Most Beautiful Songs of All Time


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

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]NotHing to say more

2Art 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"


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.


3Summer 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.

4You 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]Michael is the best

5La 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

6Heal 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


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

7November 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 is MY love song!

8Imagine - 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?

9I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Well, I don't have to describe how great it is. The passion, The emotion, they're in the song. Whitney did a great job interpreting it in her own way. As it turn out, her beautiful voice build the emotion until the climax. That feeling of love, you can feel how much she loves him. I also love classical too but my favorite one is Chopin Etude Op.10 No.3 Chanson de L'adieu
This song is unbelieveable! Beautiful! She hits notes people only dream of hitting! I love her and miss her. RIP WHITNEY HOUSTON!
When I think of the greatest songs of all time... Many come to mind but this is always the first thought... Definitely a timeless masterpiece of music, tonality and range! Phenomenally Number 1!
[Newest]Awesome! Such an emotional and beautiful song. God bless Whitney Houston.

10Smooth Operator - Sade

The Contenders

11Hallelujah - 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!


[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.

12You're Still The One - Shania Twain
This song is still perfect


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

13Love Walks In - Van Halen

14Hide 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!

15Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
under rated
it is more beautiful than art of life


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!

16Beyonce - 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!

17Heaven Is a Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
The most beautiful song... Must listen

18I'm a Believer - Neil Diamond
fairy tales... big deal.. my grandfather played this before he died.. it was so sad


Not only meaningful lyrically, but the way the music interacts with itself, there isn't a prettier sound...
I can't help but loving this song, the lyrics are so personal and they make me feel strong and powerful inside.
[Newest]I think Neil Diamond was one of the best singers of them all!

19Angel - Aerosmith

20Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Learned about this from my dad. Look at the comments on youtube people who have lost their loved ones very emotional and this song helps them through it
It's one of those songs that makes me stop and think about what really matters in life. I never casually listen to this song.
Wonderful, Wonderful song. Never ceases to bring a sad smile. If this were my list, it would be number one.
[Newest]This song will make you tear up

21Whenever, Wherever - Shakira
The 1st english song that she made
The first song that was known world-wide/internationally/globally
Her 1st song that became famous to the people around the world
Who will forget this beautiful and wonderful song
Nice song from Shakira

22You Lookin at Me Lookin at You - Ozzy Osbourne

23Nightswimming - R.E.M.
This song is about reminiscing about your childhood. The vocals, lyrics and music are all beautiful.

24Tears Don't Fall (Acoustic Version) - Bullet for My Valentine
Amazing song with the band but a deep song accapella

25Nella 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]Wait until you hear her next Morricone song "Your Love" on her "Awakening" album and PBS concert special. This list will need a new entry.


26Bridge 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 👻


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.


27Hysteria - Def Leppard

28Dear Mama - 2Pac
Tupac shows the joy and pain in love and life with this heartfelt timeless classic. A huge talent gone before he could really influence change.

29Paparazzi - Lady Gaga

30Payale Chim - K.S. Chithra
Award winning song of the chithra's. Nice to hear and joyful voice to listen

31I Just Can't Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson
It made me cry when I was watching this is it... because I was with my GF when I was watching it


I love you Michael jackson
It, s Great. I just can't stop listening to this song

32When It's Love - Van Halen

33I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You - Colin Hay

34Angels - Robbie Williams

35Claire De Lune - Claude Debussy
Yes finally some recognition for a really beautiful piece and a very talented composer. Just because classical music isn't what's popular right now doesn't mean that modern music is better.
It's an incredible impressionistic piece that beautifully plays with minor chords and challenges time signatures producing a melodic message that soothes and tears at your emotions. He is a sensitive musical genius.
Was listening to the song and thought how beautiful it was and decided to look up 'most beautiful songs of all time' and coincidentally someone had listed it as one of them!
[Newest]This and wish you were here certainly belong in the top ten in my opinion

36Woman - John Lennon

37Magic Works - Jarvis Cocker
I would like to say that this song has a healing power that few songs in the world ever possess. It feels as if you are embraced tightly and will have nothing to fear. Definitely songs of this kind have added more than I can tell to the charm of Harry Potter movies.
This song is magical, stirringly beautiful


38Myrrhman - Talk Talk
Mark Hollis - the most beautiful voice ever

39Stairway 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

40I Don't Believe You - Pink

41Holocene - Bon Iver

42Strong - After Forever
It's a beautiful poignant ballad performed by the great Floor Jansen
Very nice, she deserves to be here
Beautiful, delicate, very emotional song... Sung by magic voice of Dutch singer Floor Jansen.
Particularly beautiful version of a piano.

43Festival - Sigur Ros
Sigur Ros is quite an amazing band. It always delights us with marvelous beautiful songs.


44Forever - Sandra
Love this song it's so good

45This I Promise You - *NSYNC

46Toxic - Britney Spears
The grammy award winner best song ever ever ever ever ever!

47Oyila Padum - K.S. Chithra
Superb voice of Chithra make beautiful feelings
Listen this song, you would feel how beautiful emotions and expressions render by Chithra, great experience vow

48When She Loved Me - Sarah McLachlan

49My Immortal - Evanescence
This song has an unknown realm that takes our hearts away. One must listen to this song when he is alone. It gives 'too much pain' and of course it is 'too much real'.
The song always makes me cry
Enough said, best song ever.

50Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
I LOVE this song! One of my favorites. No one see Robin Hood?

51Here 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.


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

52Taxi Ride - Tori Amos

53Beautiful - Eminem

54Kasou - L'Arc~en~Ciel

55Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Beautiful voice and soft ukelele just make you happy
Amazing voice, it's a shame he is dead!
How is this not here

Get it up to the top ten


"somewhere, over the rainbow"

56The Islander - Nightwish
This song is something different from Nightwish. And the only song from them that I have listened to over and over again without getting tired to it.
desserves much more than this...


