Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Dubversion, Aug 26, 2006.
and Medicine & Magazines.
Dinosaur Act is the one of theirs that kinda gets me.
Yep, and that one
(which 'got' Pony Face too, when we went to see them )
not as bad as that girl getting polished in front of us for the whole gig - man that was annoying! I swear she must have had a welt in the small of her back when she got home.....
I Can't Tell You Why - The Eagles
Half of You - Brownstone
Where Do The Children Play - Cat Stevens
That's sad alright. Sad bloody taste.
Feeling a bit perturbed are we Phillypoo? All the peoples are picking on you, you poor widdle fing
Dwyer Thread Derail Shocker!
Wendy Matthews - The Day You Went away
Solitaire - Carpenters
Sail Away - Randy Newman
What is it about Randy Newman - when he writes Happy songs, they're the happiest cheeriest songs *evah* (I Love LA, You got a friend in me, You can Leave Your Hat On, Mama Told Me Not to Come etc), but when he does sad ones they are *propah* sad (I think its going to rain, Bet No-one ever hurt this bad etc)
Green Fields of France is one song that can move me to tears.
There are lots, but the ones that spring to mind at the moment are...
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack (another vote for this one)
Theme from M*A*S*H - Manic Street Preachers
Motorcycle Emptiness - Manic Street Preachers
(plus of course pretty much every song Joy Division ever recorded...stereotypical though that is...)
Thing about the last two is that I really dislike the Manics post-Holy Bible, *hate* Manics fans (sorry!), have never liked the self-pitying cod-literary pretentiousness of a lot of Manics songs, but these two...they're just bang on.
For anyone who hasn't heard their version of Theme from M*A*S*H, go and listen to it! It used to be pretty hard to get hold of but think it's on their best of/B-sides album now, so it should be out there.
better still, get the original 7" and listen to the far superior flipside which is Fatima Mansions butchering Shiny Happy People
Cure - Pictures of You
Almost everything by Townes Van Zandt
got it mind, 'superior' probably wouldn't be the first word that popped into my head r.e. that song
How can I put out the flame - Candi Staton. Absolutely kills me every time.
Look on down from the bridge - Mazzy Star. I'd want it played at my funeral but it's a bit too much.
A change is gonna come - Aaron Neville. Boo hooooooooooooo.
Drink before the war - Sinead O'Connor.
Walk in fire - Doves. Wishing someone would get through the drug thing and they aren't.
bumped cos we are two years older, sadder, wiser
Many, many songs bring a tear to my eye including...
Wild is the wind - David Bowie
All the way - Frank Sinatra
Someone to watch over me - Ella Fitzgerald
Until it's time for you to go - Elvis
Have yourself a merry little christmas - David McAlmont
Make you feel my love - Bryan Ferry
How can I tell you? - Cat Stevens
If you go away - Dusty Springfield
Love so beautiful - Roy Orbison
Oh, the list is endless....being a big girl's blouse an' all.
Nothing compares to you.
i kno, sad.
Atmosphere by joy division is one of the saddest songs, what with the history...
most sad songs cheer me up when I feel sad, but that one just makes me even sadder
Don't Explain, by Billie Holliday (I think....) is a nicer sad song
"Vincent" by Don McClean . . . about being bloody misunderstood, poor sod. Can never make it to the end without blubbing.
think yourself lucky - i'm older, sadder and stupider.
but i quite like it that way.
Lots of stuff by Tom Waits, off the top of my head 'Misery is the River of the World' is a safe bet.
Most Nick Drake songs.
Most Nico songs.
This years Portishead album is also suitably bleak.
Everything I own - Ken Boothe Reminds me of my former partner
Sunshine on Leith - The Proclaimers Reminds me of a close mate killed in a car crash 6 years ago.
Oh also Kristin Hersh - Your Ghost
Garth Brooks - The Dance and Lee Ann Womack's reply song i Hope You Dance.
Brilliant songwriting esp by Brooks* - really sad but an uplifting message in there.
* May i add that approximately 96% of Garth brooks output is mediocre before you all call me an Okie twat.
i find Isolation rather uplifting and very dancable.
Haunt Me by Arab Strap
Perfidia by Phillis Dillon
The Drowning Man by The Cure
b4 they got all old'n'bloated, this is post adolescent depression at it's most beautiful.
Same Deep Waters
With or Without You
Something I can never have - NIN
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