Most Moving Songs of All Time

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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
2 Wind of Change - Scorpions

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. - keyson

Wonderful - Userguy44

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

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. - keyson

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

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. - keyson

7 The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
8 Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel

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
10 Ára Bátur - Sigur Ros

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. - keyson

The Contenders

11 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
12 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

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

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

I like it too! This song makes my crying because of the meaning of the song. - Userguy44

13 Imaginer - Jackie Evancho

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

14 Vanilla Twilight - Owl City

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

Absolutely breathtaking... Should be in top 3

15 The Show Must Go On - Queen

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. - keyson

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. - Userguy44

Brilliant song - Userguy44

16 Rocky Mountain High - John Denver
17 Vienna - Ultravox
18 Imagine - John Lennon

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

19 Whispering Wind - Moby

Very moving. Incredible piece of music. - PositronWildhawk

20 Love Hurts - Nazareth
21 Pictures of You - The Cure

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

22 All is Full of Love - Björk
23 My Dad - Ray Stevens
24 As Tears Go By - The Rolling Stones
25 Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack

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

26 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
27 Belle - Notre Dame de Paris
28 Ave Maria - Maria Callas
29 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
30 Stan - Eminem
31 Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles
32 Almost Home - Moby

This song means a lot to me. It's helped me cope with loss like no other song. - PositronWildhawk

33 At Least We Tried - Moby
34 Sleep Alone - Moby
35 Electus - Fallen
36 Extreme Ways - Moby
37 Born Free - John Barry
38 Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold
39 Gotten - Slash
40 Expectation - Tame Impala
41 Jugband Blues - Pink Floyd
42 Into the West - Annie Lennox
43 Changes - 2pac
44 Keep Ya Head Up - 2pac
45 Je T'aime - Jackie Evancho

Sung in French. From her "Awakening" album.

46 An American Trilogy - Elvis Presley
47 Things My Father Said - Black Stone Cherry
48 Times of Your Life - Paul Anka
49 Miles from Nowhere - Cat Stevens

I love this. It's a gorgeous song. - Britgirl

50 Barracuda - Heart
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Top Remixes

1. Wind of Change - Scorpions
2. Ára Bátur - Sigur Ros
3. Fix You - Coldplay
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1. America - Simon & Garfunkel
2. Pavane for a Dead Princess - Maurice Ravel
3. If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
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1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Love Hurts - Nazareth
3. Vienna - Ultravox
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