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Posted by Levi Forman (+3715) 10 years ago
I don't think this one has been done yet. I was driving in to town last night and a song I hadn't heard in a long time came on the radio and I had forgotten what a sad and beautiful song it was.



Everything that Glitters (is not Gold) - Dan Seals

A couple others on my list of favorites.

Seven Spanish Angels - Ray Charles and Willie Nelson
Famous Last Words of a Fool - George Strait


A more contemporary one that is still good:

Whiskey Lullaby - Allison Kraus and Brad Paisley

And just so it's not all country,

Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
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Posted by Steve Sullivan (+882) 10 years ago
The Rooster
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14076) 10 years ago
Honey by Bobby Goldsboro
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1725) 10 years ago
Cat's in the Cradle - Cat Stevens (or whatever his name is now)

Same old Lang Syne or Run for the Roses - Dan Fogelberg

2 out of 3 Ain't Bad - Meatloaf
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Posted by Sarah Peterson (+377) 10 years ago
Desperado - The Eagles always gets me.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6167) 10 years ago
I've just rediscovered Sad Lisa by Cat Stevens. It's much sadder and better than Cat's Cradle but never got much air time.
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Posted by spacekace (+886) 10 years ago
Sad...Sad...song...

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Posted by TK (+1625) 10 years ago
Holes in the Floor of Heaven by Steve Wariner
Love, Me by Collin Raye

Doesn't matter how often I listen to these songs, they always make me tear up.
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Posted by polar bear (+512) 10 years ago
I Wish You Peace by the Eagles and Eric Clapton's Tears in Heaven.
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Posted by Jim Howe (+1608) 10 years ago
Vince Gill's "Go Rest High on That Mountain"
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Posted by Duncan Bonine (+291) 10 years ago
Anything by Red Sovine!
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6167) 10 years ago
I second Clapton's Tears in Heaven.
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Posted by Terri (+23) 10 years ago
Travis Tritt Don't tell me you didn't say goodbye..
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Posted by Cassie (Opp-Kercheval) Walton (+41) 10 years ago
this one may date alot of us....." Billy dont be a hero " and I cant believe I can not remember who sang this song
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14076) 10 years ago
Flowers of the forest

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Posted by Jeff Denton (+754) 10 years ago
Don't forget "Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9661) 10 years ago
Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven

John Lennon - Imagine

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb, Goodbye Cruel World, The Final Cut, etc.

Harry Chapin - Taxi, Cat's In The Cradle

Sarah McLachlan - Angel

Nirvana - Lithium, etc.

Judy Garland, Jerry Lee Lewis, Harry Nilsson, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (and many other artists over the years) - Over the Rainbow
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1907) 10 years ago
Bob Dylan - I Threw It All away
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Posted by Shu (+1642) 10 years ago
Dan Fogelberg - Leader of the Band...

...and there are several other songs already mentioned in this thread, too, that I quite agree are good, sad songs.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9661) 10 years ago
A couple more additions ...

Engelbert Humperdinck - Release Me

Charlie Pride - Crystal Chandelier
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9661) 10 years ago
I just poked Google, and what is funny, is for "Best sad songs" - this particular thread is already 3rd on the list.
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Posted by ABE (+423) 10 years ago
2nd BEST sad song ever. Realy it's a bummer man....




But #1 has got to be Yesterday, or Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles

[This message has been edited by ABE (1/18/2010)]
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3715) 10 years ago
Great songs Abe. I would have put both Ode to Billy Jo and Elanor Rigby on my list if I had thought of them.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3715) 10 years ago
Honorable Mention to this one:



It doesn't make the list because it's only half as good without the video, but there's something about that video that makes it kind of haunting.
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Posted by ABE (+423) 10 years ago
Alright, I wasn't gonna do this one. It's in a different leauge because it reminds me of my Gramma. I can hardley type this while thinking about it, but the sadest song in my book bar none is this...



who says a sad song needs words to make you cry.

[This message has been edited by ABE (1/18/2010)]
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Posted by dudemeister (+87) 10 years ago
"Here Without You" 3 Doors Down

I also agree with Clapton's "Tears in Heaven". Never should've chose that for my grandpa's funeral.
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Posted by Brandy Leischner (+168) 10 years ago
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain- Willie Nelson
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1907) 10 years ago
I'm sorry Cassie, but "Billy Don't be a Hero" , in my opinion, is one of the worst songs since the first caveman beat a rock with a stick. I am sad to say I actually remember the name of the "artists" who performed the song(but I did have to google it to make sure). They were called Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods. But, hey. There's no accounting for taste.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+13658) 10 years ago
Wow.....none of you are even close.

As everyone knows, the best sad song of all time is George Jones "The Grand Tour".

