Thursday, May 10, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #4

I'm feeling mushy for some reason, so hold on to your hanky.
Thirteen Songs that Never Fail to Bring Tears to My Eyes
EACH and EVERY Time I Hear Them

1…Don't Talk by 10,000 Maniacs** This song talks about a couple dealing with alcoholism. Depressing stuff. Thus, the tears.

2...You Are Loved (Don't Give Up) by Josh Groban.**"Don't give up /It's just the weight of the world/ When your heart's heavy I will lift it for you" kills me every time.

3...Landslide by Stevie Nicks** This song is about a father-daughter relationship. But actually, when I first heard it, I thought it was about a divorce. Either way, tears flows.

4... The National Anthem. **Heaven help me if I ever trained for the Olympics and won a gold medal. Someone would have to get out the heavy duty bear tranquiler gun and sedate me, because I'd be balling my eyes out within the first chord.

5... Holy Night.** I think this is the most beautiful Christmas song written, and if you're a Christian, the lyrics are most humbling. Tears come every time.

6...Safety Dance by Men Without Hats.** Okay. This song brings tears to my eyes for a totally different reason all together. This song just cracks me up. And if my husband is in the room dancing to it, tears of laughter come flowing even faster.

7...Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from Phantom of the Opera. **In the show, Christine is at the cemetary singing about her deceased father and wishing he were alive. Ugh. Tears.

8... The Prayer by Celine Dion.** Have you heard these lyrics? All I can say is thank God half of them are in another language or I'd really need extra tissues.

9...Where are you Christmas? by Faith Hill.**Christmas is not a sad holiday, but with lyrics like, "Where are you Christmas /Why can't I find you /Why have you gone away /Where is the laughter /You used to bring me /Why can't I hear music play" Ms Hill hill managed to make me cry.

10...The Good Life by Tony Bennet.**I don't think this song is meant to be sad. It just makes me think of life and what you value. So the tears come.

11...Jesus, Take the Wheel by Carrie Underwood.** This song was nominated for "Song of the Year" at the Grammy Awards--with good reason. The tear factor.

12...Daddy's Little Girl by ??.** Who cares who sings it. I danced to this song with my father when I got married. Now, when I hear it at other people's weddings, I get choked up.

13...I Loved Her first by Heartland. **It's about a father's love for his daughter. But I still have not heard this entire song. I can't. I start to cry and end up changing the radio station. I looked up the lyrics to post and I couldn't even do that because I started to cry why I read them. Sheesh. I'm such a crybaby.

Well, that's it. Pass the tissues. (I promise to do something more upbeat next time) LOL!!

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Anonymous said...

I love Landslide by Fleetwood Mac. Stevie Nicks has such a great style. When the Dixie Chicks and Sheryl Crowe redid the song, it was nice, but still can't hold a candle to the original, IMO.


Gina Ardito said...

For me, it's You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker--the extended version with the verse: "A guiding light, that shines in the night, Heaven's gift to me."

OMG, I get weepy everytime I hear it! (And naturally, it's on my MP3 player.)

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Great list! I just discovered that the Snoopy/Red Baron song by the Royal Guardsmen [I think that's who] makes me cry.

Elle Fredrix said...

Thank you for explaining Safety Dance. I read the title and thought HUH? THAT makes her cry??

I'm totally with you on 7, 8.

A few of mine are Bring Him Home from Les Mis and The Impossible Dream.

Rhonda Stapleton said...

oooooooh good list! I love crying songs. For me, that one "Live Like You Were Dying" does me in EVERY. STINKING. TIME. LOLOL

Jennifer McK said...

Oh Rhonda, that one makes me tear up too.
Um, "I'm already there" by Lonestar.

And the National Anthem makes me cry too. I'm sappy that way.

"Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton

Debbie Mumford said...

What's not upbeat about emotional songs? We're women, for God's sake! We thrive on tears! *LOL*

Great list!!

Tempest Knight said...

Yes! Stevie Nicks! Love that song!

Crystal Jordan said...

Landslide...awww...I love that song.

gwen hayes said...

If you ever get a chance to hear Tim McGraw sing "Live Like You Were Dying" is life altering, truthfully. When an arena full of people are uplifted like that, something in the universe just clicks. It was awesome.

R.G. ALEXANDER said...

So many songs make me cry lol. Country-"Butterfly Kisses" Musical "No day but today" from Rent {and a million more}
Blues "Fool that I am" Etta James.

Great list

Lori said...


Shari said...

Carrie Underwood's video is so good... for some reason now I'm singing Stevie nicks songs in my head!

Heather said...

#12 is by The Mills Brothers and yeah...gets me every time, too. When they played it at a friend's wedding a month after my dad died I was such a basket case, I don't know how I made it to the ladies' room.

"My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion also gets to me. For a number of years I couldn't hear it at all without crying. The first time I heard it was the day my best friend died. It wasn't completely unexpected, and I knew when I heard this song that she was gone.

I'll go now before I start blubbering. ;)

Rashenbo said...

Great list! I don't get teary eyed from music all that often, but those are some tuggers... songs that pull those heart strings.

Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog.

Margo Lukas said...

#6! "You can dance if you want to. You can leave your cares behind..." And they probably thought they were really cool :)

Miss Frou Frou said...

Love Landslide... especially the original but don't mind The Dixie Chicks version.

Leonard Cohen's Hallalejah does it for me everytime, especially Jeff Buckley's version. Recently heard The Choir of Hard Knocks (a group of disadvantaged and homeless people who have formed a choir) sing this- not a dry eye in the house!

Miss Frou Frou

Kissa Starling said...

Holy Night and anything patriotic or Christmas gets me going every time!

Babe King said...

Oh Holy Night is my fav christmas carol.
And No 7 was the song my mother requested for her funeral. The whole funeral was a sham taken over by my JW half sister and her wacky distort-the-bible and preach-it-until-their-ears-bleed church, except for my oldest son, 9yr old at the time, who leaned that tune and played it beautifully on his fiddle as his goodbye tribute to his Grandy. It was so honest and heartfelt in a sea of trumped up bible bashing by people who didn't even know her....I'm choking up just thinking about it.
great list.

Debora Dennis-Mills said...

good to knkow I'm only one balling at the ballgame when they play the national anthem!

Annalee Blysse said...

There's some great songs on here. There's a new tear-jerker for me on country radio. The one about by Emerson Drive, I've Had My Moments.