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Can you give me some songs and the specific emotion they elicit?

Asked by Blondesjon (33852points) May 13th, 2011

Let’s say you are a DJ and you host a nightly show that highlights music that elicits a certain emotional response. What song would you lead of with each night?

Your schedule is:

Sunday – Melancholy
Monday – Anger
Tuesday – Apathy
Wednesday – Sadness
Thursday – Longing
Friday – Joy
Saturday – Ecstasy

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Jude's avatar

Monday – My War by Black Flag

stardust's avatar

Tough question. I’d have a different selection on any given day no doubt.
Sunday – Melancholy Reckless Burning, Jesse Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter
Monday – Anger Mosh
Tuesday – Apathy Miss Misery, Elliott Smith
Wednesday – Sadness Nothing Else Matters, Metallica
Thursday – Longing A Thousand Kisses Deep, Leonard Cohen
Friday – Joy No Wonder, Neil Young
Saturday – Ecstasy Go Do, Jonsi

Vunessuh's avatar

Sunday: Bibo No Aozora – Ryuchi Sakamoto

Monday: Summer Overture – Clint Mansell

Tuesday: Hand Covers Bruise – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Wednesday: Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven

Thursday: Clair de Lune – Debussy

Friday: Intro – The XX

Saturday: – Mondschein-Sonate – Beethoven

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bkcunningham's avatar

Sunday – Melancholy – This Shirt by Mary Chapin Carpenter

Monday – Anger – Hurricane by Bob Dylan

Tuesday – Apathy – Sunday Morning Coming Down by Kris Kristofferson

Wednesday – Sadness – He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones (Saddest song in the world.)

Thursday – Longing – Sing Me Back Home by Merle Haggard

Friday – Joy – Joy to the World by Three Dog Night

Saturday – Ecstasy – Foggy Mountain Breakdown by Earl Scruggs and Steve Martin

Kardamom's avatar

Melancholy Into the Fire by Thirteen Senses

Anger I’ll Think of a Reason Later by Lee Ann Womack (this is also very hilarious, but it’s clear she’s pissed!)

Apathy Da Da Da by Trio

Sadness Mother by John Lennon

Longing Come Away With Me by Norah Jones

Joy Sunshine by Orba Squara

Ecstacy Sex Bomb by Tom Jones (this song set to this video makes me ecstatic, just sayin’)

Jude's avatar

@stardust Thank-you for introducing me to some new music.

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

Sunday – Melancholy
Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult.
Monday – Anger
Not the Nicest Guy by Lordi.
Tuesday – Apathy
Big D’s Touch by Buckethead.
Wednesday – Sadness
Day Three: Pain by Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Ayreon).
Thursday – Longing
While Your Lips are Still Red by Nightwish.
Friday – Joy
Tides of Time by Epica.
Saturday – Ecstasy
Now and Forever by Xandria.

Faze44's avatar

Melancholy: All I want is You- U2
Anger: Dirty Deeds-AC/DC
Apathy:Us and Them-Pink Floyd
Sadness:Everbody Hurts-REM
Longing:Wish you were here-Pink Floyd
Ecstacy:Sexual Healing-Smokey Robinson

bkcunningham's avatar

Love me some Billie…and some Smokey.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

The Cure – Friday I’m In Love. Just set on repeat, it fulfills all the criteria, as well as has a nice nod to all the days of the week.

bkcunningham's avatar

Good thread @Blondesjon and all the contributors. I have truly enjoyed the chance to hear everyone’s choices. Nice.

stardust's avatar

@queenie My first time to listen to Christina Perri. Fabulous song

MilkyWay's avatar

@stardust I really wish I could give you more love for that great election of songs :)

Faze44's avatar

@Blondesjon and all I made a big BUBU gawd! and how bizarre recalled it while watching a doco about heavy metal late last night lol, Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye not Smokey Robinson heck what a massive typo and travesty ok acknowledged my bubu cheers

MilkyWay's avatar

oops, I meant “selection”. Sorry

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