There are some songs that make people happy, but some never fail to make me cry after listening. What about you?
I gotta say that while I listen to a lot of pop songs, the ones I tend to like are lesser-known. So in order to write this entry, I spent my Monday night crying in front of my computer, FML. And left some of those imprints between the lines of this Top 5.
（5）Cher - You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me
You probably heard of this song if you watched Burlesque the movie.
I think the song has very good arrangement and showed a kind of strength within the vulnerability displayed. The song is great encouragement for myself whenever I face setbacks, and needed to face my failure, let it go and start over again.
Sometimes I feel a little creeped out knowing I'm listening to songs by a deceased singer, but it also seems more meaningful.
I first heard this song as the OST of a chinese show, and there was a line that made my heart ache.
The love I gave you was always silent in exchange for your occasional appreciation
I guess it's what some of my friends experience when their feelings aren't reciprocal. They are often contributing in silence for the occasional thanks from their eye candy to feel happy. It's a kind of love that you can't see but feel, and that's when you are the easiest to satisfy.
A rare japanese song that I listened to, one introduced to me by a Poly bestie. The video shows the official version but the one I came across was my idol singing it solo at their concert. For a whole week whenever I watch the video, I just couldn't help but cry.
I love the stage, and more than that, I love being on stage. Till today, I have no clue what the lyrics are about (and can't be bothered to google it), but it made me feel very touched, especially the concert version when everyone in the theatre sang it together. Music has no boundary indeed.
On the other hand, this song also has another sort of significance- my good friend knew that I love this song, and actually made out the syllable to record it for me as a birthday present. I feel like I've never treated such a friend well, while her effort made me super touched.
This is the first "pop" song I listened to in my life, some time during primary six. The teacher from NIE printed the lyrics on a piece of paper for each of us, and played it from the CD on the radio in class.
There's a really aged feeling to the song.
When the teacher's intern term was about to end, he came in to the last lesson with the lyrics, this time changed to bid our class goodbye. Unfortunately though, I lost the paper when I was moving room. All that was left were the music and the memories.
Like what my friend said - sure-to-cry song.
Especially for people like me who have lost the grands. Each time I listen to it, I feel my heart shatter, often wondering how they are doing up there, and if they are still with us.
My grandmother was a traditional woman who loved (grand)sons over (grand)daughters. However, among the granddaughters, I was one she doted on. So in a way, I was in a love-hate relationship with her. I don't wish to let the dispute from the older generation be brought down to us, because I believe when they leave, all they should leave us are beautiful memories.
This song made me cry super hard. In fact, if I ever need to cry on command, just play me this song. I'm not even kidding!!!
I've been in a pretty good mood recently, but that was changed when I decided to write this blog entry. Coincidentally, this post is up on Valentine's Day, FYLs. Cried too much this Monday night, but I shall take it as an attempt to balance out too much positivity in life.
Let me know what song(s) touches your heart, and I'll listen to see if it has the same effect on me!
Happy Valentine's Day, with a bit of irony.