|I'm sure all of us here know the feeling.
I said in a recent post that "different music connects with different people on different levels."
And one of those levels is when a piece of music happens to connect with us so strongly and paints such an incredibly vivid emotion and portrait that...
We get the chills. Goosebumps.
My question is; which songs have (or do) give you the chills? Whether it be a Queen song or not, please share.
For me, the incredibly underrated song Hammer to Fall is an ultimate hair-raiser-especially during the guitar solo, and lines like "Baby, all our struggles are in vain" and "For we who grew up tall and proud/In the shadow of the mushroom cloud."
At the Live at Wembley version, the guitar part Brian May plays in between Freddie Mercury singing "in vain" and the guitar solo........that sheer heaviness, that emotion of that breif bridge.....they sounded like Van Halen at their ultimate. It was incredible. To me, Hammer to Fall live transforms Queen from a rock group to gods, masters of emotion, art and poetry.
I must also say that Somebody to Love never fails to connect with me on an incredible level. Especially the drum part in the middle "Find...me...somebody to loooove."
Any group that can mix emotion and talent like Queen can is a group that belongs in rock's superleague.
Other songs; Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who. Another band that combined sheer emotion with unbridled, unadulterated talent, Won't Get Fooled Again is their magnum opus. Very few songs rock out as hard or as passionately.
When the Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin.....perhaps the only song along with Hammer to Fall that gives me chills the entire way through. From the opening carpet-bomb drum riff of John Bonham to Robert Plant's eerie harmonica to the mean, ominous power riff supplied by Jimmy Page, this song rocks and connects the entire way through.
Never again have I heard such aggessrion and emotion in Robert Plant's voice when he sings "Cryin' won't help ya/Cryin' won't do ya no good."
Queen & Bowie's Under Pressure...especially from Mercury's howl of "Why" onward.......those lyrics that Freddie delivers followed by Bowie's.....so emotional, so good, all building...truly genius.
And the power and feeling of U2's power ballad "Beautiful Day" never fails to send chills through me. A song with personal meaning that always affects me. "What you don't have/You don't need it now/What you don't know/You can feel somehow."
Foo Fighters, My Hero
Billy Joel, Piano Man
James Brown, Cold Sweat
The Beatles, Hey Jude
Nine Inch Nails, Hurt
Johnny Cash, Hurt (NIN cover)
|1. The Show Must Go On - QUEEN
The entire song gives me the chills, but particularly this line...
- "I'll face it with a grin, I'm never giving in, on with the show"
2. Dream On - AEROSMTIH
That part when Steven Tyler starts screaming. The older he gets, the better he does it.
3. Novemeber Rain - GUNS N' ROSES
The ending part of the song. It gives me even more the chills when you see Guns N' Roses performing the song while Slash is standing on top of the piano.
4. Kashmir - LED ZEPPELIN
5. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding - ELTON JOHN
The first part of the song is absolutely superb.
6. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
7. In My Life - THE BEATLES
8. One More Time - GEORGE MICHAEL
9. Don't Speak - NO DOUBT
10. Without You - MARIAH CAREY
Other Queen songs...
Who Wants To Live Forever
You Take My Breath Away
Bohemian Rhapsody (the slow fading ending)
The March Of The Black Queen
Is This The World We Created (especially live)
Sail Away Sweet Sister
In My Defence (the Freddie Mercury solo song)
This last one has so much heart, soul, and energy from Freddie that is just simply breathtaking.
Days Of Our Lives
No-One But You
|Mother Love - Queen
Civil War - Guns N' Roses
One - U2
Why Don't We Try Again - Brian May
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
Mother - Pink Floyd
Hurt - Johnny Cash
In My Defence - Freddie Mercury
Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones
Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart
Estranged - Guns N' Roses
|The Show Must Go On - "My Soul is painted like the wings of butterflies"
Who Wants To Live Forever
Sail Away Sweet Sister
March Of The Black Queen
Disney Girls (Beach Boys)
Warmth Of The Sun (Beach Boys)
For Everyman (Jackson Browne)
For A Dancer (Jackson Browne)
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant (Billy Joel)
Rock & Roll (Led Zep)
|show must go on,
who wants to live forever,
take my breath away,
billy squire-love is the hero(freddies intro amazing)
dont try so hard
|The Show Must Go On - especially the beginning, but the rest of the song too
Love of My Life - Live (especially in Buenos Aires) when the cround starts to sing
No-One But You - "there's a face at the window, and I ain't never, never saying goodbye"
Mother Love - especially the deep voice in the beginning
Ride the Wild Wind - again the beginning and deep voice :-)
Who Wants To Live Forever - live, when sung like in Mannheim and Budapest (alternative melody in the end)
|My Life Has Been Saved
Show Must Go On
These Are the Days of Our Lives
In My Defence
|someone said "my hero" by the Foo Fighters, I love that song.
