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Songs That Make You Cry Just Because of How They're Sung

I posted a live performance of The Righteous Brothers' 'Unchained Melody' a minute ago. I've watched it several times and it draws tears out of my eyes, strangely, simply because of the vocalist's tone and his manner of performing—I don't think the lyrics have much to do with it.

Joni Mitchell's 'A Case of You' does the same to me, both her original and Tori Amos's cover of it, which is how I first heard the song. In this specific case, the lyrics do have a lot to do with why I get weepy—specifically, the amazing lines "You said love is touching souls/Surely, you touched mine/'Cause part of you/Pours out of me/In these lines/From time to time." But it's also the melody itself that just sucks tears out of my face. I find it really fascinating. I cannot listening to this song without crying every single time.

What songs do this to you?

I am not a big cryer in most circumstances. I am pretty emotional, but in most cases, I don't produce tears in situations when many other people would. But some music just turns on the waterworks reliably, like the composer hit on a perfect alchemy to tap into emotions.

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by Anonymousreply 400January 27, 2022 2:55 PM

Jimmy Ruffin's What Becomes of the Brokenhearted always does it for me.

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by Anonymousreply 1January 4, 2022 12:06 PM

Here is Sineád solo. I've seen her do this with the band where voices join in as the song goes along but cannot find a version that I like.

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by Anonymousreply 2January 4, 2022 5:57 PM

Elvis's live performance of Unchained Melody in June, 1977 is also a tear jerker. (He died two months later.)

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by Anonymousreply 3January 6, 2022 9:42 PM

All of Lucy's songs from Mame.

by Anonymousreply 4January 6, 2022 9:44 PM

Simply Red’s Holding Back the Years

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by Anonymousreply 5January 6, 2022 9:44 PM

Sly and the Family Stone - "Family Affair"

by Anonymousreply 6January 6, 2022 9:54 PM

Don McLean's Vincent. He sings it straightforward, no vocal acrobatics. His tone is gentle and sad and reinforces the tragic subject of his song.

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by Anonymousreply 7January 6, 2022 9:55 PM

Any sad songs sung by Sinead O'Connor, especially this one.

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by Anonymousreply 8January 6, 2022 10:05 PM

This Tori song makes me cry terribly every time I hear it, but probably mainly for my personal reasons.

Tori wrote the song after her mother had a major stroke and was in the hospital unable to communicate except with blinking her eyes, and in the song, Tori goes to plead with "the reindeer king," a shaman, about trying to get her back.

The album came out in September of 2017. I listened to it every time I drove out to see my parents, and my heart broke for Tori because my greatest fear in life was losing my mother. And my mom wasn't well at all.

Still, I expected my mother to live into her 80s since her mother did and she was always in poor health. In December, my mom went into the hospital for the last time. Every day was either great news—she'll pull through—or else a life-threatening crisis. I was in denial and it didn't even occur to me that we might lose her. Days after Christmas, she was declared "actively dying," and a couple of days later, she was sent home with hospice care and she actively died in a hospital bed in the dining room for a week.

I will always associate this song with losing my mother, and it's about Tori begging not to lose hers. Her mother hung on until 2019, but she was bedbound and totally noncommunicative for two full years.

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by Anonymousreply 9January 6, 2022 10:05 PM

OMG! R2 also mentioned Sinead.

by Anonymousreply 10January 6, 2022 10:08 PM

The video makes me cry too.

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by Anonymousreply 11January 6, 2022 10:11 PM

[quote] Songs That Make You Cry Just Because of How They're Sung

How else would a song make you cry? The sheet music?

by Anonymousreply 12January 6, 2022 10:20 PM

This one gets me every time. It reminds me so much of how I felt during my 1st real heartbreak.Melodramatic I know,but I love it nonetheless.

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by Anonymousreply 13January 6, 2022 10:21 PM

Crying induced solely due to vocalization? No. I respond to instrumental elements first. I prefer this version of "Case Of You" to the original (as well as the arrangement of "Both Sides Now" included on this album). But I'm a melancholy person anyway, and am conforted by this sort of thing.

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by Anonymousreply 14January 6, 2022 10:29 PM

[quote] "conforted"

*comforted

by Anonymousreply 15January 6, 2022 10:36 PM

R12 Lyrics. Instrumentation like swelling string arrangements. Music played in minor keys. There are all kinds of ways that songs can manipulate emotions besides voice.

by Anonymousreply 16January 6, 2022 10:41 PM

It's not JUST the vocalization, the song is wonderful. HOWEVER.... the way Bowie sings this Nina Simone song, makes me cry... he is so raw, so spent, so hanging onto the words in this song...

I feel he meant it MORE than Nina did, if that's possible.

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by Anonymousreply 17January 6, 2022 10:44 PM

R14 This is the first version I ever heard. It's very melancholy and played on piano. I absolutely loved it. I was a bit taken aback by Joni's relatively bright sounding original version but now I love them both.

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by Anonymousreply 18January 6, 2022 10:45 PM

I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt

I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton (original version)

by Anonymousreply 19January 6, 2022 10:47 PM

Accidental Babies, Damien Rice

by Anonymousreply 20January 6, 2022 10:48 PM

Anything from those Mamma Mia movies with that old blonde woman singing/screeching/being tortured. It’s like William Hung had a sex change into Ma Kettle

by Anonymousreply 21January 6, 2022 10:52 PM

Schlongs that make you cry just because of how they're hung.

by Anonymousreply 22January 6, 2022 10:57 PM

Feelings

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by Anonymousreply 23January 6, 2022 10:58 PM

You weepy, leaky bitches.

by Anonymousreply 24January 6, 2022 10:59 PM

Garland, singing "Smile."

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by Anonymousreply 25January 6, 2022 11:20 PM

This haunting rendition of one of Chopin’s finest, yet simplest songs:

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by Anonymousreply 26January 6, 2022 11:59 PM

R9 - I’m sorry about your mom xo

by Anonymousreply 27January 7, 2022 12:04 AM

R14 I agree. What a wonderful album. Achingly beautiful.

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by Anonymousreply 28January 7, 2022 12:08 AM

White Dress by Fairport Convention with the late great Sandy Denny on lead vocals. A music critic once described her voice as listening to the sound of distilled heartbreak. This song always brings tears to my eyes.

by Anonymousreply 29January 7, 2022 12:13 AM

This rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" makes me misty.

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by Anonymousreply 30January 7, 2022 12:17 AM

Birdy - Nobody Knows Me Like You Do

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by Anonymousreply 31January 7, 2022 12:19 AM

The lyrics to Thumbs by Lucy Dacus made me cry the first time I heard the song. Really stunning.

Also the song “Appointments” by Julian Baker - same thing. Lyrics made me cry.

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by Anonymousreply 32January 7, 2022 12:21 AM

This one.

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by Anonymousreply 33January 7, 2022 12:24 AM

This makes me cry just because of how it's enunciated.

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by Anonymousreply 34January 7, 2022 12:25 AM

It doesn’t make me cry, I can’t think of any song that does, but this song evokes a lot of emotions. I was in my late teens, struggling with being gay and AIDS was starting to kill us left and right.

