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    Saddest Songs of All Time

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Lucy E., Sep 12, 2008.

    The Scientist
    Whiskey Lullaby
    Concrete Angel
    Without You
    How Do You Get That Lonely
    Colour-blind
    Chasing Cars
    Wake Me Up When September Ends
    Sound the Bugle
    In the Arms of the Angel
    Time of Your Life
    Bright Eyes
    Goodbye My Lover
    Nowhere
    Why
    Flying Away
    Don’t Look Back in Anger
    Changing
    Alyssa Lies
    Hurt

    Those are some of the saddest songs of all time, in my opinion.
    Can you guys think of any more?
     
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    American Pie

    Its a sad, sad song :( *sad face*

    Edit: Also Letters from War. Beautiful song. It made me cry very manly tears.
     
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    Live like you were dying- sad but uplifting
    Red Ragtop-

    Dixie Chix
    Travelling Soldier- sniff

    oh and then there's Mad World, the emo anthem, by Gary Jules.

    and Jeff Buckley's version of Hallellujah is awesome. i don't really know if it counts as sad, but it sounds sad.
     
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    I think "Mad World" is sad enough to qualify, but the quantity of music I've heard is very limited : /.

    PS:Oops beaten to it for a full minute. >.<
     
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    On My Own from Les Miserables.

    I wish I was cultured enough to think of some good classical-music examples, but really I'm not. Valse Triste maybe?
     
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    "Thats the Way" Led Zeppelin! Is there any Zepp fans here at all?!!
     
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    I'll try to keep it short. :)

    Almost every song Damien Rice sings... Particularly:
    9 Crimes
    Elephant
    Cheers Darlin'
    I Remember
    Then Go

    I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry - Cowboy Junkies version
    Would You Like - Dramarama
    Where Is My Boy - Faultline
    Castles Made of Sand - Jimi Hendrix
    It Doesn't Matter - Alison Krauss and Union Station
    Your Ghost - Kristen Hersh
    Roads - Portishead
    Satin Filled Roof - Sonic Animation

    And special mention to This Mortal Coil's version of Song to the Siren.
     
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    "Perfect" by the Smashing Pumkins
    "Romeo and Juliet" the covers by The Killers

    And I'd agree with your selection of green day sad songs.
     
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    Never heard of most of these songs. :/ The "Mad World" I'm used to is the Tears For Fears version! Can't stand the remake.

    "Pale," "Memories," and "Somewhere" from Within Temptation's The Silent Force make me want to cry. And Lee Ann (sic?) Womack's "I Hope You Dance." (It's not technically a sad song, but seeing the direction my life has gone in, it's sad to me.)
     
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    "Forget It" by Breaking Benjamin
    "Unknown Soldier" by Breaking Benjamin
    "Just a Dream" by Carrie Underwood
     
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    the pieces don't fit- james morrison

    in the ghetto- elvis

    invisible- marie digby

    creep-- radiohead
     
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    Numb-Pet Shop Boys :(

    This song made me cry the first time I heard it.
    It makes me cry when listening to it.
     
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    Every rose has it's thorn by Poison

    I Hurt Myself Today by Nine Inch Nails (there is also a cover of it by Johnny Cash which is really sad).

    Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) by Cinderella

    Heartbreak Station by Cinderella
     
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    I would say that that's a pretty sad song. It's made me cry, and I'm not really a crier.

    Yeah, pretty friggin sad.

    Other than that, I think the saddest song I know is "23" by Jimmy Eat World.

    Absolutely heartbreaking.
     
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    "Miss Misery" by Elliott Smith
    "Concrete Girl" by Switchfoot
    "You Are the Moon" by The Hush Sound
    "Writing To Reach" You by Travis
     
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    Mad World
    Gary Jules


    Its one of those songs that chokes me up everytime I hear it
     
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    Kalomira - Just Want You To Want Me
     
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    For me, it's always Rufus Wainright's version which gets me...

    And Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt (dunno if it's already been mentioned somewhere).
     
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    A Day in the Life is pretty darn sad. (I refuse to put up the artist there. You should just know. If you don't, you are probably around my age.)
     
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    I don't care what age you are. That should be common knowledge, Ivan.
     
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    I think a really sad song is Skin by Rascal Flatts, it reminds me of my grandmother when she had cancer :( But a very good song
     
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    The hungarian suicide song. :) banned in the U.S.

    Christmas Shoes. I know the artists for niether of these songs.


    Letters From War made me cry everytime I heard it. Which could've had something to do with my dad being in Iraq, but, still, sad, sad song.
     
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    I'm not big on sad songs, but I'd say "In Loving Memory" by Alter Bridge.

    BTW, I had to look up the artist who wrote "A Day In the Life." I'm really not fond of the Beatles at all. :eek:
     
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    The video to this song made me cry like a baby.
    Also see "What Hurts The Most" Rascal Flatts version, the video. Just the very end...='[

    "Miserable at best" - Mayday Parade
    "Take a Bow" - Rihanna. Not particularly 'sad' but it makes me cry sometimes...I think it's just what i'd like to say to someone... =]
    "Bubblewrap" - McFly
     
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