What song(s) stops you dead in your tracks ...

Discussion in 'Songs in the key of Gretsch' started by thunder58, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    So I'm working today and a song comes on the radio . Stops me dead in my tracks . Puts me in a place and time in my life like , a real trance . Maybe even moves my heart , my soul . The song that came on the radio was ... ( Meatloaf - Two out of three ain't bad )
    No specific order ... I have a few .. so what song(s) does it for you ? What stops you dead in your tracks ?

    1 Meatloaf - Two out of three ain't bad
    2 Bob Seger - Against the wind ( probably thee favorite one of all of them )
    3 Jackson Browne - The Pretender
    4 Journey - Separate Ways
  2. jarrodtaylor

    jarrodtaylor Gretschie

    Mar 14, 2019
    Delray Beach, FL
    Led Zeppelin - Since I’ve Been Loving You
    Bad Luck Blue Eyes - The Black Crowes
    Hills - Rock n Roll Soldiers
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  3. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Marines Hymn, Lunatic Fringe, The Good The Bad and The Ugly theme
  4. Gregor

    Gregor Gretschie

    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Bad Moon Rising- CCR,
    Hallelujah-Leonard Cohen,
    Tears in Heaven- Eric Clapton version
    Imagine- John Lennon
  5. mrfixitmi

    mrfixitmi Synchromatic

    Mar 20, 2010
    Long Long Time - Linda Ronstadt
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  6. rob batz

    rob batz Country Gent

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    I have so many !! Mabye fur instance the cure, most everything by the cure does it to me, there’s so many others just depends on how I feel at that moment and what I wanna listen too
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  7. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Without doubt.
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  8. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca

    based on Raymond Briggs' post-nuclear fallout graphic novel When The Wind Blows.

    really sad if you listen to the story in the song. beautiful melodies.
  9. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

    Jul 23, 2019
    Really takes me back to my childhood here, when this came on the radio, it was like E F Hutton had a stock tip for you, we stopped doing whatever and turned up the radio:

  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    That was my girl back in the day .......
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  11. MentalTossFlycoon

    MentalTossFlycoon Gretschie

    Dec 22, 2018
    Born on the Bayou - CCR
    Without You - Doobie Brothers
    Combination - Aerosmith
    Hot Legs - Rod Stewart
    Beneath Still Waters - Emmy Lou Harris
    Sure Got Cold(after the rain fell) - ZZ Top
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  12. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Drunken Sailor!
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  13. Teledriver

    Teledriver Gretschie

    Feb 12, 2011
    Iowa City, IA
    There's songs that I start singing with, definitely songs I turn the volume up for, and songs I start nodding my head to, but stops me in my tracks?? That soul-reaching powerful song means, to me at least, a soul-filled ballad generally. I have powerful songs that are overdriven and fuzz-laden too of course, but...

    First one that comes to mind is- Otis Redding - I've Been Loving You Too Long
    Second would be - Etta James - At Last!
    Third probably - Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
    Fourth maybe - Willie Nelson - Time of the Preacher
    Fifth I'd say - U2 - All I Want Is You
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  14. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
  15. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

    Jul 30, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN
    GREAT great list there.

    There are plenty of songs that I connect with life events, and plenty more that I will always sing along with when I hear them.

    But there is a voice that will literally send chills up my spine whenever I hear it-- especially on ballads...

    Karen Carpenter... and I offer no apologies whatsoever.
    There are very, very few who can even come close to her vocal warmth and crystalline clarity.

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  16. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    - Gimme Shelter
    - Layla (NOT the "unplugged" version)
    - Let it Be
    - Refugee
    - Baba O'Reily
    - Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    I also think it's really cool that everyone's list is different.
  17. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Absolutely the best voice ever. But it just makes me a little sad to here. My defining songs I listed already because they were part of life events or major realizations. Karen’s for me were just good because of her voice.
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  18. r0de0

    r0de0 Gretschie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
  19. r0de0

    r0de0 Gretschie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Too soon <for me> :(
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  20. Setzerhotrod

    Setzerhotrod Country Gent

    Oct 26, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
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