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Songs that always make you feel wistful

Gypsy makes me miss the days of my youth

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by Anonymousreply 392June 26, 2022 8:52 AM

Back For Good by Take That

It is from 1995 but has a much older feel to it. Normally I hate black and white videos but it works for this one.

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by Anonymousreply 1June 4, 2022 1:16 AM

And this

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by Anonymousreply 2June 5, 2022 3:37 AM

-- Moon River.

-- A Summer Place.

-- A Time for Us.

by Anonymousreply 3June 5, 2022 3:43 AM

Wildfire

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by Anonymousreply 4June 5, 2022 3:58 AM

Maybe I’m Amazed

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by Anonymousreply 5June 5, 2022 3:59 AM

When some cold tomorrow finds you When some sad old dream reminds you How the endless road unwinds you

When there's no one left to leave you Even you don't quite believe you That's when nothing can deceive you

Don't you know by now No one gives you anything? And don't you wonder how you keep on moving?

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by Anonymousreply 6June 5, 2022 4:02 AM

"The Circle Game" - Tom Rush (or Joni Mitchell, but this was my imprint version; there were folk radio stations in NYC and New Brunswick, NJ).

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by Anonymousreply 7June 5, 2022 4:16 AM

Let's have a poll. WW your more wistful version.

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by Anonymousreply 8June 5, 2022 4:17 AM

Madonna's "La Isla Bonita"

by Anonymousreply 9June 5, 2022 4:17 AM

This one, it brings back memories of dark days in ‘85 for me, I was 14, & felt such kinship with this singer, I felt she was fragile like me!

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by Anonymousreply 10June 5, 2022 4:26 AM

Theme from The High and The Mighty.

Theme from Midnight Cowboy.

Walk Away (sung by Matt Monro).

by Anonymousreply 11June 5, 2022 5:09 AM

It did *not* last forever, our love.

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by Anonymousreply 12June 5, 2022 5:20 AM

Never My Love, The Association.

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by Anonymousreply 13June 7, 2022 10:41 AM

Bobby Darin - “Beyond The Sea”

by Anonymousreply 14June 7, 2022 10:43 AM

"April Come She Will," Simon & Garfunkel.

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by Anonymousreply 15June 7, 2022 10:56 AM

"What A Wonderful World," Louis Armstrong.

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by Anonymousreply 16June 7, 2022 11:14 AM

Fade Into You - Mazzy Star

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by Anonymousreply 17June 7, 2022 11:24 AM

Sara...

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by Anonymousreply 18June 7, 2022 11:27 AM

"Sealed with a Kiss," Brian Hyland.

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by Anonymousreply 19June 7, 2022 11:29 AM

"Summer Wind" - Sinatra's version...

...and this corny, old classic.

As a child, the final scene, hearing the score and the camera in the sky panning down showing Hal on top of the train and the bus with Madge thrilled me with its happy ending.

My adult eyes, those Debbie Downers, then changed that ending on me!

Wistful, indeed.

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by Anonymousreply 20June 7, 2022 11:36 AM

Probably the most wistful of wistfuls...

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by Anonymousreply 21June 7, 2022 11:36 AM

Simply Red: Holding Back The Years (1985)

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by Anonymousreply 22June 7, 2022 11:42 AM

Ragtime Jazz

by Anonymousreply 23June 7, 2022 11:42 AM

James - Say Something

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by Anonymousreply 24June 7, 2022 11:43 AM

One of the only Elvis songs I like...

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by Anonymousreply 25June 7, 2022 11:43 AM

The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored

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by Anonymousreply 26June 7, 2022 11:45 AM

Summertime Sadness...

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by Anonymousreply 27June 7, 2022 11:56 AM

The Smiths - Reel Around the Fountain

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by Anonymousreply 28June 7, 2022 12:02 PM

"Somewhere" from West Side Story, The Supremes.

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by Anonymousreply 29June 7, 2022 12:05 PM

Heart - Dog & Butterfly

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by Anonymousreply 30June 7, 2022 12:06 PM

Never would believe One Direction would do anything for me, but "Story of My Life", blows me away...

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by Anonymousreply 31June 7, 2022 12:10 PM

Life in a Northen Town. In 1986, at age 16, full of angst, I spent the summer living with my relatives in a northern English town (Liverpool), getting rained on by Chernobyl rain. I listened to this song a lot (on my Walkman).

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by Anonymousreply 32June 7, 2022 12:26 PM

New Order - Temptation

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by Anonymousreply 33June 7, 2022 12:33 PM

@r32, I get it. This song gave me the same vibe...

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by Anonymousreply 34June 7, 2022 12:38 PM

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

"someday" ... the carpenters

the theme from "to kill a mockingbird"...

"wildfire"... michael martin murphy....

many more...

by Anonymousreply 35June 7, 2022 12:58 PM

Cannibal Holocaust theme

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by Anonymousreply 36June 7, 2022 1:01 PM

Bette Midler: Wind Beneath My Wings (1988)

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by Anonymousreply 37June 7, 2022 1:02 PM

I had just moved to LA. All my friends were dying of AIDS. Evocative of a sad time.

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by Anonymousreply 38June 7, 2022 1:09 PM

Another LA AIDS tune.

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by Anonymousreply 39June 7, 2022 1:12 PM

George Michael’s Father Figure

by Anonymousreply 40June 7, 2022 1:19 PM

"You Belong to Me," Dean Martin.

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by Anonymousreply 41June 7, 2022 1:26 PM

My first kiss with a boy and yes he was a Steve Perry look a like.

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by Anonymousreply 42June 7, 2022 1:32 PM

"We'll Meet Again," Vera Lynn.

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by Anonymousreply 43June 7, 2022 1:36 PM

This song reminds me of seeing the ocean for the first time as a child. That song was playing on the radio. It's still so beautiful.

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by Anonymousreply 44June 7, 2022 1:48 PM

"Both Sides Now" (Judy Collins) "A Very Good Year" (Frank Sinatra)

by Anonymousreply 45June 7, 2022 1:56 PM

Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) - Aretha Franklin

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by Anonymousreply 46June 7, 2022 2:03 PM

Wheels of Life- Gino Vannelli

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by Anonymousreply 47June 7, 2022 2:03 PM

Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack

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by Anonymousreply 48June 7, 2022 2:06 PM

Gladys Knight & The Pips ~ Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First) 1973 Soul Purrfection Version

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by Anonymousreply 49June 7, 2022 2:10 PM

Emma - Hot Chocolate

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by Anonymousreply 50June 7, 2022 2:15 PM

Summer Breeze - Seals and Croft

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by Anonymousreply 51June 7, 2022 2:16 PM

All by Myself - Eric Carmen

To be honest, I think it's Carmen's liberal use of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #2 in C Minor, Op. 18 throughout. Sap that I am, the violins never fail to draw tears.

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by Anonymousreply 52June 7, 2022 2:23 PM

I'm Not In Love - 10cc

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by Anonymousreply 53June 7, 2022 2:26 PM

Another Gino Vanelli.