Others that give me chills...
*ok, at the risk of sounding cliche: Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin.
*Another Zep: Black Dog
*Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
*Coldplay: The scientist
*Queen: Love of my Life (origional)
But probably the greatest of all is:
Queen: THE PROPHET'S SONG. When I first heard it I was blown away. But then again the entire album blows me away.
|boy of destiny
|Elton John - Candle in the Wind
Moulin Rouge - Roxanne Tango
Air Supply - Here I am, Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
REM - Imitation of Life
Paul Young - Come Back and Stay
Queen - Spread Your Wings BBC, White Queen, Teo Torriatte, Days of our Lives, Who Wants To Live Forever
All those songs make me cry...
|The King Of Rhye
|I will have to agree with Whisperer on this one.........that line in NOBY always did it for me......theres a face at the window, and we aint vever saying goodbye!.....MMM....powerful stuff!|
|The King Of Rhye
|and I would have to add one other thing here....THe Seeker by The Who.....I love the music and I love the lyrics.....I asked Bobby Dylan, I asked the Beatles, I asked Timothy Leary, but he couldnt help me either!|
|The King Of Rhye
|and, also, one more......Bob Seger's Turn The Page (which Metallica does an excellent cover of, btw)...there I go, playing the Star again......The Star was apparently a club in Ann Arbor MI....in which city my mother grew up........and I live in the environs still.........hell, Seger is like an icon in the Detroit area|
|Hmmm, speaking of Metallica I forgot to mention a very important one.
Back in 1999 Metallica recorded the "S&M" album with their most famous tracks along with a full orchestra directed by the late Michael Kamen.
Some of the orchestral versions on the album sounded just awful, others not so bad and quite decent, while some others were very good.
Yet there was one version so awesome, powerful and spectacular that made the whole recording worth it, and that was "The Call Of Ktulu". I remember going to see Metallica playing with the orchestra here in NY at the Garden, and I was blown out of my mind when I listened the song. I still get chills down my spine when I listen to it.
-Because, The Beatles: very haunting, Mozartish theme. The harmonies are mainly what do it, even the anthology's version of solely the vocals simply blow me away. It is a very beautiful song
-Revolution 9, The Beatles: simply because the phrase "number nine" actually does say what they say it does. I recorded myself on my computer, and freaked myself out. Creepy stuff.
-Lacrymosa, Mozart: He was dieing as he wrote this (but not for himself, he couldn't have afforded it), an unparalled work in classics
-You Take My Breath Away: the expression Freddie puts into this song is so emotional. He achieves an expression in music that isn't always considered musical, an audible intake of breath before ..."you take my breath away". I love this song because it means so much to me, it is very close to my heart.
-Who Wants To Live Forever: such a sad song. I can't believe people cut out the end in the video for the last line "Who waits forever, anyway?" That final line is vital to the essence of the song.
-The Show Must Go On: even more sad than the latter. The lyrics are so moving and powerful, and Freddie sings it with such convition. Undenibly magnificent. This song out of all of these gives me the most chills.
Victoria wrote: Non-Queen songs; -Because, The Beatles: very haunting, Mozartish theme. The harmonies are mainly what do it, even the anthology's version of solely the vocals simply blow me away. It is a very beautiful song -Revolution 9, The Beatles: simply because the phrase "number nine" actually does say what they say it does. I recorded myself on my computer, and freaked myself out. Creepy stuff. -Lacrymosa, Mozart: He was dieing as he wrote this (but not for himself, he couldn't have afforded it), an unparalled work in classicsYou're actually the first Beatles fan that I hear say to like Revolution 9.
I respect your opinion, but I think that's probably the worst Beatles song ever, and I know a lot of Beatles fans feel the same because it was more like a psychadelic experiment between John and Yoko.
Now, 'Because' is an awesome song. I actually heard once that the melody is the same as 'Moonlight Sonata' by Beethoven but played backwards.
|To correct myself, courtesy of Stelios.
There's not a George Michael song called 'One More Time', but 'One More Try'. So that was my typo right there.
Thanks for pointing that out.
|I can't even BEGIN to answer this topic in full, But I can tell you two songs in particular that get me EVERY time... The Show Must Go On and These Are The Days Of Our Lives. There is something about these tracks that moves me to no end.|
Mr.Jingles79 wrote: 2. Dream On - AEROSMTIH That part when Steven Tyler starts screaming. The older he gets, the better he does it.I agree. That's why it is such a shame to hear it on car commercials.
