There are songs that are timeless, completely immortal. They’re so good that no matter when they were recorded, we still love them and will probably love them forever. So here’s a question: What are the most timeless songs of all time? This is where we can have fun by digging into all the listener data that’s constantly being collected by streaming music services such as Spotify.
If you stream a song, that means you’re listening voluntarily. The more people who make the same song choices should give us an idea of that song’s timelessness, right? Let’s focus on just the 1990s. Based on the number of streams, what songs from the 90s do people love the most? Here the top three—and they’re all alt-rock songs. At number three, Oasis and “Wonderwall” with 34.3 million listens. Number 2? The Goo Goo Dolls and “Iris” with 35.6 million streams. Seriously. And the number one song from the 90s? “Smells Like Teen Spirit” with 50.7 million listens. Thoughts?