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by Anonymousreply 54June 7, 2022 2:29 PM

"I'm Not In Love" was put to great use in The Virgin Suicides

by Anonymousreply 55June 7, 2022 2:29 PM

Paul McCartney and Wings!

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by Anonymousreply 56June 7, 2022 2:30 PM

Another Paul McCartney and Wings!

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by Anonymousreply 57June 7, 2022 2:37 PM

This cheesy song on the radio of our little Mazda pick up. Moving to LA with my boyfriend. High and fucking and in love . To be young and full of hope.

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by Anonymousreply 58June 7, 2022 2:49 PM

^ A year later when he dumped me.

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by Anonymousreply 59June 7, 2022 2:51 PM

Love this one too!

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by Anonymousreply 60June 7, 2022 2:51 PM

"Another Day" (Paul McCartney). I love this one - a lot of Paul's solo work is kind of meh, but I love this song

by Anonymousreply 61June 7, 2022 2:53 PM

Lord. What a failure of an R1. And then she carries her confusion of music videos with songs.

"Back for good" is fine but DLers who don't know how to post on the DL (Earnest R1s are just little piggies rushing in to blab; R1's must be astringent in some intelligent way.).

by Anonymousreply 62June 7, 2022 2:53 PM

^ Duchess of Prisspot ruins another thread with her compulsive cuntyness.

by Anonymousreply 63June 7, 2022 2:58 PM

Fifth Dimension.

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by Anonymousreply 64June 7, 2022 2:58 PM

"Long, Long Time" fills me with wist.

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by Anonymousreply 65June 7, 2022 3:00 PM

Ready to throw myself over the cliffs at Pt Dume.

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by Anonymousreply 66June 7, 2022 3:02 PM

Ooops.

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by Anonymousreply 67June 7, 2022 3:06 PM

Try again:

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by Anonymousreply 68June 7, 2022 3:07 PM

Is it real? - Yoko Kanno

(2001) - Cowboy Bebop movie OST

As someone mentioned in the comments the song is about giving up.

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by Anonymousreply 69June 7, 2022 3:08 PM

Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses

This song is written from the perspective of a dying sheriff: "Mama, take this badge off of me/I can't use it anymore/It's gettin' dark, too dark for me to see/I feel like I'm knockin' on heaven's door."

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by Anonymousreply 70June 7, 2022 3:14 PM

Also like this remix of Summer Breeze. It’s simply a song that you can’t get over.

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by Anonymousreply 71June 7, 2022 3:15 PM

A woman I shared an office with at my first real job used to play a radio station that played this song just about every hour. I hated it at first, but grew to love it. Whenever it comes on in my car, i for some reason pretend I'm in the opening credits of a prestige early 80s network drama.

I also learned to love Doris Day's "Everybody Loves a Lover" from the same station.

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by Anonymousreply 72June 7, 2022 3:21 PM

Avalon hotel. Mojitos. E. Sweaty sheets. Rolando.

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by Anonymousreply 73June 7, 2022 3:23 PM

I get it! We Eldergays need to update.

An even better GNR single.

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by Anonymousreply 74June 7, 2022 3:23 PM

You’re referring to this…

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by Anonymousreply 75June 7, 2022 3:26 PM

Also this Kool n the gang.

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by Anonymousreply 76June 7, 2022 3:29 PM

This one too…

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by Anonymousreply 77June 7, 2022 3:32 PM

Drive

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by Anonymousreply 78June 7, 2022 3:32 PM

"Live to Tell" by Madonna or her "Lucky Star"

Oh, and "Separate Ways" by Journey and Billy Idol's "White Wedding"

by Anonymousreply 79June 7, 2022 3:33 PM

This one by Dan Hartman. It’s just so sad that he died alone just because of being gay.

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by Anonymousreply 80June 7, 2022 3:35 PM

After a 10 hour day. Stuck in bumper to bumper on 405. Hungry. Horny. Wanting pinche and albondigas. Mijo.

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by Anonymousreply 81June 7, 2022 3:37 PM

Coming back from a candlelit memorial nite of Diana's death. A deer jumped in front of my car.

by Anonymousreply 82June 7, 2022 3:43 PM
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by Anonymousreply 83June 7, 2022 3:43 PM

Playing in my head for a year after Dane jumped.

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by Anonymousreply 84June 7, 2022 4:03 PM

Coming Around Again by Carly Simon.

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by Anonymousreply 85June 7, 2022 4:14 PM

Top down in 450SL cruising down Mulholland .

So I remember when we were driving, driving in your car

Speed so fast, I felt like I was drunk

City lights lay out before us

And your arm felt nice wrapped 'round my shoulder

And I-I, had a feeling that I belonged

I-I had a feeling I could be someone, be someone, be someone

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by Anonymousreply 86June 7, 2022 4:15 PM

Key West. Duval St. August. 3am.

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by Anonymousreply 87June 7, 2022 4:21 PM

Words by the BeeGees and Annie's Song by John Denver.

by Anonymousreply 88June 7, 2022 4:23 PM

Studio 1. White limo. Blue velour. Joey Stephano. Click-click. Numb.

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by Anonymousreply 89June 7, 2022 4:28 PM

I’ll try this one again. Weird bugs here.

I was also stating that it’s unfortunate that he died poor and alone for simply being a gay man from his hometown.

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by Anonymousreply 90June 7, 2022 4:31 PM

Leaving LA after 35 years.

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by Anonymousreply 91June 7, 2022 4:32 PM

Feet in the sand on the beach I grew up on.

And then he'll settle down

In some quiet little town

And forget about ev'rything

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by Anonymousreply 92June 7, 2022 4:36 PM

I think just about every Tracy Chapman song can be described as "wistful"

by Anonymousreply 93June 7, 2022 4:37 PM

This old school.

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by Anonymousreply 94June 7, 2022 4:41 PM

R81. Also lurked Keanu in the video!

by Anonymousreply 95June 7, 2022 4:42 PM

Boys of Summer

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by Anonymousreply 96June 7, 2022 4:43 PM

Shagging Kelly in the Birds next door to Keanu.

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by Anonymousreply 97June 7, 2022 5:07 PM

In a hot tub with Johnny Davenport and a gaggle of call boys at Joel Schumacher's

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by Anonymousreply 98June 7, 2022 5:15 PM

Billy Joel.

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by Anonymousreply 99June 7, 2022 5:16 PM

This more recent Eric Clapton.

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by Anonymousreply 100June 7, 2022 5:22 PM

“Hot Fun in the Summertime”

- Sly and The Family Stone

I’ve never heard another pop song that makes me experience poignancy, nostalgia and wistfulness to the degree that one does.

And I don’t even like Summer.

by Anonymousreply 101June 7, 2022 5:31 PM

Of course, Babs. But this song was linked to the death of a police officer and it was the song his wife heard on the radio the morning of his murder. (I can’t find the link just now, but I’ll keep searching).

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by Anonymousreply 102June 7, 2022 5:46 PM

On a Sunday by Nick Heyward

by Anonymousreply 103June 7, 2022 5:50 PM

"The Year of the Cat" by Al Stewart.

Also agree with Summer Breeze and Story of My Life, as mentioned above.

