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Gunter
08-02-2010, 03:55 PM
For me it's Angels of the Silences by the Counting Crows. I can't make it through that song without angry tears welling up.

And I have no idea why.

Buk Was Right
08-02-2010, 03:56 PM
For me it's Angels of the Silences by the Counting Crows. I can't make it through that song without angry tears welling up.

And I have no idea why.

If you're listening to the Counting Crows I can only assume that it's because you're really really high.

Gunter
08-02-2010, 03:57 PM
If you're listening to the Counting Crows I can only assume that it's because you're really really high.

I wish I was.

Stupid piss tests.

JasonWGBB007
08-02-2010, 03:57 PM
The reprise of I'll Cover You from RENT always gets me teary, especially when coupled with the footage from the film version

Jason California
08-02-2010, 04:00 PM
Elliot Smith's Needle in the Hay gets me. I have more and will be back with them later.

Ryan Elliott
08-02-2010, 04:04 PM
Everything I Do(I Do It For You) by Bryan Adams.

*swoon*

russw
08-02-2010, 04:11 PM
Try to Believe by Oingo Boingo

Gunter
08-02-2010, 04:13 PM
Everything I Do(I Do It For You) by Bryan Adams.

*swoon*

Y'know if it was anyone but you I would think that was a joke post.

RegularJoe
08-02-2010, 04:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUVnKz_deUA

the promise - tracy chapman

ShortStack
08-02-2010, 04:15 PM
Hannah, I'm ready to go by the English Department.

If they didn't put my name in the song I wouldn't get so fucked up by it, but because they did I can't listen to it all the way through without crying like a little bitch with a skinned knee.

Ryan Elliott
08-02-2010, 04:18 PM
Y'know if it was anyone but you I would think that was a joke post.


It is.

I much prefer this version.

http://www.mojvideo.com/video-stewie-griffin-everything-i-do-i-do-it-for-you/d730a1a56dbc93a16dbf

PhoenixFactor
08-02-2010, 04:20 PM
I can feel a hot one by Manchester orchestra. Gets me emotional lyrically and because it reminds me of when my cat died :(

siguy
08-02-2010, 04:25 PM
Dreams, by Fleetwood Mac makes me want to fall in love with a hot thin girl with Farrah hair and Farrah nipples. What have I been doing with my life?

Boys of Summer

Then I listen to Meshuggah and remember I don't care.

I will take this opportunity to remind you all that Joe Walsh rules all ass more than you can possibly comprehend. It's fucking intuitive. It's effortless. He pisses it out.

Ryan Elliott
08-02-2010, 04:28 PM
but honestly one of them is one I heard today on my iPod.

Streets of Love-Rolling Stones.

The Funketeer
08-02-2010, 04:37 PM
Live Forever (http://skreemr.org/link.jsp?id=64524756525D63&artist=Billy%20Joe%20Shaver&title=Live%20Forever) by Billie Joe Shaver. I like the live version a lot more but couldn't find it online.

Girlfriend In A Coma
08-02-2010, 04:38 PM
There's a few that get me all teary-eyed. Don' laugh.

Play - The Cure
To Me You Are a Work of Art - Morrissey

and the worst- the only sing that makes me bawl my eyes out thinking about it is Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg. LOL I'm a sap.

dasNdanger
08-02-2010, 04:40 PM
I'm the biggest sappy boob there is, because this song has made me well up ever since I was a kid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfU17niXOG8

:p :p :p


das

PS: SEE??! There I go again!! *sniffle*

:p

das

Gunter
08-02-2010, 04:41 PM
and the worst- the only sing that makes me bawl my eyes out thinking about it is Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg. LOL I'm a sap.

Why'd you have to bring up Dan...

Damn.

JasonWGBB007
08-02-2010, 04:41 PM
Thought of another one

"Kettering" - The Antlers

Gunter
08-02-2010, 04:42 PM
I'm the biggest sappy boob there is, because this song has made me well up ever since I was a kid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfU17niXOG8

:p :p :p


das

How do you feel about Hallmark cards Das?

schizorabbit
08-02-2010, 04:54 PM
Dreams, by Fleetwood Mac makes me want to fall in love with a hot thin girl with Farrah hair and Farrah nipples. What have I been doing with my life?



