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    Default The most beautiful songs in the world...

    What are the most beautiful songs? Do F's write them?
    I'm talking about songs that you could listen to five times over in a row and turn way up because they're so gorgeous they're like a drug.

    I'll start, and then I'll post picks randomly throughout, as well.
    I would love to hear from anyone who wants to share!

    I have several favorites.

    "Seasick Yet Still Docked" by Morrissey (INFJ) is one...

    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU6z-bKWZy0"]Seasick Yet Still Docked[/YOUTUBE]

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    embedding disabled...but i love this song.
    YouTube - Amos Lee - Arms of a Woman
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    [YOUTUBE=PGc2f2282NE]Blur - The Universal[/YOUTUBE]
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    Well, this thread is called "the most beautiful songs in the world"? Right?


    I can show you some French oldies:

    [YOUTUBE="FY_JCihitzs"]Y'a d'la Joie[/YOUTUBE]

    "Y'a d'la joie" [Charles Trenet] (1937)... an hymn to every extrovert!

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    And now, the opposite mood:

    [YOUTUBE="i2wmKcBm4Ik"]Ne me quitte pas[/YOUTUBE]

    "Ne me quitte pas" (1959)

    Astonishingly powerful lyrics...

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    Another song from the great Jacques Brel:

    [YOUTUBE="c3xQ3VwfJ0w"]Amsterdam[/YOUTUBE]

    "Amsterdam" (1964) [with English subtitles]
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    [YOUTUBE="KqRSwcO38C4"]Les feuilles mortes[/YOUTUBE]

    "Les feuilles mortes" (1945)

    Sung by Yves Montand, lyrics by Jacques Prevert, music by Joseph Kosma...

    Good combo.
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    Anything by Francoise Hardy.

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    Now, a very, very old French song:

    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koH3d_-57dc"]Tant que vivray[/YOUTUBE]

    "Tant que vivray" (1527) -Yes that's Renaissance music, almost 5 centuries ago-

    Lyrics by Clment Marot, music by Claudin de Sermisy

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    Tant que vivray en asge florissant

    Je serviray d'amours le roy puissant

    En fais en ditz en chansons et accords.

    Par plusieurs fois m'a tenu languissant

    Mais aprs deuil m'a fait rjouissant

    Car j'ay l'amour de la belle au gent corps.

    Son alliance, c'est ma fiance,

    Son coeur est mien, le mien est sien,

    Fy de tristesse, Vive liesse,

    Puisqu'en amour a tant de bien.

    Quand je la veulx servir et honorer

    Quand par escripts veux son nom dcorer

    Quand je la veoy & visite souvent

    Ses envieux n'en font que murmurer

    Mais notre amour n'en scauroit moins durer

    Autant ou plus en emporte le vent

    Malgr envie, toute ma vie

    Je l'aimeray et chanteray,

    C'est la premire, c'est la dernire

    Que j'ay servie et serviray.
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    Thanks, everyone who's posted. I've enjoyed listening to everything. My favorites so far have been "Ne me quitte pas" and "Tant que vivray."

    I'd like to add another song. Joanna Newsom's "Esme"* (I was there!):

    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS1cNK94tUw&feature=related"]Esme - Joanna Newsom (LIVE)[/YOUTUBE]


    And this one, her "Baby Birch" (I wasn't there for this one):

    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpAcE0zknX0&feature=related"]Baby Birch - Janna Newsom (LIVE)[/YOUTUBE]





    *It's a beautiful song, but I can't listen to it anymore, since it was my kitty Joey's favorite. I think he was ISTP and all he ever liked to do was roam outdoors. But I used to sing Esme to him and he'd always come home (and cuddle me sometimes, in the night, like a baby). One very cold night (30 something F), back before Christmas 2008, he just wouldn't come home, though I called and called and sang and sang, late into the night. Finally around 4am I told my boyfriend he could close our door (we didn't want to fall asleep with the door open and get broken in on as we don't live in a very safe area) we'd been keeping open for Joey.

    Anyway, we found him dead in the morning, but he didn't seem frozen. He had had a stroke several months before, and now he was lying there stretched out with a grimace. I worry still that we shouldn't have shut the door, that he must have frozen, but my boyfriend points out that he could've easily sat up on the water heater cabinet outside our kitchen window like all the kitties do to keep warm, and like I'd seen him do before, if he was cold. He also tells me that cats stay alive outside under much colder conditions in places like Chicago.

    So I've accepted that he probably died of a stroke, since there was not a scratch on him. Still today, my heart is a little broken. He was my baby boy who loved the trees and taking naps under bushes and always came home smelling like flowers. *sigh*

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    [YOUTUBE=pS1YzUR3BYQ]Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy[/YOUTUBE]
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