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by Anonymousreply 35January 7, 2022 12:31 AM

Jimmy Somerville has such a beautiful ethereal voice, but when I see him all I can think of the banjo-playing boy in "Deliverance."

by Anonymousreply 36January 7, 2022 12:42 AM

Agree with “Holding Back the Years”

Joni Michell sang Both Sides Now at an event, maybe 15 or 20 years ago- deeper voice- with the gravitas the song conjures. Cannot believe she wrote that song as a young woman. When she sings it as an older woman it’s devastating. Great artist singing one of great songs in her catalogue.

by Anonymousreply 37January 7, 2022 12:42 AM

Another by Jimmy Somerville

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by Anonymousreply 38January 7, 2022 1:01 AM

The first time I cried was from hearing Where do Broken Hearts Go. As I got older, I became more emotional, tearing up from Connie Francis’s “Among My Souvenirs.” But the one that really gets me now is Both Sides Now, but the Judy Collins version.

by Anonymousreply 39January 7, 2022 1:53 AM

Gorgeous

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by Anonymousreply 40January 7, 2022 1:57 AM

I Will - there is such an edge of sadness to this wistful song. And followed on the White Album by Julia, another sad one.

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by Anonymousreply 41January 7, 2022 2:02 AM

Can't we give ourselves one more chance?

Why can't we give love that one more chance?

Why can't we give love, give love, give love, give love

Give love, give love, give love, give love, give love?

'Cause love's such an old fashioned word

And love dares you to care for

The people on the edge of the night

And love (people on streets) dares you to change our way of

Caring about ourselves

This is our last dance

This is our last dance

This is ourselves under pressure

Under pressure

Pressure

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by Anonymousreply 42January 7, 2022 2:09 AM

Songbird

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by Anonymousreply 43January 7, 2022 2:09 AM

Now

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by Anonymousreply 44January 7, 2022 2:10 AM

One of my favorite singers, when he sings “tomorrow may never come” I lose it;

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by Anonymousreply 45January 7, 2022 2:13 AM

This:

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by Anonymousreply 46January 7, 2022 2:15 AM

Always

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by Anonymousreply 47January 7, 2022 2:17 AM

Downtown as performed by Mrs Miller

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by Anonymousreply 48January 7, 2022 2:21 AM

I have spent many moments in a dentist’s waiting room quietly tearing up to Jim Croce “Time In A Bottle”.

by Anonymousreply 49January 7, 2022 2:21 AM

This song was featured on the first episode of This Is Us.

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by Anonymousreply 50January 7, 2022 2:26 AM

FYI that version of Patsy Cline’s “Always” is the 1980 Remix version, which gave it a more contemporary country sound. I prefer it to the original.

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by Anonymousreply 51January 7, 2022 2:28 AM

While it doesn't make me cry, it gives me all sorts of feels...

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by Anonymousreply 52January 7, 2022 2:30 AM

Beautiful

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by Anonymousreply 53January 7, 2022 2:43 AM

Landslide by Fleetwood Mac. My dad loved the Rumours album and I heard this song on the radio time and time again after he died. I always thing of him and I always cry.

by Anonymousreply 54January 7, 2022 2:48 AM

Can it be something that was sung so poorly it made me cry, at least until I could get the recording off?

by Anonymousreply 55January 7, 2022 2:52 AM

Teddy Swims I can't make you Love me

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by Anonymousreply 56January 7, 2022 2:54 AM

I've heard people try to cover this song. Nobody sings it like Paul Simon.

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by Anonymousreply 57January 7, 2022 2:56 AM

I like Rocky Mountain High too- also Country Road- prefer Denver without the chorus.

by Anonymousreply 58January 7, 2022 4:01 AM

Beverly Knight’s voice in this.

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by Anonymousreply 59January 7, 2022 4:06 AM

Mostly anything sung by Roger Waters. He gets alot of shit for not having as beautiful sounding voice as David Gilmour but there is so much gravotas and feeling in hos voice, particularly in this song

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by Anonymousreply 60January 7, 2022 4:09 AM

Angel Baby - Rosie & The Originals

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by Anonymousreply 61January 7, 2022 4:16 AM

Ready For Love - India Arie

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by Anonymousreply 62January 7, 2022 4:18 AM

Love Never Dies - Belinda Carlisle

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by Anonymousreply 63January 7, 2022 4:20 AM

Through A Child's Eyes - Bananarama

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by Anonymousreply 64January 7, 2022 4:21 AM

That’s a good one r59

by Anonymousreply 65January 7, 2022 4:23 AM
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by Anonymousreply 66January 7, 2022 4:24 AM

If I Could Fly - Boy George

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by Anonymousreply 67January 7, 2022 4:25 AM

This performance of “Home”

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by Anonymousreply 68January 7, 2022 4:26 AM
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by Anonymousreply 69January 7, 2022 4:28 AM

R 62 Wow!!

by Anonymousreply 70January 7, 2022 4:31 AM

Telephone Wire from Fun Home destroys me every time the way Beth Malone’s voice and singing becomes more and more desperate with each building verse, straining and getting thinner almost on the verge of hysteria as she realizes time is moving to quickly and she really hasn’t any ability to slow it down, stop it or change anything from the past. If Our Town was ever done as a musical this is exactly what the song Emily would sing visiting the past would need to sound like.

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by Anonymousreply 71January 7, 2022 4:32 AM

I was suicidal for years in high school & always wondered

if this song was really about that taboo subject...

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by Anonymousreply 72January 7, 2022 4:33 AM

Everything manipulatively sad makes me bawl. Those commercials about animals in peril or impoverished/medically needy children and their whispery, mournful numbers make me so sad. Right now "What A Wonderful World" is the go to tearjerker. If I don't have control of the remote, I have to dash from the room in tears.

by Anonymousreply 73January 7, 2022 4:35 AM

Thrilled to see so many appreciating the Joni songs - many artists do orchestral versions of songs and they come off mawkish, but when Joni did that type of project it really was a fresh interpretation, and in particular, Both Sides Now and A Case of You are devastating. The first notes of the orchestral Case of You rip me to shreds.

Also thrilled to see an EBTG song AND a Ben Watt song here.

I cry even at happy songs and the list would go to 600 if I started to list them but I will say the two older songs that have made me cry are both by the Style Council.

"It's A Very Deep Sea" is about not letting go of the past and reexamining the "rotting wood" and the way it was originally sung makes me cry. The four members of Style Council reunite at the end of the documentary from a few years back and sing it and I bawled.

I also sobbed through this the first few times I heard it. No, the 63 year old man and 60 year old man do not have smooth, perfect voices, but that is rather part of the charms of the story the song is telling.

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by Anonymousreply 74January 7, 2022 4:43 AM

Under The Milky Way - The Church

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by Anonymousreply 75January 7, 2022 4:46 AM

White Dwarf = a-ha

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by Anonymousreply 76January 7, 2022 4:47 AM

R73 you reminded of this version. It’s how I’ve felt the last couple of years. 😞

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by Anonymousreply 77January 7, 2022 4:48 AM
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by Anonymousreply 78January 7, 2022 4:49 AM

Come Back To Me - Janet Jackson

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by Anonymousreply 79January 7, 2022 4:50 AM

Quiet Desperation - Marilyn Martin

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by Anonymousreply 80January 7, 2022 4:51 AM

With you I’m whole

Without you I’m cold

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by Anonymousreply 81January 7, 2022 4:53 AM

It's The Lover (Not The Love) - Tiffany

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by Anonymousreply 82January 7, 2022 4:53 AM

Where Love Goes - House Of Schock

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by Anonymousreply 83January 7, 2022 4:54 AM

A Pat Benatar cover about child abuse...

