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The most Haunting song ever written?

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posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 12:05 PM
Blackfield - 1000 people

Martin Grech - Open Heart Zoo

Muse - Unintended

Perfect Circle - 3 Libras

Porcupine Tree - Collapse Light in to Earth

Radiohead - Exit Music for a Film

Smashing Pumpkins - For Martha

The Smiths - I Know its Over

The Verve - The Drugs Don't Work

posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 01:48 PM
Joy Division - Atmosphere

Truly awesome tune.

Japan - Ghosts

Weird? Avant Garde? I don't know but definately different and atmospheric.
David Sylvian is still recording I think.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) - Maid Of Orleans

A really under rated band, an exellent song.

And finally.....
Ultravox - Vienna

I know it's very commercial etc, so here's a rare live recording

[edit on 19-9-2007 by Freeborn]

posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 02:09 PM
reply to post by FudgeStix

Actually, "Hurt" is a NIN song, covered by Johnny Cash.

How about The Doors-The End:

posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 07:41 PM
Be afraid.

Feel what they experienced.

You will cry.

Here is a description...

Here is the song to hear

[edit on 19-9-2007 by depth om]

posted on Oct, 6 2007 @ 11:31 AM
I have a couple. Lindsey Buckingham- D.W. Suite
Fleetwood Mac-Say Goodbye
Live-Mystery and Lightning Crashes

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 12:34 AM
Been listening to quite a few incubus tunes.
Sort of resurrecting old listening habits.
Then this song cam along..It's haunting me.
Great song!! Haunting...
Any Incubus fans out there?

Here, in My Room

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 07:32 AM
Mazzy Star's music always had a haunting feeling for me, here are two of their songs:


Fade Into You

Nice Thread

posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 02:23 PM
I completely forgot about her!
You are right about that voice.
Especially the second one.

posted on Dec, 21 2007 @ 03:29 PM
this isn't a "song", but a wonderful piece of music by Richard Strauss and used to great effect in 2001 Space Odyssey
a song I like from Kate Bush

Spiritualized (probaby qualifies more as a "haunting" song than the others)
that song brings back memories, I hadn't listened to it in years!!!

[edit on 21-12-2007 by golddragnet]

posted on Dec, 21 2007 @ 03:57 PM

Can't rival John Jacob Niles when it comes to "haunting."

posted on Dec, 21 2007 @ 05:09 PM
Haunted times 20,000,000. With respect, in Flanders Field as set to "The Dead Flag Blues".


posted on Dec, 21 2007 @ 06:30 PM
reply to post by Mira_of_lurk0more

Awesome! So many don't know anything about GSYBE. The original song is haunting in it's own right, as is every other song. I think it's awesome how political they are while maintaining their subtly about it. Nothing makes me feel like more of a creep than listening to Godspeed while driving in the night. Nothing.

posted on Dec, 21 2007 @ 06:55 PM
Here's one by The Doors - Unknown Soldier.

posted on Dec, 21 2007 @ 07:29 PM
reply to post by Mira_of_lurk0more

that is very good, I hadn't heard that previously, thought-provoking.

posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 11:24 AM
well i think the most haunting is this here

Seriously though Wings for marie from Tool is awesome, also Pu#, well pretty much every Tool song has some haunting dark presence about it. Because by the Beatles as someone else posted is a fairly haunting, those guys were brilliant at putting music together that just grabs something deep down and pulls you in to their music.

posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 08:17 PM
This is a good one.'How Soon is now' by the smiths.

posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 08:48 PM
reply to post by TheDuckster

I have to agree, this song has been a favorite for many years and always leaves me with a sense of sadness and completion at the same time.

posted on Dec, 29 2007 @ 02:49 AM
Peter Laughner's home recording of "Ain't It Fun" gets my vote. While in the band Rocket from the Tombs (not to be confused with Rocket from the Crypt =/), he wrote the lyrics for this song and typically sang it during live shows. Cheetah Chrome wrote the music. RFTT later split into two groups: Pere Ubu and the Dead Boys. The latter recorded a version that became a seminal punk classic. Guns-N-Roses would later cover the Dead Boys version on The Spaghetti Incident.

The original was much bluesier.

In the home recording, Peter says "This song is called Ain't It Fun, You're Gonna Die Young, and it's dedicated to Jane Scott, so she'll stay forever young, forever 16 -- she won't die young."

Not long afterwards, Peter died at the age of 24. Jane Scott would, of course, go on to be the world's oldest living rock journalist. My best friend in college was the first person to introduce me to this song. He died a couple of years later at the age of 23.

It is the song that most haunts me. "Ain't it fun when you're always on the run / Ain't it fun when your friends despise what you've become..." There just isn't another song that affects me quite the same way.

Additionally, I'd vote for "Famous Blue Raincoat" by Leonard Cohen, "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory" by Johnny Thunders, "Into Dust" by Mazzy Star, "Barefoot in the Dark" by Dax Riggs (from the first deadboy & the Elephantmen album If This is Hell, Then I'm Lucky). Actually, pretty much all of Dax's songs are haunting. That's been his niche for well over a decade now.


posted on Dec, 29 2007 @ 10:06 AM
Cool thread.

Uber-retro, but pretty much anything on the Mr. Mister album.

Rare live performance:

When I bought my first car (age 33), it had a cassette player and we used to get up at 4am and pop that tape in and go ride the Blue Ridge Parkway and look for wildlife at pre-dawn.

(Unfortunately they installed the cassette player right above the heater in that model and it melted all my tapes after a few plays, :lol

posted on Dec, 29 2007 @ 10:47 AM
I asked Daddy what he thought "musically" was the most haunting for him. He picked two. The first one on vinyl is almost scary, my Mom remembers the storm on Georgian Bay. I found a video. "too rough to feed you", "been good to know you."

The second one isn't easy to share. My Dad's a member.


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