I got a Fleetwood Mac song, which, come on, is one of the most perfect songs ever:

Landslide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM7-PYtXtJM&feature=avmsc2).

dasNdanger
08-02-2010, 05:00 PM
How do you feel about Hallmark cards Das?

Don't get me started!!! :mad:

(I think there was a Kleenex commercial, and a vacuum commercial - both back around 2000 - that used to make me all emotional, too. I hated it. :p

As far as regular songs, the few I can think of off the top of my head are:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3khH9ih2XJg

(Turn the Page - this version by Seger - no others)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u80u6nJ2g8

(Darkness, Darkness - The Youngbloods)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjRALwD864k

(Sugar Mountain - Neil Young)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD2BwwGE9uo

(Shooting Star - Bad Company)



das

Magnum V.I.
08-02-2010, 05:02 PM
Runaway Train- Collective Soul.


Because it was the first song I heard the day after my best friend was killed in a car accident in high school.

Magnum V.I.
08-02-2010, 05:03 PM
I also tend to cry and blackout when i hear the ice cream truck song.

I spent so many hours as a little boy in the back of the truck. I don't want that Popsicle, I want a push up....when can I go home?.....Please I don't want to do it.....

lonesomefool
08-02-2010, 05:15 PM
"Best Of You" by the Foo Fighters.

I'm not a big Foo Fighters fan, but Dave Grohl hit pay dirt with the lyrics of this song. Every line is filled with emotion.

BriRedfern
08-02-2010, 05:18 PM
I got a Fleetwood Mac song, which, come on, is one of the most perfect songs ever:

Landslide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM7-PYtXtJM&feature=avmsc2).

I agree with this. It makes me think of my dad now, because stevie Nicks dedicats it to her dad on "the Dance." And my dad loved Stevie Nicks.

Also - Whiter Shade of Pale.

afroloq
08-02-2010, 05:28 PM
When my grandmother passed, someone sang Going Up Yonder...her favorite version was by Tremaine Hawkins...almost every time I hear it, I break down

Strikeout
08-02-2010, 05:29 PM
For me it's Angels of the Silences by the Counting Crows. I can't make it through that song without angry tears welling up.

And I have no idea why.

Have you heard the live version on the MTV/VH1 Storyteller's album. It's a pretty sweet version.

dasNdanger
08-02-2010, 05:30 PM
For some more modern songs, these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS5oa5IPSX0&feature=avmsc2

(Kim the Waitress - Material Issue)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7TLTjqUyog

(The World I Know - Collective Soul)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF7XJvR7DJY

(Flowers of Guatemala - R.E.M.)

And...don't kill me...but... this one not so new one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98mxTslGjbs

(Shilo - Neil Diamond - honestly, most of Neil's songs make me sappy :p :p :p)

BUT the one that affects me the most - another 'ever since I was a kid' blubbery song...believe it or not...is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRwfrZK9FnY

Any version, by anyone, with this one right up there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhKWZNxWIC0

Can't explain it, but that bloody song always gets me so damn bloody emotional.

:p


das

Strikeout
08-02-2010, 05:34 PM
"Foolish Games" by Jewel always gets me because I sang it (overdramaticly on purpose) to my wife when she was my girlfriend and she says that was the moment she knew I was a keeper.

I don't know why but "Like a Rolling Stone" has always made me cheery. I must sing it as loudly as possible too.

"All Systems Red" is a great song by Calexico when you're frustrated as hell.

EmarAndZeb
08-02-2010, 05:35 PM
First one I thought of offhand...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mLuiHsQ55M

schizorabbit
08-02-2010, 05:36 PM
I agree with this. It makes me think of my dad now, because stevie Nicks dedicats it to her dad on "the Dance." And my dad loved Stevie Nicks.

Also - Whiter Shade of Pale.

