Most Beautiful Songs of All Time

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

November Rain - Guns N Roses November Rain - Guns N Roses Cover Art

The lyrics aren't the most complex or original, however, the melody is absolutely stunning. The harmonies are traditional but simply stunning! The mix of traditional melodies combined with the rich variety of instruments is just breathtaking! I don't know much about music, but November Rain has always struck me as one of the most gorgeous and melodic pieces of music I have ever heard. It's also surprising just how well Axl Rose's raspy voice goes with the song. It just all works so beautifully! Truly a masterpiece.

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

Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

Just a cover of Leonard Cohen's brilliant song he wrote. Leonard's version is better.

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.

It definitely makes me so happy and is so smooth and beautiful. This song is hands down the prettiest and most stunning song EVER CREATED.

Its one of the best in the world, it has the most beautiful chord progression ever, the only song I think is better than this is November rain

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

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...

This song is so beautiful that I make sure not to listen to it that often so I never wear it out. Gotta say, this is literally my all time favorite song.

The live versions of this song, around 1973, are simply UNBELIEVABLE, it makes every other piece of music seem hollow

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Cover Art

This, I cannot stress to you enough, is PERFECTION! It all blends together to create a truly incredible experience for the listener. It should be in the Top 5, not 7!

I like this song but I'm not sure if I would consider this beautiful? Lmao
Maybe the "mama" part but not the operatic section. Lol

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.

Art of Life - X Japan

The most incredible and touching song ever. It simply describes life, its turbulences and turnovers.

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"

One of the best songs I've ever heard so glad its on this list, amazing lyrics, great tune this song is perfect

Imagine - John Lennon Imagine - John Lennon Cover Art

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!

Easily the best opus on peace

Nella Fantasia - Jackie Evancho Nella Fantasia - Jackie Evancho Cover Art

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

Wait until you hear her next Morricone song "Your Love" on her "Awakening" album and PBS concert special. This list will need a new entry.

Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles Cover Art

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.

The lyrics and the guitar picking in this song is absolutely beautiful.

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel Cover Art

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.

Lovely song, beautiful lyrics and amazing voices. Iconic and nostalgic.

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.

Beautifully written and performed, and able to give me chills over and over again. It starts quietly and builds to a passionate crescendo, with Garfunkel's angelic tenor soaring perfectly. A truly sublime song.

You are Not Alone - Michael Jackson You are Not Alone - Michael Jackson Cover Art

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

Great song, and amazing lesson, but there were really beautiful songs way back then.

The Newcomers

? All the Simple Things in Life - Marc Silk

This was sang by Drifter in Roary the Racing Car, it's absolutely stunning!

The Contenders

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong Cover Art

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.

Beautiful, classic, timeless. For me this is the most beautiful song ever. Definitely in my top 5 all time favorites. Armstrong had a perfect voice for this song. If anyone had listened to this song and not been moved then their just dead inside. Pure gold classic.

A timeless and beautiful classic no matter who sings it!

This song is so calm, and it makes me feel the it's gonna be an okay day. It makes me realize that the life is an ocean. A couple of dirty drops of water don't make the ocean bad.

Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams Cover Art

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

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.

The Best. Only The Best.

Heal the World - Michael Jackson Heal the World - Michael Jackson Cover Art

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

This song is the best. Forever will you and your songs be engraved in my heart Michael.

It's sad to see al these children suffer, but the song is amazing. I personally think this should be #1

Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven Cover Art

Moonlight Sonata is NOT a song! It's the PIANO SONATA No. 14 in C♯ MINOR by classical composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven.

Never goes out of style. Still lovely as ever.

The most beautiful composition in my eyes.

Beauty redefined.

Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow Cover Art

A definition of beautiful

RJD was a great talent, and the world is better off for his being here.

Mediocre.

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.

Across the Universe - The Beatles Across the Universe - The Beatles Cover Art

Amazingly written
Credits to john lennon great songwriter and wife beater

I want this song to be played at my funeral when I die

I agree!

Nothing’s gonna change my world...

Here, There, and Everywhere - The Beatles Here, There, and Everywhere - The Beatles Cover Art

It's so beautiful, melody and lyrics, and I read recently that it was Paul McCartney's favorite as well.

Amazing lyrics

Great song, but Beautiful?
Gimme a break.

My Immortal - Evanescence My Immortal - Evanescence Cover Art

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.

Love Walks In - Van Halen Love Walks In - Van Halen Cover Art

Love walks in is beautiful because its not saying your in love. It is explaining how someone feels when they fall in love. And then you sense a change nothing feels the same nothing feels the same its like an alien just pulls a string and love comes walkin in.

David lee Roth is a great enertainer he left Van Halen because of what Eddie did for Michael Jackson Then they asked Sammy Hagar to Join to be honest Sammy was already famous and did not need to join. But we are glad he did some of the best original music for Van Halen came from Sammy's contributions. None of the 4 album's that Sammy did with Van Halen are on the Van Halen site, although they all went number one. None of the albums from David did that, but over time have sold like they have.

I said David is an enertainer Sammy is a musician big difference

Sammy Hagar was the best thing that ever happened to Van Halen. Too bad there were so many hard-core David fans out there because Sammy puts him to SHAME and Sammy is still rocking and still has all his hair.

Why is this on the list of beautiful songs?
This song does NOT make any sense as beautiful.

Yellow - Coldplay Yellow - Coldplay Cover Art

For me it's the most beautiful song ever written. It speaks to the soul.

This song is so beautiful, I love Coldplay.

How could such a beautiful song be so far down on the list?

Not that beautiful, but okay.

Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd Cover Art

Probably one of the last good songs made.

Best guitar solo of all time.

A song so beautiful, it sends shivers down your spine. a feeling of euphoria washes over you, that's how beautiful this song is

A cerebral piece of introspection.

Halo - Beyonce Halo - Beyonce Cover Art

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.

This - I believe- is the "never-ever-fade" type of songs for many generations to come. Thanks

Ok, but this list is about beautiful,

Not a Beyonce person, but this song is actually pretty good

The Bard's Song - Blind Guardian

The feeling this song gives you it's unbelievable. A true masterpiece

An epic song about stories and their storytellers.

Surpised to see this pretty high it should be higher though

I would listen to it, but it shouldn’t be on here.

You're Still the One - Shania Twain You're Still the One - Shania Twain Cover Art

This song is still perfect

Nothing that would put this song on the list.

This just should be number one! My favorite song in the world!

None better. A top contender!

Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits Cover Art

This needs to be way higher, its one of the most beautiful songs of all time

This should be number one. And then the list should end.

Love it but latest trick is better.

Mesmerizing lay beautiful.

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