So I thought I'd try my hand at one of these open ended, feel-good questions because they always cheer me up a little. Looking for the songs that overwhelm you, leave you awash in feelings or bring a tear to your eye. I can think of a bunch but the first that comes to mind is Sting: Shape of My Heart. What's yours?
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I will always love you.
Lost Boy by Ruth B. I don't know why but it always makes me emotional.
Wasn't familiar with this one so I looked it up. Jesus... i wasn't ready for it. "Soared above the town that never loved me...". Great lyrics... loved it. Thank you for this!
Isn't it both wonderful and so sad. It always catches me near the start when it says "Peter Pan, that's what they call me, I promise that you'll never be lonely" and I just feel emotional right away. Very beautiful though.
"You Say" by Lauren Daigle. Very spiritual. Also "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten.
My song choice changes all the time. But for right, now I've been listening to these three when I go to sleep.
In Your Eyes by the Weeknd ft. Kenny G.
Leave a Light by Belinda Carlisle
Save Your Tears by the Weeknd
I love the song waving through a window 😊
Do you know the artist? I'd like to give it a listen.
Bob Marley ft Lauryn Hill Turn your lights down low
Tony Braxton Just another sad love song
Whitney Houston How will I know and I have nothing
^ Throwback Thursday
Marley is truly one of the greats of his generation. Haven't heard the version with Lauryn Hill though. Definitely going to look this up. Also a big fan of Buffalo Soldier, Exodus and Woman No Cry.
My faves are :
Stir it up
Waiting in vain
Is this love
Could you be loved
No woman no cry
Who the cap fit, let them wear it
Harvest Moon by Neil Young. I feel too much when I hear that one.
Ahhh, classic. Mr Young has a way with words. Haven't heard this song in a while, guess it's time to revisit it!
A song to counter melancholy…….a remake of I Can See Clearly Now by Jimmy Cliff……….everythang’s gonna be all right!
This one is going on my "to listen" list. Thanks!
When I met my husband 17 years ago Katy Mellua had a song we loved. It still makes me think of when we met, it was on the first C.D. he bought me. I think it was called "feeling Kind of Crazy. That is how we felt when we first met, still feel the same 17 years later.
Just gave this a listen. Thanks for sharing it. My wife and I met in the fall of 1996 and we had a song we both absolutely loved in the earliest days of our relationship. Send Me On My Way by Rusted Root. Neither one of us ever outright said it, but I think it captured that euphoric feeling of meeting and getting to know your soul mate. If I could bottle that feeling and sell it I'd be richer than Jeff Bezos. Or maybe I'm just an old guy wistfully reminiscing lol.
Good song! They sometimes catch some flak for making "arena rock". But so what? A banger is a banger and some of their songs are definitely bangers! I particularly like Radioactive.
P.S. I've seen your username on here before and always wondered if it was from the song, guess now I know lol.
Well,there's couple I have 🤭 my all time favourite singer is Whitney Houston ,singing the Star spangled banner, at the super bowl, boy, that woman had some lungs!!! ❤ and my second one,is Chicago ,hard to say I'm sorry, hope you didn't mind slipping 2 in😉
The more, the merrier, I say. Chicago is one of my wife's favorites. We saw them in concert about 10 years ago with Earth, Wind and Fire. I wasn't expecting much, but it turned out to be one of the best shows I've ever seen! And yes, Whitney was one of a kind. Incredible voice.
Aerosmith..... I don't want to miss a thing. We had a big screen where I working in Oxford street and Mtv played all day. I heard this song and had just got engaged. The words touched my heart. Haven't heard this song for years.
Certain songs always get tied up in our memories with periods or events in our lives. Sounds like a nice memory. Always liked Aerosmith, though because I'm an old guy I like their older stuff a little better. I've heard Dream On a million times but can't help singing along every damn time!
Though it often depends on the moment, there are also those songs that work their emotional magic on me every time I hear them, like "Waterloo Sunset" by The Kinks.
For deeply personal reasons I won't discuss here, there are three songs written by the same songwriter/poet, John K. Samson, that make me cry or sob every single time I hear them -- the Virtute the Cat trilogy (I'm already welling up at the thought). The first two were written with his band, The Weakerthans, and the last (which wrecks me every time), is a solo recording:
- "Plea From A Cat Named Virtute"
- "Virtute the Cat Explains Her Departure"
- "Virtute at Rest"
Other songs that move me would include the six track suite that makes up side three of Pink Floyd's The Wall (old timers like me will remember it was originally released as a double album on vinyl):
- "Hey You"
- "Is There Anybody Out There?"
- "Nobody Home"
- "Bring the Boys Back Home"
- "Comfortably Numb"
Assorted other songs that often leave me choked up include:
- "Let Down" by Radiohead
- "No Distance Left To Run" by Blur
- "If It Be Your Will" by Leonard Cohen (as performed by Antony Hegarty)
- "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails (as performed by Johnny Cash)
- "Say Something" by A Great Big World (ft. Christina Aguilera)
- "I Will Follow You into the Dark" by Death Cab for Cutie
- "And So It Goes" by Billy Joel
- "Asleep and Dreaming" by The Magnetic Fields
- "No Need to Argue" by The Cranberries
- "Nothing Compares to U" by Sinead O'Connor (well, Prince, actually, but...)
- "Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone" by Lykke Li
- "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper
- "Maps" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
- "When the Party's Over" by Billie Eilish
- "I Lost A Friend" by FINNEAS
- "The Scientist" by Coldplay
- "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane
- "Run" by Snow Patrol
- "Let It Be" by The Beatles
...the list goes on and on...
