A thread to bring together the most gorgeous pop melodies you've ever heard

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by wrappedinsky, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. wrappedinsky

    wrappedinsky Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I was driving home today listening to Great Big Sea, and this song came on from their album "Turn." Wow, but it made me feel nice inside. Every now and again I'll find a song that is so gorgeous that it gives me goosebumps, but of those songs, this may be the most beautiful melody I've ever heard. So what else is out there? What songs raise you up and make you feel simply happy inside?
     
  2. Plutonio

    Plutonio Juju

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  3. wrappedinsky

    wrappedinsky Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yeah, I agree, this is a great song. Not completely ubiquitous, either. :righton:
     
  4. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

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    :love::love::love:
     
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  5. jparis51

    jparis51 Well-Known Member

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    Makes me feel more sad than happy but Skeeter Davis' The End of The World is one of my favorite melodies.
     
  6. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    Petula Clark:
    Downtown
    Don’t Sleep In The Subway
    I Know A Place
     
  7. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Another song with a great melody that is more sorrowful than sad is "Long Long Time" by Linda Ronstadt.
     
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  8. jorgy

    jorgy Active Member

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  9. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    Without You"

    Written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans of Badfinger, the song was released on their album "No Dice" on Nov 9, 1970.

    Harry Nilsson covered it on his album Nilsson Schmilsson, released on Oct 11, 1971.
    His single hit #1 for four weeks, from Feb 13 to Mar 11, 1972.

    I grew up hearing Nilsson’s version on the radio...
    The melody is amazing to me, and paired with his vocals...
    A slice of pure pop heaven!!!
     
  10. BrutandCharisma

    BrutandCharisma Forum Resident

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  11. bobc

    bobc Bluesman

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    Melody?
    :confused:
     
  12. bobc

    bobc Bluesman

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    That's more like it. Gorgeous.
     
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  13. Reed Black

    Reed Black Active Member

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    "Wichita Lineman" This is quite possibly my favorite song ever. Glen Campbell's is the definitive version for me.
    "Cherish" by The Association.
    "Morning Glory" by Tim Buckley
     
  14. Beaker73

    Beaker73 Forum Resident

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  15. DBMartin

    DBMartin Forum Resident

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    A wonderful song with a beautiful melody, sung by the greatest singer of all time (imho):

     
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  16. grbl

    grbl Just Lurking

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    Big Star: Thirteen
     
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  17. JohnB

    JohnB Forum Resident

    Here's a melody that I like very much. The song is called Snart Skiner Poseidon and the artist is Joel Alme. The song is actually a remake of another song of his called A Young Summer's Youth. Here are the translated lyrics to Snart Skiner Poseidon:

    As we walk through the city across bridges and squares
    With the smell of salt from the sea we remember joy and sorrow
    And we remember the first time when the angels sang
    How the spring sun warmed and winter were forgotten

    Oh ... when we throw our empty glasses
    Is there always someone with the heart left
    Born from sea and sky, we are left
    Because we never forget this city

    We saw how you stopped, we saw how you ran
    With tears on the cheek and heart on fire
    With the longing in your chest, you stood there and said,
    "Soon, Poseidon and Blåvit are left shining"

    Oh ... when we throw our empty glasses
    Is there always someone with the heart left
    Born from sea and sky, we are left
    Because we never forget the angels

     
  18. DBMartin

    DBMartin Forum Resident

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  19. JohnB

    JohnB Forum Resident

    And here is a live version of the original song, with different lyrics and sung in English:

     
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  20. Spear and Magic Helmet

    Spear and Magic Helmet Forum Resident

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    Of all things in music I love, I'm a real sucker for a great melody- especially if it is bathed in a swirl of tight harmonies. . .
    With that said, may I present Teenage Fanclub
     
  21. John B

    John B Once Blue Gort,<br>now just blue.

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    Toronto, Canada
    Georgy Girl by The Seekers
     
  22. barking spider

    barking spider Forum Resident

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    this song completely live up it's title

     
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  23. Spear and Magic Helmet

    Spear and Magic Helmet Forum Resident

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    Witchita is a great choice. One of my favorite songs ever, and yes, Glen did it best- even better than Jimmy Webb who I saw perform it live just last year.
     
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  24. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    David Bowie - "Heroes"
     
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  25. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Forum Resident

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