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Stormthorn
2009-04-12, 08:07 PM
So, what are the saddest songs you have heard?

Sneak
2009-04-12, 08:18 PM
Tears in Heaven, by Eric Clapton.

JabberwockySupafly
2009-04-12, 08:26 PM
Raining In Baltimore - Counting Crows

Klose_the_Sith
2009-04-12, 08:45 PM
Video's will not be worth watching, do something else while you listen

Sentenced ~ We Are But Falling Leaves (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rX6_Te5dis&fmt=18)
Pantera ~ Suicide Note Pt 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBA5NuL6KCY&fmt=18)
Sentenced ~ Her Last 5 Minutes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73Pyun8Qqcc&fmt=18)
Megadeth ~ A Tout Le Monde (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZemYl9lWqk&fmt=18)
The Nightwatchman ~ No One Left (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRIMgNvYx4g&fmt=18)

And Now I am :smallfrown:

Ummm ... Over here! Quickly! :smallbiggrin: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCXA9miu1DA&fmt=18)

Stormthorn
2009-04-12, 09:41 PM
Loreena McKennitt, singing the poem The Highwayman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2CFM4ev-g8)

Something about that strokes me as really really sad. I also think Forever by Papa Roach is pretty sad.

purple gelatinous cube o' Doom
2009-04-12, 09:41 PM
Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley and Allison Krause.

thorgrim29
2009-04-12, 11:26 PM
Mad world, no idea who wrote it, but the danni darko version.

reorith
2009-04-12, 11:42 PM
Raining In Baltimore - Counting Crows
seconded

also, jambi by tool and lonely day by system of a down.

13_CBS
2009-04-13, 12:34 AM
Lilium (http://nyuu.vox.com/library/audio/6a00cd96fac8034cd500cdf7e346e2094f.html). Not the lyrics, but the melody.

Kneenibble
2009-04-13, 12:44 AM
Agreed on the Highwayman.

The Adagio in g attributed to Albinoni. Heard it performed with a pipe organ and piano, brought me to some pretty serious tears.

SurlySeraph
2009-04-13, 12:56 AM
Darkness - Disturbed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPFETr5ubN8)
Descend the Shades of Night - Machine Head
Paint it Black - The Rolling Stones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zqy4_nfjhQ&feature=related)
Bittersweet - Apocalyptica (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MC_nat862uU)
Unforgiven - Metallica (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrwQUwpGjuk)
Mad World - Gary Jules (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4)

Narmoth
2009-04-13, 01:39 AM
Loreena McKennitt, singing the poem The Highwayman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2CFM4ev-g8).

And Lady of Shalot

Dienekes
2009-04-13, 01:45 AM
Hurt as sung by Johnny Cash

Tempest Fennac
2009-04-13, 01:58 AM
Thorgrim, Mad World was originally written by Tears for Fears and it was featured on their first album, namely, The Hurting. The ironic thing is that, unlike the cover, it had a fast happy tune to it (dispite being awful, it was somehow the band's breakout song after Suffer the Children, which had the same flaws as Mad World, and Pale Shelter (which is actually good) failed as singles.

I'd say I Won't Hold You Back and I'll Be Over You by Toto, Vermillion Part 2 by Slipknot (which is nothing like part 1), Thief by Oru Lady Peace, What If by Kate Winslet, Runaway Train by Soul Asylum, 2 Beds and a Coffee Machine and You Can Still Be Free by Savage Garden, DSrive by The Cars, Start of the Breakdown and I Believe by Tears for Fears, Join me and Gone With the Sin by HIM, Sleeping With Ghosts, Ask for Answers, Summer's Gone and Song To Say Goodbye by Placebo, Holding Back the Years by Simply Red, Gary Jule's version of Mad World, Protection by Massive Attack, Love Calling Earth and Killing Me by Robbie Williams, Everybody Hurts by REM, All Fall Down by Ultravox, the original Do They Know It's Christmas and The Drugs Don't Work by The Verve are the most depressing songs I've ever heard (at least as far as songs I like are concerned).

I'll post more songs as I remember about them.

Castaras
2009-04-13, 05:22 AM
The Lamia - Genesis. Always brings tears to my eyes, which is saying alot - I may cry alot, but songs never hardly ever do that.

The Pass - Rush. Sad, but still telling you to pick yourself up and get on with life.

Mr.Silver
2009-04-13, 05:34 AM
I Hung My Head by Sting

Hounds of Winter by Sting

Hedonism by Skunk Anansi

Nothingman by Pearl Jam

Way Out of Here by Porcupine Tree

Street Spirit (Fade Out) by Radiohead

I Was Wrong by Social Distortion

EvilDMMk3
2009-04-13, 05:38 AM
Marvin I love you by Douglas Addams is a surprising contender.

The Rose Dragon
2009-04-13, 05:55 AM
Adagio in G Minor - Tomaso Albinoni

Heartattack in the Layby - Porcupine Tree

Gold Dust, Me and a Gun, Northern Lad, Black-Dove (January), Purple People, Winter, Frog on My Toe, Cloud on My Tongue - Tori Amos

Simple and Clean - Utada Hikaru

Swan Song - Within Temptation

Somedays - Regina Spektor

Bijou, The Show Must Go On, Don't Try So Hard, Who Wants To Live Forever - Queen

The Wall (entire album) - Pink Floyd

Love Theme for Metal Gear Solid 4 - Jackie Presti

Calling to the Night - Natasha Farrow

Dead Boy's Poem - Nightwish

Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen

Cavatina - John Williams

Concierto de Aranjuez - Joaquin Rodrigo

It Was a Very Good Year - Frank Sinatra

Most of these would require a good deal of context, of course.

averagejoe
2009-04-13, 06:10 AM
Lady d'Arbanville (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h61ffFRFmxw) by Cat Stevens.

The Partisan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG4ndbhOkpI) by Leonard Cohen, though it helps if you look up the French lyrics. Or speak French, I guess.

I am Stretched on Your Grave, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95I7t1znYFk) the Kate Rusby version.

One More Cup of Coffee, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvdROhI_4Rs) Dylan.

The Famous Flower of Serving Men, (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2K7HcYld5s) by Martin Carthy. More the lyrics, but the melody has an oddly sad sound to it. Warning: long.

