Top 10 Most Beautiful Songs of the Rock and Roll Era

The Top Ten
1 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

This song brings tears to my eyes just hearing about it. John Paul Jones' flute playing and John Bonham's drums just make the song sound awesome. And Jimmy Page's solo was voted the greatest rock solo of all time. And the way that Robert Plant ends the song just sends a chill down your spine. By far the best rock song in the history of rock.

Simply the best rock and roll song of all times! Most requested song in radio history. One of the most amazing guitar solos in history. Sexy vocals and a dynamite package.

Was listening to the song and wanted to see it's rightful place on a list of beautiful rock songs. This list serves this truly beautiful poetic song justice. Rock on!

Alone by heart doesn't come even close to this song... This is the best song ever. This song is developped, long and beautiful. Yep.

2 Alone - Heart Alone - Heart Cover Art

One of the songs you fall in love at the first time you listen to them

Good song. No Orbison on this list makes it silly.

A perfect song, given life by a perfect voice.

This is the number song - LOL

3 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica Nothing Else Matters - Metallica Cover Art

Not only am I currently listening to this song, But it was what prompted me to look up the most beautiful rock songs.

What the hell?! This song should easily be way higher on this list! I think this should be at the top 20.

Why isn't this in top ten?

Very beautiful song

4 Black - Pearl Jam Black - Pearl Jam Cover Art

Other songs in the list are better, no doubt. What I love most about this piece of music is that Keyboard part towards the end of the song.

Every time the last verse comes on, I think of the beauty of the end

One of the most beautiful songs ever written.

The last verse of this song is the most heart breaking and emotional beautiful piece of song I have experienced

5 Let It Be - The Beatles Let It Be - The Beatles Cover Art

The category is "Most beautiful song" not best hard-rock anthem or ballad. The lyrics of this song are hands down more poetic and prosaic than the others.

This song gets me through hard times
Whenever I feel like I'm losing everything, I think to myself "mother Mary comes to me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be"

In my life, I use this a way to remember that things turn out okay in the end

And yes I realize I accidentally used two Beatles song titles in that last sentence

6 Landslide - Fleetwood Mac Landslide - Fleetwood Mac Cover Art

Beautiful song. Reminds me of my Grandma. We would both sing along to this.

7 Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls Cover Art
8 Love of My Life - Queen Love of My Life - Queen Cover Art

So beautiful, I've never heard such an emotional love song in my life before, oh and by the way, why isn't king crimon's "Moonchild" #1 on this list? It's the symbol of beautiful!

Beautiful, amazing and simple song from the greatest singer of all time.

Brings tears to my eyes evertime I hear Freddie Mercury sing this... so heartfelt and beautiful.

This song takes the cake. It will be my wedding song one day!

9 Open Arms - Journey Open Arms - Journey Cover Art

Steve Perry captures the feeling of lonliness, and conveys the emotion well.

So angelic... truly touching

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

Mann love this song absolutely my favorite song. This should definitely be higher

This or estranged should be on here and way higher too

It's hard to hold a candle in the cold November rain

I'm listening to the song as I post this! :D

The Contenders
11 You are Not Alone - Michael Jackson You are Not Alone - Michael Jackson Cover Art

This song is so gorgeous and I listen to it all the time. should definitely be higher on the list!

The most beautiful song ever... Michael sings it with such emotion and love in his heart. He is so into it... love you MJ xo

This is pop not rock n roll!

12 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Cover Art

Absolutely legendary! This should 100 percent be at the top. The intricate weaving of instruments and sounds as well as the blending of two songs deservers nothing less.

Should be right up there with Stairway to Heaven. The amount of musical skill required to perform this song is second to none.

Most beautiful song of ALL TIME, not only the rock and roll era. Far more beautiful, imaginative and inspirational than Stairway to Heaven.

Sould be on top. The most beautiful rock song. Is far above any other rock song and its sung by Freddie, here is his soul, his pain, his questions and his doubts. And above all. It's his unmatched voice.

13 Dream On - Aerosmith Dream On - Aerosmith Cover Art
14 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day Cover Art

Man oh man what a song. Just wanna know where is time of your life and hare to concentrate by the peppers

I love this song. I cry every time when I hear this music.

Beautiful and very touching song.

It has 2 meanings... both of them love and lost! billie joe is talking about his father being dying which was a heartbreaking thing for him, and the video which is about the army. I love it because of the 2 meanings of the song.. it is the most beautiful song ever... <3!

15 With or Without You - U2 With or Without You - U2 Cover Art

The most beautiful song I know, besides Unchained Melody and Wish You Were Here. It is a rock song with so much emotion and so much beauty, it gets me every time. Especially if you listen to the Rattle and Hum live version, it is breathtaking. Deserves to be way higher.

Love U2 and this song is amazing, inspiring and uplifting. I love how it starts off soft and gets louder. Another great song by U2 is One. Bonos voice is unique and beautiful. This song leaves me in amazement. Just listen, don't sing with it.

Discussion begins here with Hotel California and also Hey Jude. These are rock songs.

16 Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper Cover Art

Though I think Heart's "Alone" should be close to the number one spot... "Time After Time"... Is honestly a breathtaking tune & probably one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. It envokes such strong emotion & it's one of those songs that future artist should never attempt to cover. Such a timeless classic. And this is coming from a 24 year old guy laugh out loud

Cindy Lauper is really good. "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" is a perfect song to dance to and "Time After Time" is a song to dream to.

17 Somebody to Love - Queen Somebody to Love - Queen Cover Art

The way Mercury drags his voice on some of the lyrics is really showing how extremely talented he was in his way of entertaining.

18 Save Me - Queen Save Me - Queen Cover Art

I'm obsessed with queen

Does anyone here like Queen? 😖

19 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

This is a great song, by Brian Wilson for his own Mother. Sir Paul McCartney agrees with me on this, having said it is the most beautiful song ever written. And dear Paul know what he is talking about.

So so SO heart-warming and beautiful. This makes me smile and cry. Just gorgeous. I'm off to listen to it...

20 Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix Cover Art

Never really was much of a fan of jimi hendrix, but this song was great.

Great song writing from the most innovative guitarist ever.

I love little wing

21 Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley Cover Art

Jeff Buckley’s rendition of this Leonard Cohen original is the musical equivalent of the Mona Lisa we recognize today compared to the sketches that DaVinci started with several layers below.

Beautiful lyrics written by Leonard Cohen. The only song I love that I don't sing along with. I'm in awe every time I hear it.

I'm, always moved emotionally by this song!

An excellent rendition.

22 Nutshell - Alice In Chains
23 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Cover Art
24 Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell Cover Art
25 After the Gold Rush - Neil Young After the Gold Rush - Neil Young Cover Art
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