Songs that give you the goosebumps

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    There are songs when I listen to them they give me the goosebumps, not just the first time I heard them but every time I listen to them.
    I will start with this one:



    This song touches me from the first note, no disrespect to people who like Madonna’s music but I would rather listen to this song on my phone than to any Madonna song on the best HiFi system ever, each to their own
     
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    Please don’t get your keyboard all wet...

     
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    I have to make sure this doesn't come up on autoplay at work because it will make me stop what I'm doing to listen every single time:

     
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    I don't know a lot about classical music, but the 2nd movement of Beethoven's 7th Symphony never fails to give me goose bumps.

     
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    Truly amazing composition/performance. Years went by, my audio systems and preferences in music changed dramatically. Yet whenever I hear it again, goosbumps still happen. Best at full blast in 5.1

     
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    Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" almost never fails to give me goosebumps.
    Three versions that give me goosebumps, from most goosebumps to least

    1) "Hallelujah" by the Portland State Chamber Choir on the CD "A Drop In The Ocean" available on CDBaby. John Atkinson from Stereophile was involved in the audio engineering for that recording. It is good sound. I consider this demo quality. If only this was available in high-res 24/88.2. The masters are 24/88.2, please release it to us mortals in 24/88.2. John Atkinson has it in 24/88.2, why can't I?

    2) "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen on the album "Various Positions". A wonderful recording that I think sounds extra special with the Schiit Multibits or similar DACs. It has what I consider multibit magic in the recording sound.

    3) "Hallelujah" by Jeff Bukley on the album "Grace". Good version of the song, but the recording gets to sound a little hard at times and that hardness tends to take me out of the goosebump moment feeling. Otherwise, yeah, it's good and the goosebumps want to happen, and on a good listen they do happen.
     
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    Laugh all you want. Linkin Park described a landscape of dark emotions in a very effective way. Chester was one of the few vocalists who could convince me.



    Sure I can mention Beethoven (5th Symphony), King Crimson (Debut album) and NIN among others. Thing is, in about 3 and a half minutes this song conveys something very few artists can properly convey.
     
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    Gets me every time.
     
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    Brilliant. This is actually one Michael Jackson song I had never heard before. I don’t know how I missed it. The dynamic contrasts in the song are great.
     
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    And the lyrics are all the more poignant knowing how Chester’s life ended. He was describing some real shit here, articulating an experience of darkness that many of us will never experience in our lives.
     
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    Depression, for whatever reason is not something to think little of. In the silence there is always that darkness. In life you need your friends.

     
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    This song, both the original and this cover, always gives me the goosebumps.

     
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    Rhapsody in Blue does it to me every time. The part a little over ten minutes in where there's a shift towards the string section. It just amazes me - wow!
     
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    One of my favorite goosebump songs.
     
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    Scorpions has many ballads not only to give you goosebumps but to touch your heart, this is one of them:

     
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