Songs that stab you right in the heart.

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  1. roadie1

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    Some Vince Gill...Especially when he and Patty Loveless harmonize on "When I Call Your Name."
    Some Adele...

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    I'm a big fan of Klemperer's work, too, especially his Brahms and his Mahler. I have yet to find a recording of the Brahms German Requiem that surpasses the one he conducted in 1961 for EMI. That said, my recorded music library has room for a wide range of conductors including Klemperer, Toscanini, Szell, Boult, Stokowski (one of my favorites), Ormandy, and Reiner (another favorite).

    Karen Carpenter had the type of voice that comes along once in a generation, if you're lucky. I'm a huge fan of her vocal work and wouldn't be without her version of "Solitaire." What puts Jane Olivor's version on my must-have list is the intimacy of the performance and the sense of vulnerability that she projects, especially in the choruses. The Carpenters' overdubbing of Karen's voice in the choruses is beautifully done, but it doesn't move me quite as much as Jane's simpler approach does.
     
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    For all us old coots who are happily married:

     
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    I'm in my late 50's and rarely listen to new music. My wife introduced me to a song by Five for Fighting - "100 Years", when it was current. Years later, we played it during her fathers funeral. Still gets to me and her.

    From the music of my younger days
    "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother" by The Hollies. What a killer intro and lyrics, just an emotional song.

    "Goodbye" by Night Ranger is a song written by Jack Blades for his deceased brother who he didn't get to say goodbye to. One of the lines is
    "All this could be just a dream so it seems I was never much good at goodbye"

    Unfortunate, that in recent years I've had to get better at saying goodbye.

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    "I Don't Care Anymore" by Phil Collins. I was going through a messy breakup in college with my then girlfriend when this song was popular. I used to crank up the volume and sing out loud. Quite cathartic.

    "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" by Elton John

    The entire "What's Going On" album by Marvin Gaye. I am still blown away by how this album captured the mood of the early 70's.
     

     

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  7. Dr_Wu

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    Townes Van Zandt "Rake"

    Bruce Springsteen "Ghost of Tom Joad"

    Justin Heyward "Forever Autumn"
     
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    Patty Griffin - Rain


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  10. birchoak

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    I can't believe the responses to this thread. This is the internet at its best; thank you so much for sharing your meaningful songs. Ok, so I'm not the only guy who cries when he hears sad music. That's good to know, and it will be our little secret.

    Barber's Adagio for Strings is definitely a killer--I don't know where his emotional content springs from, but that guy understood pain and loss.
     
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    Harry Chapin - Sequel with Taxi a close second.

     

     

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    It's hard to believe that Barber was only 26 years old when he wrote that adagio movement for his string quartet. The emotional intensity -- the degree of anguish -- that he captured in his music is something that usually requires a lot more life experience than 26 short years.
     
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    Yes, I can do without the chorus's in Carpenter's recording and would have preferred a simpler solo rendition.
     
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    Patty Griffin----"Not Alone".
     
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    I agree. Well put.
     
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    The Night we Met - Lord Huron



    Let Her Go - Passenger



    Lover, You Should've Come Over - Jeff Buckley



    Transatlanticism - Death Cab for Cutie



    I will Follow You into the Dark - Death Cab for Cutie

     
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    And one more...

    Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones

     
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    I Am A Child--Neil Young with Buffalo Springfield
     
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    My older brother by four years mentored me in the ways of music, women, cars, peace, love, and understanding, and everything else a budding teenager needs to know. When I was 16 we lost him when a car he was working on fell off the stands. Shortly afterwards Pink Floyd released the Wish You Were Here LP. 40 some years later the title track still hits me hard.
     
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    Squeeze "Up the Junction"



    -Dave
     
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