What is the saddest song for you?
December 20, 2006 7:06pm CST
I don't know why but I love listening to sad songs. In fact, I have a playlist specifically entitled "melancholia" which contains sad songs I love. For some strange reason, some of the sad songs actually make me feel better instead of increasing my sadness. How about you? What is your favorite sad song?
21 Dec 06
well i have a list of sad songs that make me cry, but afterwards i sometimes feel better, but thats only after i cry for a good 15-20 mins. the songs that make me cry are -the tradition Amazing grace -the day u went away, wendy matthews - tears from heaven, eric clapton -one song from simple plan
21 Dec 06
I didn't connect with "Tears In Heaven" the first time I heard it. But when I saw Eric Clapton play it live in MTV Unplugged, I was just carried away by the emotion and quiet resonance of his performance. That song is a keeper--a love letter to a lost loved one.
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21 Dec 06
Yes, I love sad songs. The more angst, the better. I think they make you feel less alone. And they allow you to feel the pain which is essential before it will get better. In any case, I couldn't pick just one favorite sad song, because it depends on so much. What am I sad about? Who am I into at the time? Right now I'd say Elliott Smith is the one who affects me the most. "Pitzeleh" has special meaning for me as well as "Oh Well, Okay."
21 Dec 06
I love elliott smith. I first heard him on the Good Will Hunting soundtrack with his song "Miss Misery". He just sings it so calmly and softly--it's like he's singing a sleepy lullabye but the words are much, much more. Also, try Jeff Buckley's "Last Goodbye". Poetic.
14 Feb 07
I like listening to sad songs as well, for some reason. One of the most beautiful sad songs in my opinion, has got to be Snow Patrol's You Could Be Happy. The lyrics of the entire song really just do me in everytime I listen to it. So here are some of my favorites instead: you could be happy/i won't know/but you weren't happy the day i watched you go/ most of what i remember makes me sure/i should have stopped you from walking out the door What songs are on your playlist? Just curious.
15 Feb 07
I love Snow Patrol, too. I have a lot of songs in my "melancholia" playlist. Here are some: Love song for a vampire - Annie Lennox Hide and seek - Imogen Heap The walk - Imogen Heap Here with me - Dido Nobody lives without love - Eddi Reader By your side - Sade Elsewhere - Sarah McLachlan Song for a winter's night - Sarah McLachlan Street spirit - radiohead Fake plastic trees - radiohead High and dry - radiohead Tears in heaven - Eric Clapton Nothing compares 2 u - Sinead O'Connor Silent lucidity - Queensryche Miss misery - Elliott Smith Jackie's strength - Tori Amos Never is a promise - Fiona Apple Brick - Ben Folds Five Love thy will be done - Martika So cruel - U2 Time is running out - Muse Only time - Enya Gosh, there are so many. I'm sure I've left out some really good ones.
15 Feb 07
Yay for Sarah McLachlan, Imogen Heap and Elliot Smith on your list! Do you have Sarah's whole Wintersong album? That was the only thing I listened to for like the whole of November (or was it October) last year. Definitely one of my favorite Christmas albums. I was actually thinking of Brick when I was answering this question as well. I've liked that song for years but only found out last year that it was actually a song he wrote about his girlfriend going through abortion. When I listened to it again, it had a different, deeper impact on me. And Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares.. yes, should definitely be on that list.:) I don't know some of the songs you mentioned, but overall, I like your taste in music!
24 Jan 07
I just listened to Hinder's Lips of an Angel and I must say this has got to be the saddest song for me. It's about two past lovers who never really got over each other after all. The girl called her ex late at and they ended up talking softly to each other but they couldn't take things any further because they were already with other people at that time. so they just caught up with each other but they just had to keep it that way just so they don't end up hurting they people they were with. "My girl's in the next room// sometimes i wish she was you// i guess we never really moved on..." goes the line that hits home somehow. The song just expresses this raw emotion that makes me feel sad everytime I hear it.
20 Jan 07
"The sweetest songs are those that tell our saddest thoughts" I don't remember who said this but I want to quote it because it perfectly describes and answers your question. When I'm sad and listening to sad songs it relieves the sadness because I seem to release my feeling just by listening and internalizing the song. Sometimes I play and you can tell how I feel by the kind of music I'm playing.
20 Jan 07
twilights from " elliott smith " i dont know why if i heard all elliot smith song , my hearts can feel sad huhuhuhuh ... he life so tragic.. he kill him self with a knife.. but i loved the song .. he is a great musician .. a cool song writer .. and make cool music ..
22 Jan 07
Yes, it was tragic. But I'm still grateful that his songs will live on. A songwriter who speaks from his heart and tells stories that burrow through the listeners' ears and minds and leaves an everlasting imprint on our memories. Way to go, Elliott.