Most Beautiful Songs of All Time

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July 28, 2015 - The title speaks for itself, but please try to include some variety as to which artist and time period you add. This list is for the most beautiful songs we've ever heard, not simply the most beautiful songs of our era.
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The Top Ten

1
There's Never a Forever Thing - A-ha
Nice to see a-ha getting some credit. This is a great song but the band have so many to choose from for this category. This appears on the 1988 album Stay on these roads but was written before the band achieved fame.
Deep lyrics, perfect composition, the best male voice and one of the best songs ever.

Perfect pop songs = A-ha
Yes, A-Ha have loads of beautiful songs, though this is definitely a favourite. Surprised to see them at the top of the list since everyone, as least in the West, have forgotten about them. Other beautiful songs they wrote: Living a Boy's Adventure Tale (, still so beautiful after all these years), Lifelines, Hunting High and Low, too many to mention.
[Newest]I often listen to this song while thinking of my far-away love. It is as if he is speaking to me through morten's voice and pal's words.

2November Rain - Guns N Roses
The best ballad of the best rock band of all time. Unusual story clothed in words, the extraordinary guitar solo performed by Slash, the entire composition, melody encroaching into the soul... And what more could you want? I'm really sure that the music of Guns N 'Roses will live forever!
This song is so beautiful. I like it
This is MY love song!

3Art of Life - X Japan
X Japan is in general a band whose music makes you say: I like this, and nothing else. Had they started doing more in the west in the 80's and early 90's they would be a lot more known then they currently are. And Art of Life is their masterpiece. You see the 30 min runningtime and you say " Pfft, I'm not gonna listen to a song for 30 min" But once you get captured, you can do nothing but enjoy it. X Japan is THE band and Art of Life is THE song.
As the title says, this song tells you what life is in the most honest way. Listen to the lyric, feel the music, and you will say "yes, this is life"

kurenai_tenshi

One of the best songs I've ever heard so glad its on this list, amazing lyrics, great tune this song is perfect
[Newest]Totally one of the best and the beautiful song that created in this world.

Ryo


4Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
I'm sorry, but the fact that this is only 30 hurts me. Definitely deserves to be at least in the top 15. This song is SO beautiful and just eases away all tension.
This is an incredible piece of art. Why this isn't #1 is beyond me, but I cry every time I listen to this song. It has changes lives, and made bad days better. This song deserves a spot in at least the top three...
The live versions of this song, around 1973, are simply UNBELIEVABLE, it makes every other piece of music seem hollow
[Newest]This song is so beautiful! It deserves first place.

5Nella Fantasia - Jackie Evancho
This gifted 13-year old prodigy is already being called "the most beautiful human voice ever recorded", and broke Michael Jackson's record as youngest artist in US chart history with a Top 2 and Platinum CD.
Jackie sings simply. There are no embellishments, and everything is understated.
The natural, pure beauty of her incredible voice is enough.
This song and Jackie's voice were made for each other.
Wonderful song, wonderful voice
[Newest]This is my favorite song from Jackie. Check out the video of Jackie performing this for Sharon Osborne on "The Talk." Exquisite and unforgettable.

BobG


6Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
What can I say about its just an awesome song... My early summer was passed away only by listening such a great rock of bryan adams.
I love this song very much
The Best. Only The Best.
[Newest]Anybody who has cared for music in his life has loved this song.

7Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Come, on this song epitomizes the meaning of "beautiful. " Such mundane words cannot begin to describe this masterpiece of a song.
Aw.. Here comes the sun. Tells of hope with each new day.

Britgirl

The lyrics and the guitar picking in this song is absolutely beautiful.
[Newest]George Harrison epitomizes beauty with simplicity and technique.

8Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Listen to this and then tell me it doesn't deserve to be one of the highest ranked - I dare you 👻

Billyv

Never has there been another voice quite like Art Garfunkel's.