Throughout my childhood, my dad, who's been dead 8 years now, always played Fleetwood Mac. I remember thinking, When I grow up, I'm going to be a hippie just like my dad!!! :) Funny thing was that my dad was a sergeant in the army. He was a hippie trapped in the body of a soldier.

Yeah, "Landslide" is just one of those songs that I can easily lose myself in, get zoned out on, and stare off into space nostalgically. It's one of those songs that seem to pop up at significant moments of my life. Even the Smashing Pumpkins version came out during the horrific kamikazee crash-n-burn at the end of a six year relationship. :)

michealdark
08-02-2010, 05:39 PM
Either Losing My Religion, Standing Outside the Fire, or Chosen Few

justjeffery
08-02-2010, 05:41 PM
Cats in the Cradle- any version
House of Pain- FAster Pussycat

Daddy songs.. My father lost his father when he was very young, Ive always felt like Im on borrowed time with my father and that we dont spend enough time together...

Against The Wind- Bob Segar

Just the line "wish I didnt know now what I didnt know then" hits a personal spot for me.

Anything- Cowboy Mouth

Makes me feel liberated. Went through a rough couple of years just a step back and this sums it up pretty well.. cry every time I see them live and feel like an idiot immediately afterwards

23- mc lars.

God damn, hard song to get through and I dont personally know anyone who's committed suicide.

silverboy
08-02-2010, 05:45 PM
Oh geez...
Anything off Pinkerton by Weezer
The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most by Dashboard Confessional
"Guernica" by Brand New
"Tuna in the Brine" by Silverchair
Anything by the Eels and Damien Rice
More than a few Counting Crows and Jimmy Eat World songs
"Konstantine" by Something Corporate
"February Stars" by Foo Fighters

HOOKS
08-02-2010, 05:48 PM
Boyz II Men - Oh Well
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1th2ShcTvg

EmarAndZeb
08-02-2010, 06:00 PM
Oh, yeah, this one'll do it, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvvGM3QhtOg

silverboy
08-02-2010, 06:02 PM
And more:
"War on Drugs" and "Break Your Heart" by Barenaked Ladies
"For Crying Out Loud" by Meat Loaf
"Your Own Disaster" by Taking Back Sunday
A lot of songs by Swell Season, Modest Mouse, the Smiths and Straylight Run
"The Scientist" by Coldplay
"The Sniper" by Harry Chapin

Gunter
08-02-2010, 06:04 PM
Have you heard the live version on the MTV/VH1 Storyteller's album. It's a pretty sweet version.

One of the many things I love about the Crows is how their live versions are so different from the studio versions.

And yes, I love that version.

ernster
08-02-2010, 06:13 PM
first one i thought of.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADMPoimDXt0&feature=related

bradical
08-02-2010, 06:25 PM
Oh geez...
Anything off Pinkerton by Weezer
The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most by Dashboard Confessional
"Guernica" by Brand New
"Tuna in the Brine" by Silverchair
Anything by the Eels and Damien Rice
More than a few Counting Crows and Jimmy Eat World songs
"Konstantine" by Something Corporate
"February Stars" by Foo Fighters

9 crimes is playing on my laptop right now.

siguy
08-02-2010, 06:26 PM
Buffy/Angel Love Theme. Of Buffy your love can never be..

michealdark
08-02-2010, 06:28 PM
Another one I thought of was this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqqwhbs7Qgw

shakazulu
08-02-2010, 06:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUVnKz_deUA

the promise - tracy chapman

Yes. This one.

silverboy
08-02-2010, 06:36 PM
9 crimes is playing on my laptop right now.

A little project I had going with an ex-girlfriend:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8-P80VAKvI

MayorMitch100
08-02-2010, 06:38 PM
Neon Bible by Arcade Fire represents the relationship with my dad's side of the family

Come on Bring the Illinois by Sufjan Stevens, a few of the songs represent the relationship with my mom.

SgtPepper
08-02-2010, 06:57 PM
Little Mascara - The Replacements (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXBVRNcwvds)

Makes me think of my parents divorce.

Strikeout
08-02-2010, 07:07 PM
Man, how could I forget "Existentialism on Prom Night" by Straylight Run. Wonderful song.

