Lonely sounding songs

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

  1. rkt88

    rkt88 The unknown soldier

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    perfect, that's it. i actually thought of the brummels when i was searching to try and find that lyrical snippet which i had wrong! as it was almost a san fran rendition of the merseybeat sound so the beu brummels fits that bill..

    so yeah. LAUGH LAUGH it is not "half past"! i dont think i've heard that track in 40 or 50 years ha
     
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  2. Pinkedgeddaisy

    Pinkedgeddaisy Active Member

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    Norah Jones Shoot the Moon
     
  3. SkeletonPete

    SkeletonPete Forum Resident

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    The Korgis - "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime"

     
  4. Brian Doherty

    Brian Doherty Forum Resident

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    Strangely, a song by a band I adore that despite its protestations about loneliness fails to get across the slightest sense of actual loneliness to me.

    When I was a Sad Bastard late teen I liked to make tapes of this vibe. I think Culture Club's "That's the Way" is a real intense lonely sad vibe.
     
  5. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

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    Soulsavers - The Longest Day
    & album it's on: The Light The Dead See
    (w/Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, co-writer, vocals)

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  6. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    The Cure - A Forest

     
  7. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

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    Mark Lanegan - Autumn Leaves
    written by Jacques Prévért, Johnny Mercer, Joseph Kosma
    & album it's taken from: Imitations

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  8. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

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    The Lonely Bull - Herb Alpert.

    Think about it, one bull, and thousands of humans tormenting it.
     
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  9. simoncm

    simoncm Forum Resident

    Great record, and good choice!

    Jack Jones did a vocal version, beginning (as I recall, from one listen, over 50 years ago) "See him standing there all alone." I thought it was ghastly!
     
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  10. John B Good

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    I have never heard of this but you made me look for it. Pathos indeed.

     
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  12. Price.pittsburgh

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    That's funny, I always felt like it had a vibe of hope and happiness
     
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  16. Frankie99

    Frankie99 Well-Known Member

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    Chasin' Wild Horses - Bruce Springsteen


    The song sounds to me like a lonely man walking alone through the snowy and windy mountains, thinking about his things.
    In fact, a good chunk of the Western Stars album sounds "lonely" to me.
     
  17. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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    A great choice! That song ALWAYS leaves me in tears, especially during the ending when he holds that final note while the orchestra finishes!

    For me, Tony Bennett's take on "The Very Thought Of You" with Bobby Hackett on trumpet, is very lonely and emotional sounding.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGvrcUvH2C8
     
  18. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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    Another seriously lonely sounding song for me is Sinatra's "Love's Been Good To Me" ...

     
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  19. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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    I'm probably alone on my feelings about a lot of Barry Manilow's songs, but I often find loads of sadness buried in them. This old reflective song from the '40's "I Don't Want To Walk Without You" is a perfect example of what I call the "Manilow Effect", where he takes the most simple song and adds his little touches to make it even more lonely. On this song his adding that emotional "da, da, da, da" bit that eventually evolves into "Singin' In The Rain" before the song is over, is just so great. Add in the usual emotional Manilow key changes, the multitrack layers of him and Ron Dante harmonies and it's "lonely city", even though the song appears to be uptempo and happy.

     
  20. Darren Jones

    Darren Jones Well-Known Member

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  21. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

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    Something seriously lonely going on inside this thought provoking guitar instrumental by Makana called "Deep In An Ancient Hawaiian Forest", that I first heard during a sad scene in a George Clooney movie of all things ...

     
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  22. Axefiend

    Axefiend Forum Resident

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    Ronnie Hawkins - Lonely Hours

    This is actually a later version of this song, and is IMO more lonely sounding than the original.
     
  23. Axefiend

    Axefiend Forum Resident

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    ^^^ Funny, it reminds me of this lonely sounding song:

     
  24. lucan_g

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  25. Marty T

    Marty T Stereo Fan

    That's a good one fer sure and brings to mind the great Roy Orbison and his song of the same title. There are some brilliant loneliness phrases in this one - "whisper secrets to the wind" - oh man, that's lonely!
     
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