I just love this song and the band


57Little 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.


58Speechless - Michael Jackson

59Moonlight Sonata - Ludwig Van Beethoven
Though my favorite type of music is Standards & Jazz for Organically beautiful music across the board, Moonlight Sonata
Is Hauntingly Beautiful from beginning to end! There are other Classical Gems of this Magnitude which are Timeless in
Their Appeal as well! Many of these GEMS have been frequently & powerfully used to Color & Accentuate a Movie Scene
In countless Film Scores...
The most profound piece of music ever made.. Simply perfect.. This song epitomizes the deeper aspects of music...
Beethoven's most brilliant work.


60Northern Downpour - Panic! At the Disco

61Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits
This song is so beautiful the meloncholy voice of markknopler and the beautiful soft and emotional guitar song by a man trying to do his best

62A Little Bit of Everything - Dawes

63Calling - Geri Halliwell
This song is very beautiful. And very underrated in addition. Many critics criticize Geri but she is actually a very unique performer. Calling is awesome song


64White Wine In the Sun - Tim Minchin
A beautiful, down-to-earth song about family by a comedic musician, something you wouldn't see everyday. Minchin's lyrics will make you appreciate his ability to convey a message of what really is important in the world.


Brilliant stuff. Touching, and a real christmas spirit... even as an atheist

65Stan - Eminem
Best song in human history
AMAZING SONG FULL WITH EMOTIONS I LOVE THIS SON <3 ought to be in top 10 or the first
The emotion in this song and the meaning is overwhelming

66My Love, My Life - ABBA
The music was inspired by classical compositions - Agnetha Faltskog sings like an angel on this song. See the video on YouTube, she looks like an angel also


It's very beatifull music... I'm so Brazilian guy... And I love this website... Congratulations for all the peoples here...

67Nocturne Opus 9 No. 2 - Frederick Chopin
I cry each time I hear this tune.


Most beautiful song in the world!

68Let It Be - The Beatles
One of the Best Beatles' song : Beautiful lyrics and music, and the greatest guitar solo I've ever heard with comfortably numb's one, not because it's hard to do, but it seems that no sounds can fit better to the Song, it always makes me fly

69Wind of Change - Scorpions

70Human Nature - Michael Jackson
Love it so much, Reminds me of GOOD memories


71Tea for One - Led Zeppelin
The only band who could capture every feeling in a song..

Every song should be on this list from the zep..

This song brings quality and as Cruciel says A heartbroken en sick feeling to you as you pass away thinking of periods of love and heartbreak in your life..
If you don't feel sick and heartbroken after listening to this song, you have no soul. Great job Jimmy Page, his guitar work is so beautiful here.


72Matwaseneesh - Tamer Hosny

73Eternal Flame - The Bangles

74Love Will Be Born Again (Japanese Version) - Versailles

75I Won't See You Tonight, Pt. 1 - Avenged Sevenfold
Listen once to this, but pay attention to the music and the lyrics... BEAUTIFUL!
How can this not be on here? This song makes me cry at times.
I just love this song... the second a7x album is a masterpiece

76The Unforgiven - Metallica

77Greensleeves - (traditional)
The most passionate song ever

78My Heart Draws a Dream - L'arc~en~ciel
a perfect song, perfect promotional video by a great band.


79Ooveru Pookalule - K.S. Chithra

80Crime of the Century - Supertramp
The piano, strings, harmonica, and sax create an epic and beautiful setting as this song closes. Listen you will know exactly what I mean.


81Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
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.
The first half of this song is very beautiful (and sad), and it has a pretty cool part at the end which is sweet.

82Because of You - Kelly Clarkson
I used to sing this all the time! My mom has a video of me singing it when I was 6
This song has a lot of power¡ It really inspires me and every time I har it makes me feel strong.

83The Scientist - Coldplay
Absolutely beautiful song with meaningful lyrics and a great instrumental sound.

84Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J. S. Bach
This song is absolutely beautiful. Every time I hear it, I am transported to a more lovely space in my mind!
Bach's most popular cantata


A masterpiece - Frank

85Vincent - Don McLean
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as this


86Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley

87My Love - Westlife
Great music, great lyric, great vocal. One of my favorites.
It is totally an amazing song of westlife.

88Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson

89Love Phantom - B'z

90Gassenhauer - Carl Orff
Wellknown from the movie "Badlands".
Hans Zimmer composed a very similar tune for "True Romance".


91Song of Joy - Ludwig Van Beethoven
Finale of the 9th Symphony and European Anthem. Surely widespread and known.


92Never Let You Go - Justin Bieber

93Unendlichkeit - Tokio Hotel

94Sleeping Child - Michael Learns to Rock
This is a very sweet song! This should be among the top 10. Talks about a child building his own paradise in a wild world. I listen to it all the time and it is one of my favorite songs!
Vote for this one!

95Breath - Breaking Benjamin
This song has gotten me through some of the worst times in my life... "You take the breath right out of me / you left a hole where my heart should be / you've got to fight, just make it through / because I will be the death of you.
One of the best of breaking benjamin
I love Breaking Benjamin... Well, kind of.


96Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor

97Putham Puthu Bhoomi - K.S. Chithra

98What Hurts the Most - Rascal Flatts
One of the most beautiful and saddest song ever. Also one of the few country songs that I like.


Should be in the top five one of the most beautiful song I've ever heard
What Hurts The Most is one of my favorite song of Rascal Flatts.. such a nice songs.. love the chordss!

99Hotel California - Eagles
This song has chilling lyrics which are catchy and also string together to tell an interesting story.

100All I Have - Jennifer Lopez

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