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What song makes you cry/feel nostalgic?

Asked by suse (278points) December 6th, 2008

what song takes you back and always sends a shiver down your spine. For me its comfortably numb (pink floyd) for pure taking me back, and also down to the waterline (dire straits).
Kathys Song (Simon and Garfunkel), still in love with you (thin lizzy) make me sad, and the saddest one ever, for me is You my love, by chris rea. And Sara, Fleetwood Mac

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Perchik's avatar

Sloop John B by the Beach Boys makes me cry.

cookieman's avatar

“The things we’ve handed down” by Marc Conn
I cry like a baby every time I hear it,

(it has to do with my daughter)

mrdh's avatar

Non, je ne regrette rien – Edith Piaf
and some of Joni Mitchell’s stuff.

lizarrrrd's avatar

Konstantine by Something Corporate
love that song.

peedub's avatar

This version of By Your Side (not so much Sade’s). Ex girlfriend, blah blah…

suse's avatar

definately,,Non je ne regrette rien – haunting.
also Brothers in arms , dire straits, makes my hair stand up.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel

The lyrics to this song completely speak for themselves in a very meaningful and moving way.

gimmedat's avatar

“I Remember You” by Skid Row. This song takes me back to so many mixed up, teenage, butt-rocker times. I don’t cry, not hardly, I always smile at the memories this song conjures within me. It’s all about what my foundation is, what I’ve come from, and what I’ve grown into. Amazing that a song can take my mind places I haven’t thought of in years.

steve6's avatar

The cat’s in the cradle song.

steve6's avatar

The takes me back song.

peedub's avatar

Send in the Clowns makes me cry ‘cause it scares the effin’ shit out of me.

gimmedat's avatar

Also, “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell. Anytime I hear this song I’m a little kid thinking that I will never understand why someone ran to someone just to run from him/her.

As I think about this question, songs just flood my mind that represent so many parts of my world.

bluemukaki's avatar

‘Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmother’ by Sufjan Stevens.

lunabean's avatar

“the christmas shoes” by newsong makes me think of my mom. “charlene” by anthony hamilton makes me think of an ex boyfriend of mine who passed away because it was his favorite song.

saranwrapper's avatar

Some Girls Dance With Women by J.C. Chasez.

Really though, Cats in the Cradle. Sad and sappy…good stuff

forestGeek's avatar

Have You Forgotten – Red House Painters
Old Man – Neil Young

loser's avatar

Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton

srmorgan's avatar

At this moment by Billy Vera and the Beaters.

I’d get down on my knees, kiss the ground that you walk on , if I could just see you again.


srmorgan's avatar

Oh Two others:

same girl,
When we met, _Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest
When it ended- Someone Saved My Life Tonight (Sugar Bear) elton John


wilhel1812's avatar

Circle of Life by Elton John
Immitation of Life by R.E.M.
Yellow Lemon Tree by Fools Garden

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Seeing you Again by my man Danny Fogelberg RIP Danny

And, Keep me in Your Heart by my other man Warren Zevon

bythebay's avatar

Dance with my father – Luther VanDross
Bithday – Joanne Juskus
Grateful – John Bucchino

wildflower's avatar

Wow, gimmedat just set me on a nostalgia-trip… that song and totally same experience: lots of silly joys and miseries from ‘the good old days’ :)

Also, “Mother” by John Lennon always gives me chills. So does “Dance (while the music still goes on)” by ABBA.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

“Lost” by Michael Buble’. It reminds me of someone & it just tears me up.

90s_kid's avatar

90S songs that make me sad (in order) are:
1. I will always love you- whitney houston
2. my heart will go on-celine dion
3. the world i know-collective soul
4. i’ll be missin you-p diddy (remake from police)
5. Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm-crash test dummies
6. good riddance-green day

TitsMcGhee's avatar

I have a playlist:

At Seventeen – Janis Ian
Ready for a Fall – PJ Olsson
There’s a Fine, Fine Line – Avenue Q
New Year’s Eve – Color Theory
Almost Doesn’t Count – Brandy
The Weakness in Me – Joan Armatrading
The Drugs Don’t Work – The Verve
Almost Summer – Jason Collett
The Power of Goodbye – Madonna
Once In Awhile – Brad (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Please, Please, Please – The Smiths
Crap Kraft Dinner – Hot Chip
The Boy That You Love – Aidan John Moffat
Took You Two Years to Win My Heart – Final Fantasy
This Place is a Prison – Postal Service
It’s Cool, We Can Still Be Friends – Bright Eyes
All That I Wanted – For the World
Break Your Heart – Barenaked Ladies
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
Nightswimming – R.E.M.
Fire and Rain – James Taylor
Hear You Me – Jimmy Eat World
Porcelain – Red Hot Chili Pepper
Mad World – Gary Jules

and Mountain Goats. Just about anything slow by the Mountain Goats.

suse's avatar

thankyou – I am downloading all of these that I dont know, to listen – like to get turned on to new music :)

simonPARASITE's avatar

Amy in the White Coat by Bright Eyes
In the Sun by Joseph Arthur
Stealing Happiness by Gin
Run by Snow Patrol

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@suse: you won’t regret it, fo sho.

jca's avatar

Cowgirl in the Sand – Neil Young

Cat’s in the Cradle

November Rain -Guns n Roses

oasis's avatar

End of The Road Boyz to Men

tiffyandthewall's avatar

all hail the heartbreaker – spill canvas
anything by jamisonparker
sweet honey – slightly stoopid (ESPECIALLY this one, oh my god)
cubicles – my chemical romance
there’s so many more though, songs hold a lottttttt of emotion for me.

whackyrusty's avatar

Katy Song – Mark Kozelek/Red House Painters

That song completely destroys me.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

don’t go chasing waterfalls by TLC is a really bittersweet song. i never realized how deep it is, especially for an old pop song.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

The Freshmen – The Verve Pipe

For some reason, many songs from the 90’s make my very nostalgic. Even if I’ve never heard them before. It’s odd.

mYcHeMiCaLrOmAnCe's avatar

My Chemical Romance – “The Ghost Of You”, “I Don’t Love You”, “Cancer” and “Disenchanted”

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