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by Anonymousreply 104June 7, 2022 5:55 PM

This is my fav Carly song.

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by Anonymousreply 105June 7, 2022 6:02 PM

Clocks - Coldplay

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by Anonymousreply 106June 7, 2022 6:05 PM

Stuck in a shitty motel in Old Orchard Beach with my parents. Nothing to do because it rained all week. But I kept hearing this song and it made me feel calm and happy.

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by Anonymousreply 107June 7, 2022 6:06 PM

This old school gem.

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by Anonymousreply 108June 7, 2022 6:07 PM

This one always gets me

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by Anonymousreply 109June 7, 2022 6:10 PM

Love that one too.

This one keeps popping up on my YouTube links, so l guess I’m obliged to post it.

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by Anonymousreply 110June 7, 2022 6:14 PM

I lurve me this Phil Collins song.

by Anonymousreply 111June 7, 2022 6:16 PM

Oops

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by Anonymousreply 112June 7, 2022 6:17 PM

AnothervDionne Warwick fav.

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by Anonymousreply 113June 7, 2022 6:29 PM

My first grade teacher was obsessed with this song. I was obsessed with her. She played it all the time in class in 85'.

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by Anonymousreply 114June 7, 2022 6:38 PM

Love it as well.

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by Anonymousreply 115June 7, 2022 6:51 PM

I also love this from early childhood days.

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by Anonymousreply 116June 7, 2022 6:56 PM

I love this song with images of Audrey. I don’t know why….

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by Anonymousreply 117June 7, 2022 6:58 PM

The combo just makes me into jello

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by Anonymousreply 118June 7, 2022 7:01 PM

If I could be any woman, I’d like to be Audrey Hepburn. Funny how that works….

by Anonymousreply 119June 7, 2022 7:04 PM

For all you aging rockers from Flyoverstan...

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by Anonymousreply 120June 7, 2022 7:13 PM

Also from barely 5 year-old.

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by Anonymousreply 121June 7, 2022 7:36 PM

Another 5 year-old fav.

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by Anonymousreply 122June 7, 2022 7:41 PM

"The Jackson Song," Patti Smith's lullaby for her son, Jackson.

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by Anonymousreply 123June 7, 2022 8:00 PM

Tammy's in Love--one of the first songs I ever remember

by Anonymousreply 124June 7, 2022 8:04 PM

Hot, hot man! In full glory. I can’t help myself!

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by Anonymousreply 125June 7, 2022 8:11 PM

Simply Red with beautiful men.

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by Anonymousreply 126June 7, 2022 8:44 PM

Well, in response to "The Circle Game," I'm gonna say that "Sugar Mountain" is even more wistful. Joni Mitchell wrote "Circle Game" in response to "Sugar Mountain," which is about lost youth.

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by Anonymousreply 127June 7, 2022 9:21 PM

"Stranger on the Shore," Acker Bilk.

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by Anonymousreply 128June 7, 2022 9:22 PM

"America" - Simon and Garfunkel

Also, about ten other songs by them.

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by Anonymousreply 129June 7, 2022 9:24 PM

"Libby" by Carly Simon.

I'm just another passenger,

Travelling on these crazy high seas

Very likely to be the same

In a Paris breeze,

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by Anonymousreply 130June 7, 2022 9:25 PM

R 2: Ouch. As time goes by.

Twelve years ago right before my husband walked out with no warning , we went away for valentines weekend. Reason was because our adult child in college was dancing at a basketball game.

In hotel room, I give him a “musical card «  (time goes by). His comment, “oh, I forgot your card at home .” Then we had almost the worst sex of my life. Emotionally

by Anonymousreply 131June 7, 2022 9:38 PM

R90: What makes you think Dan Hartman "died poor and alone for simply being a gay man from his hometown."

If you meant to say Hartman was closeted, and kept his HIV status a secret until his death from an AIDS-related brain tumor, you'd be correct.

by Anonymousreply 132June 7, 2022 9:54 PM

I heard Air Supply “The One That You Love” today and burst into tears during the chorus. I was 8 yrs old in 1981 and remember hearing that song on the radio. It made me feel sad and I longed to go back to that era.

by Anonymousreply 133June 7, 2022 10:08 PM

Art Garfunkel - I Only Have Eyes For You

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by Anonymousreply 134June 7, 2022 10:32 PM

Year of the Cat

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by Anonymousreply 135June 7, 2022 10:34 PM

Seals and Crofts - Summer Breeze

In honor of Jim Seals whose death at 80 was just reported.

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by Anonymousreply 136June 7, 2022 10:34 PM

Garland's great song is so obvious a choice it doesn't even need to be named.

by Anonymousreply 137June 7, 2022 10:40 PM

If you're a Garland fan, r137. Not everyone melts upon hearing her voice. I feel wishful when I hear "The Man Who Got Away." Wishful that it would be over.

by Anonymousreply 138June 7, 2022 10:42 PM

R138 Rather true of every listing in this thread, isn't it.

by Anonymousreply 139June 7, 2022 10:52 PM

No, r139, I don't believe everyone who posted something thought their song was "so obvious a choice it doesn't even need to be named." Only an over-the-top Garland queen would make such a statement (or a Madonna stan).

by Anonymousreply 140June 7, 2022 11:00 PM

This song makes you ache:

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by Anonymousreply 141June 7, 2022 11:34 PM

R140 A troll lacking reading comprehension, or feigning to trying to start an argument. The point of course is that different folk like different things. Pick any artist mentioned here and you can find someone who isn't a fan. So what else is new.

by Anonymousreply 142June 7, 2022 11:34 PM

I thought I posted this earlier, but it didn't seem to have shown up, so sorry if it's a dupe.

"Tempted" by Squeeze

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by Anonymousreply 143June 7, 2022 11:41 PM

Freshman year, Drew University

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by Anonymousreply 144June 7, 2022 11:42 PM

T. Rex – Cosmic Dancer

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by Anonymousreply 145June 7, 2022 11:44 PM

Wax Fang - Majestic

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by Anonymousreply 146June 8, 2022 12:18 AM

This Used To Be My Playground by Madonna.

This song came out when I was 12 and my best friend and I were starting to go our separate ways. We’d been best friends since nursery school, but he was getting popular and hanging out with a new group of friends and going to parties and such. I was still kind of a nerd who liked to ride bikes and play Nintendo.

One of the last times he slept over my house we watched A League of Their Own and this was the song playing at the end credits and so I associate it with my childhood buddy.

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by Anonymousreply 147June 8, 2022 12:53 AM

He ditched you and you just said oh well.

by Anonymousreply 148June 8, 2022 1:32 AM

Sugar Walls

by Anonymousreply 149June 8, 2022 2:19 AM

"The Second Time Around," Frank Sinatra.

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by Anonymousreply 150June 8, 2022 5:37 AM

This reminds me of all the times I had to drive different girlfriends to get abortions.

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by Anonymousreply 151June 8, 2022 5:58 AM

Matt Alber - End of the World

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by Anonymousreply 152June 8, 2022 6:31 AM

"Skylark," sung by Ella Fitzgerald.

