Top 10 Songs that Everybody Knows

Posted: October 31st, 2011 | Author: Online Pianist | Filed under: Piano Music, Piano Tutorial | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

In the early part of the 20th century, the founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, propounded the concept of a "collective unconscious," which is a structure of the psyche which autonomously organizes experiences with an inherent universal synchronicity. 

Now, I have no idea what that means… But I'm pretty sure it has to do with songs getting stuck in your head.
You know those songs and tunes that, regardless of age, nationality, location, language, or musical persuasion, everyone knows? From the skyscrapers of New York to the rice paddies of Mayoyao, it's those ditties and melodies that you start to hum and every bum (or peasant) around will know exactly what it is. So when you're trying to learn piano chords, why waste time on obscure, little-known pieces when you can bust out some tunes that get everyone in the room nodding their head in recognition?
Because after all, piano music is an act of creationcreation of coolness. For you. In the eyes of others.
And for that, let us tap into the vast reservoir of the collective unconscious and (re)discover: the Top Ten Songs that Everybody Knows.
10. Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On
Never let go!
James Cameron's 1997 box office hit left us not only with a timeless movie classic, but also with a song to hauntingly carry through the years.  You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who isn't familiar with this cultural colossus of a soundtrack.  Near, far, wherever you are… chances are you know this song.

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