Saturday, 23 August 2014

Music to cry to

After all that seriousness...I think a bit of nostalgia is in order
Dan Hill
Music to cry to when you were a teen
What was yours?

34 comments:

  1. The theme from Z Cars....bizarrely...

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  2. well it could be worse you could get a cream pie with a candle thrown in your face! ........................ how does that verse go you act like a monkey and you are 1! 2! which means ill let you share my toys then in 3 days time you get to steal all the gifts ha ha

    :0p

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  3. This song is one hell of a tear-jerker for me, but probably not for the the same reason as for some - though I was actually 42 at the time.
    It was in 1989 when I lived in Cologne and the city had a visit from the New York Gay Mens Choir. The crisis of the Big 'A' had already taken hold in the States for some years, and it was still growing inexorably in Europe. A number of my friends were starting to develop symptoms, though at this point none had actually gone under. The first (of several) being actually one of my German friends, was to succumb the following year.
    In their concert the choir sang this song having announced that they'd already lost several of their own members, their performance deeply affecting just about the entire audience. I bought their cassette of a dozen or so songs on the way out, and this is the very first track on it. It reduces me to near destruction every time I listen to them singing it, having the most bitter-sweet associations of practically any other song I know.

    I'd love to know your own associations (if there is one) for this song that makes you want to cry - but maybe you prefer to keep it to yourself. It is, of course, a most beautiful song in its own right.

    As to my own teenage-years song equivalent I'll have to give it serious thought, then maybe come back here and post again.

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    1. Gosh, that was tear-jerking stuff right enough. Feel like crying myself now. Memories, eh?

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    2. ....and I didn't in any way mean that flippantly, btw.

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    3. It's okay, N G-G. My reaction is very deep and very personal - and everyone must have their own equivalents in their memory banks which is unlocked by an evocative song or piece of music. Part of being human, I reckon.

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  4. I've never been moved to tear by a song. Does that make me weird? A Sociopath or something?

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  5. That's a great song. Thank you for reminding us of it. Moved to tears? "Julia" by John Lennon and his band. Now what were they called?...The Earwigs or something like that.

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  6. 'Tammy', by I can't remember who, when I was about 8. I found a dead mouse, and my older sister wove a complete fabricated story around it by calling the mouse 'Tammy', and saying that the lyrics were sung by all its little mouse family, because they missed it so much.

    She cursed me by saying that I would never hear that song again without being reduced to tears, and the curse still holds, even though she herself died last year. Luckily, I haven't heard it played since about 1959.

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    1. Debbie Reynolds. I remember it very well.

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    2. So sorry about your sister, Tom.

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    3. SHE DESERVED TO DIE! (Only joking)

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  7. Maybe I have, but by nowt like that hideous crap. Interesting comment by Raybeard.

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  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBeXF_lnj_M

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  9. A trip down memory lane for me goes all the way back to, "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" - Meat Loaf " -- 1977, my first real heartbreak at 17.

    The song that does it now? Fields of Gold sung by Eva Cassidy gets me every single time.

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  10. Crying by Roy Orbison--just because it seemed there was a lot to be sad about when I was a teen.

    Ode to Joy still makes me cry --I think for joy!

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  11. Thanks for that John, it bought back so many memories, it was one of my favourite songs in the 70's and Tom actually bought me the single record.
    Only daunting thought is that he is now an old man, but then I am now an old lady. lol
    Briony
    x

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  12. My favourite has always been Christy Moore - in particular Ride On and The Song of the wandering Aongus. I play it over and over again - fits in nicely with the ironing.

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  13. For really depressing....I choose....'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore' by The Walker Brothers (I loved Scott!), I love the opening bars and that deep voice coming in with 'Loneliness.....etc'.... and for memory-inducing heartbreak...I choose.....'A Case of You' by Joni Mitchell...well, who else could right lyrics like 'the bed's too big, the frying pan's too wide'?!

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  14. When I was a teen it was Without You by Nillson and Vincent by Don Mc Clean real tear jerkers....damn I've just given away my age!

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    1. Oh, me too. Oops... you've just given away my age as well!

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  15. Sleepwalk by Santo and Johnny.....this is an antique(like me)

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  16. Love that song by Dan Hill! I'm quite old so my nostalgic song that brings tears to my eyes is "Twelfth of Never" by Johnny Mathis.....many teen memories of dancing with my first crush to that one.

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  17. I remember that song, but didn't know who sang it. It's beautiful. I don't think I ever had a song that made me cry. Certain movies get me every time.

    Love,
    Janie

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  18. And filmed when rock stars didn't look like rock stars.

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  19. This is one of my absolute favorites - - I love it!

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  20. Just got home after night shift and am off to bed
    Working later
    Have read all comments....too tired to comment further

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  21. 'If You Could Read My Mind' by Gordon Lightfoot...almost the thought of it makes me cry...

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  22. Dimming of the Day by Richard Thompson. I'm going now to get some tissues. Sob...sob...

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  23. Sunshine On My Shoulders by John Denver, but not because of teen angst. It was always an extraordinary song to me, but after I watched the TV movie of his life and death, it became searing. Annie's Song, also by him, is bittersweet when you realize his wife eventually divorced him, but for me it's the most succinct and complete love song I have ever heard. The irony is that my husband really, really does not like his singing, and felt that way before we even met :)

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  24. There are a few, one that hasn't been mentioned in the comments is "Expecting to Fly" by Buffalo Springfield.

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