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by Anonymousreply 153June 8, 2022 7:13 AM

"Dream," The Pied Pipers.

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by Anonymousreply 154June 8, 2022 7:19 AM

Enya – Na Laetha Geal M'òige

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by Anonymousreply 155June 8, 2022 7:37 AM

Cyndi Lauper: Time After Time

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by Anonymousreply 156June 8, 2022 11:05 AM

My favorite ABBA song is "I Have A Dream", however, this one makes me feel more wistful.

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by Anonymousreply 157June 8, 2022 2:25 PM

It Must Have Been Love by Roxette

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by Anonymousreply 158June 8, 2022 2:58 PM

I know it’s a cheesy song, but I remember listening to this on a homemade tape in the 80’s, when I was suffering from anxiety and depression, and a broken heart, in the 80’s.

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by Anonymousreply 159June 8, 2022 3:09 PM

^ Hey, whatever it takes to get you through 🙂

by Anonymousreply 160June 8, 2022 3:33 PM

"Missing You" - John Waite, because of who it reminds me of. If I make it through this song, I'm going to look up his quilt on last night's Names Project thread.

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by Anonymousreply 161June 8, 2022 4:04 PM

"Don't Worry, Baby" - the Beach Boys

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by Anonymousreply 162June 8, 2022 4:43 PM

Toad the Wet Sprocket. A good tricia band title and a very good song.

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by Anonymousreply 163June 8, 2022 5:04 PM

Many of Sinatra's songs are wistful but this is essential wistfulness.

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by Anonymousreply 164June 8, 2022 5:08 PM

The Karate Kid Part 2 and Peter Cetera's beautiful song Glory of Love. Who here was obsessed with karate back in the 80s?

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by Anonymousreply 165June 8, 2022 5:10 PM

Those First Impressions- Associates. Poor beautiful Billy McKenzie.

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by Anonymousreply 166June 8, 2022 5:13 PM

This paints a picture for me.

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by Anonymousreply 167June 8, 2022 5:36 PM

Let's paint another. "Portrait of My Love," Matt Monro.

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by Anonymousreply 168June 8, 2022 7:22 PM

I was 5 when Year of the Cat came out, and it scared the shit out of me. I would get it in my head sometimes at night, and wouldn’t be able to fall asleep.

by Anonymousreply 169June 8, 2022 7:37 PM

State Anthem of the Soviet Union.

by Anonymousreply 170June 8, 2022 8:07 PM

FUCK YOURSELF DEEPLORABLE/RUSSIAN BOT TROLL! You’ve been detected. I hope you go to a Russian prison in the near future and get continuously pounded up your ass!

by Anonymousreply 171June 8, 2022 8:12 PM

Some crazy person in a thread about 'white replacement' said that the people posting in this thread were doing so to keep people from knowing some supposed truth of his. He called us deplorables. And 'trools.' Here's what he said:

[quote]There it is again: 8 instant replies on the thread: SONGS THAT MAKE YOU WISTFUL….

[quote]FUCK OFF DEPLORABLE TROOLS!

[quote]BTW, do you get paid to monitor DL?

I posted one of the last 8 songs on this thread, "Don't Worry, Baby," and I'm not a deplorable, a Russian, a "trool," or anyone else about whom he should feel paranoid.

I simply posted a song that makes me wistful when I hear it.

Now I'll post another.

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by Anonymousreply 172June 8, 2022 8:15 PM

Fuck off, troll!

by Anonymousreply 173June 8, 2022 8:16 PM

Yes, I myself posted many songs as well. But I feel we need to stop because this was a troll post. I didnt realize it either, but it keeps getting instant troll burying responses. Yes, I have MANY songs that make me feel wistful. However, the OP did have good intentions to start this thread and could very well be a paid Russian farm bot.

by Anonymousreply 174June 8, 2022 8:21 PM

I refuse to believe in all this bot / sockpuppet shit.

by Anonymousreply 175June 8, 2022 8:26 PM

[quote]the OP did have good intentions to start this thread and could very well be a paid Russian farm bot.

These thoughts contradict each other immensely.

by Anonymousreply 176June 8, 2022 8:29 PM

I mean to correct myself: the OP did NOT have good intentions….

M sincere apologies.

by Anonymousreply 177June 8, 2022 8:31 PM

MY sincere apologies.

by Anonymousreply 178June 8, 2022 8:32 PM

Two really make me sad and wistful more than any others. First, this famous Harry Nilsson song:

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by Anonymousreply 179June 8, 2022 8:37 PM

And then this one, which was written decades before I was born.

Almost every cover of this is fine, because the song is so perfect, but to me this is really Jimmy Durante's song.

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by Anonymousreply 180June 8, 2022 8:40 PM

Scene: Late 80s. I'm 22 years old, living in the east village - laying on my bf's bed on a late spring Sunday afternoon. The sun is streaming through his tenement windows. We're hot boxing the place with a fat joint after an epic fuck. Both just watching ribbons of smoke swirl around and lazily shooting the shit.

Sigh.

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by Anonymousreply 181June 8, 2022 8:49 PM

p.s. Fuck off OP troll.

by Anonymousreply 182June 8, 2022 8:53 PM

Thank you r181.

by Anonymousreply 183June 8, 2022 8:57 PM

Here’s one that makes me feel wistful:

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by Anonymousreply 184June 8, 2022 9:30 PM

Another wistful one:

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by Anonymousreply 185June 8, 2022 9:32 PM

Another great wistful song.

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by Anonymousreply 186June 8, 2022 9:36 PM

The Cure - Pictures of You

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by Anonymousreply 187June 8, 2022 9:39 PM

late 80's

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by Anonymousreply 188June 8, 2022 11:17 PM

My straight best friend came to visit me when we were teens, and he insisted we play this album every night, on repeat, while we slept side by side in my full size waterbed. I thought for sure something was going to happen and it never did. I only bought the album for Freedom 90 and Praying For Time, but he sort of forced me to love the rest of it, and now I think of him whenever I play it. Especially this song.

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by Anonymousreply 189June 8, 2022 11:27 PM

grade 11

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by Anonymousreply 190June 8, 2022 11:30 PM

Stars and Stripes Forever(ok not really a song.) When I was a little boy and Vietnam had yet to reveal its true horrors small time American life still had a real sense of nationalistic pride and the music was so wonderful and stirring. Now I think the music itself is still wonderful but it makes me very sad.

by Anonymousreply 191June 9, 2022 12:32 AM

191 replies and no "Yesterday When I was Young"?

A song that captures the whole of poignant, wistful existence?

by Anonymousreply 192June 9, 2022 12:36 AM

Another Time After Time - Margaret Whiting

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by Anonymousreply 193June 9, 2022 1:04 AM
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by Anonymousreply 194June 9, 2022 1:27 AM
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by Anonymousreply 195June 9, 2022 1:28 AM

Night We Met

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by Anonymousreply 196June 9, 2022 1:32 AM
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by Anonymousreply 197June 9, 2022 1:34 AM

George Michael’s B sides are criminally underrated.

by Anonymousreply 198June 9, 2022 1:50 AM

Christopher he once was a true love of mine.

