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Old 03-21-2014, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Most Beautiful Melody?

So, what is the most beautiful melody you've ever heard? A melody that, even without lyrics, still bowls you over. I can think of a lot: Londonderry Air, The Long and Winding Road, Moonlight Serenade, The Boxer... But in the end, I have to give it to Allister MacGillivray's Away From the Roll of the Sea.



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Old 03-21-2014, 08:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Scarborough Fair. There is something magical on it. I love this instrumental version:

Scarborough Fair (Instrumental) - YouTube

As far as pop music goes then, well, maybe this one. I hate to be generic but really:

Beach Boys - God Only Knows (Lyrics) - YouTube

And a honourable mention goes to this, though I am not that much into classical but still, this melody is very pretty.

Bach, Air ("on the G string", string orchestra) - YouTube
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Baba O'Riley by the Who just because of that mellow and intense ending

The End Title theme from Chinatown by Jerry Goldsmith

I got more just can't think of them right now.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My vote goes to "Yesterday" by the Beatles.
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Joe has lots of em, but this always sends a chill down my spine:



Mr B too:

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There are a lot of melodies that can fit into this category. For me it's:

Bach - Prelude in C Major, from WTC Book I, BWV 846.


Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker Suite, VII. "Dance of the Reeds". FLUTES!!!!!


Beethoven - Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 Mvt II. "Pathétique". Performed here by Daniel Barenboim.
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Toto - Africa

Don't fear the reaper - B.O.C

No one asked to dance - Deerhoof

Reptillians - Starf*cker



Dat intro is beautiful.
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Impossible to pick just one, but I've always loved Gary Moore's "The loner"...
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