RebootedCorpse
08-02-2010, 07:09 PM
Jungleland

ManOfMiracles
08-02-2010, 07:10 PM
Clocks by Coldplay.

After my Mother passed away I went back to her house to begin making the funeral arrangements and I turned the TV on, and there was a live version of "Clocks" just beginning to play. It has stuck with me ever since.

Kedd
08-02-2010, 07:14 PM
Sam Cooke. A change Gon' Come. For a while I would break down in tears every time I heard that song. Even if I listened to it back to back, the tears would not subside. I had to avoid the song for several years because of that. Also Bilal-Sometimes. Any man in a relationship can likely relate to that song.

lonesomefool
08-02-2010, 07:17 PM
A few more

"Nutshell" by Alice In Chains
The unplugged version is haunting.

"High Cost of Living" by Jamey Johnson. I cant relate to cheating on my wife with hookers or doing blow, but the line "my life is just an old routine/Every day the same damn thing/Hell I cant even tell if I'm alive" hits me hard. I'm single and work quite a bit, often times it feels like I live to work and nothing else.

"No Reason Being Late" by Jason Boland and the Stragglers. The line "These mirror talks are getting old/a ray of light was a bullet hole/and I'm jealous of a kiss" hits me as does the line "face to bowl/fist to wall/as I circle down the drain again".

Boland is easily one of most exciting new artists I have discovered in years. He's easily one of the more honest writers to come along in some time.

Kedd
08-02-2010, 07:21 PM
Various versions of of Hallelujah are heart breaking to me also.

Especially this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNQu9rP7xwI&feature=PlayList&p=7254A295F561F35F&playnext=1&index=3

michealdark
08-02-2010, 07:25 PM
Mad World

SgtPepper
08-02-2010, 07:27 PM
Jungleland

For me it's Born To Run, because of the story I heard about a Bruce concert in Philly the day after John Lennon was killed.

Bruce conducted the part where the band holds the note like the orchestra in A Day In The Life.

When he turned around back around, tears were streaming down his face as he sang "The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive
/Everybody's out on the run tonight/but there's no place left to hide."

I always get choked up during that part of the song.

JoeE
08-02-2010, 07:31 PM
Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground - Blind Willie Johnson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNj2BXW852g)

The most lonely thing I've ever heard. This is currently traveling through space, one of 27 pieces of music chosen by Carl Sagan to represent the human experience.

dasNdanger
08-02-2010, 07:32 PM
Mad World

Oh, god...YES!



das

Kedd
08-02-2010, 07:37 PM
I'm an emotional wreck so there are dozens of songs that really mess with me in one way or another.
Jaco Pastorius-portrait of tracey
Joe cocker-I get by with a little help from my friends

silverboy
08-02-2010, 07:40 PM
Good calls on Hallelujah and Mad World.

And I'll throw in the whole MTV Unplugged album by Nirvana.

michealdark
08-02-2010, 07:46 PM
Good calls on Hallelujah and Mad World.

And I'll throw in the whole MTV Unplugged album by Nirvana.

YES! The cover of Leadbelly's "Where Did You Sleep Last Night", nowadays, is soooooo earily haunting. Especially that scream. That's just bonechilling, man. I get goosebumps listening to it every time.

Man, the number of songs I could fill this with, but yeah, I have some more.

I'd say all of AFI's "Sing the Sorrow" is probably the most lyrically meaningful album of the decade, but I think I'll say the finale of ...But Home is Nowhere and This Time Imperfect is the thing that makes me break down every time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h_HSCFXwss&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjC4bwuiZ3Y&feature=related

And also, Alice in Chain's new album is full of great stuff, but I really, really love A Looking In View especially.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr_tyst3SVE

dasNdanger
08-02-2010, 07:51 PM
Another one - Amazing Grace. :p


das

silverboy
08-02-2010, 07:51 PM
YES! The cover of Leadbelly's "Where Did You Sleep Last Night", nowadays, is soooooo earily haunting. Especially that scream. That's just bonechilling, man. I get goosebumps listening to it every time.

