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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. speedracer

    speedracer Forum Resident

    The Blizzard - Jim Reeves

  2. RandyP

    RandyP Forum Resident

    These may not all be "corny," but they are most definitely sentimental to me.

    For The Good Times - Ray Price (written by Kris Kristofferson - Ray's voice and that arrangement!)

    Riding with Private Malone - David Ball (ghost of a soldier who never returned from Vietnam saves the life of the man who bought his old Corvette)

    Elisabeth - Billy Gilman (not much a fan of country but this and the one above get to me. This song was based on a true story)

    Morningtown Ride - Seekers (already mentioned by several members above - a favorite of my childhood and I still have my Capitol swirl 45)

    Morning Rider on The Road - Partridge Family (written by Tony Romeo, who wrote several of their hits - a b side, but a good one)

    Last Song - Edward Bear (one of my wife's favorites and I've grown to like it too)
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  3. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    David Allan Coe's sentimental side is underrated although this was a huge hit:
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  4. fishcane

    fishcane Dirt Farmer

    Finger Lakes,NY
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  5. speedracer

    speedracer Forum Resident

    This one makes me turn on the windshield wipers every time.

    The Last Trip Home - The Battlefield Band

  6. souldeep69

    souldeep69 Forum Resident

    Got me first time and every time since.
    I know someone this actually happened to. He couldn't take it any more, he packed a small bag and walked out, telling his wife he was never coming back. Just as he was getting into his car, his little girl came running out of the house...
    True story. I wouldn't lie.
    Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Wayne Newton
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  7. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    My Buddy-1922
    sing my heart- irene dunne- the movie love story
    smile-charlie chaplin-modern times
    no more I can wish you-guys and dolls
    we need a christmas-auntie mame
    try to remember- the fantasticks
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  8. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    oh my love - john lennon
    jean - oliver
    from a distance-nanci griffith/bette midler
    the rose-bette midler
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  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Phantom 309-Red Sovine
  10. edenofflowers

    edenofflowers A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular!


    Every. Bloody. Time...

  11. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian

    Cincinnati Ohio
    "Seasons In The Sun" - Terry Jacks
    I think this one gets me because I was five and just understanding big concepts like love and death and plus my little girlfriend at the time name was Michelle so I always worried one of us would die and have to say goodbye forever.
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  12. RonChrysler

    RonChrysler Forum Resident

    Rocky Mountains
    I don't know why it affects me, but my lower lip will invariably start quivering when I hear the duet between John Denver and Placido Domingo, "Perhaps Love".

    If I want a good cry, I will put on a Richard Thompson record. There's nothing corny or sappy about any of them, but there's always a point where something will hit me and cause some tears to come to my eyes.

    The one that always gets me, though, is his song "From Galway to Graceland". If any other songwriter said "Hey, I've just written a song about a crazy lady who thinks she's married to the late Elvis Presley", it would be a zany comedy number. In the hands of the master, though, it is a beautiful, heartbreaking character study. Man, he's just the absolute best.
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  13. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    my favorite is TURN AROUND by malvina reynolds:cry::cry::cry:
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  14. 51IS

    51IS Forum Resident

    St. Louis MO
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  15. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    I'm not sure what is called
    I think it is called THAT'S OKAY ROSE WOULD SAY
  16. Jonny W

    Jonny W Forum Resident

    Orangeburg NY
    "Reminiscing" by The Little River Band.

    Sheesh...I don't even dig this kinda music, but....
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  17. SonyTek

    SonyTek Forum Resident

    Inland Empire, CA
    Probably the most sentimental song I know of (but not corny at all) is -

    Mike + The Mechanics - The Living Years

    My father died just two days ago (Oct 19) at 92 years old, and I really can relate to this song right now. We have been estranged for many years and never reconciled. I tried many times over the years but he just never really responded. He abandoned our family when I was only 15 and just walked out on my mom and I, telling me "I hope you turn out OK". I will never understand why, and my mom never got over it until the day she died. She never remarried. So the words "I wasn't there that morning, when my father passed away/Didn't get to tell him, all the things I had to say", are exactly what happened to me. Sometimes there's just no happy ending. This song affects me like no other today. Sorry for getting sentimental.

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  18. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

  19. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    there are two wonderful songs that are unapologetically cute.
    pete seger-to everyone around the world
    woody guthrie- i'm gonna mail myself to you
    there was a beautiful version by john mcCutcheon used for a commercial for the US POSTAL SERVICE.
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  20. Cool hand luke

    Cool hand luke You shoulda heard just what I seen

    Green Green Grass of Home - various versions, I'll go with Johnny Cash's.
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  21. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yes! I only have the Charlie Rich version, but a great tear-jerker!
  22. non-rabbit

    non-rabbit Forum Resident

    Quincy, MA
    Like several others on this thread, Puff the Magic Dragon slays me every time.

    Honorable Mentions:

    Annie (Pete Townsend and Ronnie Lane)
    Someday We'll be Together (Diana Ross and the Supremes)
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  23. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident Thread Starter

    "Two Little Boys" by Rolf Harris used to work for me, but the effect's worn off.
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  24. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident Thread Starter

    He's one of those who can take you by surprise - mostly I find Thompson very "dry" - can't think of a better word - but then he'll pull out something like "Vincent Black Lightning 1952" and you have to pull over on to the hard shoulder until the storm has passed.
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  25. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident Thread Starter

    That's a heck of a story - thanks for sharing it. Sorry if some of us here (myself included) seem a bit flippant about this sentimental stuff.

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