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by Anonymousreply 84January 7, 2022 4:57 AM

"Heroes" by David Bowie will make me tear up every time - his passion when singing about lovers who could have been separated by the Berlin Wall makes me miss the people I've lost.

by Anonymousreply 85January 7, 2022 4:58 AM
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by Anonymousreply 86January 7, 2022 4:59 AM
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by Anonymousreply 87January 7, 2022 5:00 AM

Silence Speaks (A Thousand Words) - Debbie Gibson

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by Anonymousreply 88January 7, 2022 5:01 AM

The end of a marriage

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by Anonymousreply 89January 7, 2022 5:02 AM
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by Anonymousreply 90January 7, 2022 5:03 AM

THE END OF LOVE - JANE WIEDLIN

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by Anonymousreply 91January 7, 2022 5:03 AM
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by Anonymousreply 92January 7, 2022 5:05 AM

Shadowland - kd lang

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by Anonymousreply 93January 7, 2022 5:08 AM

Circle...

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by Anonymousreply 94January 7, 2022 5:09 AM

Now...

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by Anonymousreply 95January 7, 2022 5:09 AM

R88: you reminded me of this song with your Debbie Gibson post.

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by Anonymousreply 96January 7, 2022 5:16 AM

Lovesong - Candice Glover

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by Anonymousreply 97January 7, 2022 5:19 AM

When Are You Coming Back? - Lisa Stansfield

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by Anonymousreply 98January 7, 2022 5:22 AM

Joey - Concrete Blonde

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by Anonymousreply 99January 7, 2022 5:24 AM

When Kelly Clarkson won American Idol and sang “A Moment Like This.”

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by Anonymousreply 100January 7, 2022 5:24 AM

Well first song going off the premise of the actual question, “Lorelei” has made me tear up by its mood. There’s something pretty and yet sad about it. I definitely listen to it when I’m sad and it makes me emotional.

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by Anonymousreply 101January 7, 2022 5:25 AM

And second, to join everyone else, “Song to the Siren” makes me cry from the lyrics and vocals.

Amen Dunes does a version that’s incredible too.

I always imagine a dying sailor lost a sea seeing a mermaid in his last moments. Always been a beautiful image to me.

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by Anonymousreply 102January 7, 2022 5:27 AM
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by Anonymousreply 103January 7, 2022 5:31 AM

Enya's Only Time

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by Anonymousreply 104January 7, 2022 5:38 AM

Distant Dreamer - Duffy

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by Anonymousreply 105January 7, 2022 5:41 AM

River Man by Nick Drake.

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by Anonymousreply 106January 7, 2022 6:03 AM

For my 80s friend Christy R.I.P. =

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by Anonymousreply 107January 7, 2022 6:37 AM

October = a-ha

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by Anonymousreply 108January 7, 2022 6:40 AM

Manhattan Skyline = a-ha

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by Anonymousreply 109January 7, 2022 6:41 AM

Here's a hour's worth of Gilbert O'Sullivan's best heartbreak song.

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by Anonymousreply 110January 7, 2022 6:42 AM

a-ha Troll: Are you saying that most a-ha songs make you cry?

by Anonymousreply 111January 7, 2022 6:44 AM

No R111 but they do have a 2 to 1 sad song ratio on all of their albums.

My friend of over a decade Christy loved them, wanted to marry one of them & couldn't get enough of the band until her death in her 20s.

I've listened to the band since her unexpected passing in a way "to spend time with her".

It's all I have now of her.

by Anonymousreply 112January 7, 2022 6:49 AM

I'm sorry about your friend Christy. Their songs have a lot of personal meaning for you. I get it.

Did she want to marry Morten? I get that. He was [italic]foine[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 113January 7, 2022 7:12 AM

R106 an amazing haunting and very different cover of that song:

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by Anonymousreply 114January 7, 2022 7:17 AM

Brandi Carlile - The Joke

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by Anonymousreply 115January 7, 2022 7:21 AM

Another great interpretation of her hit "Constant Cravings", tastefully overflowing with sadness.

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by Anonymousreply 116January 7, 2022 8:33 AM

Another Songbird.

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by Anonymousreply 117January 7, 2022 8:40 AM

Don’t hate me, but I love Mr. Styles & this song. and I cry.

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by Anonymousreply 118January 7, 2022 8:43 AM

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas is the most melancholy of holiday songs. This is the original version, from Meet Me in St. Louis.

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by Anonymousreply 119January 7, 2022 9:07 AM

Always thought this one had a Karen Carpenter-esque melancholy. Wish she had covered it, just to see what she would have done with it.

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by Anonymousreply 120January 7, 2022 9:40 AM
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by Anonymousreply 121January 7, 2022 10:12 AM
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by Anonymousreply 122January 7, 2022 10:12 AM

This song somehow makes me feel better and worse at the same time.

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by Anonymousreply 123January 7, 2022 10:36 AM

Thanks r114 always been a fan of Lizz Wright and her distinctive voice.

by Anonymousreply 124January 7, 2022 10:38 AM

This is a song from her posthumous Love Lives Forever album (an album she didn't complete but he friends in the industry helped finish); and just knowing the circumstances of her premature death and the family she left behind makes her pleading in the song all the more poignant. Her climax/whistle in the end was almost symbolic of a cry, pleading with God to give her more time. I truly shed a tear listening to it the first time.

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by Anonymousreply 125January 7, 2022 10:47 AM

Annie Lennox - Why

Doesn't make me cry--because I'm kinda dead inside--BUT it gives me the goosebumps.

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by Anonymousreply 126January 7, 2022 10:53 AM

Eurythmics,- Don't Ask Me Why

Again, no crying. But the goosebumps.

Also? The Eurythmics is an EXTREMELY underrated band.

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by Anonymousreply 127January 7, 2022 10:56 AM

The Spinners - Love Don't Love Nobody

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by Anonymousreply 128January 7, 2022 11:01 AM

Oh Shenandoah. There are a lot of moving renditions out there -- it's a choral favorite -- but I like Tennessee Ernie Ford's solo version best.

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by Anonymousreply 129January 7, 2022 11:20 AM

anything by billie eilish

by Anonymousreply 130January 7, 2022 11:22 AM

Did anyone mention The Rose by Bette Midler? Or is that too Mary! -ish?

by Anonymousreply 131January 7, 2022 11:37 AM

If we’re talking Mary/frauish, you can’t beat Celine in the mid 90s on Oprah singing a song dedicated to her dead niece. Beautiful song though and her voice is amazing as it always was back then.

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by Anonymousreply 132January 7, 2022 11:48 AM

Or if you want to be sad in French

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by Anonymousreply 133January 7, 2022 11:50 AM

In this video, the power and emotion in Keala Settle's singing get me every time. I cannot watch this without getting choked up.

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by Anonymousreply 134January 7, 2022 11:55 AM

[quote] Her climax/whistle in the end was almost symbolic of a cry, pleading with God to give her more time. I truly shed a tear listening to it the first time.

Also on the single Memory Lane....at the end she sings "save me" - I can't even listen to it.

Love me some Minnie.

by Anonymousreply 135January 7, 2022 2:36 PM

This one tears a hole in my soul when I need a good cry.

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by Anonymousreply 136January 7, 2022 2:37 PM

Yes r135. I grew up hearing Memory Lane on the radio but not knowing the context of her situation. It's a lovely song but I never cried to it. Give Me Time, though, hearing for the first time, it touched me.

R136 Lizz is sublime. Another beautiful tune.

by Anonymousreply 137January 7, 2022 3:20 PM

[R125] and [R137], even today more than 40 years later, listening to Minnie's "Return To Forever" still makes me cry. Released two months before her death and recorded after she told she was terminal. She was only 31 years old when she succumbed.