The producers wanted the band to perform an encore, but Cobain refused, because he knew he couldn't top that song.

michealdark
08-02-2010, 07:55 PM
I editted even more to that post.

GelfXIII
08-02-2010, 07:58 PM
I dont know about song effects, but I find Reverb to be the most poignant of guitar effects, much moreso than straight echo. Tremelo can be very moving as well.

silverboy
08-02-2010, 07:59 PM
"Hey Jealousy" by the Gin Blossoms.

SgtPepper
08-02-2010, 08:00 PM
Frankie Teardrop - Suicide

That song freaks out even in the middle of the day.

I made the mistake of listening to it alone on a late night drive through backwoods roads, with the moon orange and gibbous. It was not a pleasant experience.

michealdark
08-02-2010, 08:08 PM
That song is TERRIFYING! That thing can give genuine nightmares. It's everything Throbbing Gristle at their least poppy tried to be: loud, spooky, effects filled, with provacative lyrics and an unnerving atmosphere. Suicide were more smooth about it though, while TG tended to be more jarring and combative.

Magnum V.I.
08-02-2010, 08:08 PM
You are everybody- Drive Shaft.

Dream
08-02-2010, 08:10 PM
Little Motel by Modest Mouse.

Kedd
08-02-2010, 08:13 PM
You are everybody- Drive Shaft.

I thought it was "you ALL everybody"

Masculine Todd
08-02-2010, 08:13 PM
Richard Hell & the Voidoids -- Blank Generation (1977)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP3x-VdOb44

Youth, nihilism, disillusionment, punk. It's my favorite song and one that resonates with me deeply.

Magnum V.I.
08-02-2010, 08:14 PM
I thought it was "you ALL everybody"

That too. :(

I was so emotional just writing the song down. :cry:


i will never be able to watch a new episode of Lost ever again.

SgtPepper
08-02-2010, 08:15 PM
That song is TERRIFYING! That thing can give genuine nightmares. It's everything Throbbing Gristle at their least poppy tried to be: loud, spooky, effects filled, with provacative lyrics and an unnerving atmosphere. Suicide were more smooth about it though, while TG tended to be more jarring and combative.

Yeah, I was getting shaky hearing it during the day with a car full of people.

I need to get 20 Jazz Funk Greats.

costello
08-02-2010, 08:17 PM
Hannah, I'm ready to go by the English Department.

If they didn't put my name in the song I wouldn't get so fucked up by it, but because they did I can't listen to it all the way through without crying like a little bitch with a skinned knee.

I thought this was a joke, because he wrote "effects" and not "affects."

Masculine Todd
08-02-2010, 08:17 PM
Frankie Teardrop - Suicide

That song freaks out even in the middle of the day.

I made the mistake of listening to it alone on a late night drive through backwoods roads, with the moon orange and gibbous. It was not a pleasant experience.

Ugh. The first time I listened to the self-titled (the first s/t), I was driving through Michigan around 2 in the morning. The freeway was desolate, and I felt so isolated and removed from all humanity. Sure, Cheree has a menacing air of creepiness (there's certainly a stalker-esque admiration for the titular character), but nothing prior to Frankie Teardrop prepared me to hear that.

Masculine Todd
08-02-2010, 08:20 PM
That song is TERRIFYING! That thing can give genuine nightmares. It's everything Throbbing Gristle at their least poppy tried to be: loud, spooky, effects filled, with provacative lyrics and an unnerving atmosphere. Suicide were more smooth about it though, while TG tended to be more jarring and combative.

I've listened to Hamburger Lady once. I can't bring myself to do it again.

Masculine Todd
08-02-2010, 08:21 PM
Sam Cooke. A change Gon' Come. For a while I would break down in tears every time I heard that song. Even if I listened to it back to back, the tears would not subside. I had to avoid the song for several years because of that.

Great song.

siguy
08-02-2010, 08:39 PM
I know it's cliche, but, Right Now by Van Halen.

