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  1. Standard member smw6869
    Granny
    26 Feb '11 23:35
    Johnny Cash "Hurt"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmVAWKfJ4Go&feature=fvsr


    GRANNY.
  2. 26 Feb '11 23:49
    Originally posted by smw6869
    Johnny Cash "Hurt"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmVAWKfJ4Go&feature=fvsr


    GRANNY.
    Excellent song from one of history's greats!
  3. 27 Feb '11 07:52
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Excellent song from one of history's greats!
    Though I respect Reznor's work, I'm not sure he counts as one of history's greats. Still, it's to Cash's credit to exhibit such a broad range of influences, I'm not sure there are many country artists who are even aware of Reznor's work.

    This song was actually written and recorded in 10050 Cielo Drive, where the Charles Manson massacre took place.
  4. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    27 Feb '11 13:00
    One of my favoutite unsad songs was "Wonderful World" sang by Louis Armstrong.

    However, my sister played it at her young son's funeral.
    Can you imagine that song in that setting?

    Suddenly, it became the saddest song I have ever heard!

    -m.
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    27 Feb '11 14:51
    Originally posted by mikelom
    One of my favoutite unsad songs was "Wonderful World" sang by Louis Armstrong.

    However, my sister played it at her young son's funeral.
    Can you imagine that song in that setting?

    Suddenly, it became the saddest song I have ever heard!

    -m.
    That is bizarre and more than a bit morbid.
  6. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    27 Feb '11 15:08
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    That is bizarre and more than a bit morbid.
    It was even more morbid when just mum n dad were carrying a little white coffin out of the church!

    Especially when the words: 'I hear babies cry, I watch them grow.
    They'll learn much more than I'll never know'... were heard.

    It was incredibly emotional, believe me.

    It wasn't crass though. I did, however, think that better a song could have been chosen.

    Bear in mind; they were pretty much an emotional mess, under the circumstances.

    -m.
  7. 27 Feb '11 16:18
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Though I respect Reznor's work, I'm not sure he counts as one of history's greats. Still, it's to Cash's credit to exhibit such a broad range of influences, I'm not sure there are many country artists who are even aware of Reznor's work.

    This song was actually written and recorded in 10050 Cielo Drive, where the Charles Manson massacre took place.
    I was referring to Cash more than Reznor. Cash did everything well. Can't say that about today's artists.
  8. 27 Feb '11 16:23
    There are sections from Porgy and Bess that stagger me with its sadness. Sad songs sometimes need no lyrics. Duke Ellington's tribute album to Billy Srtayhon is another great example.
  9. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    28 Feb '11 04:58
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Cash did everything well. Can't say that about today's artists.
    You can't say it about all the artists of Cash's generation either.
  10. Standard member smw6869
    Granny
    28 Feb '11 19:22
    Jeff Buckley "Hallelujah"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIw0ewEsNHs


    GRANNY.
  11. Standard member DrKF
    incipit parodia
    28 Feb '11 20:02
    Probably not the saddest song EVER, but still pretty maudlin, Mazzy Star 'Flowers in December':

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiEouyRrWII
  12. 28 Feb '11 20:47
    Originally posted by smw6869
    Jeff Buckley "Hallelujah"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIw0ewEsNHs


    GRANNY.
    Just to keep it fair Leonard Cohen penned that wonderful song.
  13. 28 Feb '11 21:24
    Originally posted by smw6869
    Jeff Buckley "Hallelujah"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIw0ewEsNHs


    GRANNY.
    Does the saddest song have to be a cover?

    In that case I nominate:

    Swans - Love Will Tear Us Apart

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiQsv3Q5P8Y
  14. 02 Mar '11 17:05
    Originally posted by smw6869
    Jeff Buckley "Hallelujah"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIw0ewEsNHs


    GRANNY.
    Yeah, you're right, that's extremely sad.

    Murdering such a hopeful song so badly should be punishable by removal of the vocal cords.

    Frankly, only Cohen himself should be allowed to sing that song.

    Richard
  15. 02 Mar '11 17:45
    Saddest song - any genre/type: Watching TV, Roger Waters
    Saddest song - country: He stopped loving her today, George Jones
    Saddest song - pop: Last Kiss (var.) or Rocky (A. Roberts)
    Saddest song: rock: Operator (Jim Croce)