Songs That Have Moved You To Tears

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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#1
Posted: 3/9/14 at 11:52pm
I'll start:

I was watching the taped version of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (I am too young to have seen the Original Production). I thought the first act was brilliant, but, in the first 20 minutes of Act II Iwas losing focus of the new storyline. However, then Bernadette Peters, as her own daughter, dressed grandmotherly and wheelchair-bound, sang "Children and Art". As she sang to her dead mother about George, I found myself sobbing, silently so I would be able to appreciate the performance. For the remainder of the show I was in tears. That song/performance holds the distinction of being the only song that I have ever cried from seeing. Bernadette's brilliant performance even comes through on the OBCR, which I listen to often.
What other songs/performances have moved you to tears?

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Updated On: 3/10/14 at 11:52 PM
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#2
Posted: 3/9/14 at 11:58pm
I cried both times I saw Tracie Bennett in End of The Rainbow singing ‘Over The Rainbow’, it was a combination of the song, and just the saddens of Judy’s last days. It was the first time that I actually had tears streaming down my face- after wards it occurred to be- I was sitting there in a Pink dress shirt, with Zebra Print lining, crying at a Judy Garland Play- Could I be a bigger stereotype?! LOL. Most songs that I have been really moved by may make me teary, but not really crying per say. I got pretty watery at ‘Ghost’, but then I was far from the only one who did.

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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#3
Posted: 3/10/14 at 12:16am
"With You" from GHOST
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#4
Posted: 3/10/14 at 12:23am
I'll Be Here from ORDINARY DAYS by Adam Gwon (as sung by Audra McDonald)
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#5
Posted: 3/10/14 at 12:28am
"Learn to Live Without" from If/Then. I saw Idina in concert last summer and she sang it for us. I can't wait to actually see the show but I know I'll be crying during that song.
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#6
Posted: 3/10/14 at 12:35am
"Move On" from SITPWG.
"All the Wasted Time" from Parade.
"Send in the Clowns" as sung by Bernadette in the Revival of ALNM.
"Some Things are Meant to Be" and "Days of Plenty" in Little Women got to me.
"I Dreamed a Dream" as sung by Lea Salonga in the last revival.

Cried multiple times during Piazza.

And recently I teared up during "One Second and a Million Miles" at Bridges of Madison County.

What can I say... I have a lot of feelings.
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#7
Posted: 3/10/14 at 1:25am
I have Stendhal Syndrome. I cry at everything. There are far too many Broadway songs to list here.
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#8
Posted: 3/10/14 at 1:30am
^Yeah it takes very little for me to cry. I’m at the point where you can probably bet on me crying at a show with very good odds.
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#9
Posted: 3/10/14 at 1:31am
I'm SUCH an emotional person. Both "Letter" songs (and much more) from Billy Elliot, "I Don't Need A Roof" and "How It Ends" from Big Fish, everything they sing in the last twenty minutes of The Bridges of Madison County, "Beautiful", "Sunday", "Children and Art", and "Move On" from Sunday In the Park With George (I'm weirdly emotionally attached to that musical), basically every other song in Next to Normal. There are tons more but I can't think of them right now.
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#10
Posted: 3/10/14 at 1:40am
Like 1/2 of the songs in n2n.
If you could see her from Cabaret
Your daddy's son from Ragtime
Also the titular song in Children of Eden.
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#11
Posted: 3/10/14 at 6:11am
I'll Cover You (Reprise) from RENT always gets me.
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#12
Posted: 3/10/14 at 6:24am
"Unexpected Song" - Bernadette Peters
"Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" - Sarah Brightman


...not necessarily to tears, but they do strike a chord.
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#13
Posted: 3/10/14 at 6:55am
next to normal
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#14
Posted: 3/10/14 at 7:07am
My Best Girl (Mame)
Each Tomorrow Morning (reprise) (Dear World)

Finales to many shows, eg. Hello, Dolly!, Mame, Dear World...
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#15
Posted: 3/10/14 at 7:19am
1776: Is Anybody There?
And ok, I am a sucker. Just about any song in Ms Saigon.

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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#16
Posted: 3/10/14 at 7:24am
second Is Anybody There?

Also:

Effie Sing My Song (Dream Girls)

Chaveleh (Fiddler)
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#17
Posted: 3/10/14 at 7:34am
'The I Love You Song' from Spelling Bee.

No one sings it like Lisa Howard and every time I saw her do it or listen to the cast album, I cry. It's really a devastating song.
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#18
Posted: 3/10/14 at 8:05am
I agree with Light in the Piazza.

Also, Will You from Grey Gardens got to me. She has just destroyed her daughter's life and then sings this gorgeous song in the middle of the ruins. It was so sad in a tragic way.
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#19
Posted: 3/10/14 at 10:04am
"How Could I Ever Forget" from NEXT TO NORMAL
"True Colors" from PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
"You Must Love Me" from EVITA (2012 Revival)
"Stronger" from HANDS ON A HARDBODY
"Not My Father's Son" from KINKY BOOTS
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#20
Posted: 3/10/14 at 10:40am
"When There's No One" (from Carrie) on the "Betty Buckley's Broadway" album.
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#21
Posted: 3/10/14 at 10:56am
It's been a while since I remember being moved to tears. I was a mess after I saw Les Miserables, the original production. I Dreamed a Dream, Bring Him Home and the Finale had me sobbing.

One other that comes to mind. Blood Brothers, which I saw in London in '94. Once again, sobbing during the final Tell Me It's Not True. Everyone in the theater was sobbing.

The finale of any good production of Man of LaMancha gets me teary eyed.
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#22
Posted: 3/10/14 at 10:57am
"Finale" of Pippin as he is struggling to decide if he will jump into the flames.
"I Will Never Leave You" from Side Show
"All I Ask of You" specifically when the Phantom is weeping as he realizes that Christine is going to run away with Raoul...."I gave you my music..."
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#23
Posted: 3/10/14 at 11:24am
New Music, 'Till We Reach That Day, Let Them Hear You - Ragtime

Somewhere - West Side Story

Being Alive - Company

Valjean's Soliloquy - Les Miserables

Movie in my Mind, I'd Give My Life for You, The Fall of Saigon, Finale - Miss Saigon

For Good - Wicked

With You - Ghost

Sabbath Prayer, Chavaleh - Fiddler on the Roof

Children will Listen - Into the Woods
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#24
Posted: 3/10/14 at 11:32am
For Good - Wicked
Epilogue/Finale of Les Mis
Edelweiss - Sound of Music (when watching the PBS American musical documentary as it talked about the implications of it being one of the last songs R&H wrote together.)
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Songs That Have Moved You To Tears#25
Posted: 3/10/14 at 11:47am
"The Music That Makes Me Dance" - FUNNY GIRL
"Happy Birthday" - ZORBA
"Momma Look Sharp" - 1776