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by Anonymousreply 199June 9, 2022 1:52 PM

1234, by Feist.

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by Anonymousreply 200June 9, 2022 3:36 PM

I don’t know why listening to Fleetwood Mac always makes me wistful. The inclusion of Gypsy above brought it all back. could be I was about 15 and starting to choose my own music to listen to. Always liked Fleetwood Mac. To this day I can only understand about one word in every three Stevie Nicks sings. Never know what she’s singing but absolutely love her. Sara is one of my all time favourites. Still don’t know what it’s about except somebody’s undoing and is building a house and she’s going to call her. Could listen to it on repeat all day.

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by Anonymousreply 201June 9, 2022 4:41 PM

"Moonlight in Vermont" by Jo Stafford

"Sweet Dreams" by Patsy Cline

"I'm starry-eyed and vaguely discontented, like a nightingale without a song to sing. Oh how can I have Spring Fever when I know it isn't Spring....."

- "It Might As Well Be Spring"Rodgers and Hammerstein(1945)

by Anonymousreply 202June 9, 2022 8:12 PM

"You Are My Sunshine" .. many versions.

I'll go with the Carly Simon cover, because it reminds me of the way my mom sang it to me when I was a kid.

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by Anonymousreply 203June 10, 2022 3:19 AM

"Time" by The Alan Parsons Project

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by Anonymousreply 204June 10, 2022 6:12 AM

"What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?"

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by Anonymousreply 205June 10, 2022 6:14 AM

Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy in New York

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by Anonymousreply 206June 10, 2022 6:18 AM

r203 You made me all misty. My husband's mother sang to him "You Are My Sunshine" as a lullaby. Found a hanging paper scroll of the first 4 lines of the song at a Dollar Store several years ago, it always makes me wistful and introspective whenever I see it.

😢 but ☺️

by Anonymousreply 207June 10, 2022 7:26 AM

A wistful list demands at least one Kenny G. Let's go with "Silhouette."

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by Anonymousreply 208June 10, 2022 7:38 AM

We'd like to express our appreciation to the posters here for helping us create our playlist for Boomer retirement villages.

by Anonymousreply 209June 10, 2022 7:41 AM

Frank Sinatra - Once Upon A Time

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by Anonymousreply 210June 10, 2022 8:51 AM

"Come Saturday Morning," The Sandpipers.

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by Anonymousreply 211June 10, 2022 8:58 AM

"Clair de Lune," Victor Borge (giving a serious performance).

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by Anonymousreply 212June 10, 2022 9:10 AM

The beautiful Ricky Nelson singing "Lonesome Town."

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by Anonymousreply 213June 10, 2022 10:23 AM

R211 Hard to believe that "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" beat out "Come Saturday Morning" for Best Original Song Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 214June 10, 2022 10:38 AM

"Greenfields," The Brothers Four.

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by Anonymousreply 215June 10, 2022 11:48 AM

Puff The Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul, and Mary

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by Anonymousreply 216June 10, 2022 11:56 AM

Don't judge me. After the first man that I loved and lived with realized that he was still in love with his ex and left, I drank myself into oblivion every day. One night, passed out on the sofa with the TV on, this song playing on The Tonight Show woke me up. I sobbed and sobbed. It's till hard for me to hear it.

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by Anonymousreply 217June 10, 2022 12:09 PM

"Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," Ella.

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by Anonymousreply 218June 10, 2022 12:20 PM

"Smile," Judy Garland.

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by Anonymousreply 219June 10, 2022 12:33 PM

Walker Brothers - The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore

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by Anonymousreply 220June 10, 2022 12:42 PM

R218 if you really want to be destroyed, watch this version by Annie Lennox done for Red, Hot and Blue. Derek Jarman was set to direct the video, but became to ill, dying of AIDS. The replacement director chose to project movies from Derek’s childhood on her while she sang. Wistful has a whole new meaning at this unfathomable level.

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by Anonymousreply 221June 10, 2022 1:23 PM

"The Way You Look Tonight"

It's my favorite song, and I'm going to let you search for your own favorite version. I don't really have one. I don't think any recorded version lives up to the essential wonderfulness and perfection of this song by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields.

by Anonymousreply 222June 10, 2022 2:24 PM

Zoom always makes me wistful:

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by Anonymousreply 223June 10, 2022 2:26 PM

Nana Mouskouri: L'amour en héritage

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by Anonymousreply 224June 10, 2022 2:53 PM

Sinatra was a wistful man.

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by Anonymousreply 225June 10, 2022 3:38 PM

Making Love, Roberta Flack

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by Anonymousreply 226June 10, 2022 6:24 PM

Dinah Washington - Mad About the Boy ....... any Dinah fans on this site?

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by Anonymousreply 227June 10, 2022 7:19 PM

R222 I like the Peggy Lee version, accompanied by Benny Goodman and with that haunting celeste. Classic '40s sound.

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by Anonymousreply 228June 10, 2022 8:51 PM

These Dreams always gets me for some reason. Take me back to '86, dammit!

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by Anonymousreply 229June 10, 2022 9:05 PM

Lots of people here be obsessed with the “perfume on my wrist” song?

by Anonymousreply 230June 10, 2022 10:47 PM

Wild Horses, by The Rolling Stones

by Anonymousreply 231June 10, 2022 10:52 PM

R228 "Where or When" at that same session: Peggy Lee, Benny Goodman, and Mel Powell on the celeste. Recorded in New York, Christmas Eve, 1941, when she was 21.

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by Anonymousreply 232June 10, 2022 11:08 PM

2009/2010 for me.

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by Anonymousreply 233June 11, 2022 12:08 AM

Great thread Cat. I'm a huge Fleetwood Mac fan as well. Wistful indeed.

Waterloo Sunset makes me feel wistful...

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by Anonymousreply 234June 11, 2022 12:15 AM

No Andy Williams yet. Here's "Softly, As I Leave You."

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by Anonymousreply 235June 11, 2022 9:04 AM

Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before

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by Anonymousreply 236June 11, 2022 10:04 AM

I know it’s cheesy, but I love this version of Wild Horses, and that moment the drums kick in and the rest of the band plays is perfection.

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by Anonymousreply 237June 11, 2022 11:03 AM

And this song is the definition of wistful.

“Hey, do you wanna come out

And play the game

It’s never to late”

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by Anonymousreply 238June 11, 2022 11:06 AM

Joe Esposito: Lady Lady Lady

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by Anonymousreply 239June 11, 2022 12:22 PM

Especially the slow part that kicks in around 1:4x.

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by Anonymousreply 240June 11, 2022 12:32 PM

r240, and the chills, the hair standing up on my arms starting at 2:29.

by Anonymousreply 241June 11, 2022 5:00 PM

I Will Wait For You- The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg.

They’re so beautiful and so much in love. I would have given up my virginity to Nino Castelnuovo even if he wasn’t being sent to war.

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by Anonymousreply 242June 11, 2022 7:08 PM

"Only the Lonely" by The Motels has a wistful quality, but I really like "Suddenly Last Summer" as well.

