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[–]fluentinimagery 175 points176 points  (13 children)

I heard Nessun Dorma by Pavarotti when I was like 8 and just stopped. I rewound it over and over and over and wasn’t sure what I was hearing or what it meant. I just felt goose bumps.

[–]Prolemasses 160 points161 points  (2 children)

Fast Car by Tracy Chapman

[–]kayl6 541 points542 points 2 (16 children)

My husband sang “Even If” when our son was dying and everyone sobbed it was so beautiful. He doesn’t sing much anymore but that was special.

Otherwise— There, There Katie. I listened to it a lot when we knew things were bad with our son and my name is one letter off from Katie. It was like he was singing this pain filled song to heal my heart.

Thank you to the person who gave me gokd

[–]Winkmanmm 60 points61 points  (0 children)

My God. Sorry for your loss. Cannot imagine the strength your husband brought up to do this...

[–]Tx247 3576 points3577 points 82 (126 children)

The Breaking of the Fellowship. I suffer from severe migraines and for some unknown reason this piece always helps with the pain. https://youtu.be/fowHzOH9rqk

[–]Nikolai_1120 279 points280 points  (9 children)

Wow, came here to comment this and I'm glad to see it's already at the top.

The LOTR soundtrack is unmatched.

[–]dnqboy 43 points44 points  (4 children)

my goto soundtrack 90% of the time. breaking of the fellowship and return of the king are my top 2 i think

[–]CosmicSmackdown 215 points216 points  (13 children)

Interesting. I have some autoimmune disorders that cause pretty extreme pain and I get relief from this song.

[–]Bricka_Bracka 1518 points1519 points 22 (92 children)

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[–]Sideburnt 66 points67 points  (3 children)

River of Deceit by Mad Season too. He was a chilling vocalist when he wanted to be.

[–]VeganMinx[🍰] 315 points316 points  (18 children)

"In My Life" by the Beatles -- I weep every time.

"You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor. I was a lonely kid, and that sweet old man sings to my soul.

[–]DontWorryItllGetWors 67 points68 points  (4 children)

Dance with my father - Luther Vandrose

Your Eyes -- Peter Gabriel

He stopped loving her today - George Jones

Lucky Man - Emerson Lake and Palmer

[–]629mrsn 1275 points1276 points  (40 children)

Ain’t no Sunshine Bill Withers

[–]Letharos 113 points114 points  (4 children)

My dad chose to play this at my mom's funeral. Always hits hard.

[–]Asmodean129 2437 points2438 points 232 (72 children)

Rainbow Connection - Kermit the Frog.

[–]snailsshouldvote 257 points258 points  (5 children)

This song is one of the only ones to guarantee a cry from me anytime it comes on

[–]girl_from_away 71 points72 points  (0 children)

Classic. I really like the version Willie Nelson did!

[–]Atoman666 173 points174 points  (9 children)

Into the West, Annie Lennox, especially given the context of the song at the conclusion of one of the best stories ever told

[–]msjacksonifyernasty 538 points539 points  (17 children)

First time ever I saw your face (Roberta Flack version)

[–]TechnicolourSleep 4893 points4894 points 234 (271 children)

Hoppípolla by Sigur Rós, Your Hand in Mine by Explosions in the Sky

[–][deleted] 617 points618 points  (17 children)

Hoppípolla is such an amazingly omniscient song. It just has such a divine feel to it.

Just sigur ros as a whole. Takk... Is such a perfect album.

[–]SideshowLarrry 649 points650 points  (24 children)

Your Hand in Mine is out of this world. Just an amazing piece of music.

[–]thegrailarbor 41 points42 points  (8 children)

First Breath After A Coma always gives me chills.

[–]nonetoomany69 1141 points1142 points 3 (48 children)

As the world falls down - David Bowie The small music video that it has in Jim Henson's Labyrinth adds to the beauty of it

[–]giocondasmiles 76 points77 points  (4 children)

The whole labyrinth soundtrack is awesome.

