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Beautiful songs...

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by relman, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. every one knows a few...you know, kinda like "The Rain Song" by Zep or "Sunshower" by Chris Cornell...what are yours?
  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    'The Rain Song' is definitely one for me...
    May not be beautiful, but I like 'No Quarter' also...
    'A Remark You Made', Jaco on Heavy Weather

  3. Beatles - "Something"
    "In My Life"
    "Here Comes The Sun"
    "Hey Jude"

    Jimi Hendrix - "Castles Made of Sand"
    "Little Wing"
    "The Wind Cries Mary"
    "Bold as Love"

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - "I Could Have Lied"
    "Under the Bridge"

    Radiohead - "True Love Waits"

    A Perfect Circle - "Three Libras"

    Dave Matthews - "Crush"
    "Crash Into Me"

    Tool - "H."

    Eric Clapton - "Tears in Heaven"
  4. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Nothing else matters by Metallica, sounds bad by itself but with the guitars and drums and all that really really good.
  5. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche

    I give up, there are just so many beautiful songs (thankfully) that it would be impossible to list them all here. Many of the most beautiful themes ever come from classical music, such as the "Dying Swan" part of "Swan Lake" and Rachmaninoff's "Variations on a Theme of Paganini." Also the hauntingly beautiful "La Bacarole" from "Tales of Hoffman."

    Also many of the great songs from Cole Porter ("I've Got You Under My Skin", "When They Begin the Beguine", "That Old Black Magic",), Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, George Geshwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Leonard Bernstein.

    Additionally much beautiful music has been written contemporarily from some of the stylings of Michael Jackson to Alice in Chains to Metallica (Nothing Else Matters)
    ..dramatically different music styles, but each one offering its own kind of beauty.

    Just for kicks I'll add a few more of my favorites:

    "Bella" and "Europa" by Carlos Santana
    "Riviera Paradise" by Stevie Ray Vaughan
    "If Trouble Was Money, I'd Be a Millionaire" by Albert Collins
    "Bella Amanecer" by Ricki Martin
    "I'll PLay the Blues for You" (various)
    "Insensitez" by Antonio Carlos Jobim
    "Dindi" by Antonio Carlos Jobim
  6. Joshua Pickenpaugh

    Joshua Pickenpaugh Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2001
    The Midwest of USA
    I've been getting into Carole King and Led Zepplin as of late, and Zep's "No Quarter" and King's "So Far Away" are dang-blasted nice. Carl Orf's "Carmina Burana" (sp?!) and Messian's "Quartet for the End of Time" can be really, really nice, too.

    Cool thread!:D
  7. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Off the top of my head:

    'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' by Procol Harum.
    'Jealous Guy' and 'Imagine' by John Lennon.
    'In A Silent Way' as performed on Weather Report's '8:30'
    The whole album 'Hejira' by Joni Mitchell.
    The whole album 'What's Goin' On' by Marvin Gaye.
    'Music For Armchair Funambulists' and 'The Enormous Room' by Michael Manring.
    'My Favourite Things' by John Coltrane.
  8. the "rentals" whatever the last song is, i dont remember the name.
    Weezer ... "Holiday"
    Get up kids....."mass pike" "Anne arbor"
    5th song on perfect circle CD.... that paz is a hottie
    band called SLEEP..... 1st song, its on that GUMMO movie....
    Oh i cannot forget about this band called macabre....:D any of those guys songs.

    cant think anymore, brain is getting hot.:mad:
  9. "Lover Lay Down"- Dave Matthews Band
    "Four Seasons In One Day"- Crowded House
    "Dont Wait Another Day"- Greg Johnson
    "Loyal"- Dave Dobbyn
    "All i want is You"- U2
    "Moonshadow"- Cat Stevens
    "Half The man"- Jamiroquai
    "Woman In You"- Ben Harper
    "No Excuses" Alice In Chains
    "Fell On Black Days"- Soundgarden
    "Is this Love"- Bob Marley
    "Where the Water Falls" Collective Soul
  10. warwickbass


    Dec 8, 2001
    Anyone heard of "Dead Can Dance"?
  11. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    I'll second The Rain Song and Angel, and add:

    After The Goldrush - Neil Young
    God Only Knows - Beach Boys
    For No-one - The Beatles

    And I'd agree with Boplicity about classical music - in particular, Bach's cello bouree really stands out.
  12. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    I would have to agree entirely with Bassline on that list.

    Some others:

    Where do the Children Play? - Cat Stevens
    Flugufrelsarinn - Sigur Ros

    this one will seem very odd, seeing its not a really quiet song as others have mentioned...

    Distopian Dream Girl - Built to Spill
  13. Kelvin


    Apr 30, 2000
    My choices off the top of my head:

    1) Gloria's Step - Bill Evans Trio

    2) Three Views of a Secret - Jaco/Weather Report

    3) Ventura Highway - America (the song which started widespread abuse of Major7s in the 70s)

    4) Lila's Dance - Mahavishnu Orchestra

    5) Stella by Starlight - Miles Davis ('58 Miles)
  14. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Dust In The Wind-Kansas
    Thank You-Led Zeppelin
    Name-Goo Goo Dolls
    Iris-Goo Goo Dolls
    In The Dream-Savatage
    The Lady Wore Black-Queensryche
    Anybody Listening?-Queensryche
  15. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    any song by "Travis"

  16. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Iris- Goo Goo Dolls
    When You're Drifting- Mojave 3
    Perfect Circle- 3 Libras
    Vince Guaraldi Trio- Linus and Lucy
    Soundgarden- Black Hole Sun

    And the lessers:
    Moby/Stefani remix- Southside
    Weezer- Buddy Holly
  17. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I think the most beautiful songs I have ever heard and which always make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck are those at the heart of Gorecki's Symphony No. 3. Sometimes known as "The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs".

    I can only listen to this occasionally as it is so moving.
  18. three libras

    both by a perfect circle
    awesome band
  19. Another day and hollow years by Dream Theater definately fit the bill in my book
  20. jblake


    Aug 30, 2001
    Gray, ME
    Along with many of the others listed above:

    Tom Waits: "Johnsburg Illinois" and "I'm gonna Take it with me when I go."

    Bela Fleck: "Sunset Road", "Circus of Regrets".

    Jonatha Brooke: "Inconsolable"

    Allman Bros. : "Little Martha"

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