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What is the Saddest song ever written?

Discussion in 'Music' started by raymondlin, Feb 29, 2004.
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  1. greyghost
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    Originally Posted by dvallere /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    "Ordinary World" by Duran Duran ..... are so sad they're unlistenable for me.



    Much the same for me.

    Also

    Most of the songs off Nine Inch Nails- Still album, with the last few instrumentals being the most powerful, as far as sad songs go
     
  2. dr.morton
    The "Ententanz" (Duckdance???).
    It makes me so sad that something so stupid became such a success.
    And there are many more...
     
  3. camille
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    Originally Posted by nelda /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    the original "Ne Me Quitte Pas" by jacques Brel
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...76058583199440

    Tell me if you're not moved by him....re-sing over and over again...




    man, that video gave me the chills; he exerts a lot of emotion in that song. Bic Runga does an excellent cover of his song.

    here's one to suggest:

    I Will Wait For You -- Connie Francis

    i listened to it recently in a Futurama episode, "Jurassic Bark". near the end, if don't cry during that, you're not human.
     
  4. eddystoner
    Barber's Adagio for Strings...
     
  5. sawyer
    Still Life by Opeth, the whole album.
     
  6. SoundGoon
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eddystoner /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Barber's Adagio for Strings...



    X2

    Also, it may or may not have been mentioned already, but I feel that Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" is quite a dark, sad song.
     
  7. warMen
    Norther - Omen

    it just is to me
     
  8. SONGsanmanwah
    Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World

    Once you've reached certain age and know what it's like having and losing ones you love. His interpretation is so sad yet so beautiful to me.
     
  9. hilikus
    Perl Jam - Last Kiss
     
  10. porschemad911
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    Originally Posted by Nightfall /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    as for my thoughts on the saddest song........I dont usually go classical with these choices, since my overall knowledge of it is not extensive, but, Samuel Barbers Adagio For Strings (used as the theme for the movie "Platoon") is perhaps the saddest (and most moving) single piece of music I've ever heard............



    JC




    Yes! Yes! YES!
     
  11. jpnz
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  12. Quaddy Contributor
    bright eyes from watership down?

    other than that i find sigur ros, nothing song,

    *SPOILER*


    especially when it plays in vanilla sky, when he is falling from skyscraper and life flashes before him.
     
  13. jbloudg20
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    Originally Posted by hilikus /img/forum/go_quote.gif
    Perl Jam - Last Kiss



    x2
     
  14. 034936
    a perfect sonnet - bright eyes
    greeaattt song, very pessimistic lyrics with harsh melancholy vocals.

    something in the way - nirvana
    used in the film jarhead, possibly the gloomiest song ive ever heard, strongly recommended

    3 libras - a perfect circle
    a poetic retelling of an unfortunate seduction - bright eyes
    poison oak - bright eyes

    ....maybe just bright eyes in general
     
  15. Bootleg
    Kansas - Dust In The Wind
     
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