Single Most Beautiful Song Ever?



  • BeardedDBeardedD 770 Posts
    (WHITE answer)

    Beach Boys - God Only Knows
    Laura Nyro - Captain For Dark Mornings
    The Smiths - Asleep
    Linda Perhacs - Sandy Toes
    Vivaldi - Concerto in D For Guitar Largo

  • dCastillodCastillo 1,963 Posts

    If "ever" is 2 a.m. on a Chicago Thursday night, then:

    "Super Flute" Ken Munson

    Dude, you should edit your post to say "Sighs of a Shell" Jimmie Spheeris

  • BelsonBelson 880 Posts
    Almeta Latimer - These memories.

    Heaven through the speakers.

  • jaybreeziejaybreezie 161 Posts
    I'll chime in extra late as all hell with

    Cymande - Changes
    Axelrod - Fantasy for Ralph off the Mowax album
    The Moments - Life and Breath
    Andy Bey - I Know this Love Can't Be Wrong
    William D. Smith - I Feel So Good with You Baby
    Henry Franklin - Soft Spirit
    Rufus Harley - Passing the Cup Around

  • gibla74gibla74 182 Posts
    pretty much all those already mentioned.

    Van into the mystic
    Lee Perry Soulfire
    De la I am I be
    nina , don't let me be misunderstood,(live)
    Johnny Cash Hurt (obvious but still gets me)
    Nick cave into my arms
    souad massi raoui
    les fleur, ramsey's version.
    bill withers grandmas hands
    nina here comes the sun

  • FatbackFatback 6,746 Posts
    Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come

    i'd have to go with something like this too.


    Sweet Thing--Van Morrison
    Jesus is Waiting--Al Green

  • NateBizzoNateBizzo 2,328 Posts
    Pharoah Sanders "Harvest Time"

    Spread Love "Spread Love"

    Rhetta Hughes "You're Doing it With Her"

    Air "Mr. Man"

    Odyssy "Our Lives are Shaped By What We Love"

    Ana Mazzotti "Bario Negro"

    Andy Bey "River Man"

    Donny Hathaway "What's Going On"

    Guns & Roses "Patience"


  • Guns & Roses "Patience"


  • mistercmisterc 329 Posts
    Since nobody else is naming just one:

    Barbarra Lynn - A Letter to Mommy and Daddy
    Johnny Ace - Pledging My Love
    Jr Walker - What Does it Take to Win Your Love
    The Fuzz _ I Love you for All Seasons

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Jesus is Waiting--Al Green

  • NateBizzoNateBizzo 2,328 Posts

    Guns & Roses "Patience"


    Why? That was the song I slow danced to in 6th grade. I was down with G n'r back in the holiday inn birthday party days. Don't judge.

    Besides. I prefer "cool guy" over hipster. That's a derogetory term I can live with.

  • Sam Cooke - Lost and Lookin[/b]

  • SwayzeSwayze 14,705 Posts
    Apart from what's mentioned I'd say Michael White "The Blessing Song"

  • CosmoCosmo 9,767 Posts
    Frankie Avalon "Beauty School Drop Out"

  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts
    Squarepusher - Iambic 5 Poetry

    Definite co-sign.

    Also co-signing on Al Green, Bootsie and Rotary Connection.

    Have to add

    Barbara & Ernie - For You
    Beach Boys - Surfs Up

  • MondeyanoMondeyano Reykjavik 855 Posts
    Coltranes version of My Favorite Things

    + Arthur Verocai 'Dedicada a Ela'

    ...and Pharoah Sanders' 'Elevation'

  • deepbrntdeepbrnt 241 Posts

    Os Mutantes "Desculpe Baby"

    Marvin Gaye 'Since I Had You'
    Love 'Between Clark & Hilldale'
    Getz 'Saudade Vem Correndo'
    Stereolab 'Pack Yr Romantic Mind'
    UGK 'Pinky Ring'
    Scotty Matelic 'To Impress the Empress'

  • deepbrntdeepbrnt 241 Posts
    few more Jackie Mittoo 'Money Maker' and 9th Creation 'Sexy Girl' where dude is like 'I love you blah blah I love you' then he's like 'Ooh your breasts I can squeeze and caress' real quick that shit cracks me up

  • DrWuDrWu 4,021 Posts

    Providence- Sonic Youth

  • Big_StacksBig_Stacks "I don't worry about hittin' power, cause I don't give 'em nuttin' to hit." 4,670 Posts
    Hey Nate-Dog,

    Damn, what a hard-ass question. To make it easy on myself, I'll list the contenders:

    1. "Astral Traveling"-Pharoah Sanders.

