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Thread: Songs That Provoke Tears?
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March 24th, 2014 10:26 PM #18
I'm a pretty emotional person in general, so it's surprising that more songs don't make me more... well, emotional! Here are a few that emotional (but not necessarily cry):
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls (This song played when I had my dance after I found out I won Homecoming Queen. I think it makes me happy more than anything else because I was never super popular in high school... just well-liked, maybe? Anyways, I never expected Homecoming Queen in a million years so this song just makes me all sorts of emotional. hah)
Imagine - John Lennon (I went on this exchange trip to Israel in high school and after a long trip full of learning about Middle Eastern politics, we all got together before we left for the states, and the whole room - Israelis, Palestinians, and Americans - started singing this song and ahh it always gives me chills because of that.)
Small Bump - Ed Sheeran (This one just hits close to home and it makes me really sad every time I hear it.)
I'll add more if I can think of any... But these were just a few from the top of my head.
March 25th, 2014 08:58 AM #20
There are very few songs that will move me to tears. Here are the few that have done the most:
Fade Together by Franz Ferdinand: This song reminds me of a dear friend who passed away last year and my Grandpop who died in January. The lyrics and emotive vocals just kill me!
Let It Be by The Beatles: This song was something I listened to a lot during my parents separation. It gives me peace but also causes me pain.
Baby Mine by Bette Midler: OH and I watched Dumbo about a month after first coming to university. We had to turn it off when we got to this song as we were both sobbing wrecks.
Ho Hey by The Lumineers: I delivered a baby to this song and whilst it didn't make me cry at the time, the father had tears streaming down his face. He sang this to his newborn little girl later when I was cleaning up. Had to spend several minutes in the storage cupboard gathering my composure after that!
Mama by the Spice Girls: The lyrics ring very true.
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March 26th, 2014 12:08 AM #22
* Balulalow from A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten: It's my favourite Christmas carol. It was played once at one of the Danish royal christenings and it was just so emotional.
* L'hymne à l'amour by Edith Piaf: This is the biggest tearjerker in the world. The lyrics are so beautiful and you can feel the pain in Piaf's voice.
* Om lidt by Kim Larsen: A Danish song that is often used at funerals (though it's not intended for funerals at all). The lyrics are unbelievably sad. It was played at the funerals of two of my granduncles and my grandcousin.
* Speechless by Lady Gaga: The most personal song Gaga has ever written. She puts so much love and passion into every word of it. Undoubtedly her most beautiful piece. It's particularly emotional for me to her it in concert. When I attended The Monster Ball Tour, I was hit with emotion when she played it (unfortunately she bumped it off her setlist for The Born This Way Ball).
* The End of the World by Skeeter Davis: Personal associations and it also makes me think of that unbelievably sad scene from Girl, Interrupted with Winona Ryder and Brittany Murphy.
* The World's Greatest by R. Kelly: Reminds me of my high school graduation where my class performed it. I cry like a dork whenever I hear it even though I loathe R. Kelly with the entirety of my heart.
When I was younger, Underneath Your Clothes by Shakira could tear me into pieces, I think it had been used for something heartbreaking on the telly because I don't know why else a 10-year-old would get so emotional by listening to it. Mama by Spice Girls could do the same (and it secretly still can). Lily's Theme from Harry Potter also secretly makes me sob like an idiot.
Songs like The Internationale and Når jeg ser et rødt flag smælde (Danish left-wing song quite similar to The Internationale and the official anthem of the youth organisation, the Social Democratic Youth of Denmark) can also make me shed a tear in a very non-fanatical way while thinking about all the work I have put into various Social Democratic happenings and events as a member of aforementioned youth organisation and the Social Democrats.Exporting names from Greenland and Inuit mythology
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March 26th, 2014 12:31 AM #24
I am not much of a music nerd but when you talk tears then the song that Eric Clapton sang about his son who died would have to be one of the saddest.