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Title: What song brings you to tears ??
Post by: TheWolfman on May 27, 2012, 06:07:38 PM
 If you could name one song from any style, or era, what song or instamental  that could bring you to tears whenever you hear it ??? For me there is one song that tugs the hear every time i hear it, its a instramental played with a bugel, to honor those who have died in the military. TAPS !!!!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on May 27, 2012, 07:23:40 PM
Ok - here it is...

"Vincent" by Don McLean.   I also get a little choked up by Julio Iglesias' version of the same song.
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Post by: Illoman on May 27, 2012, 09:45:04 PM
One that most folks here have never heard. It's by a band called Adam Again, and the song is "You Can Fall in Love". I can't tell you how many times this song has reduced me to a blubbering mess. Not that that's a bad thing. I feel much better after a good cry.  ::)
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Post by: BlackLagoon on May 27, 2012, 10:21:02 PM
Anything by Barbara Streisand not only reduces me to tears but also gives me the bird flu and mad cow disease.....and a stroke.
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Post by: Illoman on May 27, 2012, 10:38:19 PM
Anything by Barbara Streisand not only reduces me to tears but also gives me the bird flu and mad cow disease.....and a stroke.

Well spoken, my friend. My distaste for Ms Streisand's music is well known where I work. During Christmas her inane version of Jingle Bells is enough to make me run out of the store screaming. Once a good friend of mine found an 8 track tape copy of one of her Christmas albums and left it on my desk! The following Christmas the same jokester left a framed 11"x14" photo of her on my desk!!  ::)
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Post by: BlackLagoon on May 27, 2012, 10:47:07 PM
Well spoken, my friend. My distaste for Ms Streisand's music is well known where I work. During Christmas her inane version of Jingle Bells is enough to make me run out of the store screaming. Once a good friend of mine found an 8 track tape copy of one of her Christmas albums and left it on my desk! The following Christmas the same jokester left a framed 11"x14" photo of her on my desk!!  ::)

That is uncanny that you said that!! I was going to say more about Jingle Bells but I thought I had said enough. My mother had that on one of her Christmas compliations as a kid and I swear on everything I think it gave me panic attacks. While I'm a huge Christmas fan, I'm fairly sure that song could suck the life out of every elf in the North Pole.

I swear on my grandmother's nativity scene........that song is 100% pure concentrated evil. It's like the "Anti-Christmas".
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on May 28, 2012, 07:12:04 AM
My favorite movie of all time is the movie musical Scrooge, w/Albert Finney. Many of the songs stir my soul & reduce me to tears.
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Post by: Flower on May 28, 2012, 08:55:21 AM
Marty Balin - Hearts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIF74lH4KPM#)
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Post by: charp13 on May 28, 2012, 09:06:23 AM
Joey Ramone's version of "What a Wonderful World" makes me cry, even when I just think about it. It is so beautiful and goes right to my heart. And it came out at such a sad time.
Also- Mendelssohn 5- Reformation makes me weep openly. I can no longer listen to it while I'm driving because it overwhelms me. Ahhhh soooooo wonderful  :)
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Post by: Street Worm on May 28, 2012, 01:56:21 PM
"Peace" - Metropole Orchestra - Tribute to Joe Zawinul  :'(

& not so much the song, but the intro gets me every time...
one last duet-

Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter Duet Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC1qV2l7Ms0#)
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Post by: Flower on May 28, 2012, 02:58:00 PM
A SONG FOR YOU - Leon Russell & Friends (1971) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37dw2r45Xzg#)
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Post by: Scatter on May 28, 2012, 04:23:54 PM
Well spoken, my friend. My distaste for Ms Streisand's music is well known where I work. During Christmas her inane version of Jingle Bells is enough to make me run out of the store screaming. Once a good friend of mine found an 8 track tape copy of one of her Christmas albums and left it on my desk! The following Christmas the same jokester left a framed 11"x14" photo of her on my desk!!  ::)

It's like you looked into my soul before you posted. Streisand is pure, unadulterated evil.
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Post by: missdead13 on May 28, 2012, 04:32:13 PM
Johnny Cash - Hurt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp4UI_FxGLE#)
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Post by: Scatter on May 28, 2012, 04:33:03 PM
Johnny Cash - Hurt ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp4UI_FxGLE#[/url])


LOVE this!! That's some eerie shiaaat right there.
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Post by: Street Worm on May 28, 2012, 04:36:40 PM
A SONG FOR YOU - Leon Russell & Friends (1971) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37dw2r45Xzg#[/url])


Ah! Leon's 1971 "Homewood Sessions" PBS concert-
I've got to find that on DVD one day -  Great show!
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Post by: Illoman on May 28, 2012, 05:11:59 PM
LOVE this!! That's some eerie shiaaat right there.

