Something grand by John Williams.
Some times, if I'm pensive, it would be REM Losing My Religion. Powerful, loss and grief. Been there plenty. Other times it, if I'm feeling like a bad boy, would be Cee Lo Green's "F**ck You". It always pulls me out of a bad mood. What I play most on my ipod is "Fever", either Little Willie John (check it out, awesome!) or the Adam Vreeland remix of Sarah Vaughn. That last one, I can't sit still when I hear it.
For about 2 decades, mostly I listened to classical. Maybe I had a stroke or something, now I'm discovering music I didn't know the first time around. I guess Leno wouldn't let me play "fuck you" so it will have to be "Fever", that first version.
Everybody's wonderin what and where they all came from
Everybody's worryin bout where they're gonna go when the whole thing's done
But no one knows for certain and so it's all the same to me
I think I'll just let the mystery be
Well you don't have to die and go to heaven
Or hang around to be born again
Just tune in to what this place has got to offer
Cause we may never be here again
I want the best of both worlds
A little heaven right here on earth
Well, you may be disappointed in Cee Lo. On New Year's Eve he sang "Imagine" by Lennon. Instead of singing "and no religion too", he sang "and all religion is true". Leave that song alone cee lo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfJyEZ2o_Pw
Always the standard, "I Wish You Love." I last heard it at a venerable downtown Mexico City eatery that had its heyday in Pancho Villa's day. They had a chanteuse and pianist and they played the usual pop and blues repertory. Then they did "I Wish You Love." I got very sentimental and felt my eyes wet up. My favorite version is from the CD of Marlene Dietrich's famous London concert, backed by an orchestra hand picked by Bert Bacharach. When Ms. Dietrich introduced the song, she said everyone knew it, but that she sang it differently: "It's a love song, but for me it is a love song sung to a child." Her rendering has to be one of the greatest moments in popular music.
The song is titled "Daylight Again." Then entire piece is overwhelming. I think you will like it much better. Here is CSN&Y from 2010.
Here is the live version from the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Wow!