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Postby Power Metal Dom on Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:38 pm

Not as in god-awful songs! But songs that have personally significant lyrics or emotive instrumentation or whatever it is something which makes you just well up.

I really can't explain it but the following songs just bring a lump to my throat and make me blink a lot and I get a wave of emotion that often comes out as a disguised laugh. Yeah it's hard to explain :)

John Lennon - Imagine
Voyager Theme Tune (!)
Harry Nilsson - Without You
Michael Andrews - Mad World
Don McLean - Vincent
Queen - Save Me

(Btw I know I'm setting myself up for 'emo fag', 'pussy', 'big feckin jessy' etc remarks but I don't give a toss and I'd genuinely like to know what moves others)


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Postby Han on Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:55 pm

Annie Lennox - 'Into the West', 'The Saddest Song' or 'Why'
Ben's Brother - 'Time'
Einaudi - 'Two sunsets'
5ive - 'Get on up'
Meatloaf - 'Two out of three ain't bad'
Eric Clapton - 'Wonderful tonight'
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Postby Cain on Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:11 pm

Delays - Valentine (It took me ages to discover/work out that it's about Hurricane Katrina)

http://www.lyricsmania.com/lyrics/delay ... 90301.html

It's an awesome dance song, and I listen to it a lot, but I just can't sing along to it - my voice just cracks.

The Fray - How to save a life
(mainly because the video is the saddest thing ever - everybody in it was told to think about a person that they loved who had died)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmFi2snLr7o

A few weeks ago, my class had to go to an anti-smoking drama presentation and they played that song. Again. And again. It was kind of awful, but luckily I was in the back row.

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Postby munchingfoo on Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:17 pm

Sting - Fields of Gold
Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
Elton John - Daniel
Jamiroquai - Corner of the Earth

Trey Parker - Freedom isn't Free

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Postby ct3012 on Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:30 pm

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry and the Pacemakers
Stealing Babies - Our Lady Peace
Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits

All amazing songs, but given the right/wrong mood, get me all teary...
But then again, I could just be saying that to annoy people...
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Postby fatboy on Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:32 pm

So What off Garage Inc. by Metallica. Oh it just tugs at the heart strings!
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Postby Power Metal Dom on Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:32 pm

These are some excllent ones, I missed a few of these!

I suspect some comedy though :P

That vid though for The Fray...wow. Kleenex please.

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Postby FURY-161 on Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:07 pm

Passenger Pigeons - The Handsome Family
Haiku - Thomas Newman
Murder in Mairyland Park - Stina Nordenstam
Goodbye - Kevin Sheilds

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Postby schmod on Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:42 pm

Hope of the States - Me Ves Y Sufres
Bright Eyes - Lover I Don't Have to Love
Sunset Rubdown -- Us ones in Between
Neutral Milk Hotel -- Two Headed Boy Pt. II
Imogen Heap -- Hide and Seek
Sufjan Stevens -- To be Alone With You
Savage Garden -- Crash & Burn

If you actually listen to any of these, the following may ease you back into a good mood:
Feist -- Mushaboom
Bright Eyes -- Bowl of Oranges
The 88 -- All I Want is You
Blessid Union of Souls -- Hey Leonardo
Gin Blossims -- Hey Jealousy
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Postby Griggsy on Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:43 pm

I second Dire Straits Romeo and Juliet.

Also: Sarah McLachlan - Answer
U2 - Bad
The Gladiator Theme Now We Are Free

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Postby floatingonmycloud on Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:01 am

Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Street Spirit - Radiohead
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Postby LonelyPilgrim on Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:03 am

A little neo-classical violin and harp piece called Ashokan's Farewell. Fellow Americans may recognise it as the theme music to PBS's classic miniseries documentary on the US Civil War. If not from that you've probably heard is elsewhere. It's one of those numbers that everyone seems to recognise but no one knows the name of.

If you aren't American, you've probably never heard it, but I strongly recommend it. It is, in my opinion, the most bittersweet music. Ever.

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Postby 777 on Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:21 am

http://www.blood.co.uk/pages/music.html

The Blood Donor,for very personal reasons.
A beautiful, haunting piece.

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Postby queen of scots on Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:34 am

The Luckiest - Ben Folds
Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Speeding Cars - Imogen Heap

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Postby beeny on Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:47 am

Quoting schmod from 00:42, 8th Jun 2008

Bright Eyes - Lover I Don't Have to Love


Amy in the White Coat by Bright Eyes is a lot more depressing I feel. I've never got teary over Lover I Don't Have to Love. But I shall certainly listen more intently next time :)

If you actually listen to any of these, the following may ease you back into a good mood:
Feist -- Mushaboom
Bright Eyes -- Bowl of Oranges


These two songs are awesome. You heard Oberst's cover of Feist on the Motion Sickness album? It's brilliant. Well considering he's not the most gifted singer :p

My votes for teary tracks however are

Lua - Bright Eyes
The Biggest Lie- Elliott Smith
What Sarah Said - Death Cab for Cutie
How To Save A Life - The Fray (damn you Scrubs!)

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Postby Kelly on Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:50 am

"Lea Halalela" - Keswa and Lebo M
"Believe" - Yellowcard
"Fields of Gold" - Eva Cassidy

I second "The Blood Donor" - very powerful.
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Postby Cain on Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:49 pm

I should also nominate

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - The Love I'm searching for (It's a cover of a song by The Rentals)

Karen O's vocals are so good and she genuinely sounds hurt to sing them (and if you watch the Maps video, she looks like she's about to cry)

I'm also hoping to speak for most people where when I say

Johnny Cash - Hurt

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Postby Duggeh on Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:53 pm

Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley.

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Postby Oli on Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:09 am

Madeleine Peyroux - You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire

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Postby exnihilo on Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:09 pm

Quoting LonelyPilgrim from 07:03, 8th Jun 2008
If you aren't American, you've probably never heard it, but I strongly recommend it. It is, in my opinion, the most bittersweet music. Ever.


Tsk. The series has run on BBC2 on at least two occasions, it is, unquestionably, the finest historical documentary ever made - and I love Ashokan Farewell, though I am far more used to hearing it on violin and guitar, or two violins than on violin and harp. The version with Sullivan Ballou's letter to his wife, is impossible not to be moved by.
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