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I Have a Song That Stops Me In My Tracks

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    VoicelessMastermind VoicelessMastermind 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    "blood bank" by bon iver.

    honorable mentions: "hear you me" by jimmy eat world, "the '59 sound" by the gaslight anthem, and "poison oak" by bright eyes.
    aerolith aerolith 22-25, F Jun 29

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    Back in Black - AC/DC Yellow - Coldplay In the

    Mood - Glenn Miller Walk On By - Aretha Franklin Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas I have way more than one song that stops me in my tracks. But I have to say these are top 5.
    MaraSD MaraSD 18-21, F Jul 19

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    Only One Really...

     "My Immortal" by EvanescenceI don't normally listen to this kind of music but when I heard it I had to pull the car over. For me, it describes the pain, betrayal, and deep wounds I suffered at the hands of people who I thought I cared about. For me, this song has many...
    jjmack jjmack 41-45, M 6 Responses Jan 14, 2010

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    all our bruised bodies

    and the whole heart shrinks by La Dispute is such a real song and will always be one of my favs
    noseatbeltsong noseatbeltsong 18-21 Mar 8

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    I'll Stand By You - Pretenders

    It's not a song that I get to hear often, but when I do, I often feel tears well within my eyes. For all that is broken within me, for all the pain and the tears.....this song represents what I would want someone to say to me.....that one person who understands me, and who knows...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    Show Me What I'm Looking For

    Until recently, this was just a song I loved, but now it is a song with meaning.  "Show Me What I'm Looking For" by Carolina Liar. This song has deep meeting for me, both from my past and my present.  I can see the trends in my life, things I've done, things I...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F Apr 6, 2010

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    If we are speaking strictly about songs

    that play on radio/in public: "What You Won't Do For Love," by Bobby Caldwell. It's the kind of song that makes you wistful, nostalgic for something you never had - except in dreams - yet you feel every breath, every lingering touch. No wonder it's the go to example of "Quiet...
    jdhammer84 jdhammer84 31-35, M Jul 20

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    Juuuuuulia Juuuuuulia 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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    Alicia Key's

    This song brings me to tears every time I hear it.  Unlike the ending of the video, my wife did not return and so I held her for the last time in March.  It never ever even occurred to me that she would be gone.  The void is huge and only seems to deepen each day...
    nudeinva nudeinva 51-55, M 7 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 18, 2014

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    I Decline by Perfume Genius.

    His voice is just so beautiful, and the piano is sparse just to the point of ecstasy.
    SparklOP SparklOP 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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    For some unknown reason it's In the air Tonight

    by Phil Collins xD. Every time I hear it I HAVE to stop whatever I'm doing and sing the entire song.
    Musiclife12 Musiclife12 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Scientist By: Coldplay

    Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry You don't know how lovely you are I had to find you, tell you I need you Tell you I set you apart Tell me your secrets, and ask me your questions Oh let's go back to the start Running in circles, coming in tails Heads on a science apart...
    Yeqyw6kk Yeqyw6kk 18-21, M Oct 4, 2012

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    Breezeblocks by alt-J.

    That stupid ******* song was "our" song, from the day I put it on that mixtape for you. You'd play it, Track 3, on repeat, singing to me, "I love you so, I love you so..." and stupid me, I loved that song. And then you left me and now all I hear is "please dont go, please dont...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 16-17, F Nov 18, 2014

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    GiiGi GiiGi 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    "Will you light my candle" from rent

    when ever I watch that movie I sing it lol
    booklover14 booklover14 13-15, F Nov 23, 2014

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    MissMixalott MissMixalott 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    greeksterman greeksterman 18-21, M Oct 24, 2014

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    Love The Way You Lie

    After a horrendous breakup this summer, I listened to the Eminem and Rhianna song, Love the Way You Lie a hundred times. It really spoke to me. I am not typically and eminem fan, but this song was my relationship to a T. It really helped me dea witht he pain. I realized that I...
    neverbroken21 neverbroken21 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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    I Have Several

    November Rain by Guns N' Roses A lot of Led Zeppelin (Immigrant Song, Whole Lotta Love, Stairway to Heaven)  and Pink Floyd songs (Wish You Were Here) etc. And Live and Let Die by Paul Mccartney
    RubyPhoenix RubyPhoenix 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2009

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    My boyfriend sent it to me.

    .Being a 60s fan I thought I had heard every song but I had missed a phenomenal one! "Say A Little Prayer." The moment I wake up and I put on my makeup I say a little prayer for you 😍😘 Love it. Brightens my day. A year with this man and everything still is working out...
    DawnAquarius18 DawnAquarius18 18-21, F Dec 12, 2014

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    donnatt donnatt 16-17, F May 20

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    Hozier's To Be Alone.

