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Songs that make you sad--but in a good way

"Blue Bayou," especially when covered by Linda Ronstadt

"September Song"

"Early Autumn"

by Anonymousreply 11912/13/2015

Monday Monday -- Mamas & the Papas

by Anonymousreply 109/27/2013

"The Boxer" -- Simon and Garfunkel (not the crap version by Mumford)

by Anonymousreply 209/27/2013

"Crazy" - Patsy Cline

"Nothing Compares 2 U" - Sinead O'Connor

"No Easy Way Down" - Dusty Springfield

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Simon & Garfunkel

"Kentucky Rain" - Elvis Presley

by Anonymousreply 309/27/2013

Carly Simon, That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be

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Everybody Hurts (Sometimes)

by Anonymousreply 609/27/2013

Leon Russell-A Song For You

by Anonymousreply 709/27/2013

Bonnie Raitt, I Can't Make You Love Me

by Anonymousreply 809/27/2013

You Don't Know Me -- Ray Charles

Wasted Days and Wasted Nights -- Freddie Fender

Only Yesterday -- The Carpenters

In My Life -- The Beatles

Crazy Arms -- Patsy Cline

by Anonymousreply 909/27/2013

What's New - Sinatra

What's New - Sinatra

Angel - Aretha Franklin

Come Saturday Morning - Sandpipers

Friends - Elton John

Got To Be There - Michael Jackson

Pretty Ballerina - Left Banke

Expecting To Fly - Buffalo Springfield

The Makings of You - Gladys Knight and the Pips

Marie - Randy Newman

People Make The World Go Round - Stylistics

Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell

Everybody's Talkin' - Nilsson

Ode To Billy Joe - Bobby Gentry

And all of OP's songs

by Anonymousreply 1009/27/2013

Love's a Losing Game

by Anonymousreply 1109/27/2013

Is That All There Is? - Peggy Lee

My Funny Valentine

Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue

Help Me Make It Through The Night - Sammi Smith

Sunday Morning Coming Down - Johnny Cash

For the Good Times - Ray Price

Only Love Can Break A Heart - Gene Pitney

by Anonymousreply 1209/27/2013

There's a good way to be sad ??? Please let me in on that! These are my wrist-slitters:

Living All Alone - Phyllis Hyman

Superstar - Better Midler

Til It Happens To You - Corinne Bailey Rae

This House Is Empty Now - Bacharach/Elvis Costello

May The Music Never End - Shirley Horn

Come Down In Time - Lani Hall

Blue Eyes - Elton John

A Taste Of Honey - Lizz Wright

Desiree - Laura Nyro

Brother, Brother - Esther Phillips

Cowboys & Angels - George Michael

On Broadway - Little Jimmy Scott

Fascination - Everything But The Girl

Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You - Stevie Nicks

Easy For You To Say - Linda Ronstadt

You're Not The Man - Sade

When Your Life Was Low - Lalah Hathaway

Anything by The Carpenters

by Anonymousreply 1309/27/2013

It Might as Well Rain until September -- Carole King

Crying -- Roy Orbison

Stardust -- Willie Nelson

Heroes and Villains -- Beach Boys

by Anonymousreply 1409/27/2013

Rollercoaster - Everything But The Girl

Silver Springs - Fleetwood Mac

Close Your Eyes - James Taylor

Heart of Gold - Neil Young

Carried Away - Crosby Stills & Nash

by Anonymousreply 1509/27/2013

"Without You" - Harry Nilsson

by Anonymousreply 1609/27/2013

"Nebraska" - Cash Brothers

"Tom's Diner" (a cappella version) - Suzanne Vega

by Anonymousreply 1709/27/2013

Goin' Back - Dusty Springfield

Gentle Stranger. - Captain & Tennille

Houses. - Judy Collins

by Anonymousreply 1809/28/2013

Living All Alone-Phyllis Hyman

Old Friend-Phyllis Hyman

No Ordinary Love-Sade

A Song For You-Donny Hathaway

A House Is Not A Home-take your pick as many singers have sung it with Dionne Warwick as the original but my personal favorite is Luther Vandross' version

