What is the longest playing song in history?

This one’s easy: the world’s longest song is “Apparente Libertà” by Giancarlo Ferrari which went on for 76 minutes, 44 seconds – but that’s probably not what you wanted to know. What is the longest playing song in history? 

Now, there are a few ways of answering that question. Bearing in mind that music recording devices were introduced to human history comparatively not so long ago, there’s no way to tell which song played the longest. Now, the world’s first song was born 1st century A.D. and was probably played quite a few times more than the modern ones. It was called “Seikilos Epitaph”. 

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Still not what you’re looking for? One way to measure how long a song was played would be to use the world’s first music streaming service Spotify. In that case, the answer is “The Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran. 

According to, Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee with its 7BN views on Youtube is the most popular song ever, which means it’s the longest playing song in Youtube history. 

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