Most hauntingly beautiful song ever?

Most hauntingly beautiful song ever?

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Louis Balfour

21,029 posts

186 months

Friday 19th February
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tardelli said:
Hurt - Johnny Cash
Coincidentally my son was playing this on his guitar about half an hour ago. I am not sure it's beautiful, but haunting arguably. The video makes it more so.

Pieman68

3,297 posts

198 months

Friday 19th February
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Two that always raise a few goosebumps for me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxMAFu0b5Pc - Our Farewell by Within Temptation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SCCqC-u-9o - Hold on to memories by Disturbed (came out just before one of my best mates passed away at 46)

With an honourable mention for the live version of The Sound of Silence when Draiman duets with Myles Kennedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3By4DZyTNM&li...

Joyrider1

2,816 posts

135 months

Friday 19th February
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Pieman68 said:
With an honourable mention for the live version of The Sound of Silence when Draiman duets with Myles Kennedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3By4DZyTNM&li...
I’ve always loved the Disturbed version but that one takes it to a whole new level - Myles Kennedy is an incredible singer (that live version is also on Spotify)

ScotHill

1,120 posts

73 months

Saturday 20th February
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Torch Song by Todd Rundgren is up there for me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJqDA7MZ_zU

Trophy Husband

3,282 posts

71 months

Saturday 20th February
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The pills won't help you now, The Chemical Brothers with the beautiful voice of Tim Smith ex of Midlake.
My funeral song.
https://youtu.be/0hgELxiURLk

Needs to be heard start to finish as there are some wonderful uplifting crescendo moments.

Fast and Spurious

592 posts

52 months

andyb28

663 posts

82 months

Saturday 20th February
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Pieman68 said:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SCCqC-u-9o - Hold on to memories by Disturbed (came out just before one of my best mates passed away at 46)
I have heard a number of other Disturbed songs, but not this one. Wow thats really something special.

Trophy Husband

3,282 posts

71 months

Saturday 20th February
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andyb28 said:
Pieman68 said:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SCCqC-u-9o - Hold on to memories by Disturbed (came out just before one of my best mates passed away at 46)
I have heard a number of other Disturbed songs, but not this one. Wow thats really something special.
Sorry but it sounds like a Boyzone cover to my ears! Twee and schmaltzy. Neither haunting or beautiful. Each to their own of course.

wibble cb

2,358 posts

171 months

Saturday 20th February
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Edge of darkness ,Eric Clapton live version from the 24 nights album, make my neck hairs tingle

cherryowen

9,852 posts

168 months

Saturday 20th February
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Joyrider1 said:
Pieman68 said:
With an honourable mention for the live version of The Sound of Silence when Draiman duets with Myles Kennedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3By4DZyTNM&li...
I’ve always loved the Disturbed version but that one takes it to a whole new level - Myles Kennedy is an incredible singer (that live version is also on Spotify)
Gersberms



CubanPete

3,022 posts

152 months

Sunday 21st February
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Youth Groups cover of (Alphaville's) forever young

https://youtu.be/rQi8wEHMm5Y


Depeche Mode - somebody

https://youtu.be/jbaKcxTW7A8


Hub

5,312 posts

162 months

Monday 22nd February
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Martin Grech - always haunting, frequently beautiful!



tuscaneer

7,204 posts

189 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Louis Balfour said:
tardelli said:
Hurt - Johnny Cash
Coincidentally my son was playing this on his guitar about half an hour ago. I am not sure it's beautiful, but haunting arguably. The video makes it more so.
the original by nine inch nails is WAY better

Louis Balfour

21,029 posts

186 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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tuscaneer said:
Louis Balfour said:
tardelli said:
Hurt - Johnny Cash
Coincidentally my son was playing this on his guitar about half an hour ago. I am not sure it's beautiful, but haunting arguably. The video makes it more so.
the original by nine inch nails is WAY better
I could run with "different". I like the NIN version but it is more...gritty for want of a better description. Apparently they cleaned up the lyrics for JC, who I think did the song proud and the video was quite moving.


tuscaneer

7,204 posts

189 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Louis Balfour said:
I could run with "different". I like the NIN version but it is more...gritty for want of a better description. Apparently they cleaned up the lyrics for JC, who I think did the song proud and the video was quite moving.
undoubtedly a great version that could have turned out terrible.. i suppose it's a matter of timing.. when nine inch nails first appeared at the back end of the 80s with pretty hate machine i was hooked...a few years later when the downward spiral appeared trent reznor was etched into my soul.. i was so used to hearing hurt done his way anything else was never going to live up to it ..

Patch1875

4,022 posts

96 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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tuscaneer said:
Louis Balfour said:
I could run with "different". I like the NIN version but it is more...gritty for want of a better description. Apparently they cleaned up the lyrics for JC, who I think did the song proud and the video was quite moving.
undoubtedly a great version that could have turned out terrible.. i suppose it's a matter of timing.. when nine inch nails first appeared at the back end of the 80s with pretty hate machine i was hooked...a few years later when the downward spiral appeared trent reznor was etched into my soul.. i was so used to hearing hurt done his way anything else was never going to live up to it ..
The quiet version on Further Down The Spiral tops them all for me.

tuscaneer

7,204 posts

189 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Patch1875 said:
The quiet version on Further Down The Spiral tops them all for me.
can't argue with that mate... the sparseness of "something i can never have" makes it my favourite NIN track although i must admit as a body of work "the fragile" is my favourite album.".la mer" and "the great below" are just stunning pieces of music

WindyCommon

2,532 posts

203 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Sorry if a repeat...


WindyCommon

2,532 posts

203 months

Thursday 4th March
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And whilst we’re here...


h0b0

5,618 posts

160 months

Thursday 4th March
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WindyCommon said:
Sorry if a repeat...

My first ring tone in the days you had to type in the notes to your Nokia 3210.