Superstar-again, plenty of versions but Luther's is very moving

I Don't Wanna Cry-Mariah Carey

My Immortal-Evanescence

Sarah McLachlan has a bunch of sad songs that are moving too

by Anonymousreply 1909/28/2013

The "Ave Maria", whether instrumental or vocal. I'm always reminded of my Granny.

by Anonymousreply 2009/28/2013

Melissa - Allman Bros.

by Anonymousreply 2109/28/2013

Sally's Pigeons - Cyndi Lauper

Hello - Jason Gould

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This House - Alison Moyet

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Go West, the Pet Shop Boys version. I always think of my handsome young friend Bill, who moved to LA and died way too early of the AIDS.

by Anonymousreply 2409/28/2013

"Sentimental Lady" Bob Welch

"Wildfire" Michael Martin Murphey

"Turn the Page" Bob Seegar

"Here you Come Again" Dolly Parton

by Anonymousreply 2509/28/2013

Sandy Denny: "At the End of the Day"

Richard & Linda Thompson "The Poor Boy is Taken Away"

Led Zeppelin "That's the Way"

"How Glad I Am" Nancy Wilson or Ellen Foley's versions-luv 'em both.

Glenn Yarbrough "The Lonely Things"

Procol Harum "New Lamps for Old"

Hmmm..2 & 5 are a little dark. But then, sometimes you gotta go there first to get to "sad in a good way".

by Anonymousreply 2609/28/2013

ENOUGH, List Queens. Post one or two choices, that's it. If you post a ridiculous, long list, NO ONE READS IT. I know you want everyone to admire your brilliance for being able to think of so many different answers, but no one gives a fuck about being inside your brain.

You're welcome.

by Anonymousreply 2709/28/2013

Don't Stop Believin' - GLEE cast, but I like the new version Rachel does during her audition, especially the video.

Go ahead. Call me Mary. I miss Finn.

by Anonymousreply 2809/28/2013

November Rain Guns and Roses

Famous Blue Raincoat (Live Cover Version by Tori Amos)

by Anonymousreply 2909/28/2013

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - The Carpenters

One Less Bell to Answer - The 5th Dimension

by Anonymousreply 3009/28/2013

Lots of versions of "Silent Night," "O, Holy Night," and "Adeste Fideles" (Latin only).

by Anonymousreply 3109/28/2013

Philadelphia - Neil Young. Game over.

by Anonymousreply 3209/28/2013

Nobody's thanked you, Mary Martinet R27

I don't think anyone admires you for making multiple posts of single entries, either-what precisely, if anything AT ALL, is your point?

I'll post as I see fit, within reason. And you can go squat on a snowcone, lover. Or practice your Roman salute in a leather jockstrap in the bathroom mirror, whatever.

For what it's worth, I like your choices. Now if you'll excuse me, the coffee's ready.

by Anonymousreply 3309/28/2013

I like single entries, too, R26. Pride has nothing to do with it, readability everything. I can simply read single entry posts more clearly than long lists.

by Anonymousreply 3409/28/2013

The Living Years - Mike and the Mechanics

My father is alive, but it still makes me tear up.

by Anonymousreply 3509/28/2013

"Like To Get To Know You" by Spanky & Our Gang (the version with the coda). I think this is the best example of a song that sounds sad for a reason that I totally can't explain.

by Anonymousreply 3609/28/2013

YES, R36. Totally agree about that song.

by Anonymousreply 3709/28/2013

"I'm Not Talking about Moving In" is similar, R36. I've always hated this song.

by Anonymousreply 3809/28/2013

Take the 12 inch dildo out of your ass R27 you don't run this site-if we want to post lists of our selections, that's our right. It's more logical for each poster to list multiple songs in 1 post than make numerous posts with 1 or 2 songs. It's not our fault if your reading level can't handle something a bit longer.

by Anonymousreply 3909/28/2013

Sinatra does it for me, with four albums worth (Where Are You?, In the Wee Small Hours, No One Cares and Sinatra Sings Only the Lonely).

