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


The Songs That Make Us Cry

May 19th, 2015

Episode 587 of 714 episodes

What song makes you cry? It could be "Adagio for Strings," but it could also be "Highway to Hell." As you'll learn on this week's All Songs Considered, the music that gets us weeping can have as much, or more, to do with association than with composition. Last week we sent out a request for songs that make our listeners cry. After reading (and sniffling) through more than 7,000 responses, we've pulled ourselves together and are ready to share a few.