You might think you know the songs we’re about to share, but can you tell us their names? For bonus points, can you name the artist or composer?
Nothing is more frustrating than when you know a melody, but can’t think of what it’s called or who it’s by. Well, we’re going to help you out now by sharing 20 songs you’ve definitely heard, but probably didn’t know the names of!
Wait, this isn’t called “The Circus Song?”
Believe it or not, this piece was not written for The Looney Tunes.
Is this the universal Halloween song or is it just us? It only felt right to include the Line Rider video of this song. Enjoy!
Even though you might not have known the name of this one, you probably could have guessed it! However, if we’re getting technical here, this is from Chopin’s Piano Sonata in B Flat Minor, Op. 35, No. 2.
We’ll give you the benefit of the doubt on this one. “Green Onions” is certainly a strange name for this legendary soul tune.
To make it a little more complicated, “The Blue Danube” is actually just the English translation of the original German title: “An der Schönen Blauen Donau.”
This one might be a no brainer for pianists, but we’re positive that everyone has heard this piece, whether they knew the name or not!
Because “The Entertainer” was too easy.
Who could forget this gem from The Well-Tempered Clavier?
Honestly, we don’t blame you for not knowing the names to pieces with titles like “K. 545.”
Maybe, just maybe, you knew this was called “Hungarian Rhapsody.” Did you get the “No. 2” part?
We’re pretty sure it’s illegal to attend a sporting event that doesn’t play this song.
This is that piece you hear a local band playing out on the street and you know you know it, but can’t, for the life of you, think of the name!
Not sure if you know this one? Fast forward to the chorus (0:40) for a real slap-on-the-forehead moment.
We should have made you spell this one for full points!
Most classical musicians might get this one, but it’s only because we’ve been screaming at everyone else that it’s a Wagner piece for years and years.
It seems wrong to play this one on anything other than the organ — preferably in a Dracula costume.
This anthem from Carmina Burana is nothing short of epic! We guarantee you’ve heard it before.
We’re throwing another sports song at you! We wish for all basketball games to start this way until the end of time.
Every good chase scene starts with a little “Yakety Sax.”
That concludes our list of 20 songs you’ve heard but never knew the names of! Of course, we didn’t include a couple of no brainers like “Fur Elise,” “Symphony No. 5,” and “Brahms Lullaby,” but we wanted to give you a real challenge. Now it’s time to share with your friends and see how many songs they know!
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