I can’t wait to hear what people had to say in response to this question posed to AskReddit users.

Because music makes all of us happy and it’s always nice to get turned on to new artists.

So get ready to commit these songs to memory so you can add them to your repertoire!

Let’s take a look!


“The Night We Met by Lord Huron.

Just thinking about that song makes me think of my ex wife and tear up a bit.

Years of no contact later and she still wipes me out emotionally.”

Good one.

“The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel.

It’s haunting:

“In a clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade, and he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down or cut him ‘til he cries out, in his anger and his shame, “I am leaving, I am leaving”, but the fighter still remains.””

A classic.

“Harvest Moon by Neil Young.

This song reminded me of my parents because it’s about the long-lasting love that comes from a mature, long term committed relationship. After my dad passed, I shared shared the song with her.

Every night after she went to bed and turned off her lights, she would ask Alexa to play Harvest Moon. A year later her heart started to fail her. With the help of hospice I cared for her while her amazingly wonderful heart slowly, yet at the same time abruptly came to a stop.

I begged her not to leave hust yet as I fumbled for my phone, and quickly played her Harvest Moon. I like to think she heard it playing as she walked towards my dad and finally got to dance with him again.”


“Annie’s Song by John Denver.

I have seen hundreds of concerts since 1965. I have seen the Stones more than once, and all the Beatles except John individually. I have seen Prince, Madonna, Santana, The Who, the original Animals, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, just for starters. I could go on and on.

However, I saw John Denver in 1979 and that concert is in my top 10, if not top 5. It was magical, especially Annie’s Song. The man was an incredible entertainer, greater than the sum of his parts. Very humble, very precise in the sound he wanted, a perfectionist.”

Still going strong.

“Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell.

Her more recent performance of it was something else.

She’s aged and it almost has a different meaning knowing the biggest part of her life is behind her.

One of my favorite songs.”

Gone too soon.

“Operator by Jim Croce.

First time I heard Operator, I cried.

Broke up with my first real long term GF a few months before.”

Very personal.

“In My Life by The Beatles.

I played this at my brother’s funeral last month.

As bittersweet and sad it was, I play the song almost every day, for that last line. “I love you more.””

Great songwriter.

“If You Could Read My Mind by Gordon Lightfoot.

He’s a musical hero for me, such a legendary songwriter.

I’m glad there’s appreciation for him out there yet.”


“Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole.


My big brother’s favorite song.

Since he passed, I have a hard time keeping it together whenever it comes on.”

The Sweetest Eyes.

“Your Song by Elton John.

This particular verse has always been a real favorite of mine.

“So excuse me forgetting But these things I do You see I’ve forgotten, if they’re green or they’re blue Anyway the thing is, what I really mean Yours are the sweetest eyes I’ve ever seen”.”

All about Enya.

“Enya – Caribbean Blue.

So many Enya songs are just gorgeous. I love her instrumental only songs.

The piano of Lothlorien, Shepherd Moons, and No Holly for Miss Quinn are absolutely ethereal. Huge fan of the entire Shepherd Moons album.”

Grunge gods.

“Nutshell by Alice in Chains.

Either the live version or studio version are incredible.

If you don’t know the song, I recommend a lot to listen.”

What’s your favorite song?

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