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Songs that bring TEARS to your eyes or put you in a sentimental mood


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Initial post: May 5, 2008 10:52:52 PM PDT
Ms Michele says:
Ok, I'm gonna start this one out with the one song that makes me cry everytime I hear it...I don't have to be in any particular mood but if I hear this song, it's all over for me....in fact, I avoid this song when I want to stay in a happy mood...it's:

"I Need You" by Maurice White (Earth, Wind, Fire)
and there's just one more....

"Are You Lonely For Me" by Brian McKnight.....

sniff sniff...I'm getting all teary-eyed just thinking about these.....LOL

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 3:57:23 AM PDT
MONTGOMERY says:
1) BE CAREFUL (How You Treat My Love) - PHYLLIS HYMAN
2) PEOPLE I BELONG TO - GINO VANNELLI
3) DRIVE - The Cars
4) ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER - The Fifth Dimension
5) I KNOW YOU WANT TO - LUTHER VANDROSS

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 4:48:09 AM PDT
cookiessoul says:
"Why Did I Choose You" -Marvin Gaye
"Only The Lonely" -Aretha Franklin
"I'll Be Seeing You"-Ray Charles
"Statue Of A Fool" -David Ruffin
"Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen" -Sam Cooke

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 4:58:06 AM PDT
MONTGOMERY says:
1) LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU - PHYLLIS HYMAN
2) BRING IT ON HOME TO ME - SAM COOKE (Lou Rawls - background vocals)
3) SHARE MY LOVE - L.T.D. (with Jeffrey Osborne)
4) HELP ME - Shalamar
5) FANNY BE TENDER (With My Love) - Bee Gees
6) SUDDENLY - Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard
7) HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU - Olivia Newton-John

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 6:38:56 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2008 6:39:27 AM PDT
Andy B says:
Ms Michele - I know what you mean about "I Need You" - that song really stirs up some melancholy emotions within me.

"Alone Again" - Gilbert O'Sullivan is just plain depressing and the music though beautiful has a real sadness to it.

"Deja Vu" - Dionne Warwick always puts me in a very dreamy, sentimental state. For some strange reason whenever I hear it I think of a sleepy cool evening around twilight (weird huh?)

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 6:57:27 AM PDT
Tonè says:
Michele, I mentioned Maurice White's "I Need You" in another thread (awesome ballads) but it didn't seem to get any recognition. Kudos, I've finally met someone else to share that "awesome" song with: -

"Who decides which one we love
Or when we're going to fall
I don't need two hands to hold
Two lips to whisper

I need you
You think that I need all the love you're giving
And I need you"

...and then the divine way he holds the note for so many seconds (gives Melba a run for her money)

Anyway, my ultimate mood-maker is Manhattans' "There's No Me Without You": -

"...that's how I know-ow-ow-ow-ow" (I freeze when they do that harmony)

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 8:39:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2008 10:44:30 AM PDT
mediaagent says:
WHEN I NEED YOU--LEO SAYER
SUNSHOWER--DR. BUZZARD'S ORIGINAL SAVANNAH BAND
CROCODILE ROCK-ELTON JOHN
ON TOP OF THE WORLD---THE CARPENTERS
SING-THE CARPENTERS
---These are songs that I loved as a kid, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I hear these songs. If I could turn back the clock to the 70's I would....

STILL--BRIAN MCKNIGHT
--The best love song I've ever heard. I cry every time...

PURPLE RAIN--PRINCE
--I remember sitting in the movie theatre just mesmerized. I was a Prince fan, but at that moment he was IT!!!!. When he poured his heart out singing that after his father tried to kill himself, I just lost it....to this day, 24yrs later, I see that scene, or hear that song, see Prince play it in person, I cry everytime...

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 9:13:34 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2008 9:21:26 AM PDT
"Mr. Bojangles" - live, Sammy Davis, Jr. is one of the sentimental favorites at TT, however, no tears from the boys...lol.

Sammy Davis, Jr., being a sentimental favorite as well.

Just thought of sumthin'....... wait til' all the sistahs' from the TT Security Brigade are at their posts 7/12, put the song on loud and clear... fog up all the MaGoos.... see nuthin'......

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 9:23:22 AM PDT
tears:

Rainy Days And Mondays - The Carpenters
Superstar - The Carpenters
I Can't Make You Love Me-- Bonnie Raitt
A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke

sentimental mood:

New Kid In Town - Eagles
Let 'Em In - Paul McCarntey & Wings
Up Up And Away - 5th Dimension
Rikki Don't Lose That Number - Steely Dan

Anything from Heart's first three albums is me and my sister singing badly and thinking we sound just like Ann Wilson. Never fails, lol.

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 10:41:09 AM PDT
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Reggie says:
For me it's Maxwells remake of "Womens Worth" and Anthony Hamiltons "Pass me Over". Both bring a tear to my eye for different reasons. Ditto on Bonnies Raitt "I can't make you love me". The lyrics are so on point. Funny Purple Rain was mentioned because everytime I hear it I feel the same way. Without seeing the movie I would not feel that way.

Reggie

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 11:08:35 AM PDT
Kaytedee says:
"Smile" sung by Judy Garland -- hands down.

The sadness in her voice, the message of knowing that crying isn't going to do anything, the simplicity of the lyrics. It just tugs on your soul and before you know it your eyes start to burn a bit as you hold back the tear.

It also makes me think about losing a loved one (either those who have gone or those who are still here that would hurt like hell if I lost them).

