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2012-10-10 10:59:53 AM  
List fails without Beethoven's ninth

/only heard of 7 of those songs
/I'm old
2012-10-10 11:02:01 AM  
American football - never meant

/found it ten years ago and it still gives me goosebumps
2012-10-10 11:06:10 AM  
ERMAHGERG. The therm serng from Gersberms gives me gersberms!
2012-10-10 11:17:01 AM  
Come Sail Away - Styx
Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden
Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
2012-10-10 11:19:18 AM  
This thread reminds me to find an instrumental called something like "Dawn on Everest" - that one gave me goosebumps but I haven't heard it for ages...

/will return here with ref if I find it again
//composer was oriental woman
2012-10-10 11:24:51 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I get goosebumps from American Pie and Cat's in the Cradle.

Haven't heard but a few of the songs in the list.

If you were a girl, your daddy issues would turn me on.
2012-10-10 11:26:58 AM  

Johnsnownw: "When the Tigers Broke Free," Pink Floyd

/That is all.

That song haunts me for a while every time after I hear it.
2012-10-10 11:27:08 AM  
Jeremy - Pearl Jam
Hunger Strike - Temple of the Dog
Lose Yourself - Eminem
2012-10-10 11:27:36 AM  
Only 2 in that list resonated with me...

Pink Floyd - Time
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain

Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights " is way more chilling than whatever it was they chose for her...
2012-10-10 11:32:10 AM  

Alphax: Only a handful of songs on the list that I've even heard. I think.

Best goosebump song, I got to see Pink Floyd live in 1994, and 'Comfortably Numb' blew me away. For the next 8-10 years, just thinking about that moment gave me goosebumps that anyone could see on my arms.

Another good one, 'In Your Eyes' on Peter Gabriel's live album.

Well, "Comfortably Numb" has the best guitar solo in Rock, IMHO.

And, I like "In Your Eyes" a lot, but "Mercy Street" really gets to me more than almost any otehr song on Earth...
2012-10-10 11:37:17 AM  

FishyFred: M83

Just saw them last night. Best show I've been to in a long time.
2012-10-10 11:39:29 AM  
What kind of chills? The 'holy shiat that is beautiful' kind or 'that's so sad' kind? Lots of tunes have tasty bits in them that would probably qualify for me.

Out of the ones on that list that I've heard, 'Let Down' is probably the only one I'd agree with.

Others, all over the map:

Horowitz - Hungarian Rhapsody #15 (Liszt)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Opeth - Dirge for November
Porcupine Tree - Heart Attack in a Lay By
Derek Trucks - So Close, So Far Away
Meyer / Marshall / Fleck - Sliding Down
Loreena McKennitt - The Old Ways
Sigur Ros - Saeglopur
Alcest - Solar Song
2012-10-10 11:40:37 AM  
stevetherobot: Midnight in Montgomery gives me chills. I'm getting chills just thinking about it.

If you like that one might I suggest The Ride- David Allen Coe
2012-10-10 11:41:41 AM  
Watermelon in Easter Hay - Frank Zappa
Hello in There - John Prine
Beeswing & Vincent Black Lightning 1952 -Richard Thompson
Sweet Jane (from Rock & Roll Animals) - Lou Reed
Somebody to Love - Queen
the "Can't Turn You Loose" riff from the first Blues Brothers movie.

I'm just a hopeless romantic (and I'll do nasty thing if you've got a B3 and a Leslie.)
2012-10-10 11:52:45 AM  

Texas Gabe:
(pretty much every note The SUNDAYS ever recorded)

2012-10-10 12:08:11 PM  
My Curse - Afghan Whigs
Blood - The Middle East
Pale Blue Eyes - Velvet Underground
Two - Antlers
If It's The Beaches - Avett Brothers
2012-10-10 12:15:47 PM  
Bayside - Winter
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (not sure if it's already on the list)

Winter will be played at my funeral. Then maybe something from Limp Bizkit, just to piss some people off from beyond the grave.
2012-10-10 12:33:18 PM  

zackthebass: No Barber's Adagio for Strings?

I'll go with Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" (Adagio). Excellent piece.
2012-10-10 12:42:27 PM  

shakespear: Elbow

I would have put "Bones of You", I get chills every damn time I hear it, however their choice of "Tower Crane Driver" is acceptable(albeit inferior to my choice, naturally).
2012-10-10 12:43:18 PM  
escherblacksmith: it is kinda weird . . . I've heard about a 1/3 of those songs and about 3/4 of the bands. Upon listening to some of them, I could easily come up with other songs from the same groups that were more goosebumpish.

Perhaps this sort of list is silly as everyone gets goosebumps for different reasons.

