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BluezOldy
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Little Willie John's "Need Your Love so Bad" nearly always does it for me.

This is the Peter Green/Fleetwood Mac version but I think I like the Gary Moore version better which goes for twice as long:

♪♫ Ron ♪♫

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jenny b
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I can't pick out any emotion in particular, but the soaring guitar is just totally emotionally overwhelming in Pink Floyds Crazy Diamond. I've cried/had tears in my eyes many times listening to that.
The Wall album is another, though for more depressing reasons, I think it resonates with a depressive state..to be played with caution..
Supertramps 'Rudy' made my cry for its insight into hopeless living.. but many of their songs with the incredible instrumentals and insightful lyrics move me when I sit down and really listen.. they blow me away over and over.
And Sam Cooke singing 'A change is gonna come' makes me shiver just thinking of it, man I break down at that! :(

ok after all that I need to think of some songs that make me smile!


   
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I have two songs that always brings tears...
Ella Fitzgerald singing 'the Nearness of You'.

and the song 'Love in Vain'...doesn't matter who is paying it.

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Chris C
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The older I get the more easily I'm emotionally moved by music. So the list would be too long to type out.


   
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Blueline
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The older I get the more easily I'm emotionally moved by music. So the list would be too long to type out.

Fair Dinkem. You can't post to this thread without having put your soul out there! We won't let you off the hook THAT easily. At least post 1 song.

BTW...thanks to VIc, I've got Alone Again Naturally stuck in my head and it won't leave!!

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another thought. the songs that make nme cry are often playedin GC.
pain cries. not sad cries.

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Leonard Cohen for me. He has the gift to rub things in just that little bit more.


   
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Leonard Cohen for me. He has the gift to rub things in just that little bit more.

Not only for us. Kurt Cobain sang these famous lines in Nirvana's Pennyroyal Tea: "Give me Leonard Cohen afterworld/ So I can sigh eternally."


   
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I cry with practically all songs if they are played with feeling. The music style is not important. I can cry with a classic ballad as Stand by me or with the Master of Puppets.

When I go to a classic music concert, the first tear bring when all the orchestra sounds unison after they tuned the instruments. Always. In every concert.

And, of course, the marvelous fado. Do you want to cry? Try this: Mariza, O gente da minha terra...


   
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Nuno. I am alot like you in this respect. the link is fantastic. very emotional.

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When a song is made with feeling it can really touch you ,no matter the language.
Allow me to introduce one of the best songwriters from Spain (if not the best) : Joan Manuel Serrat. (I hope you like him too Nuno).


   
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Serrat, eh? :wink:

Try Lucía. BTW, there is a very good cover by Rosario, the youngest daughter of the great Lola Flores, but I don't find a good video in YouTube.

He is not in my favorite list, I don't like songwriters, but his songs are classics. He is a great musician and the lyrics are very good although some of his songs use poems by Spanish and Sudamerican poets like Machado or Neruda.

Dogbite, the Portuguese people are specially emotional in his music. And Mariza is incredibly sad. The fado is incredibly sad. This is another fado: Cavaleiro Monge (Monk Knight).

And the bluesman Rui Veloso and the O fado do lãdrao enamorado (Fado of the thief in love). With songs like this one, it is easier understand my avatar...

Eh! But not only the Portuguese make sad songs, we also know how to do it: Manolo García, Vendrán días.

And it is enough or everybody will need a box of Kleenex! :lol:


   
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Chris C
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The older I get the more easily I'm emotionally moved by music. So the list would be too long to type out.

Fair Dinkem. You can't post to this thread without having put your soul out there! We won't let you off the hook THAT easily. At least post 1 song.

OK. :D

I'll start close to here. When I first heard Kathy Reichert's song 'Getaway' at the SSG here, some tears trickled down my cheeks. Not because the lyrics or the tune were especially sad, but just because the quality was so good, and everything was so strong about the way it was done. It wasn't sad, it was just....well, moving I guess the word is.

Stacks of opera and choral music too. Pie Jesu from Andrew Lloyd Webber's requiem, sung by Sarah Brightman - or even just played instrumentally - gets me EVERY time - even just thinking about the opening bars causes the throat to start tightening up.... sniff....

I remember when I bought my first CD player and some CDs. I set it all up and put on a classical CD of Wynton Marsalis playing a trumpet concerto. The sound was just stunning, the music excellent, and Marsalis' playing just breathtakingly good. Nothing sad about it all, just deeply moving in a good way. Just like Nuno and his response to orchestral concerts, my emotional reaction was instant and involved damp cheeks...

I have a relative, by marriage, who is German. He's a big guy, and deeply involved with computers. On the face of it he appears utterly cool and technical, super-precise and geeky. He looks hardly the type to ever get misty eyed, let alone start sobbing. But he never sits down in front of the TV without a box of tissues alongside - because the moment the film or show gets a teeny bit emotional he apparently turns into Niagara Falls. :mrgreen:

Cheers,

Chris

EDIT: I just googled Pie Jesu on Youtube, to confirm it's effect. It took about five notes - long before the singer came in - and the cheeks were wet. I'd hate to be unemotional, so I'm completely unapologetic about being a bloke who can go to pieces at the sight or sound of beauty. :D


   
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I've got different reaction to orchestral music. Well, two reactions. Sometimes a power is felt that one might associate with Punk or soemthing. Very strange. More times than not, though, I fall into a zone. I'm like a zombie. Sometimes an opera, although I've never been to one. I get into such a deep zone or trance or whatever it's called. I'm out of it.

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This one always chokes me up.

Pirates of the Mississippi - Feed Jake.

My dad would always talk about retirement, and allude to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And I say all you've got at the end of the rainbow is death. You're riding the rainbow right now. - Mark Borchardt


   
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