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Old 16-02-2007, 21:51
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Originally Posted by Snortimer
It's quite embarassing to admit but I will. I find that 60's slow songs can be very moving. Percol Harem(sp??) is very emotive.

Also, Aikon's I am so Lonely, used to make me feel sad.
Do you mean "Whiter Shade of Pale" (by Procol Haram )? I never quite "got" that one. "Someone left my cake out in the rain, I don't think that I can take it cos it took so long to bake it and I'll never find that recipe again", it just always made me think of my mother's histrionics every time one of her fruit cakes sunk in the middle (as they invariably did!)
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Old 16-02-2007, 22:03
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Hmm. ok. getting a little confused on this one...
Procul Harem (correct spelling) the song is "A whiter shade of pale" (We skipped the light fandango, turned cartwheels cross the floor, I was fellin kinda seasick, the crowd called out for more. The room was hummin harder as the ceiling flew away. When we called out for another drink the waiter brought a tray. And so it was that later as the miller told his tale, that our faces, first just ghostly, turned a whiter shade of pale).
The OTHER song mentioned, about cakes out in the rain, is "McArthur Park", recorded by both Richard Harris (RIP) and Donna Summer. It's a fast song, but I guess it might make someone cry or be moved.
(Incidentally, it was also played by Sanjay's daughter in an episode of the Simpsons....)
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Old 16-02-2007, 22:04
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Forgot about "Without you" (Harry Nilsson NOT bloody Maria Carey's murder of the song!) --- what a powerful ballad. And "One" by U2 is another tearjerker, for me.
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Old 16-02-2007, 22:09
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I've got a couple too..
Sia - Breathe Me In
Sinead O Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
Changes - Kelly & Ozzie
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Old 16-02-2007, 22:38
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Originally Posted by Trollheart
Hmm. ok. getting a little confused on this one...
Procul Harem (correct spelling) the song is "A whiter shade of pale" (We skipped the light fandango, turned cartwheels cross the floor, I was fellin kinda seasick, the crowd called out for more. The room was hummin harder as the ceiling flew away. When we called out for another drink the waiter brought a tray. And so it was that later as the miller told his tale, that our faces, first just ghostly, turned a whiter shade of pale).
The OTHER song mentioned, about cakes out in the rain, is "McArthur Park", recorded by both Richard Harris (RIP) and Donna Summer. It's a fast song, but I guess it might make someone cry or be moved.
(Incidentally, it was also played by Sanjay's daughter in an episode of the Simpsons....)
Not according to their website, unless it's a fake:

http://www.procolharum.com/



but you were right about the cakes in the rain - I was very young at the time and always got them confused.

Thank you for all the corrections. I feel that my life is much richer now. Please could you also check my other post on this thread to make sure that the spellings of the band names and titles were all correct? While you're at it, please could you also check my punctuation so that I can sleep peacefully tonight?

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Old 16-02-2007, 23:17
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Originally Posted by BeatleGod
Neil Young's "Philadelphia" is a contender, to accompany the film of the same name.

Oh....and "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" by The Beatles, as it was the last time all 4 Beatles recorded a song together and in the studio at the same time, in August 1969.
I broke my heart at the end of that film. I don't think I've ever been reduced to tears by any other song.

AS I've mentioned here:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...d.php?t=536421

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Old 16-02-2007, 23:23
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Lionel Richie- Goodbye

A real tearjerker
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Old 17-02-2007, 01:05
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Talking In Your Sleep - Crystal Gale

Possibly not the most emotional, but she really sings it as if she believes her partner is having an affair.....very sad, very melancholy........soupcon of paranoia.........

Top tune though!

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Old 17-02-2007, 01:09
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The song Heaven (Candlelight Remix) By Dj Sammy, always brings a lump to my throat.
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Old 17-02-2007, 01:13
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Originally Posted by CorrieGurliex
The song Heaven (Candlelight Remix) By Dj Sammy, always brings a lump to my throat.
Don't you mean....Bryan Adams?
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Old 17-02-2007, 01:35
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I Will Be, an unreleased track by Christina Aguilera, always really touches me. It was written by a teenage girl with years of pain locked up inside, betrayed and overworked to the point of almost emaciation by the one who was supposed to be taking care of her, and unable to break out of the box she'd been forced into, and you can (IMO) feel the pain yet so much strength in every word.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpHD4Dl_9hM
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Old 17-02-2007, 01:39
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Don't you mean....Bryan Adams?

