10 Songs Surprisingly In The Public Domain

In many countries around the world, the songwriters have the copyrights of the songs written and recorded by them. After a specific period of time, the songs become the public domain songs for which the individuals don’t have to pay, Heres Our List Of 10 Songs Surprisingly In The Public Domain

10Take Me Out To The Ball Game

The song was written in 1908 which is now in the list of the songs that are public domain songs; anyone can use it and can create a soundtrack according to the will as there is no requirement of paying for the song.

9House Of The Rising Sun

The person who wrote the lyrics of the song is not known, so there is no one who can claim the rights to the original music which was recorded by Clarence “Tom” Ashley back in 1933. According to him, he learned it from his grandfather after which he recorded it.

8Love Me Do

The song can be added in any movie or anything else without the requirement of paying a single penny to the company which released it. It is now listed in the public domain songs.

7Baa Baa Black Sheep

It was published prior to the start of the year 1923 due to which it is in the public domain songs, its author died in 1930. It was printed very first time in the Tommy Thumbs Pretty Song book.

6Happy Birthday Song

It is famous song heard all over the world and sung by groups of people when any loved one is turning a year older, but many of them don’t know that it has now a public domain song and that decision was made in September of last year. It was the copyright of Warner Chappell Music, but the individuals who want to use it in a movie or anything else now don’t need to pay to the company.

5That’s All Right

The song is written by Arthur Crudup and it was recorded by Elvis Presley, the releasing year of the song is 1954. The song was liked all over the world due to which it is listed in the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” and back in 2005, it became public domain.

4Rockin’ Robin

The writer of the song was Leon Rene, it was recorded by Bobby day in 1958 and then one version was released by Michael Jackson also. It got famous and liked by thousands of individuals all around the Globe due to which it got the second position in “Billboard Hot 100”.


The song was written by Glen MacDonough and was heard in the Disney Musical “Babes in Toyland” which was released in 1961.

2Silent Night

It is known that the song was written back in 1808 and the lyrics were written by Reverend Joseph Mohr, but it is in the list of the public domain songs.

1Jingle Bells

The song was written back in 1857 by James Lord Pierpont, now it is available to be freely copied as it is present in public domain songs.

And that concludes our list of 10 songs surprisingly in the public domain songs, did we forget to mention your favorite public domain song? let us know in the comment section below, and like always, make sure to like, share, and subscribe.


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