Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Aldo, Dec 13, 2007.
I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats
Downbound Train - Bruce Springsteen
One of my favorite 'shoegaze' groups is called Tearwave and a lot of their songs can be construed as sad. Or saddish.
Beg, Steal or Borrow by Baby Shambles
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
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
You call those ten songs eclectic?
Last Watch - Stan Rogers
First Christmas - Stan Rogers
Guysborough Train - Stan Rogers
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
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.
I don't know about the best but as far as my favorites goes.
Queen - Who Wants to Live Forever
Rie Tanaka - Fields of Hope
Fiction Junction - Akatsuki No Kuruma
Yoko Kanno - Blue
Fleetwood Mac - Songbird
Pink Floyd - Nobody Home
Pink Floyd - When the Tigers Broke Free - Actually the entire The Final Cut album is pretty depressing and the same can be said for The Wall.
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Porcupine Tree - Collapse the light onto Earth
R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
Gary Jules - Mad World
Nightwish - Deadboy's Poem
Nightwish - Forever Yours
Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song
Phil Colins - Afterglow
Judas Priest - Run of the Mill
Elton Johns - Your Song
Guns N' Roses - November Rain
NGE - Komm, Süsser Tod
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
and of course The Beatles - Yesterday
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.
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.
Cat Stevens - Sad Lisa
Bruce Springsteen - The River
You mean Yusuf Islam.
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.
"Mickey" from Rocky III.
His latest CD is billed as from "Yusuf / Cat Stevens".
"Redemption Song", Bob Marley
"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.
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.
November Rain - Guns and Roses
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