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What the top 3 songs that have changed your life?

Asked by robinmichelle (103points) May 2nd, 2011

I would love to learn about songs that are significant in your life, or that have changed your life.

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Berserker's avatar

I wouldn’t say the following have changed my life, but they did have some sorta significant impact, although I’m too drunk at this point to really elaborate on that.

Harvester of Sorrow by Metallica, from the album And Justice for All. Metallica was my first ’‘favourite’’ band ever when I was really young, and a primary pillar for my musical tastes henceforth. It’s like it shaped me. It’s like an old friend, I listened to them so much. This song alone keeps bringing me back to them on rainy Sundays.

Breathe from the album The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste by Ministry may be credited for awakening my anger, a tool I’ve now long used to destroy fear. Not the best method, but one that has worked. Now I just need something for apathy haha.
Lol I’m just being corny. The song is just that awesome though.

Spieluhr from Ramstein comes from the album Mutter. That album helped me through a really tough time in the early 2000’s, and that one was my favourite song. It’s retarded to say I guess, but the music really did act like a spring at times.

mazingerz88's avatar

You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker

Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears

Rock With You by Michael Jackson

MilkyWay's avatar

Hello World by Lady Antebellum
If Everyone Cared by Nickelback
When you’re young by 3 Doors Down.

choreplay's avatar

The Dance by Garth Brooks
Against the Wind by Bob Seger
well there is two

aprilsimnel's avatar

Old Landmark – Aretha Franklin and The Southern California Community Choir. That voice. Maybe I was 4 when I first heard this, and was like, ”Damn, that’s good!” I wish I could find the original full version I heard as a kid, but it’s not really online. All I can give you is this.

Radio Free Europe – R.E.M. It was so different than anything else that was out at the time where I lived and I was old enough, yet young enough to appreciate it. Murmur is one of those albums that, if it were released today brand new, hipsters would explode in writhing ecstasy.

How Soon Is Now? – The Smiths “I am human and I need to be loved just like everybody else does.” It couldn’t’ve been too much longer after hearing Radio Free Europe that I heard this song, and at the time, my home life was a horror show. This song really spoke to me. I lived to hear my music then, and I had to sneak to do it.

Hearing R.E.M. at the indie record shop as a kid got me listening to the local college rock station WMSE, which is where I heard all the Brit stuff and the indie American rock of the early 80s. I was more or less done with the current Top 40 after hearing those two songs at 12.

Kardamom's avatar

I too cannot say that these songs changed my life, but they impacted me in a very emotional manner. Now, other music kind of has to live up to the reputation of these songs and other music will always be compared to these.

Adoramus by Libera

Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles

If God Will Send His Angels by U2

skfinkel's avatar

Wild is the Wind (Johnny Mathas).
My Funny Valentine—my late husband’s favorite, so it is special to me.
When I Fall in Love, It will be forever—the song.

TexasDude's avatar

Pinch Me by The Barenaked Ladies
Jumper by Third Eye Blind
In a Sweater Poorly Knit by mewithoutYou

Fourth place is This Celluloid Dream by AFI

lonelydragon's avatar

“I Thought I Saw Your Face Today” by She & Him
“Next Time I Fall In Love” by Peter Cetera and Amy Grant
“Strictly Rule” by Vetiver

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