or Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.
5. Scott Joplin- The Entertainer
This ragtime classic was written by Scott Joplin and published in 1902.
It was used as the theme music for The Sting, the 1973 Oscar-winning movie.
It’s also used as the melody for ice-cream trucks all over the globe and in many other 1920s and 1930s movies.
6. Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin- The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
You have no idea what song are we talking about, right?
What if we tell you it’s the Looney Tunes opening theme song you’ve heard a thousand times before?
This famous piece of music was written in 1937 and different versions of it have been used throughout the years for the cartoon series produced by Warner Bros.
It takes you right back to childhood, doesn’t it?
So, there you have it. Hopefully, you’ve learned something new today and we’ve managed to shed some light on the songs you’ve heard so many times before.