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Chills Down My Spine...

I have a song, sung here by Aretha Franklin, that never fails to cause me to have chills down my spine and/or tears in my eyes, no matter who is singing it. (And I've heard some really odd versions!)

Is there a song that does that to you?


Lots of them for me. First two that pop to mind are World on Fire (worldonfire.ca) and Landslide (Fleetwood Mac, Smashing Pumpkins).

Glycerine (Bush) for sure.

Ditto "Landslide" (also Dixie Chicks.)I totally choke up every time I hear it. Or even think about it. I'm crying now.

Youngstown by Springsteen. Also, his 41 Shots. They're even more powerful when I've seen him perform in concert.

"What becomes of the broken hearted" as done by Joan Osbourne in Standing in the Shadows of Motown

"Wild is the Wind" and "House of the Rising Sun" - Nina Simone

Kind of cheesy, but Dar Williams' 'The Babysitter's Here." Too many others to mention, as I am a total sap when it comes to certain chords and lyrics. I even choke up when I hear a good "Silent Night, Holy Night."

"What WIll You Say"
Jeff Buckley from the album "Live at L'Olympia"

Nickel Creek's lighthouse tale. The youtube video is kind of what you would expect (read "doesn't add to the song"), so depending on your disposition, maybe just close your eyes and listen.

I also like Perfect Circle's three libras. Probably because of Maynard's voice and the chords.

The Aretha thing is too thick for my taste, but it's good. I guess I'm pretty simple.

i'm with funkenschutzifer...although most of mine are far too embarrassing to mention.

You posted this on the birthday of my daughter who was born at home four years ago while I had an Aretha CD playing. So, you've brought tears to my eyes already.

"Diamonds & Rust" ~ by Joan Baez

"Everytime I Think of You" ~ by The Babies (John Waite on lead vocals)

"Whole Cloth" ~ by Graham Nash & David Crosby

"will the night" by LOW. if someone can listen to the crescendo in this song and not well up a bit i know they are a replicant.

"Summer Breeze" by Seals and Crofts...


The Isley Bros. version slaps a little funk on it, but still give me goosebumps.


Up to the Mountain~ Patty Griffin

In God's Country~ U2

O Holy Night

"Yesterday" - Ray Charles
and of course, the Ave Maria.
And Silent Night when sung at midnight mass. *sigh*

Transistor Radio
By Cloud Cult

"Tainted Consolation" by Jerree Small, dunno why, can't make it past that song...

Starálfur by Sigur Rós.

ain't my cross to bear -
Allman Brothers Band

Loan me a Dime - Boz Scaggs song done by Duane Allman

"Helpless" - Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

"Wichita Lineman"-Glen Campbell

And too many more to list.

There are songs from my childhood that still make me cry. Three that come to mind are "One Tin Soldier" by Coven , "Puff the Magic Dragon" by Peter, Paul and Mary; and "The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down" by The Band.

@ms dean - helpless is indeed great. i would opt for the version neil young did at the last waltz, featuring joan baez's backing vocals from concealment behind a curtain (she hadn't yet made her official entrance on the stage) and The Band. that song is definitely one for chills.

"These Days" sung by G. Allman

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