Emotional songs always play with the tension-release feature of music, of course, the chord progression isn't just minor but suddenly changes into a major with the tonic chord and begins again with what I like to call the "Release" stage of the song. Now the "Release" stage is essential for any emotional song, you can hear it a little clear on "See you again" by Wiz Khalifa, or "Fix you" by Coldplay, a little more complex on "Walking away" by Lifehouse, this last example uses the "release" feature on the chorus and then goes back to a "tension" building stage to begin again. The beat can S-w-w (Strong - weak - weak) or even S-w-M-w (Strong-weak-medium-weak) in order to carry a more variable melody which gives it the "emotional factor". Usually, this is something used in uplifting music, you can begin with a chord in ff and a little pause. This is applied on, for example: "Lullaby" by Nickelback or "Goodbye my lover" by James Blunt. You will note, with a trained ear, that this chord has a "off scale" note giving it that texture of "waking". Also, emotional music has a Violin section component which carries the base giving it the dramatic effect and a texture of tridimensionality, of course, the cello is skipped since the timbre would affect the "dramatic" feature of the string on a song. This section is very very light but perciveable, but has superposed the main melody and rythm of the song. An example for this would be "You're beautiful" by James blunt or "Wind" by Akeboshi.
1)say something i'm giving up on you. 2)i will always love you. 3) you raise me up 4) let her go 5) far away 6) the one that got away 7) it's been a long time my friend ( see you again) 8) love the way you lie 9) fix you 10) need you now 11) titanic song 12) every tear drop is a water fall. 13) the scientist My favorite emotional songs ^
1) Please don't say you love me 2) Let her go 3) Til the end of time 4) Love song 5) Gone 6) Somewhere only we know 7) A drop in the ocean 8) Make you feel my love 9) Don't you remember Most of these are higher octaves but you can adjust to your liking ^.^
well, one song that I like because I think just about anyone and everyone can relate to is Undone by FFH. I think you'd like it. And it certainly captures my attention!
you can look up the songs until the day i die by the story of the year, dont lean on me by the amity affliction, or knives and pens by black veil brides! :D
Atm I'm leaning towards We Remain by Christina Aguilera, which can be really emotional depending on interpretation. Plus it has a lot of runs, which is like the one thing I pride myself on lol But I like to see other ideas so that I'm not deadset on one thing