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The Saddest Songs

Discussion in 'Movies, Music and TV shows' started by ReverseSide, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. ReverseSide

    ReverseSide Slug Club Member

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    Looking through my music collection, I've realized that I've a lack of sad songs - outside the country genre that is. So I pose this question:

    DLP, what is the most tragic/wistful/nostalgic song you've ever heard?

    Mine: Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell
     
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    Hmm. Like you, not the sort of thing I listen to that often, but off the top of my head:

    Tragic: What Sarah Said: Death Cab for Cutie. To be honest, type Death Cab for Cutie into youtube, and chances are you'll hit on at least one sad song.
    Nostalgic/wistful: Vanilla Twilight: Owl City. Slightly biased due to falling in love with the album and not having listened to anything else in about a week, but still.
    Also Eleanor Rigby.
     
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    A stunning post by Grub, as always.

    For myself? What comes to mind initially, and this is from a long time ago, but Our Farewell by Within Temptation.

    I do agree with Eleanor Rigby.
     
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    Hurt - Johnny Cash
    4 AM Forever - Lostprophets
    Dry your eyes mate - The Streets (sorta)

    That covers a few different genres.
     
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    Resident troll, just doing my job. :D

    I don't listen to sad music, but Eminem's Stan is pretty good and qualifies, I guess.

    Edit: Also, your fault for falling for it.
     
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    For pure sadness it's gotta be Pyramid Song by Radiohead.

    For nostalgia I would agree with Dry Your Eyes Mate.
     
  9. Kai Shek

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    Don't have a lot of sad songs in my music collection either. Only one that really comes to mind is by The Offspring
     
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    'Hallelujah', as performed by Jeff Buckley

    'Be my Number Two' by Joe Jackson

    'Don't Leave Me Now' from Pink Floyd's the Wall

    'Almost Blue' as performed by Elvis Costello



    I think I'm showing my age, here.
     
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    Fields of the Nephilim - Last Exit for the Lost

    In the unlikely event of my own suicide, this will be blaring as I depart from the flesh. Not so much because it's a sad song, but because of the raw power the song possesses, which starts slowly but builds to a cathartic conclusion in its final four minutes.
     
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    Metallica - One

    /endthread
     
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    Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale.

    Not particularly sure why, but I find it really moving and sad.
     
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    I don't really think Metallica do it justice, but yeah.
    It would. And anyone who hasn't got it blocked by now deserves it. <.<

    My contribution is Self Conclusion by The Spill Canvas. They're a bit emo, but whatever--they're better than any other "emo" bands.

    EDIT: Rise Against's Hero of War kind of gets me as well. <_<
     
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    You never know By Immortal Technique.

    Song give's the chills for real man.
     
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    I Will Wait For You by Connie Francis (otherwise known as the song that plays when Fry from Futurama's dog dies). It always brings me to tears.
    Also, Mad World by Michael Andrews.
     
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