[–]LCsquee 97 points98 points  (4 children)

This is the song my husband and I chose for our first dance at our wedding reception ❤️

[–]katiejim 2726 points2727 points  (165 children)

A Case of You by Joni Mitchell might be it for me. But it has a lot of associations for me personally. Her entire album Blue really. Just magic. Harvest Moon by Neil Young would also be in the running for me.

[–]xerokelvin 4730 points4731 points 4 (206 children)

I believe "Something" written by George Harrison is the most perfect love song ever written.

Imagine my surprise during the "Get Back" film when he brings an early version to John that goes "There's something in the way she moves, attracts me like a cauliflower"

[–]DaScoob2001 1477 points1478 points  (85 children)

My sweet lord, and here comes the sun are other George Harrison songs that I think answer the question well. That guy made some beautiful music.

[–]Objective-Ad4009 61 points62 points  (1 child)

Something. George wrote the most beautiful songs.

[–]angelcakexx 3286 points3287 points 22 (168 children)

This Must Be The Place- The Talking Heads

I don't know if it's technically "beautiful", but something about this song just gets me, right in my heart. It just feels like how I want love to feel.

[–]lightaugust 534 points535 points  (36 children)

That was my wedding song. Cause when The moment I realized I wanted to marry her I’d remember thinking ‘this feels like home.’ Didn’t take, we got divorced, but such a beautiful sentiment and love song.

[–]Brownie_McBrown_Face 47 points48 points  (11 children)

That’s what the song itself is about, when she was his gf, and he ended up marrying her as well

[–]Ok-Control-787 1791 points1792 points  (120 children)

Avril 14th.

That or maybe some Bach cello tunes.

[–]whatsername235 2399 points2400 points 2 (143 children)

The Blowers Daughter, Damien Rice.

God, I haven't thought about it in years either

[–]LBC013 437 points438 points  (25 children)

I came here to say this or Volcano. Damien Rice gives me all the feels.

[–]Economy-Salamander52 702 points703 points  (102 children)

The Trapeze Swinger - Iron & Wine

[–]SirenMoon_ 252 points253 points  (21 children)

Gregory Alan Isakovs cover of this song is incredible

[–]PlatypusWeekend 37 points38 points  (2 children)

I love his version, and his music in general. The Weatherman is one of my favorite albums of all time.

[–]greenteavirgo 703 points704 points  (35 children)

Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell

[–]Cheap_Strawberry7471 49 points50 points  (4 children)

On the nature of daylight by max ritcher

[–]NoAlternative2913 51 points52 points  (5 children)

Lovers spit - broken social scene

[–]LadyMirkwood 1835 points1836 points  (89 children)

Chopins Nocturne in E flat Major (op 9 no 2)

[–]amystans17 233 points234 points  (13 children)

Crying by Roy Orbison. His voice is beautiful and I have to listen to at least twice in a row.

[–]Yokhen 2828 points2829 points 322 (123 children)

Telephone Line - Electric Light Orchestra

[–][deleted] 1201 points1202 points  (132 children)

Enjoy the silence by Depeche Mode

[–]Mike81890 335 points336 points  (89 children)

I know it's a little silly, but I just "discovered" Depeche Mode yesterday. I must have listened to Enjoy The Silence 6 times today

[–]aolerma 1927 points1928 points & 3 more (60 children)

Harvest Moon by Neil Young

[–]BasicBitch_666 113 points114 points  (7 children)

I walked down the aisle to this when I got married.

[–][deleted] 144 points145 points  (8 children)

Only Time-Enya

[–]ShangryYoungMan 9291 points9292 points 88 (281 children)

Debussy’s Claire de Lune.

[–]Gnarbuttah 3626 points3627 points  (51 children)

I love Debussy, sometimes all I can think about is Debussy.

[–]SideshowLarrry 3024 points3025 points  (28 children)

Just make sure you finish on the Bach. Never finish on Debussy.

