100 Greatest Emotional Rock Songs that give you Goosebumps

Top 100 Emotional Rock Songs that Give You Goosebumps

100 Greatest Emotional Rock Songs that give you Goosebumps
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The lyrical and musical parts in certain songs connect with our emotional self. This article brings to life a list of emotional rock songs that give you goosebumps.

When we feel an emotional connect with songs, we find ourselves listening to the same songs again and again. Indeed, lyrics and music in certain songs ignite skin and bone. We feel the aura magnetically shield emotion when songs touch the soul. When emotional rock songs are playing, we allow our thoughts to reflect in a silence that is theatrically beautiful. Some of the best moments we spend connecting with our inner being is when we embalm our soul with the melancholic reality.

Why you get Goosebumps or chills listening to songs?

While many believe listening to songs that have dark elements bring out the a depressive state in a person, research reveals songs with a dark lyrics or somber music are reflective and help listeners deal with their emotional aspect better. When you get goosebumps or chills listening to emotional rock songs, you realize your soul is awakened to a reflective state of mind.

Dark elements in songs lyrically or musically help us get into a meditative state of mind and view things with a new perspective. Songs with emotional appeal are often narratives of experiences of songwriters and singers.

Themes in Emotional Rock Songs

The warmth associated with real life that stems forth in emotional rock songs enables listeners to connect with these songs. Listeners often tend to drift away with thoughts of fantasia when various emotional aspects are narrated through songs. The themes in emotional rock songs vary drastically, however, majority of singers and songwriters bring to life varied aspects of life, love, romance, breakups, sadness, bitterness, jilt, anger, betrayal, turmoil, hope, despair, lost hope, and angst. The musical content in sad rock songs leaves listeners with an overwhelming calm and space that is peaceful and blissful.

Different types of sad rock songs are known to heal listeners emotionally. It’s what’s relatable in a song that connects with listeners. Rock songs with emotional lyrics lead listeners on a journey of a reflective past that is captivating. We get goosebumps when surreal aspects in songs have a striking similarity to instances in our life. While emotional rock songs or sad rock songs may not be appreciated by all, the truth is these songs are the closest life experiences dealing with emotion.

The lines below showcase a diverse list of emotional songs that give you goosebumps

100 Greatest Emotional Rock Songs that give You Goosebumps

  1. Hyperballed- Bjork
  2. Wicked Game- Chris Isaak
  3. True Love- Friendly Fires
  4. Creep- Radiohead
  5. To Here Knows When- My Bloody Valentine
  6. Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley
  7. White Rabbit- Jefferson Airplane
  8. Ho To Disappear Completely- Radiohead
  9. Somebody That I Used To Know- Gotye featuring Kimbra
  10. Wish I Could Hideaway- Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)
  11. Mistreated- Deep Purple
  12. Radio Cure- Wilco
  13. Sea Within a Sea- The Horrors
  14. Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space- Spiritualized
  15. The Story- Brandi Carlile
  16. Let Down- Radiohead
  17. What Sarah Said- Death Cab For Cutie
  18. All I Want- Joni Mitchell
  19. Mayonnaise- The Smashing Pumpkins
  20. Straight to You- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  21. Pissing a River- Patti Smith Group
  22. Neighborhood- Arcade Fire
  23. Everybody Hurts- R.E.M.
  24. The Chain- Fleetwood Mac
  25. For Real- Okkervil River
  26. Heroin- The Velvet Underground
  27. Wake Me Up When September Ends- Green Day
  28. Helicopter- Deerhunter
  29. Fields of Gold- Sting
  30. Lightning Crashes- Love
  31. Bottle Up and Explode- Elliott Smith
  32. Mother- Tori Amos
  33. Goodbye My Lover- James Blunt
  34. Iris- Goo Goo Dolls
  35. Never Ending Tide- Damien Jurado
  36. Foals- Spanish Sahara
  37. Knights of Cydonia- Muse
  38. Soldier of Fortune- Deep Purple
  39. Svefn-g-Englar- Sigur Ros
  40. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For- U2
  41. Never Is A Promise- Fiona Apple
  42. Konstantine- Something Corporate
  43. Bed of Nails- Wild Beasts
  44. I Wish I Was The Moon- Neko Case
  45. Stars- Hum
  46. Here Comes a Regular- The Replacements
  47. Pink Moon- Nick Drake
  48. My Last Sunrise- Demons and Wizards
  49. The Scientist- Coldplay
  50. The Bleeding Heart Show- The New Pornographers
  51. Ballad of Douglas Chin- Three More Shallows
  52. Where Did You Sleep Last Night- Nirvana
  53. Space Oddity- David Bowie
  54. Tears in Heaven- Eric Clapton
  55. Miss Misery- Elliott Smith
  56. Maggot Brain- Funkadelic
  57. The Waiting Comes in Waves/Repaid- The Decemberists
  58. Zombie- The Cranberries
  59. Hate Me- Blue October
  60. Mysterons- Portishead
  61. In My Life- The Beatles
  62. Lullaby- Starsailor
  63. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out- The Smiths
  64. High Hopes- Pink Floyd
  65. Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd
  66. Amsterdam- Coldplay
  67. Say It Ain’t So- Weezer
  68. The River- Bruce Springteen
  69. All My Friends- LCD Soundsystem
  70. Gravity- John Mayer
  71. Terrible Things- Mayday Parade
  72. Storm- Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  73. Welcome to the Black Parade- My Chemical Romance
  74. This Heart’s On Fire- Wolf Parade  
  75. Shine On You Crazy Diamond-  Pink Floyd
  76. Happy Ending- Mika
  77. Find The River- R.E.M.
  78. Two Headed Boy- Neural Milk Hotel
  79. Lower Your Eyelids to Die With The Sun- M83
  80. Black Napkins- Frank Zappa
  81. Roads- Portishead
  82. Everything’s Not Lost- Coldplay
  83. The Patient- Tool
  84. The Sound of Silence- Simon & Garfunkel
  85. Possession- Sarah McLachlan
  86. I Will Follow You Into The Dark- Death Cab For Cutie
  87. No More Runnin’- Animal Collective
  88. Comfortably Numb- Pink Floyd
  89. Between the Bars- Elliot Smith
  90. Us and Them- Pink Floyd
  91. Alive- Pearl Jam
  92. Rebellion- Arcade Fire
  93. For Emma- Bon Iver
  94. Wait- M83
  95. Fever- Starsailor
  96. This Must be The Place- Talking Heads
  97. Fix You- Coldplay
  98. Gimme Shelter- Rolling Stones
  99. Videotape- Radiohead
  100. This Place is a Prison- The Postal Service

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