Corny / sentimental old song, but it gets you every time

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Alien Reg, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. Invisible Man

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    "As Time Goes By" By Herman Hupfeld, performed here by Dooley Wilson in its best known rendition:
     
  2. anduandi

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    Photographs and memories Jim Croce
    Never be the same Illusion
    My fisherman, my laddie-o Esther Ofarim
    Onward Yes
     
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  3. Mr.Sean

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    Terry Jacks - Seasons in the Sun
     
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  4. PaulKTF

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    Alison Krauss & James Taylor's cover of the old song How's The World Treating You.

     
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  5. Alien Reg

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    Yes, I was trying to think of a Beatles song when I started the thread and for some reason it just wouldn't come to me - but this is the one.
     
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  6. Alien Reg

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    "Indiana Wants Me" by R. Dean Taylor - that megaphone voice at the end - "This is the police - come out with your hands up!" - followed by a volley of gunfire. Amazing stuff.
     
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  7. Joy-of-radio

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    These ridiculously and embarrassing corny songs come to mind immediately and would likely get one beaten up if heard playing them in public: Puff The Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul, & Mary, Honey by Bobby Goldsboro, and Michael by The Highwaymen.
     
  8. stewedandkeefed

    stewedandkeefed Came Ashore In The Dead Of The Night



    Always loved "Indiana Wants Me" but it is pretty corny in my view.
     
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  9. Phil12

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    Henry Mancini's M0on River (preferably by Andy Williams).
     
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  10. Tristero

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    I know that this is kind of a subjective question, but I don't think of many of these songs as being the least bit corny. "Expecting To Fly" may be a bit sentimental, but it is sublime.
     
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  12. thnkgreen

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    Patches - Clarence Carter

     
  13. Lovecraft

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    Disney Girls

    Manages to make me nostalgic for that folksy America that I, as an English man, have pretty much no real connection with.
     
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  14. thnkgreen

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    Jimmy Dean



    Now call your mama!!!!
     
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  16. mark winstanley

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    Great song
     
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  17. john greenwood

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    Till the Clouds Roll By - Kern and Bolton, sung by Joan Morris and Max Morath with William Bolcom on piano

    Couldn’t find a video and never made it to CD. I burnt a CD of my cassette and ripped that onto my hard drive.
     
  18. Joy-of-radio

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    Another song that chokes me up is an early recorded version of Gone by Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters. Recorded in '53, it remained unreleased for several decades while the official one was issued in '55. I'll bet Clyde's vocals complete with a sad sniffle were just too much for the other band member. It is truly embarrassing!
     
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  19. dartira

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    With You I'm Born Again - Billy Preston & Syreeta
    It soars!
     
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  20. Rich-n-Roll

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    "Brandy"-Looking Glass
     
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  21. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    I tell ya Mark, they have a pretty good catalog. Picked up the 1994 25 Years a couple years ago. Some nice stuff! :)
     
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  22. I think the corny/sentimental part of your title puts an odd twist on the songs that might fit because the two are not directly relatable.
    A few songs that "get me every time" but they may be either corny, or sentimental, but not necessarilly both.

    Honey: Bobby Goldboro.
    Last Kiss: J Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers.
    Wildfire: Michael Martin Murphy.
    TAPS: Played with feeling, but in a traditional manner.
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    And finally, the song that ruins me every time, even when I just think about it,
    Baby Mine: From the movie Dumbo

     
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    “Cat’s in the Cradle”
     
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  25. Joy-of-radio

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    Yet another corny sentimental record that I wouldn't dare listen to with others is The Irish Rovers Unicorn. Try wrapping your brain around this; It was a BillBoard TOP-10 single reaching #7 the week ending May 25, 1968!
     
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