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CarCluster

183 posts

35 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Kentish said:
What to you is the saddest song you have heard?

I nominate - Luther Vandross; Dance with my Father.

Maybe not the saddest I've ever heard but tugs at the old heart if you have ever lost a parent cry
Indeed - on my list of songs that bring a tear to the eye. Bizarrely I have a whole list, or a bizarre list:
As mentioned - Luther Vandross; Dance with my Father.
Mike + Mechanics; Living Years
Olivia Newton John; Banks Of The Ohio (!?)
Bette Middler; The Rose
Frank Mills; Music Box Dancer (no idea why - maybe because she's on a music box and can't escape!)
Abba; The Day Before You Came

realjv

504 posts

63 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Frightened Rabbit - Poke Bitter, funny and sad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1RVKbw-wHo

Springsteen - The River Nuff said.
http://youtu.be/1RR8zDTc0DE

CrabDan

568 posts

40 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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6th Gear

2,213 posts

91 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Rachmaninov - piano concerto No.2 (Adagio sostenuto)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAK2J05Vmhc









Rowan138

229 posts

48 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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TwigtheWonderkid

15,202 posts

47 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUgoBb8m1eE

It's standard fare for Remeberance Sunday up and down the country for a reason.

kiteless

7,386 posts

101 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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6th Gear said:
Rachmaninov - piano concerto No.2 (Adagio sostenuto)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAK2J05Vmhc
See, I've always found that romantic rather than sad (still a wonderful piece, though)



chilistrucker

2,902 posts

48 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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agree with loads on here with their choices.

mine,
venicequeen, by the red hot chili peppers. the song tells the story of gloria scott, who i think helped the band clean themselves up from their wilder days, with drugs and stuff. she then became a close friend of the band. she got cancer, and her wish was to live out the rest of her days looking over venice beach i believe.
so the band got her a condo with said view for the rest of her days.
lyrics in the song, kind of tell her story, and what she meant to the band, its a cracking track.
lost my mum to cancer, and for me personally the words are spot on too what my mum meant to me, there is a cracking version of the song, live, on youtube, when the band played slane castle. can't watch it to this day without abit of grit getting in my eye.

also,
acoustic version of my hero, by the foo fighters.
played at my dads funeral this year,
nuff said

onlynik

3,185 posts

90 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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I agree with a lot of songs, and the overiding opinion seems to be something acoustic, which reminds you of someone or something speaical.

For me:

Jim Reid - The Wild Geese / Norland Wind.
The Whitlams - Buy Now Pay Later (Charlie No. 2)

AlleyCat

709 posts

68 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Pearl Jam - Last Kiss

Fluid

948 posts

82 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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TwigtheWonderkid said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUgoBb8m1eE

It's standard fare for Remeberance Sunday up and down the country for a reason.
An incredibly moving piece of music. I've always preferred it played by a military brass band.

Trophybloo

1,109 posts

84 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Unknown Legend - Neil Young- achingly sad

sparkyhx

2,879 posts

101 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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epom

3,275 posts

58 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Always found Still in Love with You by Thin Lizzy a sad song.

The Hypno-Toad

8,449 posts

102 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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- Checks back through thread... how did I miss this one? -

Another vote for Wise Up and The Day Before You Came but here are a few of mine. If you have tears prepare to shed them.

Aimee Mann - That's How I Knew This Story Would Break My Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe9sUTi9vOY

Alan Parsons Project - Old & Wise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrdbpo7T8n4

Alison Krauss - Away Down The River
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCrEoWE3sHM

Colin Hay - Waiting For My Real Life To Begin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cvrzqcfv9mY

Del Amitri - Driving With The Brakes On.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgsBoqXHK8g

Kings Of Convenience - Homesick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oll6UfK6iUg&fea...

St Etienne - Hobart Paving
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmpBdpdmQTE

Soul Family Sensation - The Day You Went Away
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gis1Koj_Mw8

Squeeze - Up The Junction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQciegmLPAo

Walker Brothers - No Regrets
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xcRE_XoPT0

William Shatner - That's Me Trying
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jze2xTcukc0

The Toad knows baby, The Toad knows... weeping


Camphill Villan

3,334 posts

35 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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"J" Is For Jules - 'Til Tuesday, Aimee Mann's band before she went solo,

"Luka" by Suazanne Vega, about a battered kid, just gets me, you know?

The Hypno-Toad

8,449 posts

102 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Camphill Villan said:
"J" Is For Jules - 'Til Tuesday, Aimee Mann's band before she went solo.
Good call.

Camphill Villan

3,334 posts

35 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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The Hypno-Toad said:
Camphill Villan said:
"J" Is For Jules - 'Til Tuesday, Aimee Mann's band before she went solo.
Good call.
Why thank you, Hypno, what about "Lucy" on Nick Cave's The Good Son album?

The Hypno-Toad

8,449 posts

102 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Camphill Villan said:
Why thank you, Hypno, what about "Lucy" on Nick Cave's The Good Son album?
Not a Cave fan but that's an interesting tune. A bit OTT at the start and then a very melancholic (sp?) ending.

Lost_BMW

12,955 posts

73 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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"Elizabeth On The Bathroom Floor" by Eels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS2ipWNm9Fw

about his sister's suicide (after a totally wasted, dysfunctional life - closing lyrics, "My life is st and piss" and then the heart beat beep stopping) seen from her point of view as it happens.

How he could write something so personal from this viewpoint - and especially perform it live later - is beyond me. Cathartic maybe but must have been heart wrenching.