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post #31 of 906
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Originally Posted by Dave Mack View Post

"Nothing Compares to U" by Sinead

I like melancholy tunes btw...

She looked so awesome in that video, amazing eyes and an amazing voice to back it up with.
post #32 of 906
Most of ENYA's work is beautiful...

Mark
post #33 of 906
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I would add "What a wonderful world" by Louis Armstrong,

"Nothing Compares to U" by Sinead

I would definitely second those two. WAWW has been put to good use in a number of movies, and never fails to deliver I would think.
post #34 of 906
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She looked so awesome in that video, amazing eyes and an amazing voice to back it up with.

I have to admit that I've always had a thing for good looking women with the shaved head thing. There was a stupor-model there for a while with that look, and she was way too sexy for her folicles.
post #35 of 906
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Originally Posted by oldschool4life View Post

I don't like R.E.M. as it is...

...but, I can't STAND that song.

The Live version of "Everybody Hurts" is spectacular on the "Perfect Square" concert DVD. REM slows it down just a bit ... truely gorgeous tune.

I do like the "Oh Holy Night" recommendation.

I will throw in a french tune, "Je Crois Entendre Encore"
and "Stairway To Heaven".
post #36 of 906
[quote=Dave Mack
"Nothing Compares to U" by Sinead
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Thats actually a Prince tune, performed by Sinead.

I was trying to think of that song for my list, thanks!

Prince has another one that I wish some chick would record. "Condition Of The Heart", its pretty with him singing it, but would be awesome from a falsetto female voice.
post #37 of 906
Classical:
Canon in D Major by Pachelbel
Choral finale to Beethoven's 9th Symphony
Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata
Lara's Theme from *Doctor Zhivago*
Waltz of the Flowers by Tchaikovsky

Modern:
Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Neil Young
The Prayer of Saint Francis sung by Sara McLachlan
Blue by Angie Hart
What a Wonderful World sung by Louis Armstrong
Brown-Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Icicle by Tori Amos
They Can't Take That Away from Me sung by Billie Holiday or Diana Krall
Falling from Grace by The Gentle Waves
Goodbye to You (acoustic version) by Michelle Branch
Happy Christmas (War is Over) by John Lennon
Wise Up by Aimee Mann
The Man Who Sold the World sung by Kurt Cobain (orig. by David Bowie)
Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues
Lili Marlene sung by Marlene Dietrich
You Had Time by Ani Defranco
Nothing Compares 2U sung by Sinead O'Connor
Tales of Brave Ulysses by Cream
Summerbreeze sung by Emiliana Torrini--heck, *anything* sung by Emiliana Torrini
Fields of Gold by Sting
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
anything Chan Marshall [Cat Power] sings--her vocal style is...unique
Don't Know Why by Norah Jones
Beautiful by Christina Aguilera (dislike the woman, love the song)
Galileo by Indigo Girls
99 Luftballoons by Nena
post #38 of 906
In the classical realm, I'd nominate that Adagio for Strings piece that is the main theme for the movie Platoon. It's a beautiful piece of work, at least the part that is used in the movie.
post #39 of 906
Year of The Cat - Al Stewart
Love Never Tear us Apart - Joy Division
For an Angel - Paul Van Dyk
Stairway to Heaven - Zep(like im going to forget this one)....
just realized impossible to pin down just one.
post #40 of 906
Something
I Am Beautiful
Theme from the Titanic
I Write the Songs
Thats What Friends Are For
post #41 of 906
Pop songs I would submit as among the most beautiful:

Stardust lyrics by Mitchell Parish music by a very young Hoagy Carmichael performed by Nat King Cole

Till There Was You written by Meridith Wilson (would have to think about my favorite version)

Yesterday written by Lennon and McCartney performed by The Beatles (alright really written and performed by Paul)

Memory by Andrew Lloyd Webber, etc (again, not sure of my favorite version)

Chris
post #42 of 906
Heck, add When You Wish Upon a Star sung by the cricket or Linda Ronstadt

Chris
post #43 of 906
A couple from Dave Grusin come to mind. "A Child Is Born" and "On Golden Pond".
post #44 of 906
It's been seven hours and fifteen days
Since you took your love away
I go out every night and sleep all day
Since you took your love away
Since you been gone I can do whatever I want
I can see whomever I choose
I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant
But nothing ...
I said nothing can take away these blues,
'Cause nothing compares ...
Nothing compares to you

It's been so lonely without you here
Like a bird without a song
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling
Tell me baby where did I go wrong?
I could put my arms around every boy I see
But they'd only remind me of you
went to the doctor guess what he told me
Guess what he told me?
He said, girl, you better have fun
No matter what you do
But he's a fool ...
'Cause nothing compares ...
Nothing compares to you ...

All the flowers that you planted, mama
In the back yard
All died when you went away
I know that living with you baby was sometimes hard
But I'm willing to give it another try
'Cause nothing compares ...
Nothing compares to you

I do love that song, makes me cry a little with the memories.

I also like Judy Garlands Somewhere Over the Rainbow even though its a very old tune.

Guns n' Roses - November Rain
post #45 of 906
I'll continue with contemporary music, and fall into my romantic and sentimental mood.

You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker

And from The Master:

Someone Like You - Van Morrison
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
post #46 of 906
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Originally Posted by Sergei Esenin View Post

99 Luftballoons by Nena

You got to be joking me...

...this is the only song I know that sucks in TWO languages.

It makes some R.E.M. songs listenable...
post #47 of 906
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Originally Posted by SovKnight View Post

AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!

