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Sad songs

Discussion in 'music' started by MichaelC, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Frankiesays

    Frankiesays Rats is life.

    puff the magic dragon
  2. Frankiesays

    Frankiesays Rats is life.

    SOft cell bedshitter
  3. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    First three that spring to mind,

    Peter Gabriel Father son
    Mike & The Mechanics Living Years

    And I think the most powerful

    Chris Jones Thank You
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  4. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    Okay, my nominations are pretty diverse but they’re all songs I like and listen to, they’re in no particular order,

    Kate Bush-This Woman’s Work

    REM-Everybody Hurts

    Stevie Nicks-Beauty And The Beast

    Dave Berry-The Crying Game

    Tom Waits-Tom Traubert’s Blues

    Bobby Goldsboro-Honey

    Amy Winehouse-Love is A Losing Game

    The Verve-The Drugs Don’t Work

    Kings Of Leon-Revelry

    Eric Clapton-Tears In Heaven

    Callum Scott-Dancing On My Own

    Beatles/Emmylou Harris-For No One (love both renditions)

    Beatles-While My Guitar Gently Weeps

    Paul Brady-The Island
  5. stefane

    stefane pfm Member

    Drive-By Truckers - Little Bonnie

    A song written by Patterson Hood telling the story of his first cousin who died at the age of four, before Patterson Hood was even born. Nevertheless, her death remains present with the family decades after she is gone.
    "Little Bonnie" was released on the Drive-By Truckers' album "A Blessing and a Curse" (New West, 2006).

    "On the day that she was buried
    Her daddy stood out by the cemetery fence
    Prayed to God for forgiveness
    As if this was punishment for sin"

  6. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    Elvis Presley - Old Shep
    Hank Williams - My son calls another man daddy.
  7. maccar

    maccar pfm Member

    Bonnie Raite, I Can't Make You Love Me
    Beth Nielsen Chapman, Sand and Water
    Alela Diane, Song For Sandy
    Anais Mitchell, Shepherd
    Barnaby Bright, Castle Rock
    Bread, Diary
    Cara Dillon, There Were Roses
    David Wilcox, Jamie's Secret
    Glen Campbell, By the Time I Get to Phoenix
    Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente, He Fades Away
    Karine Polwart, Half A Mile
    All tracks available on Spotify if you're interested
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  8. davidlf

    davidlf Active Member

    Mary Chapin Carpenter - The end of my pirate days
    Jackson Browne - Song for Adam
    Cat Stevens - Sad Lisa
    Elton John - Last episode at Hienton
    David Crosby - Laughing
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  9. cj66

    cj66 pfm Member

    Deep Purple ... Lelena
    Shinedown... If You Only Knew (sadder, for me, than their often quoted Call Me)
    Black Sabbath....Changes
    Can't miss out Hurt, my preference goes to his blackness.
  10. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    The saddest song by Deep Purple is, surely, When a Blind Man Cries?
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  11. 35451

    35451 Guest

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  12. maccar

    maccar pfm Member

    Just thought of another, Allison Krauss, Jacob's Dream from her album A Hundred Miles or More
    very sad
  13. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    $1000 dollar wedding - Gram Parsons
  14. rod ayling

    rod ayling pfm Member

    Most of Sea Changes, Mutatations and Morning Phase by Beck.

    Exquisite melancholy.

    Ticket to ride, Julia by Beatles.

    Almost Blue - Elvis Costello

    I know its over - Smiths

    Most of the Tindersticks back catalogue.

    High and Dry - Radiohead

    Most of Alice by Tom Waits.
  15. rod ayling

    rod ayling pfm Member

    Nothing by Adele , however :)
  16. DipsyDave

    DipsyDave pfm Member

    Lovestrong - Jonathan Wilson
    Overtime - Lucinda Williams
    I Believe In You - Talk Talk
    Last Goodbye - Jeff Buckley
    Friend Of Ours - Elbow
    The Ballad Of Hollis Brown - Bob Dylan
    The Eternal - Joy Division
    Epitaph - King Crimson
  17. cj66

    cj66 pfm Member

    Hmmmm, personally think "Blind" is sadder still...
  18. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I listen to this a lot, it's actually better than the album version IMO

  19. GML

    GML pfm Member

    I kept a ribbon from your hair, a breath of perfume lingers there....

  20. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    Tom Cochrane - Big league (it’s/it was a true story......)

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