Saddest song you’ve ever heard

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  1. Mr.Sean

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  5. john lennonist

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

    As things soon turned out, shortly after the recording of these

    "Grow Old with Me"

    "Beautiful Boy"

    I can hardly wait
    To see you come of age
    But I guess we'll both just have to be patient



     
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  6. dreambear

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    Hank Williams: "I´m so lonesome I could cry". Even Elvis said that it was "Probably the saddest song I ever Heard" (Honolulu Concert January 14 1973).
     
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  7. cwitt1980

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    Pete Ham has some pretty sad ones. "The Name Of The Game" and this demo:

     
  8. schnitzerphilip

    schnitzerphilip "Modern Dad" Unlocked Award

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    Page 8 and no Fake Plastic Trees?

    “She lives with a broken man
    A cracked polystyrene man
    Who just crumbles and burns“

    “And if I could be who you wanted
    If I could be who you wanted
    All the time
    All the time”
     
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  9. schnitzerphilip

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    Page 8 and no No Surprises?

    “A heart that's full up like a landfill
    A job that slowly kills you
    Bruises that won't heal”

    [Best opening lines of a sad song, ever.]
     
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  10. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    I posted "The Winner Takes It All" in Post #82, and it is one of my favorite sad songs too.
     
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  11. zombywoof

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    Element of crime - Dont you smile
     
  12. Rick Robson

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    Gordon Lightfoot - I'm Not Supposed To Care
     
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  13. Aboa

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    I don’t know if this is the saddest song I’ve ever heard (one of the saddest anyway) but it’s the first song that came to my mind:

    Beach Boys – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times

    Poor Brian.
     
  14. Rick Robson

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  15. John54

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    This thread is incomplete without this monster tear-jerker -

    Ray Peterson, Tell Laura I Love Her:

     
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  16. John54

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    An elegiac classic -

    Brenda Lee, Losing You:

     
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  17. finslaw

    finslaw muzak to my ears

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    Since Big Star's Holocaust has already been chosen I'll go with:



    Although Pete Ham's Ringside is up (down) there too.
     
  18. Desolation Row

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    Lou Reed, "The Kids" and "Caroline Says II"
     
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  19. flyingdutchman

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    Without You by Harry Nilsson written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans.
     
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  20. Tgreg

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    Chris Bell. There *was* a light...
     
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  21. Longers

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    Castles Made of Sand - Jimi Hendrix Experience
     
  22. AndrewK

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    I think Gary tried to do his own Careless Whisper with this song, it kind of sounds similar to that song. Sad pop song

    Gary Barlow - Lie to me
     
  23. John54

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    A much more recent one than what I've already posted -

    House of Love, Shake and Crawl:

     
  24. Fabsmith

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    Isn’t It A Pity (long version) — George Harrison
     
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  25. Wild Horse

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    Mr. Bojangles

    His dog up and died. And after 20 years he still grieves.

    :(
     

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