Beautiful Songs


What are some of the most beautiful songs? They can be any era, any genre or style.

Here are a few to start us off.

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Yesterday - The Beatles
Your Song - Elton John
When I Need You - Leo Sayer
Everything I Own - Bread
Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor


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Rojo - your first choice, if sung really well, brings me to tears. None of the others pushes my buttons I'm afraid (on your list that is).


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(They long to be) Close to You - Karen Carpenter
Sunshine on my Shoulders - John Denver
Take me Home, Country Roads - John Denver


Nice ones Kh and CD.

Got any to add CT64? And yeah; Bridge Over Troubled Water is very moving. Watched Garfunkel perform it on YT recently; it blew me away.

Here's s'more.

(Btw, feel free to give just the performer's name, and not necessarily the songwriter's. Or both. Or whatever. lol)

Moondance - Van Morrison
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Rocket Man - Elton John
Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland
Beth - Kiss

Corno Dolce

Admiral Honkenwheezenpooferspieler
*I Can Feel it Coming In The Air At Night* by Phil Collins
*Mama* by Phil Collins


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I can add two modern gospel songs to the list.
1.I Can Only Imagine
2.How Great is Our God
I cry when I hear these.
judy tooley:cry:


He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Send In The Clowns - Frank Sinatra
Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
In My Life - The Beatles
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
Smile - Charlie Chaplin (many good covers, including Nat King Cole, Michael Jackson, Michael Bublé...)
The World Is Stone - Cyndi Lauper (this lesser-known one is stunning; a must-hear)
You Take My Breath Away - Queen


Admiral of Fugues
Marina's heart wrenching aria from Act 3 of Dimitrij (Antonin Dvorak's greatest and most neglected opera in my humble opinion) always reduces me to a blubbering mess.


I'm Not In Love - 10cc (not a big fan, but seems lots of peeps like it and it is a good song)
Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles
Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts
Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce
The Long And Winding Road - The Beatles
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
Whichita Lineman - Glenn Campbell
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel


Rojo - you're showing your age ...
Where, where? :eek: :lol:

Well, the Verve tune (1997) and the Lauper one (recorded 1992; original written 1978 though) are not that old. And I don't date back to the Sinatra/Garland era, but those are still beautiful songs. Good music is always timeless.

In any case, here are three more that are also more recent.

Apologize - One Republic
Nothing To Lose - Billy Talent
Teardrop - Massive Attack

Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop
Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes
Moon River - Frank Sinatra; Andy Williams
Across The Universe - The Beatles
Always And Forever - Heatwave
She's Out Of My Life - Michael Jackson (w. Tom Bahler)
My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder


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My Buddy
Embraceable You
Someone To Watch Over Me
Anything by Josh Grobin
Quando Men Vo Soletta (La Boheme)
Mozart's Requiem (from Amadeus: Confutatis, etc.)
Somewhere In Time
Some operatic pieces which I will have to look up the names (Italian...whoa, they get me!)



^^ Aah, Domingo. :up:

Every Breath You Take - The Police
Ben - Michael Jackson
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Mad World - Tears For Fears; Gary Jules

Sylvie Pacey

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How about Perhaps Love, by John Denver I just love to play it for my singers and the audience are so quiet the proverbial pin would sound like thunder!!