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Bleakest, saddest song you've ever heard?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by champbassist, Mar 7, 2010.


  1. Listening to Joy Division's The Eternal last night, I was thinking to myself about how it could be one of the bleakest songs I've ever heard.

    Apart from Joy Division songs, Island Of Souls by Sting, Discreet Music by Brian Eno and a good part of the Ambient II album by Eno and Harold Budd sound pretty sad to me.

    What's the saddest song you've ever heard?

    *Edit* I'm talking about the saddest song in an emotional context.

    Not the most dark "sinister" song, what a lot of metal songs try to be.
     
  2. michael_atw

    michael_atw Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    Kansas - Dust in the Wind

    I used to listen to it when I was a kid...but I'm 100% sure I haven't listened to it in at least a decade, only on account of how depressing it really is.
     
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  4. Jones_Stuff

    Jones_Stuff

    Nov 26, 2009
    Leicester, UK
    A briefcase full of guts by Dethklok
     
  5. Lick My Love Pump in d minor
     
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  6. Last Kiss by J. Frank Wilson
     
  7. Stinsok

    Stinsok

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    "He stopped loving her today"
     
  8. You know it's funny how it actually sounds really pretty.
     
  9. phall2112

    phall2112

    Dec 31, 2008
    Im just a ghost in this house, by alisson kraus.
    just when i needed you most. by.....i cant remember.
     
  10. Jackie Brown - john mellencamp
     
  11. Randy VanWarmer?
     
  12. shackled

    shackled

    Jun 25, 2009
    Western NY
    Celebrate by Fields of the Nephilim
     
  13. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    a cross between Mozart and Bach
    its sort of a 'Mach piece, written in D minor, the saddest key. People weep instantly when they hear it.
     
  14. pkivory

    pkivory Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2004
    Sam Stone - John Prine
    Still Life - Lucy Kiplansky
     
  15. jeffribbons

    jeffribbons

    Feb 15, 2010
    "Holocaust" by Big Star.
     
  16. lamonica78

    lamonica78 Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    Philadelphia
    Radiohead's "Exit Music (From a Film)" is definitely up there
     
  17. "Homburg" by Procol Harum, plus anything Joy Division (+1 OP)
     
  18. pjmuck

    pjmuck

    Feb 8, 2006
    New Joisey
    I think any song written by someone who committed suicide pretty much takes the cake, don't you?

    "Brick" by Ben Folds always gets me. I've been there. :crying:
    Also, Skeleton Key's, "Say Goodnight". Heavy stuff.
     
  19. I don't know. I don't think so for Kurt Cobain, in any case. The only truly sad song by Nirvana, IMO was All Apologies.
     
  20. Sijjvra

    Sijjvra

    Mar 31, 2009
    A lot of the neofolk I listen to is very bleak and melancholy; Of the Wand and the Moon, Darkwood, Death in June, etc.

    Off the top of my head though, I'll go with Der Blutharsch, track 7 from their "Time is Thee Enemy" album.
     
  21. gkbass13

    gkbass13 Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2006
    Vermont
    "Sam Stone"-John Prine
    "So long, Marianne"- Leonard Cohen
    "Needle and the damage done"-Neil Young
    "Dance with the devil"-Immortal technique.....seriously.
    "Either way"-Wilco(tons of others by them, but this one struck a big note during my last breakup)
    "A change is gonna come"-Sam Cooke
    "Last goodbye"-Jeff Buckley
    "Exit Music"-Radiohead
    "Sister Morphine"-The stones
    "My body is a cage"-the arcade fire
    "Roads"-Portishead
    "I shall be released"-The Band
    "The drugs don't work"-the Verve



    So many others,I'm sure I will chime in again soon.
     



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