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by Anonymousreply 138January 7, 2022 4:16 PM

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

by Anonymousreply 139January 7, 2022 4:49 PM

Wow r138 that was a beautifully arranged and sung song

by Anonymousreply 140January 7, 2022 5:26 PM

[quote]Dongs That Make You Cry Just Because of How They're Hung

A better thread that manages a better kind of sap than that pouring through this one.

by Anonymousreply 141January 7, 2022 5:38 PM

I want to create the thread suggested in r141 LOL

by Anonymousreply 142January 7, 2022 5:56 PM

I have no idea why this song makes me cry. I never even heard it until five years ago. (Yes, I'm a philistine.)

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by Anonymousreply 143January 7, 2022 6:08 PM

Flawless. Effortless. Still gives me chills.

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by Anonymousreply 144January 7, 2022 6:09 PM

IMO, Paul Simon should have gotten a Nobel before Dylan.

This song is better when it's stripped down like they did in this concert.

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by Anonymousreply 145January 7, 2022 6:24 PM

Speaking of Art Garfunkel...

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by Anonymousreply 146January 7, 2022 9:52 PM

Jimmy Cliff - This version of Many Rivers to Cross. Heartbreaking

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by Anonymousreply 147January 8, 2022 12:05 AM

R143 It makes me cry too.

The version from Barbara Cook's Kennedy Center Honors makes me bawl, loudly. But the cast recording does, too. It's understandable - a song about doing our best through our lives.

by Anonymousreply 148January 8, 2022 2:38 AM

This gets me every time

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by Anonymousreply 149January 8, 2022 3:55 AM

YEBBA singing My Mind. It is chilling to watch such raw emotion.

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by Anonymousreply 150January 8, 2022 4:06 AM

R149 pretty much all Amy Winehouse’s discography makes me melancholy now knowing how her life played out, but especially the stuff that was released posthumously. What a big loss for the world.

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by Anonymousreply 151January 8, 2022 4:14 AM

Mazzie Star — Fade into You

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by Anonymousreply 152January 8, 2022 4:15 AM

Fleetwood Mac — Never Going Back Again

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by Anonymousreply 153January 8, 2022 4:17 AM

Wild horses

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by Anonymousreply 154January 8, 2022 4:20 AM

Not sad, but nostalgic for the 80s and a different time

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by Anonymousreply 155January 8, 2022 4:23 AM

Cyndi Lauper - The World is Stone

Especially toward the end when she sings "I can't find, I can't find, I can't find my way home."

Unfortunately it was released during the time when Cyndi's American record company was busy pretending she didn't exist

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by Anonymousreply 156January 8, 2022 4:26 AM

I Know It's Over

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by Anonymousreply 157January 8, 2022 6:10 AM

R60. I can’t believe you mentioned Roger Waters. And I can’t believe this concert (below) was on YouTube when I just Googled it. I was AT THIS show! What are the chances of a random show at Brendan Byrne Arena (I still call it that) from 1984 being available in full? I wanted to tell you that I had seen RW quite a few times, with & without Pink Floyd & I have seen David Gilmour solo a few times as well. I enjoyed this show of Roger Waters that I have linked the BEST out of all of them. Yes, even over Pink Floyd in the 80s. And don’t get me wrong, those Pink Floyd shows I saw give me goosebumps just thinking about. And David Gilmour is just amazing, his solo work is outstanding. But, I prefer Roger Waters live over both PF & DG. Something about his performing, playing, singing & songwriting just cut to my very soul. The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking is a brilliant album. Just brilliant. I could never understand why Roger’s solo albums weren’t massively successful. I hope the sound quality of this video isn’t too awful, but the whole stage set-up was so cool, you have to see it. And then listen to the album elsewhere. I’ve got it on cassette :) (It pains me to see EC’s name here. Ugh. But he was there and I can’t change history.)

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by Anonymousreply 158January 8, 2022 6:17 AM

I can’t hear this without the tears flooding down. I saw the Broadway musical 5 times. I saw the preview before opening night April, 2010 & then every few months went with my daughters. I loved it! And they loved it! Every time we saw it, there were new cast members or they had switched into different roles. it was AWESOME. Tony Vincent was maniacal as St. Jimmy!!! Davey Havok came into that role & gave it a great shot, but Billie Joe Armstrong blew them both away. John Gallagher Jr. was mesmerizing in the lead role, as was Rebecca Naomi Jones as Whatsername. Stark Sands was fabulous and so handsome :) He had. a very difficult role, challenging physically, but he was perfect. Joshua Henry commanded the stage when he appeared as Favorite Son, his voice is BIG. Jeanna deWaal was also perfectly cast as Heather. It is quite fascinating now 12 years on to see how all of the cast’s. careers have grown. We met RNJ and JGJ then, & they were both VERY KIND. Very humble & seemed to be shocked at all the love they were getting. Anyway of course , I loved the album way before the play….but I thought it would be more fun to share a link from the musical vs. the album.

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by Anonymousreply 159January 8, 2022 6:43 AM

Death In June - Fall Apart It doesn't make me cry, but it is a hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking song.

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by Anonymousreply 160January 8, 2022 6:45 AM

This gives me the chills, especially when you realize the song is all about doing "the difficult brown." She must be thinking about her brief marriage to Ernest Borgnine as she sings it.

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by Anonymousreply 161January 8, 2022 6:57 AM

Dusty Springfield's version of Goin' Back

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by Anonymousreply 162January 8, 2022 6:58 AM

Judy collins has done several different recordings of this song but this one is the most emotionally powerful to me.

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by Anonymousreply 163January 8, 2022 8:00 AM

How to Disappear completely makes me cry.

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by Anonymousreply 164January 8, 2022 8:36 AM

An equally effective cover of How to Disappear Completely.

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by Anonymousreply 165January 8, 2022 8:38 AM

U2 - Bad (Live Aid 1985)

I mean...I get the U2. I truly do. However, I will NEVER not think they are one of the greatest bands we've had. So many bone-chilling songs.

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by Anonymousreply 166January 8, 2022 10:21 AM

^^Ugh. I get the U2 hate. ^^

We're never gonna get an edit function are we?

by Anonymousreply 167January 8, 2022 10:23 AM

This song kills me.

Bon Iver is such a talented songwriter.

"And at once, I knew I was not magnificent"

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by Anonymousreply 168January 8, 2022 10:43 AM

For those of us emo kids who came of age around 2000...

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by Anonymousreply 169January 8, 2022 10:53 AM

The bitterness of chorus always gets to me on Pink’s “Who Knew,” especially when I reflect on unexpectedly losing someone I loved in the past:

If someone said three years from now You'd be long gone I'd stand up and punch them out 'Cause they're all wrong I know better, 'cause you said forever And ever, who knew?

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by Anonymousreply 170January 8, 2022 10:55 AM

R170 I really think this song is her masterpiece, born of pain, anger loss and grief and so perfectly capturing that feeling, especially when you are young, that things will never change, not seeing how in reality it can become the exact opposite in a flash. Heartbreaking. In the video I particularly like the image in the dunk tank and it’s perfect alignment with the crescendo.

by Anonymousreply 171January 8, 2022 2:03 PM

So many songs by R.E.M. get me teary-eyes. This one I have 2 stories about. My Dad died last year & this song reminds me of him. Happy memories of a wonderful father and all-around hood guy. He kiked Steve McQueen & Martin Sheen so I smile at that part. My girls & I went to my Mom’s for Christmas & listened to the album from where this song originates & this song ends the record. It came on just as we hit the exit to my Mom & Dad’s house and I got all choked up. In 2004, the day after the presidential election in the US when Bush defeated Kerry, I saw R.E.M. at Madison Square Garden. They closed the show with this absolute gem. My friend & I were in nosebleed heaven. I heard the first strands of this song and got up to dance, and then saw that everybody else in the section was going to dance behind the top row of seats in the free space there —— so i joined them. It was a little dance party to end the night. I always think of that when I hear this & THAT chokes me up too. It was one of those moments in my life where I thought “I’m so happy right now,” just a beautiful thing, so pure & unplanned.

