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Segments of songs that give you goosebumps

SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
edited February 2008 in Social Entropy++
We've all professed our favorite songs at one time or another, but what parts are there specifically that you just get so caught up in that you'll actually rewind the track just to listen to it again? Parts that send tingles all down your legs and make you think "holy god, do that again." Is it a kickass bass solo? Or a build-up from ambient noise?

Just today I listened to the final two minutes of The Dead Flag Blues by Godspeed You! Black Emperor. It's essentially the outtro; you have a prominent violin presence, a hint of bass and what I can only assume is a Xylophone, and it all works together and just feels heartwarming after the first fourteen minutes of gloom and misery (which was also awesome). A fitting end to a sixteen-minute suite, and a segment I often repeat when listening to the album all the way through.

The Mars Volta's Day of the Baphomets begins with one of the best bass solos that I can remember, and also acts as a build-up into the pulsing swirl of energy that permeates the rest of the song. YouTube will yield several people's attempts to recreate this solo, but they all fail miserably. It's just too awesome.

For a while I considered Rolodex Propaganda to be a turgid pile of crap that was a stain on the otherwise legendary Relationship of Command. Yes, marvel at my shame. Iggy Pop was featured in this song, and he saves it. The parts where he gurgles out "manuscript replica" while the vocalist is belting out shit about cutting throats is the best thing to drive to.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    when the weasel finally goes pop

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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited February 2008
    the part where kylie says "lalala lalalalala lalala lalalalala"

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    OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2008
    spider-web cracked and the mustang screamed
    smoke from the tires and the twisted machine
    just a nickel's worth of dreams
    every wishbone that they saved
    lies swindled from them, on the way
    to Burma Shave

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    when the weasel finally goes pop

    how did i overlook this

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    OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2008
    also, damn you listen to some pretentious music

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I'm a sucker for excessive use of percussion instruments.

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    PotUPotU __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2008
    God, I don't know.

    A lot of songs.

    A shitload.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited February 2008
    I'm a sucker for cornrows and manicured toes

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I'm a sucker for excessive use of percussion instruments.

    I can't hold up in the presence of violins

    they make me melt

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    In this song, when the little girl starts talking

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I'm a sucker for excessive use of percussion instruments.

    I can't hold up in the presence of violins

    they make me melt

    I agree with this. Especially if the violins go all high and weepy, sometimes I have to sit down or just stand still and listen.

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Keith wrote: »
    I'm a sucker for cornrows and manicured toes

    keith cuts right to the center of my being

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited February 2008
    I cannot stand saxophone solos

    they give me the jibblies

    does that count

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    satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    the beginning of 'only in dreams' by weezer

    "hey charlie, for chrissakes / do you wanna know the truth of it?" from 'christmas card from a hooker in minneapolis' by tom waits

    the chorus of 'distant stations' by the mountain goats

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    JavenJaven Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    orikae how can music be pretentious

    its just a bunch of notes

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Keith wrote: »
    I cannot stand saxophone solos

    they give me the jibblies

    does that count

    Come on in heeeere

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    Rampant EntityRampant Entity Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    "Hjartað hamast (bamm bamm bamm)" from Sigur Ros is a really, really great song - love the harmonica in the beginning.

    That, along with some ISIS, Pelican and Explosions in the Sky, are under heavy rotation on my ipod.

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    CriticalCritical Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I'm a sucker for excessive use of percussion instruments.

    I can feel it coming
    In the air tonight

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    KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    despite the pretentiousness of it

    i highly enjoy mars volta

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    CrashmoCrashmo Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    The ending of "Mariner's Revenge" - The Decemberists

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    Admiral SuzieAdmiral Suzie Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    The Killers - All These Things That I've Done

    When they start singing "I got soul but I'm not a soldier" over and over again. The crescendo and when they introduce the chorus I get goosebumps all the time. Well a lot of songs can give me goosebumps but hell if I can remember them all.

    I especially love it in songs when they drop all the instruments, or most of them and you just hear the singer, oh yes.

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    MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Just a small town girl

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    MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    The Killers - All These Things That I've Done

    When they start singing "I got soul but I'm not a soldier" over and over again. The crescendo and when they introduce the chorus I get goosebumps all the time. Well a lot of songs can give me goosebumps but hell if I can remember them all.

