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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. Mooserfan

    Mooserfan Forum Resident

    Allentown, PA
    “Smile A Little Smile For Me” gets me every time.
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  2. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Ha! I'd forgotten about this one. Freddie's not a bad singer, once you get past the raspberries. He could have stood in for Ray Davis in The Kinks.
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  3. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    The song is called Rose.
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  4. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    yeah, it was a very sweet song.
    he had the audience sing along with chorus.
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  5. Archtop

    Archtop Soft Dead Crimson Cow

    Mine would be Moon River. Of course, there are some less hokey versions, such as Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and this gem:

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  6. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    paramount head martin rackin didn't dig the song moon river at first. at the first screening preview of breakfast at tiffany's, he said: "fellas, I love the picture, but that f***ing song has to go."
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  7. Always liked this song. Heard it on the radio back in '70 and rushed out to get the 45. Played it plenty.
    " Outside the law's a-coming / I'm scared and tired of runnin' "
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  8. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    I really love ANNIE'S SONG by John Denver.
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  9. For pure sentimentality?

    The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
    Gets me every time.
  10. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    I first heard this standard on Willie Nelson's Stardust album. But in 2005, while watching the film Mr. Holland's Opus with my then-girlfriend, this made me well up, it was so achingly beautiful and perfectly chosen to advance the movie's plot. This is Jean Louisa Kelly singing "Someone to Watch Over Me":

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  11. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    in the movie bang the drum slowly, benchwarmer "piney woods" starts singing the streets of laredo. at first, the other ball players think it is corny then they are moved by the gravity and relevancy of the lyrics.
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  12. RonChrysler

    RonChrysler Forum Resident

    Rocky Mountains
    It seems really inappropriate to hit 'like' on your post. I'm really sorry to hear this happened to you. I hope you gain healing in time. This stranger offers his condolences.
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  13. JDeanB

    JDeanB Forum Resident

    Charlotte, NC USA
    Love this one and Sweet Life.
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  14. NekoM

    NekoM Forum Resident

    Huntington Beach
    Charles Aznavour, pretty much everything.
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  15. Scott S.

    Scott S. lead singer for the best indie band on earth

    Walmartville PA
    Town Without Pity
  16. simoncm

    simoncm Forum Resident

    I wouldn't call it corny, but it's certainly sentimental - Late Last Evening, by David Kernan and Judy Carne. Haunted me for decades, though I never knew who sang it - and I was delighted to track down a copy recently via Discogs.
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  17. correctodad

    correctodad Forum Resident

    I discovered this among a pile of 78’s with a wind up gramophone at the home of a great aunt. The records belonged to my dad’s cousin. I was about 10 years old and immediately developed a passion for records. This one sticks in my mind as it’s not the kind of thing I would normally listen to but I love it.
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  18. LennyC.

    LennyC. Forum Resident

    I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry by H. Williams Sr.
  19. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    It's the hump isn't it?
  20. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Vintage Dust

    Fort Worth TX
    This one qualifies for me...and is featured in a recent Downey commercial.

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  21. Etienne Hanratty

    Etienne Hanratty Forum Resident

    Come Dancing, by The Kinks.

    when i first heard it, I just thought it was a disappointing latter/day effort from an aging band, even when I knew the back story about Ray’s sister and her early death. It was only when I properly listened to the words and realised that he was imagining a life for her which she’d never been able to enjoy that it hit me. Now I can’t listen to it without welling up-and I’ve even started to appreciate the melody and arrangement.
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  22. LRP99

    LRP99 Forum Resident

    United States
    Melodie D'Amour - The Ames Brothers

    In fact, I was listening to it right before I found this thread just now.
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  23. ”Somewhere Over The Rainbow” - Judy Garland. It makes up in sentiment what it lacks in corn.

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  24. Mooserfan

    Mooserfan Forum Resident

    Allentown, PA
    And it’s a killer melody.
    The lyrics are extremely clever and well-crafted, too.
    It’s sentimental but great songwriting, IMO.
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  25. Alien Reg

    Alien Reg Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Yes yes and multiple yeses! Thanks for reminding me - the real story helps, but the video is enough. Would this qualify as the last great Kinks song?
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