Best Slow But Powerful Songs of Music History

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1Stairway 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!

2American Pie - Don McLeanV2 Comments
3Hurt - Johnny Cash
4Imagine - John LennonV1 Comment
5Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

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

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6Baba O'Riley - The WhoV1 Comment
7Forever Young - Alphaville
8Lovers - 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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9Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival

I have never listened to it before. - DynastiNoble

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10I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack

The Newcomers

?Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

Knowing this song is written to his dead son, I can't listen to it without welling up. This song is his heart in verse. - Xean45

?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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The Contenders

11Wish 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

12Feel - Robbie WilliamsV2 Comments
13How To Save A Life - The Fray

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

14Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

It's about the power of love. - Metal_Treasure

15Skyscraper - Demi Lovato
16Ride On - AC/DC
17Something In the Way - Nirvana
1816th Avenue - Lacy J. Dalton
19Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
20Nutshell - Alice in Chains
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1. American Pie - Don McLean
2. Hurt - Johnny Cash
3. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
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