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 12:11:45 PM PDT
Ms. 90 says:
I don't think anything brings a tear to my eyes these days; however, songs that put me in a sentimental mood or evoke fond memories are usually songs that remind me of when I was married, happily dating someone, or remind me of a happy moment.

So,

All I Do Is Think Of You - Troop
Crazy Love - Brian McKnight
I Found A Girl - Tony Fontaine
ATCQ - People's Instinctive Travels...CD
D'Angelo - Brown Sugar CD
Moments In Love - The Art of Noise
Shine On - LTD
You Are My Starship - Norman Connors
Eric B is President - Eric B and Rakim
Anita Baker - Rapture CD
All Cried Out - Lisa Lisa/Cult Jam
UB40 - Little Baggariddim CD

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 12:18:53 PM PDT
P.O.E.M. says:
harold melvin & the blue notes - "i miss you"
the five stairsteps - "ooh child"

there's plenty more

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 1:02:07 PM PDT
BrooklynBorn says:
Yeah Andy B, "Alone Again Naturally" is one of my favorites.

Remember Me - Diana Ross
Yesterday - Marvin Gaye
It's So Hard To Say Goodbye - G.C. Cameron

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 3:32:59 PM PDT
Ms Michele says:
OH MY! I'm tearing up as we speak thinking about GILBERT O'SULLIVAN..how could I have forgotten Alone Again, Naturally and Claire.

Also, SAM by Olivia Newton John...I'm definately feelin you on the Deja Vu....

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 3:34:03 PM PDT
Ms Michele says:
Yes, I have a love/hate relationship with "I Need You" by Maurice White....I love it, but hate the way it makes me so darn sad....

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 3:41:43 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 7, 2008 12:01:42 AM PDT
Ms Michele says:
Forgot to mention

YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD - HELEN REDDY
DON'T CRY OUT LOUD - MELISSA MANCHESTER
AND OH....Any song by Barry Manilow; heck, even the uptempo ones...something about his voice and that darn piano....

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 3:47:53 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 6, 2008 3:48:48 PM PDT
Ms Michele says:
Mediaagent: We have to be near the same age because I got the chills reading your list. Especially Crocodile Rock by Elton John...I grew up on Ft. Bragg, North Carolina (I'm in Michigan now) and I was taken all the way back to the skating rink with my brother and my Mom..oh my goodness. I don't know why those songs of the 70's really get to me. Another one by Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. I'm African American and my friends laugh at me when I listen to pop music from the 70's....I tell them they don't have a clue; I loved and still love that music!!

THANK YOU ALL FOR POSTING!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 5:57:39 PM PDT
"You Don't Love Me Anymore"-Weird Al

I guess I lost a little bit of self-esteem
That time that you made it with the whole hockey team
You used to think I was nice
Now you tell all your friends that I'm the Antichrist

Oh, why did you disconnect the breaks in my car?
That kind of thing is hard to ignore
Got a funny feeling you don't love me anymore

Gets me everytime. :(

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 8:36:08 PM PDT
Interesting question...here's a few,

This Christmas- Donny Hathaway
Brothers In Arms- Dire Straits
God is Love- Marvin Gaye
Do What You Gotta Do- Roberta Flack
A Song For You- Temptations
Ecstacy- The Ohio Players

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2008 11:19:05 PM PDT
collette says:
William,
You're always plotting, aren't you Master? Thanks for tipping me off. Maybe I'll bring some ear plugs when you get ready to play Sammy or God only knows who else. We'll be monitoring this particular post and Im'ma telin my gurls not to reveal their personal tear jerkers. Y'all hear me Ms. O and Vannessa?
In the meantime, I'll be looking for some fogless Magoos. I'm sure they're out there.

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2008 1:06:22 AM PDT
cookiessoul says:
Is "Do What You Gotta Do" the same song that the Dells sing?

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2008 1:49:31 AM PDT
Hey Lisa,

I was just listening to Aretha's version (on Columbia) of Brenda Holloway's "Every Little Bit Hurts" Do you have this? It's just such a BEAUTIFUL, sad song and I love both versions.

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2008 4:44:00 AM PDT
MONTGOMERY says:
"STAY" (Pauline Wilson) is a song that is at turns hopeful and bittersweet from a woman who knows all too well the pitfalls as well as the joys that love can bring. This song never fails to affect me deeply whenever I hear it.

Lyrics to "STAY" (from the INTUITION CD)

When I think about the time
I believed I knew the ways of love
All the chances that I took
I thought I knew it all
Even when I wonder how
I made it through it all
I know I'd do it all over again

chorus*
Stay with me
You & I would always be
Close to each other
Stay with me
Loving you is so easy
Please won't you stay with me

When I look into your eyes
I don't need to hear the words I love
I can feel it in my heart
You have a way with me
And I feel so good each time
I hear you say to me
Living each day with me
Is all that you need

chorus**
Stay with me
You and I would always be
Close to each other
Stay with me
Loving you is so easy
I want you always

bridge:
Stay with me
Everyday with me
Stay with me
Stay....

(instrumental)

(repeat bridge -except last word)

(repeat chorus**)

Coda:
Stay, forever & ever
forever & ever

Stay with me
Loving you is so easy
Please won't you stay with me.

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2008 6:38:07 AM PDT
BrooklynBorn says:
Hey Ms Michele, I totally understand. My cousins would always come to my house asking me why was I listening to white music. LOL! It never really dawned on me that there was white music and black music. I just saw it as good music or something that I liked.
The piano intro in "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" grabs me in each and everytime I hear it, just as it did when I was a kid. I listened to it yesterday and it did the same exact thing. It always takes me right back to when I heard it in the 70's.
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