"Don't Worry 'Bout Me" and "One for My Baby" always get me, as does his 1963 live version (piano only) "I Have Dreamed". Flawless.

by Anonymousreply 4009/28/2013

kd lang - Golden Slumbers

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Wrecking Ball

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Empty Garden by Elton John once I heard him say that it was written about John Lennon.

"Hey Johnny can you come out to play in my empty garden."

by Anonymousreply 4309/28/2013

Someone Like You...but this cover. Amazing.

by Anonymousreply 4409/28/2013

That is good, R44. DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES gets me. Even more so if I'm singing it. It plugs into an unrequited love.

by Anonymousreply 4509/28/2013

LuPone's Where Heart Resides, Real Emotional Girl

Barbra's Somewhere

Audrey's Smile

Buckley's Come On Come On

Julie Andrew's Grazy World

by Anonymousreply 4609/28/2013

Garth Brooks - The Dance

by Anonymousreply 4709/28/2013

[quote]Julie Andrew's Grazy World

I'm afraid you've made some typos. That should be "Julie Andrews' Graxy World."

by Anonymousreply 4809/28/2013

St. Vincent's "Actor Out of Work."

One of the best and simplest videos I've ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 4909/28/2013

Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order

by Anonymousreply 5009/28/2013

[quote] Take the 12 inch dildo out of your ass R27

Fuck you, List Queen. No one cares about your post with 20 items in it. And I can take WAY more than 12 inches.

I can take 13.

I can take 14.

I can take 15.

Shall I list more?

by Anonymousreply 5109/28/2013

The Last Song by Elton John. I love this song. It's a great one.

by Anonymousreply 5209/28/2013

What'll I Do - Irving Berlin.

Oddly, I love the version Bea Arthur does on the Golden Girls.

by Anonymousreply 5309/28/2013

"Angel Mine" - Cowboy Junkies

by Anonymousreply 5409/28/2013

R51 you're clearly the only one who has a problem with the normal and logical idea of making lists. We get it-you can't handle too many words in 1 post. Not our problem. Go look at tumblr so you'll see more pictures than words. I'm sure you can take more than 12 inches-whiners like you tend to be insatiable, loose, sloppy bottoms whose rectums are falling out.

by Anonymousreply 5509/28/2013

kd lang singing "Hallelujah"

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"It's A Beautiful Day" Louis Armstrong.

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Lover You Should've Come Over - Jeff Buckley The Maker - Dave Matthews' version (originally done by Daniel Lanois)

by Anonymousreply 5809/28/2013

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Bittersweet memories of loved ones gone too soon.

by Anonymousreply 5909/28/2013

I love Latin songs. Sometimes you don't need to understand the words; it's all in the emotions that are conveyed, like this.

Alejandra Guzman - Algo Que No Esta

It describes a couple that are together and are trying desperately to hold on to each other, with the unspoken realization that "there's something that isn't there anymore, and that refuses to return." Very sad, but sometimes, facing that realization is ironically empowering...and liberating.

by Anonymousreply 6009/28/2013

Follow That Road - Anne Hills

Cry every time I listen to it.

by Anonymousreply 6109/28/2013

I love this version on "Crying" in Spanish from Mulholland Dr. Great scene! Very odd, and sad. I wish the subtitles weren't so in-your-face though.

by Anonymousreply 6209/28/2013

Happy Birthday

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Yesterday When I Was Young

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Be My Downfall by Del Amitri. So many of their songs resonate with me (Always The Last To Know, Some Other Suckers Parade) but Be My Downfall always brings back bittersweet memories.

by Anonymousreply 6509/28/2013

Maybe September Tony Bennett

Autumn Leaves Nat King Cole

Diamonds and Rust Joan Baez

Urge for Going Joni Mitchell

Mama Bake a Pie Tom T. Hall

Marathon Cowboy Junkies

by Anonymousreply 6609/28/2013

Lost Cause, Beck

by Anonymousreply 6709/28/2013

The Circle Game, by either Tom Rush or Joni Mitchell (though I heard Tom Rush's version years before Joni's).

by Anonymousreply 6809/28/2013

Anthem, Leonard Cohen

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Blue Rodeo - Hasn't Hit Me Yet

by Anonymousreply 7009/28/2013

"Of Missing Persons," the song Jackson Browne wrote for Lowell George's daughter Inara after LG died. Gets me every time.

by Anonymousreply 7109/29/2013

Almost every track from Joni Mitchell's album Hejira.

