The 100 Most Beautiful Song Lyrics

Most beautiful songs as submitted by readers of the FREE newsletter - now the most popular & unique personal growth and motivation newsletter in the world.
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In the previous article Five Most Beautiful Songs, I asked the tens of thousands of readers of the FREE Intense Experiences newsletter to tell me their personal choice for one song with the most beautiful lyrics ... and the response was absolutely overwhelming!

While I could have compiled a much longer list, I had to have a cut-off point for the songs cited the most times, and the Top 100 most beautiful songs seemed ideal.

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Listening to some or all of these 100 most beautiful songs in the car or at work definitely qualifies as intense experiences ... with their beautiful lyrics they'll inspire you, comfort you, empower you, center you and uplift you like only beautiful music can.

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One More Thing About This Most Beautiful Songs List Below

When reviewing the list of the most beautiful song lyrics below, perhaps you'll wonder what "beautiful" means. Beauty is in the eye and ear of the beholder ultimately, but when you click each of the songs with the most beautiful lyrics below, you'll find that "beauty" has tended to fall into one of four categories for those who submitted their choices already:

- Falling in love, being in love, trying to stay in love
- Having loved and then losing it (bittersweet beauty)
- Honoring Moms, Dads, children ... and brothers who ain't heavy
- Giving of yourself, persevering, and holding onto faith and hope

So without further adieu, the list...

100 Songs with the Most Beautiful Lyrics - The List

IMPORTANT NOTE: Click on each song title to see a pop up screen of that song's lyrics.

The songs are listed alphabetically. To see the Top 10 most beautiful songs of the Top 100, go to the bottom of the list.

If you want to, download some or all of the most beautiful songsicon for your personal collection from iTunes, where I compiled them for you.

1) Against All Odds, Phil Collins

2) All That You Have Is Your Soul, Tracy Chapman

So don't be tempted by the shiny apple
Don't you eat of a bitter fruit
Hunger only for a taste of justice
Hunger only for a world of truth
'Cause all that you have is your soul

3) Amazing, Aerosmith

It's amazing
With the blink of an eye you finally see the light.
It's amazing
When the moment arrives that you know you'll be alright.
It's amazing
And I'm sayin' a prayer for the desperate hearts tonight.

4) Amazing Grace by John Newton

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.

5) Angel, Sarah McLachlan

6) Anyway, Martina McBride

You can spend your whole life buildin'
Somethin' from nothin'
One storm can come and blow it all away
Build it anyway.

7) Bang the Drum Slowly, Emmylou Harris

Gone now is the day and gone the sun
There is peace tonight all over Arlington
But the songs of my life will still be sung
By the light of the moon you hung.

8) Believe, Josh Groban

9) Blowin' In the Wind, Bob Dylan

10) Both Sides Now, Joni Mitchell

Note: This below has to be her most amazing performance of the song ever. Wow.

11) Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon & Garfunkel

12) Cat's In the Cradle, Harry Chapin

13) The Dance, Garth Brooks

14) Danny's Song, Loggins & Messina

15) Dear Mama, Tupac Shakur

I finally understand for a woman
It ain't easy trying to raise a man.
Ya always wuz commited, a poor single mother on welfare,
Tell me how ya did it.
There's no way I can pay ya back
But tha plan is ta show ya that I understand.
You are appreciated.

16) Don't Give Up, Peter Gabriel

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17) Dust In the Wind, Kansas

18) Elusive Butterfly, Bob Lind

19) Everybody Hurts, R.E.M.

20) Feeling Good, Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse (famous performances by Nina Simone, Muse, Sammy Davis, Jr., Eels, Michael Bublé, The Pussycat Dolls, George Michael and others)

21) Fields of Gold, Sting

22) The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Roberta Flack

23) Follow , Richie Havens

24) From A Distance, Julie Gold / Bette Midler

25) Greatest Love of All, Whitney Houston

26) Hands, Jewel

If I could tell the world just one thing
It would be that we're all ok
And not to worry because worry is wasteful
And useless in times like these.

27) Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?, Bryan Adams

28) He Ain't Heavy... He's My Brother, The Hollies

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where
But I'm strong
Strong enough to carry him
He ain't heavy, he's my brother.

29) He Stopped Loving Her Today, George Jones

30) He's My Son, Mark Schultz

If You can hear me
Let me take his place somehow.
See, he's not just anyone. He's my son.

31) Here Comes the Sun, The Beatles (George Harrison)

32) Here I Go Again, Whitesnake

33) Hero, Mariah Carey

34) Heroes, David Bowie

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35) Holy Now, Peter Mayer

Wine from water is not so small
But an even better magic trick
Is that anything is here at all
So the challenging thing becomes
Not to look for miracles
But finding where there isn’t one.

36) I Believe, Joe Satriani

37) I Believe I Can Fly, R. Kelly

38) I Believe In You, Bob Dylan

39) I Believe In You, Don Williams

40) I Don't Want to Miss a Thing, Aerosmith

41) I Got a Name, Jim Croce

42) I Hope You Dance, Lee Ann Womack

43) I Stand Alone, Steve Perry

44) I'm About to Come Alive, Train

45) If, Bread

46) If I Can Dream, Walter Earl Brown (famous performance by Elvis Presley, quotations by Martin Luther King)

We're lost in a cloud
With too much rain
We're trapped in a world
That's troubled with pain
But as long as a man
Has the strength to dream
He can redeem his soul and fly.

47) If I Should Fall Behind, Bruce Springsteen

48) If You're Out There, John Legend

If you're ready, we can shake the world
Believe again, it starts within
We don't have to wait for destiny
We should be the change we want to see.