Black (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ESUac73_I) by Bonnie Prince Billy. The lyrics toe the line of annoyingly angsty, but it's ambiguous enough that it doesn't matter too much, plus his voice is pretty unique.

Edit: fixed one of the links.

Cristo Meyers
2009-04-13, 11:03 AM
Hurt as sung by Johnny Cash

This tops my list too. Cash took a song that, in my opinion at least, was somewhat mediocre compared to Nine Inch Nails' other music and made it something truly powerful.

Bother by Stonesour ranks as well.

Jimor
2009-04-13, 11:44 AM
The other mentions of Loreena McKennitt reminded me of Dante's Prayer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDw3CyOmj20).

Particularly meaningful for me because it set the mood for a story I was writing, so I had it on repeat for a couple days while I finished it up. I posted it (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102552) a while back in Arts and Crafts for anybody who wants to see if the song matches up.

Telonius
2009-04-13, 11:59 AM
"Hide Your Love Away" as sung by Eddie Vedder.
"All Apologies" by Nirvana
"Mother" by Pink Floyd
"Desperado," by the Eagles
"Show Must Go On" by Queen

Take your pick of just about anything by Harry Chapin

chiasaur11
2009-04-13, 12:05 PM
No contest.

Adagio for Strings.

Mr.Silver
2009-04-13, 12:57 PM
The Host of Seraphim (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJhVM930YXY) by Dead Can Dance.

Mr. Mud
2009-04-13, 01:05 PM
Any and Everything by Counting Crows... Altoguht some stuff is a tad uplifting...

Probably:
A Murder of One
Anna Begins or maybe
Perfect Blue Buildings...
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Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind always brings me to tears before of a certain past relationship... :smallfrown::smalltongue:.

Smeik
2009-04-13, 01:44 PM
Skyclad - Jumping My Shadow (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOWg4ENOtcs&feature=PlayList&p=0C115DE48338AF4D&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=25)

Float (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjcHxl8NyrU), Don't let me die still wondering (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFGpam33UoA) by Flogging Molly

Harvest by Opeth.

Love me to the End (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3xZ-fn4l_k&feature=related) by Deine Lakaien

The Other Side (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWeGaO8ENtY&feature=related) by Beloved Enemy

Although I mostly hear german music when I feel sad, because I can relate better to the lyrics. But I think most of them are also sad when you can't speak german.

Feuerkind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hq_1n5FBNU&feature=related), Verloren (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbzxOmtkqFQ&feature=related) by Subway to Sally

Nur Zu Besuch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOzMWu0awMY) by Die Toten Hosen

An Deinem Grab (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq231ndXwFg&feature=related) by Megaherz

Und wir tanzten (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFw947Bp468) , Stille der Nacht (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgwJ6aLNqZo) by ASP

And I have to second Adagio for Strings. And wnat to add the Requiem by Mozart

zeratul
2009-04-13, 02:05 PM
Well basically any song by sentenced is bound to be horribly depressing, and awesome, same going for poisonblack. The most depressing songs I've heard would have to be

Nepenthe ~ Sentenced (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoFh6cTIgMo)
Where Did You Sleep Last Night? ~ Nirvana (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xHl-P_arVA)
No one There ~ Sentenced (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCHj4RUWcQU)
Pain Becomes Me ~ Poisonblack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeJv1U0VNAc&feature=related)
With Her I Die ~ Poisonblack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcD5odKj4nU)
End of All Times ~ Primordial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPEPbYf7DKY)
The Coffin Ships ~ Primordial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsnRDcHdf_A)
Banned From Heaven ~ Children of Bodom (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4E7TjSKhLM)
Stillborn ~ Black Label Society (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJF6xT2Y9gU)

Innis Cabal
2009-04-13, 02:54 PM
Darkness Darkness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-CYWbfFoXY)

thegurullamen
2009-04-13, 03:50 PM
C'mon guys, how could you forget Cat's In the Cradle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un2EfjEJAOA&feature=related)?

Telonius
2009-04-13, 04:03 PM
C'mon guys, how could you forget Cat's In the Cradle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un2EfjEJAOA&feature=related)?

That would fall under "just about anything by Harry Chapin." :smallbiggrin:

averagejoe
2009-04-13, 04:38 PM
This tops my list too. Cash took a song that, in my opinion at least, was somewhat mediocre compared to Nine Inch Nails' other music and made it something truly powerful.

Can't remember his name, but I believe whoever wrote this song heard the Cash version and said essentially, "Yeah, that's Hurt."

Stormthorn
2009-04-13, 08:00 PM
Great Gig in the Sky by Pink Floyd

I also find Jethro Tull's Farm on the Freeway and Cross-Eyed Mary very sad but more for content and less for how the song sounds. Farm does sound like a sad song tho. Cross-eyed Mary is way more upbeat but child prostitution is never fun.

RS14
2009-04-13, 08:21 PM
On the Bus Mall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wz-fC-iQjg8) - The Decemberists


Ballad of Hollis Brown (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpI_8bjHFMA) - Bob Dylan

Edit: Also, A Cautionary Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FthTSUSgMBs) - The Decemberists

Telonius
2009-04-13, 08:44 PM
Came up with some more...

"Fire and Rain," James Taylor
"Rosemary," the Grateful Dead
"Me and Bobby McGee," as sung by Janis Joplin
"Road Movie to Berlin," They Might Be Giants
"The Boxer," Simon & Garfunkel
"Brandy," Looking Glass
"Yesterday," The Beatles

And the grand-daddy of them all...

"Puff the Magic Dragon," Peter Paul & Mary.

Arlion
2009-04-13, 09:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmjPrdTNxQ0 The scientist-Coldplay


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxBJ4XYQLrc White Trash-Sumo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiOHpWYlr9Q Other side-David Gray (even his name is sad)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7C90sLh5Ok Metallica-Fade to black

grolim
2009-04-13, 11:18 PM
For me, it jsut about has to be My Immortal by Evanesence.

kusje
2009-04-14, 12:58 AM
"Yesterday," The Beatles
"Puff the Magic Dragon," Peter Paul & Mary.

Um what? How are those two sad?

I want to nominate

"Don't take the girl" by Tim Mcgraw

Corlindale
2009-04-14, 01:14 AM
I second Puff the Magic dragon - I didn't find it sad when I was a kid, but I do now (I guess that's kinda the point).

