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    Against All Odds* - Phil Collins
    Biko* - Peter Gabriel
    Don't You Forget About Me* - Simple Minds
    Fall to Pieces - Velvet Revolver
    Hands of Time* (Brian's Song) - Michael Legrand
    If - Bread
    Imagine - John Lennon
    No More I Love You's - Annie Lennox
    One - Three Dog Night
    Photograph - Ringo Starr
    Save The Best for Last - Vanessa Williams
    Someone to Watch Over Me* - (Someone to Watch Over me) Ella Fitzgerald
    Somewhere My Love* (Lara's theme)
    Speak Softly Love* - Andy Williams
    The Rose* - Bette Midler
    The Summer Knows* (Summer of 42)
    The Tracks of My Tears* - Smokey Robinson
    The Way We Were* - Barbara Streisand
    Theme from the Valley of the Dolls* - Dionne Warwick
    To Live & Die in LA* - Wang Chung
    To Sir With Love* - Lulu
    Where Do I Begin* (Love Story)
    Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

    * movie soundtrack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie Normos View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ang View Post
    two that immediately come to mind are "halleluhah" by jeff buckley & "redemption song" by bob marley. "redemption song" nearly always brings a tear to my eye.
    Hallelujah...does Leonard Cohen sing that one too? I cry everytime I hear that song.

    Night Swimming - REM
    One - U2 (live accoustic version is gorgeous)
    yep, he sure does. it's the same song.
    white, black, puerto rican/everybody just a freakin'/good times were rollin'.

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    here are some of my favorite sad songs/love songs/beautiful songs

    bell book and candle ~ eddie reader
    sand and water ~ beth neilson chapman
    can't cry hard enough ~ bellefire
    penelope's song ~ loreena mckennitt
    dante's prayer ~ loreena mckennitt
    hate me ~ blue october
    who you'd be today ~ kenny chesney
    not the red baron ~ tori amos
    hey jupiter ~ tori amos
    candle in the wind ~elton john
    long way from happiness ~elton john
    for crying out loud (you know i love you) ~ meat loaf
    this woman's work ~kate bush
    everything breaks sometime ~jewel
    what hurts the most ~rascal flatts
    far behind ~candlebox
    you ~candlebox
    lovesong for a vampire ~annie lennox
    into the west ~annie lennox
    against all odds ~phil collins
    black ~pearl jam
    wish list ~pearl jam
    inevitable ~shakira
    fast car ~tracy chapman
    every rose has its thorn ~poison
    all in all ~my friend steve
    my immortal ~evanescence
    here with me ~dido
    aun ~coda
    cry ~faith hill
    silver springs ~fleetwood mac
    marco polo ~loreena mckennitt
    on the turning away ~ pink floyd
    take it back ~pink floyd
    the kiss ~instrumental piece from the last of the mohicans film
    i will find you ~clannad

    and that's just a FEW!!
    Last edited by AquariusMoon; February 17th, 2008 at 10:59 AM. Reason: added a few more!

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    Someone mentioned "Carrigfergus"---oooh. Loreena McKennitt's version of that always makes me teary.

    In the early 90's, I got into her, Tori Amos, and the McGarrigle sisters. Tori doesn't do that many really SAD songs, more just emotional, but the two that always stand out on the sad scale for me of hers are "Marianne", about a girlhood friend who allegedly committed suicide, and "Gold Dust", which is basically about missing your youth and recognizing too late how you took it for granted at the time and would give anything to have it back now. HORRIBLY sad, and a very universal sentiment that will bum almost anybody out.

    The McGarrigle sisters wrote two songs which Linda Ronstadt made famous--"Heart Like A Wheel" and "Talk To Me Of Mendocino". Linda herself has said that for years she couldn't record the latter song because she was unable to sing it without crying. I can totally see that. Both of those tunes make me cry, without exception. I have to be careful when I listen to them!

    Another Linda number has always won polls for the saddest song ever--"Long Long Time". Yep.

    From the vintage song list, I find "Every Time We Say Goodbye", "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning" and Billie Holiday's "Deep Song" very difficult to listen to. Especially the Billie one. It paints the most heartbreaking picture of a woman who has basically given up on happiness. A jazz musician named Charlie Haden did a wonderful CD called "Haunted Heart" which showcases "Deep Song" and Jo Stafford's recording of the almost-equally-sad "Haunted Heart" with his own moody, noirish compositions. That whole CD is a beautiful downer.

    SADDEST SONG EVER...though....this one..."Nothing Takes The Place Of You" by a Louisiana blues/R&B guy named Toussaint McCall. It's a masterpiece, just so quietly devastating. I LOVE his voice...

    Did you know that every time a parent gives in to their kid's whines and buys them candy at the checkout lane, a kitten gets diabetes?-Dlisted
    I dislike groups of people, but I love individuals. Every person you look at, you can see the universe in their eyes, if you're really looking.
    -George Carlin

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    Okay, my list:

    Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
    Hurt - Johnny Cash
    Fields Of Gold - Sting (My sister sang it for my Grandfather's memorial and only after did I realize that it plays every day at my workplace)
    My Lover's Gone - Dido
    What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
    Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Such Great Heights - Iron & Wine (Beautiful not Sad)
    Landslide - Stevie Nicks
    Nessun Dorma
    Mad World - Gary Jules
    Jack Johnson - The News

    I'm sure most of these have already been mentioned ...
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    Bob Dylan- It's all over now baby blue
    Windsor for the Derby- Memory of a fallen tree
    Joy Division- Love will tear us apart
    Tegan and Sarah- Walking with a Ghost
    The Cure- Pictures of You
    Morrissey- Suedehead
    Roxy Music- More than this
    The Beatles- Eleanor Rigby

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    My song is a beautiful ballad from the movie Dead Man Walking written by Eddie Vedder called Long Road. My favorite version is the one he did with Neil Young and Mike McCready for the Heroes of 9/11 tribute. I've asked my son to play this for me when I pass. It's about the sadness of losing someone you love but the reality that life will continue.

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    Nina Simone-What More Can I Say

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    Carry You Home~James Blunt
    One Sweet Day~Boyz II Men/Mariah Carey
    There You'll Be~Faith Hill

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    I listened to 'The Way We Were' tonight, and it made me cry. I think the lyrics are moving. I'm a sucker for anything about the past.

    And Friends Forever by Vitamin C; they played that at my brothers highschool graduation, it was the year that song was on the charts, and it made just about everyone cry.

    This verse is the saddest one for me.

    Will we think about tomorrow like we think about now?
    Can we survive it out there?
    Can we make it somehow?
    I guess I thought that this would never end
    And suddenly it's like we're women and men
    Will the past be a shadow that will follow us 'round?
    Will these memories fade when I leave this town
    I keep thinking that it's not goodbye
    Keep on thinking it's a time to fly

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    Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
    I don't want to perish like a fading horse - best lyric ever

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    'No Surprises' - Radiohead

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    You Don't Know Me.

    My favorite is the version performed by Harry Connick Jr, but they're all good. It's a beautiful, touching song that I can really relate to. I think everyone's been in that situation where you realize you have feelings for one of your good friends and they have no idea, but you're scared to tell them.

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    I love this song and video:

    Sigur Ros - Untitled #1

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    Quote Originally Posted by WitchHazelEyed
    What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
    That song sends chills up my spine when I listen to it now, because the world today is anything but wonderful. It's ironic.

    And that song was playing during a montage in Bowling For Columbine. It was chilling to hear those lyrics when the pictures on the screen are of dead people. It was very effective.

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