Too many other artists and songs to list.

by Anonymousreply 7209/29/2013

r64 Lena's version is OK, but can't compare with Roy Clark's. I wonder how many people hear that song, and say, "Yeah, that's me."?

by Anonymousreply 7309/29/2013

Everyone's chosen great songs.

My two favorite have already been mentioned

Help Me Make It Through The Night - Sammi Smith

Everybody's Talkin' - Nilsson

and, yes, the whole Hejira album by Joni Mitchell

by Anonymousreply 7409/29/2013

Not a Day Goes By

No-one is Alone

I Wish I Could Forget You

I Won't Send Roses

by Anonymousreply 7509/29/2013

Here's Roy Clark,r73. You're right. His version is sublime,too.

by Anonymousreply 7609/29/2013

Being Boring - Pet Shop Boys

Llorando - Rebekah Del Rio

Mother's Pride- George Michael

by Anonymousreply 7709/29/2013

"The Pretender" by Jackson Browne.

"Caught between the longing for love And the struggle for the legal tender"

by Anonymousreply 7809/29/2013

Blue Moon - Bobby Vinton

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For All We Know

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"Me & Little Andy" by Dolly Parton. She wrote lots of sad songs but this one is brutal. In a good way.

"Maybe This Christmas" by Ron Sexsmith. I cry almost every time I hear it.

by Anonymousreply 8101/09/2014

Desperado. Story of my (wannabe) life.

by Anonymousreply 8201/09/2014

"As Tears Go By" - Marianne Faithfull

by Anonymousreply 8301/09/2014

"Where Do You Start?" sung by Nancy LaMott

by Anonymousreply 8401/09/2014

"Mr. Sandman" by the Chordettes.

by Anonymousreply 8501/09/2014

"Yesterday, When I Was Young" sung by Lena Horne just decimates me.

"He Was Too Good To Me" sung by Barbara Cook makes me misty eyed.

"I'll Be Home For Christmas" sung by Nancy LaMott has, on occasion, brought me to sobs.

by Anonymousreply 8601/09/2014

Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

Ave Maria. It was played at my grandmother's funeral.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Carpenters and Judy Garland's version.

by Anonymousreply 8701/09/2014

"Alone Again, Naturally" sung by Nina Simone. It's so heart- breakingly bitter, and yet, so full of love. I sob when it's over.

by Anonymousreply 8801/09/2014

"Only the Lonely" by The Motels.

by Anonymousreply 8901/09/2014

"Looking for Space" John Denver

"Only a Dream" Mary Chapin Carpenter

by Anonymousreply 9001/09/2014

The Oogum Bogum song.

by Anonymousreply 9101/09/2014

And I Think It's Gonna Rain Today. Randy Newman

by Anonymousreply 9201/09/2014

"Jealousy" Pet Shop Boys

"One Moment in Time" Whitney Houston

"Burbujas de Amor" Juan Juis Guerra

"Lonely People" America

"The Dance" Garth Brooks

"At Last" Etta James

"I'll Never Find Another You" The Seekers

"Our Last Summer" Abba

"Vincent (Starry Starry Night" Don McLean

by Anonymousreply 9301/09/2014

"Loving Blind" Clint Black

"Where Do Broken Hearts Go" Whitney Houston

"I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserable (I Like the Randi Graff version best)

"I Started a Joke" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls" The Bee Gees