Step right up....come on in...
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Posted by dudemeister (+87) 10 years ago
Brandy- that's "Luchenbach Texas" by Waylon Jennings & Willie. Just for future reference. Great song. It's my mother-in-laws ringtone when she calls me
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1425) 10 years ago


Yeah...I know.

Cheers!

FH
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1425) 10 years ago
The Oak Ridge Boys- I'll Be True To You

George Jones- He Stopped Lovin' Her Today


FH
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1725) 10 years ago
There was a c/w song that came out about 9 years ago. I can't for the life of me remember if it was sung by a man or woman..but it was something about a quiet little girl who, by the end of the song you find out, is a victim of child abuse. Anyone remember it? It's driving me (more) nuts!! I always heard it while shopping at Reynold's Market, and would get all teared up
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Posted by ike eichler (+1228) 10 years ago
Old Shep has got to be one of the great sad songs of all time. Over 70 years ago a neighbor would get out the fiddle and sing some songs when we visited. Old Shep was in his repertoire, and I would always cry. Elvis was one of many that recorded the song later, and should I hear it today would probably get a lump in my throat.
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Posted by Steve Sullivan (+882) 10 years ago
There was a c/w song that came out about 9 years ago. I can't for the life of me remember if it was sung by a man or woman..but it was something about a quiet little girl who, by the end of the song you find out, is a victim of child abuse.


My Name Is Luca?
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6167) 10 years ago
Steve, the Rooster is not a sad song. Twisted and emo, yes, but not sad.
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Posted by Cassie (Opp-Kercheval) Walton (+41) 10 years ago
Alyssa lies by Allan Jackson is a really sad song about child abuse (might be the one K. Duffy is thinking of) It always makes me cry... Billie dont be a hero came to mind first because my Middle son just graduated from NAVY boot camp. I AM SO PROUD Of HIM !!!!
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+13658) 10 years ago
Johnny Cash singing "Oh Bury Me Not On the Lone Prairie" is a great sad song.
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1907) 10 years ago
What! No "Where Were You When the World Stopped Turnin'"?
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Posted by Leif Hope (+97) 10 years ago
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1725) 10 years ago
Yes, Cassie! That's the one, thank-you. I had forgotten about Luca, wasn't that from the 80's?
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Posted by OE (+30) 10 years ago
Alyssa Lies is actually sang by Jason Michael Carrol. That is a good sad one...

What's the one about leaving the cake out in the rain and never having that recipe again? I think its by Waylon Jennings maybe. I've always thought that one sounded really sad for some reason.

[This message has been edited by OE (1/20/2010)]
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Posted by Cassie (Opp-Kercheval) Walton (+41) 10 years ago
TO OE.... the song you are thinking of is MacArthur Park by Donna Summer...."left the cake out in the rain"
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+13658) 10 years ago
MacArthur Park isn't sad...it is just silly. Richard Harris did the original (and still best version).

Obviously folks here don't know what real sad songs are (there have been some exceptions). The best sad songs are old country honky tonk, meant to be enjoyed while you are crying in your beer.

Merle, George, Hank, Buck, Lefty. Those guys.

And then, there's always ET....

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Posted by Kate Russell (+161) 10 years ago
OK, this is really going to date me, but "Last Kiss". I heard it first as a freshman and have cried every time since.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6167) 10 years ago
I tear up when I watch the Blues Brothers sing "Stand by your Man". Not sure why.
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Posted by Steve Sullivan (+882) 10 years ago
Wendy Wilson said:
Steve, the Rooster is not a sad song. Twisted and emo, yes, but not sad.


Says who? I think it's incredibly sad to think of what that guy has gone through, but you might not be able to see that.

Ain't found a way to kill me yet
Eyes burn with stinging sweat
Seems every path leads me to nowhere
Wife and kids household pet
Army green was no safe bet
The bullets scream to me from somewhere

Here they come to snuff the rooster, aww yeah, hey yeah
Yeah here come the rooster, yeah
You know he ain't gonna die
No, no, no, ya know he ain't gonna die (x2)

Walkin' tall machine gun man
They spit on me in my home land
Gloria sent me pictures of my boy
Got my pills 'gainst mosquito death
My Buddy's breathin' his dyin' breath
Oh god please won't you help me make it through

Here they come to snuff the rooster, aww yeah
Yeah here come the rooster, yeah
You know he ain't gonna die
No, no, no ya know he ain't gonna die
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6167) 10 years ago
I stand by my comment.
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Posted by hilinetransplant (+132) 10 years ago
MR. Bojangles
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Posted by hilinetransplant (+132) 10 years ago
send in the clowns
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Posted by MR (+395) 10 years ago
My Grandma's favorite song "Country Bumpkin " My sad song ..."Where Have You Been?" by Kathy Mattea (spelled wrong )
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Posted by ndrew64 (+45) 10 years ago
concrete angel by martina mcbride?
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Posted by ndrew64 (+45) 10 years ago
those two always make me teary...
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Posted by ndrew64 (+45) 10 years ago
Not really sad, but the title SOUNDS a sad as you can get... "There's A Tear In My Beer ('Cuz i'm Cryin' For You, Dear)!!!
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Posted by ndrew64 (+45) 10 years ago
Paper Lace sang "Billy, Don't Be A Hero."