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by Anonymousreply 243June 11, 2022 7:51 PM

Bruce Hornsby: Mandolin Rain (1986)

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by Anonymousreply 244June 11, 2022 9:23 PM

Whitney Houston: The Greatest Love Of All

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by Anonymousreply 245June 11, 2022 9:25 PM

Thanks for all these contributions!

by Anonymousreply 246June 11, 2022 9:44 PM

R243 Love The Motels. My man and I have a number of songs we've deemed "Orbison-esque" (except we shorten it to Orbonesque) and these songs are a couple of them.

by Anonymousreply 247June 11, 2022 10:57 PM

Even Tom Waits' version brings out the wist. I miss the screams after "down the shore everything's alright," though.

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by Anonymousreply 248June 11, 2022 11:01 PM

"Born Free," theme composed by John Barry.

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by Anonymousreply 249June 11, 2022 11:11 PM

More wistfulness from John Barry: "Somewhere in Time." Especially so because it always calls to mind the tragedy of Christopher Reeve.

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by Anonymousreply 250June 11, 2022 11:17 PM

Bruce Springsteen - Streets of Philadelphia

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by Anonymousreply 251June 11, 2022 11:22 PM

"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother," The Hollies. The road is long, with many a-winding turn . . .

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by Anonymousreply 252June 11, 2022 11:35 PM

Sugar Mountain- Neil Young.

by Anonymousreply 253June 12, 2022 12:33 PM

"Shenandoah," Tennessee Ernie Ford.

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by Anonymousreply 254June 12, 2022 12:50 PM

Michael Jackson: Human Nature

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by Anonymousreply 255June 12, 2022 1:46 PM

Daniel my brother, you are older than me,

Do you still feel the pain, of the scars that won’t heal?

by Anonymousreply 256June 12, 2022 1:47 PM

So many wistful songs. Let's get "Misty" listening to them. Johnny Mathis, of course.

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by Anonymousreply 257June 12, 2022 2:11 PM

Good Riddance by Green Day always reminds me of saying goodbye to high school/college friends. You think you're going to be in each other's lives forever, and then life happens, and the path you were on together splits. Bittersweet.

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by Anonymousreply 258June 12, 2022 2:19 PM

R258 It doesn't have that wistful rhythm, but the Supremes' "Someday We'll Be Together Again" does have the same message. Perfect theme for a high school reunion.

by Anonymousreply 259June 12, 2022 2:40 PM

For Boomers watching the clock tick down, what could be more wistful than Sinatra singing "Young at Heart."

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by Anonymousreply 260June 12, 2022 2:56 PM

Maid of Orleans by OMD:

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by Anonymousreply 261June 12, 2022 3:19 PM

"The Man I Love," Billie Holiday in 1940, but credit too to the Gershwins for creating this.

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by Anonymousreply 262June 12, 2022 3:24 PM

Stephen Foster's 'Linger in Blissful Repose' certainly fits in this thread. It is a bit dirge-like and I'm guessing a popular song heard at funerals BITD(it was put to good use in the film "Big Eden")

I don't know if Foster wrote it as a funeral song, but it doesn't matter to me. It's a lovely, slow, haunting melody with some profound lyrics, sure to prompt you to think about how life has treated you.

by Anonymousreply 263June 12, 2022 3:44 PM

[quote]It doesn't have that wistful rhythm

Rhythms don't really evoke wistfulness for me. Chords, melodies, lyrics, vocals, imagery, yes. I can't think of one rhythm that made me feel wistful on its own.

by Anonymousreply 264June 12, 2022 4:05 PM

Blue Moon. Such a lovely song. A perfect football anthem.

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by Anonymousreply 265June 12, 2022 4:23 PM

R284 To me, a wistful song usually has a slow rocking-back-and-forth cadence or rhythm or whatever the proper technical term is. Like Blue Moon above. I see a hammock slowly swinging back and forth in that song, and that makes me wistful.

by Anonymousreply 266June 12, 2022 4:28 PM

R253 - see R127

Carpenters - "Goodbye to Love"

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by Anonymousreply 267June 12, 2022 6:27 PM

I just adore Don't Phunk with My Heart by Black Eyed Peas from 2005. It was on constant replay at my 21st birthday that year.

by Anonymousreply 268June 12, 2022 6:33 PM

This one always makes me feel something. Good or bad, depending on the day. .

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by Anonymousreply 269June 12, 2022 6:40 PM

"the warmth of the sun" by the beach boys

"dreamin" by vanessa williams

"moments of love" by cathy dennis

"you make me feel brand new: and betcha by golly wow" by the stylistics

by Anonymousreply 270June 12, 2022 6:46 PM

The Mamas & The Papas – California Dreamin'

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by Anonymousreply 271June 12, 2022 6:56 PM

Alphaville: Forever Young

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by Anonymousreply 272June 12, 2022 7:52 PM

R269 Indeed.

A little voice inside my head said, "don't look back, you can never look back."

I thought I knew what love was, what did I know?

Those days are gone forever, I should just let 'em go, but

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by Anonymousreply 273June 13, 2022 1:43 AM

"desert moon" by the lead singer of styx...

by Anonymousreply 274June 13, 2022 1:58 AM

Roxette – It Must Have Been Love

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by Anonymousreply 275June 13, 2022 5:40 AM

Carly Simon singing a wistful old standard: "Moonglow." It must have been . . .

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by Anonymousreply 276June 13, 2022 6:13 AM

It's just a few notes, but that whistled introduction to Lassie sure makes you yearn for those days gone by.

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by Anonymousreply 277June 13, 2022 6:22 AM

"September Song" from the show "Knickerbocker Holiday".

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by Anonymousreply 278June 13, 2022 7:02 AM

Mama Cass’ version

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by Anonymousreply 279June 13, 2022 7:12 AM

R279... LOVE MAMA CASS ELLIOT... criminally underrated and so talented (voice, personality, dancing, etc.)...

by Anonymousreply 280June 13, 2022 3:49 PM

Andrew Gold=Golden Girls.

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by Anonymousreply 281June 13, 2022 4:45 PM

R281 MARY!

by Anonymousreply 282June 13, 2022 4:53 PM

It Might As Well Be Spring-Margaret Whiting

How Are Things in Glocca Mora-Martha Tilton

by Anonymousreply 283June 13, 2022 5:07 PM

Give A Damn - Spanky and Our Gang

Elaine McFarland was another underrated voice. If you

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by Anonymousreply 284June 13, 2022 5:42 PM

Arrow: Hot Hot Hot (1983). This song reminds me of every vacation I ever took when I was a child/teenager. One in particular in 1992 was on a cruiseship and my parents, sisters and other passengers were dancing drunk to this song before the boat's departure.

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by Anonymousreply 285June 13, 2022 6:02 PM

r263 Nice choice, Bronzie. I'd not heard "Linger in Blissful Response" before.

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by Anonymousreply 286June 13, 2022 7:15 PM

Vangelis: Chariots Of Fire

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by Anonymousreply 287June 13, 2022 7:33 PM

Hélène by Roch Voisine

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by Anonymousreply 288June 14, 2022 3:39 PM

God Only Knows by The Beach Boys

by Anonymousreply 289June 14, 2022 4:53 PM

"To Sir with Love," Lulu of course. Here she is reprising it on American Idol a few years ago.

