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herecomestheson
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I did a search and nothing showed up.

What are your favourite sad songs, you know the ones I'm talking about.

Mine are:

Built to Spill - Velvet Waltz
The Shins - New Slang
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
My Bloody Valentine - When you Sleep
Big Star - I'm in love with a girl
Modest Mouse - Polar Opposites
Deerhoof - Red Dragon

You?

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Milke
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Paul McCartney - Calico Skies (That his wife was dying around the time this album was being made probably didn't help any, but Flaming Pie was his best in more than twenty years)
The Murmurs - I'm A Mess
Morrissey - Lots of 'em, but I love him anyway.

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BruinDan
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Morrissey does have a lot of sad stuff, but there are some that are from both his Smiths days and his solo period that I find somewhat notable; I'll post them below. I also find it interesting that I tend to listen to older music when I'm unhappy, rather than more contemporary things. I haven't figured out why, but it's something I've begun to notice of late. Regardless though, here is my alphabetized list of some downcast songs I adore:

Alice in Chains - Down in a Hole
Ben Harper - Another Lonely Day
Jim Croce - Operator
Morrissey - Suedehead
Pearl Jam - I Got Id
Pete Yorn - June
Radiohead - Karma Police
REM - Let Me In
REM - South Central Rain
Smashing Pumpkins - The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete
The Smiths - Back to the Old House
The Smiths - Half a Person
The Smiths - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
Third Eye Blind - Camoflauge
Toad the Wet Sprocket - Inside
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Swingin'
Weezer - O Girlfriend

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sachie
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i'm listening to my "pretty songs" playlist. most of these songs happen to be sad, so i'll list them.

alanis morisette - perfect
bright eyes - sunrise, sunset
bright eyes - the center of the world
garbage - medication
linkin park - my december
lisa loeb - jake
our lady peace - 4 am
radiohead - creep
rasputina - signs of the zodiac
something corporate - konstantine
system of a down - roulette

and pretty much everything off weezer's "pinkerton".

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gaea
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I'm with you on Morrissey/Smiths. A couple other notables:
Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me
Oh Well, I'll Never Learn

And some others:
Ani DiFranco - Untouchable Face (sad but somewhat empowering as well)
Billie Holiday in general
Elliott Smith - Pitseleh, Waltz#2, Between the Bars
Joan Armatrading - The Weakness in Me
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (I like the Radiohead cover even better)
Portishead - Sour Times


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emsily0
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radiohead "true love waits" and "like spinning plates" - especially from their live CD
ani difranco "both hands"
pearl jam "nothing man"
starmarket "into your arms"
paul simon "graceland" - i know, it's not really all that sad, but i find it heartbreaking for some reason
blind melon "no rain"
U2 "still haven't found what i'm looking for"
the cure "lovesong"
soul asylum "runaway train"
the rolling stones "angie"
reggie and the full effect "your boyfriend hates me"
pink floyed "wish you were here"
ben folds five "brick"

i feel like a lot of these songs aren't really that sad. i'm crazy!

em

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Let it Be - The Beatles
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Sunset_Rose
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These are songs I heard when I was young.

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
Kingston Trio

Streets of London
Christy Moore

Vincent
Don McLean

Aubrey
Bread

Those were the songs my dad used play on the guitar when I was little. I never understood many of them until I was older, but they are very beautiful songs.


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The Baby by Blake Shelton. I've gotten to the point where I can't listen to it without crying.
What Do You Say? by Reba McEntire. At the end she sings about a woman dying of cancer. That gets me everytime.

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Gumdrop Girl
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"Twister" Remy Zero (sample lyrics: I need to hear you say goodbye, I don't know why I hang around)

"Gates of the Country" Black Lab
"Lost Cause" Beck
"No Distance Left to Run" blur
"Last Goodbye" Jeff Buckley
"High and Dry" Radiohead
"All I Want is You" U2
"Easy Tonight" Five for Fighting
"The Background" Third Eye Blind"

and too many Placebo songs to mention...

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Lee Ann Womack--I hope you dance

I heard it after I found out that my Gramma's cancer spread to her brain.

Yup. Tears EVERY time.


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Olive
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KC & Jo Jo-All My Life

Garth Brooks- The Dance
Every funeral I've been to its been played, and at my aunt's funeral her boyfriend sang it.


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britt0285
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I am definately into more of the trance/techno music like DJ Sasha but my favorite sad song would definately have to be:

Kissing You by Des'ree


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OmnipotentLover
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Slow Motion-Third Eye Blind
Pink Triangle-Weezer
Tired of Sex-Weezer
Tears in Heaven-Eric Clapton
Amazing-Paul McCartney (go figure)
My Sundown-Jimmy Eat World
Hear You Me-Jimmy Eat World
Every Moment-Jimmy Lafaze

i think thats about it..just thinking about those songs gets me all heartbreakish.

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