What is the saddest song for you?

Philippines
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?
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@hsvgrl86 (194)
• Australia
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
• Philippines
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.
• United States
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."
• Philippines
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.
• Australia
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.
• Philippines
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.
• Australia
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!
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
Thanks. I've always been a fan of Sarah McLachlan. Even back in her "Solace" days. One artist I've always been curious about is Sigur Ros.
@whitneyX3 (217)
• United States
21 Dec 06
christmas shoes i have no idea who sings it but its the saddest song and i cry every time i hear it!
• Philippines
21 Dec 06
speaking of Christmas, "Sally's Song" from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of those songs that never fails to move me.
@DjSatin (136)
• United States
14 Feb 07
i do think that is Keeny Chestney's song and yes it does make me cry also
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
Sarah McLachlan's Song For A Winternight is also heartbreakingly forlorn. It makes you wanna hug somebody. Real bad.
@eriktuz (32)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
for me it would be Don McLean's Vincent or Eric Clapton's Tears in Heaven... or any song with sad and forlorned story behind it for that matter.
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
Vincent is particularly moving, maybe because it's about a real story about a real person. Bruce Springsteen has written a lot of songs telling stories about people. One favorite of mine is "The River".
@DjSatin (136)
• United States
14 Feb 07
I once did a vote on the radio station Eric Clapton's Tears in Heaven won that vote for the most saddest song.
@hinocki (670)
• Italy
14 Feb 07
The girl from ipanema. jazz song. the love of a man in his description of the girl of ipanema. When he whatches her she doesn't take a look at him... probably the saddest
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
True. There are a lot of songs that don't seem sad at all but the context is just heart-breaking. One example of this is Fiona Apple's Paper Bag.
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@sesha1240 (303)
• India
25 Jan 07
sorry, i dont listen to sad songs,i keep them at bay. its because it makes me feel sad too. dude, just be always happy enjoy hearing good music which rises your spirit high. what a coincidance .. i'm listening to songs now ( borso re mega ....from GURU)
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
I think that good music, whether happy or sad, just elevates the listener. I really believe that.
@diannebcrs (1549)
• Philippines
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.
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
That song reminds me of a similarly themed song called "Waiting For Murray" by Hastang. The story behind the song is just so heartbreaking. I couldn't even bear to share it here.
@MusicOnly (330)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
23 Jan 07
Well i have more songs that make me depressed and sad. Probably SOAD Lonely Day, Green Day WMUWSE, myChemicalRomance cemetery drive & ghost of you
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
My Chemical Romance's "Helena". That song just blows me away. Plus, the video is even more amazing.
@myfriendz (1226)
• India
22 Jan 07
i think as far i have heard music my heart will go on celine dion and all by backstreet boys
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Boys II Men's "End Of The Road" is beautifully forlorn.
@shaz6611 (951)
• Australia
22 Jan 07
chasing cars by snow patrol, makes me cry every time
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
I love that song! Yeah, that song just makes me want to cry, too. You've got good taste in music.
@Poison86 (121)
• Bulgaria
20 Jan 07
I don't like sad songs.I prefer something fast wiht beats.
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
There are some songs with fast beats but are still melancholic. New Order's "Regret" is one.
@Jemina (5784)
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.
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
So true, Jemina. Yes, listening to sad songs evokes sad emotions. But that also makes it easier sometimes. And more comforting. There is solace in music.
• Indonesia
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 ..
• Philippines
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.
@glummy (194)
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
without you by charlie wilson. i've a story behind it, hehe. it also is a happy song for me at times. :D
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
A great R&B song, if I might add. True--there are a lot of songs which sound both sad and happy at the same time. Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" comes to mind.
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• India
23 Dec 06
my saddest song is hindi song "main yahan tu wahan" from bagban baghban was really a very moving story