Cat's In the Cradle

SgtPepper
08-02-2010, 08:52 PM
Ugh. The first time I listened to the self-titled (the first s/t), I was driving through Michigan around 2 in the morning. The freeway was desolate, and I felt so isolated and removed from all humanity. Sure, Cheree has a menacing air of creepiness (there's certainly a stalker-esque admiration for the titular character), but nothing prior to Frankie Teardrop prepared me to hear that.

I got the idea from my radio show co-host. He mentioned listening to the first album on a night drive back home and being freaked out by Frankie Teardrop. So I thought I'd give it a shot. Never again.

Masculine Todd
08-02-2010, 08:56 PM
I got the idea from my radio show co-host. He mentioned listening to the first album on a night drive back home and being freaked out by Frankie Teardrop. So I thought I'd give it a shot. Never again.

Was it the first time you'd heard the song? My fear was heightened due to the sheer unexpectedness of it. If so, you're a masochist, Andrew. You mentioned earlier that the song terrifies you during the day, and I've only ever listened to it at night. I'm temped to see how potent it would be to hear while walking through a heavily populated area during the day.

SgtPepper
08-02-2010, 08:59 PM
Was it the first time you'd heard the song? My fear was heightened due to the sheer unexpectedness of it. If so, you're a masochist, Andrew. You mentioned earlier that the song terrifies you during the day, and I've only ever listened to it at night. I'm temped to see how potent it would be to hear while walking through a heavily populated area during the day.

I'd listened to it once, about a year before in the center lobby of my dorm while reading Franny and Zooey. I knew about the screams and such but I didn't know when to expect them.

adventure metal
08-02-2010, 09:00 PM
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and Ballad of Roy Rogers by Elton John

Sergeant Arms
08-02-2010, 09:10 PM
Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
Arcade Fire - Intervention

In that order.

SteveFlack
08-02-2010, 09:14 PM
Brick by Ben Folds Five.

FrnkCastle
08-02-2010, 09:19 PM
I'll also say 9 crimes by Damien rice. Though anything by him gets me. And his live performances are even more moving.

Greygor
08-03-2010, 01:03 AM
He Ain't Heavy He's my Brother

I'm sorry just the opening Bars starts Niagara Falls for me :sad:

It can be enhanced with imagery. The one video I can't find was featured on a BBC Show showing Mentally Disabled young adults being taken on a day out to the seaside. I was inconsolable for about an hour afterwards.

For Patriots

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0H9IoOlO80

Social & Charities - Cover Version (Warning: Some Distressing Images)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l9r14o5-nM

Greygor
08-03-2010, 01:07 AM
On another Emotional Level there's

Red Right Hand by Nick Cave

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-XeQsOdEKc

And if he is involved in the New Crow film this music has to make an appearance

The Hodag
08-03-2010, 01:13 AM
Brick by Ben Folds Five.

It's kind of obvious, but...yeah.

The Hodag
08-03-2010, 01:33 AM
Sam Cooke. A change Gon' Come. For a while I would break down in tears every time I heard that song. Even if I listened to it back to back, the tears would not subside. I had to avoid the song for several years because of that.

I don't think I really heard the song in its entirety until a few years ago and it just blew me away. God, even just the first soaring line. "I was booooorn by the river..."

Also for me:

"What's Going On?" / Marvin Gaye - Simple lyrics, all-time great presentation

"To Be By Your Side" / Nick Cave - I think this might be slightly obscure and only appear in the documentary Winged Migration, but maybe it's on a regular album, too? It kills me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny4izkgnX_k

"Laughing With" / Regina Spektor - This is probably a trite song and I'm a traitor to atheism for finding it moving, but fuck it, I always feel it in my heart. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pxRXP3w-sQ&feature=avmsc2

"O-o-h Child" / The Five Stairsteps - Blame Boyz 'n' The Hood for using it with an ironic sadness. That's the context it always evokes when I hear it: the world ain't fair.

