Best sad songs?

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  1. Temis the Vorta

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    I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats
    Downbound Train - Bruce Springsteen
     
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

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    One of my favorite 'shoegaze' groups is called Tearwave and a lot of their songs can be construed as sad. Or saddish.
     
  3. stoneroses

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    Every Person - John Frusciante
    Another Lonely Christmas - Prince
    Boy At A Bus Stop - Bicycle Thief
    Lost Angel - Heart
    Zero Chance - Soundgarden
    Fly Away - John Denver
    Sinking - The Cure
     
  5. Jono

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    Vast - Touched, Winter in My Heart, I Don't Have Anything
    Sarah Blasko - Perfect Now, I Could Never Belong to You
    Josh Radin - Winter, Girlfriend in a Coma
    Anthony & the Johnsons - Hope there's Someone
    Damien Rice - The Blower's Daughter
    Death Cab for Cutie - What Sarah Said, Tiny Vessels, Transatlantism
    Snow Patrol - How to Be Dead, You Could be Happy, Same
    Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees, All I Need, High and Dry
    Keane - Bad Dream
    Aqualung - Easier to Lie
    Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
    Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing (ft David Bowie)
    Foo Fighters - Walking After You (X-Files soundtrack version not the Colour and the Shape version)
    Paul Kelly - It Started With a Kiss
    Hootie & the Blowfish - Let Her Cry
     
  6. Nardpuncher

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    You call those ten songs eclectic? :guffaw:
     
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    Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
    Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen
    Idiot Wind - Bob Dylan
    If You See Her, Say Hello - Bob Dylan
    Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan
    Desolation Row - Bob Dylan
    Sara - Bob Dylan
    Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands - Bob Dylan
    The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll - Bob Dylan
    Only a Pawn in Their Game - Bob Dylan
    It Was You - Fred Eaglesmith
    Land Locked Blues - Bright Eyes
     
  8. Stormrage

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    This is Your Life - Switchfoot.
    Run - Snow Patrol.

    I got the first one for my friend when he failed his exams and I kept listening to Run when I got dumped.
     
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    I'm not much of a country music fan, but If You're Reading This by Tim McGraw certainly brings a tear to my eye.
     
  11. Vanyel

    Vanyel The Imperious Leader Premium Member

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    Want sad songs?

    Send her Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits, She's Got You, Crazy and I Fall To Pieces are all classic sad songs.

    He Stopped Loving Her Today, is very powerful.

    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas use the lyrics from Meet Me in St. Louis where the sad lyric "until then we'll have to muddle through somehow" is used and not "hang a star atop the highest bow". Judy Garlang makes a Christmas song so sad in that movie. It's a classic. Judy Garland Singing.

    I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables.
     
  12. Nociod

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    Cat Stevens - Sad Lisa



    Bruce Springsteen - The River
     
  13. Stormrage

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    You mean Yusuf Islam.
     
  14. Nociod

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    I'm well aware that he converted to Islam and changed his name to Yusuf Islam, but he was still calling himself Cat Stevens when the song came out.
     
  15. Lookingglassman

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    "Mickey" from Rocky III.
     
  16. Mr. Laser Beam

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    His latest CD is billed as from "Yusuf / Cat Stevens".
     
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    "Redemption Song", Bob Marley
     
  18. Bad Bishop

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    "Darcy Farrow" by John Denver (he didn't write it but his version may be one of the better-known covers). It's an American folk music classic. Darcy dies after falling from her horse; her grief-stricken betrothed commits suicide afterwards. Then they are buried together.
     
  19. Kochi

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    These three made me weep, specially during my divorce:
    "Good Bye My Lover" by James Blunt.
    "My Inmortal" by Evanescence.
    "Better Man" by Pearl Jam.

    "Mad World" by Gary Jules, just by the way its sung.
    "Better Man" by Robbie Williams, the lyrics get to me.
    "I started a Joke" sung by Faith No More, the way its sung and the lyrics.
     
  20. Lookingglassman

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    November Rain - Guns and Roses