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Top 10 Most Expensive Songs to License

Updated: Apr 8, 2022

To have the most expensive songs to license, one needs to attain the badge of a powerful pop star. Because music can come expensive too, just as much as a Hollywood movie. And if you want to know about the top 10 most expensive songs to license, then keep your eyes glued in here. Let us get started.

1. Heartbreaker

The song, Heartbreaker by Mariah Carey, which featured Jay-Z was shot in 1999. The song amounted to a total of $2.5million when Mariah used to be a big name in the music industry.

2. You Can’t Touch this

This rap music of the 90s by MC Hammer surprisingly hit the billboard at number 8 among the top 100.

3. Revolution

Who hasn’t heard the name of the Beatles? The famous song of Revolution was the creation of the band Beatles. It became the perfect song for the ad campaign of Nike.

4. My Sweet Lord

Though the song was given by George Harrison, the theme was of the Beatles that went with “my sweet lord” of George Harrison.

5. Satisfaction

The song was really a satisfaction for the amount that it costed back in the days. This song by the Rolling Stone earned an amount owing up to $500,000.

6. Scream

The song is a classic given to us by the very collaboration of Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. This video of this song is one of the most expensive songs to license that holds its record in the Guinness Book of World Records.

7. Thunderstruck

The thunderstruck has been one of the most expensive songs to license. It holds a record of getting sold more than 200 million copies of it. Also, it ranked 30 in the U.S in its all-time records sales.

8. Everybody, Everybody

Martha Wash had an amazing voice and became famous soon after her disco-pop hit The Weather Girls. Her magical voice in the Black Box made Everybody, Everybody, the song famous and became one of the most expensive songs to license.

9. Ice Ice Baby

The Ice Ice Baby came into existence with the help of Vanilla Ice. The sampled beat was taken from “Under Pressure”, the classic heat of the 80s. Also, it was the first rap song to be ranked number one on the Billboard charts.

10. Love is a Wonderful Thing

The Isley Brothers’ one of the popular and most expensive songs to license was Love is a Wonderful Thing. The song ranked number four on the Billboard charts and the records of the song were sold for over 75 million.

Till date, many songs have been hot on the hitlist but the above-mentioned songs are the top ten most expensive songs to license. Even now, the release of various songs by powerful singers are yet not close to them. Well, Hollywood music is yet not over. Let us keep an eye for greater somethings.

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