Other candidates:

Belle & Sebastian - Beautiful

Bright Eyes - The Center of the World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frjQJLRadnA)

Regina Spektor - Carbon Monoxide

Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otx49Ko3fxw)


For some reason I also find The Ballad of Lady and Bird (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iEx_pfOSNA&feature=PlayList&p=0B0FD6A2B015198B&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=21) incredibly sad - even if it is extremely weird and not really a song at all.

SilentNight
2009-04-14, 01:37 AM
Off the top of my head, More Than a Feeling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm_-sW4Vktw) by Boston. A beautiful soothing song util you listen to the lyrics.

Irenaeus
2009-04-14, 01:41 AM
Both The Needle and the Damage Done (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0t0EW6z8a0) by Neil Young and And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lE-YjjZhwc) by the Pogues are contenders for me.

I prefer NIN's version of Hurt by a long shot, but Cash's version is okay. I just can't understand at all why many people like it better than the original.

I really wanted to fit some Tom Waits in on my little list, but I actually always find his music to contain some weird nostalgic "I may be drunk, but I still feel good"-quality. Quite simply not sad enough.

Semidi
2009-04-14, 01:51 AM
God Damn the Sun - The Swans
I Remember Nothing - Joy Division
Apart - The Cure

Also a ditto for preferring NIN's Hurt over Cash's.

averagejoe
2009-04-14, 01:53 AM
Um what? How are those two sad?

What? Didn't you get to the part of Puff the Magic Dragon where Jackie Paper can play no more, so Puff, that mighty dragon, ceases his fearless roar? Without his lifelong friend Puff cannot be brave, so Puff, that mighty dragon, sadly slips into his cave.

I mean, it even has "sad" in the lyrics.

Yesterday is about longing. Longing is pretty sad.

bosssmiley
2009-04-14, 04:54 AM
The Band Played Waltzing Mathilda (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPFjToKuZQM)
or
Green Fields of France (No Man's Land) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqStasuU328)

Eric Bogle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Bogle) knows glum

Faulty
2009-04-14, 04:57 AM
"Waiting for the Bus" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDekZfeQzkg) by Chumbawamba. It's about Gary Tyler, who was framed by racist cops and has been left to rot in prison. Mega depressing, it makes me tear up.

horngeek
2009-04-14, 06:46 AM
I'd have to say Soundscape to Ardor, from the Bleach OST. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYNgqXLqzW8&feature=related)

Ashtar
2009-04-14, 06:57 AM
Nothing Compares to you - Sinead o'Connor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO8JWbG6bVw) makes me tear up and cry every time I hear it.

Irenaeus
2009-04-14, 09:44 AM
The Band Played Waltzing Mathilda (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPFjToKuZQM)I'm glad somebody else picked that one as well.

Obrysii
2009-04-14, 10:12 AM
Can't remember his name, but I believe whoever wrote this song heard the Cash version and said essentially, "Yeah, that's Hurt."

Trent Reznor pretty much said, "It's not my song anymore."


For sad music, these two top my list, especially when married to these videos:

I Will Follow You Into the Dark (http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=3285299) by Death Cab for Cutie. Extremely sad if you have an elder pet who you know will be leaving you soon.

Illusion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu-8wGbWMro) by VNV Nation.

Sorrow and Sadness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGoOtSPMQlc&feature=PlayList&p=5BBD46E120A1A18A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=12) on the Naruto OST is quite sad as well.

Irenaeus
2009-04-14, 10:41 AM
Trent Reznor pretty much said, "It's not my song anymore.Not that it matters, but when and where? I only remember that he said he liked it, and admired Cash, but it essentially felt like somebody was kissing his girlfriend.

Cash routinely says that almost every cover people make of his songs are better than his songs. That is very sympathetic of him, but I call BS on quite a few of those. Covers can be a difficult subject to approach for an artist, making it very hard to assess their sincerity. But, again, it doesn't matter much.:smallsmile:

Obrysii
2009-04-14, 10:45 AM
Not that it matters, but when and where? I only remember that he said he liked it, and admired Cash, but it essentially felt like somebody was kissing his girlfriend.

Cash routinely says that almost every cover people make of his songs are better than his songs. That is very sympathetic of him, but I call BS on quite a few of those. Covers can be a difficult subject to approach for an artist, making it very hard to assess their sincerity. But, again, it doesn't matter much.:smallsmile:

I found it on Wikipedia, which cites Alternative Press #194 as the source.

The quote:

I pop the video in, and wow… Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps… Wow. [I felt like] I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn't mine anymore… It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. [Somehow] that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning — different, but every bit as pure.

Emphasis mine.

DrizztFan24
2009-04-14, 10:54 AM
I would say that Goodbye (I'm Sorry) by ...And Then I Turned Seven is pretty sad when you know the reasoning behind the lyrics. None of it rhymes or links together much, but they are all lines from the diary of their friend that committed suicide.

hanzo66
2009-04-14, 11:15 PM
Nothing Compares to you - Sinead o'Connor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO8JWbG6bVw) makes me tear up and cry every time I hear it.

Is it wrong that I've had a soft spot for "When You Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6zFSOqPqYY&fmt=18)" ever since I heard it on Rugrats in Paris (My mother was away at the time, making such songs hit some serious soft spots).

By that same logic, "Deliver Us (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GbI2Tlt55w&fmt=18)" from Prince of Egypt (I'm not trying to get Religious up in here, just saying that it's a touching song).

This might be a really weak entry, but another song that I've been soft for is "White Houses (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5DDN09A534&fmt=18)" by Vanessa Carlton.. Can't describe why, maybe it's the piano, maybe it's the lyrics, maybe it's because I lack any rights to man-bits...



I could just post the Tearjerker Music (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Tearjerker/Music) entry of TV Tropes...

twerk_face
2009-04-15, 12:23 AM
I second Puff the Magic dragon - I didn't find it sad when I was a kid, but I do now (I guess that's kinda the point).

Other candidates:

Belle & Sebastian - Beautiful

Bright Eyes - The Center of the World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frjQJLRadnA)

Regina Spektor - Carbon Monoxide

Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otx49Ko3fxw)


For some reason I also find The Ballad of Lady and Bird (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iEx_pfOSNA&feature=PlayList&p=0B0FD6A2B015198B&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=21) incredibly sad - even if it is extremely weird and not really a song at all.