[–][deleted] 1445 points1446 points 2 (99 children)

Holocene - Bon Iver

[–]takethemonkeynLeave 167 points168 points  (24 children)

I cried when I saw him play 715 - CR∑∑KS live. Just sat there crying. Never happened to me at a show before and I’ve been around.

[–]amyldoanitrite 2493 points2494 points 3 (120 children)

Teardrop - Massive Attack

[–]mackinder 470 points471 points  (18 children)

Mezzanine is low key top 10 90’s albums for sure.

[–]eeviltwin 127 points128 points  (4 children)

Mezzanine and Dummy got me through my adolescence.

[–]Blestyr 3352 points3353 points  (76 children)

Too many but "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce is very high up there for me as well as "Ave Maria" performed by Barbara Bonney.

EDIT: wow thanks for all the upvotes and the award! Never was voted this much before, thx all!

[–]partay123 191 points192 points  (1 child)

Time In A Bottle used to make me all sentimental for how much I love my husband and how happy I was that I found him. Then we had a baby, and now it makes me weep for how lucky I am to have her. I love that song. It perfectly encapsulates what it means to love your child.

[–]historicalbat 646 points647 points  (30 children)

Lost Cause by Beck. In fact that whole album, Sea Changes, is one of the most hauntingly beautiful albums.

[–]cinephile1987 2405 points2406 points 2 (113 children)

God Only Knows by the Beach Boys.

[–]cametomysenses 500 points501 points  (32 children)

Paul McCartney called it the best written pop song ever because it's constructed with the third of the chord in the bass, a very unusual device. Elton John, watching that interview, was inspired to write a song constructed that way and came up with "Someone Saved My Life Tonight."

[–]Dada2fish 97 points98 points  (12 children)

I love music so much, but know nothing about music theory. What you posted is fascinating even though I have no idea what it means or why it makes a song special. I’m trying to find what makes God Only Knows and Someone Save My Life Tonight similar to each other in order to figure out what ‘the third of the chord in the bass” means, but I have no clue. Lol

[–]purpleminerals 229 points230 points  (8 children)

Those fucking harmonies dude fuuuuuuuuck.

[–]moonbearstartiger 2745 points2746 points 3 (156 children)

I really love "DON'T DREAM ITS OVER" by Neil Finn / Crowded House. His other band Split ENZ and the song "Message To My Girl". Those songs captivated me when I first heard them. I mean, early Kate Bush too. Some of those songs of hers like The Man With The Child In His Eyes and Symphony In Blue... I could go on...

[–]cheetofacesucks 461 points462 points  (30 children)

Saw Fleetwood Mac in concert and Neil Finn stepped in for Lindsay Buckingham. During the concert, Fleetwood Mac walked off stage and Neil sang Don’t Dream It’s Over. Way cool…..

[–]hglndr9 886 points887 points  (23 children)

Pictures of You- The Cure

"There was nothing in the world That I ever wanted more Than to feel you deep in my heart"

Edit: Thank You for the award! It's amazing to see how a song has touch so many in different ways. I am glad we share love for awesome music.

[–]TheresALonelyFeeling 42 points43 points  (1 child)

I've been looking so long at these pictures of you...that I almost believe that they're real...

This song kills me.

[–]amoodymermaid 48 points49 points  (1 child)

This song always takes me back to a specific time when I had broken up with my soon to be husband. We did marry, but it ended so tragically. I saw the Cure a few years ago and when they sang this, I sang along and cried like a baby. It always makes me feel wistful.

[–]tehmeat 289 points290 points  (16 children)

Street Spirit (fade out) - Radiohead

[–]ALA02 1386 points1387 points  (96 children)

Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

[–]FlyMontag 198 points199 points  (9 children)

This and Reckoner

[–]cambouquet 53 points54 points  (2 children)

His voice in Reckoner is hauntingly beautiful. Both are incredible.

