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My Love's Leavin -- Steve Winwood

Mona Lisa's and Madhatters -- Elton John

All Cried Out -- Alison Moyet

Alone Again, Naturally -- Gilbert O'Sullivan

Living Years -- Mike and the Mechanics

Why Can't it Wait till Morning -- Phil Collins

Operator -- Jim Croche

Everybody Loves Me But You -- Julianna Hatfield

Undertow -- Genesis

She's Leaving Home -- The Beatles

Blasphemous Rumours -- Depeche Mode

Sinking -- The Cure

Barely Breathing -- Duncan Sheik

Coming up Close -- Til Tuesday

This is the Day -- The The

The Boxer -- Simon and Garfunkel

Right about at this point in my playlist I'm feeling real sorry for myself and questioning my decision to live in a high-rise building. The balcony is just too easy of a way out. (kidding) I have more sad songs than just these and I like all of them whether I'm sad or not. I usually get out of these moods by listening to something fast that doesn't require much thought like Motley Crue, Van Halen, Ratt, or Quiet Riot. Hard to be sad when you're trying to "Come on (and) feel the noise".

On another post there was a question about good songs to have sex to. I had two songs, now I have all these sad songs. Something's not right about a ratio like that. :puppyeyes:

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Born With A Broken Heart by Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers

Anywhere Like Heaven by James Taylor

Blues With A Feeling by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

The Thrill Is Gone by B.B. King

Where Do You Think You're Going by Dire Straits

Wicked Game (and other songs) by Chris Isaak

Out On The Weekend, Helpless (and many others) by Neil Young. He can somehow make depressing songs sound real good.

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They're not all sad, they're just what I listen to when I'm sad:

Don't Follow - Alice in Chains

Down in a Hole - Alice in Chains

Nutshell - Alice in Chains

Sickman - Alice in Chains

Shame in You - Alice in Chains

107 Steps - Bjork

2:45 AM - Elliott Smith

Everything Means Nothing To Me - Elliott Smith

Miss Misery - Elliott Smith

Learning How To Smile - Everclear

Normal Like You - Everclear

Otis Redding - Everclear

23 - God Lives Underwater

Empty - God Lives Underwater

Accident Prone - Jawbreaker

Jet Black - Jawbreaker

Always With Me, Always With You - Joe Satriani

Tears in the Rain - Joe Satriani

Cigarettes - King's X

River of Deceit - Mad Season

Wake Up - Mad Season

Hurt - Nine Inch Nails (Yes, I know it's cliche)

Something I can Never Have - Nine Inch Nails

4am - Our Lady Peace

Are You Sad - Our Lady Peace

Clumsy - Our Lady Peace

Story of 100 Aisles - Our Lady Peace

Creep - Radiohead

Exit Music (for a film) - Radiohead

How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead

Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Abuse Me - Silverchair

Ana's Song (Open Fire) - Silverchair

Cemetary - Silverchair

Nobody Came - Silverchair

Petrol & Chlorine - Silverchair

Suicidal Dream - Silverchair

Untitled - Silverchair

Blank Page - Smashing Pumpkins

Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins

Here Is No Why - Smashing Pumpkins

Mayonaise - Smashing Pumpkins

Rocket - Smashing Pumpkins

Spaceboy - Smashing Pumpkins

Stumbleine - Smashing Pumpkins

Thirty-Three - Smashing Pumpkins

To Forgive - Smashing Pumpkins

Destroying Angel - Sneaker Pimps

Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

Blow Up the Outside World - Soundgarden

Fell On Black Days - Soundgarden

Like Suicide - Soundgarden

Creep - Stone Temple Pilots

Say Hello 2 Heaven - Temple Of the Dog

While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles

Deception - The Cruxshadows

Even Angels Fall - The Cruxshadows

Fly Away - The Living End

Amazed - Offspring

Gotta Get Away - Offspring

No Hero - Offspring

Anything by The Smiths

Butterfly - Weezer

Undone (The Sweater Song) - Weezer

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This is a better subject than the other one about songs that make you cry... I think there's three of these topics floating around, but I'll post in this one.

