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What are the saddest or most depressing songs you have heard.

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posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 09:48 PM
Concrete Blonde - Tomorrow Wendy
Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
Kate Bush - The Man With The Child in His Eyes
The Fixx - Phantom Living
The Fixx - In Suspense
The Church - My Little Problem
Queen - The Show Must Go On
Elton John - Daniel
Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
Manic Steet Preachers - A Design For Life
Aimee Mann - Wise Up
Mansun - Legacy (sad, yet inspiring)
The Verve - Sonnet
The Verve - On Your Own
Trouble - Memory's Garden
Paul Weller/The Jam - English Rose (very personal - been over a decade since I've been back and it still hurts)

that's the short list. trying not to duplicate.

posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 09:50 PM
well, i did it.
i duplicated
my own post, that is

[edit on 10-9-2008 by martalen]

posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 01:37 PM
Some of these are already listed but for me....

REM- Everybody Hurts
Garth Brooks- The Dance
The Used- On My Own
Better Than Ezra- Desperately Wanting
Dishwalla- Counting Blue Cars
The Verve Pipe- The Freshmen
The Tragically Hip- 38 Years Old
Live- Lightning Crashes
Soul Asylum- Runaway Train
Blue Rodeo- Lost Together

And #1 on this list for me....

Johnny Cash- Hurt (NIN cover)

Cash's version of this song is STUNNING. His voice doesn't just say the words. It feels them. It acts them out. If you didn't know a single word of english, you would still understand the gist of the song as Cash sings it. And the video stops me in my tracks and chokes me up every single time I see it. Breathtaking.

posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 10:05 AM
Kate Bush - This woman's work

Of all the things we should've said,
That were never said.
All the things we should've done,
That we never did.
All the things that you needed from me.
All the things that you wanted for me.
All the things that I should've given,
But I didn't.

Oh, darling, make it go away.
Just make it go away now.

Loreena McKennit - Snow

Level 42 - Leaving me now

Tori Amos - Smells like teen spirit

posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 06:11 PM
her are a few
weepnot for the memories
my immortal
and mockingbird

posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 12:17 AM
this list should be centered around trent reznor of NIN. nobody does it better than him, i suggest getting the albums
The Downward Spiral
The Fragile
With Teeth

not only our his lyrics meaningful there awfully depressing, there not cheesy either, plus no-one can duplicate his sound, its easily the best depressing stuff out there

posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 10:25 AM
i cried buckets for radiohead's fake plastic trees

posted on Oct, 17 2008 @ 02:22 PM
This song is heartbreaking

From Titanic. Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On

posted on Oct, 21 2008 @ 01:11 PM
Mine is kind of a long list lol (sorry about that), but here are the songs I find sad/depressing:

AFI - Silver and Cold (really depressing, especially the video, it's pretty sad)
AFI - Miss Murder (pretty sad, after all it's about death)
Aqua - Turn Back Time
Avenged Sevenfold - Seize the Day (if you see the music video it's even sadder)
Avenged Sevenfold - I Won't See You Tonight Part 1 and Part 2 (Part 1 is probably the most depressing song I've heard, it is about suicide after all though lol)
Avril Lavigne - When You're Gone
Avril Lavigne - Innocence
Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love (if you've seen the video they used to show with it at their concerts, then you'll know why it's so sad)
Bread - If (because it's just so beautiful)
Britney Spears - Everytime
The Carpenters - Rainy Days and Mondays
The Carpenters - Maybe It's You
The Carpenters - I'll Never Fall in Love Again
The Carpenters - Baby It's You
Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On (mainly cos of the movie associated with it, Titanic)
Christina Aguilera - Hurt
Eminem - Mockingbird
Eminem - Toy Soldiers
Eminem - Sing for the Moment
Eskimo Joe - London Bombs
Five Iron Frenzy - Dandylions
Good Charlotte - March On
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
Gwen Stefani - Wonderful Life
Hayley Westenra - Dark Waltz
Katy Rose - Lemon (if I'm depressed I usually listen to this song, which makes me more depressed lol, don't ask me why)
Kelly Clarkson - Because of You
Kelly Rowland - Stole
Lifehouse - Breathing
most Linkin Park songs
Mariah Carey - Bye Bye
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters (yeah, it is pretty sad)
Michael Jackson - Earth Song
My Chemical Romance - I Don't Love You
My Chemical Romance - Helena (reminds me of my Nan)
Nelly Furtado - Te Busque
Nelly Furtado - In God's Hands
Nelly Furtado - Build You Up
Nelly Furtado - Try
Nightwish - Eva
Nightwish - While Your Lips Are Still Red (so beautiful)
Pink - Family Portrait
Pantera - Cemetary Gates
Plumb - Cut (one of the saddest songs I've ever heard)
Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting
Rihanna - We Ride
Robbie Williams - Advertising Space
Robbie Williams - Better Man
Sarah Blasko - Flame Trees
Savage Garden - Crash and Burn (I don't know if this is a sad song, but if I'm sad or depressed, this song and Darren's voice makes me feel better lol)
Shannon Noll - What About Me
Shannon Noll - & Natalie Bassingthwaite - Don't Give Up
Simple Plan - Untitled (oh wow the video is so sad)
Skillet - The Last Night
Skillet - Open Wounds
Skillet - Imperfection
Spice Girls - Viva Forever (something about it seems so sad)
Sting - Shape of My Heart
Tammin Sursok - Whatever Will Be
Taylor Swift - Teardrops on My Guitar
Thirsty Merc - 20 Good Reasons
Thirsty Merc - When the Weather is Fine
Thirsty Merc - Someday, Someday
TLC - Damaged
The Veronicas - When It All Falls Apart
The Veronicas - Heavily Broken
The Veronicas - Nobody Wins
Vitamin C - Graduation (brings back memories...I think that's the name of the song)
Within Temptation - Memories
Within Temptation - All I Have
Zoegirl - Scream (another one of the saddest songs I've heard)

