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    Updated on Nov 27, 2019. Posted on Nov 5, 2019

    The 31 Greatest Songs From Beginning To End

    ♫ I bless the rains down in Africa ♫

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us a song that's perfect from start to finish, and they did NOT disappoint! Here are the legendary results.

    1. "Welcome to the Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance

    Reprise Records

    "'Welcome to the Black Parade' is truly an anthem for the ages."

    twentyonequails

    2. "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston

    Arista Records

    "There's nothing more perfect than 'I Will Always Love You.' Then again, Dolly Parton is a lyrical genius — her songs always tell stories."

    rogers43b4cf985

    3. "Toto" by Africa

    Columbia Records

    "'Africa' by Toto is such a fun song. It always brings a smile to my face even though I don't understand it all lol."

    bluejeansgal

    4. "Someone Like You" by Adele

    XL Recordings

    "So many of her songs are beautifully written, but this one perfectly captures that sad, but great moment when you are ready to let go and move on from heartbreak."

    brittanym4bc2f4694

    5. "Ex-Factor" by Lauryn Hill

    Ruffhouse/Columbia Records

    "The bridge brings me to tears even now, and I have been happily married for 10 years. It's raw, honest, and vulnerable."

    sunshine0310

    6. "Redbone" by Childish Gambino

    Glassnote Records

    "'Redbone' by Childish Gambino is PURE ear gold."

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    7. "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley

    Columbia Records

    "It's such a beautiful, emotional song and his voice is amazing!"

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    8. "Purple Rain" by Prince and The Revolution

    Warner Bros.

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    9. "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion

    Columbia Records/Epic Records

    "'My Heart Will Go On' is AMAZING! Celine Dion's voice is powerful perfection, and the emotion she puts into the words when she performs it live is even better."

    mollyholmes325

    10. "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac

    MTV

    11. "All Too Well" by Taylor Swift

    Big Machine Records

    "This song is perfect from start to finish, especially the lyrics, 'And you call me up again just to break me like a promise, so casually cruel in the name of being honest.'"

    sparksfly89

    12. "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M.

    Warner Bros. Records

    "I have loved many songs, but when it comes to choosing one favorite of all time, I always go for this one. There's just something about the melody and the lyrics that no other song has been able to beat for me, at least for now."

    yanalaayis

    13. "Seasons of Love" from Rent

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "It's a perfect song about life, loss, and friendship."

    emmanz

    14. "Fix You" by Coldplay

    Parlophone Records

    "'Fix You' by Coldplay has a great build-up, a great climax, and a great message."

    laurenarevalog

    15. "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman

    Elektra Records

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    16. "Back to Black" by Amy Winehouse

    Island Records

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    17. "Listen" by Beyoncé

    Paramount Pictures

    "From start to finish, this song is absolute perfection! I sing it at the top of my lungs EVERY TIME!"

    emmak45b824723

    18. "Dancing Queen" by ABBA

    Polar Music

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    19. "What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye

    Tamla/Motown Records

    20. "Sign of the Times" by Harry Styles

    Columbia Records/Erskine

    "This song makes you feel things lyrically and the build-up to the end is just transcendent. Not to mention his gorgeous voice — it's all magical."

    nicolenoelanic

    21. "Goodbye Earl" by Dixie Chicks

    Monument Records

    "It's an oldie, but it's such an empowering song about two best friends working together to take down an abusive husband."

    beccab414d6d92f

    22. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel

    Columbia Records

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    23. "You've Got a Friend" by Carole King

    Ode/A&M Records

    "Whenever I listen to 'You've Got A Friend," it feels like someone is giving me a warm hug. This song is my personal reminder that everything is going to be OK, especially when you have good people in your orbit. Carole King is the queen of writing perfect music!"

    kaylayandoli

    24. "Love on the Brain" by Rihanna

    MTV

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    25. "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin

    Warner Bros.

    26. "Satisfied" from Hamilton

    Atlantic Records

    "'Satisfied' sung by Renée Elise Goldsberry is PERFECT. From the rhythm to the lyrics, to the repetition of the word 'satisfied' that clearly leaves us unsatisfied. Who could ever top that?"

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    27. "Space Oddity" by David Bowie

    Mercury Records

    28. "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder

    Tamla/Motown

    "Nothing will EVER beat it."

    zenaz

    29. "Both Sides, Now" (2000s version) by Joni Mitchell

    Reprise Records

    30. "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley and the Wailers

    Tuff Gong

    "This song soothes my soul every time I listen to it."

    squidness02

    31. And "Fallingwater" by Maggie Rogers

    Debay/Capitol Records

    "'Fallingwater' has a solid beat throughout the song, incredible vocals, and beautiful lyrics. Seeing Maggie Rogers perform it live is an unreal experience!"

    miapuff