    I absolutely love this song. It has a sexy vibe and reminds me of a time in my life.
    fla0range fla0range 31-35, F May 15

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    For Me..

    Your Lost little Girl- Jim Morrison and Comfortably Numb- Pink Floyd
    hippichikky hippichikky 22-25, F Jul 21, 2009

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    He is we - I wouldn't mind,

    every time it comes on a certain person comes to mind and then a sigh from my chest. I wish you'd just realise...? Xxx
    ILoveMyKiwiPuppy ILoveMyKiwiPuppy 13-15, F Mar 7

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    Pearl Jam;"last Kiss"

    When I was 19,a very close friend of mine began dating a past flame of mine.. She and I had split on amiable terms,and the two of them had met and grown their relationship in legitimate fashion..and(aside from the obvious mental turmoil most all of us face at this age,I was fine...
    ForensicProfiler ForensicProfiler 31-35, M Jan 23, 2011

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    "Georgia" by Tyler Carter

    and "Work Song" by Hozier. Hozier is inspiring and Tyler's voice is strong and he has his heart in the music. Give it a try?
    CGibson11 CGibson11 13-15, F Jul 20

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    U & Me forever this way www.

    nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few others share their love stories with their friends, while some leave them as sweet memories for themselves within their hearts and few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 21

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    https://soundcloud.com/axiomvancouver/what-ive-become Love this song! You will, too! (If you are into rock. I don't know how they are not world known yet. So much better than a lot of junk they play on the radio these days.
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F Jan 5

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    I Love Butterfly Kisses

    Okay, most people see me and see a manly man driven by work, numbers, memos, and coffee. I don't have time to listen to music that stops me and makes me choke up... right? Wrong. Every once in a while I hear Butterfly Kisses on the radio when I'm going home from the office and I...
    UpOnDaRoof UpOnDaRoof 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2011

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    goldeneyedwolf goldeneyedwolf 22-25, M Jul 20

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    Two Actually

    My Immortal by Evanescence Goodbye to You by Michelle Branch They stop me every damn time
    godsmack666 godsmack666 18-21, M 6 Responses May 16, 2009

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    I had a song that I couldn't

    even hear five seconds of without crying, but I've gotten over it & I'm pretty proud of myself!!!
    countryanon countryanon 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    The Reason Why I Chose That Avatar For This Group.

    Nothing Compares 2 U, Sinead O'Connerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUiTQvT0W_0&NR=1I know it's a Prince penned song but....I fall for her a little more every time i watch it. When she recorded it she'd only just left her Mum's house who had recently died. The garden and all the...
    Lazarus42 Lazarus42 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 7, 2010

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    Annodumbaknee Annodumbaknee 36-40, M Jul 21

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    The Phil Collins songs "You'll be in My Heart"

    and "Father and Daughter" from the Wild Thornberrys instantly bring me to tears no matter where I am or what I'm doing. Who decided that was a good song to play while I am grocery shopping!!!?
    GiiGi GiiGi 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Sam's Town by The Killers (The Abbey Road

    Version). It just takes me far away.
    kite83 kite83 22-25, F Dec 12, 2014

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    I Thought Of Two More...

     Both Bruce Springsteen songs:1. Independence DayThis song describes perfectly the conflict between my father and I, the resolution of that conflict, and the realization that in one crucial area I do not want to repeat his mistakes. "I ain't gonna let them do to me what I...
    jjmack jjmack 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 19, 2010

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    aprilrainstorm aprilrainstorm 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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    Mayday Parade- Call Me Hopeless,

    But Not Romantic?: http://youtu.be/bfGBxH0aD6Y
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Jul 20

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    Ed Sheeran's "Photograph" .

    .. Makes my heart hurt so much!
    Ecrivaine Ecrivaine 41-45, F Jul 20

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    "blood Of Eden" By Peter Gabriel

    This song is so good and emotional. Everyone I've turned on to the song loves it. It is hard to talk or think while this song plays. I can't really explain it. I recommend it to all. If you don't connect to it you have no real emotions. Just my opinion. Listen to it and let me...
    bvb1123 bvb1123 41-45, M Dec 27, 2010

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    and it reminds me if her.

    the song just sounds like her. I can see her dancing to it. she showed the song to me. it's a good song. and like hell I miss her. I sometimes listen to it. it does stop me in my tracks. I just listen to it and remember her. I wish I didn't get hurt
    TheCroissant TheCroissant 18-21, M Mar 7

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