The highest-earning songs of all time

'Every Breath You Take' by Sting - It remained on the Billboard Top 100 list for eight weeks running, and was later sampled in another highly successful song.

'Happy Birthday' by The Hill Sisters - The 'Happy Birthday' song was created in 1893 by two sisters from Louisville, Kentuc

'Shape of You' by Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, and Johnny McDaid - Ed Sheeran's 2017 song 'Shape of You' is one of the best-selling songs of all time.

'Despacito' by Luis Rodriguez, Ramon Ayala, and Erika Ender - Released in 2017, 'Despacito' became the third best-selling song in history. 

'Candle in the Wind' by Elton John and Bernie Taupin - Elton John and his writing partner, Bernie Taupin, wrote the song 'Candle in the Wind' in 1973.

'Stand by Me' by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller - It was performed by Ben E. King and was a big hit in its own right in the '60s.

'Oh Pretty Woman' by Roy Orbison and Bill Dees - Roy Orbison's song 'Oh Pretty Woman,' written by himself and Bill Dees, wasn't a huge commercial success when it was first released in 1964.

'The Christmas Song' by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells - Another Christmas classic that raked in the big bucks is 'The Christmas Song' by Mel Tormé and his writing partner Bob Wells. 

'You’ve Lost That Feeling' by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, and Phil Spector - It ended up being the most iconic line in one of the most successful songs of all time.

'I Will Always Love You' by Dolly Parton - She wrote it in 1973, and it reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart twice in 1974 and again in 1982.

'In the Summertime' by Raymond Dorset - It was written by the band's lead singer, Raymond Dorset. The upbeat skiffle track sold 31 million copies when it was released in 1970.

'Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town' by Haven Gillespie and Fred J. Coots - Within a few days of its release, more than 400 copies of the sheet music had been ordered.

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