The Most Beautiful Songs of the Rock and Roll Era

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1Stairway 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. - Pony

Definitely! This should be #1!

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2Alone - Heart

A perfect song, given life by a perfect voice. - jerryw08

This is the number song - LOL

Good song. No Orbison on this list makes it silly.

This song is beautiful.

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3Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

What the hell?! This song should easily be way higher on this list! I think this should be at the top 20. - johnpaularguelles

Why isn't this in top ten?

4Black - Pearl Jam

The last verse of this song is the most heart breaking and emotional beautiful piece of song I have experienced

One of the most beautiful songs ever written.

5Let It Be - The Beatles
6Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
7Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
8Love 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!

9Open Arms - Journey

Steve Perry captures the feeling of lonliness, and conveys the emotion well.

10You 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

The Newcomers

?Everlong - Foo Fighters

This is by far the most touching and beautiful song I've ever heard. I'm less rock and more "emo" but this song is my fave by far. Sometimes I cry when I listen to it because it speaks to me so much.

?And You and I - Yes

Both beautiful and powerfully transcendent! Brilliant use by Steve Howe of the pedal steel guitar lift the melody. I think they've played this at almost every full concert.

A very long, progressive song and for that reason nearly never played on the radio, but is a beautiful, poetic classic of love

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The Contenders

11November 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/ - rockerchic18

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 - ronluna

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

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12Dream On - Aerosmith
13Bohemian 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.

Man are you biased.

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14Wake 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.

Beautiful and very touching song. - Green_Day

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15Time 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 - ModernMusicIsAcancer

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.

16With or Without You - U2

The most beautiful song I know, besides Unchained Melody and Wish You Were Here. It is a rock song with so much emotion and so much beauty, it gets me every time. Especially if you listen to the Rattle and Hum live version, it is breathtaking. Deserves to be way higher.

Love U2 and this song is amazing, inspiring and uplifting. I love how it starts off soft and gets louder. Another great song by U2 is One. Bonos voice is unique and beautiful. This song leaves me in amazement. Just listen, don't sing with it.

Discussion begins here with Hotel California and also Hey Jude. These are rock songs. - klander4

17Somebody to Love - Queen
18Save Me - Queen

Does anyone here like Queen? 😖 - Billyv

I'm obsessed with queen

19Little 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. - PotBellyPup

I love little wing

20The 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.

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Top Remixes

1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Somebody to Love - Queen
3. Save Me - Queen
1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
3. Black - Pearl Jam



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