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Saddest/Most emotional song you've ever heard

Discussion in 'The Musiquarium' started by sag_2002, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. sag_2002

    sag_2002 Active Member

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    Another Rangerboard-inspired thread is coming your way. The question this time: What is the saddest song you've ever heard?

    Mine would have to be "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connell. I remember hearing it for the first time when I was in my single-digits in age. The floodgates were opened, and it still haunts me to this day. (Of course, I'm 19 now and thus man enough to handle the song, but back then... oy it was bad.)

    EDIT: Changed title... emotional works
     
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  2. atf487

    atf487 come on feel the illinoise

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    Mogwai - Take me somewhere nice.

    It just gets to me :(
     
  3. Good Ol' Batmanuel!

    Good Ol' Batmanuel! Dressing for success?

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    Well, I don't know about sad, but "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong is a pretty emotional song for me.
     
  4. Lunacat

    Lunacat Fallen Angel

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    "My Immortal" by Evanescence just always makes me teary eyed for some reason...
    I second "What a Wonderful World" it never fails to get me upset.
     
  5. The Penguin

    The Penguin All Hail the King!
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    I'll second "My Immortal." I always liked the song, but then it was set as the music for the tribute video for WWE Legend "Classy" Freddie Blassie who died earlier this month at the age of 85. It wasn't written for him, but it just fits him so well. It makes me teary eyed too. :(
     
  6. Solitude1

    Solitude1 Crispy noodle in duck sauce?

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    Alright! You asked the perfect question man.

    Here's my list:

    Natalie Imbruglia- Smoke
    Coldplay- Trouble
    Craig David- Walking Away
    Everlast- What It's Like
    Staind- It's Been A While
    Linkin Park- My December
    Natalie Merchant- My Skin
    No Doubt- Don't Speak
    Boys II Men- So Hard to Say Goodbye
    Carl Thomas- I Wish
    Pink- Family Portrait
    Yoko Kanno- See You Space Cowboy
    Yoko Kanno- Space Lion
    Yoko Kanno- Blue
    Yoko Kanno- Call Me, Call Me
    Yoko Kanno- Adieu
    Red Hot Chili Peppers- Under the Bridge
    Paula Cole- Where Have All The Cowboys Gone
    N'Sync- Gone
    Destiny's Child- Emotions
    Third Eye Blind- How's It Gonna Be
    Third Eye Blind- Jumper

    That's all I can think of for right now. But I'm sure I'll remember some more. ;)

    Later.
     
  7. David Lucas

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    Bryan Adams - Everything I Do (my dad played it at his mom's funeral)

    Mad World - I forget who sings it, it's at the end of Donnie Darko, a fantastic movie.
     
  8. Ruffian

    Ruffian f.k.a. Twilight

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    Sarah McLachLan - When She Loved Me
    Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting
    Queen - These Are the Days of Our Lives
    Duran Duran - Ordinary World

    Musicals:
    Les Miserables - A Little Fall of Rain
    Beauty and the Beast - Home, If I Can't Love Her
    Carousel - If I Loved You, You'll Never Walk Alone
     
  9. ZorBrak

    ZorBrak I AM A BUFFET OF MANLINESS.

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    I agree with posters above- My Immortal by Evanescence
     
  10. Floydian Slip

    Floydian Slip ASTRONOMY DOMINE

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    Cats And The Cradle by Cat Steavens
    More Than Words by Extreme
     
  11. Boy Wonder

    Boy Wonder An old geezer from the north!

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    I don't know. For a self "Say Goodbye to Hollywod" and all the songs that were at my 8th grade dance.
     
  12. Daredevil_2003

    Daredevil_2003 The Man Without Fear

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    Song - Artist

    My Immortal - Evanescence
    Gortoz A Ran-J'Attends - Danez Prigent & Lisa Gerrard

    There are others, of course, but these two are the saddest/most emotional songs I've ever heard.
     
  13. Weatherman

    Weatherman Space...not what it used to be
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    I want to seccond My December. I still think it's the best song they've ever donw, and it doesn't even have a real US release, and Reanimation doesn't count.


    I always find "Dream On" my Aerosmith to be a pretty emotional song. really can't say why, it just makes me feel something a little more then most other songs.

    "Bother" by Stone Sour is a pretty emotional one to.
     
