I just read you comment on my arrangement of "Free Willy" and it made me laugh out loud! You melted behind your desk? Wow. What a sight for your co-workers!
I agree with you that emotion plays a major role in music. You can tell just by listening if the player or composer feels what they are playing and it has a huge impact on the "likability" of the song. If the feeling is not there, then forget about making music. At least that is what I think.
Thanks for listening and I have a lot more "melting" songs if you care to listen