    I especially love it in songs when they drop all the instruments, or most of them and you just hear the singer, oh yes.

    I love The Killers and I love that song.

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    DodgeBlanDodgeBlan PSN: dodgeblanRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    spider-web cracked and the mustang screamed
    smoke from the tires and the twisted machine
    just a nickel's worth of dreams
    every wishbone that they saved
    lies swindled from them, on the way
    to Burma Shave

    Kentucky Avenue gets me every time

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    KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    pretty much every song by jeff buckley gives me goosebumps and also makes me want to swoon and oh god i wish he was my man

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Kovak wrote: »
    despite the pretentiousness of it

    i highly enjoy mars volta

    cicatriz ESP, mate

    when it begins to kick back in at the end

    and then the vocals burst in

    i had to take a cold shower after that

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    Admiral SuzieAdmiral Suzie Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Monkeyfeet wrote: »
    The Killers - All These Things That I've Done

    When they start singing "I got soul but I'm not a soldier" over and over again. The crescendo and when they introduce the chorus I get goosebumps all the time. Well a lot of songs can give me goosebumps but hell if I can remember them all.

    I especially love it in songs when they drop all the instruments, or most of them and you just hear the singer, oh yes.

    I love The Killers and I love that song.

    I love their acoustic version of Sam's Town so much more than the other, why they didn't just use that is beyond me.

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Oh man, in The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly when they face off in the cemetery and the acoustic guitar builds up and then the trumpets and the choir kick in. Bad ass.

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Monkeyfeet wrote: »
    The Killers - All These Things That I've Done

    When they start singing "I got soul but I'm not a soldier" over and over again. The crescendo and when they introduce the chorus I get goosebumps all the time. Well a lot of songs can give me goosebumps but hell if I can remember them all.

    I especially love it in songs when they drop all the instruments, or most of them and you just hear the singer, oh yes.

    I love The Killers and I love that song.

    All These Things That I've Done is the Killers' Bohemian Rhapsody.

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    SquirrelmobSquirrelmob Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    The violin part in the middle of Kansas' 'Dust in the Wind' always gets to me

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    Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    And you could have it all.

    My empire of dirt.

    I will let you down.

    I will make you hurt.



    Fuckin' Cash, man.

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    MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Admiral Suzie you should check out Dog Problems-The Format. It is pretty rad.

    Also I'm glad Sam's Town was pretty much all the best stuff from Hot Fuss but for the entire cd

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    And you could have it all.

    My empire of dirt.

    I will let you down.

    I will make you hurt.



    Fuckin' Cash, man.

    uh

    those lyrics aren't

    nevermind

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    Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    And you could have it all.

    My empire of dirt.

    I will let you down.

    I will make you hurt.



    Fuckin' Cash, man.

    uh

    those lyrics aren't

    nevermind

    Yes I know its a cover, but I wanted to make sure nobody thought I was saying that Reznor's version gave me goosebumps. Its a great song but, really, Cash's version is full of emotion.

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    MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Cash does it better.

    Except that one time NIN got David Bowie to sing lyrics. That rocked

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    BelruelBelruel NARUTO FUCKS Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    And you could have it all.

    My empire of dirt.

    I will let you down.

    I will make you hurt.



    Fuckin' Cash, man.

    uh

    those lyrics aren't

    nevermind

    Yes I know its a cover, but I wanted to make sure nobody thought I was saying that Reznor's version gave me goosebumps. Its a great song but, really, Cash's version is full of emotion.

    yea i much prefer cash's cover to the original too

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    And you could have it all.

    My empire of dirt.

    I will let you down.

    I will make you hurt.



    Fuckin' Cash, man.

    uh

    those lyrics aren't

    nevermind

    Yes I know its a cover, but I wanted to make sure nobody thought I was saying that Reznor's version gave me goosebumps. Its a great song but, really, Cash's version is full of emotion.

    ok, yes I agree

    it's just it really bugs me when people think cash wrote it

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    MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    That one time on Smallville. Oh man. So good

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Just about everything on the Once soundtrack, too.

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