2 or 3 of the Most Exquisitely Sad Songs In the Whole World

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Post by Ned Bouhalassa » 10 May 2007, 10:42

I supppose it might be helpful for me to say that every Portishead song makes me sad. It's just depressing music. Good for when it's raining. Arctic Monkeys, OTOH, make me smile and get on with my day.
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Post by Killmaster » 10 May 2007, 11:08

"My man's gone now" - sung by Nina Simone
"Padraic my Prince" - Bright Eyes
"Rag Doll" - Four Seasons
"Nun Komm her Heil Hieden" (sp?) - played by Vladimir Horowitz
"I Will" - Radiohead
"Fake Plastic Trees" - Radiohead
"After the Goldrush" - Neil Young
"You are the Everything" (sad but very uplifting!) - REM

wow, I never realized how many sad songs there were!

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Post by foldedSoul » 10 May 2007, 16:45

The Beatsmith wrote:That list sucks
I'm totally with you on that. I mean Hallelujah, Space Oddity wtf?
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Post by stringtapper » 10 May 2007, 16:52

Oh I got one:

"Don't Give Up" - Peter Gabriel
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Post by tremolounge » 10 May 2007, 17:09

...and how could they not include "I Can Never Go Home Anymore" by The Shangri-Las? :shock:
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Post by shado » 10 May 2007, 17:57

for starters:
Yo La Tengo "Last Days Of Disco"

and about half of the Iron & Wine/Calexico "In the Reigns" EP would beat the track they have listed from him...

also the new lcd soundsytem "Someone Great"

...shit these lists are just stupid.

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Post by sixnon » 10 May 2007, 18:20

kanker wrote:The saddest song I've ever heard is 'Billy, Don't Be a Hero'.
Don't know about the saddest, but I recall it having a huge impact upon me as a youth...

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Post by puddles » 10 May 2007, 18:57

foldedSoul wrote:
The Beatsmith wrote:That list sucks
I'm totally with you on that. I mean Hallelujah, Space Oddity wtf?
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while i agree that the list is pretty weak in some regards....

(i posted it as fodder for discussion, for the most part. there are a few songs that move me to feel the sadbad, like the iron and wine track)

.... i just couldnt disagree more about hallelujah. that is just a gorgeous rendition of a perfect sad song.

but i suppose that's the point. we all define sad as something different. melancholy, tragic, morose, or merely a slight bummer. i would argue that the amy winehouse is a "sad" song merely because it's a poor excuse for a song. but clearly, someone is moved by it. either that or her marketing agent has an in at spinner. :lol:
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Post by bengersfood » 10 May 2007, 23:57

Yup, it's a personal thing. I have a cople of SAD playlists in my copy of iTunes and I aware that some of the artists there might seem pretty wierd inclusions to a lot of people (for example there's Autechre, Laurie Anderson, Pulp and Stereolab in there) But on the "no argument, surely" list, along with Leonard C, I'd want to add various songs by Joy Division and much of Robert Wyatt's work.

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Post by ThothProd » 11 May 2007, 08:48

Another one of those impossible feat post
I'll just mention one that sends chills down my spine it's so beautiful and sad

"Up Against The Wind" Lori Perry

From The Movie "Set It Off"

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Post by scpax » 11 May 2007, 09:24

"Ghost In This House" by Alison Krauss is one of the most heart rending songs i've heard

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Post by foldedSoul » 11 May 2007, 10:07

puddles wrote:.... i just couldnt disagree more about hallelujah. that is just a gorgeous rendition of a perfect sad song.
It's a lovely version of a great song but I don't see any real sadness in the words at all - maybe the King David reference overloads it for me.
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Post by tremolounge » 11 May 2007, 13:10

scpax wrote:"Ghost In This House" by Alison Krauss is one of the most heart rending songs i've heard
There's not a song on that album that could be called "happy" by any stretch...

...but it's one of my favorites.
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Post by blue » 12 May 2007, 01:14

There are more than a few songs on The Final Cut that just get me every time I listen. It really doesn't get much sadder than that for me.

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Post by want » 12 May 2007, 06:49

The Replacements - "Here Comes A Regular"

John Prine - "Hello In There"
"Speed of The Sound of Lonliness"
"Angel From Montgomery"

Tom Waits - "Blue Valentines"

Jane's Addiction - "Jane Says"

John Martyn - "Don't You Go"

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