Music can be healing, music can be inspiring and music can be releasing. Songs that strike an emotional chord are very personal. There are occasions when we feel down and out. There are occasions when we got into fights with our families and friends. Today, Let MyQueenstown E! Station find out what songs do Queenstown residents listen when going gets tough...
Lintan from Burma
Lintan, 26, is a student from Burma and studies in a private education institution, Kaplan. He enjoys listening to pop diva, Mariah Carey and feels that her inspiring song "Hero" can be a meaningful and heartrending song to hear when a person is disconsolate. Composed and recorded for Mariah's fourth album Music Box in 1993, "Hero" is widely considered as her signature song and is often played during charities and American soldiers based overseas.
Music Video of "Hero"
Don lives in Tanglin Halt
Don, 47, is a resident in Tangin Halt. He enjoys listening to Bon Jovi and finds their songs expressive and purposeful. One of Bon Jovi's songs that makes you want to cry is their 1986's classic rock song, "Never Say Goodbye." "Never Say Goodbye" is a love ballad, featuring drawn out vocals and a slow tempo which describes the relationship between two young lovers, and their desire to stay together. This song is often used as the class song at prom nights.
Music Video of Never Say Goodbye
For residents and friends of Queenstown who are feeling dejected and wanting a good cry, let E! Station selects our favourite sad songs...
Alone by Heart
Alone is a song composed by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly and recorded by American rock band, Heart, in 1987. It became a big hit in the 1980s and was considered as one of the everlasting songs from the period.
Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
"Tears in Heaven" is a ballad written and sang by Eric Clapton about his pain and distress following the death of his four-year-old son, who fell from a window of a 53-floor apartment in New York. This song became Eric Clapton's most successful song and won three Grammy awards in 1993.
Tearjeaker "How am I Supposed to Live Without You"
Original sang by Laura Branigan, Michael Bolton recorded this song again in 1993 and marked the song's return to the peak of pop music. "How am I Supposed to Live Without You?" remains one of the most well-loved sad songs in the new millennium with numerous airplay requests during Thanksgiving.
Angels by Robbie Williams
"Angels" is a song written by Guy Chambers, Robbie Williams and Ray Heffernan in 1998. Inspired by the effervescence of water fountain and death of Heffernan's baby boy, this song became the best selling single and song in Britain for the past 25 years. It is also the song that British would most likely play at their funeral.
It's so Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday by Boy II Men
Kelly Clarkson's Because of You
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