Songs That Give Us the Chills

dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,535
I have certain songs -- sometimes it's just a moment in a song, other times it's the whole song, and other times it's a certain version (live or studio) of a song -- that never fail to give me the chills when I hear them. 

I figure that this has to happen to other people here.

What are some songs that are always certain to give you the chills?

I'll start: Billie Holiday's version of "Strange Fruit."


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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,457
    Moonlight Sonata -- and I also get the chills from the Immortal Beloved movie scene, for sure a favorite

    Crank this up, headphones....tough to beat, for me.  Can even listen to the whole thing vs. the common short parts.






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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,535
    Moonlight Sonata -- and I also get the chills from the Immortal Beloved movie scene, for sure a favorite

    Crank this up, headphones....tough to beat, for me.  Can even listen to the whole thing vs. the common short parts.






    Ha! I was in a production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," which lifts Moonlight Sonata for the number "Schroeder," so I can never listen to Moonlight Sonata without hearing Lucy's feigned awful singing over it. My ex played Lucy, too, just to sully it even more.


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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,457
    dankind said:
    Moonlight Sonata -- and I also get the chills from the Immortal Beloved movie scene, for sure a favorite

    Crank this up, headphones....tough to beat, for me.  Can even listen to the whole thing vs. the common short parts.






    Ha! I was in a production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," which lifts Moonlight Sonata for the number "Schroeder," so I can never listen to Moonlight Sonata without hearing Lucy's feigned awful singing over it. My ex played Lucy, too, just to sully it even more.


    Don't you go ruining my song!
    Good that they cast Lucy as an annoying twat irl, as well.
    :lol:
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,902
    There are other versions of this that are fantastic but Garanca is one of the best.

    Carmen/Habenera

    Enjoy


  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,481
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  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 830
    edited October 29


    ha, so the embedding only works on a desktop computer!
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  • cdthomas1981cdthomas1981 KCMO NativePosts: 643
    This song kills me every time I hear it.

    "Your light's reflected now, reflected from afar. We were but stones, your light made us stars"
  • ed243421ed243421 Posts: 6,481
    The whole world will be different soon... - EV
    RED ROCKS 6-19-95
    AUGUSTA 9-26-96
    MANSFIELD 9-15-98
    BOSTON 9-29-04
    BOSTON 5-25-06
    MANSFIELD 6-30-08
    EV SOLO BOSTON 8-01-08
    BOSTON 5-17-10
    EV SOLO BOSTON 6-16-11
    PJ20 9-3-11
    PJ20 9-4-11
    WRIGLEY 7-19-13
    WORCESTER 10-15-13
    WORCESTER 10-16-13
    HARTFORD 10-25-13









  • cutzcutz Posts: 8,428
    JPPJ84 said:


    ha, so the embedding only works on a desktop computer!
    Good one.
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,535

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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 20,064
    So many, but Dies Irae comes to mind first.

    Fuckin' Mozart, man.
  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 830
    hedonist said:
    So many, but Dies Irae comes to mind first.

    Fuckin' Mozart, man.
    There’s some amazing classical music! I have to give Mozart a try! I love the Carmina Burana, the part where the choir sets in?! Goosebumps!
    Also love a lot of soundtracks like the one from Gladiator and Lord of the Rings! The Last March of the Ents for instance is really haunting (if you love the movies I guess)
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 14,535
    JPPJ84 said:
    hedonist said:
    So many, but Dies Irae comes to mind first.

    Fuckin' Mozart, man.
    There’s some amazing classical music! I have to give Mozart a try! I love the Carmina Burana, the part where the choir sets in?! Goosebumps!
    Also love a lot of soundtracks like the one from Gladiator and Lord of the Rings! The Last March of the Ents for instance is really haunting (if you love the movies I guess)

    You take the trouble to construct a civilization ... to ... to build a society, based on the principles of ... of principle ... you endeavor to make communicable sense out of natural order, morality out of the unnatural disorder of man's mind ... you make government and art, and realize that they are, must be, both the same ... you bring things to the saddest of all points ... to the point where there is something to lose ... then all at once, through all the music, through all the sensible sounds of men building, attempting, comes the Dies Irae. And what is it? What does the trumpet sound? Up yours. I suppose there's justice to it, after all the years.... Up yours.

