The Most Beautiful Songs of the Rock and Roll Era

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The Top Ten

Alone - Heart
A perfect song, given life by a perfect voice.


This is the number song - LOL
This song is beautiful.

2Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Simply the best rock and roll song of all times! Most requested song in radio history. One of the most amazing guitar solos in history. Sexy vocals and a dynamite package.
Its live at new york is too unbelievable to be called a song. Period
Very, very beautiful. For most of the song, it's calm and actually kind of sad.


3Open Arms - Journey
Steve Perry captures the feeling of lonliness, and conveys the emotion well.

4Love of My Life - Queen
Brings tears to my eyes evertime I hear Freddie Mercury sing this... so heartfelt and beautiful.
Simply amazing, especially live versions.
So beautiful, I've never heard such an emotional love song in my life before, oh and by the way, why isn't king crimon's "Moonchild" #1 on this list? Its the symbol of beautiful!

5You Are Not Alone - Michael Jackson
The most beautiful song ever... Micheal sings it with such emotion and love in his heart. He is so into it... love you MJ xo

6November Rain - Guns N' Roses
This GnR song is awesome! It has so much power, passion, and technique. Its such a beautiful song! Every time I listen to this song, I can't help but smile.. :) And Im only like 12 years old. :D Best GnR song. m/


not one of the best ever, THE best ever... from the piano solo to the guitar solo, we are blessed to have this song!!!
the song and the video is perfect. it suits each other


[Newest]It's hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain

7Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
it has 2 meanings... both of them love and lost! billie joe is talking about his father being dying which was a heartbreaking thing for him, and the video which is about the army. I love it because of the 2 meanings of the song.. it is the most beautiful song ever... <3!
Man oh man what a song. Just wanna know where is time of your life and hare to concentrate by the peppers
I love this song. I cry everytime when I hear this music.

8Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Though I think Heart's "Alone" should be close to the number one spot... "Time After Time"... Is honestly a breathtaking tune & probably one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. It envokes such strong emotion & it's one of those songs that future artist should never attempt to cover. Such a timeless classic. And this is coming from a 24 year old guy laugh out loud


Cindy Lauper is really good. "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" is a perfect song to dance to and "Time After Time" is a song to dream to.

9Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
Great song writing from the most innovative guitarist ever.
Never really was much of a fan of jimi hendrix, but this song was great.


I love little wing

10The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars
If you truly listen to this song and hear and understand the lyrics, then you can feel the desperation of the meanig and it brought tears to my eyes more than once.
It is an amazing song.

The Contenders

11Every Breath You Take - The Police
Beautiful song and extremely sinister


IMHO - should be # 1!!! Yeah! Delicious!


12Layla - Derek and the Dominos
The light-heavy blend of guitars and piano take you away on a cloud.
This is my daddy's favourite song.

13God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
This is a great song, by Brian Wilson for his own Mother. Sir Paul McCartney agrees with me on this, having said it is the most beautiful song ever written. And dear Paul know what he is talking about.
So so SO heart-warming and beautiful. This makes me smile and cry. Just gorgeous. I'm off to listen to it...


14Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Should be WAY higher. One of the greatest songs of the 20th and 21st Centuries. VERY beautiful too.
The fact that this masterpiece is FIFTEEN spots under Unholy ' Confessions makes me want to throw up.
Sould be on top. The most beautiful rock song. Is far above any other rock song and its sung by Freddie, here is his soul, his pain, his questions and his doubts. And above all. It's his unmatched voice.
[Newest]Man are you biased.

15Unholy Confessions - Avenged Sevenfold
Everyone should listen this song... Its lyric is awesome... And its guitar riffs and drum work is just awesome... Check this out man

16Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
There is a reason why this song has been remade over and over again, and there is a reason why not a single remake has come close to surpassing this version. It is an amazing song paired with the perfect voice to give it wings.
I once heard someone sing it as beautifully as the Righteous Brothers. It was just an unknown black man who was singing it along with the piano in my dorm. He didn't know anyone was listening. I instantly fell in love with the guy.

17Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
The lyrics are so beautiful
Wish You Were Here in 27th? Are you OK?


18Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Well it should be Top 10 it was my cousins Wedding song


19Finale - L'arc~en~ciel
one of the darkest song and saddest song, very beautiful intro, chorus, very deep lyrics - it is not just very simple japanese song, a very perfect song for the movie The Ring 00


20The Unforgiven - Metallica
Amazing Masterpiece, why is it all the way the hell down here?!?!?!?
Should Be in the top 5, maybe even the! st Place


The best Metallica song ever and one of the best songs written of any genre. Should be at least in the top ten


"Simply one of the most soul-peircing songs ever written.


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