Music is an emotion; it can create magic or lift a mood in a matter of seconds. And like all other letters, many musicians have created outstanding music pieces using the letter “v.”
So, here we are, presenting to you the nine most listened to songs starting with “v.” Rest assured, they will provide you with interesting facts and unique sounds to liven up your playlist. Now, let’s get started.
1. “Violet Hill” by Coldplay
This song was originally written long before 2008. However, after a few members of Coldplay began working on “Violet Hill” again, lead-vocalist Chris Martin was encouraged to include it on their 2008 album, Viva La Vida. The political protest song “Violet Hill” is inspired by the protest music of The Beatles. The name alludes to a road near Abbey Road, commonly linked with the Fab Four.
2. “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay
It’s true that Coldplay has plenty of stadium-filling hits, but “Viva La Vida” stands out as a fan favorite. The song is exciting, with a strong sense of family history and a memorable chorus about a country being destroyed and a king losing his crown. It is one of the songs that the band says helped them move in a new musical direction and provided a positive change in their discography.
3. “Viva Las Vegas!” by Elvis Presley
In this raunchy tune, Elvis gets real. In “Viva Las Vegas,” we see a group of people who are under the spell of the city’s dazzling neon signs and are drawn into the underbelly of Sin City, where they indulge in every kind of immorality. No one could deny that the song was a fitting tribute to a city where luxury is the norm and glitz and glamour are cherished.
This song is often considered a turning point in Elvis’ career. Many believe that the singer was referring to his passion for living large and experimenting with potentially risky situations in both his personal and professional lives.
4. “Valentine’s Day” by Linkin Park
The song “Valentine’s Day” is from Minutes to Midnight, Linkin Park’s third studio album. Though the other songs on the album are modern rock songs, this one is a ballad, and its lyrics are about losing a lover on Valentine’s Day.
Singer Chester Bennington had said to Kerrang! Magazine that this song was undeniably one of the album’s most pop-leaning tracks, and they talked about sensitive topics in this more upbeat song.
5. “Valley Girl” by Frank Zappa
Although Frank Zappa had 62 albums produced during his lifetime (and many more released in his memory), only “Valley Girl” reached the US Top 40. Zappa fans were surprised to see him featured on playlists alongside more commercial artists like Rick Springfield and Journey, given the musician’s reputation for spitting in the face of the mainstream with his provocative music and harsh lyrics.
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6. “Valerie” by Amy Winehouse Ft. Mark Ronson
There are two different renditions of Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie.” The popular version with Mark Ronson is much faster than the original from her second album, Back to Black. Ronson asked Winehouse to contribute to his future album after hearing the initial song.
7. “Vera” by Pink Floyd
The protagonist of “Vera,” Pink, travels back in time to the World War II battlefield where his father died in “The Wall” by Pink Floyd. Followed by the anthem “Bring the Boys Back Home,” which demands an end to hostilities, this is a fitting segue.
Most of the songs on the album were written by Roger Waters, whose father was killed in World War II. His songs frequently allude to the killing and destruction brought on by conflict.
8. “Vanilla Twilight” by Owl City
Known professionally as Owl City, Adam Young found his musical footing with the 2009 album Ocean Eyes. His first published song, “Vanilla Twilight,” was composed long before he became a famous musician. After his high school sweetheart broke his heart by leaving him, he penned this. It was only temporary, as he fell in love with her again after reuniting a few years later.
9. “Volcano” by U2
After attending the funeral of her father, Paul “Bono” Hewson’s mother had a brain aneurysm and passed away when he was 14 years old. Here, in this song, we hear a young, enraged Bono trying to come to terms with the loss of two loved ones, and the result is a rousing rock song.
In the record booklet, he says, “My mom died that year, and so did my granddad.” “Anger follows sadness like molten lava that hardens into rock if given the chance, but such an inward blaze can’t last forever.” “You could get lucky, and it will go out before it destroys you.”
There you go! Some of the greatest songs of all time begin with the letter “v.” Sure, it’s easy to use all the letters of the alphabet, but this extensive list contains songs by a few incredible artists who have paid tribute to the 22nd letter of the alphabet by producing hit songs.