Sentimental Songs

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Songs that convey sentimental messages. Songs that make you feel
    sentimental because of what was going on in your life when the song
    was popular. Songs that you listen to when you're feeling lonely, in need
    of encouragement, cheering up.

    As Time Goes By, The song was made famous by Casablanca. But it
    was written for a Broadway show a decade earlier by an American
    songwriter named Herman Hupfeld.

    I'll Be Seeing You, Another popular song during WWII. Great lyrics
    written by Sammy Fain.

    Tara's Theme.
    Over The Rainbow

    Songs from my teen years.

    Teen Angel, Love Me Tender, Sea of Heartbreak
    Gotta Travel On, It's Now Or Never, Only the Lonely

    Songs from the college years:

    Stranger on the Shore, Wolverton Mountain, A Summer Place,
    Roses Are Red, My Love, It Keeps Right On A-hurtin', Rambling Rose

    Rock
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  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    The first one that came to mind is "Sentimental Journey".

    "Serenade", "Will You Remember", "Moments to Remember","Because of You", "You Light Up My Life", "Laughter in the Rain", "When I Need You" "An Affair to Remember", "Tammy", "Endless Love", "Whenever You're Away From Me", "All The Things You Are", "Eres Tu", "Autumn Leaves", "Sunrise, Sunset", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "Unchained Melody", "Singing in the Rain".

    All of these have had special meaning to me over the years. GB
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB

    Nice buncha songs. About half of them are favorites of mine too. Sentimental
    Journey was a big hit during WWII for Les Brown and his band of renown. The
    vocalist was Doris Day; her first big hit. Thirty years later my aunt and uncle
    were visiting from Minnesota. I took them and my son to Disneyland. Les and his
    band were playing. They were thrilled. Brought back memories. They got up and
    danced. My aunt said to me, "Uff-da! Your uncle hasn't danced for 20 years.
    He always says, 'Dancing is a courtship activity'."

    Sentimental Journey always reminds me of another song from the 40s.
    Far Away Places. It was a hit for Bing Crosby; later Margaret Whiting; and still
    later for Perry Como. I used to have an old recording of it by Kate Smith.

    Far away places with strange sounding names
    Far away over the sea
    Those far away places with strange sounding names
    Are calling, calling me

    Never heard of When I Need You. Found it on Youtube. Nice tune. I
    also found Whenever You're Away From Me. Turns out I had heard that
    once before watching Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton John dance. Olivia
    was an excellent dancer, and Gene Kelly who was about 68 was great as always.

    Rock

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  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I remember that song "Far Away Places". That was a long, long time ago! :)
    "Whenever I'm Away From You" was in Xanadu. It was a terrible movie but had some nice songs. I do like Olivia Newton-John.

    Do you recall the song "Long Ago and Far Away"? That one made me feel sad when I was a kid. I was just too emotional I guess.

    I had the record of "When I Need You" by Roger Whitaker. I really liked his voice.

    Another one that I liked, but has nothing to do with the category, is "Peg O My Heart". I was a kid when I listened to that one too. For some reason I remember sitting on the floor, cutting out paper dolls while listening to it on the radio. It's funny how that memory stuck in my mind. GB
  5. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    'Sentimental Journey' reminds me of my Mom, a jazz buff. She must have liked the Ella Fitzgerald rendition, I'm assuming. I could play the first few notes of it on the piano.

    'Unchained Melody' is me and hub's song. Plus 'Radar Love' and 'Happy To Be Stuck With You'.

    Speaking of songs making you sad...

    When my son was little, his children's 45 record 'Puff the Magic Dragon' always made him burst out crying with a broken heart, so I quit letting him play that one. And my Mom's cousin cried every time he heard 'Little Red Wing' when he was little.

    Patti
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  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Patti, It's funny how songs can have such an effect on us. There are songs that I just cannot listen to because they make me so sad. We are certainly strange and emotional creatures. :)
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  7. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    WOW! Great thread. I love all the songs posted, and looked up and listened to the ones I wasn't familiar with. :)

    My faves:

    The First, My Last, My Everything, BARRY WHITE


    If Kevin and I ever renew our vows, I want this song playing, while I carry I big bouquet. (We had a civil ceremony with a magistrate.)


    Somewhere Out There, LINDA RONSTADT AND JAMES INGRAM


    I used to listen to this song a lot, when I felt homesick, missing my dad, family and friends. I'd stand on my balcony and gaze at the stars. :)


    GB already mentioned: You'll Never Walk Alone, Gerry & The Pacemakers


    Love that song!


    Patti, I love Radar Love. I love songs with strong "drum beats" -- if that's what you call it. I also loved "Born to Be Wild." And anything by "The Boss" (Bruce Springsteen). Janis Joplin, too.



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    That's all for now!

    Hugs to y'all, DIANE

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  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi, Music Lovers

    GB, yes I remember Long Ago and Far Away. Another big WWII hit.
    Recorded by dozens of famous singers. Whenever I hear that old
    favorite the word "wistful" comes to mind.

    I remember Peg O My Heart too. We had lots of 78 rpm records in the house
    when I was a kid. And later a combination radio and record player that would
    play all of the 3 speeds records came in: 78, 45 and 33 1/3. The last one was
    invented by Columbia Records and put on the market when I was in 3rd grade.
    It was revolutionary. Instead of one song per side, you now got six! Stereo
    showed up a decade later.

    Anyhoo we had lot of records. Songs from the gay 90s, the roaring 20s,
    the depression years, WWII, etc. Whenever my uncle came to visit he and
    Mom would listen to old favorites. Especially silly stuff like novelty tunes,
    Spike Jones and his orchestra and Dorothy Shay, the Park Avenue Hillbilly.

    Patti, Unchained Melody is a favorite of mine too. Written by film composer
    Alex North in my teen years. His only hit. You can see the film clip from the
    movie Unchained on You Tube. Sung by Todd Duncan. Duncan had a great
    voice. I used to have a record of him singing opera. But in the film he sorta
    talk-sings like Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady.

    Diane, saw Linda Ronstadt 'live on TV' back in the 70s. My in laws came from
    Minnesota to visit. We got tickets (they were free) for the Glen Campbell show
    which was filmed at NBC in Burbank. Linda was a guest. She sang one song.
    Never said a word. The other guest was Liberace.

    What really impressed my relatives was seeing the film The Sound of Music
    a few nights later. The movie had come out 6-7 years earlier, and the print was
    worn and faded. They lived incredibly dull lives. Never went out except for
    church or a night at the Eagles lodge where they would order a drink called
    a whisky press. The "press" was short for Presbyterian. (Can't find an
    explanation for the term on the net.)

    Some other songs I listen to often:
    Try to Remember, Moon River
    Give My Love to Rose, El Paso
    Home on the Range, Sound of Silence

    Happy Listening
    Rock
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  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member




    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Disney's 1937 blockbuster. Made millions
    and is on the list of America's 100 Best Films (American Film Institute).




    Another great film. This one from 1948 with music by Irving Berlin and
    two of our most beloved performers.

    Rock
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