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Megatallica
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What are the most beautiful songs ever? Lets find out shall we

I have a few, but off the top of my head right now, here are some I would consider:

Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn
Love Thing - Joe Satriani
If Everybody Cared - Nickleback
pratt121
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#2
I can't believe Nickelback made this list.

Amsterdam by Coldplay
Where the Streets Have No Name by U2
Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah
Motion Picture Soundtrack by Radiohead
seljer
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The Who - See Me Feel Me

Pink Floyd - The Great Gig In The Sky, Echoes

Steve Vai - Lotus Feet, For the Love of God

The Beatles - Across the Universe, Julia

U2 - Bad, I still Haven't Found What I'm looking for, With or without you.....lots of things actually, the Edge makes pretty stuff with his delay pedals

Miles Davis - Blue in Green (I'd say this is the best one )
Last edited by seljer at Jun 22, 2006,
nathanmarx
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Watermelon in the Easter Hay by zappa. Originally called "Playing a guitar solo in this band is like trying to grow watermelon in easter hay" or something.
There's also "Nothing as it Seems" by Pearl Jam.
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Steve Vai - Whispering A Prayer.
Elton John - Sacrifice.
Semisonic - Secret Smile.
The Eagles - Take It Easy.
Stevie Nicks - Crystal.
Reel Big Fish - Drunk Again.
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah.

There's too many to put in a list, to be honest.
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#8
exit music for a film- radiohead
for martha- the smashing pumpkins
at least thats what you said- wilco
only in dreams- weezer
hide and seek- imogen heap
a night like this- the cure
hourglass- at the drive in
televators- the mars volta
hallelujah- jeff buckley
Last edited by Monkeygone2hvn at Jul 25, 2006,
dain84
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#10
Quote by pratt121
I can't believe Nickelback made this list.


Hey, that song he named is decent.
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#11
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zep) and Desperado (Eagles) top my list.
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the famous part of beethoven's 14th "moonlight" sonata and "naima" by john coltrane are the most flat out beautiful pieces of music i've heard.

the anothology version of "a day in the life" is incredible as well. radiohead has stuff too, like "let down", "motion picture soundtrack", and "how to disappear completely". "junk" by paul mccartney comes to mind too. i'm trying not too name any more because i want these to stand out. really, those first two pieces, beethoven and coltrane...if anybody has not heard them, you absolutely must.
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Opeth 'to bid you farewell'
Santana
Aerosmith 'don't wanna miss a thing'
Extreme 'more than words'
Slipknot 'vermillion pt 2'
Pantere 'hollow'
Black Label Society's cover of 'heart of gold'
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#14
Quote by sirpsycho85
the famous part of beethoven's 14th "moonlight" sonata. radiohead has stuff too, like "let down", "motion picture soundtrack", and "how to disappear completely".


That would be the "Adagio Sostenuto"... and I don't think it qualifies as a "song," but if it did, I agree whole heartedly. "Let Down" and "how to dissappear completely" are so amazing...

My addition:

Black Out - Muse
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Konevitsan Kirkon Kellot - Piirpauke (Finnish band/song)
Steve Vai - For The Love Of God, Windows To The Soul, Boston Rain Melody
Andy Timmons - Cry For You
Jason Becker - Altitudes, Air
Michel Petrucciani - Memories of Paris
Opeth - Isolation Years
Dream Theater - Space Dye Vest, The Answer Lies Within
Al Di Meola - In My Mother's Eyes (Memory of Theresa), Soledad
Frank Gambale - Table for One
Django Reinhardt - Liebestraum No.3
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#18
Sunna - Forlorn

Not really your typical beautiful song, but there's always been something about it that really made me happy.
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Metallica - if i have to choose one of the songs - Fade To Black
Sonata Arctica - Last Drop Falls
Eagles - Hotel California
Guns N Roses - Sweet Child Omine
Def Leppard - Love Bites
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Steve Vai - For The Love Of God
Gary Moore - Parisienne Walkways(live)
Dream Theater - Space-Dye Vest
Gackt - Sayonara
Hyde - Cape Of Storms
X Japan - Tears, Forever Love
The Cure - Burn (I don't know why but this song is beautiful to me)
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U2 - One
August Burns Red - Too Late For Roses
Edwin McCain - Ill Be
Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up
Rent Soundtrack - Will I
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#22
Mother - Pink Floyd

Julia - The Beatles

Wild Horses - Rolling Stones

Silent All These Years - Tori Amos

Creep - Radiohead

Sweet Child Omine - Guns N Roses

Baby Blue - Bob Dylan

One - U2

just to name a few
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Rent Soundtrack - Will I



Every song on the Rent soundtrack is beautiful in its own way.
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Quote by icaneraseit4u
That would be the "Adagio Sostenuto"... and I don't think it qualifies as a "song," but if it did, I agree whole heartedly. "Let Down" and "how to dissappear completely" are so amazing...

