Best Slow But Powerful Songs of Music History

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The Top Ten

1 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

There is nothing more epic than this song. It starts out slow, and builds up the mood so perfectly that when it's over it doesn't feel long at all.

It seems to build up for ages and rock out so shortly. This is how you create a masterpiece, people! - Donut

Thanks Led Zeppelin for making our lives better with such an awesome masterpiece!

2 The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

When you need it sung slowly and powerfully, call on Jackie. - BobG

Music used at the conclusion of the "Red Wedding" scene in "Game Of Thrones".
Dark, ominous, and extremely powerful.

The more I listen to this song, the more it astonishes me. Very ethereal. - BobG

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3 American Pie - Don McLean American Pie - Don McLean V 2 Comments
4 Hurt - Johnny Cash Hurt - Johnny Cash
5 Imagine - John Lennon Imagine - John Lennon V 1 Comment
6 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

Love this song every school dance at my old school we would play this song

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7 Baba O'Riley - The Who Baba O'Riley - The Who V 1 Comment
8 Forever Young - Alphaville Forever Young - Alphaville
9 Lovers - Jackie Evancho Lovers - Jackie Evancho

Lovely, and just a song that Jackie Loves to sing, and we Love to hear... Nobody does it better..

Theme from the movie "House of Flying Daggers"; the final acapella line will make your heart explode.

See "Dream With Me - In Concert", her first PBS special with David Foster.

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10 Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival

I have never listened to it before. - DynastiNoble

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The Newcomers

? The Crow & the Butterfly - Shinedown The Crow & the Butterfly - Shinedown
? Hurt - Christina Aguilera Hurt - Christina Aguilera

The Contenders

11 I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
12 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Really, really exquisite. Like "Echoes" and "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". Pink Floyd are the best rock band ever. End of. - PositronWildhawk

13 Feel - Robbie Williams Feel - Robbie Williams V 2 Comments
14 How To Save A Life - The Fray How To Save A Life - The Fray

And I would have stayed up
With you all night
Had I known
How to save a life!

15 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

It's about the power of love. - Metal_Treasure

16 Skyscraper - Demi Lovato Skyscraper - Demi Lovato
17 Ride On - AC/DC
18 Something In the Way - Nirvana Something In the Way - Nirvana
19 16th Avenue - Lacy J. Dalton 16th Avenue - Lacy J. Dalton
20 Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
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