Most Moving Songs of All Time

This is the list of those songs that reach our hearts the most with every single note on their melodies since the beginning of music.

The Top Ten

1 America - Simon & Garfunkel America - Simon & Garfunkel Cover Art
2 Wind of Change - Scorpions Wind of Change - Scorpions Cover Art

This used to be my favourite song ever. It represents the fall of the wall of Berlin, such an important event in humanity. It represents glory, gloom, freedom, life and above all, hope.

3 Pavane for a Dead Princess - Maurice Ravel Pavane for a Dead Princess - Maurice Ravel Cover Art
4 Fix You - Coldplay Fix You - Coldplay Cover Art

Coldplay has dozens of moving songs, but particularly this one, even though it is not its greatest hit, it is considered its most successful song. Just listen to its organ chords and its lyrics until the very ending, and touch Heaven.

Beautiful- Davybuck

5 If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot Cover Art
6 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

How could we forget the so considered best rock song of all time? Its lyrics, its music and its trascendence makes it worthy of its position.

7 The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles Cover Art

Just powerful

8 Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel Cover Art

For someone who didn't actually serve in Vietnam, he did a damn good job capturing its essence here. Told from a soldier's point of view song here.

9 Pachelbel's Canon - Johann Pachelbel Pachelbel's Canon - Johann Pachelbel Cover Art
10 Ára Bátur - Sigur Ros Ára Bátur - Sigur Ros Cover Art

This time, since lyrics are in a particular kind of Icelandic, the only possible element we can enjoy from this song is its music. This is the moving song for excellence. Brilliant.

So unbelievably stunning. The most beautiful song I have ever heard.

The Contenders

11 Imaginer - Jackie Evancho Imaginer - Jackie Evancho Cover Art

Jackie Evancho's brilliant interpretation is capable of making any song worthy of this list.

12 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day Cover Art

This song helped me through a lot of bad times when I was younger, and helped me come to terms with being different to other people, and it wasn't always a bad thing.

Billie Joe Armstrong wrote about his deceased father in this song. The inspiration brought as result a brilliant moving song.

Billy Joe's haunting voice in this indeed moving song. always brings a lump to my throat.
Beautiful list, Martin :) I love you!

I like it too! This song makes my crying because of the meaning of the song.

13 Vanilla Twilight - Owl City Vanilla Twilight - Owl City Cover Art

Adam Young wrote this song inspired on the moving of the girl he loved in his youth. The result, this brilliant piece of art.

Absolutely breathtaking... Should be in top 3

14 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys God Only Knows - The Beach Boys Cover Art
15 The Show Must Go On - Queen The Show Must Go On - Queen Cover Art

After Freddy Mercury's death this song made people remember the brilliant singer of Queen and how musicians who once gave us joy with their art just go all of a sudden. How fragile life is.

He was dying of Aids, could barely walk, but killed it in one take. (Brian May)

It's almost impossible to don't like this song.

Brilliant song

16 Rocky Mountain High - John Denver Rocky Mountain High - John Denver Cover Art
17 Imagine - John Lennon Imagine - John Lennon Cover Art

It's simple. Use your imagination to picture a perfect world... Fantastic song

18 Vienna - Ultravox
19 Pictures of You - The Cure Pictures of You - The Cure Cover Art

Absolutely beautiful song. Touches my heart every time I listen to it. Very underrated.

20 Love Hurts - Nazareth Love Hurts - Nazareth Cover Art
21 Whispering Wind - Moby Whispering Wind - Moby Cover Art

Very moving. Incredible piece of music.

22 My Dad - Ray Stevens My Dad - Ray Stevens Cover Art
23 Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack Cover Art

Sure, why not? They are after all one of the only successes to ever come out of Bristol.

24 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
25 All is Full of Love - Björk All is Full of Love - Björk Cover Art
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