Best Slow But Powerful Songs of Music History

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The Top Ten

1 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

There is nothing more epic than this song. It starts out slow, and builds up the mood so perfectly that when it's over it doesn't feel long at all.

It seems to build up for ages and rock out so shortly. This is how you create a masterpiece, people! - Donut

Thanks Led Zeppelin for making our lives better with such an awesome masterpiece!

2 The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho The Rains of Castamere - Jackie Evancho

When you need it sung slowly and powerfully, call on Jackie. - BobG

Music used at the conclusion of the "Red Wedding" scene in "Game Of Thrones".
Dark, ominous, and extremely powerful.

The more I listen to this song, the more it astonishes me. Very ethereal. - BobG

From "Game Of Thrones".

3 American Pie - Don McLean American Pie - Don McLean V 2 Comments
4 Hurt - Johnny Cash Hurt - Johnny Cash
5 Imagine - John Lennon Imagine - John Lennon V 1 Comment
6 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

Love this song every school dance at my old school we would play this song

This song is so good and powerful

Motivation song

7 Forever Young - Alphaville Forever Young - Alphaville
8 Lovers - Jackie Evancho Lovers - Jackie Evancho

Lovely, and just a song that Jackie Loves to sing, and we Love to hear... Nobody does it better..

Theme from the movie "House of Flying Daggers"; the final acapella line will make your heart explode.

See "Dream With Me - In Concert", her first PBS special with David Foster.

Last 25 seconds of this song is the best sound ever recorded.

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9 Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival

I have never listened to it before. - DynastiNoble

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10 I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack

The Newcomers

? Creep - Stone Temple Pilots Creep - Stone Temple Pilots
? Baba O'Riley - The Who Baba O'Riley - The Who

This song isn't slow... - MontyPython

The Contenders

11 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Really, really exquisite. Like "Echoes" and "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". Pink Floyd are the best rock band ever. End of. - PositronWildhawk

12 Feel - Robbie Williams Feel - Robbie Williams V 2 Comments
13 How To Save A Life - The Fray How To Save A Life - The Fray

And I would have stayed up
With you all night
Had I known
How to save a life!

14 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

It's about the power of love. - Metal_Treasure

15 Skyscraper - Demi Lovato Skyscraper - Demi Lovato
16 Ride On - AC/DC

Tells the story from inside an emotional rock and roller's head, one of the biggest ones at that. Shows you, we're all human. The final chorus which the backing vocals and rhythm guitars (via Malcolm on BV, Angus and Mal on RG) get bolder brings out an emotional closure to the song.

17 Something In the Way - Nirvana Something In the Way - Nirvana
18 Hurt - Christina Aguilera Hurt - Christina Aguilera
19 No One But You (Only the Good Die the Young) - Queen No One But You (Only the Good Die the Young) - Queen
20 16th Avenue - Lacy J. Dalton 16th Avenue - Lacy J. Dalton
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