Which songs strike you as capturing the true spirit of beauty?

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  1. midget38 profile image86
    midget38posted 10 years ago

    Which songs strike you as capturing the true spirit of beauty?

  2. profile image0
    MrsBrownsParlourposted 10 years ago

    "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper, "You Are So Beautiful"  (written by Dennis Wilson and Billy Preston, made famous by Joe Cocker), "Beautiful in My Eyes" by Joshua Kadison....those come to mind first. Lovely question, Michelle! :-) ~Lurana

  3. RNMSN profile image60
    RNMSNposted 10 years ago

    'This is my beloved' from the opera Kismet is one of my favourites and one that I feel would anwer the part of your question about the spirit of beauty. Another is 'Moondance' by Van Morrison/thats one that evokes beauty in my heart smile Yes Michelle this is a great question!

  4. Doc Snow profile image91
    Doc Snowposted 10 years ago

    Bruce Cockburn's "Radiance," from his 31st and latest album, "Small Source Of Comfort" (2011.)

    You can read about them here:

    http://cockburnproject.net/songs&music/r.html  ("Radiance")
    http://cockburnproject.net/albums/small … mfort.html  ("Small Source Of Comfort")

    For those who don't know Bruce Cockburn (pronounce the last name 'Coburn'), he's a veteran Canadian folk-rocker and certified guitar wizard.

    "Certified guitar wizard?"  Yeah, see his 1994 cover appearance in Acoustic Guitar:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Acoustic-Guitar … 0780773289

    He's a fantastic artist who deserves to be much better known than he is.  And "Radiance" has a bittersweet, luminous, otherworldly quality that for me, *is* beauty--one sort, at least.

  5. c mark walker profile image60
    c mark walkerposted 10 years ago

    The first song that I thought of was "Michelle" by the Beatles. Paul sings it with such conviction that it seems to be about an actual girl friend though I don't know it it is or not.The few French words he uses make it more romantic.
    Ray Charles's "America" is performed with such style. He seems very comfortable singing it making the listener feel that comfort.
    Vintage Trouble's "Not Alright by Me" is a sad song about a different kind of beauty,like tragedy you can't look away from.
    Bob Dylan's album "Blood on the Tracks" needs mentioning.

  6. fpherj48 profile image60
    fpherj48posted 10 years ago

    MIDGET......Your question made me think immediately, of a song I have always loved.  It actually makes me cry, when I hear it, yet gives me a sense of peace and happiness.  "It's a Wonderful World,"......sung originally by Louis Armstrong(Satchmo).....I believe this song was part of the sound track for the movie, "Good Morning Viet Nam."  "I see trees of green, red roses too,"...... For me, this song captures the true spirit of beauty.   Thanks for the question, Midget.

  7. Caesarr profile image61
    Caesarrposted 10 years ago

    Songs you will forever like
    - almost paradise by mike reno ft ann wilson.
    - desert rain by edward maya ft vika jigulina.
    - motherland by yvonne chaka chaka.
    - concrete angels

  8. samtebbutt profile image71
    samtebbuttposted 10 years ago

    Songs are such a wonderful gift to experience true spirit of Beauty. A song can make anyone feel beautiful or take them to a beautiful place in their minds eye.
    I very much admire songwriters ability to do this. Personally the human voice captures beauty and emotion for me. The Song of the siren - The version sang by Liz Frazer from the Cocteau Twins is a personal favourite

  9. GwennyOh profile image90
    GwennyOhposted 10 years ago

    For me, even though not standardly a die hard fan of Celine Dion, I must say that  her song 'I'm Alive' captures that emotional high that encompasses the breadth of the spirit of beauty in full.

    1. RealityTalk profile image60
      RealityTalkposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You reminded me of Celine Dion's song "My Heart Will Go On" from the movie Titanic.  That song always strikes a chord with me.

  10. Denise Handlon profile image85
    Denise Handlonposted 10 years ago

    Hi Michelle, great question.  The first song that came to my mind was Disney's Circle of Life.  I also would say the Disney Pocahontas song: Colors of the Wind also speaks of the beauty of the earth and the spirit of being connected to all.

    However, my number one, 'all time' favorite is:  Louis Armstrong's:  "It's a Wonderful World."  I've actually mentioned this to my children as one of the songs I want played at my funeral...just to remind everyone of the beauty of the world.  smile

    1. RNMSN profile image60
      RNMSNposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      oh too right Denise!! and only Louis sang  it the best

  11. skgrao profile image67
    skgraoposted 10 years ago

    Songs sung with the best of music from musical stringed and wind instruments with rhythmic beats of drums pleasant to ears in tunes that are melodies listened in perfect silence if it will make you forget anything from your mind will have captured the true spirit of beauty of any song..

  12. erorantes profile image36
    erorantesposted 10 years ago

    The song that I like is When A Man Loves A Women  . The singer is Michael Bolton.

    1. Doc Snow profile image91
      Doc Snowposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Or the original, by Percy Sledge.  Such raw emotion in that one.

  13. ParadigmEnacted profile image69
    ParadigmEnactedposted 10 years ago

    I was just thinking about this. For me it would have to be the Kirk Thatcher song written for the Star Trek IV movie under the band pseudonym "Edge of Etiquette." The song was called "I Hate You."

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    JThomp42posted 10 years ago

    "My redeemer lives" sung by Nicole Mullen.

    1. RNMSN profile image60
      RNMSNposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      oh now my redeemer liveth does say spirit of beauty but then the entire h chorus does...but thats one song from the handels chorus that even I can play on the piano :)good choice J!

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      JThomp42posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you my friend.

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    dreamseeker2posted 10 years ago

    Oh, there are so many beautiful songs out there! It is hard to just choose one. But, I find for myself that the theme songs from movies, or Wii games, can be the most beautiful, capturing the 'true spirit of beauty'. For me, it would have to be the theme song from 'Legend of Zelda'.

    Mozart, Chopin, they all created music which represented beauty. Classical and any violin if played well, can be quite beautiful too!

  16. RealityTalk profile image60
    RealityTalkposted 10 years ago

    "I Will Always Love You," by Whitney Houston.  This is the only song she sings that resonates with me.  And this song makes the movie The Bodyguard unforgettable.  The song even makes me forget I never liked Whitney Houston.

  17. agapsikap profile image59
    agapsikapposted 10 years ago

    Dance with My Father by Luther Vandross,
    A Mothers Love by Jim brickman,
    Goodbye's The Saddest Word by Celine Dion,
    I will be here by Gary Valenciano.

  18. Emanate Presence profile image70
    Emanate Presenceposted 10 years ago

    This morning I am in a 'question everything' state of mind.

    So my answer begins by questioning the question.

    What is meant by the 'true spirit of beauty'?

    Can such a thing be captured at all?

    Are there essential distinctions between emotions and the true spirit of beauty?

    The songs mentioned evoke emotions, yes?

    As I see it, feelings are always there, as the sun is always shining. Feelings are part of who we are.

    Emotions pass through. They are our response to stimuli.

    Songs may stir my emotions, and I say, “Oh, how beautiful.”

    But if I answer truly, no song can capture the true spirit of beauty any more than a cup held down in the current can capture the spirit of a river.


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