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Sad songs

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dignan, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    So I was watching Idol last night and one of the girls sang "All By Myself," a wonderfully sad song that Celine Dion COVERED (are you listening, Randy and Simon?) but was actually written and performed by Eric Carmen 30 years earlier.

    Anyway, I have an appreciation for sad songs and thought this might make a decent thread. Maybe there's some gems out there I've never heard.

    These would also be on my short list of favorite sad songs:

    -- "Solitaire" -- written by Neil Sedaka, but the Carpenters' version is way better. Possibly Karen's finest vocal, which is saying something.
    -- "Walking After You" -- Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl broke down during his vocal take on the single, and they left it in.
    -- "Creep" -- Radiohead. So depressing, the BBC limited its airplay when the song came out.
    -- "No Surprises" -- Radiohead.
    -- "Something In The Way" -- Nirvana. A haunting vocal.
    -- "She's Out Of My Life" -- Michael Jackson. Snicker if you must, but this is a great fucking song.
    -- "Exhausted" -- Foo Fighters. This song makes me feel like shit every time I hear it.
    -- "Black" -- Pearl Jam.
    -- "In My Room" -- The Beach Boys. Another beautiful yet melancholy Brian Wilson song.
    -- "Warning Sign" -- Coldplay. Story of my life, pretty much.
  2. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O Sullivan.
  3. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    "Brick" - Ben Folds Five

    "Luka" - Suzanne Vega

    Cheesy 70s entry: "Shannon" - Henry Gross

    Cheesy 60s entry: "Honey", Bobby Goldsboro
  4. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Everybody Hurts, REM

    Needle and the Damage Done, Neil Young

    Running to Stand Still, U2
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    (Say So Much)
  6. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Lick My Love Pump.

    Well, it is in D, which is the saddest of all keys.

    Other than that, John Prine's Hello In There.
  7. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    wish you were here - pink floyd
  8. You're Bitter. You're Young, and you're too damn fast, damn you.
    Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) -- Gladys and the Pips.
    I Think It's Going To Rain Today -- Randy Newman.
    My Opening Farewell -- Jackson Browne.
    For No One -- The Beatles.
    Wee Small Hours -- Sinatra.
    Over The Rainbow -- Judy Garland.
    Hello In There -- John Prine.
    Desperados Waiting For A Train -- Guy Clark.
    You're A Big Girl Now -- Bob.
  9. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    Leonard Cohen: 'Seems So Long Ago, Nancy'
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Hurt -- the Johnny Cash version

    Don't Take the Girl -- Tim McGraw
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    No fair. That's mike311's theme song.
  12. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own-U2
    With or Without You-U2
    You're Missing-Bruce
    The Promise-Bruce
    I've Forgotten Everything-Phil Collins
    In Too Deep-Genesis

    There are a bunch more, I'm just too lazy to list them right now.
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