Favorite Sad Songs....

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  1. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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    So I'm working on this massive project, and I've got a stack of CD's beside me. I grabbed Queen's "Made in Heaven" yesterday, and popped it in my player. It's still in the player today. There's something about this album that really clicks, the music, the cover design, the history. It's almost like saying good bye to a dear friend. The music is phenomenal, but it leaves me with a bittersweet feeling.

    Songs can trigger so much emotion, so many memories. These are a few of the ones that mean a lot to me:

    1. Too Much Love Will Kill You - Queen
    2. Keep Me in Your Heart - Warren Zevon
    3. Hurt - Johnny Cash
    4. It was a Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra
    5. Cats in the Cradle - Harry Chapin

    What songs affect you in a similar manner?
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    For a Friend by The Communards. Memories of someone very special who is no longer with us.
     
  3. shirley macrumors member

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    faverite sad songs

    5000,miles........ the prouges (he knows why)

    angels ........... robbie williams


    unchanined melody........ righteous brothers
     
  4. MattG macrumors 68040

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    Some good ones I've discovered:

    Keane: We Might As Well Be Strangers
    Old 97's: Salome
    Allison Moorer: Mark My Word
    Lucinda Williams: Ventura
    Death Cab for Cutie: Tiny Vessels
     
  5. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word - Elton John
    One Tree Hill - U2

    I'm sure I'll think of more...

    Phil Collins has some good, sad stuff.
     
  6. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Well he has some sad stuff at least... ;)

    Natalie Merchant's "Beloved Wife" is pretty sad.
    Same with James McMutrey's "Can't Make It Here Anymore".
     
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    Two More Years - Bloc Party
    No distance left to run - Blur
    My favourite sad songs :(

    Guess they're not too depressing actually...
     
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    Ida- Don't get sad
    American Football- Stay Home
    Red House Painters- Song for Blue Guitar
    Radiohead- Gaging Orders
     
  9. bbergie macrumors regular

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    What would your memories do –– George Strait
    Wanted –– Alan Jackson
    Touch me –– Willie Nelson
    Don't close your eyes –– Keith Whitley
    Baby's gotten good at goodbye –– George Strait
     
  10. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    Darn right its not!! That is one of my happy songs!! (because of memories attached to it)

    Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy. The closest that i have ever come to drying during a song
     
  11. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

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    From my 'The Blues' iTunes playlist...

    Konstantine - Something Corporate
    Everything You Know is Wrong - Black Lung
    Stille Nacht - Autopsia
    Plainsong - The Cure
    Blade Runner Blues - Vangelis
    Highschool Lover - Air
    Playground Love - Air
    The Scientist - Coldplay
    Haunted Heroes - Chris & Cosey
    Gorecki - Lamb
    Odin's Raven Magic - Sigur Rós & Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson
    Samskeyti - Sigur Rós
    Being Boring - Pet Shop Boys
    Jewel - Amen (Live bootleg)
    Jewel - Foolish Games (Live bootleg)
    Jaia - Alone
    Louden - Celtic Cross
     
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    chris isaak - somebody's crying
    natalie merchant - my skin
    u2 - running to stand still
     
  13. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    Remake of Mad World but I dont really enjoy slow/sad music to much so I tend not to listen to it much.
     
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    "I don't want to close my eyes, I don't want to fall asleep cause id miss you babe, and I don't want to miss a thing."
     
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    Who made the original? I'm assuming Gary Jules is the remake? I love that song, th piano is so awesome.

    Cunninlynguists - Appreciation (remix)
    Beautiful song about 9/11. Gets me everytime...
     
  16. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    How am I suppose to live without you

    micheal bolton



    hahah, that was the first thing that came to mind.
     
  17. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    Tears For Fears not a big fan of the original though it's very techno rockish with some weird tarzanish riffs and idk, the acustic fits the song way better in my opinion.
     
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    If you could read my mind - performed by Johnny Cash
    - Hands down, the saddest song that I have ever heard on a recording, especially, when one considers the circumstances under which he recorded it. His wife had just died, and he was dying and in constant pain. His vision was so bad that he was unable to read his lyrics sheets. So, his son read them aloud to him before each studio session.
     
  19. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    Cool, I'll probably give it a listen.
     
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    Ditto, very depressing song indeed.
     
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    I like that one also. My other ones are Peace On Earth by U2
    On the Evening Train by Johnny Cash, and most of the rest of the songs from that CD
    Yesterday by the Beetles
     
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    Michiru Oshima - Fullmetal Alchemist Conqueror of Shamballa - Sad Resolution ~ Seperation

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vae8PMNNR5w

    Heres a link of it that I could find on youtube. Wrong anime though.

    Its an instrumental, but very depressing and moving.

    Rather short though. :(
     
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    Nothing Compares - Sinead O'Connor
    Torn - Natalie Imbruglia

    :(
     

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