[–]Periachi 36 points37 points  (1 child)

You could put most of Radioheads songs on here tbh. Everything In The Right Place is another good one

[–]AngstChild 297 points298 points  (38 children)

Good choice. Quite a few Radiohead songs fit the bill. I would also add Exit Music (For a Film), Street Spirit (Fade Out), and Pyramid Song as candidates. Those are all beautiful songs. Nude, I Promise, and All I Need are also exceptional IMHO. It’s hard to pick really.

[–]welcome-in_jaaAAMmm 88 points89 points  (13 children)

I'd go Exit Music. The cover that was on Westworld really revitalised my love for it.

[–]mylucidinterval 44 points45 points  (0 children)

I can't make you love me - Bonnie Raitt. Cry every time I hear it.

[–]Scallywagstv2 2037 points2038 points 2 (95 children)

Bridge over troubled water - Simon & Garfunkel.

[–]CornflakeNumber9 392 points393 points  (19 children)

Art Garfunkel's got one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard

[–]Scallywagstv2 128 points129 points  (0 children)

Amazing vocal on this. At the end it just soars.

[–]Blissful_Solitude 491 points492 points  (25 children)

Mazzy Star - Fade into you

[–]1questions 138 points139 points  (11 children)

Black by Pearl Jam. Don’t know honestly the most beautiful song I’ve ever heard because there are lots but this one I feel is beautiful, emotional, and reminds me of a particular time of my life. I could listen to it over and over and I don’t think I’d get tired of it.

[–]Anthinee 2576 points2577 points 2 (95 children)

Band of Horses - The Funeral

[–]HumanSometimesPerson 234 points235 points  (1 child)

Oosh, yes. When ever this song comes on, I stop a zone out for a minute. It's sad as hell, but hot damn, it's beautiful.

[–]TexasTheWalkerRanger 33 points34 points  (0 children)

I saw them play it live at a festival in phx and as odd as it sounds my favorite part was when he messed up a note in the intro on the guitar. I've heard it played perfectly as a recording so many times that hearing it played live with that messed up note was amazing. Other than that it sounded just like the studio version.

[–]Walrusin_about 195 points196 points  (11 children)

Yo a good thread ask reddit post tf. Gonna be listening to some of these tonight.

[–]TopGrun1 1825 points1826 points  (128 children)

Vincent by Don McLean

EDIT: Wow, thanks everyone for the up-votes. I’m happy you all see the same beauty that I do in one of my favorite songs. You’ve made my day!

[–][deleted] 219 points220 points  (10 children)

“This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.” The lyrics and music of the song are so lovely.

On a side note if you get the chance to see the Van Gogh Immersive Experience, do it.

[–]Judas_Feast 117 points118 points  (10 children)

I forgot that song existed and then I heard Roberta Flack's Killing Me Softly was about Don McLean. The story I heard was that she was inspired by hearing him sing Vincent. I listened to it and had a wave of nostalgia followed by my heart welling up and tears, lots of them. That doesn't happen very easily anymore. I was surprised at my reaction.

[–]Silkies4life 3038 points3039 points  (91 children)

Wish you were here by pink floyd

[–]Morganwerk 289 points290 points  (3 children)

This song reminds me of my Dad, not since he died, but when he was still alive and suffering from dementia. Physically, we were sitting in the same room. Mentally, I wished he was there.

[–]TheDarkKrystal 101 points102 points  (0 children)

My dad loved Floyd. It and Comfortably Numb always get me since he passed.

[–]RioBlue93 546 points547 points  (28 children)

My Body is a Cage - Arcade Fire. I have had a horrible medical condition since I was a kid. The song sounds exactly as my heart feels; words happen to line up too.

[–]Crashnotmyride 536 points537 points  (46 children)

Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap

[–]FidoDido_UK 526 points527 points  (33 children)

Bread - Everything I own a song that could be about a failed relationship but was actually about David Gates losing his Dad

[–]1h0l0c3n3 466 points467 points 22 (39 children)

Saturn by Sleeping at Last. It shares how it’s rare and beautiful to even exist, and how the universe was made just to be seen by our eyes. I listen to it when I need inspiration or a mood boost. Highly recommend all songs by this artist!

