Bleakest, saddest song you've ever heard?

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  1. champbassist

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    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

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    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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    Lick My Love Pump in d minor
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  8. champbassist

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    You know it's funny how it actually sounds really pretty.
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    Im just a ghost in this house, by alisson kraus.
    just when i needed you most. by.....i cant remember.
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    Randy VanWarmer?
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    its sort of a 'Mach piece, written in D minor, the saddest key. People weep instantly when they hear it.
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    "Holocaust" by Big Star.
  16. lamonica78

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    Radiohead's "Exit Music (From a Film)" is definitely up there
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    "Homburg" by Procol Harum, plus anything Joy Division (+1 OP)
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    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. champbassist

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    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

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    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.
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    "Either way"-Wilco(tons of others by them, but this one struck a big note during my last breakup)
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    So many others,I'm sure I will chime in again soon.

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