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Songs That Give You the Goosebumps (the good ones)

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Those songs where you hear a piece of the composition, a piano lick, guitar riff, bass drop, break, key shift, or anything else you can think of, and you are always overcome by goosebumps and a general pure sense of glee, as though, for that two and a half minutes, nothing else matters.

For me-
Bonny (live) by AC/DC
Desperado by The Eagles
Fix You by Coldplay (gets me everytime)
Are We the Waiting by Greenday
Wake Me Up When September Ends by Greenday
Reconsider Baby by Joe Bonamassa
You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker
Amazing Grace as performed by John Newton
Open Arms by Journey
Faithfully by Journey
After All These Years by Journey
Rooftops by Lostprophets
In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins
Take It Back by Pink Floyd
Lost For Words by Pink Floyd
The Gunner's Dream by Pink Floyd (first time I remember this 'feeling')
Terminal Frost by Pink Floyd
Comforttably Numb by Pink Floyd
Run Like Hell by Pink Floyd (coolest peak, vu, oscilloscope, and spectrum show)
Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles
Swing Life Away by Rise Against
Live In The Sky by T.I.
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own by U2
Jolene as performed by The White Stripes

Your turn (one will do, haha)

Keep up the pulse
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Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan
Sea Wall - Buckethead (from his (still?) newest album)
Space Lion - Cowboy Bebop
Metropolis Pt. 1 - Dream Theater (well, at least the two minutes, but the rest is great too)
The Spark That Bled - The Flaming Lips
Sawdust & Diamonds - Joanna Newsom (heard it in a cafe before, didn't know it until recently)
Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa - Joe Hisaishi
One Summer's Day - Joe Hisaishi
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp - Led Zeppelin (funny how out of all of their songs, I come back to this one the most)
Freddie Freeloader - Miles Davis
DSOTM - Pink Floyd (the whole thing)
Pure Narcotic - Porcupine Tree
Trains - Porcupine Tree
Paranoid Android - Radiohead
Everything In Its Right Place - Radiohead
Geek U.S.A. - Smashing Pumpkins
1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
Any live rendition of Ball and Biscuit - White Stripes (album version good for a goosebump too)

The list was going to originally be like three songs, but as I scrolled through my playlist looking for them I kept finding more.
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Phantom of the Opera - Sarah Brightman
Lightning Crashes - Live
Where Did You Sleep Last Night - Nirvana Unplugged
Rooster - Alice in Chains unplugged
Angel - Sarah McLachlan live
Yesterday and America the Beautiful and Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
The Show Must Go On - Queen
Hey You - Pink Floyd
Live at Blues Alley - Eva Cassidy (most of it)
Sombre Detune - Royskopp
I guess thats a good enough start without getting into the classical...
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Orbital - One Perfect Sunrise
Origa - Inner Universe
Origa - Rise
Scott Matthew - Beauty is Within Us
Tim Jenson - Call Me Call Me (I cry at this song) I'm actually crying right now just thinking about the song.
Orbital - Halcyon + on + on
post #5 of 159
two that came to mind:

Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
God Only Knows - Beach Boys


Oh and.....
Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin

and practically anything by Elliott Smith, but I'll give a nod to Between The Bars as one of his all time best.
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7 Seconds - Neneh Cherry & Yossou N'Dour
Nothing Compares - Sinead O'Connor
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"Solitude" - Billie Holiday

"God Only Knows" - The Beach Boys

"Down Here Below" - Abbey Lincoln

"St. Dominic's Preview" - Van Morrison

"Ain't No Way" - Aretha Franklin

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Aretha Franklin

"Hallelujah" - Rufus Wainwright

"Touch The Hem Of His Garment" - The Soul Stirrers with Sam Cooke
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Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head (The entire album is so consistent that just referring to the title track seems wrong to me.)

The Verve - History

James Brown & The JB's - Funky Drummer (The long version, funk meets jazz. Sacred music to me.)

Laurent Garnier - The Man With The Red Face (I have the Ashley Beedle Remix, but there is a 10 minute live version .)

Audioslave - Like A Stone
post #9 of 159
Man in the mirror by MJ
post #10 of 159
Real Goosebumps ?

Revolutionary Etude – Chopin
I try to imagine what it must feel like knowing men in tanks are destroying your homeland

Amazing Grace – by just about anyone

Bridge over Troubled Water – the original

Up to the Mountain – Patty Griffin

Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word – Joe Cocker


EDIT: I forgot to add- we're talking unacceptable volume levels. Must be 18 years or older.
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Simple Twist of Fate - Bob Dylan
Throughout the Dark Months of April and May - Cocteau Twins
Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins
Long, Long, Long - Beatles (Harrison)
post #12 of 159
earth song by MJ playing right now.
post #13 of 159
Lots of songs give me goose bumps, but every single line of Talking **** about a Pretty Sunset by Modest Mouse gives me a chill.... amazing lyrics.
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Originally Posted by ihrm View Post
Lots of songs give me goose bumps, but every single line of Talking **** about a Pretty Sunset by Modest Mouse gives me a chill.... amazing lyrics.
yessss thank you, that whole album for me really. Basically all that modest mouse writes is awesome.
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"Roads" - Portishead
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