For instance, I like Fleetwood Mac's Chain, but I get goosebumps from Tusk. No reason I can think of, just something from listening to late night AM radio from when I was but a lad . . .

\\and Pink Floyd really is beyond this list, they have whole albums of goosebumps.
\heck, even this gives me goosebumps, (no, not a rickroll, but probably as disturbing)

For their Stones Pick I would have to say Sister Morphine is a better goosebumps song than Gimme Shelter.
2012-10-10 12:45:28 PM  
Effigy - CCR
Epitaph - King Crimson
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed - The Allman Brothers
Emerald - Thin Lizzy
Anemone - The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Sour Smoke - Comets on Fire
Majesty - Warpaint
When Delivery Comes - Arbouretum
Wooden Ships - Jefferson Airplane
Ohio - CSN&Y
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones (the only one on the list I really agree with)
lots of songs by Pink Floyd or Johnny Cash (as others have said)

/I guess I have fairly narrow tastes as far as what I consider "goosebump" music
2012-10-10 01:33:54 PM  

FishyFred: They put the wrong Pink Floyd song on there. Should have been "Echoes."

How they made this list, managed to include Explosions in the Sky, then left off M83 is beyond comprehension.

Was in Fort Wayne IN this weekend, saw the after show at Bootleggers with Pink Droyd. I requested Echos, they about chased me out of the bar, but in the end did about 10 minutes of it. Brilliant
2012-10-10 01:34:31 PM  
Also, Great Gig in the Sky.

Gives me goosebumps and other feelings
2012-10-10 01:59:16 PM  
Gary Wright- Dreamweaver
ELO- Strange Magic
Gordon Lightfoot- The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald
The Beatles- Eleanor Rigby
Genesis- Land of Confusion

And probably 1,000 more than that crap list mentioned ( "Gimme Shelter" was one of their only good picks)
2012-10-10 02:05:06 PM  
ELO - Eldorado Finale
Genesis - Dance on a Volcano

/half way up, half way down and the pack on your back is turning you around
2012-10-10 02:20:41 PM  
Mazzy Star
2012-10-10 02:24:58 PM  
Agree with the Elbow "Grounds for Divorce" and Puscifer "Humbling River" mentioned up-thread. Carina Round "Girl and the Ghost" (w/the Nightmare and the Cat) the version from Curt Smith's internet show is amazing.

/heard "country boner" and thought puscifer was stupid...then saw them live....oh my god what a great show with many good songs!
//thanks Maynard for introducing me to Carina Round
///thanks Carina Round for introducing me to Nightmare and the Cat
//thanks Curt Smith for a really cool internet show
/thanks to which ever farker mentioned Elbow long ago...great band I think
2012-10-10 02:26:21 PM  
None of the songs on that list mean a thing to me.

Here are a few that do:

Superman's Song by The Crash Test Dummies
Don't Give Up by Peter Gabriel
Buenos Tardes, Amigo by Ween
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
What a wonderful world by Louie Armstrong
Keep Me In Your Heart by Warren Zevon
2012-10-10 02:32:52 PM  

ItsJustJake: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
What a wonderful world by Louie Armstrong

Two different songs from two different genres that are both incredible.

I'll add "In a Sentimental Mood" by John Coltrane and Duke Ellington.
2012-10-10 02:42:29 PM  
This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren
This Mortal Coil - Kangaroo
Joy Division - Atmosphere
M83 - Gone
Lou Reed - Harry's Circumcision
Morphine - In Spite of Me
Joy Division/New Order - In a Lonely Place

Those are just a few I can name off the top of my head
2012-10-10 02:45:22 PM  
Pictures of 50 songs that give you goosebumps is about as useful as Smells of 50 Great Impressionist Paintings
2012-10-10 02:50:44 PM  

JustFish: Also, Great Gig in the Sky.

Gives me goosebumps and other feelings

Saw the "Momentary Lapse of Reason" tour (1987?). The woman who sang this was incredible. I love Pink Floyd, but this is the only goosebumps song.
2012-10-10 04:34:21 PM  

PlasticMoby: Gary Wright- Dreamweaver
ELO- Strange Magic
Gordon Lightfoot- The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald
The Beatles- Eleanor Rigby
Genesis- Land of Confusion

And probably 1,000 more than that crap list mentioned ( "Gimme Shelter" was one of their only good picks)


ItsJustJake: None of the songs on that list mean a thing to me.

