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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 04:20 PM
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Songs that send shivers down your spine (in a good way)
I'm not sure exactly why but I've always had that reaction to the Richard Thompson song 1952 Vincent Black Lightning. That line "They did ride" just gets to me.

The first time I ever heard it was when I saw him on that old PBS show Sessions at West 54th, accompanied by Nanci Griffith.

What about you?

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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 04:22 PM
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1. Ghost Riders in the Sky
Edited on Fri Sep-29-06 04:23 PM by Rabrrrrrr
Whether it be the Sons of the Pioneers, Johnny Cash, or The Outlaws doing it.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 04:25 PM
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2. Tonight And The Rest Of My Life -- Nina Gordon
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:41 PM
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3. Liberi Fatali by Nobuo Uematsu
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:42 PM
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4. Let The Eagle Soar
Oh, you said in a GOOD way. Never mind....
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:23 PM
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22. Heh
:spray:
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hotforteacher Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:42 PM
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5. Carmina Burana
I saw it earlier this spring and it had a dance along with it. Exquisite.
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:43 PM
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6. The Annie Lennox version of Whiter Shade of Pale
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:47 PM
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7. That's a nice version
She does everything so well.
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:49 PM
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10. Awesome voice
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:47 PM
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8. "Bright Eyes" by Art Garfunkel
Always brings tears to me eyes
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Cygnusx2112 Donating Member (214 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 10:38 PM
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20. Amazing...
I remember hearing that song in Watership Down and it made me cry too (I was about 12 at the time) :)


I'll have to say Countdown by Rush
Its about the first space shuttle launch, and the words and music really capture the beauty of the event.
It shows what humans can do when they're at their best.

I love the comparision of the shuttle to a white dragon...

The video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGdErD9Oj3M

RUSH
Countdown

Lit up with anticipation
We arrive at the launching site
The sky is still dark, nearing dawn
On the Florida coastline

Circling choppers slash the night
With roving searchlight beams
This magic day when super-science
Mingles with the bright stuff of dreams

Floodlit in the hazy distance
The star of this unearthly show
Venting vapours, like the breath
Of a sleeping white dragon

Crackling speakers, voices tense
Resume the final count
All systems check, T minus nine
As the sun and the drama start to mount

The air is charged
A humid, motionless mass
The crowds and the cameras,
The cars full of spectators pass
Excitement so thick you could cut it with a knife
Technology...high, on the leading edge of life

The earth beneath us starts to tremble
With the spreading of a low black cloud
A thunderous roar shakes the air
Like the whole world exploding

Scorching blast of golden fire
As it slowly leaves the ground
Tears away with a mighty force
The air is shattered by the awesome sound

Like a pillar of cloud
The smoke lingers high in the air
In fascination
With the eyes of the world
We stare...

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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:48 PM
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9. Gimme Shelter
always has spooked me, but i love it. especially the vocal core-shredding scream!
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:50 PM
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11. Me too !
I love the intro
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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 05:53 PM
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12. hallellujah
sung by Jeff Buckley
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 06:05 PM
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13. Star Spangled Banner
Corny but true.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:05 PM
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14. "Ave Maria"
especially the high notes!
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:11 PM
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15. "When I'm Gone" by Phil Ochs
That song drops me like a ton of bricks. Every single time I hear it.
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Random_Australian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:18 PM
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16. I've not heard many songs, so I will say these three:
(From worst to best)

The Cranberries: Zombie ("but you see, it's not me, it's not my family. In your head, in your head they're still fighting)

Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor ('Choral') Op. 125: Presto - Allegor assia/ Recitative - Allegro assai (because it is a great piece of music if you listen all the way through and don't just cherry-pick that little bit and ruin the suprise for everyone)

Wal George Freederick Handel: The Hallelujah Chorus. :)

(The line "The kingdom of this world is become the kingdom of our lord" is sung so well, I love it. I will also add that I am an atheist)
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unsavedtrash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 08:20 PM
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17. Tusk
the drums are just amazing
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Calliope Donating Member (177 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 09:43 PM
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18. Sunday
at the end of Act 1 from Sunday in the Park With George and Move On from Act 2 Sunday in the Park With George.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 10:10 PM
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19. Enjoy the Silence
by Depeche Mode.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 10:40 PM
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21. Melissa Ferrick's "Drive" sends shivers further than my spine
"If you want this
if you want this
if you want this, youre gonna have to ask
nicely please
yeah if you want this

youre gonna have to ask me
youre gonna have to ask me

Whatever you want
Ill give it to you
Ill give it to you slowly
till youre just begging me to hold you
ya whatever you want
whatever you want
but youre gonna have to ask me

