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#1 Edited by WhoWillWin (225 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello, I have some emotional songs that I have gathered up over the years and was looking to make an ultimate playlist. I am particularly looking for top-level songs.

In no particular order:

All Around Me by Flyleaf

Disarm by Smashing Pumpkins

Glycerine by Bush

Like a Stone by Audioslave

The Reason by Hoobastank

Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

Hemorrhage (In My Hands) by Fuel

Lightning Crashes by Live

I am listing this in a separate section, so whether you like this band or not, you can choose whether you would include their songs or not

Lullaby by Nickelback

If Everyone Cared by Nickelback

Photograph by Nickelback

Far Away by Nickelback

Give Me Your Eyes by Brandon Heath

One Thing by Finger Eleven

Behind Blue Eyes by Limp Bizkit (just because the singer sounds more broken than The Who)

The Sound Of Silence by Disturbed

Second Chance by Shinedown

Name by Goo Goo Dolls

Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

Lucky Man by The Verve

Set Fire to the Rain by Adele

Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

Creep, also need advice on which version

Shadow Of The Day by Linkin Park

Runaway Train by Soul Asylem

Everlong by Foo Fighters

A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton

Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper

Forever Young by Rod Stewart

Say Something by A Great Big World Ft. Christina Aguilera

Demons by Imagine Dragons

Home by Daughtry

Zombie by The Cranberries

Wake Me up When September Ends by Green Day

Walk by Foo Fighters

Bubbly by Colbie Caillat

Let Her Go by Passenger

The Boys of Summer, confused about the artist

Letter to Dana by Sonata Arctica

The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel

A Reason to Fight by Disturbed

Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix

Do you have any suggestions on what I should add? Any I could remove?

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#2 Posted by BumpyBoo (14798 posts) - - Show Bio

Jeff Buckley's is the only version of Hallelujah. I'll die on that hill.

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#3 Edited by the_red_viper (12863 posts) - - Show Bio

"Letter to Dana" by Sonata Arctica. So damn tragic. A must-have in this playlist.

"Boat on the River" by Styx

"The Boxer" by Simon and Garfunkel

"A Reason to Fight" by Disturbed

"Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendrix

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#4 Posted by PenguinDust (9346 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it kind of depends on what kind of emotion you’re trying to invoke. Thematically, your list is all over the place, so I am curious what you’re looking for.

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#5 Posted by WolverineBatmanFTW (1616 posts) - - Show Bio

Hurt by Johnny Cash

Remembrance by Balmorhea

Nothing Else Matters by Metallica

Ocean by John Butler

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#6 Edited by BumpyBoo (14798 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it kind of depends on what kind of emotion you’re trying to invoke. Thematically, your list is all over the place, so I am curious what you’re looking for.

Very much this.

Itching to make some recommendations but it's hard to know what direction to take it in.

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#7 Edited by WhoWillWin (225 posts) - - Show Bio

Sorry about the delay, I have been really busy the past few days.

@bumpyboo:

I mean Pentatonix had the right broken-hearted vibe and hit the notes at the precise angles. However, in my opinion, their speediness in the beginning and their all-of-a-sudden ba-da-dum completely suppresses any emotion. Though it differs from the typical version, Tori Kelly's version features solid opening music, then an escalation of power behind the voice. However, I lack the emotion behind her voice. Roy and Rosemary's instrumental version let the listener kick back and imagine how they want the song Hallelujah to be sung. The problem is, this feeling gets negated later in the song. Your Jeff Buckley is very traditional and soft; featuring perfect transitions... thank you for the advice.

@the_red_viper:

The Letter To Dana:

Great choice! I originally cast this one down, but I know how a new song can have a bias against itself. I did, however, really enjoy enjoy the music, and can learn to like the words as well. I have agreed to put it down.

Boat on the River:

This might be the only song from the list you gave me that I will not put down. Could you explain this one?

The Boxer:

Thank you, I completely forgot about this song. Now that's music...

Reason to Fight:

I have also never heard this song before. It is a real accomplishment to create a song that is good at the first listen to it. I will put it down.

Hey Joe:

I do not personally like this song, but this playlist is one for everybody, not just myself. I asked around and people have said to include it, so I will.

@bumpyboo:

@Penguin-Dust:

I just put down whatever truly moved me. I tend to focus more on the beat than the words, but if the words coincide, or even add more, it becomes a powerhouse.

I know almost nothing about blues and only have a limited knowledge in rap, so any music from those genres would suffice. Even any songs in the genres above which I missed would be a good addition to this list.

I also try not to include personal preferences because then it would be just about me and not "the ultimate playlist ever". Any songs that I knew I had a clear preference for, I did not include (though there is one exception, which I can argue for without showing any preference). I do have a few slight preferences, which I why I included the option to vote out a song from this list.

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#8 Posted by PenguinDust (9346 posts) - - Show Bio

@whowillwin: I get what you're sayin'. Here's a few classic suggestions with YouTube links.

And a few from relatively more recent songs to sample (all of these songs sort of build as they progress)

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#9 Posted by ANTHP2000 (28522 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll check those out.

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#10 Posted by the_red_viper (12863 posts) - - Show Bio

@whowillwin: not really much to explain regarding "Boat on the River". It's just one of the first songs that popped in my head when I tried to think of "emotional" songs. No special reason.

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