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Music that gives you goosebumps.........

Discussion in 'Personal' started by BelleDuJour, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    I love Judith Durham's voice. It's so pure and clear.

    The song that gets me misty-eyed these days is Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners. It used to conjure up liveliness but we had a stillborn daughter in 1980 and called her Eileen as we both had beloved aunties with that name. The first time that I heard the song, a few years after she died, I was alone and couldn't stop crying. My reaction is less severe these days but it still affects me.
  2. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Bless you Jubilee. (((( ))))
  3. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Agree with many on this thread, especially 'In the living years'. Then there's 'The first time ever I saw your face' (my dad's choice at mum's funeral, the Johnny Cash version). I love Elgar's Cello Concerto. Strangely, a song that always makes tears prickle is Bruce Springsteen's 'This land is your land'.
  4. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    And then there's 'I dreamed a dream' - or almost any song from the wonderful Les Mis!
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  5. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

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  6. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

  7. Incommunicado

    Incommunicado Occasional commenter

    When I want to retreat into solace this does it for me. Those final guitar notes......

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  8. alex_teccy

    alex_teccy Star commenter

    Sibelius 5th... that key change though!
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  9. lardylady

    lardylady Star commenter

    I usually start crying when the Bishop pardons Valjean and pretty much carry on sobbing til the end.
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  10. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Like it?

    If you like some unusual and nerve tingling key modulations try this track from Tony Banks (the master of key modulation) bank Nik Kershaw. Mostly from 2:25 onwards.

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  11. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt is a true nerve tingler. One of his final recordings - you just know he's lived the lyrics.

  12. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter


    His cover of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face does similarly for me. It was played at a family funeral a few years ago, which has changed the meaning a little for me now, but it always had the power to send shivers down my spine.

    I have too many to mention. As mentioned above, it very much depends on the time and place and how receptive I'm feeling. One piece of music might do nothing to me one day, yet make me nearly cry in wonder at its beauty the next. All highly dependable on many things.

    Vaughan William's Lark Ascending got me today though. Just in the car on the way to Lidl this morning. The light was perfect, and the colour of the trees and play of sunlight on the sea, together with the pirouetting violin of the opening made me feel like the top of my head was coming off. A perfect moment. To have one of those in a battered old Astra Estate is probably quite rare!
  13. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

  14. Lazycat

    Lazycat Senior commenter

    Most of my knowledge of classical music comes from films but a few have got to me over the years:
    Clair de lune
    O mio babbio caro (especially poignant as we had it at my Dad’s funeral)
    The other one from A Room with a View (no idea what it’s called)
    The duet from The Pearl Fishers

    No idea how to post YouTube clips - sorry

    I’m sure there are many others that will occur
  15. Lazycat

    Lazycat Senior commenter

    Thought of another: Mama Cass’ voice has the ability to send shivers up and down my spine
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  16. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Dvorak Symphony from the New World
    Beethoven 9th
    Robbie Williams Angels.
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  17. Lazycat

    Lazycat Senior commenter

    Gorecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs. Dawn Upshaw’s voice is incredible.

    The other one that gets to me is Chet Baker’s trumpet solo in Shipbuilding. I can live without him singing it though :rolleyes:
  18. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    For a classical piece it has to be this:
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  19. Incommunicado

    Incommunicado Occasional commenter

    This one enables me to slip away, any time I want my own space just for a blissful while; and the abrupt-ish end drops me back where I was. Thanks guys, all 4 of you.

  20. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Just had a thought, @BelleDuJour ,

    Have you ever heard the Tolga Kashif version from his "Genesis Suite"?

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