Word on the Sufjan, but i'd say Casimir Pulaski Day is sadder, just cause its more personal.

Also, word on the Belle & Sebastian...but i can't help thinking there are much sadder ones...

Also: Elenor Rigby by The Beatles

skywalker
2009-04-15, 02:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmjPrdTNxQ0 The scientist-Coldplay

When a friend and group member died in an accident in high school, my best friend and I went to Taco Bell after our respective after school activities. Then we came back to school, and sat and listened to that whole album while we scarfed our Taco Bell. I don't know what it means or where it took me, but it's a story.

kpenguin
2009-04-15, 03:20 AM
The Lonely Man, Joe Harnell

Yeah, its the theme from the Incredible Hulk. Horribly, horribly, sad melody.

Ethrael
2009-04-15, 03:32 AM
Typical and cliche of me, but My Immortal by Evanescence.

Telonius
2009-04-15, 10:23 AM
"Behind Blue Eyes," by The Who.
"Jeremy," by Pearl Jam.
"Creep," by Radiohead, as covered by Roland Orzabal/Tears for Fears.

Verruckt
2009-04-15, 05:08 PM
Like a Stone - Audioslave (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1j823QH6cU)
Want - Recoil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuB9cgqjQrU)
Imagine - John Lennon (A Perfect Circle Cover) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGI_Sm0y6Zw)
(I think this one deserves special mention, because the original was so full of hope, a dream of a peaceful world. Then Maynard comes along and reminds us that the dream has yet to come true.)
Blue (bird shake remix) - A Perfect Circle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM58BKH0OK0)
dogma - KMFDM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHYzuR4qXMQ)
(honorable mentions go to down and out and Anrachy by the same group, but it's hard to beat this durden-esque rant in terms of existential despair.)

Anyway, not the saddest songs in the world, but those have all been listed. I decided to list my favorite alternative downers.

KilltheToy
2009-04-15, 05:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsV-qozMz9A&feature=channel_page]Space. Freaking Doggity. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsV-qozMz9A&feature=channel_page) by Jonathan Coulton. Especially once you find out the story behind it. :smallfrown:

As per TV Tropes suggestion, do not watch this video if you've recently gone through/are going through the death of a pet.

Lorn
2009-04-15, 05:34 PM
Well basically any song by sentenced is bound to be horribly depressing, and awesome, same going for poisonblack. The most depressing songs I've heard would have to be
Agreed, aside from a few exceptions.. May Today Become The Day isn't that depressing, really.

Anyway, a list. Tried to get youtube videos with lyrics attached as well.

Slipknot - Snuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq2FLZFzBJU
Absolutely epic song, a huge pity they didn't play it live... this song has affected me a lot more than most others I have heard. Ever.

Hurt - Alone with the Sea
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC3oILjeX8E

Hurt - House Carpenter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCeYFJh3V-k
Two songs by the same band. Different albums. Most of the songs from that band are.. intensely emotional. They'll either rip you out of your seat in rage, or render you immobile with sadness. Singing along to them is hard, not because of the vocal range but instead because of the content of the lyrics. The second one, I believe, is a lot sadder, a lot more intense than the first... in some ways. But not others.

Sentenced - No One There
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGtrNZwqpCY
Needs very little explanation. Sadly, a lyric'd version was not seen, but the video does just as well.

And, finally, Ryan Star's cover of Losing My Religion. Saw this on TV when it first came on...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=956JdIHyyuI

Can't immediately think of any more... from different bands that have not been said, at least. Of all of those, I would definitely say House Carpenter is the most intense. Listen to it. Now.

EDIT: And, even though I am likely to get hung, drawn and quartered for saying this, Enter Shikari - Adeiu. The second half, at least. Though really, it's more warming and sentimental than sad... I saw them live once, and it was intense.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU8JzScqU5A

warty goblin
2009-04-15, 08:33 PM
In terms of quiet tragedy, the kind I find most effective, I think the following are hard to beat.

Now I'm Easy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYKv13P4ogs) -- Eric Bogle.

Tiny Fish For Japan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRUSqO8fObU) -- Stan Rogers

First Christmas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chTMOuuUZi4) -- Stan Rogers

Helanna
2009-04-15, 09:16 PM
Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. I'm serious, it's crushingly depressing . . . if you've seen Grave of the Fireflies.

If you have, watch this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR_HaHLnboA) video. I can't listen to the song without tearing up now. Just earlier today it came on while I was in a restaurant. Instant crushing depression.

Otherwise, I'd agree with Darkness, by Disturbed, and My Immortal, by Evanescence.

I'd also add Concrete Angel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLwwy-g2wkc) and Alyssa Lies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvBbBQOifx4), as well as Hello (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjEPCczY11E) by Evanescence. I didn't think it was too sad at first until I learned it was about when she was told of her younger sister's death, and now it makes me very sad.

Hida Reju
2009-04-15, 09:38 PM
Assemblage 23 - 30k ft http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlK-mGjpq9s

Most of their songs have a hint of sadness to it.

X2
2009-04-15, 09:49 PM
Komm susser todd. :smallfrown:

Inhuman Bot
2009-04-15, 10:21 PM
Mother 3's love theme, the actual one, not the brawl one.

That's one of the saddest songs I can think of, mostly due to when it plays, peraps, but is sad nonetheless.

Quirinus_Obsidian
2009-04-17, 08:23 PM
Through Her Eyes - Dream Theater (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-YkeG2KHrk&feature=related) wicked :smallfrown:

Zhalath
2009-04-18, 05:05 PM
Adagio for Strings, by Samuel Barber.

chiasaur11
2009-04-18, 05:12 PM
Adagio for Strings, by Samuel Barber.

See?

I was right!

Thanks for confirming my decision. You, me and Joss Whedon know this one.

Krytha
2009-04-18, 05:48 PM
I don't think I would label anything in my list the "-est ever"

but you might find

Long December - Counting Crows
Don't Panic - Coldplay
She's a Jar - Wilco

to be to your liking. I guess I don't think theyre sad, so much as beautiful..

