Most Beautiful Songs of All Timecruciel 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.
The Top TenXW
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.
Nothing more to say. The best song. Deep lyrics. Best voice. Hurt inside. Love it.V13 Comments
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!
When you think Guns N' Roses, most would instantly think of the classics "Sweet Child O' Mine" or "Welcome to the Jungle"... But hidden under these more intense, fist-pumping rock songs lies truly one of the most powerful songs I have ever heard. "November Rain" is a sad, depressed but hopeful tune that deserves the title of most beautiful song of all time.
So beautiful and peaceful in many different ways
This is just heavenV6 Comments
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
So many of X Japan's songs should be on this list, but that wouldn't leave any space for anyone else on it. Everything they have done is beautiful, including this one.V4 Comments
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
Love this song! My dad's favourite!V10 Comments
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
Makes me cry every time. God has given her such a beautiful gift...V8 Comments
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!
it is more beautiful than art of life - shaikhsalman
Truly one of the most beautiful songs of all time. Lyrically quite simple, yet so touching. Most people don't know that metal isn't all thrashing, moshing and partying and there is actually a much deeper, much more complex side to it. This is a prime example. It is by no means the most technical or complex song, but god damn, it is just beautiful. I could die to this.
I love this song soon much!V11 Comments
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.
This is such an amazing song, deserves to be in the Top 5! This song is probably everyone's summer anthem, it's so beautiful and nostalgic. Please vote!
I'll never get tired of it. It always gives off such an intense nostalgic vibe and is just a great song overall
It reminds me of my old memories where I didn't cared about anything. You know, just living the lifeV9 Comments
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.
Little darling, the smile's returning to their facesV4 Comments
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
A gorgeous song by a very talented manV24 Comments
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.
How the hell is Summer of '69 listed as one of the most beautiful songs ever and this isn't. That song is good, but this song is beautiful. Hallelujah is pure emotion, and Jeff added what even the original writer couldn't do.
It makes me feel calm so many timesV28 Comments
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!
The message this song gives is what could be used at anytime in our lifetime, imagine if the world really was as peaceful as this beautiful song portrays?
Awesome meaning. Love this song. Did you know that after the Paris attack this song was sang as a sign of inspirationV13 Comments
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.
A beautiful song, Each time I listen to this song I remember the good old days when songs had so much depth in them
Beautiful...Alizee sang this song and did a stunning renditionV3 Comments
Truly chilling. The harmony of these two voices is electrifying. Simon & Garfunkel will always be listed under the best vocalists of all time, and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" as well as "The Sound of Silence" are chilling reflections of said talent.
How is this song held all the way at number 143. I guess more people are deaf than I thought.
Never has there been another voice quite like Art Garfunkel's. - PetSounds
A true timeless classic.V6 Comments
The best song of Michael Jackson's solo career. Period! It's so emotional and the message it sends is so touching! It always surprises me that on most lists with the best Michael Jackson songs, this song ranks relatively lower than some other Michael Jackson songs. There is no way Billie Jean, Dirty Diana and Bad are better songs, for example. You pay no attention to the lyrics if you think so.
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.
I love this song especially when Mike hugs the kidsV6 Comments
Never goes out of style. Still lovely as ever.
The most beautiful composition in my eyes.V2 Comments
A timeless and beautiful classic no matter who sings it!
Makes me cry every time. Beautiful song.V2 Comments
The first half of this song is very beautiful (and sad), and it has a pretty cool part at the end which is sweet.
Simply the greatest song known to man. The lyrics just envelop you at the beginning, and they take you on for a wild ride. As you reach the end, you are deeply thinking about life and all of its wonders.V1 Comment
Sammy Hagar was the best thing that ever happened to Van Halen. Too bad there were so many hard-core David fans out there because Sammy puts him to SHAME and Sammy is still rocking and still has all his hair.
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!
When I'm drunk, its this song I listen to to break my heartV6 Comments
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Top Remixes (20)
2. November Rain - Guns N Roses
3. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
3. Heal the World - Michael Jackson
2. Waiting for the End - Linkin Park
3. Good Enough - Evanescence
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