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by Anonymousreply 172January 8, 2022 4:17 PM

R172 OK that was me and oh-dear oh-dear. My father was not a hood guy, he was a good guy who did not kike, but liked, Michael Sheen & Steve McQueen. And R.E.M. gets me teary-eyed. Oh dear!

by Anonymousreply 173January 8, 2022 4:20 PM

r154's post reminds me of the Sundays song that makes me cry - it's just the perfect tinge of hopefulness mixed with nostalgia, memory and the loss of something that has slipped into the past (especially that chorus...phew).

The fact that it is the final song on what appears to be the last music we'll ever hear from the Sundays adds a layer of emotion for me. Several times I've sobbed after hearing this song.

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by Anonymousreply 174January 8, 2022 4:33 PM

The purity of Judie's voice always blows me away. "But I need you tonight...."

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by Anonymousreply 175January 8, 2022 4:52 PM

"Time" sung live on Letterman's first episode after 9/11/2001.

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by Anonymousreply 176January 8, 2022 5:12 PM

R176 SOB!

SOBBBBBBBB!

MARY!

MAAAARYYYY!!!!

by Anonymousreply 177January 8, 2022 5:19 PM

There's something magical about the contrast between Airrion Love's tenor and Russell Thompkin's falsetto.

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by Anonymousreply 178January 8, 2022 5:29 PM

Eva Cassidy's "Over the Rainbow"... its an emotional song to begin with , but my god this singer (now forgotten mostly by everyone) totally takes it to another world.... fabulous rendition.

by Anonymousreply 179January 8, 2022 5:37 PM

"someday", "solitaire", "now" by the carpenters

don't let the sun catch you crying" by gerry and the pacemakers..

nature boy" by nat king cole

wildfire" by michael martin murphey

just a few among many more...

by Anonymousreply 180January 8, 2022 5:39 PM

Nina Simone providing a live tour de force in front of a soulless and unresponsive European audience.

Fucking goosebumps.

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by Anonymousreply 181January 8, 2022 5:42 PM

Even though I was nine when this came out and didn’t even know what feelings were this resonated with me and I cry every time (Mary in training, I know!)

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by Anonymousreply 182January 8, 2022 5:45 PM

[quote]How else would a song make you cry? The sheet music?

Instrumental music can also evoke emotions, you small-minded git.

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by Anonymousreply 184January 8, 2022 5:53 PM

Kate Bush, This Woman's Work. Her most moving song.

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by Anonymousreply 185January 8, 2022 6:17 PM

The Cranberries, Not Sorry

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by Anonymousreply 186January 8, 2022 6:26 PM

Judy Garland singing "Smile" on the Ed Sullivan Show 1963

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by Anonymousreply 187January 8, 2022 6:28 PM

Another Sinead one - her cover of I Believe In You

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by Anonymousreply 188January 8, 2022 6:32 PM

k.d. Lang's "Crying"--- I think it's better than her duet of the same song with Roy.

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by Anonymousreply 189January 8, 2022 6:50 PM

Ray Charles---"You Don't Know Me"

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by Anonymousreply 190January 8, 2022 6:52 PM

Suede, Sleeping Pills

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by Anonymousreply 191January 8, 2022 6:53 PM

I love Phil Collins’ vocals because they sound sincere, and he does not try to go over the top or be overly dramatic. To me that gives it more power, because the lyrics take on more meaning, and I feel like he really means it. As a counter-example, imagine a Bono or Adam Levine singing this. They would probably ruin it.

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by Anonymousreply 192January 8, 2022 10:27 PM

Beautiful

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by Anonymousreply 193January 8, 2022 10:39 PM

R193, that reminds me...

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by Anonymousreply 194January 8, 2022 10:50 PM

I Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer - Stevie

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by Anonymousreply 195January 8, 2022 11:18 PM

This House Is Empty Now by Dutch singer Trijntje Oosterhuis

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by Anonymousreply 196January 8, 2022 11:21 PM

Whitney - I Love The Lord

Her voice isn't perfect here and it adds to the emotion

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by Anonymousreply 197January 8, 2022 11:39 PM

I will probably get a lot of grief on this but I stand by it because it was an outcome no one expected.

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by Anonymousreply 198January 9, 2022 1:29 AM

R184.. i concur with "crescent noon" by the carpenters... beyond melancholy beautiful...

by Anonymousreply 199January 9, 2022 2:31 AM

Judy Garland singing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" on her CBS television show in 1963 following the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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by Anonymousreply 200January 9, 2022 2:58 AM

Peter Gabriel, In Your Eyes

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by Anonymousreply 201January 9, 2022 3:22 AM

Falling by Harry Styles

by Anonymousreply 202January 9, 2022 3:23 AM

Riverman by Nick Drake. Man, I wish he’d stayed with us.

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by Anonymousreply 203January 9, 2022 3:35 AM

Time by Alan Parsons Project

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by Anonymousreply 204January 9, 2022 3:39 AM

"Un peu plus haut, un peu plus loin" ("A Little Higher, a Little Farther") from the time Ginette Reno enters at about 2:10 until the end. Even if you don't understand a word she sings, I really hope you'll feel what she means.

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by Anonymousreply 205January 9, 2022 3:39 AM

R172 when my father died (I was 19) I was in my room shell shocked. Just stunned into a very quiet place. My family was out in the living room but I just couldn't face them. My sister came into my room and sat on the edge of my bed. We sat there for either twenty seconds or twenty minutes. Not sure.

At some point, she put on a CD. it was REM's Nightswimming.

That was it for me. I just lost it. So did she. It was exactly the song we both needed to hear.

So, yes to REM being emotional buggers!

by Anonymousreply 206January 9, 2022 3:49 AM

This House by Alison Moyet from her Hoodoo album. Her vocals ache.

The album version is amazing, here is a link to a tremendous live version.

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by Anonymousreply 207January 9, 2022 3:51 AM

The lyrics of this song always move me to tears.

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by Anonymousreply 208January 9, 2022 4:34 AM

Nothing more plaintively sad than Gwen Dickey in full flow...

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by Anonymousreply 209January 9, 2022 8:12 AM

As soft and gentle as a butterfly's wings...

"Mais si tu...."

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by Anonymousreply 210January 9, 2022 9:37 AM

R171 Pink is really underrated. "Just like a Pill" "Don't Let me Get Me." The whole goddamn "Greatest Hits...so Far" record can be played non-stop. Then there's the more recent stuff like "Try."

Not to mention HER VOICE.

I mean...it ain't Joni Mitchell--thank GOD-- BUT it's just deep enough. She'd be my hero if I was a teenage girl.

by Anonymousreply 211January 9, 2022 10:29 AM

R211, it's weird how Pink never really got the credit of Britney, Beyonce, or Christina in the first wave of post 2000 pop.

Nor did she get credit in the second wave (Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Adele, Taylor).