Opera has no shortage of tragic arias, if you're into that - because the music has to fit the story.

-vesti la giubba from Pagliaccio is a quick example

Lorn
2009-04-18, 06:32 PM
One I forgot. It needs to be in. Badly.

VNV Nation - Forsaken
A bit of background here. This song was originally devised as an instrumental.
Link to the original instrumental version. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sme5EWwFViY)
Even as an instrumental, the song... it paints so bleak and sad a picture that it almost brings a tear to my eye. And I don't cry easily.

The lyrics, the first time they were performed, were not rehearsed. They were not even written. Ronan Harris just picked up the mic, and started singing. The way he sings it... is incredible. Nobody expected him to sing, but by the end he was crying.
Link to the vocal version. Live. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k23ZewdVVSI)
Watch him as he sings it. Watch the emotion inherent in every action and every word.

leafman
2009-04-18, 09:40 PM
Dust in the Wind - Kansas (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkbdP7sq0w8)
Save Me - Queen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw3izcZd9zU)

Not as sad songs:
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKTiwCez6Zs)
Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (can't find a decent version on youtube)

Remmirath
2009-04-19, 12:45 AM
I agree with The Show Must Go On, These Are The Days of our Lives, and A Toute Le Monde.

And then also...

No One But You - Queen
All Dead, All Dead - Queen
Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards
The Eldar - Blind Guardian

... Of course, it must be said that I can't stand to listen to any music that actually makes me feel sad or depressed, but those come the closest.

DemonicAngel
2009-04-19, 10:43 AM
Two songs by Demons & Wizards:
the first is "down where I am" which talks about the struggles of a parent who's child has down syndrome.
the second is "Fiddler on the Green" which talks about a car accident. just listen to them.

Ippolit
2009-04-23, 01:33 PM
I've got a whole list:

Homesick (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oll6UfK6iUg) by Kings of Convenience

Freeman's Farm (http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=881844&q=hi&newref=1) by David Elon Preston

Seasons in the Sun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfm-17pu6SQ) by Terry Jacks

Waiting for the Night (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Qc3Atej8JE&) by Depeche Mode

Yearning for Peace (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FafII9qqd_4) by Tan Dun

Sola Sistim (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8N8Nj4pFCQ) by Underworld

Without You I'm Nothing (UNKLE Remix) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cw9cAw9Bb8) by Placebo

Against the Grain feat. Gavin Clark (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRjNMs5gA6s) by UNKLE

The Planning Stopped by Windmill (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEF1LQQ33VQ&) by Windmill

Lullaby Of Clubland (Housego's Dub Remix) by Everything But the Girl available for free download Here (http://freedownloads.last.fm/download/169268331/Lullaby%2BOf%2BClubland%2B%2528Housego%2527s%2BDub %2BRemix%2529.mp3)

Satellite by Laymen Terms
Hopefully this (http://muzetunes.com/playback.asx?c=yMEszf6Kf00um8zD7Jo-TENm-4pO69e808mKUVwvIYA=&f=b) link will work

I also second some of the songs already mentioned especially Massive Attack's - Protection (Tracy Thorns Voice is incredible). Although I prefer the "Eno Mix" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX6IQhqgcJM) version.

Lady Ouroboros
2009-04-23, 03:52 PM
I have an album full of my 'sad songs', but off the top of my head.

Butterfly Wings by Exile Inside
Gymnopedie No 2 by Erik Satie - a graceful melancholy
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables from Les Mis - more so now I'm getting on a bit and think back fondly on lost friends - one of whom could sing this beautifully...

Tinsel Town by Feeder reminds me of the terrible emotional trauma I was going through with an ex at the time, and is also quite sad in its own right.

Who wants to live forever by Queen, probably because I'm a sentimental old mare who misses her old friends. :smallredface:

skywalker
2009-04-26, 01:12 AM
See?

I was right!

Thanks for confirming my decision. You, me and Joss Whedon know this one.

Also Oliver Stone...

It's used as background music during a particular therapy I occasionally use and every time all I can think of is Sgt. Elias running out of the jungle with his hands held high...

Anonomuss
2009-04-26, 02:43 AM
Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol.

A lot of Snow Patrol's Stuff is in a similar vein, I'd probably want to add:
Run (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSHJ2c8lJEc&feature=PlayList&p=4A7D9B3D5297A2E3&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=39)
Set Fire to the Third Bar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPG4WHhJk3A)

I think Damien Rice has some great sad songs, two of my favorites being:
9 Crimes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOmdmO0v1oo)
Blower's Daughter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YXVMCHG-Nk)

I also think the Rasmus' Funeral Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4fjTZ7r6JM), is quite depressing also.

Decoy Lockbox
2009-05-07, 12:45 AM
Tears in Heaven, by Eric Clapton.

It doesn't get any sadder than that. Seriously, it doesn't.

I'm not a huge fan of depressing music, but here are the two songs I want played at my funeral:

Harvest, by Opeth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqWdCRYEZGE)


Of Stars and Smoke, by Candlemass (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOXmoGtY2BI)

DBear
2009-05-09, 01:40 PM
Supertramp
Don't Leave Me Now (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfvEArL-5Ao)
Lord Is It Mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gos1ove7bXY)
Words Unspoken (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IdbdFQJyb4)
The Fool's Overture (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjazA_Vg3uQ)

Innis Cabal
2009-05-09, 01:58 PM
No Children (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf79oyWWtkQ)


Its sad....very sad

arkol
2009-05-09, 01:59 PM
Many of my favourite sad songs have already been mentioned so I'll only had a couple by Michael Giacchino from LOST OST:

Life and Death and Booneral.

Sad songs on their own but way worse if you actually follow the series...

Vaynor
2009-05-11, 03:23 PM
Paper Boat - Belle & Sebastian (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK43YN7so10)
Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying - Belle & Sebastian (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS_DcqPkEYM)

Edge
2009-05-11, 03:59 PM
Hello Again - Lostprophets
Sway - Lostprophets

Two Beds and a Coffee Machine - Savage Garden. Listen to this song.

Danger - Keep Away - Slipknot

Fell on Black Days - Soundgarden
4th of July - Soundgarden

Soldier Side - System of a Down
Lost in Hollywood - System of a Down
Roulette - System of a Down
Aerials - System of a Down

And that's all for now.