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by Anonymousreply 290June 14, 2022 5:26 PM

Christopher Cross: Sailing

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by Anonymousreply 291June 14, 2022 8:43 PM

Call Me on Your Way Back Home

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by Anonymousreply 292June 14, 2022 8:52 PM

Tell Me Why

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by Anonymousreply 293June 14, 2022 8:54 PM

This one.

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by Anonymousreply 294June 14, 2022 8:55 PM

"Rainy Night House" - Joni Mitchell

Pure wist.

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by Anonymousreply 295June 14, 2022 9:30 PM

Coming Up Close by Til Tuesday

by Anonymousreply 296June 14, 2022 9:39 PM

I grew up hearing this on my radio station all the time. It was always so melancholic, and now nostalgic to me

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by Anonymousreply 297June 14, 2022 11:35 PM

"Touch Me in the Morning" - Diana Ross

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by Anonymousreply 298June 15, 2022 12:05 AM

"by the time I get to Phoenix.. glen campbell

"a rainy night in Georgia:-brook benton

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

by Anonymousreply 299June 15, 2022 12:32 AM

I’ve NEVER EVER seen a shittier listing of songs in my life!

by Anonymousreply 300June 15, 2022 1:09 AM

I know it was a Beatles song, but it was written by George (my favorite), and I prefer his post-Beatles, live version. When doing the arrangement used by Cirque du Soleil, Sir George Martin even referred to it as a "wistful song" and talked about the original demo George had done for it.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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by Anonymousreply 301June 15, 2022 1:16 AM

[quote]I’ve NEVER EVER seen a shittier listing of songs in my life!

I’ve NEVER EVER seen a shittier post in my life!

by Anonymousreply 302June 15, 2022 3:31 AM

I hope when you die, r300, these songs are all you hear, forever and ever. For I’ve NEVER EVER seen a shittier Datalounger in my life!

by Anonymousreply 303June 15, 2022 4:19 AM

"I'll Remember". It's just one of those songs. I didn't have the experiences spoken about in the song until it had been around for a few years. But this is my entry.

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by Anonymousreply 304June 15, 2022 4:55 AM

Roxy Music - "More Than This"

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by Anonymousreply 305June 15, 2022 5:55 AM

Cole Porter's "In the Still of the Night," Perry Como.

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by Anonymousreply 306June 15, 2022 6:05 AM

"We've Only Just Begun," The Carpenters live on Ed Sullivan.

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by Anonymousreply 307June 15, 2022 6:12 AM

R307 Listening again, I'm pretty sure it's dubbed. I just always thought Ed insisted on a live performance.

by Anonymousreply 308June 15, 2022 6:35 AM

Cathy Dennis - All Night Long (Touch Me) Original version

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by Anonymousreply 309June 15, 2022 9:51 AM

Missing you by Soul II Soul featuring kym mazelle

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by Anonymousreply 310June 15, 2022 9:57 AM

THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES - Never Stop

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by Anonymousreply 311June 15, 2022 9:58 AM

The Jakson 5 - I Wanna Be Where You Are

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by Anonymousreply 312June 15, 2022 9:59 AM

Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes - The Love I Lost

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by Anonymousreply 313June 15, 2022 10:00 AM

Sybil - I Wanna Be Where You Are

A very dated cover of the Jackson 5 song

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by Anonymousreply 314June 15, 2022 10:03 AM

KRISTINE W - One More Try (1996)

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by Anonymousreply 315June 15, 2022 10:05 AM

Tom Petty - Free Fallin'

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by Anonymousreply 316June 15, 2022 10:07 AM

"I'll Be Seeing You," Billie Holiday.

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by Anonymousreply 317June 15, 2022 10:22 AM

John Barry's theme for the movie Indecent Proposal. Makes me cry every time.

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by Anonymousreply 318June 15, 2022 11:47 AM

Candy - Iggy Pop (with Kate Pierson)

Also one of my favorite duets.

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by Anonymousreply 319June 15, 2022 12:42 PM

"If I Loved You," Art Garfunkel of all people, but it works.

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by Anonymousreply 320June 15, 2022 12:54 PM

The Irish do wistful incredibly well.

Angry Wistful

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by Anonymousreply 321June 15, 2022 1:44 PM

Devastating wistful

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by Anonymousreply 322June 15, 2022 1:45 PM

Even when it’s not their own song.

Romantic yearning wistful.

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by Anonymousreply 323June 15, 2022 1:46 PM

I feel wistful just reading some of these song titles.

by Anonymousreply 324June 15, 2022 1:51 PM

Earth, Wind & Fire: Fantasy

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by Anonymousreply 325June 15, 2022 2:22 PM

"Someone to Watch Over Me," Willie Nelson.

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by Anonymousreply 326June 15, 2022 2:45 PM

"When I Fall in Love," Nat King Cole.

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by Anonymousreply 327June 15, 2022 3:18 PM

"against all odds"- phil collins

"only the lonely" - the motels

by Anonymousreply 328June 15, 2022 3:30 PM

So many by Stevie Wonder but I love Summer Soft.

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by Anonymousreply 329June 15, 2022 4:02 PM

Like to Get to Know You - Spanky and Our Gang

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by Anonymousreply 330June 15, 2022 4:28 PM

"Tuesday Afternoon," The Moody Blues.

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by Anonymousreply 331June 15, 2022 4:46 PM

A cover version of "A foggy day in London town" by David Bowie and Angelo Badalamenti which could possibly be my favorite cover song of all time.

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by Anonymousreply 332June 15, 2022 6:07 PM

Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship is, in my opinion, the song that represents the best the spirit of the 80s.

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by Anonymousreply 333June 15, 2022 8:21 PM

Cowboy Junkies' beautiful cover of "Sweet Jane."

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by Anonymousreply 334June 15, 2022 8:32 PM

The classic main title theme to Twin Peaks.

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by Anonymousreply 335June 16, 2022 6:41 AM

Break It to Me Gently by Juice Newton

by Anonymousreply 336June 16, 2022 7:52 AM

Spandau Ballet - True

The first music video that I can remember. I saw it at my older brother's friend's house who had MTV.

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by Anonymousreply 337June 16, 2022 9:43 AM

Sinéad O´Connor - Black Boys On Mopeds

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by Anonymousreply 338June 16, 2022 9:45 AM

ODYSSEY - NATIVE NEW YORKER

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by Anonymousreply 339June 16, 2022 9:49 AM

Reminds me of this--Part 2

Thelma dancing to Native New Yorker

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by Anonymousreply 340June 16, 2022 9:51 AM

I Swallow His Kids

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by Anonymousreply 341June 16, 2022 10:51 AM

"The Nearness of You," Glenn Miller Band

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by Anonymousreply 342June 16, 2022 11:18 AM

Sheena Easton - The Nearness of You

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by Anonymousreply 343June 16, 2022 11:20 AM

Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

by Anonymousreply 344June 16, 2022 11:57 AM

This version of the classic Sondheim song, done by the classic Barbara Cook.

