8 Oldest Songs in the World

8. Sumer Is Icumen In Year Created: mid 13th century CE Country of Origin:  England Written By:  Unknown, possibly W. de Wycombe

7. Te Deum Year Created: 387 CE Country of Origin:  Roman Empire Written By:  Traditionally attributed to Saint Ambrose and Saint Augustine; could also be Saint Hilary or Saint Nicetas

6. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence Year Created: c. 4th century CE Country of Origin:  Greece Written By:  Unknown; modern arrangement by Ralph Vaughn Williams

5. Phos Hilaron (Lumen Hilare) Year Created: c. late 3rd or early 4th century CE Country of Origin:  Greece Written By:  Unknown – may have been composed by St. Basil the Great

4. Oxyrhynchus Hymn Year Created: c. end of the 3rd century CE Country of Origin:  Oxyrhynchus, Egypt Written By:  Unknown

3. Seikilos Epitaph Year Created: c.100 CE Country of Origin:  Ancient Greek town of Tralles (modern-day Turkey) Written By:  Seikilos – possibly to his wife Euterpe

2. Delphic Hymns Year Created: c.128 BCE (first hymn may have been written in 138 BCE) Country of Origin:  Ancient Greece Written By:  Delphic Hymn by Athénaios Athenaíou; Second Delphic Hymn by Limenios

1. Hurrian Hymn to Nikkal Year Created: c.1400 BCE Country of Origin:  Ancient Amorite-Canaanite city of Ugarit (modern-day northern Syria) Written By:  Unknown