Silence
2009-05-11, 06:22 PM
Well, this is just personal stuff, by Blackout by Muse makes me almost cry when I hear it due to some.... lost opportunities.

Dilvish
2009-05-15, 11:43 AM
C'mon guys, how could you forget Cat's In the Cradle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un2EfjEJAOA&feature=related)?

Seconding that choice. I couldn't remember the title. Did Three Dog Night cover the song?

I Need a Friend by Three Dog Night, from the musical Hair

Paradise by the Dashboard Lights by Meatloaf.
"I like you, I need you, but I'll never never love you..." There was a time when those lyrics would bring me to tears.

For a long time, any slow song by Gloria Estevan and the Miami Sound Machine. That was after getting my heart broken a second time by the same Honduran girl.

Mama Tried by, and I can not remember his name. :(

dilvish

xPANCAKEx
2009-05-15, 11:51 AM
"We All Falter" - by Jesu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crng4FCgOZ8&feature=PlayList&p=833F4C1690FE141B&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=5 - live, but ok quality

their music is just SLOW... probably not best to listen to it when you feel crappy

also - try Bohren Und Der Club Of Gore - slow, gloomy jazz music player by people who are obviously metalheads in their spare time

Dilvish
2009-05-15, 11:57 AM
Music that sometimes makes me sad;

Greensleeves - the music, not the lyrics
Amazing Grace, especially on bagpipes, where it symbolizes tragedy in my mind.
Taps, more so now since I can link it to my mom's funeral. And I'm a military brat.

I'll second Puff the Magic Dragon. Sometimes it makes me sad now, since I'm older.

Tempest Fennac
2009-05-15, 12:05 PM
Could it be Any Harder by the Calling and Child in You by Feeder are 2 other depressing songs which I forgot about when I posted here before.

bladedSmoke
2009-05-15, 07:07 PM
"Exit Music (For a Film)" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgnsOjW03tQ) by Radiohead.

"Gone Away" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYPOtdDQ8uQ) by The Offspring.

Also, "Walking On Sunshine" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKh0dLIuIu8), by Katrina and the Waves. But only because I'm a Futurama fan.

Bhu
2009-05-15, 07:32 PM
Country Death Song-Violent Femmes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwj5_SNWYc8

Outside the Wall-Pink Floyd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV-HlBCmnDY

Fiddlers Green-The Dubliners
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jR4lT-ce9E

Parcel of Rogues-The Dubliners
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8-A6Wgw_-s

Lodi-Credence Clearwater Revival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA7iGxV6rt4

Someday Never Comes-Credence Clearwater Revival
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwNuQulK6N0

Mathilda No More-Slim Dusty and Kasey Chambers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_CsXQ984bg

Long Black Veil-The Chieftains (actually a ton of people have done it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=888TFXZ6Ko0

House of the Rising Sun-Bob Dylan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49IzD9IE5Vc

The Auld Triangle-Luke Kelly and the Dubliners
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa7birRBmNM

How Will I Laugh Tomorrow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J60P9QCrlGQ

Anthem to the Estranged-Metal CHurch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8cI4artSJk

Eli the Barrow Boy-The Decemberists
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2sDIl2M5M0

And the Band Played Waltzing Mathilda-The Pogues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPFjToKuZQM

Ball and Chain-Social Distortion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cf6k4yJyv0

New Slang-The SHins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M11Kr1-q-pA

TSED
2009-05-15, 07:50 PM
As a metalhead, I think my upcoming set will be a little... different than what most are used to.

Still really sad stuff, though.




Insomnium's Change of Heart is one of the saddest songs I've ever heard. You listen to it a few times and you are overcome with angst. I suspect many people wouldn't be able to get past the distortion etc. on it, though. Yes, the whole discography of Insomnium is super sad, but this is the shining star of sorrow.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppZYhzos3Qs&feature=PlayList&p=F9244EFAC687D146&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=74

Agalloch's amazing Ashes Against The Grain has 4 songs that melt into eachother Pink Floyd style. Not Unlike The Waves followed by Our Fortress is Burning parts 1, 2, and 3. Just check out this pt1 as an example of the broodiness captured by their amazing guitars.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNBsQiGAgec&feature=PlayList&p=EDD12BD80FAB7A6E&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=49

Hanging Garden's album Inherit The Eden is just an exercise in emotion. Yes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLghrzsgbQM&feature=PlayList&p=AFA980579B19E704&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=31


Swallow the Sun's cover of These Low Lands is gorgeous, too, but puts a lot of anger into it as well. The original is in Finnish and doesn't, but I can't pronounce or spell the band name or the song name as such and will settle for linking that.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy0H_sQlALY&feature=response_watch

FatJose
2009-05-16, 11:14 AM
Violet Hill - Coldplay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBeAP8EZ9Lc) A few das after a friend of mine died I heard this song and pretty much broke down crying. :smallannoyed:

Hurt Me Soul - Lupe Fiasco

Jack Squat
2009-05-16, 04:59 PM
Livin' For You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aDOwSnz1Kc&feature=related) - Boston.

frdh7
2009-06-22, 09:00 PM
The twilight Sad - And She would Darken the Memory (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBHnESrmmM0)

TheThan
2009-06-22, 10:04 PM
I’m surprised there isn’t any nightwish listed. A lot of their subject matter is rather depressing.

Examples:

over the hills and far away (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdppg_tzXKg)

Nemo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO4LyKd-Hws)

I wish I had an angel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueiOqaSvHp0)

the islander (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2sd8UMUaIk)

Blackjackg
2009-06-22, 10:16 PM
Further support for Tears in Heaven.

And I can't believe no one's mentioned The Freshman by Verve Pipe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVNAp1C8LIw). That's positively tragic.

Kroy
2009-06-22, 10:43 PM
Dead puppies aren't much fun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqwBbB8-pyI). :smallfrown:

Worira
2009-06-23, 12:25 AM
Send in the Clowns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5yG1Dy5b4A), by Stephen Sondheim, performed by various people.

Home From the Forest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBs61bmfpQU), by Gordon Lightfoot. Covered by Ronnie Hawkins, as I couldn't find a link for the original.

That Same Old Obsession, still Gordon Lightfoot. No link this time.