SuperStick
08-03-2010, 07:29 AM
"The Trapeze Swinger" by Iron and Wine (I want that song played at my funeral)
"Bend and Not Break" by Dashboard Confessional
"Open Your Eyes" by Snow Patrol
"Fire" by Augustana
"Hurt" by Johnny Cash (or Nine Inch Nails)
"Night Windows", "Left & Leaving", and "Time's Arrow" by The Weakerthans (if you've never listened to them, do yourself a favor and look them up)
"Let it Be" by The Beatles

I'm sure I'll think of more later

Roman Noodles
08-03-2010, 07:31 AM
Smile - Charlie Chaplin
No Surprises - Radiohead
All I Need - Radiohead



Damn, gonna have to think hard.

The Dean
08-03-2010, 07:33 AM
Postal Service: Nothing Better

My ex and I had kind of a thing for this band and the story in this song closely mirrors our breakup.

Alexander Hamilton
08-03-2010, 07:35 AM
Airport by Karate...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS-QgHxJXZw

PeterSparker
08-03-2010, 07:35 AM
Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot

Christopher Brian
08-03-2010, 07:42 AM
This is all over the place but I listen to a bunch of stuff-

Tupac- Hold Ya Head
Garth Brooks- Learning To Live Again (played it around the clock after my divorce)
Elton John- Rocket Man (I prefer the '03 remixed version)

The Dean
08-03-2010, 07:43 AM
When I need a good cry, Gilbert O'Sullivan, "Alone again, naturally."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhQgta94IG8&feature=related

Roman Noodles
08-03-2010, 07:47 AM
I Dreamt I Was An Architect - The Decemberists
I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab for Cutie
Sparks - Coldplay
Aqueous Transmission - Incubus
Bedshaped - Keane
Silent Sea - KT Tunstall
Like A Star - Corrinne Bailey Rae
Feelin' Good - Nina Simone
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
1983 - John Mayer
Starlight - Muse
Windows of the World - Dionne Warwick
Message to Michael - Dionne Warwick
Alone Again, Naturally - Gilbert O'Sullivan

Wow, I could go on for awhile with these . . . and I haven't gotten into the Beatles.

Alexander Hamilton
08-03-2010, 07:50 AM
May have been mentioned but...

There's No Sunshine When She's Gone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIdIqbv7SPo)

Masculine Todd
08-03-2010, 07:51 AM
On another Emotional Level there's

Red Right Hand by Nick Cave

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-XeQsOdEKc

And if he is involved in the New Crow film this music has to make an appearance

God damn good song.

Blake Sims
08-03-2010, 07:51 AM
Gemini (Birthday Song) by Why?

TIP
08-03-2010, 08:00 AM
Slow Ride by Foghat...it makes me miss who cares?

Blake Sims
08-03-2010, 08:02 AM
Slow Ride by Foghat...it makes me miss who cares?

Awww snap! I forgot about who cares? !

Jef UK
08-03-2010, 08:05 AM
"You Made Me Forget My Dreams" by Belle and Sebastian

and

"I'm Going to Go Back There Some Day" by Gonzo.

Roman Noodles
08-03-2010, 08:07 AM
May have been mentioned but...

There's No Sunshine When She's Gone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIdIqbv7SPo)

I'm (supposedly) related to that guy, he's (supposedly) my grandmother's cousin.


I say supposedly, because my grandmother has alas passed on, and I never got around to asking her if it was true.

Alexander Hamilton
08-03-2010, 08:11 AM
"You Made Me Forget My Dreams" by Belle and Sebastian

and

"I'm Going to Go Back There Some Day" by Gonzo.

Oh.. this reminds me that "Rainbow Connection" by Kermit D. Frog bares mentioning.

Masculine Todd
08-03-2010, 08:24 AM
I almost forgot these:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xx-rawGfn8

John Coltrane -- Resolution, Pt. 2 (1965)

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tOpwgrqshU

Marvin Gaye -- Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (1971)

King of Mars
08-03-2010, 08:58 AM
Just about anything by A.A. Bondy. I don't think anyone is doing the emotional, singer/songwriter thing better than him right now.

Alexander Hamilton
08-03-2010, 08:59 AM
Waste of Paint by Bright Eyes. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q77-ggkzWRI)

Roman Noodles
08-03-2010, 09:02 AM
Okay, if I can be lame for a bit, the "Will You Remember Me?" song from Snoopy, Come Home still gets to me to this day. :surrend:


As does those silly mice in An American Tail's version of "Somewhere Out There."

