the most poinent song is….
It is indeed a personal thing. I can’t listen to Elvis’s ‘always on my mind’ without crying. Its pathetic. I literally break down and weep like a baby
My best friend died in a car crash when we were 17. It was his favourite song at the time. It hasn’t got any easier to listen to in twenty years. I don’t think I’d want it to either
I’m going to have a cryPosted 7 years agorkk01Member
…. and the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
And the old men still answer the call
But year after year their numbers get fewer
Some day no one will march there at all
The Pogues haunting version of Eric Bogle’s anti war song
First heard this as my grandfather’s generation were getting thinner on the ground. Brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it.
Ohh, and in a similar vein – The Navy Hymn…
… disconcerting to see that some tossers from across the pond regard it as the US Navy Hymn – more a case of US Navy?, Hmmm…Posted 7 years agoditch_jockeyMember
The one that always makes me choke up a bit is The Ashokan Farewell.
Apparently Jay Ungar, the composer, wrote it after the end of a music gathering when he felt the loss of the group of people he’d spent so much time with – I think the melancholy tone of the piece captures that sense of loss really well.Posted 7 years ago
Heh Surf Mat is an 80s boi!
Somehow Westlife and Dizee Rascal just don’t quite hit the same spot…;-)
Some 80s music is brilliant IMO – not the “obvious” sh1te that gets played at 80s nights but the better stuff.
Nik Kershaw, UB40s early stuff, Billy Idol, Grace Jones, Level 42, Herbie Hancocks dancey stuff, Jean Michelle Jarre, Eurythmics, Stranglers, the list goes on and on…Posted 7 years agoThe Southern YetiMember
Clapton stopped playing it in 2004, as well as the song “My Father’s Eyes”.
“I didn’t feel the loss anymore, which is so much a part of performing those songs. I really have to connect with the feelings that were there when I wrote them. They’re kind of gone and I really don’t want them to come back, particularly. My life is different now. They probably just need a rest and maybe I’ll introduce them for a much more detached point of view.”
Still might give listening to it on YouTube a miss though!Posted 7 years ago
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