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Old 11-01-07, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Toad
I have 3 guilty pleasures:

Glen Phillips - "Maya"
The Cars - "Drive"
Breathe - "Hands to Heaven"

<--------------------- NERD!
I can go with "Drive" by The Cars too, I will add Heart's "These Dreams" -- sorry, I am a sucker for Nancy Wilson's raspy vocals, among the other assets she brings to the table.

edit: I had it right...
"These Dreams" differed from past Heart hits in that it was a polished, pop power ballad. The song also marked the first Heart single on which lead vocals were performed by Nancy Wilson instead of Ann Wilson. According to The Billboard Book of Number One Hits by Fred Bronson, when it came time for Nancy Wilson to record her vocal, she was suffering from a cold and her voice sounded somewhat raspy and gravelly. After the song reached its peak of success, producers reportedly wanted Nancy to recreate the gravelly sound on future recordings, asking her, "Can't you just get sick again?"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/These_Dreams

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Old 11-01-07, 02:04 PM
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Promentory - From the Last of the Mohicans soundtrack.
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I'm not sure I really understand the question. If you're asking, "What song transports you to a magical fairy-tale kingdom?" then the only answer I can give is something by the Cocteau Twins.

If you're asking what songs captivates you in such a way that you keep listening to it, then the list is way too long. Usually when I get "into" a song, I will play it and re-play it endlessly. I remember in college working on projects and having one song on for hours, on repeat.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
I remember in college working on projects and having one song on for hours, on repeat.
Ugh, I had someone below my dorm room that would put songs like Ace of Base's "All That She Wants" and US3's "Cantaloop" on repeat for an hour or so...
Old 11-01-07, 03:50 PM
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"Captain Bring Me Down" by Danger Danger. I've always just felt it was a hauntingly beautiful type of ballad and I get completely mesmerized by it.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
I'm not sure I really understand the question. If you're asking, "What song transports you to a magical fairy-tale kingdom?" then the only answer I can give is something by the Cocteau Twins.

If you're asking what songs captivates you in such a way that you keep listening to it, then the list is way too long. Usually when I get "into" a song, I will play it and re-play it endlessly. I remember in college working on projects and having one song on for hours, on repeat.

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can get pretty mesmerizing the first couple of times you listen to it.
Old 11-02-07, 03:35 AM
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Carrickfergus by Charlotte Church. For some reason, I blast it, and it gives me chills.
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Pearl Jam - Black
A Perfect Circle - The Noose
Gorillaz - El Manana
The Beatles - Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight
Old 11-02-07, 09:10 AM
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I must throw two Enya songs into this discussion - "Caribbean Blue" and "Lothlorien."

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Enya - Only Time (remix)
Old 11-11-07, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by cdollaz
When I think of enchanting, I think of the song they played whenever they were at the shire in Lord Of The Rings.
In that vein:

Enya - May it be

Annie Lennox - Into the west

The Road Goes Ever On..Part I

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Old 11-11-07, 11:59 AM
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I can't think of any single songs that really stand out.

However, I second the Cocteau Twins vote.

I would also add The Durutti Column's catalogue.

EDIT: some tracks are coming to mind...

Dead Can Dance - The Host of Seraphim
This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren

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Old 11-11-07, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Shamus McAnally
"Captain Bring Me Down" by Danger Danger. I've always just felt it was a hauntingly beautiful type of ballad and I get completely mesmerized by it.
Seconded!
YAY! Wow, I thought I was the only one who knew this. ha ha.

add Warrant's "Stronger Now" to the list of enchanting hair metal songs
Old 11-11-07, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Nausicaa
This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren
Winner. I dare you to listen and not be enchanted.


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A few songs:
CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION by Tommy James and the Shondells

STORMY by Dennis Yost and the Classics IV

DON'T LET THE SUN CATCH YOU CRYING by Gerry and the Pacemakers

ORINOCO FLOW by Enya

FREE by Deneice Willams
Old 11-11-07, 08:29 PM
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Bill Lloyd's cover of "The Lottery Song" on the Nilsson tribute record, For the Love of Harry.

"Think About Your Troubles," also by Nilsson from The Point.
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The (unofficial) video's a bit shit, but it gives you a chance to hear the song if you haven't before. "Olsen Olsen" by Sigur Ros.

Slowdive's "Allison" is has a similar effect on me:
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Nick Drake's amazing "Northern Sky"
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Band of Horses: "Great Salt Lake" is a beautiful song:
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Boards of Canada "Dayvan Cowboy", also a damned cool video:
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Old 11-12-07, 08:41 AM
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"Good Day" from ZARD is a recent discovery. R.I.P.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6oqjMuby6U
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Hiro11, great call on Sigur Rós and Boards of Canada. I'd also add Alexandre Desplat's work on the Syriana soundtrack and Yann Tiersen.
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Originally Posted by turborobb
Seconded!
YAY! Wow, I thought I was the only one who knew this. ha ha.

add Warrant's "Stronger Now" to the list of enchanting hair metal songs
Awesome! I thought, once again, I'd be standing with my hair metal against the wind of derision from the music masses. I'm glad to see I'm on the side of right with at least one more person. "Captain Bring Me Down" was from their classic "comeback" with Paul Laine, but in the return to rocking for D2, that incredible track was somewhat overlooked I think.

I haven't listened to Ultraphobic in ages. I do remember "Stronger Now" as one of the few tracks I enjoyed. I should go back and revisit and see if my opinions changed. (I originally thought "These Days", "Native Tongue", and "Slang" were bad albums too because they didn't sound like the band that put them out but grew to love them, so I'll give that one a fresh listen too.)

OK, lemme stop waxing philosophic on hair metal before I dominate this thread with OT discussion.

Back on topic:
I don't know about "enchanting" so much, but Prince writes some deep lyrics and slow, smooth melodies that put you in a trance while you're recreating the story in your head (when he's not busy writing sex lyrics or suing fans). "Sometimes It Snows In April" from Parade and "Another Lonely Christmas", the B-side to "I Would Die 4 U", also from his The Hits/The B-Sides album. Both create some images of intense personal loss that again, are very emotive, almost beautiful in their expression of that sadness.
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What exactly is the definition of 'enchanting'? How would it be different from 'mesmerising' or 'spellbinding'?? I dont quite know...

Maybe something from Enya? No rock song could be called 'enchanting'. Thats just too hilarious
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This will sound silly but "Rainbow Connection."
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Since quite a few posts went with Dead Can Dance, I will pick De Profundis (in fact the whole Spleen and Ideal cd is quite incredible)

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