The Beatles \tAny song accompanied by a piano and violin \tThe chord progression of George Michael's "Praying for Time" \t"Come On Eileen" \tKey changes \tMike Viola \tThe Edge's guitar playing \tPhil Spector's Wall of Sound \tThe British Invasion of the 80s \t"Isn't it a Pity" by George Harrison (both versions) \tThe 7\/4 signature of Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill" \tHandclaps \tAimee Mann's angst \tThe final measures of "The End," the final song from the Beatles' final album, Abbey Road \tMorrissey \tKate Bush's "This Woman's Work" \tSteve Eggers from the Nines \tThe ability of the Cure to sound both Goth and bubblegum \t"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" by the BYU Combined Choruses \tMulti-layered harmonies \tThe dream in which Paul McCartney composed the melody to "Yesterday" \tFreddie Mercury \t"Come on Eileen" \tA beautiful song from an artist you've never heard of \tRadiohead \tThe voice of Boston lead singer Brad Delp (R.I.P.) \tThe cello \tMozart's Requiem \tA major chord changing to a minor chord \tA minor chord changing to a major chord \tAlison Krauss' voice \tLosing your voice at a concert \tBasia's "Time and Tide" \tA suspended chord \tThe harmonies of the Beach Boys \tAnyone who mimics the harmonies of the Beach Boys \tThe Some Kind of Wonderful soundtrack \tForeigner, Journey, Styx and other classic rock bands of the 70s and 80s \tThe voice of Glenn Tilbrook from Squeeze \tKelly Jones' "There Goes My Baby" \tCovering songs using an acoustic guitar or piano \tThe few albums we got from Nick Drake and Elliott Smith before they died \tPaul McCartney's Ram \tJellyfish's "Joining a Fan Club" \tThe Brill Building era \t"That Thing You Do!" \tJoe Pernice when he's off his meds \tThe retro-Motown vibe of Lenny Kravitz's "It Ain't Over till It's Over" \tOne-hit wonders \tMarshall Crenshaw's "Someday, Someway" \tTwo-minute power pop from Myracle Brah \tThe mandolin \tAny slow song by Peter Gabriel \tTracy Ullman's "They Don't Know" \tRandy Newman's soundtracks \tMichael Jackson circa 1982 \t"She May Call You Up" by the Left Banke \tChamber pop \tColin Hay's acoustic version of "Overkill" \tGirl groups \tPaul Carrack's voice \tArmed forces in Iraq filming a video to "Is This the Way to Amarillo?" \tPrince's "Raspberry Beret" \tSusanna Hoffs \tThe French horn solo in the Beatles' "For No One" \tThe simplicity of Sinead O'Connor and the Edge's "Heroine" \t"The Things We Do For Love" \tMaria McKee's Life is Sweet \tA song that makes you cry \tPaste Magazine \tR.E.M. \tThe quiet guitar arpeggios in Radiohead's "(Nice Dream)" and "No Surprises" \tKaren Peris from the Innocence Mission \tLisa Loeb's acoustic tape \tThe Beatles. I get to mention them twice. Happy Thanksgiving.