Stairway to Heaven used to give me chills, but now, it's been so overplayed that it has lost it's effect.
|Prbably, Tie Your Mother Down.|
<font color=red>Look beyond the Innuendo wrote:OH GOD... DON'T GET ME STARTED WITH THAT ONE.Mr.Jingles79 wrote: 2. Dream On - AEROSMTIH That part when Steven Tyler starts screaming. The older he gets, the better he does it.I agree. That's why it is such a shame to hear it on car commercials.
It was OK when Aerosmtih sold 'Just Push Play' for those Dodge commercials. That song was crap anyways, so who gave a rat's ass?
'Dream On' on the other hand is one of the greatest songs ever and a timeless classic. I was so dissapointed when I heard it on that stupid Cadillac commercial.
Mr.Jingles79 wrote:You're actually the first Beatles fan that I hear say to like Revolution 9. I respect your opinion, but I think that's probably the worst Beatles song ever... There must be some confusion. I didn't intend for it to seem that I like that "song". All I was saying was that it is creepy if you say "number nine" and hear "turn me on dead man" if you reverse the track. Especially from your own vocal chords. For this song, I was noting the creepy, freaked out chills it gave me, not "Oh my God, this is the greatest song in the world" chills. The greatest song in the world chills are definately my queen choices.
|The Show Must Go On
'My soul is painted like the wings of butterflyes, fairytales of yesterday will grow but never dies - I can fly my friends !!'
'Mamma please let me back inside'
It's A Hard Life
'I try to mend the broken pieces
I try to fight back the tears'
|Lady Cool Cat
Queen: Quite a few...These Are The Days Of Our Lives, The Show Must Go On, Innuendo,and almost everything in Made In Heaven. Especially Mother Love...Ohh, I'm starting to get the chills...
Beatles: Let It Be
P.S. Oh, and when I was new to Mustapha. I'm not new to it now, so I love it!! : )
|The Show Must Go On(whatever happens,I'll leave it all to chance)
Somebody to Love(and I start to pray,till the tears run down from my eyes)
|Ms. Bea Haven
|1) Brian's version of "Love of My Life" from Live/Brixton - it never fails to send tingles down my spine
2) "Why Don't We Try Again" - BHM
3) "Shine" by Charles and Eddie
4) "Let There Be Love" by Tom Tom Club
5) "Elegibo" by Margareth Menezes
6-7) "Fanny Be Tender With My Love," & "Edge of the Universe" by the Bee Gees (actually, a lot of non-disco Bee Gees tunes get to me - it must be something in those 3 part harmonies)
8) And as stupid as this may seem - "Give It Up" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band
|who wants to live forever
guitar solo on live killers
i want to break free
show must go on
i want it all
gimme the prize (love that guitar solo that sounds like bagpipes!)
"Strawberry Fields Forever"
"Here, There, and Everywhere"
"In My Life"
"She's Leaving Home"
"Cry Baby Cry"
"Let It Be"
"You Take My Breath Away"
"Love Of My Life"
"Don't Try So Hard"
"These Are The Days Of Our Lives"
"Lily Of The Valley"
|what songs queen or not gave me chills? well...
1. the phophet's Song "you'll be stomping on ur own head....the fires of hell will take u."
2. good company " all my friends have gone... disappeared...there wasnt really anyone but me," that one because it so vivid of being alone.
3.the barney song- it doesnt give me chills but when ever i hear it i cringe. i guess that goes for most of us right?
4. britney spear's "my progetive" cuz britney spears nowadays give me the willies.
and 5. Verison's "Iam everything u want." i can just imagine my bf screaming the lines: " iam everything u want, iam everything u need, iam everything inside of u that u which u could be..."
|1. The white queen (Queen)
2. Soon I will be gone (Free)
3. How I lost my juvenile smile (First Floor Power)
4. Autom sweater (Yo La Tengo)
5. True love will find you in the end (Daniel Johnston
|The King Of Rhye
|I like what cloud9 said there.......I always loved Why Dont We Try Again.....that was me and my girlfriend's song after we re-hooked up, so to speak......heh|
|The King Of Rhye
|and another song that gives me chill, tho some might find it cheesy.........The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot......that song has a certain power.....and it does lay it on thick, but I like it!|
|The King Of Rhye
|not bad for a tune that started out as an instrumental entitled "Scrambled Eggs"...........|
|The King Of Rhye
|now listening to The Wreck........mmm...... powerful tune|
|Ms. Bea Haven
|Oh - I forgot - "Classical Gas" by Mason Williams (I think)|
|Changes- black sabbath- it just reminds me of my ex girlfriend.especially the lines "now all my days are filled with tears." and one thing the background vocals with AHHHHs just gives me chills.