Also, the Disney songs: "Beauty and the Beast", "Apart of Your World" and "Almost There."

Ryan Elliott
08-03-2010, 09:12 AM
Oh.. this reminds me that "Rainbow Connection" by Kermit D. Frog bares mentioning.


Ohhhhh yeah.

PeterSparker
08-03-2010, 09:19 AM
Sam Cooke. A change Gon' Come. For a while I would break down in tears every time I heard that song. Even if I listened to it back to back, the tears would not subside. I had to avoid the song for several years because of that.

I love Sam Cooke, and it is his song, but the version that gets me, and is one of the best performances I've ever seen, is the great Al Green doing it live (backed by Booker T and The MG's) in 1995 at the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

The good reverend delivers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8WSR7we2EI



This one always gets me...

Andreas
08-03-2010, 09:51 AM
The most recent one is perhaps "Datapanik" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLQUddhkbtM) by Momus.

Andreas

Sheldo
08-03-2010, 09:55 AM
Wish you were here - Pink Floyd
Light in your eyes - Blessid Union of Souls
Cigarette - Ben Folds Five

joshsapien
08-03-2010, 10:17 AM
the Scientist by Coldplay. my best friend was listening to this when his 11 month old daughter died. it came on the radio one time and he made me turn it off and started to cry. painful to see a grown man cry over something he has no control over.

Walk On by U2- was on the radio when the above mentioned friend called me to tell me his daughter was dead.

In My Life- the Beatles
Do You Realize- Flaming Lips
What Ever Happened To Soy Bomb?- eels
(my personal bummer trilogy)

American Girl- Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- makes me feel like everything's going to be just fine

-josh

RebootedCorpse
08-03-2010, 11:51 AM
You're all a bunch of girls.

silverboy
08-03-2010, 12:00 PM
Cigarette - Ben Folds Five

Ooh, good call. Ben's another heartstring puller.

I'll add:
"Black" by Pearl Jam
"Fake Plastic Trees" by Radiohead

Jef UK
08-03-2010, 12:13 PM
Oh yeah, "Pale Blue Eyes," by the Velvet Underground is a huge one.

The Hodag
08-03-2010, 12:49 PM
You're all a bunch of girls.

Who sings that?

Andreas
08-03-2010, 01:06 PM
Who sings that?

Baxendale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdJKUOI364E)

shakazulu
08-03-2010, 01:51 PM
Plainsong - The Cure
I'll Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab for Cutie
Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam
Fix You - Coldplay
The Scientist - Coldplay
Death and All His Friends - Coldplay

dasNdanger
08-03-2010, 01:52 PM
You're all a bunch of girls.

:lol:

(At least I AM! :D Not so sure about the rest... )


das

Matt Jay
08-03-2010, 02:22 PM
Honey- Bobby Goldsboro version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuNZapJGxPM&feature=related

If you can listen to that without being moved, you're a dick.

The Hodag
08-03-2010, 04:47 PM
Baxendale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdJKUOI364E)

:lol:

Trey Krimsin
08-03-2010, 05:43 PM
The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles
You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory by Johnny Thunders

michealdark
08-03-2010, 05:53 PM
I've listened to Hamburger Lady once. I can't bring myself to do it again.

The odd thing about TG is that they more or less evenly split their work between these technoesque dance songs (Adrenaline, Hot on the Heels of Love), which later bands like Skinny Puppy, NIN, and Adrenaline Junkies picked up on, and the other half was these weird walls of synthesized sound like Hamburger Lady, which is what Merzbow, Wolf Eyes, Prurient, and all of those noise artists and bands picked up on.

Benel Germosen
08-03-2010, 05:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ln6fmjAN8I

Gets me every time

Fourthman
08-03-2010, 06:08 PM
Hope She's Happier - Bill Withers

http://vimeo.com/5383231

CapnChaos
08-03-2010, 06:09 PM
The one that comes to mind...

Johnny Cash- Spiritual
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7_kpLa3fyI