Sometimes all you need is one great song and you’re set for life. The Express put together this list.
“Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty (1978): $145,000 a year. The story is that the sax player on that track made about $50 for his contributions
If go further down the article, we find a list of the all-time greatest money-generating songs. Crazy!
|1||Hill Sisters||Happy Birthday (1893)||$50.3M|
|2||Irving Berlin||White Christmas (1940)||$36.3M|
|3||Cynthia Weil and Phil Specter||You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (1964)||$32.1M|
|4||John Lennon and Paul McCartney||Yesterday (1965)||$29.7M|
|5||Alex North & Hy Zaret||Unchained Melody (1955)||$28.05M|
|6||Ben E King, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller||Stand By Me (1961)||$27.22M|
|7||Haven Gillespie & Fred J Coots||Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (1934)||$24.75M|
|8||Sting||Every Breath You Take (1983)||$20.6M|
|9||Roy Orbison & Bill Deeds||Oh Pretty Woman (1964)||$19.8M|
|10||Mel Tormé||Christmas Song (1944)||$19.14|
The whole article is fascinating. Go through it here.