Author Topic: The Saddest Songs  (Read 4289 times)

bikenerd

Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2009, 09:10:36 pm »
How could I forget: Robyn - With Every Heartbeat

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2009, 09:11:36 pm »
I dunno about sad, but I do find Seasons In The Sun very depressing.
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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2009, 09:13:23 pm »
I dunno about sad, but I do find Seasons In The Sun very depressing.

This'll cheer you up then:

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We had joy, we had fun
Flicking bogeys at the sun
But the sun was too hot
So the bogeys turned to snot
Never tell me the odds.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2009, 09:22:15 pm »
RZ:  ;D

I can't listen to Ambulance Blues by Neil Young, or One by U2 these days without ending up in floods of tears, which is a shame because I really like them.  :(
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annie

Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2009, 09:33:49 pm »
I am another fan of Sinead.

Also Eva Cassidy -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3YVil3Ajjs

Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven

bikenerd

Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2009, 09:35:06 pm »
I can't listen to Ambulance Blues by Neil Young.

This was truly great when I saw him live last year.  Just Neil, a stool and his guitar, mesmerising the audience for 9 minutes.

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2009, 09:37:07 pm »
Argh! I'm sad again now. Just bought tickets to see him on Monday (after missing out last time) and found out today that my travel request was approved at work so I'll be away. :(
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2009, 09:38:02 pm »
Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Sandy Denny

I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2009, 09:40:46 pm »
I can't listen to Ambulance Blues by Neil Young, or One by U2 these days without ending up in floods of tears, which is a shame because I really like them.  :(

Have you heard Johnny Cash's version of "One"?  The U2 version is bathetic by comparison.

http://ipickmynose.com/mp3s/loop1/04%20One.mp3
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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2009, 09:53:59 pm »
Both sad and bitchy, The Bluetones' "Slack Jaw" has a jaunty little backing which belies its message:

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It was a month and a day
It seems a lifetime away
When we first met in town and spent a night
We drank and we talked until the music was stopped
And the barman came and turned back on the light
We arranged again to meet
And as I walked off down the street
I swear that I felt ten feet tall
Was I dizzy from the wine?
Or maybe I just missed the signs
‘Cause now you won’t return my calls
I hope that one day when you’re ancient
Preparing for another lonely night
You close your eyes for one last time
And you see me in my prime
The great lost love of my life
Never tell me the odds.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2009, 11:58:47 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.



A Different Corner is probably my most favouritest ever George song. It's beautiful. Are Furniture the group that had the one hit in the 80s with the song I can't remember?
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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2009, 06:46:18 am »
Yes.
Never tell me the odds.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2009, 07:57:52 am »
What was the song? I keep thinking it was I Can't Wait but I think that was Nu Shooz. Was it Driving Away From Home?
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tiermat

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2009, 08:07:09 am »
Yet another one....

Where Did You Sleep Last Night - Nirvana, from the Unplugged in New York CD, sang with such hurt in his voice that it was obvious it was about Courtney Love...
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LEE

Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2009, 08:35:34 am »
Ah, but that reminds me of

Jacques Brel - Ne Me Quitte Pas


I was going to add "If You Go Away" by Scott Walker.  Only after listening to Jaques Brel on Youtube did I just realise that they are fundamentally the same song.

hulver

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2009, 11:00:37 am »
Pink Floyd - The Gunners Dream

Just for something different.

HTFB

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2009, 11:15:06 am »
What makes me well up every time is the Kyrie from Mozart's Great Mass in C.

It's the music for the sea-crossing sequence in Belleville Rendezvous. A DVD I must play again...

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2009, 11:17:24 am »
Terry Jacks - Seasons in the Sun

* runs away *
That's another Brel song.....

clarion

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2009, 11:23:48 am »
I think he might disown Jacks' version ;D
Getting there...

Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2009, 11:28:01 am »
The last movement of Strauss' Four Last Songs "Im Abendrot" especially in the glistening recording by Herbet Von Karajan and Gundala Janowitz.

Mahler's "Kindertotenlieder" (Songs on the death of children)

"I often think: they have only just gone out, soon they will be coming back home. The day is fine! Don't be dismayed! They have just gone for a long walk! Yes indeed, they have just gone out, and now they are making their way home. Don't be dismayed, the day is fine! They have simply made a journey to yonder heights. They have just gone out ahead of us, and will not be thinking of coming home. We go to meet them on yonder heights! In the sunlight! The day is fine on those uplands!"
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #45 on: March 06, 2009, 11:36:28 am »
LOADS of Eric Bogle....

Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2009, 05:22:21 pm »
Withered and Died by Richard and Linda Thompson.

"Once I was bending the tops of the trees
Kind words in my ear, kind faces to see
Then I struck up with a boy from the west
Played run and hide, played run and hide
Count one to ten and he’s gone with the rest
My dreams have withered and died"

onb

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2009, 07:50:31 pm »
Withered and Died by Richard and Linda Thompson.

"Once I was bending the tops of the trees
Kind words in my ear, kind faces to see
Then I struck up with a boy from the west
Played run and hide, played run and hide
Count one to ten and he’s gone with the rest
My dreams have withered and died"

kate Rusby sings that as well a real tear jerker

"If I were a butterfly Id live for today"
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tonycollinet

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2009, 10:32:59 pm »
This thread and Spotify

I'm depressed.   :'(



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valkyrie

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Re: The Saddest Songs
« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2009, 10:41:54 pm »
"The Dead Flag Blues" - Godspeed You Black Emperor!

Not sure if it's sad or just depressing.

No, hang on, this is much sadder  -

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