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Originally posted by shmap18:
[qb] Barber's "Adagio for Strings"...ugh, what a killer. [/qb]
Adagio for Strings can either really relax me, or one particular choral version I have does start the waterworks.

I'm much more of a wuss than I like to admit, and if I hear or see a performance that has the performer themselves emotional (as if going beyond their own expectations), I usually feed off of that myself. Certain songs like the national anthem always get to me IF they are performed really well. I think I mentioned here before that Whitney Houston's rendition in '91 during the first Gulf War still gets me everytime.

Other songs that occaisionally can get me are either just great performances, or are tied in to a personal experiences-

Don't Cry - Seal (ironic Roll Eyes )
Grace - Jeff Buckley
Lilac Wine - Jeff Buckley
Why - Annie Lennox
Into Temptation - Crowded House
Into The Sunset - Neil Finn
Lullaby Requiem - Neil Finn
Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel/Kate Bush
This Woman's Work - Kate Bush
She's Got a Way - Billy Joel
Here Today (live) - Paul McCartney
Elsewhere - Sarah McLachlan
When We Dance - Sting
You Still Touch Me - Sting
I Burn For You (live) - Sting
Taking My Life In Your Hands - Elvis Costello
Sentimental Thing - Joe Jackson
Georgia (On My Mind) - Ray Charles

Because of 9/11
Sting - Fragile
New York State Of Mind - Billy Joel
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