50 Songs To Give You Goosebumps

We asked you to tell us about the particular moments in songs that give you goosebumps. It obviously struck a chord and we’ve loved hearing all your suggestions. Talking about chills caused by the emotional effect of music is quite personal – it’s not something you chat about down the pub – but, judging by the overwhelming response, we’ve all got one or two up our sleeves.

We broke down over 1,000 answers and found that particular moments in songs occasionally appeared more than once, but mostly it was a mixed bag of all genres. The top five chill-inducing bands mentioned were: Radiohead, Muse, Foo Fighters, Oasis and Pink Floyd. The musical effects that cropped up frequently were bridges, drops, climaxes, screams, a particular lyric, breath, guitar solo or crescendo. We’ve made a playlist of Ultimate Goosebump Moments which you can listen to below but here’s a selection of five exact musical moments that cropped up the most – the number one spot might come as a surprise.

Note: to make things easier for you, the YouTube clips kick in at the exact ‘goosebump moment’.

5. The guitar solo in Pink Floyd’s ‘Time’



4. The “Send up a prayer in my name” vocal and key change in ‘The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver’ by Elbow

3. Matt Bellamy’s final vocals during the slowed-down piano outro in ‘Citizen Erased’


2. Thom Yorke’s vocal after the instrumental bridge in Radiohead’s ‘Let Down’

1. And the Ultimate Goosebump Moment, according to NME users? The bridge in Foals’ ‘Spanish Sahara’

Check out 50 songs with goosebump moments in the Spotify playlist. Lie back and wait for the chills…