PetSounds

How is this song held all the way at number 143. I guess more people are deaf than I thought.
[Newest]Garfunkel was born to sing this song... Must listen!

9You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson
Absolutely beautiful song and should be at the top, it expresses great feelings and it has beautiful lyrics
Michael pulls so hard at the strings of my heart with every note of this song.
Michael is always the best. You already know that
[Newest]Very heart touching song. Beautiful song

10La Isla Bonita - Madonna
Well yes this song is one of the most amazing and beautiful songs of all time, hats off to Madonna for recording such a amazing track.
Cool beautiful no words to say
The song it's so bad

The Contenders

11Imagine - John Lennon
Very simple song with a very powerful message.
If all the world could in the least consider this vision, it would be a very beautiful world indeed.

If you love this song then "Dreamer" by Ozzy Osbourne is also well worth a listen, as it too is a beautiful song that preaches much the same message.
How is this song not among the top 3?! There are a couple more I'd consider beautiful but seriosusly, this one is the one of the most beautiful songs EVER. Period. I'd consider Stairway to Heaven also beautiful and I am surprised that one is not even on the list! Imagine however should be #1. I mean, Summer'69 is an awesome song, I agree, but it is not anywhere near more beautiful than this song. Get real people!
Easily the best opus on peace
[Newest]Very nice song but? WERE are the Beatles?

12Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Hands down the most beautiful song ever, and this should top the list without question.. I know Cohen wrote it but I believe Buckley made it his own as well as he did it.

It's absolutely perfect, and only Jeff could make such a simple, elegant sound that makes all your troubles go away for seven minutes, with just an electric guitar and his flawless vocals.
An absolutely amazing song by Cohen, but Jeff Buckley took it to a whole new level. I have never heard a song that even comes close to being as beautiful as this song, and honestly doubt I ever will.
Best Song Ever. It gets you through anything and everything!

WHOOP

[Newest]This should be number 1 on the list no matter what. This song moves me to tears every time I hear it no matter who sings it.

13Heal the World - Michael Jackson
I sang this to my whole school once... they were throwing roses at me... haha pretty weird, I claim this song, Song of the SUmmer of 2010

SmoothCriminal

This song is the best. Forever will you and your songs be engraved in my heart Michael.
It's sad to see al these children suffer, but the song is amazing. I personally think this should be #1

14Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
under rated
it is more beautiful than art of life

shaikhsalman

Under rated! I think more people must show some respect to the songs of Metallica! It's not because they have a name with the word METAL inside that doesn't mean the song isn't great!
Beautiful song
I think people should think that way too, even though the people you love are far away, you always carry them in your heart
[Newest]The best song ever!

15Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven

16Love Walks In - Van Halen

17Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap
My favorite song. I've sung this in with my a capella group. Everyone is left speechless. The song brings out such intense emotion in just about everyone. It is PURE and BEAUTIFUL. I hope everyone hears this at least once in their lifetime
I sang this in my choir for a competition and got countless compliments afterwards. It's an emotional a beautiful song and so different to other songs out there. Her range is incredible as well.
The first time I ever heard this young woman was with Joe Bonamassa. What an extraordinarily beautiful voice she has. This song is no different. She pulls at your heart and soul and it leaves you with such wonderfully haunting feelings!

18Beyonce - Halo
I've never heard another song better at describing love. I think it perfectly encapsulates how wonderful helplessly falling completely in love with someone is.
Earth-shakingly beautifully. It takes the theme of love to a whole other level. It's not about sex, or money, just pure unadulterated love.
Wow! This song is excellent... I'm so glad I found it. It's absolutely beautiful...
[Newest]I love this song! It should be in the top 10!

19You're Still The One - Shania Twain
This song is still perfect

MatrixGuy

This just should be number one! My favorite song in the world!
I love this song, but I love Shania Tawain more.

20Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
This is truly why Jimi has been voted the greatest guitarist of all time, because nobody else could use a guitar as such a tool of beauty of love. R. I. P. Jimi Hendrix.

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