I know he released the original, but this version (the one with the little's girls voice over, who lost her father in the 9/11 disaster) has me in tears.
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Old 17-02-2007, 01:41
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Originally Posted by Psychosis
I Will Be, an unreleased track by Christina Aguilera, always really touches me. It was written by a teenage girl with years of pain locked up inside, betrayed and overworked to the point of almost emaciation by the one who was supposed to be taking care of her, and unable to break out of the box she'd been forced into, and you can (IMO) feel the pain yet so much strength in every word.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpHD4Dl_9hM
Wow. Just listened to this song, it's beautiful, yet so, so touching.
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Old 17-02-2007, 01:45
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For the good times. Words and music by Kriss Kristofferson.

'I'll get along, you'll find another,
And I'll be here if you should find you ever need me,
Don't say a word about tomorrow, or forever,
There'll be time enough for sadness when you leave me . . .

Lay your head upon my pillow,
Hold your warm and tender body close to mine,
Hear the whisper of the raindrops blowing soft across the window,
And make believe you love me one more time,
For the good times . . .

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Old 17-02-2007, 01:57
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Oh yeah, and I forgot "Evergreen" - the one sung by Barbra Streisand.
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Old 17-02-2007, 02:32
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Without doubt...it's this song here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm901CXujEg

I know you have a little life in you yet.
I know you have a lot of strength left.

I should be crying, but I just can't let it show.
I should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking

Of all the things we should've said,
That were never said.
All the things we should've done,
That we never did.
All the things that you needed from me.
All the things that you wanted for me.
All the things that I should've given,
But I didn't.

Oh, darling, make it go away.
Just make it go away now.


Film directer John Hughes used it in the waitingroom/ caesarian bit of She's Having A Baby.


"Save a prayer" by Duran Duran and "Time" by Culture Club ALWAYS make my sob but then I was a child of the 80s

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Old 17-02-2007, 04:27
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Fields of Gold - Sting
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Old 17-02-2007, 07:57
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audrey hepburn - moonriver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXetwWjLzYQ&eurl=
marianne faithful - ballad of lucy jordan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KV-PTK0UZ4&eurl=
chrystal gayle - when i dream
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d80PEfyVGx0&eurl=
mary macgregor - torn between two lovers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu_dTjsMALc
gigliola cinquetti - non ho l'eta
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF41N...elated&search=

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Old 17-02-2007, 08:17
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How about If You Remember Me, by Chris Thomson. Took me ages to find that on download
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Old 17-02-2007, 15:58
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At the moment for me its Enya's "If I Could Be Where You Are" off her last album Amarantine, both music and lyrics.
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Old 17-02-2007, 16:08
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There are so many songs I could choose from that bring a tear to my eye, but at this particular moment the two at the forefront of my mind are 'Wild Horses' (the version by the Flying Burrito Bros.) and 'First day of my Life' by Bright Eyes.
There are quite a few by Roy Harper that make me all emotional too, partcularly 'For Longer than it Takes' and 'Little Lady'.
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Old 17-02-2007, 16:08
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A friend of mine had this song playing when her dad had cancer the words are so sad..time in a bottle by jim croce...can you put the words up here..or would i get banned.
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Old 17-02-2007, 16:44
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Originally Posted by TARTY-TARA
A friend of mine had this song playing when her dad had cancer the words are so sad..time in a bottle by jim croce...can you put the words up here..or would i get banned.
You wouldnt get banned by putting lyrics up

This one gets me everytime
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLQu2mYdJ1Q
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Old 17-02-2007, 16:47
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Mariah Carey - One Sweet Day has had me in tears before, but Mad World always touches me because of its relevance. Iris is also another one that if it catches you unawares you're soon a mushie mess.
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Old 17-02-2007, 16:54
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Originally Posted by getty
It's the most poignant song in a movie ever in my opinion.
Isn't it a Bruce Springsteen song, though????
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