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by Anonymousreply 345June 16, 2022 12:06 PM

Thanks R345.

This gets me every time too. Wistful yet chills every time.

Sunday from Sunday In The Park With George

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by Anonymousreply 346June 17, 2022 4:23 AM

A boy I should have known better about but it was definitely magic

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by Anonymousreply 347June 17, 2022 8:45 AM

Annie Lennox: Why (1992)

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by Anonymousreply 348June 17, 2022 1:04 PM

The Human League: Human

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by Anonymousreply 349June 17, 2022 2:02 PM

R346 That horrible song in Tick, Tick… Boom! ruined that song for me forever, hate you Johnathan Larson!

by Anonymousreply 350June 17, 2022 2:32 PM

"First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," Roberta Flack.

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by Anonymousreply 351June 18, 2022 5:08 AM

Crowded House: Don't dream it's over

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by Anonymousreply 352June 18, 2022 4:23 PM

Wilco – Jesus, Etc.

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by Anonymousreply 353June 18, 2022 5:12 PM

Better Off Alone by Alice DJ

by Anonymousreply 354June 18, 2022 5:18 PM

Auld Lang Syne

by Anonymousreply 355June 18, 2022 6:45 PM

"Midnight Blue" - Melissa Manchester.

I had left last night's fuck's house one Sunday afternoon, and walked past the bar where we'd picked each other up, which happened to be on the street where I lived. I thought I'd go in, see if I could score again before walking the rest of the way home. I got my drink and walked over to the seating section. This song was playing.

Right in my line of sight was last night's fuck. I wondered if he'd played the song. We knew each other, had dated/fucked on and off for a couple of years. I'd spent the night at his house because his lover, as we called them then, was away for a week. I'd loved this man so much, but to him, according to the lover, I was nothing but "a piece of shit to fuck."

"I think we can make it, if we try. One more time for all the times" hung in the air between us. I left, knowing this would never be true. I had to get out of there. We never did make it. Not even one more time for all the old times.

But at least I have this song to remind me of him. Now that's called wistful.

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by Anonymousreply 356June 18, 2022 6:56 PM

Neko Case – I Wish I Was the Moon

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by Anonymousreply 357June 18, 2022 8:36 PM

"Make Someone Happy," Aretha.

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by Anonymousreply 358June 18, 2022 8:46 PM

"You Send Me," Sam Cooke.

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by Anonymousreply 359June 18, 2022 8:50 PM

Neil Young's Expecting To Fly

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by Anonymousreply 360June 18, 2022 8:52 PM

Spanky & Our Gang - Like To Get To Know You

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by Anonymousreply 361June 18, 2022 8:59 PM

Bobby Gentry - Ode to Billy Joe

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by Anonymousreply 362June 19, 2022 4:51 AM

Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

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by Anonymousreply 363June 19, 2022 5:23 AM

"Can't Help Falling in Love," Elvis. Wise men say . . .

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by Anonymousreply 364June 19, 2022 5:50 AM

Live To Tell, Madonna's most beautiful song.

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by Anonymousreply 365June 19, 2022 12:54 PM

The Christians: Words. This song came out in 1990 when I was 11. All my friends and classmates loved this song. It's incredibly beautiful and children back then were able to appreciate beauty. Compare it to the songs 11-12 year old kids listen to today. Are we progressing as a society or regressing?

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by Anonymousreply 366June 19, 2022 5:34 PM

Louise Tucker: Midnight Blue (1982)

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by Anonymousreply 367June 19, 2022 6:55 PM

"Leaving on a Jet Plane," sung live by Mama Cass and John Denver in 1972, which makes it all the more wistful.

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by Anonymousreply 368June 19, 2022 8:47 PM

Sacrifice by Elton John.

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by Anonymousreply 369June 20, 2022 12:43 PM

Blondie's "Shayla"

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by Anonymousreply 370June 20, 2022 11:11 PM

"Isn't It Enough?" -- Danny Wilde

by Anonymousreply 371June 20, 2022 11:15 PM

"A new career in an new town' by David Bowie. Ironically, Bowie references this song in his last song from his last album "Blackstar" ("I can't give everything away") before passing 2 days after it's release. It's happy and sad and wistful and very much how I see life itself.

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by Anonymousreply 372June 21, 2022 12:50 AM

"Time in a Bottle," Jim Croce.

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by Anonymousreply 373June 21, 2022 8:16 AM

"Abraham, Martin and John," Dion.

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by Anonymousreply 374June 22, 2022 9:15 AM

"The End of the World," Skeeter Davis. Why does the . . .

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by Anonymousreply 375June 22, 2022 9:34 AM

"Pomp and Circumstance." Gentlemen, today is called "commencement," because today you embark on a journey, a journey that will lead . . .

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by Anonymousreply 376June 22, 2022 11:35 AM

Dream Weaver-Gary Wright

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by Anonymousreply 377June 22, 2022 12:14 PM

Golden Apples by Country Teasers

by Anonymousreply 378June 22, 2022 12:19 PM

Most songs by Gordon Lightfoot

Sailing by Christopher Cross

These Dreams by Heart

Songbird by Fleetwood Mac

by Anonymousreply 379June 22, 2022 2:38 PM

Bryan Ferry: Slave To Love

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by Anonymousreply 380June 22, 2022 5:54 PM

"Fire and Rain" - James Taylor

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by Anonymousreply 381June 22, 2022 8:46 PM

We miss you Delores!!!

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by Anonymousreply 382June 23, 2022 8:13 AM

Julia Fordham made a career out of singing wistful songs, so many yo choose from, but I picked a well known one.

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by Anonymousreply 383June 23, 2022 8:37 AM

David Gray was kind of the male version, again with a catalog built on wistful songs.

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by Anonymousreply 384June 23, 2022 8:40 AM

Shame on you DL.

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by Anonymousreply 385June 23, 2022 8:54 AM

Chris Isaak. Dig in.

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by Anonymousreply 386June 23, 2022 8:58 AM

Ok, newish song- so I saw the movie OLD- and WOW this song absolutely riveted me because a young woman wrote it, but for me it’s really about experiencing true love, heartbreak, and being with the person you want to be with for the rest of your life. The movie sputters a bit yet amazingly my husband liked it. It’s only a horror movie if you’re afraid of aging.

I love that it’s one of the rarest of songs would be perfectly appropriate to play at both a wedding and a funeral.

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by Anonymousreply 387June 23, 2022 9:10 AM

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay.

by Anonymousreply 388June 23, 2022 9:23 AM

ELO - Evil Woman (1975)

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by Anonymousreply 389June 24, 2022 1:24 PM

"The Way We Were," Beyoncé live, with Streisand in the audience.

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by Anonymousreply 390June 24, 2022 3:50 PM

Cranberries - Linger

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by Anonymousreply 391June 26, 2022 7:36 AM

Smalltown Boy. For reasons I've said in another post THERE so i don't have to say it HERE.

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by Anonymousreply 392June 26, 2022 8:52 AM
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