Lonely sounding songs

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Moshe, Jun 8, 2022.

  1. Moshe

    Moshe "Silent in four languages." Thread Starter

    Not necessarily about loneliness.
    Songs that have a lonely feeling or sound to them.
    The first one I thought of is The Eagles - Take It To The Limit.
    Always sounded very lonely to me.

    ( I couldn't find the studio version on YouTube)

    Are there songes that sound this way or have this feeling for you?
  2. Moshe

    Moshe "Silent in four languages." Thread Starter

    This one too.

    Witchita Lineman - Glen Campbell
  3. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

    ontario canada
    "Lonely days, lonely nights..where would I be without my woman"
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  4. D-rock

    D-rock Senior Member

    Columbus, Ohio
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  5. Darren Jones

    Darren Jones Well-Known Member

  6. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

    Sacramento CA USA
    Jimmie Rodgers "It's Over"

  7. merlperl

    merlperl Forum Resident

    Omaha, NE
  8. Cryptical17

    Cryptical17 Forum Resident

    New York
    A pair of Peter Rowan tunes (via Old and in the Way) fit the bill:

    That High Lonesome Sound
    Lonesome LA Cowboy
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  9. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

    Sacramento CA USA
    Another one by Glen Campbell, "Hey Little One"...the theme of loneliness is one of my favorites in music, although it can be almost too sad in large doses...

  10. theflattire

    theflattire Forum Resident

    First thing I thought of was "Cause We've Ended as Lovers."
    Any version
  11. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    Although the song is called Lonely, I think the delivery and the way it is recorded evoke that feeling without even hearing the words.

    Tom Waits - Lonely
  12. Stillin Rockville

    Stillin Rockville all your cred won't save you from the kids

    a farm in Iowa
    lotta Springsteen's early 80s material- "My Father's House", "Downbound Train", even "The River" (which evokes the worst kind of being lonely, when there's someone right there in the same room with you)

    R.E.M.'s "Good Advices" "at the end of the day/ when there are no friends/ when there are no lovers/ who are you going to call for"

    Cream's "As You Said" the sound of a guy sitting in a room trying to piece together where it all went wrong...

    the Replacements' "Here Comes a Regular" and Westerberg's solo "Sadly Beautiful" (or was this the Mats too, in a hurry right now).
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  13. supermd

    supermd Forum Resident

    San Jose, CA
    “Blue Moon” by Elvis Presley.

  14. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" by Hank Williams.
  15. SGR

    SGR Forum Resident

    "Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding
  16. OneHandLoose

    OneHandLoose Moxie Drinker

    MA, USA
    Neil Young - Borrowed Tune

  17. Colin H

    Colin H Forum Resident

    The one and only...

  18. kundryishot

    kundryishot Forum Resident

    Does this qualify
  19. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

    Sacramento CA USA
    Fleetwood Mac (Danny Kirwan) -"Dust"

  20. 9 Volt

    9 Volt That cat's something I can't explain

    I must be from another planet because none of the songs posted so far make me feel in the least bit lonely.

    This song on the other hand makes me feel crushingly lonely and beyond desolate inside. And I really like that feeling.
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  21. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    A lot of Hank's demo recordings sound incredibly lonely.

  22. Z eb

    Z eb Forum Resident

  23. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

  24. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Sinatra's In the Wee Small Hours album. This is the song I'm most familiar with, a master class in singing: "What Is This Thing Called Love?"

  25. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    That song's got it in spades. :righton:
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