"A Volte Il Cuore" Andrea Boccelli

"Te Regalo una Rosa" Juan Luis Guerra

"Blackhole Sun" SoundGarden

"All Out of Love" Air Supply

by Anonymousreply 9401/09/2014

"L'Attesa" Andrea Boccelli

"Home" Michael Buble'

"Moon River" Andy Williams

"The Way Old Friends Do" Abba

by Anonymousreply 9501/09/2014

Coming Around again by Carly Simon

Human Nature by Michael Jackson

Heartbreak Warfare by John Mayer

by Anonymousreply 9601/09/2014

Time Alan Parsons Project

by Anonymousreply 9701/09/2014

"It Might as Well Rain until September" by Carole King.

The Helen Shapiro cover of that song is great, but it's not nearly as sad.

by Anonymousreply 9801/09/2014

I second "Moon River".

Also, "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)". Something about it makes me think of being in NYC at 4am on a summer's morning, tipsy, and wondering what I'm going to do with my life.

by Anonymousreply 9901/09/2014

[quote]Alan Parsons Project

Wow! I used to listen to them back in the 70s. I was sure the neighbors thought I was sacrificing lambs in my kitchen.

by Anonymousreply 10001/09/2014

Broken Wing by Juice Newton.

by Anonymousreply 10101/09/2014

Ooops. It's not Broken Wing by Juice's "Rainbow Sleeve" by Ricky lee Jones.

by Anonymousreply 10201/09/2014

Still the definitive sad song, lambs or not

by Anonymousreply 10301/09/2014

Several Sondheim songs:

Being Alive (Company)

Losing My Mind (Follies)

Sunday (Sunday In the Park With George)

Send In The Clowns (A Little Night Music)

by Anonymousreply 10401/14/2014

Landslide - Stevie Nicks / Fleetwood Mac

by Anonymousreply 10501/14/2014

The Way We Were

by Anonymousreply 10601/14/2014

This thread is filled with people who have awful taste. Staring with OP and that fat cunt Linda Ronstadt.

by Anonymousreply 10701/14/2014

r107 - Barry Manilow

by Anonymousreply 10801/14/2014

Empty Chairs - Don McLean

I thought I Was A Child - Jackson Browne

Ending of Song - Orleans

I'm Sorry - John Denver

by Anonymousreply 10901/14/2014

Thanks to those who are posting links to the Youtube vids! The DL inline feature makes them easy to watch.

Here's Christelle's version of Alone.

by Anonymousreply 11001/14/2014

"A House is not a Home" written by Burt Bacharach, sung by Dusty Springfield

by Anonymousreply 11101/14/2014

My Herat belongs to me

by Anonymousreply 11201/14/2014

Who Knows Where The Time Goes

by Anonymousreply 11301/14/2014

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

by Anonymousreply 11401/14/2014

"Danny Boy"

"Reflection Of My Life" Marmalade

by Anonymousreply 11501/14/2014

Phantom of the Opera - Title Song. The entire story is tragic. This is beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 11601/14/2014

I wake up laughing, thrown from a nightmare. I come down standing when I'm tossed in the air. Bright as Tijuana. Like a dose of Bella Donna. I could cry but I don't wanna. And the dream's lost on me.

I come out shootin' when trouble comes knockin'. I greet bad news by sending it walkin'. Happy or just crazy. Relaxed or laxy. Gonna keep my vision hazy. And the dream's lost on me.

Cares are all buckshot and buffalo. Every dark has an afterglow. I'm not afraid of what's down below I keep my sights on the sky.

I wake up laughing, thrown from a nightmare. I come down standing when I'm tossed in the air. Bright as Tijuana. Like a dose of Bella Donna. I could cry but I don't wanna. And the dream's lost on me...

(I suggest you listen to the acoustic version of the song, it's so much better than the studio version)

by Anonymousreply 11712/13/2015

"How Can I Help You To Say Goodbye" by Laura Branigan

by Anonymousreply 11812/13/2015

Mona Lisa's and Mad Hatters - Elton John

by Anonymousreply 11912/13/2015
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