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All Songs Considered

The Songs That Make Us Cry

This week: results from our survey about the songs that bring tears to your eyes. Hear listener submissions, as well as personal picks from the All Songs crew.

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Clockwise from upper left: Lisa Germano, Ra Ra Riot, Tom Waits, Keith Richards, Blaudzun. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Tom Waits.

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The Songs That Scare

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All Songs Considered

The Songs That Scare

Forget "Monster Mash" — this Halloween, All Songs Considered puts aside kitschy tales of ghosts and goblins to focus on music that is truly, deeply terrifying.

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