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Corny / sentimental old song, but it gets you every time

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Alien Reg, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Okay, it may not be corny to you, but to many people it is.

    Three that still have me reaching for the tissue box (to wipe away tears, I hasten to add):
    "Puff the Magic Dragon" - Peter, Paul & Mary
    "Mr. Bojangles" - I have the Nina Simone version
    "In the Ghetto" - Elvis Presley
  2. Old Sport

    Old Sport Well-Known Member

    “I’ll be home for Christmas”
    “When the battle’s o’er” (Scottish bagpipe tune)
    Not corny but certainly sentimental.
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  3. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    My #1 under this category-
    Climax Blues Band-I Love You, 1980
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  4. Gasman1003

    Gasman1003 Forum Diplomat.

    Liverpool, England
    "Old Tige" - Jim Reeves.
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  5. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Planet Earth
    "Don't You Want Me" by the Human League
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  6. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    Not corny enough Neon, try harder :D
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  7. hugh . g.

    hugh . g. Well-Known Member

    moorhead ms 28761
    Lonnie Johnson , Pleasing You.
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  8. John54

    John54 Senior Member

    Burlington, ON
    Not corny, totally sentimental (although not on a personal level) -

    B. J. Thomas, Mama
  9. Matt292

    Matt292 Forum Resident

    Lake District, UK.
    Islands In The Stream.
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  10. Calling All Stations

    Calling All Stations Forum Resident

  11. Maurice Bursztynski

    Maurice Bursztynski Drummer, Singer, Podcaster.

  12. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Wild & Crazy Guy

    Plano, TX
    boggs, hutlock, Dalziel53 and 6 others like this.
  13. Tommy SB

    Tommy SB Forum Resident

    Santa Barbara, CA
  14. sharedon

    sharedon Forum Zonophone

    Long and Winding Road
  15. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    anything Walter Brennan, Red Sovine
  16. Cryptical17

    Cryptical17 Forum Resident

    New York
    “On Any Other Day”- The Police

    Stewart Copeland says at the beginning “you want something corny, you got it!”
    So that’s why I add that song to this list!

    Arguably Stewart’s greatest contribution to the Police’s formidable song canon.
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  17. streetlegal

    streetlegal Forum Resident

  18. Judge Judy

    Judge Judy Forum Resident

    Brooklyn, NY, USA
    These have produced actual tears for me on more than one occasion.

    "Beeswing" - Richard Thompson
    "Life Has Its Little Ups and Downs" - Charlie Rich
    "Who Wants To Live Forever" - Queen
    "One Man, One Woman" - ABBA
    "Mother" - Pink Floyd
    "Here Comes the Sun" - The Beatles
    "All About Our Love" - Sade
    "And You And I" - Yes
    "Coattails" - Low
    "Expecting To Fly" - Buffalo Springfield
    "Slowly Burning" - Neil Young
    "Comfortably Numb" -Pink Floyd
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  19. Autotune Sucks

    Autotune Sucks Forum Resident

    Little Rock, AR
    Mine would be "Take Up A Course In Happiness" by Stevie Wonder. It's firmly stuck between the old '60's Motown sound and where he was headed and the arrangement is pure schmaltz. However, his budding genius comes through in the huge hook that shows up in the chorus.
  20. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    New Mexico
    Carpenters - Top of the World, For All We Know

    Jim Croce - Time In a Bottle

    John Denver - Rocky Mountain High, Calypso

    Dan Fogelberg - Longer, Run For the Roses, Leader of the Band

    Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine

    Dan Seals and Marie Osmond - Meet Me In Montana

    Petula Clark - My Love, Downtown, Who Am I
  21. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    Precious And Few (Climax)
    So Much In Love (The Tymes)
    98.6 (Keith)
    Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes (Edison Lighthouse)
    Will You Be Staying After Sunday (The Peppermint Rainbow)
  22. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    Love these songs, but Time In A Bottle is genuinely deep, poignant, and brilliant-not at all corny
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  23. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    New Mexico
    Very sentimental though.
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  24. low_line

    low_line lukewarm water

    Vincent by Don McLean - absolutely shameless, paint-stripper-strong mawk, but it's repeatedly able to get me. It's the gloomy twist of the last two lines in no small part, I think—far more songs should suddenly rob the listener of hope at the end!
  25. SPF2001

    SPF2001 My Records=My Legacy

    St. Petersburg,Fl.
    "Goodnight My Love", the Ray Peterson version.
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