Top 10 sad songs to-day:

1. "Flowers" by Rozz Williams (saddest song ever written, imo)

2. "But, What Ends When The Symbols Shatter?" by Death In June

3. "Louise" by Clan Of Xymox

4. "A Strange Day" by The Cure

5. "Never Never" by The Assembly

6. "In A Manner Of Speaking" by Tuxedomoon (this one will always be listed)

7. "Asleep" by The Smiths

8. "Oproffesionell" by Kent (the whole Isola album is depressing... the Swedish version is even more depressing than the English one)

9. "Leaving" by Suede

10. "Wild Is The Wind" by David Bowie

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Man Over - Robinella and the CCstringband.

About a man consumed by alcohol. Being a recovering alcoholic, it made me break down the first time I heard it.

It captured the despair and hopelessness I felt for so many years in about 3 minutes.

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When I'm sad, I usually listen to happy songs to bring my mood up. But here are some sad songs.

Tears in Heaven - Clapton (that song gets me every time...I start to tear when I hear it)

Closing Time - Semisonic (It was on when my Dad was on the way to see my Grampa for the last time.)

Lightning Crashes - Live

Lots of Neil Young is sad. He's good at sad songs.

Hurt - the Johnny Cash version

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There'll be sad songs to make you cry ... loves songs often do ... and I can't remember the rest of that song.

Anyway my sad songs are, among others:

Victory Is Won - Santana

Amber Changing - Rise Against

Creep - Radiohead

Heart of Gold - Neil Young

Yesterday - The Beatles

Days of the Phoenix - AFI

Fade - Staind

Total Bummer - NOFX

Into The Dead Sky - At The Gates

You Are Not Alone - Nobuo Uematsu (well, he composed it, anyway ... it's from Final Fantasy IX for the PSX)

And more I can't think of ... I'm at work and my collection's at home.

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One song that gets me every time is Meatloaf?s ?Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Actually Are?. The beginning part is about his best friend (who has the same name as me) dying. In the video it featured him testing a homemade one-man airplane & it crashed into a tree as it lifted off the ground. Then he goes into how his father abused him as a child "My father's eyes went blank as he hit me again & again & again? Finally the ending of the song is about a long lost love who he lost his virginity to. The video showed him with her having passionate affairs in the backseat of his car (which he refers to as ?backseat like a Romeo?. Then he goes back into town to visit the old house, but an old man shakes his head with incredulity, as he appeared to be asking about her. I could personally identify with the portrayed essentials throughout the song and video & relate them to experiences in my personal life.

Another one that makes me sad is Creedence Clearwater Revival - Someday Never Comes. It deals with the loss of his dad, & embarking upon the things he did for him during their time together. My father played this for me when I was a kid & gave me a hug as he was explaining the meaning behind the song to me. It makes me really think about being under-appreciative & taking my parents decisions & judgments for granted during my childhood every time I hear the opener ?First thing I remember was askin? papa, why?, For there were many things I didn?t know. And daddy always smiled; took me by the hand, Sayin?, someday you?ll understand.?

One of the tracks from Tom Petty?s album Into the Great Wide Open, called For All the Wrong Reasons reminds me of a girl that I was once in love with, that vanished without a trace, I still think of her to this day. Nirvana's version of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" as well as Type O' Negative - Unsuccessfully Sleeping With the Natural Beauty of Infidelity remind me of my ex-fiance & it re-opens a welding scar. There was an R&B song in 1994, sang by a group about missing their mother, I'm not sure who sings it, as I haven't heard it in a long time.

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Surprisingly (or not), Smokey Robinson's "Tears Of A Clown" always struck me as a really sad song. I recall talking about how I liked it and suddenly I began to stumble in my words because my throat dried and I began to choke up :puppyeyes: I also kinda liked that old cheezy tune by Gilbert O'Sullivan "Alone Again (Naturally)" as well as The Guess Who's "These Eyes." Coincidentally, all three are about sadness that comes from past loves who left.

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"The Thrill Is Gone" by B.B. King

Damn. That IS a sad song. I have a cover of that by Patricia Barber from the Lady Sings The Blues compilation and it's good. I can't help to wallow a bit in their beautiful misery :beatnik:

"Wicked Game" (and other songs) by Chris Isaak

Ooo yeah :beatnik:

This guy makes sadness sound sexy. He's made a career at not being able to keep women around :elvis:

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