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Most Beautiful Pop Songs
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kedame
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6 July 2013 - 7.47am

If I have learned one thing about myself since I started listening to The Beatles, it is that I love a beautiful pop song with soaring vocal melodies, melodies that are sweet enough give a person a cavity. I crave more of these beautifully crafted songs, so will you guys share some of the songs you find enchantingly beautiful.

Examples:

Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks

Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel

And I Love Her by OUR BOYS

Baby I'm A Want You by Bread

Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers

Warm and Beautiful by Wings/Paul

Danny Boy by anyone

Wonderful, Wonderful by Johnny Mathis

I always claimed to be unaffected by romantic songs, and I still don't think it's the romance of these songs that gets me. It's the beautiful vocal melodies that draw me in, and I can't get enough of them. I'm trying to make an ultimate playlist, so help if you will.

 

"You can manicure a cat but can you caticure a man?"

John Lennon- Skywriting by Word of Mouth

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Ron Nasty
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6 July 2013 - 8.18am
Off the top of my head, and I can see me coming back to this, these three came to mind.
 
Without You by Harry Nilsson
All By Myself by Eric Carmen

I'm Not in Love by 10cc

The first two in particular are guilty pleasures, and always remind me of each other. And, of course, Without You has its Beatles connections in that the original was by Badfinger.

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

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7 July 2013 - 10.26pm

The two that immediately come to my head are The Beach Boys God Only Knows and The Fabs Here, There And Everywhere. Perfect love songs for me as neither are too slushy or saturated in sugar. A lot of love songs after a couple of listens your teeth begin to ache and you are suffering from a sugar rush.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

"Don't make your love suffer insecurities; Trade the baggage of "self" to set another one free" ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)

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Linde
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7 July 2013 - 11.33pm

I love God Only Knows. It always reminds me of Christmas which I'm pretty much obsessed with. It's just the kind of song that's ''warm and cozy'' if you know what I mean.

Baby I'm A Want You is a good one too.

Hmm..what about..

John Denver-Annie's Song

Rolling Stones-As Tears Go By

 

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7 July 2013 - 11.46pm

Linde said
Baby I'm A Want You is a good one too.
 

Is that the Bread song?

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kedame
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8 July 2013 - 2.31am

mja6758 said

Linde said
Baby I'm A Want You is a good one too.
 

Is that the Bread song?

Yes

Here is my playlist so far: 

list=PLVIedGItjKYraEA9GYn1zpA0FvzcNGbEp

"You can manicure a cat but can you caticure a man?"

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8 July 2013 - 6.22pm

mja6758 said

Linde said
Baby I'm A Want You is a good one too.
 

Is that the Bread song?

 

Yep. My mom used to listen quite a lot to Bread.

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8 July 2013 - 7.16pm

I suppose it depends on how you define the parameters of "pop" as it's by a country singer; but Glen Campbell's "Wichita Lineman", written by Jimmy Webb, does it for me. The vocal melody, chords, the soaring orchestral arrangement and the way it echoes and compliments the multi-faceted, existential lyric...a truly, truly sublime tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....TfwcLdP5Xk

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Little Piggy Dragonguy
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9 July 2013 - 8.54pm

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel

He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother - The Hollies

Buona Sera - Louis Prima

The Way You Look Tonight - Sinatra

On An Evening In Roma - Dino

Here, There And Everywhere - The Beatles

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Linde
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10 July 2013 - 9.47pm

I can't listen to that Hollies song anymore without bursting into laughter. Some stupid inside joke completely ruined it for me

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Von Bontee
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11 July 2013 - 3.40pm

Just a few off the top of my head (perhaps further stretching the "pop" definition)

"The Tracks of My Tears", Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
"Going To California", Led Zeppelin
"More Than A Feeling", Boston

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
-- Paul McCartney

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Zig
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12 July 2013 - 9.21pm

Ben Ramon said
I suppose it depends on how you define the parameters of "pop" as it's by a country singer; but Glen Campbell's "Wichita Lineman", written by Jimmy Webb, does it for me.

I heard that song on the radio recently and was reminded of how beautifully melancholy it is.

Some that come to mind for me are...

'Surfer Girl' - The Beach Boys

'Desperado' - The Eagles

'Dust in the Wind' - Kansas

 

 

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