Your favorite tear-jerker songs?

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    Your favorite tear-jerker songs?

    We've compiled a list of songs that make our eyes well up with tears. What songs pull your heart strings? Tell us your favorite tear-jerker tunes.
     
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    The Sappy McSchmaltz playlist...

    ...with no sense of irony and a few indie gems thrown in for geek cred.  


     
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    Only because of a personal experience, the song Fly to the Angels by Slaughter does cause me to take a deep breath. Although the song was written as a tribute to Amelia Earhart, the lyrics and tone of the song hit hard when I lost someone to gun violence back in the 90's.

    Two other songs also cause me to pause as they both have a very close connection to my late father and now that so many years have passed, they also allow me to reflect back on my life; Both accomplishments ad regrets and the fact that I never was graced with children:

    Old Man - Neil Young
    It Was a Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra
     
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    "TAXI" - Harry Chapin.  Saddest song I've ever heard.
     
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    Re: Your favorite tear-jerker songs?

    Here are a couple of '70s classics that will make you tear-up

    Billy Don't be a Hero (by Paper Lace)
    Blind Man in the Bleachers (by Kenny Starr)

     
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    OK, I'll bite:

    Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)


    Gets me every damm time.
     
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    Another Claptons song...Bell Bottom Blues

    "If I could choose a place to die...It would be in your arms"

    oh and Cats in the Cradle...eek!  more parental angst but still....

    U2 was mentioned but I would have gone with "One"
    "you gave me nothing now it's all I've got"
     
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       As an adult the 2 songs are;Tears in heaven- Eric Clapton.This song hits me the hardest.It has a very special meaning to me. 
     And Mean Mistreater by Grand Funk
       As a teen,there was a song I had on 45 by a group called Think and the name of it was "Things get a little easier,once you understand".Another song was called "American City Suite" by Cashman and West.
     
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    Pride - U2
    Brick - Ben Folds Five

    +1 to Hallelujah, Taxi and Very Good Year
     
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    She's Out Of My Life - Michael Jackson (so sad even Jackson himself cried during the song)
    Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel/Kate Bush
     
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    Pride - U2 Brick - Ben Folds Five +1 to Hallelujah, Taxi and Very Good Year
    Posted by gerbs

    I'm going with another song by the Ben Folds Five: "Magic" -- killer song.   

    ETA: "You'll Never Walk Alone" -- nice choice, MsC.   
     
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    Re: Your favorite tear-jerker songs?

    "Yes It Is" -- The Beatles

    "Please Let Me Wonder" -- The Beach Boys

    "Ain't No Way" -- Aretha Franklin

    "One Fine Day" -- David Forman
     
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    All by Bob Dylan:

    - Bob Dylan's Dream
    - If You See Her, Say Hello
    - It Ain't Me, Babe
    - Just Like A Woman
    - Mississippi
    - Red River Shore
    - Simple Twist Of Fate
    - You're A Big Girl Now

    http://www.songlyrics.com/bob-dylan-lyrics/
     
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    Pretenders/Chrissy Hynde - Back on the Chain Gang
     
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    Youre The One - Shane MacGowan/Moya Brennan

    Meat is Murder by the Smiths can tinker on it
     
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    Silent House- Neil Finn.  The song is haunting.
     
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    Re: Your favorite tear-jerker songs?

    U2 has a plethora of hauntingly beautiful songs..........most of them don't get much air time. Here's a few


    Mothers of the Disappeared
    Red Hill Mining Town
    Running to Stand Still
    Your So Cruel
    All I Want is You


    Love...............slowly stripped away
    Love..................................has seen it's better day
     
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    Collin Raye:  "One Boy One Girl"  gets me every time. 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnUEteN90hM

    I should probably be embarassed to admit it.  It is one of those classically styled country tunes that circles around on itself:

    One boy, one girl
    Two hearts beating wilding
    To put it mildly it was love at first sight.....


    This is the chorus that pops up after two people meet, after they say their I-do's at the altar, and then after they visit the doctor for an ultrasound ("He was holding her hand when the doctor looked up and grinned.  Congratulations -- Twins.  One boy, one girl, two hearts beating wildly....")

    Yeah, I should be too cool for it, but it just catches me every time.  I think when a songwriter tells a story using just enough words to convey the scene and the full emotions of the moment -- well, you're pulled in good and solid.


     
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    Re: Your favorite tear-jerker songs?

    It's a lot older than I am, but I think the saddest song ever was written by Irving Berlin:

    What'll I do when you are far away 
    And I am blue, What'll I do? 

    What'll I do when I am wond'ring who 
    Is kissing you, What'll I do? 

    What'll I do with just a photograph 
    To tell my troubles to? 

    When I'm alone with only dreams of you 
    That won't come true, What'll I do? 
     
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    Somewhere over the rainbow by the hawaiian guy with the uke

    and Pink Moon by Nick Drake
     
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    Maybe too heavy on the folk, but:

    "Until It's Time For You To Go"
    Buffy Ste Marie

    "Urge for Going"
    Tom Rush

    "On the Way Home"
    Buffalo Springield
     
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    Re: Your favorite tear-jerker songs?

    Etta James - All I Could do was Cry
     
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