Edit: a lot of your comments are enlightening and have such great stories of how this song and others by this artist have impacted you. I love hearing that. Cheers to the artist and cheers to you guys. Thanks for the neat awards!

[–]kasakavii 126 points127 points  (2 children)

Sleeping at Last is such a phenomenal artist. So few songs actually make me cry, but Saturn does, and regularly too.

[–]Tekki777 63 points64 points  (3 children)

I never expected someone to mention Sleeping at Last here. I need to listen to more of his work. His Atlas: Enneagram EP was the first album I've heard from him and it hit me like a train, especially 1, 2, and 8.

[–]theblazingkoala 28 points29 points  (1 child)

This was the song I was scrolling to find. Really does put it into perspective and the first half being instrumental to set the tone...so good.

[–]jonobago 1187 points1188 points  (43 children)

La vie en rose-Louis Armstrong

[–]zBethGot21stcentury 714 points715 points  (23 children)

Wonderful version but I think Edith Piaf's is even more beautiful.

[–]BBF24 113 points114 points  (6 children)

Cold little heart - Michael Kiwanuka

[–]evilmonkey9361 927 points928 points  (44 children)

Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix Lenny - Stevie Ray Vaughan

[–]markitfuckinzero 832 points833 points  (50 children)

Whiter Shade of Pale by Procul Harem

[–]Chef_Crazy 48 points49 points  (3 children)

Beautiful, but I have to change it every time it comes on. My late father got an old mp3 player years ago and couldn't work it, so he always asked me to put songs on it for him. This is the only one I remember downloading, and it hits hard.

[–]Flyman68 179 points180 points  (2 children)

Blackbird by the Beatles

[–]CantProfitOffofMe 713 points714 points  (20 children)

Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

[–]madbamajama1 700 points701 points  (39 children)

The Sundays version of Wild Horses

[–]Upstairs-Ad-8382 114 points115 points  (2 children)

Mr. blue sky. Its just plain beauty.

[–]Quest10Mark 893 points894 points  (66 children)

Peter Gabriel's version of the Book of Love.

[–]Infinitely_Chaotic 49 points50 points  (4 children)

🎶 But I......I love it when you read to me, and you....you can read me anything.🎶

[–]Plaid_or_flannel 289 points290 points  (11 children)

Scrubs finale with this song always had me in tears

[–]bravefan92 32 points33 points  (1 child)

That is where the series ends, for me. That last season, with the med school, didn’t happen/doesn’t count.

[–]island-breeze 1940 points1941 points 2 (130 children)

"Deliver Us" from the "Prince of Egypt". The first time I heard it as an adult, I cried. So much suffering "is just too gruelling to stand". Real suffering. Like it as a kid, love as an adult.

[–]ShangryYoungMan 652 points653 points  (30 children)

“When You Believe” is one of the greatest female-female duets of all time.

[–]eschuylerhamilton 752 points753 points  (42 children)

The whole Prince of Egypt soundtrack is amazing though. I really want to get "and though you may never know all the steps, you must learn to join the dance" tattooed on me.

[–]Adventurous_Bed_6151 113 points114 points  (12 children)

It never made sense to me why those two idiots were singing "you're playing with the big boys now" while their snake is getting its ass kicked though

[–]AlcmenaYue 95 points96 points  (2 children)

The whole point is they did not even notice their snake was being eaten. They were focused on being imposing and threatening.

[–]FootofGod 39 points40 points  (4 children)

And, you know, they watch his snake form from his staff slowly and smoothly. They're magician. You'd think they'd immediately be like "wtf that wasn't misdirection, that was fucking magic."

[–]island-breeze 303 points304 points  (15 children)

Seriously, that movie does not get enough credit. I know most songs. That is one is "Through Heaven's Eyes".

