Songs With the Most Beautiful Melodies

Beautiful melodies... There are so many. I could name about fifty songs that are too good not to be on this list. I've tried to balance well-known and lesser-known songs. Enjoy!

The Top Ten

1 Surf's Up - The Beach Boys

Backed by some of the most beautiful poetry ever written. - PetSounds

2 The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel

I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed my list, anonymous. And, yes, Paul Simon has a unique quality to his melodies. But his songs were never quite the same without Art Garfunkel's vocal arrangements... - PetSounds

Such a delicate list! We thank you PetSounds. I definitely love all the songs that there are here, but I vote for the dreamlike 'The Sound of Silence' by Simon and Garfunkel. I was about to vote 'Vincent' which is also such a beautiful... Like a caress song, but then I felt the need to give my vote to Paul Simon's writing. I have a soft spot for his work. However, it is good to mention that Don McLean wrote Vincent himself and that he is an excellent songwriter as well.

3 Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles
4 I'm Not Supposed to Care - Gordon Lightfoot
5 Desperado - Eagles

Love love love this song. Always will.

6 Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow
7 The Throne - Blind Guardian

This is one of the most unique songs in terms of melody (released in 2015).
The song is composed of several amazing melodies, each one deserving to be a chorus to different songs.
Believe it or not but this song consists of beautiful melodic choruses and pre- choruses. I've never heard anything like that! I just can’t stop singing along from start to finish. And I even forget that it's 8 min long and it's symphonic metal, which is not easy listening in general.
Such a great song with immense positive energy and mind blowing vocals - beautiful, passionate and powerful voice at the same time. This guy is unstoppable - he can handle a 3-hour Broadway musical alone! In the second half of the song he sounds like he doesn't stop to take breath and only sings, sings and sings... Pure eargasm! - Metal_Treasure

8 In My Time of Need - Opeth
9 Vincent - Don Mclean
10 Dogs & Birds - Robbie Williams

Makes me smile and I love the lyrics

The dog said to the bird 'do you sing the same song every day of your life'


Beautiful, happy song

The Contenders

11 The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
12 Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards

Have to go with this one. If you haven't ever heard of it, I highly suggest you give it a listen. The melody is wondrous. - Donut

13 Midnight's Another Day - Brian Wilson
14 Hey Jude - The Beatles

Absolutely, this must be on this list.
"... Naa na na na na na naa. Na na na naa... Hey Jude. ,"
Beautiful list, PetSounds! - Britgirl

15 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
16 Our Loved Ones - Volbeat
17 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
18 Dreaming (Tell Me) - Yngwie

Fanstastic - especially the bridge: "Until the day - until the day I find you..."

19 Yesterday - The Beatles

I find my self humming the Melody all the time! - Curti2594

20 Fortuneteller - Deep Purple
21 Path of Glory - Demons & Wizards
22 Lonestar Rising - Robbie Williams
23 Advertising Space - Robbie Williams
24 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
25 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
26 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Isn't this number one? Surprising...

27 Classical Gas - Mason Williams
28 California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas
29 A Past and Future Secret - Blind Guardian
30 Love is Blue - Paul Mauriat
31 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace
32 Coma White - Marilyn Manson
33 One-X - Three Days Grace
34 Last to Know - Three Days Grace
35 Thoughts - Michael Schulte
36 To Whom It May Concern - Rodriguez
37 Good Guys - Mika
38 Let Me Feel - Nicky Romero & Vicetone
39 Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen

Simply perfect, from the first to the last note. Should get much more recognition.

40 Song for Guy - Elton John
41 Africa - Toto
42 All This Love - Debarge
43 I Like It - Debarge
44 End of the Road - Boyz II Men
45 Water Runs Dry - Boyz II Men
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