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Re: What are the five most meaningful songs to you?
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2017, 12:28:40 PM »
This is very hard indeed. 

1.Take me home, Al Fayed; when it was sung loud in those days always threatened to bring a lump to my throat.

This unfortunately can happen when you eat an apple whole, you should chew it first.
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Re: What are the five most meaningful songs to you?
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2017, 12:33:45 PM »
Any 5 by Eric Clapton. He is an inspiration by kicking a life of drink & drugs.
"My father´s eyes" is very moving as is "Tears in heaven"
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Re: What are the five most meaningful songs to you?
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2017, 12:47:18 PM »
Netherlands - Dan Fogelberg
Song for Europe - Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music
Fairytale in New York - Shane McGowan/Kirsty MacColl and the Pogues   (topical)
Nessum Dorma - Pavarottii
Oh Yea - Georgie Fame
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Re: What are the five most meaningful songs to you?
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2017, 01:06:39 PM »
They tend to change from time to time but

Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
Home by the sea - Genesis
Let Go - Frou Frou
Take it to the Limit - The Eagles
National Acrobat  - Black Sabbath
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Re: What are the five most meaningful songs to you?
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2017, 03:21:18 PM »
Netherlands - Dan Fogelberg
Song for Europe - Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music
Fairytale in New York - Shane McGowan/Catherine McGee and the Pogues   (topical)
Nessum Dorma - Pavarottii
Oh Yea - Georgie Fame


The late lamented Kirsty MacColl, wasn't it?
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Re: What are the five most meaningful songs to you?
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2017, 04:18:47 PM »
General makes a good point, music can speak to the inner, most fundamental, emotions more clearly than anything else. The best music is so well-crafted that each word speaks a thousand. I challenge anyone to come up with a better anti-war song than "Green Fields of France", for example.

The final scene in the War Film ” Pathes of Glory “ take some beating.
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Re: What are the five most meaningful songs to you?
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2017, 10:37:13 PM »
General makes a good point, music can speak to the inner, most fundamental, emotions more clearly than anything else. The best music is so well-crafted that each word speaks a thousand. I challenge anyone to come up with a better anti-war song than "Green Fields of France", for example.


I agree that's a wonderful song and lyrics  also known as "Willie McBride"
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Re: What are the five most meaningful songs to you?
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2017, 10:52:14 PM »
Yes, great song, also known as No Man's Land written by  great Scottish, Australian resident, songwriter , Eric Bogle, who also wrote another  powerful anti- war song And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda, about the  disastrous Gallipoli campaign of WW1, recorded by the Pogues amongst others.
https://youtu.be/DxkhBvO8_kM

https://youtu.be/cZqN1glz4JY
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Re: What are the five most meaningful songs to you?
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2017, 10:52:57 PM »
Hundert Mann und ein Befehl. Heidi Brühl.
Man in Black. Johnny Cash.
Hey Jude. Beatles.
Always on my mind. Elvis.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Simon & Garfunkel.


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Re: What are the five most meaningful songs to you?
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2017, 05:02:49 AM »
This is an impossible ask to fulfill.  Different songs or compositions move you in so many different ways, and at different times in your life.  But does anything ever resonate like the timely song that comes on during unrequited love, especially when you're of a certain age?

Fire and Rain, James Taylor
I Wave Bye Bye, Jesse Winchester
Riders on the Storm, The Doors
You Are The Sunshine of My Life, Stevie Wonder
Marvin Gaye.  You pick the song.  Doesn't matter.

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Re: What are the five most meaningful songs to you?
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2017, 05:07:35 AM »
Also, did anyone see the Jonathan Demme film, "Philadelphia", and experience Neil Young's song of the same name that came on at the very end?  Maybe one of the most moving moments in all of film.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHpQFF_Et4s

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Re: What are the five most meaningful songs to you?
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2017, 10:35:02 AM »
Yes, great song, also known as No Man's Land written by  great Scottish, Australian resident, songwriter , Eric Bogle, who also wrote another  powerful anti- war song And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda, about the  disastrous Gallipoli campaign of WW1, recorded by the Pogues amongst others.
https://youtu.be/DxkhBvO8_kM

https://youtu.be/cZqN1glz4JY

Yes, they're frequent session songs. Green Fields is also sometimes known as Flowers of The Forest.

Fiddlers Green is in similar vein but not so powerful.
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Re: What are the five most meaningful songs to you?
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2017, 11:30:06 AM »
........ Different songs or compositions move you in so many different ways, and at   But does anything ever resonate like the timely song that comes on during unrequited love.......?



"Juliet" by Dire Straits.  Who among us has never felt like that at some time during our lives?

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Re: What are the five most meaningful songs to you?
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2017, 11:33:54 AM »
Here Comes The Night...Them/Van Morrison
Caroline No...Beach Boys
Tears Don't Care Who Cries Them...K D Lang
Eleanor Rigby....The Beatles
Accidents... Thunderclap Newman.

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Re: What are the five most meaningful songs to you?
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2017, 01:14:26 PM »
I forgot.

"They shoot horses don't they"  Racing Cars
The first dance at my wedding.

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