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What's your saddest song ever?

Asked by this_velvet_glove_again (418points) February 26th, 2014

And why?
Mine is Snuff by Slipknot, because it has this desperate feeling.
“My love was punished long ago, if you still care don’t ever let me know…”
I like it so much!

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Aster's avatar

Toss up between John Denver’s Annie’s Song and that song that says, “you’re my hero; you are the wind that stirs the trees.”

Seek's avatar

Everclear’s Father of Mine gets me every time.

Juels's avatar

Shadow of the Day by Linkin Park

It was played at the memorial for my nephew’s 2nd grade teacher. She was in her late 20s and went in for routine surgery over Christmas break but didn’t make it. This song always reminds me of her. The students had to deal with her death halfway through the school year. Very sad.

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

“After the Gold Rush,” by Neil Young.

Pachy's avatar

I doubt many albums contain sadder songs than Sinatra’s Songs for Only the Lonely. And Henryk Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (heard in the film “Fearless” when the plane is going down) is some of the the saddest classical music I’ve ever heard.

GloPro's avatar

Johnny Cash’s version of Hurt (Nine Inch Nails cover). Man, I hear his pain in his voice and feel sad for him every time.

dxs's avatar

And this. They weren’t meant to be a sappy-slow-song band, but those were the songs society liked from them.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Stay by Shakespears Sister

creative1's avatar

Mine is Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars, its not necessarily the song itself but whom it reminds me of, it brings tears in my eyes everytime I hear it because it brings back the wonderful memories of a love who has passed away and whom I miss very much.

filmfann's avatar

I have posted this several times, and it breaks my heart every time I watch it.

Paradox25's avatar

Eric Carmen’s All By Myself.

creative1's avatar

@Paradox25 Boy I am living that song now

zenvelo's avatar

For a long time, when I was young, it was Jim Croce’s “Cats in the Cradle”.

Paradox25's avatar

@creative1 70’s love songs seem to do me in.

ucme's avatar
Orzabal & Smith, the warrior poets.

dxs's avatar

@zenvelo You don’t mean Harry Chapin?

josie's avatar

A tie
Waiting in the Weeds, Eagles

Song For a Winters Night, Sarah McLachlan

ibstubro's avatar

Immediately, off the top of my head, I’m Not in Love by 10cc. Whenever I hear it, I feel wistful about a love lost.

Mimishu1995's avatar

If you really want to listen I can post the link. But I’m sure you can’t feel its sadness, you’ve been warned.

ibstubro's avatar

Winter’s Night

Sarah wrenches my heart and tears my eye. Literally painful for me to listen to.

kevbo's avatar

Redbird’s cover of R.E.M.‘s You are the Everything.

zenvelo's avatar

@dxs Ack! I messed that up, it was Harry Chapin.

Brian1946's avatar


“you’re my hero; you are the wind that stirs the trees.”

I think you’re referring to Wind Beneath My Wings.

chyna's avatar

Total Eclipse of the heart This song came out at the time a guy I was dating in the 80’s committed suicide. It will always remind me of him.

anniereborn's avatar

I have a LOT of songs that touch me like this. But I have to say there is one that will bust me into tears the second it starts….every time.
“Can’t Smile Without You” by Barry Manilow was my Dad’s song to my mom after they were divorced. It was played at his funeral.

Kardamom's avatar

I’ve cried several times over the last week when I heard Say Something

this_velvet_glove_again's avatar

@Mimishu1995 I’d love to listen to it!

Mine just changed to Gloomy Sunday by Diamanda Galas. Each time I listen to it is more painful than the previous one.

OpryLeigh's avatar

The song that really got to me was Somewhere Down the Road by Barry Manilow. I had just ended a relationship that meant a lot to me and I was driving home when that came on the radio. I had to stop the car for a good cry!

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