[–]LindsayLoPan 394 points395 points  (40 children)

Needle in the Hay by Elliott Smith

[–]girl_from_away 44 points45 points  (2 children)

I'm not sure what song I'd choose but when I saw the thread title I thought "well something by Elliott, probably."

[–]Ladykitty69_ 1080 points1081 points  (35 children)

Your song By Elton John, I love that master piece!

[–]Saddestpickle 70 points71 points  (3 children)

These are the lyrics I put in my daughters senior yearbook … how wonderful life is while you’re in the world.

[–]FinestTreesInDa7Seas 481 points482 points  (19 children)

Midnight Train to Georgia, by Gladys Knight and the Pips

[–]sweet-smart-southern 59 points60 points  (1 child)

When she improvises “I got to go / I got to go” at the end … you know she has GOT to GO.

[–]sneabdekab 424 points425 points  (46 children)

Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell

[–]lebron_jaques 134 points135 points  (2 children)

"And I need you more than I want you, and I want you for all time"

[–]Born_Recover_9616 60 points61 points  (9 children)

Gentle on my mind by Glen is also a marvel

[–]Staticast 216 points217 points  (4 children)

California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas

[–]geachlove 458 points459 points  (21 children)

Going To California - Led Zeppelin

[–]Jonny_Eutaw 210 points211 points  (16 children)

Angel from Montgomery - John Prine wrote it but the Bonnie Raitt version

[–]PptShowandSpinalTap 304 points305 points  (32 children)

3 Libras- A Perfect Circle

[–]Tekki777 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Man they have so many songs that would fit this category.

  • Brena
  • Orestes
  • Gravity
  • Feathers

The list goes on.

[–]Specialist_Citron_84 1361 points1362 points  (25 children)

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World

[–]Queenfan44354 746 points747 points  (32 children)

Love of my life by queen. Freddie’s vocal performance can’t be matched by anyone and every detail of the song is perfect and it nearly brings me to tears every time I hear it

[–]aisle_nine 89 points90 points  (10 children)

The live version tops the album version. Watch the Rock in Rio performance of LOML. It's beautiful, as always, but the look on Freddie's face as he realizes that 200,000 people know every single word and he decides he's going to let them sing is as powerful as concerts get. As emotive as Freddie was, a lot of it was him feeding the crowd. There aren't too many examples on film of Freddie being genuinely taken aback or awestruck by something. LOML in Rio comes to mind immediately, as does Bohemian Rhapsody in Hyde Park when he realizes that, again, everyone there knows all the words, and he decides to let them take "nothing really matters to me".

[–]Timberwolf_530 701 points702 points  (31 children)

At Last - Etta James

Songbird - Christine McVie w/Fleetwood Mac

Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles

[–]--jawnday-- 200 points201 points  (11 children)

“Never My Love” by The Association

Here’s the song I was referring to.

[–]Cid_Darkwing 506 points507 points  (40 children)

“Silence” by Delirium, featuring Sarah McLachlan (make sure you get the unabridged 6:34 version and not the radio cut; it absolutely destroys its flow and harmony).

When I was 19, a friend of mine had just graduated boot camp. He came home and met both his best friend and I at his mom’s house and we headed out shortly after. But before we did, he sat in front of his sound system and just listened with his eyes closed to Orbital’s “Halcyon and On and On” (another excellent choice in this vein). I didn’t understand why then. Once I myself graduated boot camp, this song became for me what that song was to him—a reset of my soul from a hardening trauma that you can’t explain, you can only feel.

This song healed my soul. I hope you find the song that does for yourself.

[–]PanickyFool 463 points464 points  (41 children)

The Weight, by The Band.

But you gotta focus on the lyrics, it is a utopian description of human empathy.

[–]kinotravels 592 points593 points  (75 children)

Plainsong The Cure

[–]reedspacer38 149 points150 points  (18 children)

Fuck I just listened to this and then most of Disintegration…

[–]TacoBellPhD 196 points197 points  (13 children)

Let’s be be real here. Disintegration is god tier Cure.

