In honour of hitting 9 million subscribers on our YouTube, we’ve compiled a list of 9 tracks with 9 million views on our channel!
Dancing Queen – ABBA
First up on our list with 9.1M views is the inimitable ABBA with ‘Dancing Queen’. An absolute classic and one of the best pop songs of all time, in our humble opinion. Their tracks are so sing-able they practically invented karaoke.
Maroon 5 – Memories
We’re taking it a bit more downtempo with our next track – Maroon 5’s ‘Memories’. A reflective number, Adam Levine wrote the song in honour of his former manager and best friend, Jordan Feldstein. If you think the melody sounds familiar, it might be because it’s based on the eight-chord progression in Pachabel’s Canon. Pachabel and Adam Levine? Name a more iconic duo. We’ll wait.
Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
90s kids rejoice, next up in our list are the Backstreet Boys with their 1999 track ‘I Want It That Way’. With lyrics like ‘You are, my fire / The one, desire / ain’t nothin’ but a heartache / ain’t nothin’ but a mistake. The OG boy band prove that your song doesn’t need to make all that much sense if you’ve got a banging melody.
Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris – Baby
Baby, baby, baby… OOH! We’ve got to apologise in advance for this one. Because this is one earworm that is HARD to get out of your head. Just ask the 9.4M people that have been singing along to it on Sing King. Featuring Ludacris, this became the most viewed video in YouTube history around the time of its release in 2010.
Ariana Grande, John Legend – Beauty & The Beast
Would a Sing King listicle be complete without a Disney track? We think not. Luckily for us, Ariana Grande and John Legend’s ‘Beauty & The Beast’ for the Disney reboot makes it onto our list with 9.2M views. A touching love song for all your duetting duos out there.
Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
You gotta hand it to crooner Jason Mraz. He just won’t give up… on love. After the success of ‘I’m Yours’, Mraz wrote and recorded ‘Love Is A Four Letter Word’, the album on which this track features. ‘I Won’t Give Up’ is a poignant tribute to a long-lasting relationship. Jason gets 9.9M views on Sing King… and a 10/10 for romance points from us.
Rihanna, Mikky Ekko – Stay
Next up on our list with ‘Stay’ is Rihanna and Mikky Ekko, a song about temptation and irresistible true love which keeps lovers coming back for more. File under: lovelorn belter.
Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
With 9.8M views, ‘She Will Be Loved’ marks Maroon 5’s second entry in our list of tracks with 9 million views. The third single from their debut album, ‘She Will Be Loved’ was written in around an hour, according to Adam Levine. They say good things come to those who wait… They’ve clearly never met Adam.
Clean Bandit ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye
Okay, okay, so technically this track has juuuuust crept over into the 10M views mark. But it’s a bop. And it’s our list (so we’ll cry if we want to). In a dreamy transatlantic collaboration, British pop royalty Clean Bandit and Anne-Marie teamed up with Jamaican legend Sean Paul on ‘Rockabye’.