these are the days of our lives- its my own graduation song. im the only one who knows the song. very sad :(
Heal me im heartsick- simply im heart sick now
|1. Bijou: just the opening guitar solo and when Freddie just starts to sing "You and me"
2. Is this the world we created, whenever live, studio.
3. You take my breath away: you all know why
|The prophet's song
|I don't know why, but Elton John's Empty Garden gives me the chills, when he sings the chorus for the last time and he belts it out.|
Somebody to love (Most emotional song ever)
Tie your mother down (Just plain rocks!)
Let me live (obvious reason)
Hammer to fall (Wonderful sound)
Death on two legs (Most vicious song ever)
She loves you – The Beatles (Pure enthusiasms)
In my time of dying – Led Zeppelin (Best drum track ever)
Heart of the matter – Don Henley (2nd most emotional song ever)
|Brian: "Just One Life"
U2: "New York"
Queen: "I Want To Break Free"
Ha ha, 'member that one song by The Calling? "Wherever You Will Go" or whatever it is? That one gave me chills for a long time.
I know there's more, but can't think of 'em right now...
"Mother Love" and "These are the Days of Our Lives" and "Innuendo"
|it was electric7
|The Show Must Go On and Bijou leave me like wooo *chills*
and same with Bohemian Rhapsody
|Do you wanna funk - by sylvester and patrick cowley. During the second verse when his voice is double tracked one in his falsetto the other in his lower voice.|
|the two popular queen spine tingling songs.........the show must go on and mother love.....they hit me really deep|
|Oh and "You Take My Breath Away!!" I just learned to play that neat little piano riff in the beginning today! :D|
|you take my breathe away
love of my life(LIVE)
is this the world we created(LIVE wembley 86)
these are the days of our lives
who wants to live forever
ride the wild wind
you're my best friend
The Show Must Go On
These Are The Days of Our Lives
Who Wants To Live Forever
Elton John - Empty Garden, Answer in the Sky
Coldplay - The Scientist, Green Eyes, 'Til Kingdom Come, Fix You
AC/DC - Ride On
Aerosmith - Fly Away From Here
Def Leppard - Love Bites
JR Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Metallica - The Unforgiven
Dave Matthews Band - The Space Between
Blues Traveler - Just Wait, Pretty Angry
Nirvana - You Know You're Right
The Beatles - Yesterday, Ticket To Ride, Hey Jude, Let It Be
Hall & Oates - She's Gone
Chicago - Look Away
...at least those are the few that come to mind at the moment....
|I think "You Take My Breath Away" gives me anti-chills. I just have this "terribly clingy" impression of it. It's surely beautiful, and I have sung the thing but... hey, maybe I'm not "getting" it, and just getting hung up on the "I will find you, anywhere you go" parts...|
|In my Life by the Beatles. The first song that sort of made me cry.|
|And Bring Back That Leroy Brown.|
|The Lost Queen
I cried like crazy the first time I heard it, and I still get choked up. It just speaks to me in a way I've never experienced before.
|Carol! the Musical
|Tomorrow is Today, during the gospel-like part...
Oh, my. Goin' to the river
Gonna take a ride and the Lord will deliver me
Made my bed, now I'm gonna lie in it
If you don't come, I'm sure gonna die in it
Too late. Too much given
I've seen a lot of life and I'm damn sick of livin' it
I keep hopin' that you will pass my way
|Queen Fan 4 Ever
|As for Queen songs, "White Queen (As It Began)" always does something to me. Also "The Show Must Go On" & "Days Of Our Lives". I just think of how Freddie looked in the video and I cry. Brians guitar on "Days" also gets me.|
|The songs that give me the chills.. hmmm..
1. Bohemian Rhapsody
2. No One But You
3. Save me
4. Spread your Wings
5. We Are the Champions
6. Tie Your Mother Down
7. Keep Yourself Alive
Non Queen Songs that give me chills..
1. Dream On - Aerosmith
|Made In Heaven from the solo collection - I very much prefer that version rather than the heavily drummed MIH version from the Made In Heaven cd.|
|Queen - Teo Torriatte.
When Freddie died it caught me off guard and I was a college student doing Multimedia. I instantly scrapped my project I was working on and worked day and night making a show in tribute to Freddie using Teo Torriatte as the music. I now always associate that song with his passing on.
|Wish You Were Here - Pink FLoyd.
Gives me shivers every time.
|Time: Alan Parsons Project|