A lot of different factors can determine which songs become our favourite. It might be that a track takes you back to your childhood, or makes you nostalgic for the best times of your life.
Sometimes, you simply like how a tune sounds.
It’s very rare you’ll meet someone that doesn’t like music at all, and highly successful people are no exception.
Whether they use music to psych themselves up or to kick back and relax, the world’s most accomplished individuals have a pretty eclectic mix of favourite tracks.
From Tim Cook’s love of One Republic to Her Majesty the Queen’s appreciation of “Dancing Queen”, scroll down for a look at the songs 16 highly successful people couldn’t live without.
When it comes to music, there aren't many seals of approval more valuable than that of music mogul Simon Cowell. On Desert Island Discs, he revealed that his favourite tune -- or at least one of them -- is 'Mack the Knife' by Bobby Darin.
Her Majesty enjoys being woken up by the Piper to the Sovereign who plays under her window every week day at 9am for around 15 minutes. However, she's also partial to something a bit more modern. According to a friend of radio DJ Chris Evans, at a Windsor Castle party, 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA came on. The Queen then said: 'I always try to dance when this song comes on because I am the Queen and I like to dance.'
He may have married a Spice Girl, but the group didn't make the cut on David Beckham's Desert Island Discs picks. Instead, the former football star chose 'Wild Horses' by The Rolling Stones, 'Something About The Way You Look Tonight' by Elton John, and 'No Es No Lismo' by Alejandro Sanz.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May also likes ABBA. When on Desert Island Discs, she also chose 'Walk Like a Man' from the Broadway Production Jersey Boys, and 'The Queen of the Night' by Mozart.
The number one tennis player in the world, Andy Murray, tweeted 'how did this song not make it to number 1...' about Sia's 'Chandelier'. According to the BBC, he also likes Ed Sheeran, AC/DC, and Eminem.
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