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I need a list of some heart-wrenching, hair curling love songs...<br><br><br><br>
I like to have background music when I write; it helps get me into the mood for the more emotion scenes.<br><br><br><br>
Any suggestions?
 

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Here are some of the ones I have:<br><br><br><br>
-At this Moment (was sang on Family Ties when Alex and Tracy Pollen were saying good-bye in a train station)<br><br>
-This is the Night (clay aiken)<br><br>
-Bridge over Troubled Water<br><br>
-Solitaire (NOT by Karen C /shutter)<br><br>
-Not Supposed to Love you anymore<br><br>
-The Heart Don't LIe<br><br><br><br>
Those sort of things. Gut wrenching types of songs. I write my best romance scenes when I'm completely depressed from music <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Sad, happy, what's your preference? I know some of the sad...<br><br><br><br>
Stay Gone - Jimmy Wayne - Country (relationship sux, better off apart, stay away because I'm healthy this way)<br><br><br><br>
Movin' On - Rascal Flatts - Country (life full of regrets, getting rid of ghosts/demons, etc., life is waiting)<br><br><br><br>
These Days - Rascal Flatts - Country (seeing old flame in airport, still thinking about her, still missing her, etc.)<br><br><br><br>
Independence Day - Martina McBride - Country (child witnessing abusive relationship, mother burns house down, child goes to county home, etc.)<br><br><br><br>
Who's that Man (Running My Life) - Toby Keith - Country (Divorced husband and wife, father drives by house, sees someone else's car in driveway)<br><br><br><br>
I'm So Happy - Toby Keith and Sting - Country (Divorced man tries to get his life together with "joint custody and legal separation)<br><br><br><br>
Oh Krista, I could go on for days with gut wrenching Country music if you could tolerate the tunes that go along. The stories are great, and I seem to relate a lot of my life experiences to them, however I know there are other genres that express it all just as well. Check out lyrics, see what might inspire you, then hook up with tunes.<br><br><br><br>
ETA: Heart Don't Lie...Good one!
 

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Nah, Country is good for pain and suffering!<br><br><br><br>
I don't like Martina, but I forgot about Rascal Flatts.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks!
 

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Amazed by Lonestar<br><br>
I Cross My Heart by George Strait<br><br>
Celine Dion has a few good ones.<br><br>
I Love You by Sarah McLachlan
 

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love the Cure <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
what about 80's powerballads?<br><br>
foreigner had some good ones, tears for fears, inxs, duran duran, that sort of thing.
 

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Chariots Rise by Lizzie West.<br><br><br><br>
It's my new favorite love song. AMAZING. It's the last song on the "Secretary" soundtrack. You have to check it out. Her vocal style is similar to Nathalie Merchant's.
 

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Romeo and Juliet- Dire Straits<br><br>
Ghost- Indigo Girls<br><br>
Putting the Damage On- Tori Amos<br><br>
Like Cockatoos- The Cure<br><br>
Solitary Man- (cover) Crooked Fingers<br><br>
Crazy- Patsy Cline<br><br>
When U were Mine- Prince<br><br><br><br>
positively gut wrenching.
 

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kristadb,<br><br><br><br>
There is nothing, NOTHING more romatic, kick in the heart, makes you want to melt than nearly any love ballad sung by Luther Vandross.<br><br><br><br>
the very best:<br><br><br><br>
A House Is Not A Home - please, please, please listen to this - if you haven't heard it, you will be absolutely amazed.<br><br><br><br>
Superstar/ Until You Come Back To Me - you might think that Ruben does this well - can't compare to Luther<br><br><br><br>
Love Won't Let Me Wait - makes clothes magically throw themselves off your body and onto the floor<br><br><br><br>
I Want The Night To Stay<br><br><br><br>
Crazy Love<br><br><br><br><br><br>
NOW, singer that can absolutely leave you on the floor in a big mess is Sade:<br><br><br><br>
Is It A Crime - the very best. Still makes me tear up - if you've ever lost a love, this is the song<br><br><br><br>
Pearls - a song about a woman's love for her child, and her suffering<br><br><br><br>
Finally, you don't have to love Barry Manilow, to love this song - about lost love:<br><br><br><br>
When October Goes<br><br><br><br>
These are the hard core, leave you on the floor in a heaping pile of tears, OR the hard core, gonna definately get laid but good, songs. Please listen to them and review them here.
 

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I agree, Sade is a good one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:">
 

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Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley (powerful, but a bit love-revoking)<br><br>
Train Leaving Gray by Mason Jennings<br><br>
Down to You; All I Want; A Case of You -all by Joni Mitchell<br><br>
and<br><br>
Colours by Donovan
 

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Robert Cray - "I Wonder" and "The Price I Pay"<br><br><br><br>
Al Green - "Love and Happiness" and "Let's Stay Together"<br><br><br><br>
Blood Sweat & Tears - "I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know"<br><br><br><br>
The Cars - "Why Can't I Have You?"<br><br><br><br>
Also Rod Stewart's version of the old Holland/Dozier/Holland Motown number "You Keep Me Hanging On" always sends shivers through my soul, though less powerful versions exist performed by The Supremes, Vanilla Fudge and others.<br><br><br><br>
Try those on for size . . . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Thanks for the ideas; there are some good ones.<br><br><br><br>
(Luther Vandross puts me to sleep and the Indigo girls makes me want to poke my eyes out LOL)
 

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What about, Tom Waits "Hold On"? It's a great song. Not your typical love song, but it is really beautiful and touching.
 
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