But she deserves to be mentioned with all those gals for sure.

by Anonymousreply 212January 9, 2022 10:32 AM

Forever Yellow Skies-The Cranberries

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by Anonymousreply 213January 9, 2022 10:33 AM

Jane Olivor's "Just Because It's Over"

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by Anonymousreply 214January 9, 2022 10:34 AM

....sorry, I posted the first words of the song as the title .... DAMMIT!

by Anonymousreply 215January 9, 2022 10:35 AM

Rose Royce - I'm Going Down

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by Anonymousreply 216January 9, 2022 10:36 AM

The Long and Winding Road

This version is short and simple before Phil Spector added his Wall of Sound. This is filmed in Apple studio and Paul is playing a preview of the song and hasn't completely finished it. It adds more sadness to it because Paul was trying his best to keep the band together but they will break up the next year.

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by Anonymousreply 217January 9, 2022 11:07 AM

Elton John's "The Greatest Discovery" gets me every time.

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by Anonymousreply 218January 9, 2022 11:15 AM

One by U2

by Anonymousreply 219January 9, 2022 11:25 AM

Gene Pitney - Only love can break a heart

I've never heard a man's voice since with so much vocal cry, the style of singing makes the listener feel emotional like someone crying. He had great vocals and range.

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by Anonymousreply 220January 9, 2022 11:42 AM

This was the last song Louis Armstrong recorded.

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by Anonymousreply 221January 9, 2022 1:17 PM

R221 when they that at the end of the latest Bond film it gave me chills. Movie themes by John Barry are amazing.

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by Anonymousreply 222January 9, 2022 1:35 PM

Here

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by Anonymousreply 223January 9, 2022 1:38 PM

Anything by Bruno Mars.

by Anonymousreply 224January 9, 2022 1:42 PM

Red Rain - Peter Gabriel

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by Anonymousreply 225January 9, 2022 1:47 PM

This was voted best Kpop song of 2021 by Billboard— Lovesong by TXT. The Japanese music video is heartbreaking: one’s youth interrupted by war, relevant if North Korea is your neighbor.

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by Anonymousreply 226January 9, 2022 2:04 PM

Superstar by The Carpenters

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by Anonymousreply 227January 9, 2022 2:27 PM

Whitney from Waiting to Exhale soundtrack. Why does it hurt so bad?

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by Anonymousreply 228January 9, 2022 2:34 PM

The Smiths "Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want."

Pleading sadness, not self pity.

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by Anonymousreply 229January 9, 2022 2:36 PM

Carlene Carter's "Unbreakable Heart". Sorry, I am old and tech-challenged. Don't know how to post.

by Anonymousreply 230January 9, 2022 2:37 PM

Judy Garland " I Can't Give You Anything But Love"

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by Anonymousreply 231January 9, 2022 2:38 PM

A Song for You - Donny Hathaway

He recorded this live in 1972. It’s sung with so much emotion and heartache. it breaks your heart knowing he suffered from mental illness and committed suicide 6 years later

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by Anonymousreply 232January 9, 2022 2:51 PM

He was murdered r232

by Anonymousreply 233January 9, 2022 3:07 PM

R232 Your post reminded me of one of my all time favorites. There is no recording of it, but I saw a clip on YouTube several years ago and it just wrecked me.

Donnie's daughter Lalah is in the clip. She's had a career of her own and hasn't recorded his stuff, but at some point, she appeared on the Apollo TV show and sang this song.

It is gorgeous and devastating - and she N A I L S every second.

I can usually get through without tears until the middle, when she hits that long run and holds the note, and then I fall out.

Watch with tissues nearby.

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by Anonymousreply 234January 9, 2022 3:15 PM

Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell

Pennyroyal Tea - Nirvana

Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

Love is a Losing Game - Amy Winehouse

by Anonymousreply 235January 9, 2022 3:22 PM

R233, supply a link. It’s still a mystery but he had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and was talking erratically before he threw himself off the balcony.

[quote] He began behaving irrationally, seeming to be paranoid and delusional. According to Mtume, Hathaway said that white people were trying to kill him and had connected his brain to a machine for the purpose of stealing his music and his sound.[10] Given Hathaway's behavior, Mercury said that he decided the recording session could not continue, so he aborted it and all of the musicians went home.[10] Hours later, Hathaway was found dead on the pavement below the window of his 15th-floor room in New York City's Essex House hotel.[1] It was reported that he had jumped from his balcony.[20]

by Anonymousreply 236January 9, 2022 3:34 PM

I TOTALLY CONCUR R209 and R227

by Anonymousreply 237January 9, 2022 3:46 PM

How could you hussy's forget about me?

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by Anonymousreply 238January 9, 2022 3:53 PM

Burt Bacharach was/is prolific in his songwriting and a lot of them were sad songs about heartbreak- Walk on by, Alfie, One Less Bell to Answer, etc. I can’t believe he’s in his 90s now.

Another Bacharach song: Make it Easy on Yourself - The Walker Brothers

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by Anonymousreply 239January 9, 2022 4:20 PM

Linda Ronstadt, Blue Bayou

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by Anonymousreply 240January 9, 2022 4:54 PM

This song from a newer artist, August Alsina- Song Cry.

The lyrics are heartbreaking and devastating. He wrote this after his older brother’s death who was fatally shot.

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by Anonymousreply 241January 9, 2022 9:10 PM

This one ticks the box for both being a song to make you cry in itself but then also from how great/sad/beautiful the vocals are. Lee Ann Womack is so underrated.

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by Anonymousreply 242January 9, 2022 11:59 PM

cathy dennis "moments of love"....

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by Anonymousreply 245January 10, 2022 4:03 AM

Silent Night...

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by Anonymousreply 246January 10, 2022 4:04 AM

This one goes with R245.

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by Anonymousreply 247January 10, 2022 4:06 AM
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by Anonymousreply 248January 10, 2022 4:07 AM

"All those dead bodies up and down the street on a family holiday."

"Almost all of them are so POOR & so WHITE. "

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by Anonymousreply 249January 10, 2022 4:13 AM
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by Anonymousreply 250January 10, 2022 4:15 AM

GAY LOVE - BING CROSBY

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by Anonymousreply 251January 10, 2022 4:17 AM

In The Year 2525...

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by Anonymousreply 252January 10, 2022 4:18 AM

“Poetry Man” - Phobe Snow

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by Anonymousreply 253January 10, 2022 4:21 AM

Where The Boys Are - The Czars

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by Anonymousreply 254January 10, 2022 4:21 AM

“So Far Away” - Carole King

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by Anonymousreply 255January 10, 2022 4:22 AM
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by Anonymousreply 256January 10, 2022 4:23 AM

Superstar - Bette Midler

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by Anonymousreply 257January 10, 2022 4:23 AM
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by Anonymousreply 258January 10, 2022 4:26 AM

Me & little Andy...

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by Anonymousreply 259January 10, 2022 4:34 AM
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by Anonymousreply 260January 10, 2022 4:36 AM

It's the end of the world

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by Anonymousreply 261January 10, 2022 4:38 AM

This was horribly overplayed, like Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper, but now I can appreciate both as really good songs.

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by Anonymousreply 262January 10, 2022 4:44 AM

Now I sit with different faces in rented rooms and foreign places All the people I was kissing some are here and some are missing in the nineteen-nineties…

I

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by Anonymousreply 263January 10, 2022 4:50 AM

R252, I happened to be listening to that song yesterday. Not a song that makes you cry but does make you feel apprehensive and fearful This guy made a video with clips from Metropolis which added a dark and creepy flavor to the song.

