Most hauntingly beautiful song ever?

Most hauntingly beautiful song ever?

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Evoluzione

5,722 posts

207 months

Thursday 4th March
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WindyCommon said:
And whilst we’re here...

I get where you're coming from with that, but she's hauntingly beautiful and his vocal range is twice as good as hers.
Is it better than the original? scratchchin

It is undoubtedly beautiful, but lacks the drama of the original.

Edited by Evoluzione on Thursday 4th March 00:24

WindyCommon

2,532 posts

203 months

Thursday 4th March
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Evoluzione said:
I get where you're coming from with that, but she's hauntingly beautiful and his vocal range is twice as good as hers.
Is it better than the original? scratchchin
Something about the way they harmonise, and the tonalities of their voices...

Evoluzione

5,722 posts

207 months

Thursday 4th March
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WindyCommon said:
Evoluzione said:
I get where you're coming from with that, but she's hauntingly beautiful and his vocal range is twice as good as hers.
Is it better than the original? scratchchin
Something about the way they harmonise, and the tonalities of their voices...
Sorry see my edit and I don't disagree. Stevie Nicks could have sung that with him too I think. She is afterall in the top 5 of hauntingly beautiful voices ever.

DoctorX

5,303 posts

131 months

Thursday 4th March
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Evoluzione said:
I get where you're coming from with that, but she's hauntingly beautiful and his vocal range is twice as good as hers.
Is it better than the original? scratchchin

It is undoubtedly beautiful, but lacks the drama of the original.

Edited by Evoluzione on Thursday 4th March 00:24
Tend to agree. That's my favourite a-ha song and it's simply not as good as the original. A nice variation on it though.

WindyCommon

2,532 posts

203 months

Thursday 4th March
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DoctorX said:
Evoluzione said:
I get where you're coming from with that, but she's hauntingly beautiful and his vocal range is twice as good as hers.
Is it better than the original? scratchchin

It is undoubtedly beautiful, but lacks the drama of the original.

Edited by Evoluzione on Thursday 4th March 00:24
Tend to agree. That's my favourite a-ha song and it's simply not as good as the original. A nice variation on it though.
That’s fighting talk. I am going to stand my ground!

I agree that there are other great versions of this song, see my personal favourite below.

BUT... this thread is not about drama, but about songs that are hauntingly beautiful. There is something about the interplay of their voices, the subtle construction of the harmonies (listen to how she sings “helpful”) and her vulnerability that takes this version into the realm of hauntingly beautiful. I wouldn’t argue that the original (or the version linked below) meets the definition of hauntingly beautiful that has emerged over time on this thread.

So you are wrong, and I am right.


sunbeam alpine

5,722 posts

152 months

Thursday 4th March
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkzorODWTYc

A one-hit wonder from the Netherlands (Friesland).

itcaptainslow

2,901 posts

100 months

Thursday 4th March
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This is just rather wonderful. I don’t think there’s many people who could make an electric guitar sound haunting, but Mark Knopfler is definitely one.


Evoluzione

5,722 posts

207 months

Thursday 4th March
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WindyCommon said:
DoctorX said:
Evoluzione said:
I get where you're coming from with that, but she's hauntingly beautiful and his vocal range is twice as good as hers.
Is it better than the original? scratchchin

It is undoubtedly beautiful, but lacks the drama of the original.

Edited by Evoluzione on Thursday 4th March 00:24
Tend to agree. That's my favourite a-ha song and it's simply not as good as the original. A nice variation on it though.
That’s fighting talk. I am going to stand my ground!

I agree that there are other great versions of this song, see my personal favourite below.

BUT... this thread is not about drama, but about songs that are hauntingly beautiful. There is something about the interplay of their voices, the subtle construction of the harmonies (listen to how she sings “helpful”) and her vulnerability that takes this version into the realm of hauntingly beautiful. I wouldn’t argue that the original (or the version linked below) meets the definition of hauntingly beautiful that has emerged over time on this thread.

So you are wrong, and I am right.

Yes you're right, you win thumbup
What's more i'm sipping on a large glass of red and listening to it again tonight (whatever happened to that thread?)
Morten Harket is someone to be envious of, he's supremely talented and good looking to boot, even now so many years later.
When you read the lyrics you wouldn't believe they were written by someone whose second language is English.
Are the 3 original members still there? I can recognise the one on the piano, not sure about the other one.

WindyCommon

2,532 posts

203 months

Friday 5th March
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beer If hauntingly beautiful is your thing, it’s worth spending time with Lissie on YT...

gregd

1,336 posts

183 months

Friday 5th March
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The Beast In Me - Nick Lowe is a good fit for this category. Used to excellent effect in The Sopranos I recall.

CeramicMX5ND2

2,439 posts

37 months

Friday 5th March
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The Teardrop Explodes with Tiny Children.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PBhVJrXnuY

bern

713 posts

184 months

Friday 5th March
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My suggestion.

Cranberries - Zombie

https://youtu.be/6Ejga4kJUts

CharlesdeGaulle

16,227 posts

144 months

Friday 5th March
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Evoluzione said:
WindyCommon said:
And whilst we’re here...

I get where you're coming from with that, but she's hauntingly beautiful and his vocal range is twice as good as hers.
Is it better than the original? scratchchin

It is undoubtedly beautiful, but lacks the drama of the original.

Edited by Evoluzione on Thursday 4th March 00:24
First time I've seen that and I really enjoyed it. She's lovely and his voice is as impressive as ever.

LukeBrown66

662 posts

10 months

Sunday 7th March
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I could pick about 10 Sigur Ros songs, they do this better than anyone.

Mr Tidy

13,732 posts

91 months

Sunday 7th March
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bern said:
My suggestion.

Cranberries - Zombie

https://youtu.be/6Ejga4kJUts
Great suggestion - I love that song!

Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor is brilliant as well.

miniman

21,962 posts

226 months

Sunday 7th March
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bern said:
My suggestion.

Cranberries - Zombie

https://youtu.be/6Ejga4kJUts
Each to their own, but that is an absolute hound.

22

1,588 posts

101 months

Monday 8th March
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hehe I just pop in here from time to time and occasionally find something to add to a playlist.

Recently it seems to have become 'random songs people like', I get some people like the wailing and racket, but hauntingly beautiful? Please!

Granted I've not offered anything myself.

CallThatMusic

1,568 posts

52 months

Monday 8th March
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BishBosh

365 posts

188 months

Monday 8th March
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Not sure she has been mentioned but Ane Brun fits the bill....both covers...

Make you feel my love
https://youtu.be/44XVgNRdu_w

My favourite is Big In Japan, I heard this when the BBC used to do great F1 endings and used this after a Japanese GP one year...

https://youtu.be/TFMEzFO87rg

For ultimate calm check put this guy on the violin, talk about heart and soul...his expression is on another planet.
https://youtu.be/luL1T1WQC2k

Edited by BishBosh on Monday 8th March 17:22

cherryowen

9,852 posts

168 months

Monday 8th March
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BishBosh said:
For ultimate calm check put this guy on the violin, talk about heart and soul...his expression is on another planet.
https://youtu.be/luL1T1WQC2k

Edited by BishBosh on Monday 8th March 17:22
Vengerov

Violin royalty, along with Perlman