[This message has been edited by ndrew64 (2/17/2010)]
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Posted by ndrew64 (+45) 10 years ago
Sad to the point of bawl out loud depressing...
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Posted by ndrew64 (+45) 10 years ago
You never even called me by my name isn't as sad as it is funny. David Allen Coe sang another sad song called "San Francisco Mable Joy".
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6167) 10 years ago
You'll never beat Ricardo or Brian for most posts, ndrew64.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+13658) 10 years ago
I'll still stick with George Jones for sad songs....lets not forget, "The Window Up Above".
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Posted by dudemeister (+87) 10 years ago
"Sad Songs" by Elton John

Actually "Don't Take the Girl" by some country person is pretty sad.
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Posted by Fast Debrid (+10) 8 years ago
..I think this is one of the saddest song I've ever heard.



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Posted by C.Kee (+379) 8 years ago
Keith Whitney: Don't Close Your Eyes

I know you loved him
A long time ago
Even now in my arms
You still want him I know
But darling this time
Let your memories die
When you hold me tonight
Don't close your eyes

Don't close your eyes
Let it be me
Don't pretend it's him
In some fantasy
Darling just once
Let yesterday go
You'll find more love
Than you've ever known
Just hold me tight
When you love me tonight
And don't close your eyes

Maybe I've been a fool
Holding on all this time
Lyin' here in your arms
Knowing he's in your mind
But I keep hoping some day
That you'll see the light
Let it be me tonight
Don't close your eyes

Don't close your eyes
Let it be me
Don't pretend it's him
In some fantasy
Darling just once
Let yesterday go
You'll find more love
Than you've ever known
Just hold me tight
When you love me tonight
And don't close your eyes

Don't close your eyes
Let it be me
Don't pretend it's him
In some fantasy
Darling just once
Let yesterday go
You'll find more love
than you've ever known
Just hold me tight
When you love me tonight
And don't close your eyes

Just hold me tight
When you love me tonight
And don't close your eyes
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Posted by atomicg (+991) 8 years ago
Tomorrow Wendy by Concrete Blonde

Two Suns in the Sunset by Pink Floyd
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Posted by atomicg (+991) 8 years ago
Oops I OD'd by NOFX (don't judge this one til you've heard it)
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4463) 8 years ago
Who digs this poop up?
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Posted by M T Zook (+506) 8 years ago
some spammer
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Posted by Jim Birkholz (+189) 8 years ago
I'd have to agree with
Same old Lang Syne - Dan Fogelberg

Every time it gets to the end: "And I felt that old familiar pain", it strikes home and I get a lump in my throat.

I campaign for this choice, based on the imagery, the poetic expression and the soulful sax. You have to have lived a similar experience to have this be a top pick for sadness. This is my go-to song if I ever want to wallow.

I wouldn't say it's very sad, but I feel that My Melancholy Blues by Queen is worth mentioning.

Hurt (Cash's version) is poignant, but not necessarily sad. Full of self awareness of regrets, perhaps, but more of a resignation to the faults.

Honey by Bobby Goldsboro is right up there for schlockey, cheap shot sad lyrics. A lot of the songs mentioned use loss and grief in the lyrics like that, and for some reason, that doesn't count in my book, feels like cheating, but that's just me.

I agree with:
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb, Goodbye Cruel World, The Final Cut, etc.
but only if you've seen the movie.

and:
Harry Chapin - Taxi, Cat's In The Cradle

as Honorable Mentions.

[This message has been edited by Jim Birkholz (6/4/2011)]

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Posted by mtguy09 (+12) 8 years ago
"Someone Like You"- Adele
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3715) 8 years ago
Spammer or not, it was a good excuse to listen to some Dan Seals.
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Posted by Matt Hom (+107) 8 years ago
Having been a active duty Paratrooper for the past 15 years and still counting,
Tim McGraw's "If You're Reading This". The song gets me. And If I do end up getting whacked on a deployment, I would would want it played at my funeral.
Toby Keith's "American Soldier" gets me too. But hey, they have some special meaning to me.
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