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by Anonymousreply 264January 10, 2022 4:52 AM

Lonesome Town - Ricky Nelson

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by Anonymousreply 265January 10, 2022 4:59 AM
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by Anonymousreply 266January 10, 2022 5:02 AM

This thread needs more lesbians =

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by Anonymousreply 267January 10, 2022 5:06 AM

Richard Harris - MacArthur Park

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by Anonymousreply 268January 10, 2022 5:08 AM
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by Anonymousreply 269January 10, 2022 5:11 AM

A newer artist: Never Not by Lauv The lyrics are like a sad poem.

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by Anonymousreply 270January 10, 2022 5:12 AM

Dirty Diana...

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by Anonymousreply 271January 10, 2022 5:12 AM

Selena Gomez' sad song to Justin Bieber.

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by Anonymousreply 272January 10, 2022 5:14 AM

Tuesday Afternoon - Moody Blues

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by Anonymousreply 273January 10, 2022 5:15 AM
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by Anonymousreply 274January 10, 2022 5:17 AM

There is a ship sob sob...

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by Anonymousreply 275January 10, 2022 5:18 AM

Goodbye To Love - The Carpenters

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by Anonymousreply 276January 10, 2022 5:20 AM

Such a beautiful version.

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by Anonymousreply 277January 10, 2022 5:21 AM

I read in Sandy Allen's biography (a.k.a. The World's Tallest Woman) that this was her favorite song.

I had never heard of the song or the band before that.

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by Anonymousreply 278January 10, 2022 5:26 AM

Lucky Man by Emerson, Lake and Palmer

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by Anonymousreply 279January 10, 2022 5:27 AM

Everything about this tune makes me misty eyed...

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by Anonymousreply 280January 10, 2022 5:29 AM

Bread is a guilty pleasure, R278. Their music is comfortable place I crawl into when the world is too ugly.

by Anonymousreply 281January 10, 2022 5:31 AM

Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles

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by Anonymousreply 282January 10, 2022 8:00 AM

Lucky Soul - My Darling, Anything

I love love love this UK band!!!

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by Anonymousreply 283January 10, 2022 10:41 AM

Being Boring - wonderful choice

by Anonymousreply 284January 10, 2022 3:14 PM

Angel Standing By - Jewel

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by Anonymousreply 285January 11, 2022 4:18 AM

Questions in a World of Blue - Julee Cruise

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by Anonymousreply 286January 11, 2022 4:22 AM

Waterloo Sunset the Kinks

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by Anonymousreply 287January 11, 2022 4:23 AM

Roy..I Drove All night

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by Anonymousreply 288January 11, 2022 4:46 AM

People - Barbra Streisand

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by Anonymousreply 289January 11, 2022 5:39 AM

This masterpiece.

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by Anonymousreply 290January 11, 2022 6:56 AM

Moving Pictures - What About Me (1982)

I really like DL's music threads. I always find some great songs.

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by Anonymousreply 291January 11, 2022 11:58 AM

now and forever by richard marx...

by Anonymousreply 292January 11, 2022 2:52 PM

Luka - Suzanne Vega

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by Anonymousreply 293January 12, 2022 3:16 AM

Toy Soldiers - Martika

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by Anonymousreply 294January 12, 2022 3:17 AM

Broken Wings - Mr. Mister

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by Anonymousreply 295January 12, 2022 3:19 AM

1 of the sadder male songs of the 90s =

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by Anonymousreply 296January 12, 2022 3:22 AM

Hands To Heaven - Breathe

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by Anonymousreply 297January 12, 2022 3:23 AM

This song depressed the hell out of me growing up. It was everywhere!

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by Anonymousreply 298January 12, 2022 3:24 AM
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by Anonymousreply 299January 12, 2022 3:26 AM

If You Leave - OMD

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by Anonymousreply 300January 12, 2022 3:27 AM

Gilbert O'Sullivan Alone Again, Naturally

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by Anonymousreply 301January 12, 2022 3:33 AM
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by Anonymousreply 302January 12, 2022 3:50 AM

R.I.P. Lari White

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by Anonymousreply 303January 12, 2022 3:51 AM

The Crying Game naturally!

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by Anonymousreply 304January 12, 2022 3:52 AM
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by Anonymousreply 305January 12, 2022 3:54 AM

Terry Jacks, "Seasons in the Sun"

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by Anonymousreply 306January 12, 2022 3:54 AM

Paper Heart - Jane Wiedlin

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by Anonymousreply 307January 12, 2022 3:55 AM

GM singing Culture Club =

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by Anonymousreply 308January 12, 2022 3:57 AM
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by Anonymousreply 309January 12, 2022 3:58 AM

The Distance - Jamie Walters

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by Anonymousreply 310January 12, 2022 4:02 AM
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by Anonymousreply 311January 12, 2022 4:03 AM
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by Anonymousreply 312January 12, 2022 4:04 AM

So In Love - kd lang

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by Anonymousreply 313January 12, 2022 4:06 AM

Here Comes The Flood - Peter Gabriel

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by Anonymousreply 314January 12, 2022 4:08 AM

The Rose - Bette Midler

Still holds up as a tearjerker.

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by Anonymousreply 315January 12, 2022 4:30 AM

Concha Buika touches my soul every time I see her performance of Volverás. She's basically telling a lover who left her "You'll be back... and I'll take you"

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by Anonymousreply 316January 12, 2022 4:36 AM

Dinah Shore singing "The Last Time I Saw Paris."

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by Anonymousreply 317January 12, 2022 6:04 AM
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by Anonymousreply 318January 14, 2022 7:05 PM

Dionne #1 =

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by Anonymousreply 319January 14, 2022 7:07 PM

Dionne #2 =

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by Anonymousreply 320January 14, 2022 7:08 PM

The Way You Look Tonight - Chad & Jeremy

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by Anonymousreply 321January 14, 2022 7:10 PM

"There must be an angel with a smile on her face when she thought up that I should be with you... But it's time to face the truth. I will never be with you.' Yep, dead young friend I loved a lot. God, that song still gets to me.

by Anonymousreply 322January 14, 2022 7:11 PM

We're All Alone...

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by Anonymousreply 323January 14, 2022 7:13 PM
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by Anonymousreply 324January 14, 2022 7:15 PM

San Francisco =

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by Anonymousreply 325January 14, 2022 7:17 PM

Long Long Time - Linda Ronstadt

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by Anonymousreply 326January 14, 2022 7:18 PM

The End...

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by Anonymousreply 327January 14, 2022 7:19 PM
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by Anonymousreply 328January 14, 2022 7:23 PM

A real tear "jerker."

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by Anonymousreply 329January 14, 2022 7:23 PM
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by Anonymousreply 330January 14, 2022 7:29 PM
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by Anonymousreply 331January 14, 2022 7:33 PM

Nancy's the best =

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by Anonymousreply 332January 14, 2022 7:36 PM
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by Anonymousreply 333January 14, 2022 7:40 PM

I never knew she had released a single =

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by Anonymousreply 334January 14, 2022 7:45 PM

No Other Love - Jo Stafford

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by Anonymousreply 335January 14, 2022 8:22 PM

That one makes me cry too, R325

by Anonymousreply 336January 15, 2022 3:28 AM

This song is pure regretful melancholy.