    --Edward Albee

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  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 830
    dankind said:
    JPPJ84 said:
    hedonist said:
    So many, but Dies Irae comes to mind first.

    Fuckin' Mozart, man.
    There’s some amazing classical music! I have to give Mozart a try! I love the Carmina Burana, the part where the choir sets in?! Goosebumps!
    Also love a lot of soundtracks like the one from Gladiator and Lord of the Rings! The Last March of the Ents for instance is really haunting (if you love the movies I guess)

    You take the trouble to construct a civilization ... to ... to build a society, based on the principles of ... of principle ... you endeavor to make communicable sense out of natural order, morality out of the unnatural disorder of man's mind ... you make government and art, and realize that they are, must be, both the same ... you bring things to the saddest of all points ... to the point where there is something to lose ... then all at once, through all the music, through all the sensible sounds of men building, attempting, comes the Dies Irae. And what is it? What does the trumpet sound? Up yours. I suppose there's justice to it, after all the years.... Up yours.

    --Edward Albee

    Fine! I‘m at my sister’s house in 40 minutes! I‘ll make her put it on straight away! 
    Can‘t do it now, I’m in England and not paying for the roaming :tongue:
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,882
    edited October 30
    My #1 of all time is K.D. Lang's Hallelujah. I really don't care for any other version very much, only because hers is so superior to them that they pale in comparison IMO. Including the original by Cohen. And this version, from the 2010 Olympic opening ceremonies, is the best performance of it for sure.

    Perfect Day by Lou Reed is also a great one for me.







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  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 830
    Love Dies Irae! Sounds awesome! Might love Carmina Burana a bit more though
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 20,064
    That KD version is beyond beautiful.

    Also love Sinead's Three Babies.

    And the opening notes to No Quarter - the whole song, really - but the beginning always makes me envision snowy grounds almost blue, darkness, wind.

    DK, up yours! :whistle:
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,882
    edited October 30
    hedonist said:
    That KD version is beyond beautiful.

    Also love Sinead's Three Babies.

    And the opening notes to No Quarter - the whole song, really - but the beginning always makes me envision snowy grounds almost blue, darkness, wind.

    DK, up yours! :whistle:
    I changed the KD version in my post because I realized I didn't post THE best version, which was her 2010 Olympic opening ceremonies performance. That's there now. Literally gives me goosebumps every time. :)

    I had to go listen to No Quarter after you said that.... OOOHHHHH yeah. That really is a fantastic intro!! And really the whole song gives me chills... And now Since I've Been Loving You is playing, and it's heavenly. LZ is one of my favorite bands of all time (maybe #1, maybe #2), but I've really not listened to them for such a long time until right now, as for the past few years I've really been exploring new music (or new music to me) instead of listening to what I already know and love. I've got to remember to spin them again though - at this point it will feel fresh again. 

    Post edited by PJ_Soul on
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,621

    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 16,621

    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,457
    The about one minute magical ride with Randy in this classic.
    Absolutely gives me the chills


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  • Van Morrison - Into the Mystic
    Ben Harper - The Drugs Dont Work 
    Pearl Jam - Indifference
    Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #4 (Kettles)
    The Band - It Makes No Difference (Live; The Last Waltz) 
    My Morning Jacket - Dondante 
  • RoleModelsinBlood31RoleModelsinBlood31 Austin TXPosts: 4,926
    Sirens.  Every time I hear it it reminds of the time I lost three hogs in a barn fire.  I was passed out by the rusty tractor after drinking a case of Busch that morning, but I woke up at 11:00 to the sound of not sirens- no- but by the sound of jimmy bob screaming.  He was hollering because he couldn’t find the one pig he liked to have sex with, and woohoo was he randy.  Anyway, the way Ed sings sirens it always reminds me of that morning.
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  • RenfieldRenfield NYC NYPosts: 504
    Every Grain of Sand Bob Dylan
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 20,902
    dankind said:

    Really?

    You have to explain this one to us please.
  • cutzcutz Posts: 8,428
    Van Morrison - Into the Mystic
    Ben Harper - The Drugs Dont Work 
    Pearl Jam - Indifference
    Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #4 (Kettles)
    The Band - It Makes No Difference (Live; The Last Waltz) 
    My Morning Jacket - Dondante 
    Nice choice:


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