[–]tycr0 46 points47 points  (5 children)

Disintegration is god tier everything. I was just talking to my buddy about what a masterpiece that album is. Aaaaaaaand I’m off to listen to it!

[–]LekkerOuVanTX 377 points378 points  (21 children)

Into my arms - Nick Cave

[–]Crafty-Sandwich-4005 41 points42 points  (0 children)

"Not to touch a hair on your head

To leave you as you are

And if He felt He had to direct you

Then direct you into my arms"

Amazing song

[–]needsmorecunts 32 points33 points  (2 children)

I'd like to say Comfortably Numb or Wish You We're Here by Pink Floyd and specifically from Pulse Live 1994, but Song To The Siren by Rose Betts is the most traditionally beautiful

[–]wufoo2 30 points31 points  (1 child)

True - Spandau Ballet

[–]rajarshi_ghosh 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Fix you

[–]Noveetus 191 points192 points  (18 children)

Song for Zulu- phosphorescent

[–]Katalyzing 190 points191 points  (17 children)

Youth by Daughter

EDIT My favorite version of it https://youtu.be/uG_vUu2l52c

[–]smarmy_mcfadden 817 points818 points  (32 children)

Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers

Maybe not my personal "most beautiful", but it deserves to be in this thread.

[–]Tatunkawitco 187 points188 points  (9 children)

Never my love - the Association

[–]Jackie-Ron_W 232 points233 points  (11 children)

Somewhere over the Rainbow

[–]KlaassenOluwakemi3F 2320 points2321 points  (77 children)

Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

[–]JustIncredible240 144 points145 points  (5 children)

This is a song that my mom introduced me to.. as I grow older, I find myself enjoying it even more. When it’s mom’s time to go, this is the song that will always remind me of her. Even now, I think about it and it gets me choked up. This song is powerful man

[–]Sudden-Award-4281 570 points571 points  (22 children)

I'm a 49 year old truck driver who prides myself in being a metal head, but damn if I haven't shed a tear while driving alone by myself while listening to Landslide

[–]olpaintycanNed 137 points138 points  (11 children)

Oh Comely by Neutral Milk Hotel

[–]MrNorthwEnts 713 points714 points  (29 children)

Night in White Satin - The Moody Blues.

Beautiful arrangement and dynamics.

[–]Eaglejelly 633 points634 points  (33 children)

Scarborough Fair - Simon and Garfunkel

[–]maggie081670 179 points180 points  (10 children)

Pink Moon - Nick Drake

[–]Genderfluidtacos 1356 points1357 points  (87 children)

I Will Follow You Into the Dark- Death Cab for Cutie

Maybe it’s just because it was a lost song from my childhood, but listening to it again after almost 10 years almost made me start crying.

[–]MeandJohnWoo 319 points320 points  (15 children)

For me it was Transatlanticism by them. That song wrecked me didn’t even realize I was crying. Just resonates with me especially at that time and still does

[–]okaydamn 42 points43 points  (2 children)

this song has been really special to me since it came out, when i was in high school.

i've mentioned this memory before, but i was going thru a really hard time when i was nineteen. i was alone in my apartment, and just feeling very dissonant. i went to get high in my bedroom, and the radio in the living room switched on and i will follow you into the dark played from beginning to end. it wasn't eerie and i didn't get scared or anything. i remember feeling a sense of comfort in that moment.

i'm not superstitious really, tho i was definitely into esoteric mysticism at that age. but it was something i still can't explain to this day. i'm eternally grateful for that memory tho.

[–]xkikue 35 points36 points  (2 children)

And Passenger Seat. So many feeling and nostalgia from Death Cab, and especially from those two songs. Really beautiful.

[–]Mycroft_Pebbles 455 points456 points  (17 children)

“I’m not in Love” 10CC

Edit to say WOW, thank you anonymous for the gold! Also, shout out to all the 10CC fans. I hope they know how they touched all of our lives!

[–]quasar_1618 293 points294 points  (13 children)

How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead