According to Merriam-Webster, Atemporal is an adjective that describes how something is independent of or unaffected by time.

There is a myriad of tracks that became hits at the time they got out but only a few manage to retain their fandom to date after existing for a long while.

This means, just because a song becomes a hit, it does not necessarily mean that it’s going to stick around for a long time.

Data scientists like Matt Daniels have looked into this phenomenon and analyzed the world’s most timeless tracks. He looked at songs played from the year 2014 and determined what songs remain popular to date on the Spotify app.

Matt Daniels came up with the results and concluded that songs from the ’90s, ’80s, and ’70s were the ones that were most played to date on the music app.

Songs like Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, Don’t Stop Believing by Journey, and the famous Bohemian Rhapsody was regarded as timeless and were played over and over.

However, Daniels also concluded that his findings were somewhat skewed. This is because Spotify is majorly used by a younger audience; a generation composed of people around their mid-20’s, and for that reason, the data that he analyzed could not have represented a perfect population.

But it is needless to say that no matter what type of music makes up your taste, there are a couple of songs from long ago that you would jam to, on repeat, over and over because of how good they were and still are.

Let us take a look at some of these timeless classics that are pure gems.

Wonderwall’ by Oasis.

Yes, that is right! You might have guessed it already. This pops up at Number 10 in our list.

This song has been listed on all popular music streaming services as the number one classic.

It does not matter where you are from or what your favorite songs are because when this track goes on, you will be belting out all the lyrics along with the song.

‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ by Guns N’ Rose.

Probably listed on the bottom list of classic songs on music streaming platforms but has an undeniable impact, such a beautiful jam.

‘Changes’ by David Bowie.

Released in 1972, Bowie created a song that everyone could relate to; from young to old. For that reason, as the song grew older, so did its popularity. Iconic.

Hey Ya’ by Outcast

‘Hey Ya’ sneaks into number 7 on the list.

This sensational track made waves after being on the top spot on billboards for nine straight weeks.

Its glory continues with time and every time it is played; fills a whole room with hype.

The famous ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Released in 1975, this masterpiece was a number one hit in the UK.

Its fame grew on till a documentary was created and its title was the name of this song.

‘Let It Be’, The Beatles.

Let it be is a song by the renowned music group, The Beatles.

This is one of the Beatles’ most memorable songs simply because It was the final song they made before they split up.

Many covers have been made since then and the song has lived on to date.

‘Lose Yourself,’ rapper Eminem.

No matter what genre your taste of music is, this song will invoke the inner hip-pop in you as you jam along to it.

Lose Yourself is a timeless track that has been around for a long time. It is one of the most-streamed songs on Spotify.

‘Mr. Brightside’ by the Killers.

This song made a name for itself right after it was released. Its iconic nature can not be disputed by anyone.

‘Billie Jean’ by Michael Jackson

The iconic Michael Jackson, the King of Pop had to make it on my list.

Just as other iconic songs, Billie Jean is a remarkable song that has and will continue living on for years and years to come.

Finally, the first spot goes to Nirvana; ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

This song is known to bring people together, no matter what age. It has remained on the top charts of atemporal classical music and has had its glory last forever.


There you go! A list of some popular atemporal music that has lived for ages.

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You will be surprised to know that they haven’t gone off the market yet. They are still available at some designated electronic shops.

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