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"Yesterday" Fourth "Richest" Song Ever

Thursday, January 03, 2013

The Beatles’ “Yesterday” ranks fourth on the list of songs that have generated the most royalties, according to a new BBC 4 special, “The Richest Songs in the World.”  “Happy Birthday to You” ranks number one.  Three of the songs on the list are holiday favorites—“White Christmas” at No. 2, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” at 7, and “The Christmas Song” at No. 10.  Righteous Brothers recordings are represented twice, with “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and “Unchained Melody” both making the top 10, as well as the Police and Roy Orbison.

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