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Keeping it to rock and roll, I'd say that The Beatles' Let It Be is the most beautiful rock song ever made.

I agree that this and "Something" and "Across the Universe" are beautiful songs, or were when first released. I was in college when these songs emerged, but they were way-y overplayed by local radio stations to the point where I actually began to dislike them. That is why they aren't in my list.
 

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Off the top of my head, what comes to mind is the Largo from Dvorak's 9th Symphony.

 

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I agree that this and "Something" and "Across the Universe" are beautiful songs, or were when first released. I was in college when these songs emerged, but they were way-y overplayed by local radio stations to the point where I actually began to dislike them. That is why they aren't in my list.
I wasn't alive when The Beatles were an active band but I can only imagine that if I was then yeah, there'd be some songs that I'd have heard too many times too.
 

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Continuing somewhat astray from the original topic...

While I didn't experience overplay with The Beatles, I can relate to the experience. In the late '70s the group Boston exploded on the scene and I like millions of other Americans was drawn to their music. Of course over the course of a year or so the saturation of music from the first album pretty much took most of the pleasure away from listening to the group on the radio. This was compounded by delays in the third album which meant the focus was on the songs from the debut and followup albums. It was only years later that I learned of how this was mostly a 'one man' show which compounded production delays and created a generally monolithic sound from the group, which also took some of the spark (at least for me) from the music.

Pardon the interruption of the thread. :)

- Walter,
 

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I agree that this and "Something" and "Across the Universe" are beautiful songs, or were when first released. I was in college when these songs emerged, but they were way-y overplayed by local radio stations to the point where I actually began to dislike them. That is why they aren't in my list.

(On a tangent).

Overplaying can also be self-induced, independent of the radio or later mtv.

When I was really young, I was given the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack record which I played repeatedly over and over again. As I got older and my musical tastes changed, I never wanted to hear that record again.
 

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Keeping it to rock and roll, I'd say that The Beatles' Let It Be is the most beautiful rock song ever made.

I disagree. My perception of the most beautiful rock song ever made by The Beatles, would be "Revolution 9".
 

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Because The Night

(Been played/covered by Patti Smith, Natalie Merchant, Kim Wilde, Bruce Springsteen, Shirley Manson, etc ...)
 

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My list includes...

Summer The First Time - Bobby Goldsboro
Hurt So Bad - Linda Rondstadt
Stranger On The Shore - Aker Bilk
#9 Dream/Imagine - John Lennon
Havana Moon - Chuck Berry
Boogie Nights - Heatwave
Moonlight Feels Right - Starbuck
Crystal Blue Persuasion -Tommy James
Memories - Elvis Presley
 

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I Only Have Eyes for You (Art Garfunkel or The Flamingos)
The Way You Look Tonight (preferably The Lettermen or Michael Buble' but really anyone *but* Sinatra)
Carol of the Bells (by a choir or Madrigal group and sung in 70 to 90 seconds)
Coventry Carol
Gabriel's Message
Wexford Carol
I Wonder as I Wander
Un flambeau, Janette, Isabella
O Holy Night
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)
I'll be Seeing You (preferably Bing Crosby)
Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin)
Blue Bayou (Linda Ronstadt)
Hurt So Bad (Linda Ronstadt or Little Anthony and the Imperials)
Ooo Baby Baby (Linda Ronstadt or The Miracles)
Crying (Roy Orbison)
I Am a Pilgrim (traditional folk song)
You Send Me (Sam Cooke)
Bring it on Home to Me (Sam Cooke)
Peace in the Valley (The Soul Stirrers)
Please Be With Me (Cowboy or Eric Clapton)
Bridge over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)
The Sounds of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)
Guinevere (Crosby, Stills, & Nash)
Lady of the Island (Crosby, Stills, & Nash)
It's Not My Cross to Bear (The Allman Brothers Band)
Dreams (The Allman Brothers Band)
Stormy Monday (The Allman Brothers Band)
The Sky is Crying (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
Little Wing (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
I Will (The Beatles)
Julia (The Beatles)
Without You (Harry Nilsson)
Remember (Christmas) (Harry Nilsson)
Sugar Mountain (Neil Young)
Star of Bethlehem (Neil Young)
Für Elise (Beethoven)
Piano Sonata No. 14. - Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
 

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