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Goosebumps

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:56 pm
by Dawg
I'm hoping to get a good collection of those "goosebump" moments in your favorite songs...not the songs themselves, but try and tell the specific parts that do it for you.

The first two I think of are these:

In Rilo Kiley's "Does He Love You?" , the climax of the song in the last verse when Jenny Lewis' voice gets pretty angry sounding and the lyrics say "Let's not forget ourselves, dear friend..."

Also, in 10,000 Maniacs old song "What's the Matter Here", when the bridge of the song does the "If you don't sit in your chair straight..." part, the line that always gets me is Merchant singing "Don't you think - that I won't use it".

I'll probably think of tons more as I hear them. What does it for y'all?

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:17 am
by grounded5am
that maniacs' one is a good one. it does the same for me. i can't think of any other specific songs at the moment that have given me goosebumps, but i usually get a lot of chills and goosebumps when hearing kenny withrows's guitar playing. the man is underrated.

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:10 am
by steve-o
The Wrens "Boys You Won't": those really heavy piano hits in the pre-chorus, when he sings "I don't feel the need to try and explain..." always get me for the sheer awesome-ness.

Asobi Seksu "Thursday": when those chimes hit in the second chorus.

And I pretty much swoon the entire time I'm listening to any Neko Case album, but parts that really get me are in "Hold On, Hold On," where those girl-groupish backing vocals switch key from a minor to major in the "It's the Devil I love" part; and in "At Last" during at the line "And if death should smell my breathing/ as it pass beneath my window," her voice is just so stunning at that point I get chills.

The other one that comes to mind: Percy Sledge, by the last chorus of "Take Time to Know Her" I definitely have chills.

I'm sure I will think of others later.

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:35 am
by worpswede
"I once was lost
But now I'm found
Was blind
But now I see you"
Cat Power
-Metal Heart

The way Chan sings that part gets me every time.

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:02 pm
by Sven Killer Robot Spacema
1) the opening to "Half Breed" by Cher starting with 8 seconds of the Native American drum-"-buh-dum buh-dum buh-dum...buh-dum buh-dum boh-dum" and then the vocals "My father married up your Cherokee .
My mother's people were ASHAMED of me!" INTENSE!

2) The music/vocal swell part of Danny Boy sung by an irish tenor--
"But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow
'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so."

3) "I Gotta Be Me" by Sammy Davis Jr.--whole song but definitely the beginning. "Whether I'm right or whether I'm wrong..."

Shame how that putz Billy Crystal turned Sammy into a cartoon.
Sammy was a quadruple threat entertainer

1) amazing effortless voice
2) extraordinary dancer
3) great comic performer with excellent timing
4) could command a stage on a serious topic as well

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:09 pm
by Lep
Sven Killer Robot Spacema wrote:Sammy was a quadruple threat entertainer


And a pretty good amateur photographer.

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:32 pm
by D. Phillips

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:37 pm
by Dreamin
Those are great. I had no idea.

I've probably said this before, but the outro of "Cinnamon Girl" (on Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere) gives me goosebumps. Listening to it reminds me of the high of falling in love... the handclaps, the guitars, the giddy "whoo." Perfect!

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:48 pm
by infectiousdisease
Asobi Seksu - every song on Citrus has a little bit that gives me shivers.

Chad VanGaalen's "Clinicly Dead" - the little drum roll that leads up to the chorus, and then the falsetto following.

That's all I've got right now.

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:00 pm
by grounded5am
isn't citrus just an amazing cd? i really love it. one of the best purchases i've made this year.