Because Sad Songs, Sad Songs Say So Much..

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Dubversion, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday

    come on, dig em out.

    those tunes that see you pretending you've got something in your eye in case someone sees ;)

    i'll get you started

    Dory Previn - The Lady With The Braid

    The Moldy Peaches - Nothing Came Out (trust me on this one!)
  2. kakuma

    kakuma Banned Banned

    tindersticks - tiny tears
  3. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday

    good call
  4. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    odetta - another man done gone
    omd - enola gay
  5. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    nick cave - little empty boat
  6. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    joy division - isolation
  7. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    "Hurt" by Johnny Cash genuinely makes me cry everytime, yet it's just about the most beautiful song ever. The NIN original totally passes me by though.
  8. kakuma

    kakuma Banned Banned

    see also the johnny cash version of desperado and he managed to make that sound incredibly sad and meaningful, whereas the original is just corny. that covers album he did is a good example of the power of a decent singer
  9. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    How does he do that? I don't even like his voice, really, but I'm in floods every time.

    Also, most of the 'Little Earthquakes' album by Tori Amos. Again, no idea why.

    'Wires' by Athlete makes me well up, too.
  10. felixthecat

    felixthecat are we there yet?

    'Carry Home' - Mark Lanegan

    Introduced to it by a wonderful, wonderful person who I'm sure knows it makes me well up everytime I hear it :)
  11. twister

    twister may be some time

    deborah cox - sentimental

    cool as fuck tune that gets me every time..

    (another vote for hurt here too, great song..)
  12. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

    Jackson Browne - Late for the sky

    (it's also the song playing when Travis Bickle smashes his telly in Taxi Driver)
  13. portman

    portman Mr Grumpy

    Right, here goes...

    Otis Redding - Sitting on the Dock of a Bay

    Otis Redding - Try a Little Tenderness

    Chicken Shack - I Would Rather go Blind

    Small Faces - All or Nothing

    Faces/Rod Stewart - Reason to Believe

    and finally...

    Tony Bennett - The Good Life (trust me on this, it's not what it seems - a masterpiece of understated bittersweet)
  14. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    peter gabriel and kate bush - don't give up
    spiritualized - i'm cold
    radiohead - exit music (for a film)

    but nothing beats odetta, another man done gone :(
  15. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    No, definitely, absolutely, even if at times you're not quite sure whether she's crying or cracking up.

    Belle & Sebastian / "It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career". Hell, I'm a mod, I have no credibility to sacrifice here.
  16. nick1181

    nick1181 New Member

    She's leaving home : The Beatles
    Boys of Summer : Don Henley
    Wendel Gee : REM
  17. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    oh, and Cocteau Twins / "Lorelei", "Sugar Hiccup", "Blue Bell Knoll" and quite a lot to be honest

    for some reason, Ladytron / "Startup Chime" makes me cry as well
  18. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    Cocteau Twins are for stoner students in the eighties :(

    heaven or las vegas is good though
  19. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    what, as opposed to joy division and nick cave, not at all student-tastic? :D

    Eh, I like 'em, I sniffle when they come on the iPod, fuck anyone else.
  20. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    It doesn't so much make me cry as just become very contemplative, but Brian Eno's "By This River" certainly effects me.

    On a more poppy slant, Daniel Beddingfield's "If You're Not The One".
  21. pennimania

    pennimania still dre and drooling

    When I was a kid, my dad always sang in the bathroom. I could simply not bear it if he sang ' Buddy can you spare a dime'.:oops:

    Still find that song uncomfortable.

    I would go for 'In a Broken Dream' by Python Lee Jackson (again with vocals by Rod Stewart - must be something about his voice, because really I think he's a tit).

    And (and this IS embarassing) Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits. But I've got baggage to do with that track.:(
  22. Johnny Canuck3

    Johnny Canuck3 Well-Known Member

    Train - Tears of Jupiter

    Genesis - Carpet Crawlers
  23. Negativland

    Negativland Pope Handsome VII

    Sam Cooke - Change Is Gonna Come
    Son House - Motherless Children
    Loads of Indian Classical, esp. Shivkumar Sharma
    Robert Wyatt - Sea Song
  24. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    yeah, i guess - always had a soft spot for tracy chapman - fast car, too

    may as well to a huge list and show my self up as a morose mother fucker

    john lennon, woman is the nigger of the world
    simon garfunkle, sound of silence
    cat stevens, wild world
    placebo, my sweet prince
    strange fruit, billie holiday
    squarepusher, i wish you could talk
    house of pain, faster pussy cat
    the smiths, asleep
    cat power, good woman
    tom waits, on the nickel
    nirvana, something in the way
    billy bragg, at my window
    dolly parton, coat of many colours
    pogues, the band played watlzing matilda
    van morrison, into the mystic
    queen, who wants to liev forever
    radiohead, motion picture soundtrack
    grandaddy, everything beautiful is far away
    big star, holocaust
    johnny cash, hung my head

    and loads more
  25. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    I lost my viginity to a really ugly lass whilst motor cycle emptiness was playing, still makes me cringe
  26. nick1181

    nick1181 New Member

    I actually find pretty much everything by Tom Waites incredibly sad as well.
  27. pennimania

    pennimania still dre and drooling

    Is that supposed to make me feel better:D

    I have also remembered

    The Skye Boat song (and I live on Skye!!!):oops:

    aand I used to listen to Leonard Cohen on purpose when I wanted to feel depressed:oops:

    and 'Who Knows Where the Time Goes' by Fairport Convention. Now that IS a heartbreaker.
  28. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Brass bands, Steel bands (but only if they're live and in the open air, especially if they're moving down the street) and Holst's 'Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity' from the Planets Suite always make me cry...weird, I know, but it's true.
  29. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    sketches of spain on brassed off makes me feel all sad
  30. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

    Yes, me too.

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