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by Anonymousreply 337January 15, 2022 8:01 AM

Peter Gabriel and Sinead O'Connor

I saw the signs of my undoing/ they had been there from the start

and

My grip is surely slipping, I think I've lost my hold/Yes I think I've lost my hold/ I cannot get insurance anymore/ they don't take credit, only gold

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by Anonymousreply 338January 15, 2022 8:09 AM

Five Years = David Bowie

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by Anonymousreply 339January 15, 2022 9:51 AM

Space Oddity by David Bowie actually sung in space by astronaut Chris Hadfield. He may not be the greatest singer but it's the sight of Earth from actual space that is mind-blowing and stunning. Makes you realize how precious and fragile our planet is.

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by Anonymousreply 340January 15, 2022 10:11 AM

Benny Mardones - Into the Night

Christ, I never realized the singer had methhead energy.

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by Anonymousreply 341January 15, 2022 10:34 AM

It makes me cry that this beautiful majestic voice is in the past.

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by Anonymousreply 342January 15, 2022 12:19 PM

Rose Royce. They closed the club I worked in with this song ..Now to me it ended a era and time we will never see again.

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by Anonymousreply 343January 15, 2022 5:11 PM

Oh I forgot about that one..thanks. I have tears in my eyes. it reminds me of my youth and now I feel old and tired r341

by Anonymousreply 344January 15, 2022 5:14 PM

Tin Man - America

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by Anonymousreply 345January 15, 2022 8:50 PM

Lonely People - America

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by Anonymousreply 346January 15, 2022 8:51 PM

Sad song of regret

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by Anonymousreply 347January 15, 2022 8:52 PM

99 Miles To LA - Art Garfunkel

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by Anonymousreply 348January 15, 2022 8:52 PM

One of their saddest songs =

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by Anonymousreply 349January 15, 2022 8:53 PM

Starlight - Jai Wolf

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by Anonymousreply 350January 15, 2022 8:54 PM

The Midnight Cowboy Theme...

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by Anonymousreply 351January 15, 2022 8:55 PM

This =

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by Anonymousreply 352January 15, 2022 8:56 PM

Free - George Michael

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by Anonymousreply 353January 15, 2022 8:57 PM

AMERICA- "Daisy Jane"

George Michael- Jesus to a child

Rose Royce- Wishing on a star

Gerry and the Pacemakers- Don't let the sun catch you crying

Cathy Dennis- Moments of Love

Michael Martin Murphey- Wildfire

by Anonymousreply 354January 15, 2022 11:08 PM

Lorrie Morgan's "I Guess You Had To Be There" get me. She caught the bastard! LOL

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by Anonymousreply 355January 16, 2022 10:56 AM

Glen Campbell- "by the time i get to phoenix"

by Anonymousreply 356January 16, 2022 2:21 PM

Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman

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by Anonymousreply 357January 16, 2022 3:52 PM

This song makes Carrie Bradshaw cry.

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by Anonymousreply 358January 16, 2022 3:55 PM

Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack

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by Anonymousreply 359January 17, 2022 2:02 PM

For me, 2016 was when music died. RIP Prince and David Bowie

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by Anonymousreply 360January 17, 2022 2:08 PM

Bowie - Life on Mars

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by Anonymousreply 361January 17, 2022 2:13 PM

I remember I bought this album on cassette when it first came out. It never seemed to get much traction. Beautiful song.

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by Anonymousreply 362January 17, 2022 8:00 PM

C'mon. Many of these songs don't make you cry from the vocals. Yes the subject matter may be sad, but do the vocals REALLY make you cry. Do better, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 363January 17, 2022 10:06 PM

R362 -

I LOVE Mistake Number Three!!!

It definitely should have been a bigger hit!

by Anonymousreply 364January 17, 2022 11:46 PM

Yves =

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by Anonymousreply 365January 18, 2022 7:52 AM

Going Home Again =

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by Anonymousreply 366January 18, 2022 7:53 AM

Sam =

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by Anonymousreply 367January 18, 2022 7:55 AM

Caroline =

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by Anonymousreply 368January 18, 2022 7:58 AM

Darkening Of The Light =

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by Anonymousreply 369January 18, 2022 7:59 AM

Mazzy Star should own this thread =

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by Anonymousreply 370January 18, 2022 8:01 AM
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by Anonymousreply 371January 18, 2022 8:02 AM

I love the song "Outro" by French band M83. It's appeared in a bunch of movies and TV shows. I first heard it as the theme to the show "Versailles", then on the series finale of "Mr Robot". I learned that it's featured in the Lars von Trier cult movie "Melancholia". I imagine this is what heaven sounds like and it's so stirring.

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by Anonymousreply 372January 18, 2022 8:25 PM

I was listening to this when 9-11 happened. It can still make me cry.

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by Anonymousreply 373January 19, 2022 1:53 AM

Her song "My Heart Goes Out To You " reminded me of all of the victims...

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by Anonymousreply 374January 19, 2022 1:55 AM

"Through The Seam"

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by Anonymousreply 375January 19, 2022 1:56 AM

"Goodbye Just Go"

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by Anonymousreply 376January 19, 2022 1:57 AM

Her only song that makes me wanna cry...

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by Anonymousreply 377January 19, 2022 2:00 AM
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by Anonymousreply 378January 19, 2022 2:02 AM

A great song that should've been a single...

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by Anonymousreply 379January 19, 2022 2:04 AM

This is a happy song but whenever I hear it now I remember my childhood and innocence loooooooong gone

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by Anonymousreply 380January 19, 2022 2:39 PM

This song is dark, dreary & has plenty of despair in the vocals...

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by Anonymousreply 381January 19, 2022 5:44 PM

The title says it all...

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by Anonymousreply 382January 19, 2022 5:45 PM

"Dante's Prayer" by Loreena McKennitt. I performed it at my father's funeral.

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by Anonymousreply 383January 19, 2022 8:25 PM
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by Anonymousreply 384January 20, 2022 5:28 AM

Beautiful

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by Anonymousreply 385January 20, 2022 7:52 AM

Cucurrucucù Paloma sung by Caetono Veloso

I don't understand the lyrics but it makes me cry every time. If I looked up the English translation of the lyrics, it would probably take away some of the magic of the song.

Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" as sung by Rufus Wainwright ("Shrek" soundtrack?)

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by Anonymousreply 386January 20, 2022 8:20 AM

Babs : With One More Look At You

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by Anonymousreply 387January 21, 2022 5:08 PM

Bettye Lavette - Love Reign

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by Anonymousreply 388January 21, 2022 6:03 PM

The Eldergay Theme

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by Anonymousreply 389January 24, 2022 8:24 PM

The beauty of the song. It is the combination of the music and the singing.

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by Anonymousreply 390January 26, 2022 2:16 AM

I recently finished this diva tribute album & of the 10 songs on it

I think this was the one she connected to the most =

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by Anonymousreply 391January 26, 2022 3:18 AM

The runner up =

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by Anonymousreply 392January 26, 2022 3:23 AM

.........

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by Anonymousreply 393January 26, 2022 3:24 AM

It was discovering this big album of hers

that led me to the diva one =

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by Anonymousreply 394January 26, 2022 3:25 AM

Rain - Concrete Blonde

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by Anonymousreply 395January 26, 2022 3:31 AM

Mexican Moon - Concrete Blonde

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by Anonymousreply 396January 26, 2022 3:32 AM

I struggled to find a song of Hall & Oates that fit the bill

but this one probably came the closest =

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by Anonymousreply 397January 26, 2022 3:36 AM
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by Anonymousreply 398January 26, 2022 3:39 AM

Better than the original

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by Anonymousreply 399January 26, 2022 9:08 PM

Petula clark "(i'll be loving you) eternally"

cathy dennis "moments of love"..

by Anonymousreply 400January 27, 2022 2:55 PM
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