I woke up this morning and thought, I wish someone or something would inspire me for today's blog post. And when I opened my email, voila! an email from my dad entitled "10 Songs That Make Men Cry". And since there is only more day of musical blogging left after today and I know that is making you cry, this topic seems very appropriate.
According to the British tabloid The Daily Sun (which is kinda like my blogging Bible when it comes to sources) here are the Top 10 Songs That Make Men Cry:
1. Everybody Hurts - REM
2. Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
3. Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
4. Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
5. With or Without You - U2
6. Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
7. Candle In The Wind - Elton John
8. Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen
9. Unchained Melody - Todd Duncan
10. Angels - Robbie Williams
I don't know if it is because I am not a man or not British, but these do nothing for me. (But I love the idea of a song called Drugs Don't Work, don't you?) I actually don't have a lot of songs that physically make me cry and produce tears. There are a lot of songs that are sad or that are poingnant or really make me think, but as far as turning on the waterworks, these are my select few:
You're Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins
Let Them Be Little by Billy Dean
It won't be like this for long by Darius Rucker
The Little Girl by John Michael Montgomery
Streets of Heaven by Sherrie Austin
God Be With You Till We Meet Again (church hymn)
If You're Reading This by Tim McGraw
Honorable mentions: Who You'd Be Today by Kenny Chesney, Just a Dream by Carrie Underwood, Broken by Lifehouse, My Immortal by Evanesence
If you're noticing a pattern, yes, country music to me is the most emotional. No other music genre tells stories like they do. And coincidentally, the two songs my dad told me that make him cry are both country songs as well. So nanner, nanner!
(Where were you when the world stopped turning? by Alan Jackson and Forever and Ever, Amen by Randy Travis)
So what songs make you cry? And I mean, actually cry. No deep thoughts or almost tears; I want bona fide, real tearjerkers, people!
(no video, just the song)
Okay, I just listened to this song while I posted it and it destroyed me! But I still love it. And if you have kids and are not 50% robot, you will too.