Author Topic: The Saddest Songs  (Read 4288 times)

LEE

The Saddest Songs
« on: March 05, 2009, 04:16:52 pm »
What gets your nomination as the saddest song?

What would be the backing track playing as your gilrfriend/boyfriend walked away?

What would come on the radio as you drove "Fido" to the vets that final time?

Here's my nomination

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/RJZ-yB5pLvA&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/RJZ-yB5pLvA&rel=1</a>

her_welshness

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009, 04:20:04 pm »
Crying by Roy Orbison
Never Said Goodbye by Cerys Matthews

Charlotte

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 04:20:50 pm »
Nothing compares 2 U always makes me cry  :'(
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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 04:22:05 pm »
Morrissey - Disappointed

Someone will be along soon with Sweetest Smile by Black.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

eck

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009, 04:26:32 pm »
From a different era, but Burns' "Ae Fond Kiss". 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/YIKWHuxljFE&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/YIKWHuxljFE&rel=1</a>
Utterly heartbreaking.  :'(
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 04:36:54 pm »
Bessie Smith's Take Me To The 'Lectric Chair

Getting there...

Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 04:37:44 pm »
Terry Jacks - Seasons in the Sun

* runs away *

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009, 04:40:26 pm »
Ah, but that reminds me of

Jacques Brel - Ne Me Quitte Pas

and

Mary Coughlan - The Ice Cream Man
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onb

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009, 04:44:01 pm »
Kate Rusby I am stretched on your grave.

The Band sang Waltzing Matilda ,I prefer the June Tabor verion

and for purely personal reasons Baby can I hold you tonight by Tracy Chapman.
.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009, 04:44:51 pm »
Nina Simone - When I Was A Young Girl
Getting there...

Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009, 04:47:04 pm »
Jim Reeves - Old Tige  :sick:

tiermat

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2009, 04:47:05 pm »
For me it would have to be:

Seeing Things - Black Crows
Goodnight Elizabeth - The Counting Crowes
Brown Eyes Blue - dunno who it's by but always reminds me of my late uncle

Get me everytime
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2009, 04:50:36 pm »
Oh

Mariama Kaba - Boubacar Traore.  A lament for his late wife.
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LEE

Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2009, 04:50:55 pm »
Nothing compares 2 U always makes me cry  :'(

Skinhead O'Connor version I assume. (Pronounced Skin-Heed)

That was the last vinyl record I ever bought.

tiermat

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2009, 04:51:45 pm »
One more:

Elderly Woman Behind The Counter in a Small Town - Pearl Jam
I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2009, 04:52:45 pm »
Bricks in my Pillow - Robert Nighthawk

Stones In My Passway - Robert Nighthawk as well, but on a rather different subject.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2009, 04:53:33 pm »
Terry Jacks - Seasons in the Sun

* runs away *

Not Honey by Bobby Goldsboro?
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


clarion

  • Tyke
Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2009, 04:56:31 pm »
I Can't Go Home - Robert Cray

Nobody mentioned 'Patches'? :o
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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2009, 04:59:10 pm »
"World without mercy" by Violent Femmes

Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2009, 05:01:26 pm »
Ruby's Arms by Tom Waits

Gandalf

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2009, 05:06:59 pm »
Lover you should have come over by Jeff Buckley, reminds me of a relationship which might have been many moons ago.

Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2009, 07:00:07 pm »
The butcher boy    also by Sinead O'Connor

Aboout some one who kills themselves because their love cannot be fulfilled because they arent a virgin

Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2009, 09:00:45 pm »
OK, some one's already mentioned "Sweetest Smile", so I'll have to have George Michael's "A Different Corner", from his pre-cottaging days, and "Bullet" by Furniture, a half-sung, half-spoken elegy in blank verse to a doomed relationship.

Oh, and any of Roy Orbison's ballads  :'(

Never tell me the odds.

dasmoth

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2009, 09:02:50 pm »
Never be Mine -- Kate Bush.
Half term's when the traffic becomes mysteriously less bad for a week.

bikenerd

Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2009, 09:04:29 pm »
Pavement - Major Leagues
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Anything from the Boatman's Call album, but especially Brompton Oratory and Are You The One I've Been Waiting For?  (The answer is no).