I bought the cd/dvd combo of this album. Took it to a friend's house who had never seen the video. He had tears in his eyes and asked me to replay it right away. Powerful, powerful rendition.
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Post by: missdead13 on May 28, 2012, 06:17:57 PM
I bought the cd/dvd combo of this album. Took it to a friend's house who had never seen the video. He had tears in his eyes and asked me to replay it right away. Powerful, powerful rendition.

ya. its the first thing I thought of , like instantly when I saw the title of this thread.
I cannot hear it or see the video without crying. It moves me. :'(

i also own the cd/dvd set. It is amazing.
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Post by: Fester on May 29, 2012, 12:20:16 AM
This one never ceases to move me.

What a wonderful world - LOUIS ARMSTRONG. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2VCwBzGdPM#)

And a second version.
IZ's medley leaves tears running down my cheeks.
Over the Rainbow / What a wonderful World - IZ, Israel Kamakawiwo`Ole (Musikvideo) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5JicO2bKec#)
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Post by: horror1o1 on May 29, 2012, 12:26:44 AM
Johnny Cash - Hurt ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp4UI_FxGLE#[/url])


Wow this is the same song I was gonna pick. I remember seeing this on TV when it came out and it would always bring a tear to my eye and get me all choked up. Really this whole album is pretty sad.
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Post by: Fester on May 29, 2012, 12:38:30 AM
There is one more.

There have been several versions of this song.
However, I think these four Norwegians really nailed it.
HALLELUJAH , (shrek song) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2NEU6Xf7lM#noexternalembed)


And on that note, I'll be leaving for a while.

See you around.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on May 29, 2012, 01:18:33 AM
Something about this, and Patsy Cline.

Patsy Cline -- I Fall To Pieces (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuZTk1hdpMs#)
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Post by: SeptimusPretorius on May 29, 2012, 03:08:55 AM
This one...every time.

JANIS JOPLIN BALL AND CHAIN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdsPKDt96wE#)

and this version of this song....

You Are My Sunshine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn8qNHPzjVg#)

 ededed S.P. ededed
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Post by: horror1o1 on May 29, 2012, 04:48:47 AM
Here's one that gets me choked up pretty easily. For one the lyrics are so true and also seeing Freddy fade way.

Queen - These Are the Days Of Our Lives (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymLiw8dnHO4#ws)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on May 29, 2012, 02:32:16 PM
Hank Williams Sr. - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Hank Williams Sr. (w/ lyrics) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDchFasI-Pc#)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on May 29, 2012, 08:26:36 PM
The Flamingos | I Only Have Eyes For You | 1959 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v-GGaPehGM#)
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Post by: Unknown Primate on May 29, 2012, 11:06:38 PM

IZ's medley leaves tears running down my cheeks.


 Mine and my daughter's favorite, too.
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Post by: Scatter on May 29, 2012, 11:09:36 PM
There is one more.

There have been several versions of this song.
However, I think these four Norwegians really nailed it.
HALLELUJAH , (shrek song) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2NEU6Xf7lM#noexternalembed[/url])


And on that note, I'll be leaving for a while.

See you around.


Hey.........NO NO NO. That's AWOL. PM on the way.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on May 30, 2012, 06:27:26 PM
Lulu - To Sir With Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOVQ4vAmM7Y#)
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Post by: SeptimusPretorius on May 30, 2012, 10:19:02 PM
Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton - Jeannie's Afraid Of The Dark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY8O5ErJpng#)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on May 31, 2012, 03:01:25 PM
Conway Twitty - I See The Want To In Your Eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2aeRg_yMSE#noexternalembed)
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Post by: dlhenderson on June 02, 2012, 07:26:54 PM
That is uncanny that you said that!! I was going to say more about Jingle Bells but I thought I had said enough. My mother had that on one of her Christmas compliations as a kid and I swear on everything I think it gave me panic attacks. While I'm a huge Christmas fan, I'm fairly sure that song could suck the life out of every elf in the North Pole.

