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Sad songs
« on: 10 June, 2014, 10:05:20 pm »
Inspired by Leigh S

What do you peeps consider to be the saddest song?

Not a fan of the band but I think Brick by Ben Folds Five is pretty sad.

http://youtu.be/Wt5EHAqhR1c
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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #1 on: 10 June, 2014, 10:10:18 pm »
The Mary Chain: you trip me up always made me a wee bit sad. Z
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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #2 on: 11 June, 2014, 12:14:37 am »
Oooh - probably the first time i ever inspired something!

I'm known for my love of a good sad song - I always make a "now thats what I call the Samaritans" compilation every couple of years or so... need to update it though... While the Lengths would be up there and always included. i'm sure I could throw a few more into the ring! :),

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #3 on: 11 June, 2014, 01:27:44 am »
I've always found The Streets' Dry Your Eyes to be an effectively blunt bit of post-pub melancholy even if I can do without anything else he/they've done.  Likewise Tori Amos' Winter always makes me sad, but fuck only knows what it's about as the woman's wired to the moon - ditto China, also from her Little Earthquakes album which I quite like as I'm not old or middle class enough to like Kate Bush.

Almost all of Johnny Cash's American 4 album is pure class as he knew he wasn't long for his accounting by then and the songs about death and the wages of sin seemed to offer more agency (Trent Reznor has even gone on record as saying he considers the deeply personal Hurt to now be a Johnny Cash song), but this "cover" Cash did with his wife back in the 1990s before their health began to fail always gets me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sPc8ahc7iI

Also try and have a listen to the Beach Boys' A Day In the Life of a Tree if you can find it, and keep telling yourself that yes, they were totally serious.
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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #4 on: 11 June, 2014, 08:10:32 am »
The very existence of Tori Amos makes me sad.  :'(
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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #5 on: 11 June, 2014, 08:21:00 am »
Tom Wait's 'Martha' always gets me.  Although this can be offset by remembering that he was all of 23 when he wrote it.

But yeah, the Cash version of 'Hurt', while by now a cliche, is just superbly moving.  His cover of 'We'll Meet Again' from the same album is also remarkably powerful.

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #6 on: 11 June, 2014, 08:55:25 am »
Radiohead with this absolutely beautiful and powerful song.

http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=RByvzmmEFiQ

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #7 on: 11 June, 2014, 09:07:05 am »
The very existence of Tori Amos makes me sad.  :'(

Oi! I've already defended my dodgy music taste once this week.. can't make a habit of it... Saddest tori songs are mostly on Boys For Pele (my favourite album ever) - or are B-sides from (or written) around that time...

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #8 on: 11 June, 2014, 10:14:07 am »
http://youtu.be/mu9gbEf3aPQ

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #9 on: 11 June, 2014, 10:19:22 am »
http://youtu.be/mu9gbEf3aPQ

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #10 on: 11 June, 2014, 10:47:04 am »
http://youtu.be/mu9gbEf3aPQ

Most recent sad song supremo...

I like the way she has had her misery-snot immortalised in a piercing.

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #11 on: 11 June, 2014, 10:54:00 am »
Uh-oh, that ominous clanking sound is the cyborg pierced forum contingent coming to take us for some pointy re-education...

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #12 on: 11 June, 2014, 10:54:18 am »
http://youtu.be/mQ_o7NonpPo

Favourite Tim Buckley sad song... where my sad song obsession started I think...

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #13 on: 11 June, 2014, 10:58:32 am »
We may bunker down on this thread....a personal accentuation discussion is rearing its head! Z
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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #14 on: 11 June, 2014, 12:23:21 pm »
Guess there are times when we all need to share a little pain
And ironing out the rough spots
Is the hardest part when memories remain
And it's times like these when we all need to hear the radio
`Cause from the lips of some old singer
We can share the troubles we already know

Turn them on, turn them on
Turn on those sad songs
When all hope is gone
Why don't you tune in and turn them on

They reach into your room
Just feel their gentle touch
When all hope is gone
Sad songs say so much

If someone else is suffering enough to write it down
When every single word makes sense
Then it's easier to have those songs around
The kick inside is in the line that finally gets to you
and it feels so good to hurt so bad
And suffer just enough to sing the blues

Sad songs, they say
Sad songs, they say
Sad songs, they say
Sad songs, they say so much


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