Do certain songs make you cry?

Australia
May 14, 2007 5:54pm CST
I have a few of these. I thought about it because I've heard all 3 in the last 24 hours. They are "Freebird" by Lynnard Skynnard, "Wild Horses" the Sundays and Rolling Stones versions both have that effect and "This Year's Love" by David Gray. There are a few others that get me teary but those almost always make me emotional. Even the first time I heard This Year's Love in the movie "The Girl Next Door" it did it heh. So, what songs make you all get misty eyed? If none have that effect which ones just really touch your heart?
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@ethanmama (1746)
• Philippines
15 May 07
Hmmm, there are a few. I remember a song that played on my wedding day which moved me to tears. It's not internationally known but is popular back in my country. The title is "How Did You Know" and the lyrics go like this... INTRO I remember so well The day that you came into my life You asked for my name You had the most beautiful smile My life started to change I'd wake up each day feeling alright With you right by my side Makes me feel things will work out just fine CHORUS How did you know I needed someone like you in my life That there's an empty space in my heart You came at the right time in my life I'll never forget How you brought the sun to shine in my life And took all the worries and fears that I had I guess what I'm really trying to say It's not everyday that someone like you comes my way No words can express how much I love you Repeat Chorus It was so fitting for the moment that I could not help but cry :)
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• Australia
15 May 07
That sounds very pretty and like it would be a lovely wedding song.
@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
14 May 07
One used to nearly make me cry for a while (Do - heaven), since it recalled me a lot of the time with an ex of mine, but as time passed that feeling passed away pretty much as well and so does the feeling of sadness I had when listening to it.
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• Australia
15 May 07
I can see how heaven would make you a little emotional if you associated it with a relationship especially. Thanks for the response.
• United States
15 May 07
In my experience, songs with an orchestra undertone, or strings, will send shivers up my spine and elicit watery eyes. There are many theories out there about this. Check out "Illusion of Life" by Sellnow and Sellnow, dealing with the music's patterns of intensity and release, and its relationship to lyrics.
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@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
15 May 07
Yes! Rapp music makes me cry, but not with joy, but from driving sixteen penny nails in my ears with a hammer to try and stop the noise.
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• Australia
15 May 07
HA! Well... I don't know if I meant that kind of cry but thanks for the laugh!
@sonone (269)
• India
15 May 07
There are some songs that put me out in tears. But i don't find single enlgish song that makes me cry. As i'm from india, regional songs here makes me cry. checkout the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIfzKIRAFvQ This makes me cry and think of life very much. Thanx for the topic. Nikky
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• Australia
15 May 07
That was beautiful. I have found at least a few Indian songs I like. Some of them are calming and even sad though they're in another language. My favorite Indian song is Tunak Tunak Tun by Daler Mehndi(sp?). I start bouncing around the house when I listen to that.
@34momma (13893)
• United States
15 May 07
oh man, i am a big cry baby. let me see, wind beanth my wings. i love that song and it makes me think of my mother.
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• United States
15 May 07
While I'm not the biggest country music fan, I do enjoy a few songs. The saddest song I've ever heard in my life and cannot listen to without breaking down and bawling is "Whiskey Lullaby" by Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss. Another one that gets me is "Everybody Hurts" by REM
@joice86 (1079)
• Philippines
15 May 07
Yes, a lot of songs makes me cry. Especially when I am alone, and I am listening to music, then the next minute I just find myself crying, huhuhu! I am a very sensitive person and every time I listen to music, I cry when I remember something... Songs just really make me cry...
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• China
15 May 07
luther vandross---"dance with my father",everytime i heard this song i can't hold my tears.
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@maemaemae (341)
• Philippines
15 May 07
worship songs...sometimes they make me want to cry...i don't know why...
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• Netherlands
14 May 07
music - music listening
Yep, I have also some. And one of them is Mama from Il Divo. Everytime I hear this song, I felt warm inside and my mind just wondering around. It reminds me about my mom. I lost her about 10 years ago on an accident. So,...whenever I hear it I'll get sand in my eyes....oeps, means crying, it really touch my heart, bring back all those memories of her and how much I miss her.....
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
15 May 07
There are a few songs that make me cry, or at the very least get me all choked up. These are the sad ones about things like child abuse... Concrete Angel, Alyssa Lies, etc. and some sad love songs will also do it to me. Every once in a while some other songs will catch me off guard too, but I never know which ones, or when they will hit me.
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
15 May 07
I forgot to mention two of my favorites, Tears in Heaven, and Angels in Waiting.
@ramapo17 (27129)
• Melbourne, Florida
25 Oct 15
@Karmalina I have a lot of songs that make me cry but not because of the lyrics but because they remind me of some people that have past. I can relate to where I was at the time that a certain song was playing. Even at 73 years old. a song can come on and I am taken back in time. One of the biggest songs that make me cry although there are a number of Elvis songs that do is, Old Shep. The music and lyrics are so sad about a man and his dog. John Lennon's Imagine also. There are so many.
@vandana7 (70610)
• India
25 Oct 15
There is one old song ..Nobody's child..that can make me cry all time.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
17 May 07
The songs that made me cry are those that may not touch my heart but closely reflect the emotions I am going through or have gone through. Often, they are sad songs. Can you imagine that I can get misty over Silent Night Holy Night. I cannot believe it myself!
@brimia (6584)
• United States
16 May 07
They don't make me cry but there are a few songs that make me tear up, a couple by Peter Gabriel, One Thing by Finger Eleven, and You Are My Sunshine :(
@wonderful1 (2075)
• China
16 May 07
When I seperate with my former bf, I will cry if I listen to some sad songs. I think it is connected with my mood. Now if I listen to those songs I will be in bad mood, but I will not cry. But when I see some words about relationship beteen my former bf and I, I will drop tears, but not cry. Actually, he indeedly lived in with me for 3 years. He existed in my life. I think I can't forget him completely. Few days ago, I found an article about the same topic 'Don't forget,he existed in your life'. I can't help myself ot drop tears when I read it, it is a good article. Now we have seperated for 3 years, but I will drop tears when I read it.
@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
15 May 07
Alot of songs make me cry they usually have a meaning behind them for me like maybe it was a song shared by me and someone who was really close to me and maybe they are not no more. Gosphel songs always make me cry though. One of the songs that always make me cry is one called Just Close your Eyes by Westlife. This makes me think of someone special who is away. I will give you some of it Just Close Your Eyes Tommorrow morning i have to leave But where ever i might be best believe i am thinking of you Cant beleive how much i love you All we have is here tonight We dont want to waste this time Give me something to remember baby Put you lips on mine And i love u forever Everytime that we find ourselves apart Just close your eyes and youll be here with me Look to your heart and that where ill be Just close yours eyes till you dirft into dream Youll never be too far from me If you close you eyes.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 May 07
I would have to say yes especially if Im feeling alittle depressed then I will cry for sure. Im bad with names so Im not even going to attempt naming them.LOL
@Stiletto (4584)
15 May 07
There's a few but the ones that spring immediately to mind are "This Year's Love" by David Gray (it reminds me of an ex), "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd (because it's a beautiful song) and "Angie" by the Rolling Stones (because it's such a sad story behind it). There are probably others because I'm always getting emotional about songs but these are the three that occur to me straight away.