Tell me your go-to songs that make you cry.
June 29, 2014 7:25 PM Subscribe
I feel many emotions when I am listening to music - happiness, melancholy, goosebump-y, etc. - but I rarely find albums that can bring me to tears. I just bought a Non-English album that brought me to (mostly joyful) tears many times; the experience was almost cathartic. Please give me songs (in any language, or even without any singing) that provoked a strong emotional response in you the first time you heard it - I'm talking powerful feelings like awe, joy, sadness, etc. that would make you tear up or outright cry. Details inside.
posted by Kamelot123 to Media & Arts (129 answers total) 75 users marked this as a favorite
The song can be in English, but any and all recommendations are welcome. It seems I can concentrate on the music more closely if there are no native lyrics, which in turn makes me feel more. Orchestral and choral music seem to push my buttons; the album that inspired this question features songs sung in multiple African/Asian/European/South American languages.
Of the Asian countries, I am especially interested in Japan. So, Japanese songs would be much appreciated. I'd prefer songs that make you cry not because of any nostalgia factor, but because you're overwhelmed by the song itself.
(The album I listened to is Christopher Tin's The Drop That Contained the Sea - highly recommended!)