49) Imagine, John Lennon

50) In My Secret Life, Leonard Cohen

51) In Your Eyes, Peter Gabriel

52) Innocence, Avril Lavigne

53) It's Amazing, Jem

54) Joan of Arc, Leonard Cohen

55) Just Be, Tiësto

56) Leader of the Band, Dan Fogelberg

He earned his love
Through discipline
A thundering, velvet hand
His gentle means of sculpting souls
Took me years to understand.

57) Let It Be, The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)

58) Lilac Wine, James Shelton (famous performances by Jeff Buckley, Nina Simone, Elkie Brooks)

59) Live Like You Were Dying, Tim McGraw

60) Love Can Build a Bridge, John Jarvis, Paul Overstreet, Naomi Judd (famous performance by The Judds)

I would swim out to save you
In your sea of broken dreams
When all your hopes are sinking
Let me show you what love means.

61) Love Song, Leslie Duncan (famous performance by Elton John)

62) Man In the Mirror, Michael Jackson

63) Memory, Barbra Streisand

64) Morning Has Broken, Cat Stevens

65) My Heart Will Go On, Céline Dion

You're here, there's nothing I fear
And I know that my heart will go on.
We'll stay forever this way
You are safe in my heart
and my heart will go on and on.

66) On the Wings of Love, Jeffrey Osborne

67) One Love / People Get Ready, Bob Marley

One Love, One Heart
Let's get together and feel all right

68) Perhaps Love, John Denver

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69) A Picture of Your Mother, Tom T. Hall

So draw a heart so big that there is room for little else
Write a million for the things that she denied herself
Draw a rose the kind of which there'll never be another
And when you finish you will have a picture of your mother

70) Pictures of You, The Cure

Remembering you running soft through the night
You were bigger and brighter and whiter than snow.
Screamed at the make-believe, screamed at the sky,
And you finally found all your courage to let it all go.

71) Praise You In This Storm, Casting Crowns

72) Rainbow Connection, Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher (famous performances by Kermit, Kenny Loggins, Sarah McLachlan)

73) Right Now, Van Halen

74) The Rose, by Amanda McBroom (famous performance by Bette Midler)

Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snow
Lies the seed
That with the sun's love, in the spring
Becomes the rose.

75) Something's Coming, from West Side Story

76) Sometimes When We Touch, Dan Hill

At times I understand you
And I know how hard you've tried
I've watched while love commands you
And I've watched love pass you by.

At times I think we're drifters
Still searching for a friend
A brother or a sister
But then the passion flares again.

77) Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, U2

78) Somewhere Over the Rainbow, E.Y. Harburg (famous performances by Judy Garland, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole)

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me.

79) A Song for Mama, Boyz II Men

80) The Song Remembers When, Trisha Yearwood

81) The Story of My Life, Lee Ann Womack

Live every moment as if it's the last one.
Find all the love deep within, give it away.
Be thankful for all that I've been given.
From now on, this is how I want to write,
The story of my life.

82) Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton

83) Through the Years, Kenny Rogers

Through the years, youve never let me down
You've turned my life around, the sweetest days I've found
I've found with you ... through the years.

84) Truly Madly Deeply, Savage Garden

85) Unchained Melody, by Hy Zaret (famous performances by The Righteous Brothers and others)

86) Vincent (Starry Starry Night), Don McLean

And now I understand what you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity,
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen
They did not know how...
Perhaps they'll listen now.

87) Wake Up Everybody, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

88) We Are the World, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie (performed by U.S.A. for Africa)

We are the world / We are the children / We are the ones who make a brighter day / So lets start giving / Theres a choice we're making / We're saving out own lives / It's true we'll make a better day / Just you and me

89) What a Wonderful World, by Bob Thiele, George David Weiss, and George Douglas (famous performance by Louis Armstrong)

90) When I Get Where I'm Going, Brad Paisley (featuring Dolly Parton)

When I get where I'm going
There'll be only happy tears
I will shed the sins and struggles
I have carried all these years
And I'll leave my heart wide open
I will love and have no fear
Yeah when I get where I'm going
Don't cry for me down here.

91) When You Say Nothing at All, by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz (famous performances by Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ronan Keating, Keith Whitley)

92) While You See a Chance, Steve Winwood

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93) Wind Beneath My Wings, Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar (famous performance by Bette Midler)

It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
But I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it.
I would be nothing without you.

94) With or Without You, U2

95) Within You, Without You, The Beatles

When you've seen beyond yourself
Then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there
And the time will come when you see we're all one
And life flows on within you and without you.

96) Woodstock, Joni Mitchell (famous performance by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)

97) You Are Loved (Don't Give Up), Josh Groban

Everybody wants to be understood
Well I can hear you
Everybody wants to be loved
Don't give up
Because you are loved

98) You Make Me Feel Brand New, Linda Creed and Thom Bell (famous performances by The Stylistics, Simply Red)

99) You Raise Me Up, Josh Groban

100) You've Got a Friend, by Carole King (famous performance also by James Taylor)

So while the above 100 were presented alphabetically, what were the Top 10 of the 100 most cited for their beautiful song lyrics? Here they are, presented with the performer they're most associated with and from 10th most popular to #1 most popular beautiful songs:

10) Live Like You Were Dying, Tim McGraw

9) Morning Has Broken, Cat Stevens

8) My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion

7) If I Can Dream, Elvis

6) You Raise Me Up, Josh Groban

5) The Dance, Garth Brooks

4) I Hope You Dance, Lee Ann Womack

3) Imagine, John Lennon

2) What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

1) The Rose, Bette Midler

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