Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Songs that make me cry

I've said it before; I cry easily. I also get goosebumps quite easily.

Here are a couple of songs that make me tear up. At least most of the time. If there aren't tears, I at least get goosebumps.

Gabriellas sång performed by Helen Sjöholm - This song is from a Swedish movie called Såsom i himmelen/As It Is in Heaven. I loooove how vulnerable Helen sounds and how clear her voice is. (I think you can enjoy it without knowing Swedish...)

Broken Promise Land by Weeping Willows - One of my favourite bands! The singer Magnus Carlson has the most emotional voice I know. When he's hurting, you not only hear it, you feel it. (My absolute favourite song is called While I'm still strong, but I couldn't find that one on YouTube for you to listen to. It's amazing.)

Anthem performed by Tommy Körberg - Tommy has one of Sweden's best voices! Anthem comes from the musical Chess in which he played The Russian. I get serious goosbumps listening to this song. Serious.

Guldet blev till sand performed by Peter Jöback - This song comes from the Swedish musical Kristina från Duvemåla/Kristina from Duvemåla. I've always liked Peter Jöback's voice and he does this song real good. He starred as Robert in the musical.

Somebody by Depeche Mode - I wrote a paper on Depeche Mode in 5th grade and while researching I heard this song for the first time. It floored me completely. And it still does. And I don't think I've ever been able to listen to it without tearing up.

I can't make you love me performed by George Michael - Is this a sad song or what? I love this section: I'll close my eyes and then I won't see/The love you do not feel, when you're holding me/Morning will come, and I'll do what's right/Just give me till then, to give up this fight/And I will give up this fight.

Heaven by Bryan Adams - It might be nostalgia, it might not. I get teary. I admit it. Without shame.

Did any of these songs make you tear up? Or at least give you goosebumps?

What are your crying songs?


Annas garndrömmar said...

Intressant att läsa om dina gråtlåtar!

Jag bli också tjock i halsen och blank i ögat av Gabriellas sång - ja av hela filmen, men speciellt sången!

Sen är det ofta att jag blir rörd av sång när jag sjunger själv, sånger blir liksom extra starka då! Men egentligen är det lika mycket av musikens skönhet, nån extra vacker sekvens i ett stycke, som av texten!

Julpsalmen "Giv mig en glans ej guld ej prakt" med text av finländske Topelius får mig ALLTID att gråta.

En tonsättare som fått mig att bli helt utslagen av sin musik (dock utan sång) är lettiske Peteris Vasks, där snackar vi gåshud :)

Samt en hel del av Eva Dahlgren (som jag förresten såg på konsert tillsammans med Jöback, men tyckte att Eva var den största behållningen ;)

Lisa (JeepGirl) said...

Anna - Somebody by Depeche Mode is one of my favorites songs of all time. I agree with you!

Anonymous said...

I love "Somebody," too. It evokes a very specific person for me. I'll have to take a listen to the others!

Geek Knitter said...

Mercy Street by Peter Gabriel makes me shiver. He sounds so lonely!

Beautiful Day by U2 gives me happy tears.

Swedish said...

Heaven by Bryan Adams does it for me.

I would die if anyone knew this but I get teary listening to To Be with You - Mr. Big. Lol! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6E4Cs2H-xE

I have NO idea why!

Oh and Crash (Into Me) by Dave Matthews Band. That one always seems to get me.

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