Sad song recommendations

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  1. Lost & Lonely

    Lost & Lonely Active Member

    What songs do you recommend for a sad mood? I was thinking of something along the lines of classical music, but I guess pop music would be OK too. Here are 2 ideas from me:

    • "Pas de Deux" from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite
    • "O Mio Babbino Caro" from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi

    My second recommondation probably isn't sad, but to me the melody sounds sad.
  2. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

    Country is not my favorite genre, but if you want to wallow, that's the music for ya :)

    Three Wooden Crosses by Randy Travis makes me bawl like a baby.

    Also try Don't Take the Girl by Tim McGraw...I can't even read the lyrics without crying.

    Oh, and There Goes My Life by Kenny Chesney.
  3. Syd

    Syd Guest

    I usually like classical music that is upbeat, like Bach's concertos. I enjoy sad, soothing piano tunes though. I heard some of Nobuo Uematsu's compositions played on piano when I was a kid, after enjoying the originals in ff4 & ff6, and would love hearing more compositions in that style. A request: List some of your favorite somber piano compositions here, and I'll give them a listen.

    Meanwhile, I'll just list a few somber alternative or classic rock songs or albums I enjoyed hearing in my youth.

    The Doors - The River Knows
    Pink Floyd - (albums) Wish You Were Here & Meddle
    Nirvana - (album) In Utero
    Neil Young - (album) Harvest
  4. Sa Palomera

    Sa Palomera Well-Known Member

    Beethoven - Für Elise
    Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata

    Faithless ft. Dido - Last This Day
    Missy Higgins - The Special Two
    Missy Higgins - Hold Me Tight
    Sia - Breathe Me
    Enya - Boadicea
    Apocalyptica - Farewell
  5. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

    Moonlight sonata...good choice...haunting.
  6. vbuk

    vbuk Staff Alumni

    mine would be the scientist by coldplay and alot of music by damien rice
  7. Sa Palomera

    Sa Palomera Well-Known Member

    oh that reminds me:

    Coldplay - scientist
    coldplay - trouble
    coldplay - what if
  8. Stylez

    Stylez Well-Known Member

    all the songs on the "hiii" are very sad in my opinion....i would actually some feedback..thanks
  9. Lost & Lonely

    Lost & Lonely Active Member

    Thanks for your replies. The responses seem to be quite varied. I have another one; it's not meant to be a sad song, but the tune just kind of sounds sad to me. I try playing it in my head without the lyrics. Here it is: "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin.
  10. ~PinkElephants~

    ~PinkElephants~ Senior member

    I used to ball my eyes out to Brian McKnights One last cry
  11. SadMatt

    SadMatt Member

    Go to <mod edit: Malcontent - too triggering>
    It's meant to be funny but it made me laugh and helped me.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 24, 2007
  12. ~PinkElephants~

    ~PinkElephants~ Senior member

    I dont know if that video is a very good video to be offense i just played it and event hough it is a cartoon it depicts triggering things. Sorry to be a pain in the ass
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 24, 2007
  13. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow Staff Alumni

    I watched it and yes it is pretty triggering. :sad:
  14. Nuri

    Nuri Well-Known Member

    The only classical sad song that I can think of right now is...

    Mozart - Requiem

    I'd give you a bigger list but last time I gave a big list of all the 'sad music' I know of... well I got a suprising reply.
  15. crzykidshanana

    crzykidshanana Well-Known Member

    I'm more of an Everything kind of girl

    Here are my recommendations:

    (Take em or leave 'em, no worries)

    Offspring- Denial Revisited
    Tim McGraw- My Little Girl
    Ben Folds- Brick
    Good Charlotte- Emotionless
    Augustana- Coffee and Cigarettes
    Better Than Ezra- A Lifetime
    Elliot Smith- The Morning After
    Elvis Presley- Softly As I Leave You
    John Mayer- Slow Dancing In A Burning Room
    Magnetic Fields- All My Little Words
    Sense Field- Save Yourself

    I could really go on forever...

    High five for being a music nut :rolleyes:
  16. Pneuma

    Pneuma Guest

    Radiohead-How to Disappear Completely

    If fact, just about anything by radiohead
  17. heavenlyjunkie

    heavenlyjunkie Active Member

    Frankly, I recommend happy songs for a sad mood, but if you really want it, then listen to the album, "Pornography" by The Cure. Particularly the songs "One Hundred Years" and "The Figurehead."
  18. on my own

    on my own Well-Known Member

    *goes thru playlist

    advenged sevenfold - seize the day
    barlow girl - never alone
    billy talent - nothing to loose
    billy talent - pins and needles
    box car racer - there is
    box car racer - I feel so
    coldplay - why does it always rain on me
    counting crows - raining in baltimore
    creed - one last breath
    dashboard confesionals - hands down
    deathcap for cutie - I'll follow you into the dark
    the fray - how to save a life
    greenday - time of ur life
    Hammerfall - the fallen one
    kutless - troubled heart
    lithic - bullet ghost story
    matchbox 12 - unwell
    no use for a name - the saddest song
    the offspring - the kids aren't all right
    papa roach - scars
    papa roach - decompression period
    placebo - song to say goodbye
    plus 44 - no it isnt
    poets of the fall - carnival of rust
    punchline - battlescars
    seether - driven under
    seether - world falls away
    seether - fine again
    simple plan - perfect
    smile empty soul - with this knife
    staind - please
    stone sour - zzyzx road
    stone sour - bother
    thrice - red sky
    maybe means never - 18
    VA - scared of myself
    dinland woesthoff - dreamer

    buffy the vampire slayer, angel love theme song christopher beck - close your eyes
    adagio for strings
    moonlight sonata

    yeah; I know... long list... and not all of them sound sad but the lyrics are deppressing...
  19. hammockmonkey

    hammockmonkey Well-Known Member

    Tom Waits - I'm not drunk the Piano is
    Box Car Willie - Box Car Blues
    GG Allin - When I die
    Hank Williams - Kawa-Liga
    Radiohead - Hunting Bears
  20. FoReVeR LoSt

    FoReVeR LoSt Well-Known Member

    another lonely day-ben harper
    weak in the knees-serena ryder
    grey-ani difranco
    how do you get that lonely-blaine larson
    9 crimes-damien rice
    have you ever-brandy
    i'll be-edwin McCain
    goodbye my lover-james blunt
    so beautiful-pete murray
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