sorry some of these songs may have been mentioned before..and again sorry for the long list

[edit on 21/10/2008 by Sparkly_Eyed777]

posted on Oct, 21 2008 @ 01:32 PM
Here's my top three 'Songs to slit your wrists to':

Kate Bush- This Woman's Work

Martika- Toy Soldiers

Johnny Cash- Hurt (The NIN version is also sad, but this one is sadder!)

posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 08:08 PM
Martina McBride [Concrete Angel]

posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 02:29 PM
To me any song sung by Micheal Bolton and a close 2nd would be any song by Billy Joel

posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 02:44 PM

Originally posted by intrepid
Bobby Goldsboro's Honey, An oldie.

Bobby Goldsboro

The first song i EVER remember feeling SOOOO sad when i heard it. Ty for posting it.. * sniff*

posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 02:53 PM
Another one from childhood..
Daddy dont you walk so fast by wayne newton

The love between the two of us was dying
And it got so bad I knew I had to leave
But halfway down that highway when I turned around I saw
My little daughter running after me

Daddy, don't you walk so fast
Daddy, don't you walk so fast
Daddy, slow down some 'cause you're makin' me run
Daddy, don't you walk so fast

Now, it broke my heart to tell my little daughter
That her daddy had to run to catch a train
She had no way of knowin' I was leavin' home for good
I turned around and there she was again
As she said to me

Daddy, don't you walk so fast
Daddy, don't you walk so fast
Daddy, slow down some 'cause you're makin' me run
Daddy, don't you walk so fast

If only for the sake of my sweet daughter
I just had to turn back home right there and then
And try to start a new life with the mother of my child
I couldn't bear to hear those words again
She cried and said

Daddy, don't you walk so fast
(My daughter cried)
Daddy, don't you walk so fast
Daddy, slow down some 'cause you're makin' me run
Daddy, don't you walk so fast

Daddy, slow down some 'cause you're makin' me run
Oh, daddy, don't you walk so fast

posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 03:03 PM

Originally posted by Rook
oh... also there was a song, the vid had a dude singing on a cliffside about never making amends with his father, can't remember the name of the song or the singer but.... when i hear it, does strike a chord.

Hmmmm not sure about the cliff.. but it sounds like Harry Chapin's Cats in the Cradle ?

posted on Nov, 1 2008 @ 05:30 PM
There are quite a few songs that I can name, but the one that first comes to mind would be A.R. Rabman - Mumbai Theme Tune. I am unsure if this song was named earlier as I have not the time to peruse the entire thread, but if so, my apologies.

posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 03:59 AM
Not so sure about sad, the words to me don't really sound sad...well...I guess they could depending on the situation, but I've found that I've teared up a bit at the sound of DJ Shah's remake of Sky Falls Down by Oceanlab. Still decoding that one.

Sayonara Solitare is a heartbreaking sounding song too, by Saeko Chiba.

I'm suprised no one mentioned John Waite's Missing You either.

posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 04:44 AM
Desperado by The Eagles makes me want to throw myself out the window.

Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam I kinda dig though.

posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 07:44 AM
alkaline trio - goodbye forever
bad religion - sorrow
bad religion - you dont belong
bad religion - broken
buzzcocks - ever fallen in love?(with someone you shouldnt have fallen in love with)
choking victim - suicide
the cure - pictures of you
dropkick murphies - the dirty glass
from autumn to ashes - short stories with tragic endings
from autumn to ashes - autumns monologue
from autumn to ashes - the fiction we live
from autumn to ashes - mercury rising
joy division - love will tear us apart
joy division - isolation
leftover crack - life is pain
Nine inch nails - right where it belongs
NOFX - whoops i od'd
NOFX - doornails
otep - bloodpigs
otep - my confession
parkway drive - romance is dead
parkway drive - carrion
toerag - track 5

jawbreaker - accident prone

posted on Nov, 11 2008 @ 11:15 AM
reply to post by Susquehanna

ah ye goo selection
prospane nightmares-pendulum
zombie-the cramberrys
nick drake songs-
eniem n dido
under the bridge

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