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    Songs that "get you"

    According to some nerdy researchers who continually managed to insert this factoid in various academic journals I read, the sense of smell is the highest associative sense we have. For instance, whenever someone cooks pork, I also smell diesel and burning olive wood. But I digress.

    Music is also an extremely associative and emotion - eliciting phenomenon. There are several songs that always, always get to me. Even to the point to where I will quit doing whatever I'm doing to stop, listen and recover from the strong emotions I feel.

    Here's a song that came to symbolize my early adult life and almost always gets to me to the point where I need a moment before I can effectively function:

    Sine'ad O'Connor's "Troy"

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu7n0ccyywY]YouTube - Sinéad O'Connor - Troy[/ame]

    The lyrics are incredibly sophisticated and require your full attention and imagination to process. And the song is your typical Irish passion.

    Speaking of Gaelic passion, here's another one that always, always renders me a puddle of emotional goo. It's featured in the original "Zulu" movie, but I first heard it when messing with the 8th Royal Hussars during a Squadron Officer exchange in Wildflecken, Germany in 1988. The unit had just rotated from a tour in N. Ireland and had lost some blokes, there. I remember clearly that a very large man with a ginger moustache stood up rather drunkenly and started singing in a surprisingly clear tenor. By the chorus of the song, the men were standing, singing together thunderously, and were weeping as well. I cannot hear this song to this day without getting verklempt.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9VMhVh9hfI]YouTube - Men of Harlech[/ame]

    And, well, since I brought up The Troubles, I might as well include the song that spelled out the beginning of the end of that conflict in the 1990s, though my friends there tell me that the fat lady hasn't sung quite yet. This song also brings tears.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CNMJSXSsFw]YouTube - The Cranberries - Zombie (music video).avi[/ame]

    You kind of have to know a bit about the history of the Irish to "get" the song.

    So, what songs get you all emotionally riled up? After the Man Crush thread, I imagine you all are ready to stretch a little, here


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    Re: Songs that "get you"

    God of Thunder.... performed live.

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    Re: Songs that "get you"

    hmmmm "from the inside out" - hillsong


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    Re: Songs that "get you"

    Don't stop believin'



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    Re: Songs that "get you"

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    God of Thunder.... performed live.

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    This. Now I just need to find my Destroyer tape...


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    Re: Songs that "get you"

    You'll be in my heart (by Phil Collins)- They played it at my grandpa's funeral.


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    Re: Songs that "get you"

    I Can Only Imagine in all seriousness....



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    Re: Songs that "get you"

    Sweet Caroline

    Pisses me off, every time I hear it.



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    Re: Songs that "get you"

    Quote Originally Posted by Chizit View Post
    I Can Only Imagine in all seriousness....
    That is a good church song. they play it at our youth group.


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    Re: Songs that "get you"

    The old team intro song from Jock Jams that ISU used, and anytime i hear the you tube of team intro from last year. Seriously, makes my pulse race.



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    Re: Songs that "get you"

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycofan1 View Post
    You'll be in my heart (by Phil Collins)- They played it at my grandpa's funeral.
    "My way" by Sinatra - that was on the radio during the procession to the cemetary at my grandfather's funeral. Completely coincidental but I still think of that whenever I hear it.

    Call me sissy-boy and I have no idea why - but Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler gets me all the time. And I never have seen Beaches.



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    Re: Songs that "get you"

    Quote Originally Posted by thunderdave View Post
    Sweet Caroline

    Pisses me off, every time I hear it.
    HATE THAT SONG, I would donate more if they quit playing it



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    Re: Songs that "get you"

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycofan1 View Post
    That is a good church song. they play it at our youth group.
    Some kids sang it at our church from ages 4-8th grade and the big kids each had a little kid with them singing, it was truly a great sight.



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    Re: Songs that "get you"

    Quote Originally Posted by Cylax51 View Post
    The old team intro song from Jock Jams that ISU used, and anytime i hear the you tube of team intro from last year. Seriously, makes my pulse race.
    twighlight zone?


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    Re: Songs that "get you"

    Probably needs to be in the context of watching the movie (and is better at the end of the movie), but...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goBcGu2vePs]YouTube - White Christmas (We'll follow the old man)[/ame]



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