Your mouth waters
stretched out on my bed
your fingers are trembling
and your heart is heavy and red
and your head is bent back
and your back is arched
my hand is under there
holding you up

Ill hold you up
and drive you all night
Ill hold you up
and drive you baby till you feel the daylight
Ill hold you up
and drive you all night
Ill hold you up
and drive you till you feel the daylight
thats right
thats right

In the kitchen
in the shower
and in the back seat of my car
Ill hold you up
in your office
preferably during business hours
cause you know how I like it when theres people around
and I know how you like it
yeah I know how you like it
I know how you like it when I tease you for hours

Your mouth waters
stretched out on my bed
your fingers are trembling
and your heart is heavy and red
and your head is bent back
and your back is arched
and my hand is under there
holding you up

Ill hold you up
and drive you all night
Ill hold you up
and drive you baby till you feel the daylight
Ill hold you up
and drive you all night
Ill hold you up
and drive you till you feel the daylight
oh and this has just begun

Yeah this has just begun
because we havent even gotten started yet
I havent even
I havent even tied you up
I havent even turned you over
this is where I want to live
right here between your hips
where all the love you hold and hide
its where it lives
right here between your hips
this is where I want to live
its where all the love you give exists

Your mouth waters
stretched out on my bed
your fingers are trembling
and your heart is heavy and red
your head is bent back
your back is arched
my hand is under there
holding you up

Ill hold you up
and drive you all night
Ill hold you up
and drive you baby till you feel the daylight
Ill hold you up
and drive you all night
Ill hold you up
and drive you baby till you feel the daylight
thats right
yeah
thats right
thats right
thats right
Ill hold you up
thats right
thats right
Ill drive you all night"
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:39 PM
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28. why do you do this to me?
evil tormentor posting those lyrics...

they are quite delicious, yes.

one by melissa etheridge I love is resist, and then there is the one about the three-way that I can't ever remember the name of
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:42 PM
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33. Because I am an evil tormentor.
:P

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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:24 PM
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23. The Revealing Science Of God
From Tales From Topographic Oceans, by Yes.

:)
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:28 PM
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24. When the Ship Comes In
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:28 PM
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25. 'You Can't Always Get What You Want'
Greatest rock 'n' roll song EVarrr.

"Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)," Benny Goodman.

"In the Mood" and "Moonlight Serenade," Glenn Miller.

And it's clich, but... "When a Man Loves a Woman."

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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:35 PM
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26. Who Wants To Live Forever by Queen
Edited on Fri Sep-29-06 11:38 PM by MrScorpio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p-yIvI9qzg


There's no time for us
There's no place for us
What is this thing that builds our dreams, yet slips away
from us
Who wants to live forever? (twice)

There's no chance for us
It's all decided for us
This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us

Who wants to live forever? (twice)
Who dares to love forever
When love must die?

But touch my tears with your lips
Touch my world with your fingertips
And we can have forever
And we can love forever
Forever is ours today
Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever
Forever is ours today
Who waits forever anyway?

One of the great things about HIGHLANDER
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:36 PM
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27. Me too. That scene makes me cry everytime.
:(
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:42 PM
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31. Time to whip out the hankies
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aquaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:39 PM
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29. "Things Behind the Sun" by Nick Drake
I love all Nick Drake's stuff but this song is one of my favs.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:41 PM
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30. "Hex" by Neko Case
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:42 PM
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32. What A Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
Edited on Fri Sep-29-06 11:44 PM by KC2
I love that song...and the way he sang it.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:44 PM
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34. I've got your Louis Armstrong right here:
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:51 PM
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35. Beautiful!
Thank you! I wonder how it would look to "What A Wonderful World," as well? I bet it would be a great song for those photos, too!
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Cygnusx2112 Donating Member (214 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-29-06 11:57 PM
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36. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton

He sounds so sincere...!

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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 12:53 AM
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37. i love that song
i'm usually in tears by the end
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gkdmaths Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 01:09 AM
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38. Dear God
the Sarah McLachlan cover.




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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 01:36 AM
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39. "Only living boy in New York"
& "Box of rain"
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 01:40 AM
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40. "When You Make Up Your Mind"- Gutterball
Just about perfect.
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