Singer/songwriter Vienna Teng has a number of songs from her less than a handful of albums that are very close to my heart, too; among them:
- "Nothing Without You"
- "The Last Snowfall"
- "Eric's Song" (which was played during the procession of my wedding)
Finally, there's the song (and video) that encapsulates my failed marriage and my feelings at its dissolution, "You're My Waterloo" by The Libertines":
Ok, so this is going to be a two part reply, lol. I have to comment on a few that you listed. But I want to listen to the ones I'm not familiar with, which might take a while. Say Something and Time After Time are two of my faves. Look for Chris Cornell's cover of Nothing Compares to You. I love both versions, but Chris' is infused with so much bluesy soul. It hits harder after his passing. Finally; let's take a moment to talk about I'll Follow You Into The Dark. This song. This song tears me apart every time I hear it. It's so simple and stripped down and pure and beautiful and... I don't even have words to do it justice. Death Cab is probably in my top 5 all-time list, and this song is one of their best. Anyway... I'm off to start listening to some of your other choices. Got some homework lol.
P.S. i think my original post was me subconsciously reaching out for new music reccomendations, so thanks!
Tried to pick the most generic name I could think of for my username. Now I kind of like it and I started using it in games on my phone.
Nutshell by Alice in ChainsCover Me Up by Morgan Wallen
Broken Window Serenade by Whiskey Myers
Love Nutshell! Though there isn't a bad song on that album. I said it on another post, but I'll repeat it: Layne Staley was my spirit animal for a few years in the 90's. His lyrics were dark and his singing was raw yet he had a kind of swagger. I'm not familiar with the other two but I'll give them a listen, thanks!
So much music, so little time! I think I’ve been in a coma for the last 15 years.🎶💖
I would mention the Gary Jules version of "Mad World"...
Also, "Something I can never have" by Nine Inch Nails...
If you'll allow me one more. This one is particularly emotional for me.
I really enjoyed this. To me it comes across as a thoughtful lament. I like the slow build where you have an inkling where it's going then gets sort of bittersweet at the end. In my mind it plays to the concept that we get wiser as we get older, but no less immune to life's hurts. Beautiful song, thanks for sharing this. If you get a chance, I highly recommend Sting's Shape of My Heart. Different style and era, but it lays out, (somewhat similarly I think), themes of persistence and futility. You might enjoy it. Thanks again for sharing this.
I'm pleased you enjoyed it.
I listened to "Shape of My Heart". Making out the lyric was no trouble, but it was meaningless to me; I feel like a dolt. Your words don't connect at all to what I hear. Is it life experience? I don't know. I'll try again later and hope I catch on.
Could be life experience, sometimes things resonate with one person and not another. I also tend to read too much into stuff so it could be that. I have been known to ascribe meaning where there was none as well, (my wife can attest to that).
Um... well, must admit, also guilty of the above. A life shared with books. Downside: I can make myself crazy looking for meaning I ain't gonna find no how. For instance, South American writers. I've decided my analytic mind won't get me there, and I don't know any other path. Hell on wheels with a good mystery though. Drive my family crazy figuring out the dénouement long before the film is over.
Always look on the bright side of life ;Eric Idle [Monty Python]🤗🤗
46 and 2 by Tool.
This is a geeat song. I love the time signature changes and that driving bass line, they give the music a kind of plodding, lumbering feel. There's even a spot or two where it almost sounds like the bass and guitar are about to slip out of time for a second. Subtly contributes to the feel of the song. Tool definitely had one of the better rhythm sections of that era.
omg i have way too manyyyy lol so ill just name a bunch of em
let down by paris jackson ( BEAUTIFUL SONG OMG)
Together again by janet jackson (my fav song ever)
spirit by beyonce
paradise by coldplay
class fight by melanie martinez
woman by doja cat
pride in the name of love by U2
wouldnt it be nice by the beach boys
lead the way by jhene aiko
like a rolling stone by bob dylan
earth song michael jackson
my girl the temptations
love shack the b-52s
california dreamin mamas and the papas
the pleasure principle janet jackson
in my room beach boys
and tons moreee
these are my favs rn
I added a new song my repertoire, My Universe by ColdPlay and BTS.
This is a great thread.
I love songs by Never Ending White Lights.
My topic picks that make me cry like a baby are: This Longing, The Grace, From What I Once Was
I was curious your thoughts on the songs. Yes, definitely a must listen on good speakers. To be honest, I almost deleted my post…. I thought maybe the songs were too heavy. Please keep me posted once you re-listen. I’d love to know which you like the most….
Heheh, you don't have to worry about too heavy for me lol. At various points I've been into some pretty heavy stuff. Tool, Primus, Faith No More, Alice in Chains, Megadeth, Corrosion of Conformity, The Jesus Lizard and many more. Even went through a death-metal phase! (Sepultura was my favorite) Will give these a listen after work.
Okay, so I finally got a chance to listen to these properly. I liked all three, but the last one stood out for me. The music just kind of sets a mood, very atmospheric and kind of somber. I also liked the lyrics to the last one the best. Overall, very calming and a soothing in it's way. Thanks for the suggestions! Sorry for the delay, I'm slowly working my way through all the music on this thread that I haven't heard before.
Llamada de emergencia by Daddy Yankee. First heard it when I was learning to speak Spanish and it got me into reggaeton music.
Hi. Will have a listen to your choice aswell, as have never heard of that Sting song.
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