Here are a few that do:

Superman's Song by The Crash Test Dummies
Don't Give Up by Peter Gabriel
Buenos Tardes, Amigo by Ween
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
What a wonderful world by Louie Armstrong
Keep Me In Your Heart by Warren Zevon

and more NICE
2012-10-10 04:38:26 PM  
Most of this list is "meh" but I will happily get behind "What's Happening Brother" by Marvin Gaye. That entire album gives me chills. I also have a soft spot for "Mayonaise" by the Smashing Pumpkins and "Climbing Up the Walls" by Radiohead (after seeing that song live, any time I hear it I have to tune out everything else around me and just relive that moment).
2012-10-10 04:40:57 PM  
breath - breaking benjamin - " I see nothing in your eyes"
better than me - hinder
sorrow - flyleaf
stand - candlebox
Nomah's Land - Metisse
what do I have to do - stabbing westward
leave out all the rest - linkin park
crucify - tori amos
angel - massive attack

and last, but most
the song from the epic finish of season three of west wing (not the crappy cover by cohen) (sorry go away, this is a goose bump list)
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
2012-10-10 04:52:57 PM  
Verdi's Requiem, Elgar's Cello Concerto and Your Tiny Hand is Frozen from La Boheme. I'll also have John Williams theme to Schindler's List and The Lighting of the Beacons from Return of The King.

The weird one in that list is that it's chock-full of Radiohead, but no Paranoid Android, whose final section is just haunting and majestic.

Other stuff is personal. I have First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, sung by Peggy Seeger, because it was a song I heard just after my daughter was born, and just fitted right and generally causes me to well up when I hear it.
2012-10-10 04:53:57 PM  
Can't Live- Air Supply (ever since Rules of Attraction)
Wicked Game- Chris Isaac
Sleepwalk- Santo & Johnny
Black Swan- Thom Yorke
Lost Cause- Beck
Sweet and Low- Fugazi
Havolina- Pixies

You're welcome.
2012-10-10 05:38:55 PM  
Without You - Harry Nilsson
2012-10-10 06:02:16 PM  

zackthebass: No Barber's Adagio for Strings?

I'll see your Adagio and raise you the Concerto For Violin And Orchestra, Op. 14, 1st Movement.

Also, The John Lee Hooker and Van Morrison "I Cover the Waterfront."
2012-10-10 06:09:42 PM  

(cowboy junkies - blue guitar) (some of the imagery in the accompanying fanvid may perhaps be a titch NSFW).

literally thousands more in addition.
2012-10-10 06:58:57 PM  
"epilogue" Antlers
"Little Red Robin Hood Hit the Road" Robert Wyatt
"Watermelon in Easter Hay" Zappa
basically anything off of "Suicide" 's first LP
2nd side of "closer" LP by Joy Division.
"marquee Moon" by Television
"Ommadawn part 1" Mike Oldfield
almost anything off of Timber Timbre's first album
2012-10-10 07:35:31 PM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: "epilogue" Antlers

Good one. "Wake" tends to get me more. Hell, that whole album gives me chills.
2012-10-10 07:58:26 PM  
(mike oldfield - tubular bells, part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Grx_thxFT4

(mike oldfield - tubular bells, part 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44U0ddz78Ys

(mozart: requiem in d minor) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPlhKP0nZII

(caravan palace - l'envol) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYrDU2ywEi4

(sigur rós - viõrar vel til loftárasa) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqHVCFFpCfc

(goblin - oblio) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXOWpqUX_OM

(coil - red birds will fly out of the east and destroy paris in a night) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQhc5HcUgh4

(liszt: hungarian rhapsody no. 2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN92591mDaE

(american music club - the decibels and the little pills) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whPSvi3Czeg
2012-10-10 09:20:36 PM  
I'm gonna throw a totally random choice out and say "Childlike Faith in Childhood's End."
2012-10-10 09:29:19 PM  
"How to Disappear Competely" by Radiohead. That's all. Thread over.
2012-10-10 09:35:09 PM  

GAT_00: SilentStrider: Oh, and Comfortably Numb should have been in there.

Wish You Were Here > Comfortably Numb, assuming NME will only allow one song from non-hipster bands at a time.

Wish You Were Here is good, but I'd take Comfortably Numb over it.
Of course, I'd take Welcome To The Machine over both, really.
2012-10-10 09:44:24 PM  
Also Red by King Crimson should have been on there.
/All of my favorite albums or songs have been the ones I've listened to while tripping.
//Goosebumps? No motherfarking almost indescribable,intense euphoria.
2012-10-10 09:47:33 PM  
The Who's "Baba O'Reilly" used in a movie/t.v show correctly will send the chills up my spine like nothing else.

Also,show me a man that doesn't stand up straighter when he hears this Link .
2012-10-10 10:32:09 PM  
Sugar Mice by Marillion. One of the best guitar solos ever (that they edited out of the music video)
And Gaza from their brand new album, told from the perspective of a child living behind the wire. Chilling.

And Lazarus by P Tree.
2012-10-10 10:39:40 PM  
keygrip covered it nicely. What a waste.
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