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returnofflyinghandbag Sat 03-Oct-20 22:34:40

Hi all,
Mine are Memories by Maroon 5, Bridge over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel, Somewhere only we know by Lilly Allen, the Elbow version of Golden Slumbers, If I Could Fly by One Direction and If You Leave Me Now by Chicago.
What's yours? X

MawB2 Sat 03-Oct-20 22:38:22

The Carnival is Over - gets me ever time.

MawB2 Sat 03-Oct-20 22:38:49

returnofflyinghandbag

Hi all,
Mine are Memories by Maroon 5, Bridge over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel, Somewhere only we know by Lilly Allen, the Elbow version of Golden Slumbers, If I Could Fly by One Direction and If You Leave Me Now by Chicago.
What's yours? X

How did you get those to be in blue?

returnofflyinghandbag Sat 03-Oct-20 22:38:55

Oops, just found out that Lilly Allen covered Somewhere Only We Know, it's not her songblushx

JuneRose Sat 03-Oct-20 22:40:00

Fields of Gold sung by Eva Cassidy. We played to my brother on his last night of life - it breaks my heart to hear it, it's so bittersweet.

returnofflyinghandbag Sat 03-Oct-20 22:40:12

MawB2, it's links. You put 2 square brackets, the link, a space then what you want to appear in blue then 2 more square brackets. X

MawB2 Sat 03-Oct-20 22:44:08

Thank you

returnofflyinghandbag Sat 03-Oct-20 22:46:16

Your welcome. X

Bbnan Sat 03-Oct-20 22:46:28

In the living years..never fails

JuneRose Sat 03-Oct-20 22:49:13

Oh yes bbnan that is a tear jerker too. Really though doesn't it also depend on where you are in life ? If things are bad almost any song can choke me up.

BlueSky Sat 03-Oct-20 22:52:47

The theme from The Godfather played by André Rieu. 😢

LadyGracie Sat 03-Oct-20 22:53:17

Time to say goodbye - Sarah Brightman.
Passing Strangers - Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstein.

Oopsadaisy4 Sat 03-Oct-20 23:32:43

Not songs but ‘for those in peril on the sea’ reduces me to floods before I get to the end of the first verse.

Stephenmarra Sat 03-Oct-20 23:34:14

Billie Holiday Strange Fruit
When you see the anguish and feeling on Billie's face singing this, it pulls on the heart- strings.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bckob0AyKCA

Johnny Cash Hurt.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AHCfZTRGiI

Lexisgranny Sat 03-Oct-20 23:43:41

Dannyboy by anybody, even the Londonderry Air being played, Somewhere over the rainbow by Eva Cassidy and anything patriotic. Those make me sound so ancient, but more modern music doesn’t have the same effect on me.

TheFrugalPiggy Sat 03-Oct-20 23:48:02

Cosmic Dancer by T Rex
Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits. The line "I can't do anything but I'd do anything for you" gets me every time.
You Were Always On My Mind by Elvis.
Something Inside So Strong by Labi Siffre.

There are others but it's getting late. Zzzzzz

Grannynannywanny Sun 04-Oct-20 00:11:55

Here’s To You by Cathie Ryan
youtu.be/Wv9pzJ4zA6w

Willow500 Sun 04-Oct-20 06:46:02

One More Light by Linkin Park done just before Chester Bennington's suicide sad

Disturbed's version of The Sound of Silence

Who Wants to Live Forever by Queen and also You Take My Breath Away.

There are others too but those tug the most.

Calendargirl Sun 04-Oct-20 07:50:53

Time To Say Goodbye- Brightman and Boccelli.

Going Back-Sissal.

Going Home-Dusty Springfield.

On Days Like This and Softly As I Leave You- Matt Monroe.

Fields Of Gold-Sting.

Lots more, these come to mind.
It’s often the memories they bring up as well as the words and music.

Dorsetcupcake61 Sun 04-Oct-20 08:11:36

Run by Snow Patrol.
Not a song but The Last Post and when the poppies come down at Albert Hall.

honeyrose Sun 04-Oct-20 08:21:58

Memory by Elaine Page.

harrigran Sun 04-Oct-20 08:22:11

I would have to say The last post as played at the Menin Gate in Ypres.

kittylester Sun 04-Oct-20 08:24:53

Anything really from the albums by Johnny Cash that were produced by Rick Rubin but especially Hurt.

Tender by Blur. It was played when the coffin of a school friend of DD3 was carried into the Chapel for his funeral along a path lined by his friends. His poor mum went from child to child telling them not to cry but be happy they knew him! It has set me off now.sad

Spangler Sun 04-Oct-20 08:37:36

This is Miss Memphis Belle singing "Requiem for a Soldier."
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt8witXepBI
I can't watch it or listen to it anymore. We lost Miss Memphis Belle to pancreatic cancer three years ago. We all love and miss you Lorraine.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Sun 04-Oct-20 08:41:17

Everybody Hurts by REM - Michael Stipes' voice is so plaintive

Don't Give Up by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush

Horse with No Name - America - this was late husband's favourite song of all time which we played at his funeral.