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All Songs Considered

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Music

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Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton spin new music from emerging bands and musical icons.

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Cry Baby Cry, Songs That Make You Weep

July 20th, 2011

Episode 351 of 731 episodes

No one wants to see two grown men cry — especially not at work. For this week's all-tearjerker episode of All Songs Considered, Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton took the conversation offline and set up shop in Bob's apartment, armed with some home recording gear, a box of Kleenex and a bottle of wine. Thousands of listeners contributed stories about the music that makes them cry, and while there were some usual suspects — Adele, Sufjan Stevens, and Paul Simon, to name a few — Bob and Robin discovered that a song needn't necessarily be sad to get the waterworks going. Listen to the discussion here, then head to the All Songs blog for more. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? Artist: Louis Armstrong Album: Best of Louis Armstrong: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings If It's the Beaches Artist: The Avett Brothers Album: The Gleam End of the Rainbow Artist: Richard & Linda Thompson Album: I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight Plea from a Cat Named Virtue Artist: The Weakerthans Album: Reconstruction Site Something So Right Artist: Paul Simon Album: There Goes Rhymin' Simon Keep Ya Head Up Artist: 2Pac Album: Greatest Hits [Edited Version] To Be Alone With You Artist: Sufjan Stevens Album: Seven Swans Someone Like You Artist: Adele Album: 21

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