Most Haunting SongsThose tunes that send shivers up and down your spine.
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Her singing goes right to your very soul.
See her PBS Great Performances Dream With Me In Concert presentation of this with traditional Chinese instruments including Taiko drums. Simply amazing!
This is from an older CD and it is amazing but if you want to hear something amazing, listen to her voice today.
Jackie has sung this at just about every concert for the past few years - and she tops herself every time. If you don't feel like you've been knocked out of your socks after hearing her perform Lovers, you'd better check your pulse. - BobG
Dark, melancholic, and beautiful - all at the same time
Just heard this,
This is one haunting and beautiful piece of work.
Hear it on Yahoo Music or YouTube. Download it on iTunes or amazon.com on June 10. From her upcoming album "Awakening" due for release September 23rd.
John Lennon's vocal performance is just... ghostly. - PetSounds
This song came into my head today unexpected, the version sung on the Tonight show. Almost had me in tears. The way she sang it I will never forget.
The extraordinary voice of Jackie Evancho singing this haunting piece of music leaves me happy and sad at the same time.
This song definitely haunts me.
It's the way Jackie Evancho sings it.
How incredible, this girl can really sing!
Can't get it out of my mind.
Traditional folk song performed in Japanese, available only as a bonus track on the Japanese release.
On the Japanese release of "Songs from The Silver Screen", that is. - BobG
See the YouTube video.
Japanese have a special fine emotion of sadness. So I ordered my CD from Japan.
A soldier is severely wounded (blind and unable to move) and waits helplessly for his death. His only hope is to devise a way to communicate with the hospital staff.
The video's story is intercut with scenes taken from the 1971 anti-war film 'Johnny Got His Gun'. - Metal_Treasure
"I am leaving, I am leaving, but the fighter still remains..." - Blue_Devereaux
That li-li-li chorus with the single drum... - PetSounds
�And still those voices are calling from far away..”
Haunting all the way. This awesome ballad in based on real life events: the singer & lyricist saw two car accidents in one week (same place! ) and a boy and a girl were killed.
The singer & lyricist turned this tragedy into a sad but beautiful story:
Death took the life of the boy by mistake and to make up for it, the reaper comes back to take the life of the girl, who his soulmate would have been in life. The reaper asks the girl: "Would you mind if take you?"
The singer uses several voice intonations to communicate the emotions - angelic, melancholy, innocent, ghostly, funeral, dramatic and harsh.
Also, the long scream at the end is insane - I think this scream represents the pain of the body when the soul leaves it. Then pain goes away.
Amazing vocals start to finish, hands down. This guy will leave you in awe. - Metal_Treasure
Eh Yeah! I loved poetry unit in school! - Curti2594
This is indeed a unique song. Thanks to the cute Hawk who posted it.
Just listened, and I must agree, it is sad and haunting. - PetSounds
Hauntingly sad, I have to say. - PositronWildhawk
My brain goes into a lovely yet spooky state when I play this. - PositronWildhawk
Epic anti-war song. Classic - Metal_Treasure
You wanna shivers up and down your spine? OK, get ready and watch the video. - Metal_Treasure
No, you're not. It is a bit spine-racking if you think as you listen. - PositronWildhawk
I agree with Positron Wildhawk; this song is a spiny shiver for me too. Basically, the Beatles are lamenting over how this world is turning for the worse, which is making their guitars weep. - Kiteretsunu
Am I the only one who finds this song haunting? - PetSounds
A ballad about suicide and right to choose whether to live or die (if you feel you don't fit in). It's a controversial viewpoint but the song is awesome.
In the song, the character's life was saved once but he didn't want to be saved and he will try to kill himself again. He's maybe in coma and his thoughts come from this place between life and death. - Metal_Treasure
Absolutely a masterpiece. Starts on a sad note then 2nd verse is a bit better, then 3rd verse comes around and is happier then the final part all wraps up everything in a most philosophical and poetic way. The acoustic rythym and roots version is my favorite but the original album piano version with the guitar solo is still equally amazing. Well worth the philosophical trip
Not sure how I forgot to include this one. But it's here now, at any rate. - PetSounds
Yes! As haunting as it gets! - PetSounds
One of the greatest vocal performances I've ever heard.
"These are my last words - I need to rest
In fear and anger, I'll lay down my head
A faithless spirit in a broken man
... The hope became another lie
Like the non-existing Father-God
I'll close my eyes, goodbye
Don't wait for me on the other side". - Metal_Treasure
This song puts you deep into your emotions and really has you take a look at life
This song is very spooky - ryanrimmel
"In a world of broken dreams
Depressed and haunting me
No way out
So many times it's hopeless, dark and gray
No way out". - Metal_Treasure
Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page together in the same band, trying hard to outdo each other, resulting in guitar sounds that may never be equaled.
Well, I do occasionally time warp out of the '60s! Occasionally. - PetSounds