Friday, October 01, 2010

10 Songs That Make Men Cry

10 Songs That Make Men Cry: Tracks by R.E.M., Eric Clapton, Leonard Cohen, and More - Eleanor Barkhorn - Culture - The Atlantic

8 comments:

Richard R. said...

I do like candle in the wind, but it doesn't make me cry, and neither do any of the rest of them. I can only think of one song that made me cry, and it had a specific connection for me: Late for the Sky by Jackson Browne.

Craig Clarke said...

"Cat's in the Cradle" should have been on that list. It gets me every time.

Richard Prosch said...

None of these make me cry. But then, it seems to be skewing toward a younger demographic. Now...two songs that might make me cry if I'm in the mood --"Puff the Magic Dragon" or Harry Chapin's "Cats in the Cradle."

Anonymous said...

What men are those? Of the ones I've heard, not one has come close to making me cry.

Maybe "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro...

Jeff

;)

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Where's "Ballad of the Green Berets"?

I LOATHE "Candle in the Wind" and I've never heard most of those other songs.

Real Men don't cry anyway.

Graham Powell said...

There's a U2 song that makes me teary, but it's not "With or Without You". It's "One", one of the best songs of the past 20 years.

Deb said...

My Dad always grew misty-eyed at the last lines of "Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree": "Now the whole damn bus is cheering/And I can't believe I see/One hundred ribbons 'round the old oak tree." My husband will only admit that he's been close to shedding a tear or two during Bruce Springsteen's "The River."

As for me, does anyone remember "Come on Back, Teddy Bear," one of those CB-trucker songs from the mid-1970s. A bunch of truckers got together to help a sick kid. I know it's hoakey, but everytime I heard it, I used to tear up.

Oh, but Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey"--Jeff, how could you?

Bill Crider said...

Sure I remember that one about Teddy Bear. As for "Honey," it shames me to acknowledge that the first person to record the song was Bob Shane of the original Kingston Trio.