I swear on my grandmother's nativity scene........that song is 100% pure concentrated evil. It's like the "Anti-Christmas".

LOL!  ;D
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Post by: dlhenderson on June 02, 2012, 07:32:42 PM
I may be nuts, but Over and Glory Box by Portishead get me.
Also, Anywhere Out of the World by Dead Can Dance.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 02, 2012, 07:41:03 PM
Dottie West- I'm Only Human/ Today I Started Loving You Again (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK9r4JZmU4s#)
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Post by: Sir Masksalot on March 04, 2020, 12:59:48 PM
I've reviewed this thread with great interest but my reply will be the weirdest of all: there's a Stevie Wonder song
that brings me to tears of sadness every time it plays. Most ironically, the song is titled "Overjoyed". Go figure ...
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Post by: Mord on March 04, 2020, 02:00:31 PM
Just about everything on the radio, these days, brings me to tears (for all the wrong reasons).
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Post by: marsattacks666 on March 04, 2020, 02:03:42 PM
Not one song brings me tears. Not even, Tears for Fears😉🎃
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Post by: Mike Scott on March 04, 2020, 02:41:20 PM
"Mother Machree" (Me and all the other lads down at The Drunken Dick.)
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Post by: Hepcat on March 05, 2020, 11:44:47 AM
Just about everything on the radio, these days, brings me to tears (for all the wrong reasons).

That was my first thought too. So bad that...?

 :-\
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Post by: Hepcat on March 05, 2020, 12:10:34 PM
This one seemed to do the trick for me when I was a kid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlbS0JNFMIM# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlbS0JNFMIM#)

This one by the Scorpions dealing with the fall of the Berlin Wall choked me up because of the stark reminder of how lucky I'd been to have been born in Canada in the 1950's in stark contrast to the experience of so many others including my own parents:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4RjJKxsamQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4RjJKxsamQ#)

Kiss Me Goodbye by Petula Clark is also a tear jerker. Here's a particularly good rendition:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF6j9V6dWX8# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF6j9V6dWX8#)

  cl:)
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Post by: Rex fury on March 05, 2020, 05:28:14 PM
Pink Floyd  the entire “Dark Side Of The Moon” always gets me. However, it’s one of the few entire albums that I can listen to over and over again without getting tired of it. The song lyrics really emphasize the futility of a life lived stuck in a dystopian working class society. The song “Us And Them”  is especially potent for me : “...forward he cried from the rear, and the front rank died. And the generals sat, and the lines on the map moved from side to side”
RF
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Post by: Haunted hearse on March 13, 2020, 07:01:29 PM
"Honey (I miss you)" As a widower, it is a song about remembering a loved one who's passed on.
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Post by: geezer butler on March 14, 2020, 06:11:15 PM
"Honey (I miss you)" As a widower, it is a song about remembering a loved one who's passed on.

Sorry to hear that Haunted hearse. Keep your spirits up. 
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Post by: geezer butler on March 14, 2020, 06:23:16 PM
I'm not sure if any music literally makes me cry, but some songs come close. I really enjoy listening to melancholic compositions. Classic examples include Bach  BWV 988 (Goldberg variation), Chopin Nocturne in C-Sharp minor, Vivaldi Sposa son disprezzata, and of course Beethoven's midnight sonata.

In terms of modern music "Asleep" by the Smiths is one of the most depressing songs I can think of. I love it (and the band), just saying it's not very cheerful.

Another beautifully sad composition from a modern group is "13 Angels Standing Guard 'Round the Side of Your Bed" by Mt. Zion. The track is from their concept record "He Has Left Us Alone." The concept album is dedicated to one of the members' dogs who sadly crossed the rainbow bridge. Contemplating the loss of our fury friends definitively chokes me up.

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Post by: Wicked Lester on April 06, 2020, 08:23:09 PM
Unchained Melody... reminds me of my late wife.