Dolly Parton should sue, shoot, and light Whitney Houston on FIRE for that HACK JOB, bloodhound-baying, HORRID rendition of what was originally a beautiful song.

lol. Dolly's version is good too, and I did know it was her song. But I have to say that Whitney gets with it on this song. Here are a couple more recommendations:


*National Anthem (Star Spangled Banner)*
*What a wonderful world*
*Theme from Titanic* Yes, it is overplayed but still beautiful
post #48 of 906
Sex, God, Sex from the album Children of God by Swans
Subhuman from the album Heathen Earth by Throbbing Gristle
Like a Cloud Hanging in the Sky from the album The Crypt by AMM
Acension - from the album Acension by John Coltrane
Little Ants - from the album DNA on DNA by DNA

--Jerome
post #49 of 906
"I'm already there" by Lone Star

Brings tears to my eyes every time (anyone who has to business travel with young kids at home can REALLY relate.)

Chris.
post #50 of 906
Wow, lots of great songs listed so far.

"Because" by the Beatles is probably the most beautiful set of sounds I have ever heard. It works on me on some primeval level, it literally brings tears to my eyes.

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is another song of haunting beauty.

The whole "Heaven or Las Vegas" album by Cocteau Twins.
"Carribean Blue" by Enya.
"God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys.
"Carrying Cathy" by Ben Folds.

And, lest you think I'm a big softy, "Theresa's Sound World" by Sonic Youth.
post #51 of 906
The City of Blinding Lights - by U2 (the live version is the best)
post #52 of 906
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"Classical:
Canon in D Major by Pachelbel
Choral finale to Beethoven's 9th Symphony
Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata
Lara's Theme from *Doctor Zhivago*
Waltz of the Flowers by Tchaikovsky

Modern:
Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Neil Young
The Prayer of Saint Francis sung by Sara McLachlan
Blue by Angie Hart
What a Wonderful World sung by Louis Armstrong
Brown-Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Icicle by Tori Amos
They Can't Take That Away from Me sung by Billie Holiday or Diana Krall
Falling from Grace by The Gentle Waves
Goodbye to You (acoustic version) by Michelle Branch
Happy Christmas (War is Over) by John Lennon
Wise Up by Aimee Mann
The Man Who Sold the World sung by Kurt Cobain (orig. by David Bowie)
Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues
Lili Marlene sung by Marlene Dietrich
You Had Time by Ani Defranco
Nothing Compares 2U sung by Sinead O'Connor
Tales of Brave Ulysses by Cream
Summerbreeze sung by Emiliana Torrini--heck, *anything* sung by Emiliana Torrini
Fields of Gold by Sting
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
anything Chan Marshall [Cat Power] sings--her vocal style is...unique
Don't Know Why by Norah Jones
Beautiful by Christina Aguilera (dislike the woman, love the song)
Galileo by Indigo Girls
99 Luftballoons by Nena"

I guess all RUSSIANS like same music
I would add:
A-HA - Crying in the rain
Juanes- Tango la camica negro
Almost anything by ABBA
Pet Shop Boys- So Hard
Depeche Mode - Enjoy the silence
Duran Duran- Wild Boys
Enigma- Mia Culpa
Status quo- You In The Army Now
Zamfir- La Condor Pasa
Seal- Crazy
Nino Rota - Godfather Theme
Pierre Bachelet - Emmanuelle theme
And last but not least Paganini's La Campanella and Solveig's song by Grieg
How about Lonely Shepherd by James Last??

And many other russian, french, italian,swedish and german songs that nobody here would know due to US cultural isolation.
post #53 of 906
Almost ANYTHING by "Enya".
Most relaxing, beautiful stuff there is.
post #54 of 906
David Holsinger's The Death Tree (modern classical)

followed by--
Beethoven's 9th
Vivaldi's Four Seasons
I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire by The Ink Spots
Heaven or Las Vegas by The Cocteau Twins
post #55 of 906
"Danny Boy"

That song would bring tears to a glass eye.
post #56 of 906
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Originally Posted by oldschool4life View Post

I don't like R.E.M. as it is...

...but, I can't STAND that song.

Maybe you should post some of yours so others can tell you how bad your taste is.

larry
post #57 of 906
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Originally Posted by Woodrow View Post

The theme song from "A Summer Place" performed by Percy Faith.

Yes, absolutely, a real contender for the title of most beautiful.
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Originally Posted by Stew4msu View Post

I like several that have been mentioned, here's one that hasn't been: Amazing Grace - Judy Collins

Or by anyone. A real classic.
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Originally Posted by CAVX View Post

Most of ENYA's work is beautiful...Mark

Yes, I'm in absolute agreement with this too. Among her best: Watermark, China Rose, her recording of Silent Night ... hell, so many.

I think Righteous Bros: Unchained Melody is pretty special too.

I'm kind of fond of the love theme to Year of Living Dangerously too (Vangelis, l'Enfant).
post #58 of 906
Jazz
Concierto by Jim Hall
The Song has Ended by Gene Harris

Easy Listening
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Stardust by Nat King Cole

Classical
Nocturne by Mendelssohn
Anything by Mozart

Rock
Song for Julia by Jesse Colin Young
Fire & Rain by James Taylor
Suite for 20G by James Taylor
Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
Angry Eyes by Loggins & Messina
post #59 of 906
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
Bonny Portmore - Loreena McKennitt
Fallin' - Alicia Keys
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Valentine - Martina McBride
Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan

...and on and on and on...
post #60 of 906
Now that I think of it I am still searching for the most beautiful song I ever heard. It was on a PBS special about the current descendants of the Mayan civilization. A small group of them was singing one of their ancestral/tribal songs. I was transfixed, mouth agape, at the absolute, stunning beauty of the melody. I have bought many CDs and periodically search for recordings of traditional Mayan music. So far I have come up empty. I don't even know the name of the show on which it appeared. It was 10, perhaps 15 years ago, and though I have forgotten the tune, I have not forgotten its impression on me.
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