The 100 most beautiful songs of all time


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A thread in r/AskReddit on Monday posed the question, "What is the most beautiful song you've ever heard?"

User McSlurryHole (nice name!) challenged the community:

Think to yourself, what is the most beautiful song you have ever heard, im not talking about your favourite song, or the most technical, or something that made you cry, I just want to know the song that made you say "holy shit... I could die to this"


After 9,634 comments, a strong list was assembled. Subsequently, Redditor Dansecaribe collected the 100 most upvoted songs into a public Spotify playlist.

It's embedded below for your listening pleasure.

Selections range from Debussy to Chopin to Radiohead to The Beach Boys to Sigur Ros. As of this writing, the playlist has more than 25,000 subscribers.


  • I would have to go with no. 99 Over the rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwoole, such a beautiful song enhanced by such a touching voice!!!

    Date and time
    January 18, 2013, 7:57AM
    • Great list, listening to it now - hopefully it'll make 40+ heat in an unairconditioned office not so bad. I was surprised and excited to see Willy Mason's Oxygen in there, such an underrated talent. I'd also have swapped Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah for John Cale's (and probably put Paris 1919 in too), but that's personal taste.

      Date and time
      January 18, 2013, 10:31AM
      • Have never even heard of most of these songs...who was surveyed?

        miss worldly
        Date and time
        January 18, 2013, 12:45PM
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