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Saddest Songs [that make you cry, teary-eyed, or emotional]

Old 03-19-03, 05:49 PM
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"I Will Remember You" - Sarah McLachlan
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Old 03-19-03, 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by RevLiver

The Verve - The Drugs Don't Work

REM - Everybody Hurts

I somehow forgot these.

Some other good mainstream ones:

"Run" - Collective Soul
"Shimmer" - Fuel
"Gray Sky Morning" - Vertical Horizon
"Kissing You" - Des'ree?
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Smashing Pumpkins - For Martha
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The opening song: "Just the Way I'm Feeling" off the latest Feeder album is achingly sad and poignant, since the album was the first since one of the three members of the band commited suicide last year. A very personal and powerful song that made me choke up when I first heard it.
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Old 03-24-03, 08:06 PM
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the song that always works on me is from candlebox - its been a while since i poured some money in the jukebox in a smokey bar - but i think it's "far away."
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Old 03-25-03, 04:28 AM
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Pearl Jam - Black
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
ABBA - The Winner Takes It All
Charlene - I've Never Been To Me
Veruca Salt - Loneliness Is Worse

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Old 03-25-03, 01:31 PM
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Boyz II Men - It's So Hard To Say Goodbye (To Yesterday)
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day
P. Diddy, Faith Evans and 112 - I'll Be Missing You
Nice picks, also:

Sade - By your side
Kci and Jojo - All my life
Kci and Jojo - Crazy
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after giving this one a lot of thought, I've decided to post...

"Hurt" Nine Inch Nails
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I'm Bound To Pack It Up by The White Stripes gets me every time.
I agree, but the White Stripes song that REALLY did it to me was "I Think We're Going To Be Friends." My daughter is turning 4 this year, and I got to thinking about her going off to school, making new friends, and about Mom & Dad shifting away from the center of her life. First time I heard it, Niagara Falls...

The only other one to come close was "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" by Israel K-something from the "Finding Forrester" soundtrack. Was I the only one?
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Old 03-25-03, 11:29 PM
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I'll second Nick Drake and pretty much any of his songs.
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Hayden - Bad as they seem

Kermit the Frog - The Rainbow Connection
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since someone makes this joke in every music thread...

ice ice baby
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How Soon Is Now?....Actually, a lot of the Smiths's/Morrissey's stuff from around then...

In My Darkest Hour by Megadeth....

Lonely and You Didn't Need by Rollins Band.....

Little 15 by Depeche Mode...I was dating a 15 year old at the time, and thought it was 'love', and that song was exactly how I felt about her. Even now it still gives me chills and gets me morose/contemplative....But some of theirs also do it to me, in a different way: Black Celebration, and Blasphemous Rumours especially.

Old Man, by Morton Downey Jr. And the one about the prostitute, I can't recall the name of it. Actually, almost that entire album is sad [Morton Downey Jr Sings!] And no, I don't mean the fact that it exists ;0

Some of that is the songs themselves, some is the nostalgic feeling I get when I listen to them....I was much more into music back in high school/college, and those were the songs that were the soundtrack to some awesome memories...

There's certainly more, but I can only take so many of them at one time ; )
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Originally posted by dtcarson
How Soon Is Now?....Actually, a lot of the Smiths's/Morrissey's stuff from around then...
Sometimes when I'm feeling down I want "pity party" music. Happy music makes me want to scream when I'm feeling blue. The other day I was feeling blah blasting "How Soon Is Now?" in my car.

I like "Little 15" too, but "Walking in My Shoes" is my ultimate sad song. I don't know what it is about that song, but I actually have to be careful, if I'm already feeling down it will send me to the depths of dispair.
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Old 03-28-03, 12:52 AM
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Queen - Who Wants to Live Forever
Scottish Pipes - Amazing Grace
Tom Waits - Ruby's Arms

And I'll second The Rainbow Connection by Kermit as well! And when I was little, Puff the Magic Dragon always made me cry.

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Old 03-28-03, 02:15 AM
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Bridge Over troubled water - simon and garfunkel

Bright Eyes, Art Garfunkel

that dude has the most powerful emotive voice i've ever heard !
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Sleeping Sun - by Nightwish

I forgot to add..............

The Forever Moments - by Nightwish
Falling (EP Version) - Lacuna Coil
My Immortal (Piano / Vocal Version) - Evanescence
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Old 03-28-03, 09:36 AM
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Somehow I forgot about Tom Waits and find both "Time" and "Tom Traubert's Blues" to be very affecting songs.
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Old 03-28-03, 07:58 PM
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This Woman's Work - Kate Bush
One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey
Angels' Son - Sevendust

Angel's son really gets me. I was driving home from my granddad's funeral when the song came on. I completely broke down. I had to pull over to the side of the road.
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Originally posted by Original Desmond
Bridge Over troubled water - simon and garfunkel

Bright Eyes, Art Garfunkel

that dude has the most powerful emotive voice i've ever heard !

Couldn't agree more.
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Old 03-29-03, 09:31 PM
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Sevendust - Angels Son
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Life by the Drop
Johnny Cash - Hurt

I tear up every time I hear any of these 3.

On an interesting note. Lajon Witherspoon, the singer of Sevendust, lost his brother Reginald to gunfire last year. He vowed to get back on the road ASAP as his brother would have wished. I saw him perfom this song only 4 days after his death, it was the most emotional and intense thing that I've ever been through.

It was written for Lynn Strait of SNOT, they were amazing friends. But the songs lyrics fit whenever somebody loses someone close.

I'm actually tearin' up now, just thinking back to that night in Hampton Beach, NH.
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Old 03-30-03, 06:49 PM
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Old 03-30-03, 07:48 PM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Scorpio
[Tom Waits - Ruby's Arms

I completely agree - Ruby's Arms makes me want to sit in the dark & drink heavily...

Also will add:

Tom Waits - A Little Rain
Williams Brothers - Can't Cry Hard Enough (this one is so personal to me, I can't listen past the first few lines anymore because it brings back painful memories)
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