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The most Haunting song ever written?

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posted on Apr, 10 2007 @ 04:22 PM

Originally posted by spacedoubt
Those are both really great ones.
The intro to Gimme Shelter, really sets the tone.

This is turning into a goosebump fest.

Thankyou Spacedoubt!

Another one with Grace Slick - Jefferson Airplane:

White Rabbit! (Psycodelic/mesmorizing)

More recent one:

Mummers' Dance / Loreena Mckennitt

[edit on 10-4-2007 by TheDuckster]

posted on Apr, 10 2007 @ 04:33 PM
Sorry...LOL... I don't mean to hog the board!

Here's another one:

Simon/Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa

posted on Apr, 10 2007 @ 07:03 PM
the most haunting song that I have ever heard, and it does move me down the emotional spiral is the Adagio for strings, the Village, by Samual Barber. It was played during the movie Platoon.

posted on Apr, 10 2007 @ 07:25 PM

Originally posted by sdcigarpig
the most haunting song that I have ever heard, and it does move me down the emotional spiral is the Adagio for strings, the Village, by Samual Barber.

Here is a performance, 4 days after 9/11
Get out the Kleenex.

Edit to add...just click on the blue link at the bottom.
They don't allow embedding on this one.

[edit on 10-4-2007 by spacedoubt]

posted on Apr, 10 2007 @ 07:53 PM
What a moving video.

Yeah this one is haunting.

posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 12:48 AM
Here is another classical piece.

Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. First movement.

There are rumours that John Lennon "borrowed" from this piece, for the intro to the song "Because". And that Moonlight Sonata, played backwards, IS the intro.
It's really more like that they are in the same key(c minor), and both use similar arpeggios..So it's more like a semi-truth.
But, it's a haunting melody in it's own right.
Here it is, for comparison.

Because-The Beatles

BTW, if you like this thread flag it!
So others can see what we are putting together here.

posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 01:37 AM
You have some great ones here guys.

I would throw in Jim Croce, Time in a Bottle.

posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 06:53 AM

IF... Sung by Bread


Dream Weaver

posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 07:26 AM

I really love your thread! (Flagged it for you)

Hope you don't mind terribly, that I'm posting a lot of great songs.

I'm enjoying songs of other posters as well!

Anyways, it's 8:20am here, grab your coffee/tea/smokes/whatever and sit back a bit while i take you down memory lane with some haunting songs that I loved and still do to this day!

Here's an Ol' 80's clip of a German band that'll 'sting ya':

Still Loving You by The Scorpions

P.S. Moonlight Sonata is a very beautiful song - so serene

[edit on 11-4-2007 by TheDuckster]

posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 09:58 AM
Well theres Spancil Hill preformed by Christy Moore and Shane Macgowan, it's not their song but out of all the preformances I've heard of it, this is the best.

I love this song!

Oh and another song about a Hill hehe

Peter Gabriel is amazing!

[edit on 11/4/07 by FudgeStix]

posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 02:47 PM
It's funny how hearing one song will trigger memories of another.
"If" by Bread, reminded me of another one of their tunes.

So, Have another slice of Bread.
This is "Guitar Man".

posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 06:30 PM
Remember this one? OF COURSE you do!


Dust in the Wind

posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 08:11 PM
A couple other Pink Floyd songs spring to mind, 'Time', 'Dark Side of the Moon' and 'Brain Damage' and comfortably Numb

Oh and the NIN cover of Johnny Cash's 'Hurt'...

^ contains some pretty graphic scenes of rotting animals...

posted on Apr, 11 2007 @ 10:48 PM
Most haunting melody for me has got to be "Claire De Lune" by Claude Debussy.

Take a look at the following video clip and prepare to be moved.

As for more contemporary stuff, how about "A day in the life" by the Beatles or maybe Richie Havens singing "Freedom" at Woodstock?

Oh, and for those of you still stuck on David Gates and Bread, How about "Diary"?

That's all for my contribution to this thread and I really enjoed reading all of you're picks as well.


posted on Apr, 12 2007 @ 07:49 PM
Many thanks to member "whaaa", for reminding me about this song.
In another thread, it was stuck in whaaa's head.

Arlo Guthrie sings, "City of New Orleans"
written by Steve Goodman.

posted on Apr, 12 2007 @ 09:38 PM
Aaagghhh, this thread is hard to get through, so emotional...yes, haunting tunes. Ok, I'll add The One by Elton John. Then there's "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"--Jimmie Dale Gilmore version.
"Summer of 42" by Michelle Legrand

posted on Apr, 13 2007 @ 04:53 AM
The album by Tool called 'Undertow' Song # 69 is freaking creepy. After the song, continue to listen to the crickets. After awhile someone comes back talking. Always gives me chills! Lyrics:

It was daylight when you woke up in your ditch. You looked up at your sky, then that made blue be your color. You had your knife there with you too. when you stood up there was goo all over your clothes. Your hands were sticky. You wiped them on your grass, so now your color was green. Oh Lord, why did everything always have to keep changing like this. You were already getting nervous again. Your head hurt and it rang when you stood up. Your head was almost empty. It always hurt when you woke up like this. You crawled out of your ditch onto your gravel road and began to walk, waiting for the rest of your mind to come back to you. You can see the car parked far down the road and you walked towards it. "If god is our father," you thought, then Satan must be our cousin." Why didn't anyone else understand these important things? You got to your car and tried all the doors. They were locked. It was a red car and it was new. There was an expensive leather camera case laying on the seat. Out across your field, you could see two tiny people walking by your woods. You began to walk towards them. Now red was your color and, of course, those little people were yours too.

posted on Apr, 13 2007 @ 08:41 AM
Most haunting..aside from Floyd and Moonlight Sonata,Lightning Crashes by Live,great combination of sounds and lyrics.

posted on Apr, 13 2007 @ 08:45 AM
So I wake up thinking, Major Tom by Bowie, and House of the Rising Sun, long version, by The Animals. OK, now I'm off to whistle while I work, but no haunting songs.

posted on Apr, 13 2007 @ 08:46 AM
found a clip

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