The world has its fair share of penniless musicians, but some of the richest songwriters of all time are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. These A-list singers and performers make their millions one melody at a time, and the success of a single can make or break a career.
Singles are released now in many formats, including streaming, digital, and CD, but back in the good old days, you could pick up a hot new tune on vinyl or cassette. Many of the best-selling singles of all time are from that great, golden age of pop and rock when there was nothing ironic about buying a record. Maybe a few of your favorite songs will be on the list?