My addition:

Black Out - Muse


have you heard the other non-song i mentioned, Naima?
"I see my light come shining from the west down to the east
Any day now, any day now I shall be released"

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Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
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Maybe Next Time by Rainbow
In A Sentimental Mood by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane
Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven
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Neil Young - Needle And The Damage Done
The Beatles - For No One
John Lennon - Imagine
Richard Ashcroft - Sweet Brother Malcom
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#28
Pink Floyd - Echoes, Wish You Were Here, Us & Them

Guns 'n' Roses - Patience, So Fine

U2 - With Or Without You, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, One

The Police - King Of Pain, Every Breath You Take

Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue, Lay Lady Lay

Neil Young - The Needle & The Damage Done, Cortez The Killer, Like A Hurricane

Hendrix - Little Wing, Castles Made Of Sand, Bold As Love, She's A Fox, The Wind Cries Mary

Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Don't Forget Me (live), Brandy (live), Scar Tissue, Under The Bridge, I Could Have Lied

Bruce Springsteen - The River, The Ghost Of Tom Joad
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Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O Mine
Guns N' Roses - Don't Cry
Led Zeppelin - Out On The Tiles
U2 - Beautiful Day
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#30
anything Sigur Ros makes?


haha maybe that's exaggeration...even though i cant call myself a fan, i can say that a lot of their songs really are beautiful.


a lot of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists songs are injected with so much optimism in a sad setting that it just works, and you cant help but smile or feel good. Mozart's Requiem is really dark, but ultimately you feel enlightened after listening to it. it truly is one of the most inspiring and beautiful pieces of art...ever. i mean it, and i dont think many would argue.
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Logan - Hey Mary
Alter Bridge - In Loving Memory
The Mayfield Four - Summergirl
Intwine - Happy

Maybe not the most beautiful of all time but their damn good.
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#32
Quote by pratt121

Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah


I agree, although almost all Jeff Buckley's songs could be on this list
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#33


No one's said Tears in Heaven? Well...

Tears in Heaven.
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#34
the beatles- In my life, yesterday, strawberry fields forever, julia, A day in the life, across the universe, let it be.

bob marley- redemption song

eric clapton- tears in heaven

eric johnson- a song for life

jimi Hendrix- the wind cries mary, little wing, bold as love, castles made of sand.

john lennon- imagine, love, oh my love

pink floyd- wish you were here

red hot chili peppers- scar tissue, under the bridge
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Dream Theater - Space Dye Vest,


Awww, that's what I was gonna say!
And also, the part from 5:22 to 5:31 in '10,000 Days (Wings Pt. 2)' by Tool gets me everytime.
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#36
Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

I mean come on with that songs background
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#37
Tears in Heaven-Clapton
November Rain-Guns N Roses
Yellow Ledbetter-Pearl Jam
Sweet Child O Mine- Guns N Roses
Estranged-Guns N Roses
Black-Pearl Jam
All Apologies-Nirvana
Imagine- John Lennon
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High And Dry - Radiohead
Lovesong - The Cure
Everlong - Foo Fighters (The acoustic version is especially beautiful)
Say Yes - Elliott Smith
Butterfly - Weezer
Every Breathe You Take - The Police
Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
hehe it has an inner beauty


no?
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#39
Joy Division-Atmosphere
Pink Floyd-The Great Gig in the Sky, Comfortably Numb, Echoes, Wots...Uh the Deal?
Radiohead-Motion Picture Soundtrack, Exit Music, How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found
The Arcade Fire-Neighborhood #1, Crown of Love, In the Backseat


and of course, the most beautiful song ever written....


Sigur Ros-Staralfur
Wade in the water, child.
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#40
U2 - Bad
Dire Straits - Telegraph Road
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird
Hmmm...