  14. Spastic Minnow

    Spastic Minnow bringing kawaii back

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    "I am stretched on your grave" as performed by Dead Can Dance- there's also a version by Kate Rusby that's really good, but Sinead's "original" doesn't come close to DCD's version.

    I am stretched on your grave
    And will lie there forever
    With your hands held in mine
    I'd be sure we'd not sever
    My apple tree my brightness
    'Tis time we were together
    For I smell of the earth
    And am stained by the weather

    When my family thinks
    That I'm safe in my bed
    From night until morning
    I am stretched at your head
    Calling out to the air
    With tears both hot and wild
    Oh I grieve for the girl
    That I loved as a child

    The priests and the friars
    Behold me in dread
    Because I still love you
    My love and you're dead
    I would still be your shelter
    From rain and from storm
    And with you in your cold grave
    I cannot sleep warm
     
  15. Andy Mancini

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    I second both "Cats In the Cradle" and "What a Wonderful World". Both of those song really get to me. As for songs that are not listed yet...

    "This Side" by Nickel Creek
    "Thin Line" by Jurrasic 5
    "End of the Tour" by They Might Be Giants
     
  16. Mynd Hed

    Mynd Hed Holy blue on a popo!

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    Actually, I believe it was included on the US single release of "In the End." And I heartily agree that it's absolutely the best song they've ever done. The Reanimated version is all right, but nothing can touch the original version. Normally I like Linkin Park more the less I pay attention the lyrics and the more I pay attention to the DJing. With "My December," it's exactly the opposite. Good stuff.

    But I definitely have to agree with the person who mentioned Gary Jules' absolutely AMAZING cover of Tears for Fears' "Mad World." It's an excellent song to begin with, but Jules really put his own touch on it and made the mood of the song fit Donnie Darko excellently, which the lyrics already did. Small side note, there's also an alternate version on the soundtrack which is not featured in the movie, it's exactly the same as the movie version except that it has a drum part in addition to the piano. Personally I prefer the movie version, but the alternate version is quite good as well.
     
  17. Patchwork

    Patchwork There is a spider in your bed!

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    "Bright Eyes" - Art Garfunkel
    "Be like That"- 3 doors Down
    "Here's to the night" -Eve 6
    "Departure"- Kenshin instrumental
    "Dust in the Wind"- Kanses
    "Sound the Bugle" - Brian Adams
    "If Only Tears Could Bring you Back" - Midnight Sons
    "The Time Has Come" (from "Pikachu's Goodbye")
    "Tears of Life" - Pokemon the 1st movie score
    "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone"- Paula Cole
    "Anna Lisa"- Prozzak
    "Breathing"-Lifehouse
    "New your City"- Prozzak
    "You'll Be In My Heart" - Phil Colins
    "Stop Crying Your Heart Out"- Oasis
    "don't Go Away"- Oasis
    "Princess Monokoke"- Princess Monokoke
    "Here With Me" - Dido
    "Leaving On a Jet Plane"- Peter, Paul & Mary (I think)
     
  18. Jedigreedo

    Jedigreedo Chill. It's only an opinion.

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    Three Doors Down - When I'm Gone
    Johnny Rzeznik - I'm Still Here
    Paparoach - Last Resort (at least to me it is..)
     
  19. Failure

    Failure Entertainment Mod
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    Hmm for saddest, I would say Our Lady Peace's "Blister" or "Thief" from their "Happiness is..." album, which was a pretty sad album throughout. Out of the two, I'd pick "Blister" because Raine's delivery is very pained and very emotional throughout the song, like he's just about to breakdown. "Thief" isn't quite as sad based solely on the music, but seeing the video and knowing the subject matter of the song amplifies it.

    For emotional songs, there's a bunch that come to mind. Currently sticking out, I'd say:

    U2's "With or Without You"
    Tool's "Eulogy"
    any Matthew Good Song
    The Tea Party's "Heaven Coming Down"

    Canadiens seem to be pretty good at writing melodramatic songs. :p
     
  20. Eidan

    Eidan The Pumpkin King

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    Green Day- "Good Riddance"
    R. Kelly- "Just Like That"
    Terry Jacks- "Seasons in the Sun"
    Andrew Lloyd Webber- "Memories"
    Boys II Men- "So Hard to Say Goodbye"
    U2- "With Or Without You"
     

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