25 of The Prettiest Songs You’ll Ever Hear in Your Life

Some songs are so pretty they make you cry. Music is an art, and while some songs focus more on technicality, others on lyricism, and some on the instrumental score, some songs balance the scale on all.

They are perfect without trying to and strike the listener as pure, unexplainable magic.

And if you've never heard a song that made you cry or nearly cry, that's about to change. Sorry, not sorry. These 25 songs will hit you in places you didn't know existed.

“Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy

Just as photography tells the most beautiful stories using no words, so does music. “Clair de Lune,” which is French for Moonlight, is based on a poem by Symbolist poet Paul Verlaine.

The folk-rock duo, known for their soothingly soft sounds, Simon & Garfunkel, made some of the most beautiful songs ever. The song was popular partly because it was featured in the 1967 film, The Graduate.

“Scarborough Fair / Canticle” by Simon & Garfunkel

“Over The Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

The song's beauty is in its simplicity. Dreams do come true — if one can only keep dreaming. As plain as the track is, it can also be a metaphor for loved ones becoming bluebirds somewhere over the rainbow.

Doesn't it hurt when promises get broken, and those we thought would never lie and betray us do? Still, we linger in those relationships sometimes. Why? Because, we're all such fools for love.

“Linger” by The Cranberries

The song begins with a poetic line, “I wanna hold the hand inside you.” Loving can hurt when the one we love becomes a stranger or dies inside, but we keep trying to “color their eyes” to what we once knew.

“Fade Into You” by Mazzy Star

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