Most Beautiful Songs Of All Time

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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

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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.
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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"

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
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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.
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4La 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.
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5November 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!
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6You 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
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7Love Walks In - Van Halen Listen to sample

8Smooth Operator - Sade Listen to sample

9Hide 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
Just her voice, no instruments. Angelic. And unlike most of the one act artests on this list, all her songs are this good.
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.
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10I 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!
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The Contenders

11Heal 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.
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12Beyonce - 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...
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13Imagine - 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.
Easily the best opus on peace
Very nice song but? WERE are the Beatles?
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14Angel - Aerosmith Listen to sample

15Heaven Is a Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle Listen to sample

16I'm a Believer - Neil Diamond
fairy tales... big deal.. my grandfather played this before he died.. it was so sad

SmoothCriminal

I can't help but loving this song, the lyrics are so personal and they make me feel strong and powerful inside.
Not only meaningful lyrically, but the way the music interacts with itself, there isn't a prettier sound...
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17You Lookin at Me Lookin at You - Ozzy Osbourne Listen to sample

18Nothing 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
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19Hysteria - Def Leppard

20Tears Don't Fall (Acoustic Version) - Bullet for My Valentine
Amazing song with the band but a deep song accapella
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21You'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.
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22Payale Chim - K.S. Chithra
Award winning song of the chithra's. Nice to hear and joyful voice to listen

23When It's Love - Van Halen Listen to sample

24I 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

SmoothCriminal

I love you Michael jackson
It, s Great. I just can't stop listening to this song
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25Woman - John Lennon Listen to sample

26Wish 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.
Very beatiful song, wonder why muse isn't here either!
But this song makes me feel in love
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27Myrrhman - Talk Talk
Mark Hollis - the most beautiful voice ever
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28Hallelujah - 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.
Best Song Ever. It gets you through anything and everything!

WHOOP

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.
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29Festival - Sigur Ros
Sigur Ros is quite an amazing band. It always delights us with marvelous beautiful songs.

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30Forever - Sandra Listen to sample

31This I Promise You - *NSYNC Listen to sample

32Claire 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.
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!
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.
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33Magic 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

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34Everything I Do - Bryan Adams Listen to sample

35Taxi Ride - Tori Amos Listen to sample

36Kasou - L'Arc~en~Ciel

37Nella 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
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38Stairway 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
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39Strong - 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.

40Oyila 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

41Speechless - Michael Jackson Listen to sample

42Northern Downpour - Panic! At the Disco Listen to sample

43My 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
The best song of all times...
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44The 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...

Ak3nator

I just love this song and the band

Ak3nator

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45Little 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.

cruciel

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46Here 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.
The lyrics and the guitar picking in this song is absolutely beautiful.
Aw.. Here comes the sun. Tells of hope with each new day.

Britgirl

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47Moonlight Sonata - Ludwig Van Beethoven
The most profound piece of music ever made.. Simply perfect.. This song epitomizes the deeper aspects of music...
Beethoven's most brilliant work.

cruciel

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48Wind of Change - Scorpions Listen to sample

49Calling - 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

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50White Wine In the Sun - Tim Minchin

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

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.

JWilner

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51Stan - 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
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52Eternal Flame - The Bangles Listen to sample

53My 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

ekos

It's very beatifull music... I'm so Brazilian guy... And I love this website... Congratulations for all the peoples here...
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54Nocturne Opus 9 No. 2 - Frederick Chopin
I cry each time I hear this tune.

cruciel

Most beautiful song in the world!
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55Let 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
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56Tea for One - Led Zeppelin

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.

cruciel

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..

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57Human Nature - Michael Jackson
Love it so much, Reminds me of GOOD memories

SmoothCriminal

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58Matwaseneesh - Tamer Hosny Listen to sample

59I 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
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60The Unforgiven - Metallica Listen to sample

61Dear 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.
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62My Heart Draws a Dream - L'arc~en~ciel

a perfect song, perfect promotional video by a great band.

ronluna

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63Ooveru Pookalule - K.S. Chithra

64Crime 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.

cruciel

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66Bohemian 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.
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67The Scientist - Coldplay
Absolutely beautiful song with meaningful lyrics and a great instrumental sound.
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68Jesu, 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

Gaspar

A masterpiece - Frank
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69Paparazzi - Lady Gaga Listen to sample

70Vincent - Don McLean Listen to sample

71Because 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.
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72My Love - Westlife
Great music, great lyric, great vocal. One of my favorites.
It is totally an amazing song of westlife.
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73Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley Listen to sample

74Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson Listen to sample

75Love Phantom - B'z Listen to sample

76Song of Joy - Ludwig Van Beethoven
Finale of the 9th Symphony and European Anthem. Surely widespread and known.

Gaspar


77Unendlichkeit - Tokio Hotel

78Angels - Robbie Williams Listen to sample

79Gassenhauer - Carl Orff
Wellknown from the movie "Badlands".
Hans Zimmer composed a very similar tune for "True Romance".

Gaspar


80Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor Listen to sample

81Sleeping 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!
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82Sunadokei - L'Arc~en~Ciel Listen to sample

83Praan - Garry Schyman Listen to sample

84Lonely Shepherd - Zamfir
Gorgeous song, speechless... I think there is no word in this world to describe the beauty of this song... the words are useless
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85Putham Puthu Bhoomi - K.S. Chithra

86Never Let You Go - Justin Bieber
I love this song
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87What Hurts the Most - Rascal Flatts
One of the most beautiful and saddest song ever. Also one of the few country songs that I like.

Wyl170594

What Hurts The Most is one of my favorite song of Rascal Flatts.. such a nice songs.. love the chordss!
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88Hotel California - Eagles
This song has chilling lyrics which are catchy and also string together to tell an interesting story.
Great song, how this low?
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89Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Man, f you guys this song is awesome

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90Breath - 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.
Just listen it...
AMAZING... !
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91All I Have - Jennifer Lopez Listen to sample

92Bad Girl - Madonna Listen to sample

93Tata Young - Zoom Listen to sample

94Erga'ly - Tamer Hosny

95Moon and the Memories - D'erlanger

96I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly Listen to sample

97Demolition Lovers - My Chemical Romance

This song is so beautiful. Words can't describe it. You really do have to listen to it. People don't really take the time to really LISTEN to songs but when you do, you really learn how to appreciate music so much more.

unicornsperm

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98Moment of Truth - FM Static Listen to sample

99Last Night On Earth - Green Day Listen to sample

100Chicken-Bone Circuit - RJD2

Sometimes it sends chills down my spine, and sometimes it makes me downright sad. Solid proof of this man's talent.

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