Leave the Light On (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYLqCOmPGQc), by Beth Hart.

You Can Let Go Now (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVoEaYuJZHo), by Crystal Shawanda

Say My Name (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwMEJTzs2C0), by Within Temptation.

Weirdlet
2009-06-23, 01:48 PM
Paradise by the Dashboard Lights by Meatloaf.
"I like you, I need you, but I'll never never love you..." There was a time when those lyrics would bring me to tears.

That'd be Two Out of Three Ain't Bad. "I want you, I need you, but there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you... now don't be sad.... 'cause two out of three ain't bad..."

Paradise By the Dashboard Lights is a little, ah, bouncy for this thread.

My current pick?

Lullaybye (Goodnight My Angel) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LraZEoRnkPc&feature=channel_page) by Billy Joel.

Of course, that 'How To Save A Life' one as used by Scrubs is pretty effective.

Eric Bogle's version of "And The Band Played Waltzing Mathilda."

Small Potatoes' "1000 Candles, 1000 Cranes" always makes me want to scream and bite something until the feeling goes away.

Tanglefoot's "Vimy"- http://www.tanglefootmusic.com/music/lyrics/mtw.htm#vimy

(World War I and II seem to bring out the saddest songs)

Gaelbert
2009-06-24, 02:01 AM
The Guns N' Roses Music Video Trilogy:
November Rain: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VX6gMudhCU) Watch it all the way through. You could just watch that one, or watch the other two as well:
Don't Cry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MKudTqv3q8&feature=related)
Estranged (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GYimQSAIKM)

TheSummoner
2009-06-24, 02:09 AM
I really am quite amazed that this thread could go on for 4 pages without mentioning Suicide is Painless (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gO7uemm6Yo), the immortal theme from M.A.S.H.

TheLibrarian
2009-06-24, 05:45 AM
Two Headed Boy pt2 by Neutral Milk Hotel
Eli the Barrow Boy by The Decemberists
Last Kiss by Pearl Jam (actually a cover, but the origonal is more upbeat)
Bankrupt on Selling by Modest Mouse (it's really melancholy)
King by Weezer (not actually a sad song but it's so bad that it depresses me that Weezer would actually release it)

Blackjackg
2009-06-24, 06:21 AM
Oh, and in a weird way, A Boy and His Frog by Tom Smith. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Na-xvlYMGck)

The video isn't actually unsuitable for minors... I can't imagine why someone flagged it.

Worira
2009-07-07, 07:06 PM
I Will Always Love You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuZO1iT4kD0), by Dolly Parton.

Catch
2009-07-07, 07:17 PM
Searching For a Former Clarity (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HK9o-w0cpQ) by Against Me!

It's a song chronicling the ravages of AIDS, which is pretty personal to my family. Chokes me up every time.

VeisuItaTyhjyys
2009-07-07, 07:47 PM
Against Me! have their share of sadness; I Still Love You Julie and Pints of Guinness Make You Strong are excellent pieces of more personal tragedy.

@Innis: I would describe No Children more as bitter than as sad; Game Shows Touch Our Lives is the centerpiece of sorrow on Tallahassee, I'd say. Darnielle's a brilliant lyricist, though, and the sublimity of his sad songs cannot be expressed so much as experienced. I'd absolutely recommend anyone to listen to The Mountain Goats.

@Decoy: Candlemass can never make me sad, not after watching the video for Bewitched.

I think there are too many kinds of sadness to narrow it down to a few songs. Pieces of intricate global sorrow abound in hardcore punk, while bands like Songs Ohia express romantic heartbreak, and so on.

Innis Cabal
2009-07-07, 08:45 PM
@Innis: I would describe No Children more as bitter than as sad; Game Shows Touch Our Lives is the centerpiece of sorrow on Tallahassee, I'd say. Darnielle's a brilliant lyricist, though, and the sublimity of his sad songs cannot be expressed so much as experienced. I'd absolutely recommend anyone to listen to The Mountain Goats.

Its a very sad song. The sorrow born out of a failed relationship is pretty biting. Sure its bitter, but...sadness can be bitter.

VeisuItaTyhjyys
2009-07-07, 11:37 PM
I mean, it's a part of a very sad story. I just didn't think the song was a particularly sad portion of it; it seemed more focussed on the anger, and bitter, detached cynicism born of the sorrows in other songs. It's definitely related, and it's not upbeat, certainly, so I'd say your decision is perfectly valid. I just never thought of it in that sense. Although, it's certainly one of the best.

JonestheSpy
2009-07-08, 01:56 AM
Oh man, here's some that have to be mentioned. Incredibly melancholy.

Nirvana's cover of Jesus Don't Want Me For a Sunbeam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdyqXSa5Bzc) is insanely sad, especially in light of Kurt's suicide so soon after it was recorded.

Richard Thompson has a number of sad masterpieces, Bee's Wing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HApy-Xoix-g) and King of Bohemia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNxvpJUPct0) stand out especially.

THis Mortal Coil's cover of My Father (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea8azaTx9VI) is just amazing.

oryx
2009-07-08, 02:17 AM
The Smiths - Asleep.

Satyr
2009-07-08, 02:28 AM
Lustmord -Immersion (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdAg_bNoBGQ). And the video is fascinatinlgy depressing as well.

thepsyker
2009-07-08, 02:56 AM
C'mon guys, how could you forget Cat's In the Cradle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un2EfjEJAOA&feature=related)?
Seconding that choice. I couldn't remember the title. Did Three Dog Night cover the song?
Thirding this choice, didn't know the artist just the title and that I hate when it comes on the radio when I am driving because I just start bawling, I swear one of these days that song is going to get me killed. Kind of odd really because I actually have a real good relationship with my dad, who says that this song was actually part of the reason he felt compelled to take such an active role with my brother and me. Anyway, yeah Cat's in the Cradle is probably the saddest song I've ever heard.

Dispozition
2009-07-08, 03:16 AM
I've always considered To Zanarkand (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coSzVQGtpT0) to be one of the saddest songs I know, however most don't agree with me, but whatever.

The Extinguisher
2009-07-08, 03:41 AM
"Play Crack the Sky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYtD_d97ijg)" is one of those ones that gets me every time I hear it.

ghost_warlock
2009-07-08, 05:30 AM
Sing by Abra Moore.


