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AshLeigh's avatar

Cinderella by Stephen Curtis Chapman, and Dance With My Father by Luther Vandross get me every time. Because one day I’m gonna get married, and prom is this year.
I’ll never get my father daughter dance.
I remember being a little girl, and dreaming of my wedding day, when my father would walk me down the isle, and dancing with my father. But I don’t get to have that. Sometimes it makes me mad…

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, the Nat King Cole version.

Long story.

Joker94's avatar

Late for the Sky by Jackson Browne cuts very deep, I think. The idea of falling out of a love that was never really there is one of the most hopelessly saddening thoughts I’ve ever heard of. Also, Hackensack by Fountains of Wayne always puts me in a somber mood.

bkcunningham's avatar

I love Cinderalla and Dance With My Father, @AshLeigh. Very beautiful songs. They both get to me too. I never walked down the aisle with my dad or danced with him either. I hope you get to experience your own child walking down the aisle. It is an emotional event.

I’m always moved by Garth Brook’s, The Dance.

digitalimpression's avatar

By your side because imagining a relationship in which such lyrics are real life is… unimaginable.

filmfann's avatar

After The Goldrush by Neil Young.
I was thinking about what a friend had said, I was hoping it was a lie.

It reminded me of a friend telling me that a girl I once dated told him she wouldn’t cross the street to talk to me. It cut me to the quick.

Sunny2's avatar

“When Sunny Gets Blue” I remember those days.

lonelydragon's avatar

@digitalimpression Ooh, Sade, good choice. :) Her songs are always so heartfelt. I really like “Is It A Crime?”. The way she sings the last line with so much emotion just gets to me every time.

bkcunningham's avatar

Man, I love that voice, @digitalimpression.

john65pennington's avatar

I just listened to Sade and By Your Side. The song tells it like it is.

gasman's avatar

Judy Garland singing Somewhere Over the Rainbow in 1939. It always sounds authentically wistful. With headphones you can hear an interesting bass clarinet line below the vocal. Plus birdcall sound effects.

YARNLADY's avatar

What a wonderful world.
59th street Bridge Song
California Dreaming

john65pennington's avatar

A song that most of you have never heard of and never heard…...period.

Sonny Knight

Confidential….........on Youtube

Yeah, it’s an oldie

lynfromnm's avatar

Landslide, Fleetwood Mac. It makes me think of the seasons of my life.

EmptyNest's avatar This song reminds of the New Years Eve Party we went to at somebody’s house in NJ when I was about seven or eight. My sisters and I were in our pajamas, supposed to be in bed. But we sat on the top step, looking down into the party room through the stairs railings and watched our mother and father dancing to this song. One of my all time favorite childhood memories. I’m thinking it was New Years Eve 1964 or 1965.

gondwanalon's avatar

“In Dreams” by Roy Orbison Here

EmptyNest's avatar

Love that one, @YARNLADY ! feelin’ groovy!

gondwanalon's avatar

@YARNLADY Great song. I dig the weird instruments including what looks like a slide didgeridoo.
@EmptyNest Very captivating and cool sleep walk.

Judi's avatar

Janis Ian , 17, Carol King, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Eagles, Hotel California, Lynerd Skynerd, Free Bird.

MacBatman31's avatar

Christmas in Dixie and Angels Among Us- Alabama
Last kiss (We were out on a date in my Daddy’s car. We hadn’t driven very far…)- No idea who it is by. But it is definitely a tear-jerker.

ucme's avatar

Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O Connor
The lyrics coupled with her emotion in that video does something to me that I ju…..baaaa :¬(

Ayesha's avatar

Anything by John Mayer. I get all dreamy and swingy.

smilingheart1's avatar

Wind beneath my wings

Paradox25's avatar

Almost any 70’s love song.

zensky's avatar

Cat’s in the Cradle and many others.

john65pennington's avatar

Zensky, love this song. It reminds me of my son and I. I was always gone playing music and never gave the proper time to my son. He grew up and moved to Seattle and now the song fits us in reverse.

Spend more time with your children !!!

zensky's avatar

I’d like to think I learnt the message of the song in time. Time will tell.

gasman's avatar

@EmptyNest From know-it-all Wikipedia’s entry on the 1959 hit song Sleep Walk by Santo & Johnny, in the section on popular culture:

“Sleep Walk” has remained popular and continues to be used in commercials, television shows, and films.

The song is featured prominently at the opening and the end of the 1987 film, La Bamba , during Ritchie Valens’ funeral and the subsequent scene of his brother, Bob, screaming Ritchie’s name into the skies in anguish.

The song was featured in the 1992 Stephen King film Sleepwalkers as well as the 1995 film Twelve Monkeys and also the 1990 film Mermaids. The song also appears in the 2004 surf documentary, Riding Giants.

EmptyNest's avatar

I knew it was used in La Bamba. I love that movie. But I didn’t know about the other ones. Thanks @gasman!

SomeoneElse's avatar

REM’s ‘Everybody Hurts’.
It was played seemingly non-stop when the late Princess Diana died, and it just makes me so sad, and I think about people I’ve loved and lost . . .

coastiegirl96's avatar

“Someone’s Watching Over Me” by Hilary Duff.
First, I thought of my grandpa. Then my best friend passed.. and I sang it in her memory for my third grade talent show. It was almost 7 years ago, but it still gets me. There’s so much behind it.

SomeoneElse's avatar

@gasman Thanks for the link. It is such a get-under-your-skin piece of music! You never know what you’ll find when insomnia strikes and you’re looking all over for sleep!

Mr_Paradox's avatar

Beautiful Day by U2. Story of my life.

Roby's avatar

God Bless The USA.. always brings goosbumps.

this_velvet_glove's avatar

Pink Floyd – Hey You
System Of A Down – Lonely Day
Opeth – Death Whispered A Lullaby
Slipknot – Snuff

and…....... Nirvana – Something In The Way

rojo's avatar

This one by Meatloaf.

Here2_4's avatar

The Christmas Shoes. I can not hear it without crying puddles.

sahID's avatar

If I Could Be Where You Are by Enya. Full of concern, longing, and fleeting hope. The connection the accompanying video made to Arwen’s undying love for Aragorn in LOTR simply put it over the top for me.

Kraigmo's avatar

Brokedown Palace by the Grateful Dead.
I was in a bar one time where it was played live by a cover band.
They played it so beautifully that I began crying right there in the bar.
But no one looked at me weird because the song was so played so well. The bartender even noticed what was happening, and turned the baseball game on the TV off. He noticed we were in a magical and unusual Moment. Everyone there shut up and just listened.
It’s the most beautiful song ever written, in my opinion. (Written by the Dead’s lyricist, the poet Robert Hunter, with the instrumentals by Jerry Garcia).

It’s a song about facing one’s own death after having richly experienced life’s bloom and decay; as well as love, resignation to fate, and returning home to wherever we were before we were born.

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