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Old 09-22-2008, 08:12 PM   #1
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Calming songs

I'm looking for the most calming songs ever and to possibly make a compilation from all the suggestions here. These have to be more than just a soft melodic song with a piano. They have to be so relaxing that when I'm lying on my bed with the lights off and these songs playing, it feels like I'm actually here...





Some Floyd songs immediately pop up in my mind...

Grantchester Meadows
Cirrus Minor
Pillow Of Winds
Fearless
San Tropez

Enya of course qualifies I guess. Some Enigma... what else?
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Sigur Ros - 'Untitled 1'
Modest Mouse - 'Gravity Rides Everything'
Beirut - 'A Sunday Smile' and/or 'Postcards From Italy'
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:34 PM   #3
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Broken Social Scene - "Lover's Spit (Redux)"

Not only that, it might be the sexiest fucking thing I've ever heard.
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YouTube - Beck - Rowboat

So good, even Johnny Cash covered it.
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I'm looking for the most calming songs ever and to possibly make a compilation from all the suggestions here. These have to be more than just a soft melodic song with a piano. They have to be so relaxing that when I'm lying on my bed with the lights off and these songs playing, it feels like I'm actually here...



I have friends there, in the Maldives. I'd love to go, do some snorkeling...listen to some soft melodic songs with a piano.

These may or may not fit the bill...but they definitely create a sense of place in my mind.

YouTube - Sarah McLachlan - Drawn to the Rhythm

YouTube - Echo and The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain

YouTube - Heart - Dog & Butterfly (Live 2003)
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:52 PM   #7
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You'd definitely need some Nick Drake:

Introduction
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Northern Sky
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Thanks for the suggestions so far, guys. I liked what I heard from those clips of Rowboat, Drawn to the Rhythm, Ocean Rain etc. Gonna youtube the other songs suggested!

Keep 'em coming!
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It might not be exactly what you're looking for Zoots but The Beatles "I'm Only Sleeping" has always been a very calming song for me.
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Actually Across the Universe from Past Masters 2 with the birds chirping at the beginning I guess might work too. But the music is a little louder than the sort of calming experience I'm looking for.
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Sailing, by Christopher Cross.

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Old 09-22-2008, 10:12 PM   #12
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Ooh I just thought of another one!

Gravity - Coldplay

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Different songs calm different people though.

Unbelievers - Travis

Melt - Leftfield

Bad Sun - Bravery
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Asleep from Day - Chemical Brothers w/Hope Sandoval
Red Moon - The Walkmen
La Verdad - Juana Molina
Under the Warm Sun - A Girl Called Eddy
The Water - Feist
Let it Be Me - Ray LaMontagne
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Few songs calm me, but there's one surefire bet for me:

U2 - Bass Trap
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