Can't remember his name, but I believe whoever wrote this song heard the Cash version and said essentially, "Yeah, that's Hurt."

Trent Reznor; and he was actually incredibly pissed at first, partially because Cash changed the lyrics and inserted...themes...into it that Reznor didn't want associated with the song. But then Reznor essentially said "whatever, he made it his own" and went on his unmerry way. The Kermit version on YouTube is actually closer to the original in intent than Cash's version. The original and Cash's version are, essentially, entirely different songs.

Miss Nobody
2009-07-08, 02:24 PM
Dead Boy's Poem and Creek Mary's Blood by Nightwish.
Fade to Black by Metallica.
Bittersweet by Apocalyptica
And the song that's been mentioned dozens of times before, My Immortal by Evanescence.

Helanna
2009-07-08, 07:43 PM
Another one: Into the Light (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXZnCNtjT70) by In This Moment.

Shraik
2009-07-09, 12:47 AM
"Creep" by Radiohead..........
Yea, some people find that song creepy, though not all.

"In My Life" by Keith Moon(the cover) just because the tone in his voice gives it a really sad tone.

"However Much I Booze," by The Who(Rock on; Of course) by the simple fact it's about how Pete Townshend will never escape the fact of how much of a drunk, looser, a lier, and a faker, and a "Well-F**Ked Sailor"

"How Many Friends?" by the Who. The general potrayal of someone feeling that the people who call him their friend aren't real friends, asking the question of how many friends does he really have and that he can count them on his one hand.
Basicly that entire album "The Who by Numbers"(which the previous two are from) is extremely depressing.

I find alot of songs overwhelm with me emotion because of my personal connection to them, but idk if I could actually say sad. These all I could think of.

And one more thing. The Second Rock Opera by the Who.
"Quadrophenia"

Cpt. Soup
2009-07-09, 08:19 PM
Anything performed by the Carpenters is simultaneously the saddest and most heart warming songs ever (With the exception of "Please Mr. Postman" and "Top of the World"), I dare you to deny this!

Gaelbert
2009-07-12, 12:39 AM
Hero of War by Rise Against (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpnWgCVfAxw&feature=fvst)
I saw them play it live a few days ago and I broke down and cried.

RebelRogue
2009-07-12, 05:56 AM
In the Flesh, A Trace of Blood, Rope Ends - all by Pain of Salvation.

Jinura
2009-07-12, 03:01 PM
I can really feel a lot of the sadness and misery in Freddie Mercury's head in a lot of the song from the Innuendo album, especially "Show Must go on" and "Mother Love".

Well maybe "Yesterday" to, and the Lyrics from Meat Loafs Two out of Three ain't bad" should be sad, however I really don't see the song as such for some reason.

RebelRogue
2009-07-12, 04:41 PM
I can really feel a lot of the sadness and misery in Freddie Mercury's head in a lot of the song from the Innuendo album, especially "Show Must go on" and "Mother Love".
Mother Love is actually from Made in Heaven, but I agree that it can't have been easy doing any of those.

Jinura
2009-07-13, 05:22 AM
IIRC it's also from Innuendo, but I might be wrong.

The Rose Dragon
2009-07-13, 05:42 AM
IIRC it's also from Innuendo, but I might be wrong.

You're wrong. And now you know. :smalltongue:

Jinura
2009-07-13, 05:53 PM
Hmm.. You're right.. Damn I was actually sure about that one.

Stormthorn
2009-07-16, 08:31 PM
Creep" by Radiohead..........
Yea, some people find that song creepy, though not all.

Heh. After playing it like 20 times in Rock Band (at least once for evey world tour to get the van) i mostly find it annoying. I also often add my own lyrics in between the real verses to make it a song about a man obessing over his pet cat.

Faceist
2009-07-16, 09:38 PM
"Creep" lost a lot of its power after I heard that Radiohead themselves (and Thom in particular) really dislike that song. In fact, the muted, overdriven notes that kick in before the chorus? That's the guitarist deliberately mucking about trying to sabotage the song during recording.

Anyway, nerd chops out! Eyes On Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNefNLOHVYk) from FFVIII is a pretty sad song. It's basically a ballady style love song, but the circumstances make it tearjerky 'cause it was wrote for a romance that never happened, since the two were seperated. (I won't say anymore, in case it spoils the plot for anyone.) More conventionally, Crown of Love by Arcade Fire (They say it fades, if you let it / love was made to forget it) and Winter by little-known band C/O/R/D.

Puns de León
2009-07-17, 12:34 AM
Caroline, No, by The Beach Boys takes the cake, in my opinion.
Plus, the whole Brian Wilson story is tragic.

Beautiful Boy, by John Lennon, always feels bittersweet to me because it's so optimistic and Lennon died about a month after it was released, just as his life seemed to be on the upswing. It was brutal, in retrospect.

Tears of a Clown, by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles has pretty sad subject matter, though the music itself is upbeat.

Jimor
2009-07-17, 12:59 AM
"Another Plane Went Down" by Shawn Colvin.

You can select it here (http://www.rhapsody.com/shawn-colvin/whole-new-you--id9602460) off the album to listen to it.

The album came out in August 2001, and I basically used this song to cauterize the mental wounds of 9/11, so there's extra layers of meaning for me now.

twerk_face
2009-07-18, 01:45 PM
'In The Ghetto' by Elvis Presley

(is he kidding??? :smallamused:)

lisiecki
2009-07-18, 01:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAt7sawS8_4

The video actually helps with this one...

Jyrnn
2009-07-21, 02:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwkiVZ4y_mw

30000 Feet by Assemblage 23.
I find it pretty haunting and sad.

Perenelle
2009-07-21, 04:31 PM
I havent heard very many sad songs but "concrete angel" by Martina McBride made me cry. :smallfrown:

Blackjackg
2009-07-21, 06:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwkiVZ4y_mw

30000 Feet by Assemblage 23.
I find it pretty haunting and sad.

I dunno. I think the guy's voice is too intentionally creepy to be really sad.

Ecalsneerg
2009-07-21, 09:04 PM
Things My Father Said - Black Stone Cherry

KerfuffleMach2
2009-07-21, 09:41 PM
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

Not sure why I find that a sad song, but I do.