    2. "Lonely Dreams"-Terry Gibbs

    3. "Salaam"-Catalyst.

    4. "Sleeping Beauty"-S.O.U.L.

    5. "A Man and a Woman" (Orch.)-OST.

    6. "Giving Up"-Donny Hathaway (goosebumps!).

    7. "Angel of Air"-Devadip Carlos Santana & Turiya Alice Coltrane.

    8. "Concierto de Aranjuez"-Miles Davis.

    9. "Peace in the Valley"-The Gospelaires of Dayton Ohio (Charles McClain falsetto sweetness).

    10. "How Great Thou Art"-Mahalia Jackson.

    Be warned, this list could change like the wind.


    Big Stacks from Kakalak

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Book of Rules - The Heptones

  • Mr_Lee_PHDMr_Lee_PHD 2,040 Posts
    That I can think of at the moment..

    Isaac Hayes - Our Day Will Come

    The Supremes - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

    Jimi Hendrix - Angel

    Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love

    David Holmes - Hey Lisa

    Beck - Ramshackle

    The Wiseguys - The Real Vibes

    Coldplay - Amsterdam

    Interpol - Untitled (from Turn On The Bright Lights)

    Broadcast - Come On Lets Go

  • Neal Creque - Help Yourself

    to add a couple more:

    Wayne Shorter - Infant Eyes
    Stevie Wonder - Visions

  • alieNDNalieNDN 2,181 Posts
    god, i'm loving this the dude that suggested the kinks track, thanks i love that, i can't belive thats the same group that did "come dancing"

    here are two tracks that a friend got me into that forever altered my musical tastebuds

    kool and the gang - little children

    (damn, one of the creepiest, darkest, yet positive some how tunes i've heard)

  • Mr_Lee_PHDMr_Lee_PHD 2,040 Posts
    The Meters - Wichita Lineman

  • marvin gaye & tammi terrell - "if this world were mine"
    william bell & mavis staples - "strung out"
    the montclairs - "dreaming's out of season"
    led zeppelin - "dazed and confused"
    shuggie otis - "island letter"
    we all together - "cloudy night"
    the impressions - "the girl i find"

    cosine on:
    sam cooke - "a change is gonna come"
    otis redding - "dock of the bay"
    al green - "simply beautiful"

    i know there are others that i am drawing blank on...

  • Instrumental beauties:

    1974 Blues - Eddie Harris

    The Awakening (epilouge) - The Awakening

  • RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,743 Posts
    10 year bump:

    Here are some that come to mind:

    Separate Lives - Stephen Bishop

    The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You

    The Moonglows - Sincerely

    Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky

    Young Rascals - How Can I Be Sure

    Rickie Lee Jones- Night Train

    William Bell - I Forgot To Be Your Lover

    [strong]250+ song playlist of all songs mentioned in this thread[/strong]

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,891 Posts
    Great thread - I remember lurking on the OG. Agree with so many on here.

    A few more off the dome:

    Sons and Daughters of Lite - Let the Sun Shine In
    Lilys - Ginger
    Aaliyah - One In A Million
    Juelz Santana - One Day I Smile
    Kool and the Gang - Father, Father
    Bjork - Who Is It (Shooting Stars & Asteroids Remix)
    u-Ziq - Brace Yourself, Jason
    The Notations - I'm Still Here
    Curtis Mayfield - The Makings of You

  • phatmoneysackphatmoneysack Melbourne 1,124 Posts

    These have entered my cannon in the last 10 years

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