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. 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 as if 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 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

10 The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles

The Contenders

11 Vincent - Don Mclean
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 The Bard's Song (In the Forest) - Blind Guardian
15 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

16 Our Loved Ones - Volbeat
17 Dreaming (Tell Me) - Yngwie

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

18 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
19 Fortuneteller - Deep Purple
20 Path of Glory - Demons & Wizards
21 Yesterday - The Beatles

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

22 Lonestar Rising - Robbie Williams
23 Advertising Space - Robbie Williams
24 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
25 Classical Gas - Mason Williams
26 California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas
27 A Past and Future Secret - Blind Guardian
28 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Isn't this number one? Surprising...

29 Love is Blue - Paul Mauriat
30 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
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
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List Stats

100 votes
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4 years, 310 days old

Top Remixes

1. Surf's Up - The Beach Boys
2. Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles
3. The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
1. Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow
2. In My Time of Need - Opeth
3. The Throne - Blind Guardian


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