Most Exquisitely Sad Songs

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Most Exquisitely Sad Songs

Postby willaaaaaa » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:01 am UTC

I've been making my way down this list of sad songs: ... rld-no-25/

So I was wondering--do you agree or disagree with this list? What are your favorite sad songs?
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Re: Most Exquisitely Sad Songs

Postby freakish777 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:09 pm UTC

Dauther - "Youth"

The National - "Sorrow"

Nine Inch Nails - "Something I Can Never Have"

Wolfsheim - "Once In A Lifetime"

Tegan & Sara - "The Con"

Emilie Autumn - "Manic Depression"

mewithoutYou - "Silencer"

u2 - "Wave of Sorrow"

Bush - "Glycerine"

Agree with Ben Folds' "Brick", Billie Holiday's "Gloomy Sunday" (check out Bjork's cover), Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah" (check out Imogen Heap's cover), and Reznor/Cash's "Hurt" (I personally prefer some of the NIN versions, and think Reznor singing it in the 90s might qualify as more depressing, thinking of someone young feeling they have nothing to offer anyone exempt to make them hurt).

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Re: Most Exquisitely Sad Songs

Postby UniqueScreenname » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:17 am UTC

The best cover of Gloomy Sunday is the Emilie Autumn version. Sadness just seems more real when she sings about it.
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Re: Most Exquisitely Sad Songs

Postby Talk » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:15 am UTC

King's Crossing

Listening to it over and over again during a depressive episode I had over and over again may well be in the top ten stupidest mistakes I've ever made.

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Re: Most Exquisitely Sad Songs

Postby firechicago » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:08 pm UTC

Almost anything off of "69 Love Songs" could qualify, but my favorite is "Abigail, Belle of Kilronan."

"When I come home,
If I come home,
Don't be alone,
Abigail, Belle of Kilronan."

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Re: Most Exquisitely Sad Songs

Postby Radical_Initiator » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:03 pm UTC

Anyone for "Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin?
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Re: Most Exquisitely Sad Songs

Postby Setia » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:07 pm UTC

Song for a Planet - Bjørnstad, Darling, Rypdal & Christensen

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Re: Most Exquisitely Sad Songs

Postby Sinus23 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:53 am UTC

Vletrmx - Autechre from the record Garbage EP.

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Re: Most Exquisitely Sad Songs

Postby philsov » Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:59 pm UTC


Other sad song topic.

My recommendation is the same :D
The time and seasons go on, but all the rhymes and reasons are wrong
I know I'll discover after its all said and done I should've been a nun.

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