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What song emotionally impacts you the most?

Asked by Carinaponcho (1369 points ) March 14th, 2013 from iPhone

I feel like everybody has those handful of songs that mean so much to them, they get moved every time they hear them. There are a few songs that I can’t listen to without breaking into tears. The top few on that list would be “Lullaby” or “And So it Goes” by Billy Joel. Or “Ships” by Barry Manilow. And that song from the Hercules movie about finding a place where you belong. I’m not sure what it’s called. But what are yours?

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Sunny2's avatar

That’s like asking which your children you love the most. Too many songs have connections to memories and make me feel nostalgic. Hello, Young Lovers from the King and I, is one. Get Happy is another.

Rarebear's avatar

Gorecki Symphony #3

filmfann's avatar

All time stops when I hear Jacques Brel

gondwanalon's avatar

Wynton Marsalis Carnival of Venice

Wynton Marsalis is the greatest trumpet player that ever lived.

8Convulsions's avatar

Sunn O))) & Boris – The Sinking Belle

I turn into mush whenever I hear this. It kills me.

Roby's avatar

The National Anthem

AshLeigh's avatar

I Drive Your Truck by Lee Brice.
The Lost Cause I Used to Be by A Loss For Words.

Luiveton's avatar

@filmfann I agree—Jacques Brel was definitely a brilliant singer and songwriter

I really love Charles Aznavour
Edith Piaf. (ignore the lyrics)
Andrea Bocelli
Michel Sardou
Jean Francois Michael
Enrico Macias
Kenny Rogers
Santana ( Maria maria, and Europa) ; maria m and europa
Era – The Mass
L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera)
Anything that’s AC/DC’s
Love Bryan Adams, Elton John, etc.

There are too many favorites to write here, to be honest.

I love listening to music, requiems (fav = confutatis by Mozart) in particular. (Mozart, Bach,Vivaldi, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff are some of my faves.)

SuperMouse's avatar

Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol.

Pachy's avatar

Many, including—as @Rarebear mentions—Gorecki Symphony #3. I am also moved by the Beatles’ “The Long and Winding Road.” It carries lots of subtext for me.

bookish1's avatar

I agree with the sentiment @Sunny2 expressed.
There are too many to name. Songs that remind me of the same feeling or experience every time I listen to them, that give me the very same shivers.
The first one that came to mind, however, was “Us and Them” by Pink Floyd.

KNOWITALL's avatar

You are Beautiful- Christina Aguilera
More Than Words- Extreme
Johnny & June
Freebird
Feel Like Making Love
I have tons of faves…

antimatter's avatar

Nothing else matters – Matallica
@filmfann that song made me cry…

thorninmud's avatar

Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight makes go full-on mush.

nofurbelowsbatgirl's avatar

Well, true story, my husband was in the hospital on life support I was in the car I turned the radio on and asked for a sign I was distraught but I hold the song close to my heart now. This is the song that came on: Disciple

serenityNOW's avatar

Daniel: Elton John (My older brother’s name, and fits 98% of how I feel for him and our experiences.)
Let It Be, by the Beatles I don’t know how I could live without that one
Wharf Rat, by the Grateful Dead – Lyrics if you’re so inclined
Midnight In Harlem by the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Just *raw.”
Little Wing – Hendrix
Probably more, just having a brain-fart over here.

roaminggal's avatar

There are so many. The first one that comes to mind is “Power of Love” and I can’t think of her name now! A lot of the 60’s and 70’s. Last Date by Floyd Cramer on the piano, You Gotta Love Someone – Elton John, Slowhand – Conway Twitty, Dr. Hook, Elvis, and so many more. About 5 of them I cannot listen unless I want to cry! I like all genres of music as well.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@roaminggal You’re not referring to Huey Lewis’ version of Power of Love are you?

roaminggal's avatar

No, I think it is Celine ?

nofurbelowsbatgirl's avatar

^Celine Dion. ^My mom and dads song :)

roaminggal's avatar

Yeah…......it was our song too. My hubby is gone no and the song is rather painful. I certainly did go places I’d never been before as she says in the song. Our time together was too short but it was a wild ride and he was the love of my life.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Okay, I was wondering about someone that would be impacted by Huey’s version. Sorry for you loss.

roaminggal's avatar

Thank you. You are very kind.

BBawlight's avatar

Already Over by Red
Hero by Skillet
Roxas’s Theme: Orchestral by Yoko Shimomura (It’s from a video game, but the plot behind it is extremely bittersweet and tears me up every time)
Organization XIII by the same person as above. I really love this one.

Prosb's avatar

It has no words, just a beauty that plays with my emotions. The Passing of the Blue Crown

nofurbelowsbatgirl's avatar

I also wanted to add one more song. This song is emotional for me because it it my personal anthem, Nobody’s home.

antimatter's avatar

The Show must go on – By Queen is an afterthought but there’s simply something about that song that sometimes let me think “what the hell are we living for?”

glacial's avatar

@roaminggal The original version of Power of Love (pre-Celine).

Dutchess_III's avatar

I Believe I Can Fly It was sung at the funeral for the son of one of my coworkers about 17 years ago. He was 8 years old. The same age as my son was then. His dad was a trucker. It was Spring Break and Dad took him on a run. Dustin was asleep in the sleeping cab. His Dad lost control of his rig somewhere in Wyoming…..It’s Spring Break now. I’m listening to that song…and the screen is blurring…. excuse me

lookingglassx3's avatar

Plastic Man by Seether. It’s perfect for a low self-esteem.
Not Pretty Enough by Kasey Chambers. Same as above, really. Lyrically, it’s perfect.
Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O’Connor never fails to bring me to tears. It’s simply beautiful.
I Caught Myself by Paramore. Reminds me of a very bad and very long case of unrequited love I once had, which is (thankfully) over now!
Green Eyes Make Me Blue by Dead Cool Dropouts. Stunning song.
Bedshaped by Keane is perhaps the saddest song I’ve ever heard! I can interpret it in any way.

mattbrowne's avatar

Forrest Gump’s Feather song.

Arewethereyet's avatar

Tears of heaven Eric Clapton, for the devastating loss of his son.

I am Australian by the Seekers, I’m not overly patriotic but this one gets me every time, I have never ever been able to get through it without water works

browneyes's avatar

Turn To Stone by Ingrid Michaelson. Sometimes it nearly makes me cry. Gives me goosebumps every single time I listen to it.

AshLeigh's avatar

What if You Don’t by Go Radio.

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