Lonely sounding songs

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

  1. Natural E

    Natural E Forum Resident

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    Le singe blue by Vangelis, featuring the loneliest trumpet I've ever heard.

     
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  2. Marty T

    Marty T Stereo Fan

    I played a wedding back in the late '80's where the bride requested my band prepare "That's the way I've always heard it should be" by Carly Simon for the happy couple's first dance. I couldn't think of a more inappropriate request. The song so beautifully and hauntingly illustrates the "two can be as lonely as one" tragedy stated in The Dog Night's "One". Yes, after the sad reverie in Carly's lyric, there is the hopeful, "We'll marry", but it comes off as a quite less than positive resignation. I always had to wonder just how well the bride-to-be understood the lyrics of the song she requested. I always figured she just loved the entrancing melody, knew the song was about marriage and didn't really consider the rest of the lyrics.
     
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  3. Natural E

    Natural E Forum Resident

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    Fairport Convention, Fotheringay. Sandy Denny at her best.

     
  4. zombie dai

    zombie dai Music is the emotional life of most people. cohen

    no one can simultaneously break and soothe your heart like francoise

     
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  5. Marty T

    Marty T Stereo Fan

    "Hello Walls" is one of many great loneliness tunes from Willie Nelson's early career.
     
  6. EasyEB

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    Dead Confederate by Jerry Joseph. Definitely a lonely sounding tune. Fantastic slide from Jason Isbell.

     
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  8. mr. k

    mr. k Master of the Rummage (retired)

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    "Whispering Pines" (The Band) and this one, "Quiet Night" by Anna Ternheim:

     
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  9. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

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    the high lonesome sound as personified by Bill Monroe methinks...

     
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  10. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

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    more Bill

     
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  11. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

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    but nothing is lonelier sounding that Hank Sr. on Ramblin' Man...

     
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  12. YardByrd

    YardByrd rock n roll citizen in a hip hop world

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    Stanley Brothers - Rank Stranger

     
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  13. simoncm

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    As far as instrumentals go, Floyd Cramer's Last Date. Which kind of paved the way for a rare instrumental "answer record" - his terrific On the Rebound, No.1 in the UK!
     
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  14. CliffL

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    Yes...Roy was a master of the "loneliness" vibe!
     
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  15. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    "I Can't Make Music" by the Carpenters

     
  16. zonka

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    Merle Haggard "If I Could Only Fly", not the one with Willie Nelson, but the one from the early 2000s on an album of the same title, if I'm remembering correctly.
    Gets me every time.

    Also, "Bluer than Blue" from Michael Johnson.
     
  17. Ray Blend

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    The Soundtrack of Our Lives - Grand Canaria

     
  18. Cool Chemist

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    Footprints by Paul McCartney from the often maligned Press to Play album, 1986.

     
  19. CliffL

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    Ian and Sylvia-"The Lovin' Sound"

     
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  20. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

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    Ruby and the Romantics-"Your Baby Doesn't Love You Anymore" (also recorded by the Carpenters)

     
  21. canadian73

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    Hallelujah Jeff Buckley version
     
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  22. SPF2001

    SPF2001 prone to hyperbole

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    Speaking of Ian Tyson,his song "Someday
    Soon" when sung by Judy Collins sounds pretty damn lonely.
     
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  23. canadian73

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    La Cienega Just Smiled, Ryan Adams. Sad song accompanied by melancholy music.
     
  24. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

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    You're only lonely - JD Souther

     
  25. Probably written in 1862. Stephen Foster.

     
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