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Biggest tear jerkers??

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by hateater, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    I love those songs that go deep and make you feel all fuzzy inside! What are some of your guys' favorite sad/emotional songs?

    My vote goes for Silent Lucidityby Queensryche!
  2. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    "The KKK Took My Baby Away" by the Ramones
  3. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Seriously... hmmm...

    "The Flag" by Barenaked Ladies, chokes me up with emotion, pretty sad song.

    Variation of topic, but I'll share anyway: Sometimes I'll be listening to a song and get the ol' welling-up just because the song's so powerfully executed or well arranged, you know, when everything just goes boom and suddenly the whole room/car/whatever is in this perfect liquid pool of sound.

    I attribute that sometimes to "perfect rock riff" discovery. They're rare but do exist. And for some weird reason they're always played only once or twice in their respective (and, oftentimes, otherwise-lackluster) songs.

    Cases in point where the songs just make one go "sploosh":
    "White Rabbit" by Blue Man Group and Esthero. Oh, and "Up to the Roof" by Blue Man Group and Tracy Bonham - both songs are just jawdropping, with white rabbit being my favorite cover version of anything ever.
    Chorus riff in "Black Velveteen" by Lenny Kravitz.
    Or this one riff in "Tough" by Prick - it only comes out full-bore for two measures the entire song, but i'm spent after that.
  4. "the general" by dispatch
    "battlescars" by ozma
  5. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    Norah Jones
  6. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Anything from Sara McLachlan.

    That womans voice makes me want to cry!
  7. Televators - The Mars Volta

    This song doesnt make me cry when I listen to it, but back in July I saw them and I almost cried during it. I looked around and some peaple actually were crying(if you know the story behind the song and see Cedric sing it, its pretty sad).
  8. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    A few that come to mind, (which date me.......but it seems like no one knows how to write these much any longer) -

    >"I've Been in Love Before" Cutting Crew

    >"You Are the Magnet" Walter Egan

    >"Baby, Baby" Smokey Robinson and the Miracles a.k.a. "Yhe Hickey Song")

    > "Drivin" Everything But the Girl

    >....and the MONSTER that has torn u[ women for years - "My Girl", The Temptations
  9. vegaas


    Nov 6, 2001
    Tomorrow Wendy - Concrete Blonde

    Away - The Offspring

    I cant remember the name, but; there is a song by Pantera. Yes I know it seems strange, but I love the song. Its on either Cowboys From Hell or Vulgar Display Of Power. It's about a friend in a coma. When he yells "My, best friend.. come back" it gets me every time.
  10. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
  11. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Nick Cave - Into My Arms

    Norah Jones is great..
  12. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Dead Human Collection by Cannibal Corpse...

    I mean, he wants to be part of the dead human collection so desperately, that he must die while suffering. It's deep.
  13. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Sade's "By Your Side"

    Conway Twitty's "That's My Job"

    Ricky Martin's "She's All I Ever Had"

    Johnny Cash's version of "Hurt"

    :( :( :(

    "Silent Lucidity" doesn't make me cry, but always reminds me of a high school love that never was.

  14. no4mk1


    Feb 21, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    No contest. "Operator" by Jim Croce.

  15. A few that come to mind....

    GSF - MxPx
    I Just Want You - Ozzy Osbourne
    With or Without You - Dope
    Jeremy - Pearl Jam
  16. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Amanda Ghost - Silver Lining
    The Quick - Girls Against the World (laugh if y'all will)
  17. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    I had a student whose favorite song was "Tears in Heaven" she was later murdered and dismembered by her boyfriend. He was upset that she was pregnant. Our chorus sang that song in her memory at the end of that school year. There was not a dry eye in the house. I still get pretty choked up when I hear that song

  18. I'll do this in twos:

    "Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh" by Bright Eyes
    "Waste Of Paint" by Bright Eyes

    "Valentine" by The Get Up Kids
    "I'll Catch You" The Get Up Kids

    "Three's a Charm" by The Starting Line
    "Piano Song" by The Starting Line

    "The D in Detroit" by The Anniversary

    "Mayonaise" by Smashing Pumpkins
  19. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    "In My Life" by The Beatles
    "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart

    Side one of "Quadrophenia" by the Who.

    ...of all things, "Ventura Highway" by America. That song came out just as we were moving from a great small town to an apartment in the city. An awful time. Total loneliness, absolute boredom, nothing except the radio.


    "Looney Tune" by Alice Cooper