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Edna, I LOVE the Carpenters. I couldn't believe it the day I heard that Karen had died, only 32 years old. That affected me more than John Lennon's death. She had perhaps the "purest" voice and phrasing I've ever heard. Also, I think a lot of people underestimate Richard's talent: great arrangements, played piano, did backup vocals.

Yoi can make a list of Sad Songs just from their's alone !

Goodbye To Love as you said + 6 more of my favourites

Hurting Each Other

Rainy Days And Mondays

Superstar

Yesterday Once More

Solitaire

This Masquerade

ANOTHER who specialised in Sad Songs was Roy Orbison. No wonder. He lost his first wife Claudette in a motorcycle accident and two of his children in a fire + he had health problems until his untimely death from a heart attack at age 52. Here's my chronological list of the best Big O Sad Songs.

Only The Lonely

I'm Hurtin'

Love Hurts

Crying (one of my nominations for Best song of the 1960s)

The Crowd

Leah

Love Star

Distant Drums

Mama

In Dreams

Pretty Paper (a CLASSIC written by Willie Nelson)

Borne On The Wind

It's Over (THE saddest)

Goodnight

Ride Away

Communication Breakdown

There Won't Be Many Coming Home (anti-war song)

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you're so right mr 55, karen's phrasing was immaculate. and their harmonies were very complex and beautiful. my best friend sang 'we;ve only just begun' for her music recital and i was oneof her backing vocalists - the harmony lines are just gorgeous!

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1. mmm mmm mmm mmm - crash test dummies

2. no rain - blind melon

3. careless whisper - wham

4. dumb - nirvana

5. all apologies - nirvana

6. don't cry - gn'r

7. this must be heaven - freddie mercury

8. achilles' heel - toploader (i was sobbing for half an hour after hearing this for the first time)

9. waltz away dreaming - george michael and toby bourke (simply beautiful!)

10. my friends - rhcp

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Old55, I think Roy Orbison is actually THE sad songwritter. He´s great... I knew about his tragic life and I saw him on a TV set by the time he was back with... Tom Petty and others? Oh, it´s very late and I can´t remember now... well, you know who I mean. Roy Orbison was a real artist... I love very much "Solitaire" and "I´ll say goodbye to love" (Carpenters), as "Yesterday", "Only Yesterday" "Masquerade", "We´ve only just begun" and even "Close to you".

Yes, I love the Rolling Stones too, I took candy from strangers...(and it was good!!!) :happybanana: :happybanana:

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1. Tears by Rush

2. The Summerhouse by The Divine Comedy

3. Red Rain by Peter Gabrial

4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John

5. Peace on Earth by U2

6. The Last Resort by The Eagles

7. New York Minute by Don Henley

8. Second Nature by Rush

9. Acrobat by U2

10. Lights by Journey

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Old55, I think Roy Orbison is actually THE sad songwritter. He´s great... I knew about his tragic life and I saw him on a TV set by the time he was back with The Traveling Wilburys.

Yes Edna - he made even songs with happy endings sound sad. I think I missed "Goodbye To Love" on my Carpenters' list? It certainly should have been there.

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"Happy Xmas (War is over)". It begins with John Lennon singing "...and so this is Christmas" and it was being played all the time in London that Christmas after he had been shot... it´ll always make me sad.

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I just bought the BeeGees "Number Ones" album...

Listening to the version of just them singing 'Immortality' ~ it's truly beautiful ~ mind you, Celine Dion singing with them us quite moving as well :puppyeyes:

Oh dear god...now I'm leaking... 089.gif

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1. Unchained Melody - Unchained Melody

2. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart - Bee Gees

3. Kiss and Say Goodbye - The Manhattans

4. Diary - Bread

5. It's Too Late - Carole King

6. I'm Gonna Be Alright - Jennifer Lopez

7. One Last Cry - Brian McKnight

8. If Loving You is Wrong - Luther Ingram

9. Sealed With A Kiss - Brian Hyland

And my favorite

10. Even Now - Barry Manilow

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"On Your Own" - the Verve

"Talk Tonight" ? Oasis

"In My Life" ? Beatles

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" ? Simon and Garfunkel

"Good Riddance" ? Green Day

"Hey You" ? Pink Floyd

"Candle in the Wind" ? Elton John

"I Shall Be Released" ? The Band's version

"Tears in Heaven" ? Eric Clapton

"Helpless" ? Neil Young

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Whenever I get depressed, I always put in the following playlist...

"Outshined" Soundgarden

"Jeremy" Pearl Jam

"Come As You Are" Nirvana

"Creep" Radiohead

"Everlong" Foo Fighters

"Brick" Ben Folds Five

"Love Will Tear Us Apart" Joy Division

"Fell On Black Days" Soundgarden

"Far Behind" Candlebox

"Pictures of You" The Cure

"Hunger Strike" Temple of the Dog

"Like Suicide" Soundgarden

Always good for a release...

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I just bought the BeeGees "Number Ones" album...

Listening to the version of just them singing 'Immortality' ~ it's truly beautiful ~ mind you, Celine Dion singing with them us quite moving as well :puppyeyes:

:coolio:Great choice Foxy. My Wife and I are big fans of the Bee Gees. PS: Better not tell jr that you and I like Celine Dion. :D

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:coolio:Great choice Foxy. My Wife and I are big fans of the Bee Gees. PS: Better not tell jr that you and I like Celine Dion. :D

I won't tell if you won't! :thumbsup:

Her songs have always made me cry ~ "Think Twice" was the first one to really make me wail when a music teacher played it to us at school in a music lesson, I got some stick for that with my friends!

I downloaded some of her tracks this week, and they still have the same effect ~ "Because You Loved Me", "Falling Into You", "The Power Of Love".

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Edna, I LOVE the Carpenters. I couldn't believe it the day I heard that Karen had died, only 32 years old. That affected me more than John Lennon's death. She had perhaps the "purest" voice and phrasing I've ever heard. Also, I think a lot of people underestimate Richard's talent: great arrangements, played piano, did backup vocals.

You're so right, Darryl. She had one of the richest alto voices in popular music. Two of the Carpenters' songs that never fail to make me misty-eyed are Crescent Moon and Yesterday once more. Other sad songs I particularly like are:

Goodbye Norma Jean - Elton John

It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference (sung by Todd Rundgren or The Manhattan Transfer)

In My Life - The Beatles

Photographs and Memories - Jim Croce

Rhythm of The Blues - Mary Chapin Carpenter

Without You - Nilsson

Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

Love This Time & You're The One I Love - Jane Olivor

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1. Halleljuah(sp?)-Jeff Buckley

2. American Pie-Don Mclean

3. Wicked Game-Chris Issak/HIM

4. Good Riddance(Time of Your Life)-Green Day

5. Vermilion(acoustic)-Slipknot (believe me, it sounds nothing like Slipknot!)

6. Hear You Me-Jimmy Eat World

7. Creep-Radiohead

8. Everybody Hurts (u.s 9/11 tribute)-R.E.M

9. The Blower's Daughter-Damien Rice (I can't listen to that without crying)

10. Hello- Evanescence

Those are in no order of preference or sadness, i can barely listen to any of those songs without crying.

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10 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Dusty Springfield

9 The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

8 In My Life - Beatles

7 Desperado - The Eagles

6 I Threw It All Away - Bob Dylan

5 Rainy Night In Georgia - Brook Benton

4 Crying - Roy Orbison

3 Teddy Bear - Red Sovine

2 Until It's Time For You To Go - as performed by Bobby Darin

...and because I have 2 beautiful daughters ...

1 Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle

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