Thanks to everyone who gave me suggestions for music that brings up emotions. I spent my weekend ripping all my CDs to my computer (what can I say, I’m way behind the times) and then sorting things out for a playlist. I decided to do one that was wordless and one that was all vocals. The wordless one isn’t done yet but below is what I ended up with. Those with an * can bring me to tears in just a few bars.


Now for the next step. Seeing if I can listen to them enough times to break down the reserve I have about going deep with this new project.


* You’re my Home – Billy Joel
* Wherever You Will Go – The Calling
* All These Years – Sawyer Brown
* Don’t Take the Girl – Tim McGraw
* Lover’s Cross – Jim Croce
* Nobody Knows – Kevin Sharp
* My Boy – Richard Harris
* Live Will Keep Us Alive – The Eagles
* Hero – Enrique Iglesias
* I Owe You One – Aaron Neville

I Will Leave the Light On – Sawyer Brown
A Matter of Trust – Billy Joel
More Than Words – Extreme
I Want to Be Loved Like That – Shenandoah
You’re Gone – Diamond Rio
One Tin Soldier – Coven
100 Years – Five for Fighting
What I Didn’t Do – Steve Wariner
Mama Don’t Forget to Pray For Me – Diamond Rio
What I Meant to Say – Wade Hayes
Change the World – Eric Clapton
Goodnight Saigon – Billy Joel
Hero – Mariah Carey
I Meant to Do That – Mark Chestnut
Vincent – Josh Groban
If You Go Away – Rod McKuen
In a Week or Two – Diamond Rio
You’re Still You – Josh Groban
Let Me Fall – Josh Groban
Not Too Much to Ask – Mary Chapin Carpenter
New York Minute – The Eagles
Unbreakable Heart – Carlene Carter
Superman – Five For Fighting
Now and Forever – Richard Marx
Run for the Roses – Dan Fogelberg
Shameless – Garth Brooks
Sky Blue and Black – Jackson Brown
Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad – Meat Loaf
Too Many Angels – Jackson Browne
What Might Have Been – Little Texas
When She Cries – Restless Heart
When the Children Cry – White Lion