Most Beautiful Songs of All Timecruciel 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.
The Top Ten
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.
I LOVE THISV 19 Comments
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!
When you think Guns N' Roses, most would instantly think of the classics "Sweet Child O' Mine" or "Welcome to the Jungle"... But hidden under these more intense, fist-pumping rock songs lies truly one of the most powerful songs I have ever heard. "November Rain" is a sad, depressed but hopeful tune that deserves the title of most beautiful song of all time.
So beautiful and peaceful in many different ways
This is the most cheesy song I've ever heard.. Not good.. How about Stevie wonders visions. Expanding the mind...V 13 Comments
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
This is the sing which made me fell in love with classical rock.V 21 Comments
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.
The most beautiful song ever written. The original by Cohen was a masterpiece in itself, and when you combine the genius of a composition with Buckley's amazing, emotional, and soulful vocals, you get hands-down... the best piece of music ever composed.
This is the #1 song in my view, the rest trying to emulate.
Heartfelt and genuine, it made me weep the first time I heard this.
His best vocal outing too
It has become a staple of Idol and X-Factor type shows which cheapens its rawness and intensity.
I don’t believe LC was capable of the emotional reach within this song as his version reveals and I don’t believe he wrote it.
Half the songs on here have uncredited/ghost writers I would warrant.
So here’s to me! Xx - genomel
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
I Would Get In Art ClassV 7 Comments
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.
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.
Wonderful song, wonderful voice
Forever immortal.V 13 Comments
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.
The message this song gives is what could be used at anytime in our lifetime, imagine if the world really was as peaceful as this beautiful song portrays?
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!
This song immortalizes the beautiful minds of the gifts of humanity, and the yearning for universal love and peace.V 21 Comments
The first half of this song is very beautiful (and sad), and it has a pretty cool part at the end which is sweet.
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.
How is Lady Gaga, LADY GAGA, above Queen. This song deserves to be in the top five! No, top two, along with Led Zeppelin. - LostDream258
UnforgettableV 7 Comments
Come, on this song epitomizes the meaning of "beautiful. " Such mundane words cannot begin to describe this masterpiece of a song.
One time I was on a plane and the decent was happening. The plane lowered through the clouds, and I saw the sun appear over one of them. It was beautiful, especially since I was listening to this song on my iPod. Just gave a warm feeling to my heart.
Aw.. Here comes the sun. Tells of hope with each new day. - Britgirl
Absolutely fantastic!V 10 Comments
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.
I thought clicking the vote button would allow me to vote, but it instead voted in favor of the song. This song is far too boring for this list in my opinion.V 13 Comments
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
The second chorus is my favourite bit. Excellent record.V 33 Comments
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!
it is more beautiful than art of life - shaikhsalman
Truly one of the most beautiful songs of all time. Lyrically quite simple, yet so touching. Most people don't know that metal isn't all thrashing, moshing and partying and there is actually a much deeper, much more complex side to it. This is a prime example. It is by no means the most technical or complex song, but god damn, it is just beautiful. I could die to this.
Have a listen to the Lucie Silvas version... a beautiful song no matter who sings it!V 14 Comments
Truly chilling. The harmony of these two voices is electrifying. Simon & Garfunkel will always be listed under the best vocalists of all time, and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" as well as "The Sound of Silence" are chilling reflections of said talent.
The most fantastically wonderful song I ever heard. You can hear the eternal faith and love he has for his wife and his devotion to her. All people should make such fine and pure works of wholesome virtue.
How is this song held all the way at number 143. I guess more people are deaf than I thought.
Wow.V 9 Comments
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.
Madonna was exceptionally good at that point of time in the artist industry so I'm not shocked to see that this beautiful song is listed on this website
A beautiful song, Each time I listen to this song I remember the good old days when songs had so much depth in them
Not one of her best, but catchy and light - genomelV 6 Comments
The best song of Michael Jackson's solo career. Period! It's so emotional and the message it sends is so touching! It always surprises me that on most lists with the best Michael Jackson songs, this song ranks relatively lower than some other Michael Jackson songs. There is no way Billie Jean, Dirty Diana and Bad are better songs, for example. You pay no attention to the lyrics if you think so.
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.
This is the one song that the whole world just needs to listen to right now.V 9 Comments
This song gives you a break from all going wrong in life and lets you take a few minutes just to think about all that is beautiful. It manages to be happy without sugarcoting life and making the world seem like a dreamland. It's just real life, yet Louie makes you love every other damn human on the planet. A perfectly done song.
A timeless and beautiful classic no matter who sings it!
Makes me cry every time. Beautiful song.
So beautiful and so simple at the same time - OnionListsV 2 Comments
Never goes out of style. Still lovely as ever.
The most beautiful composition in my eyes.
Beautiful. - naFrovivuSV 4 Comments
A definition of beautiful - Metal_Treasure
This is the most beautiful thing I have ever heard those vocals are god like and magical Dio truly was a god with his voice R.I.P. - christangrant
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'.
This song is AMAZING! It's so emotional, and reminds me of the people I've lost. Especially the line "I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone." This song is gorgeous, and should definitely be at the top of the list.
The song always makes me cry
I have always loved this song. It is so beautiful and touching.V 5 Comments
I want this song to be played at my funeral when I die - westofohio
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2. November Rain - Guns N Roses
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2. Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
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