Online reading group and book discussion forum
  HOME ENTER FORUMS OUR BOOKS LINKS DONATE ADVERTISE CONTACT  
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:25 pm





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ] • Topic evaluate: Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.  Go to page 1, 2  Next
What is the saddest song? 
Author Message
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Freshman


Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 214
Thanks: 58
Thanked: 86 times in 64 posts
Gender: Female
Country: United States (us)

Post What is the saddest song?
In your opinion what is the saddest song ever written?

For me it's probably "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables. There's a hopeless quality to it that makes me tear up every time I hear it. Lol. I've been tearing up a lot lately since the movie is coming out Christmas day and that's the song they play in every ad for it!



The following user would like to thank Olivia22 for this post:
Suzanne
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:12 pm
Profile Email
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Book General

Silver Contributor

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 2517
Location: New Jersey
Thanks: 557
Thanked: 448 times in 357 posts
Gender: Female

Post Re: What is the saddest song?
"Strange Fruit"
The images it provokes are horrific and it is sung with dispair but it has a haunting beauty to it. Makes me cry everytime I hear it.



The following user would like to thank Suzanne for this post:
Olivia22
Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:06 pm
Profile
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Freshman


Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 214
Thanks: 58
Thanked: 86 times in 64 posts
Gender: Female
Country: United States (us)

Post Re: What is the saddest song?
Are you referring to "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday? Is so then yes that is a very sad song. It's definitely in my top 10 list of sad songs.



Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:42 pm
Profile Email
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
One with Books

Silver Contributor

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2751
Thanks: 2298
Thanked: 731 times in 626 posts
Gender: None specified

Post Re: What is the saddest song?
parallel lines by todd rundgren.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-28Gg9I2dJk

although || could be )(



Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:39 pm
Profile Email
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Not latency, or power shortage, nor bedtime shall keep me from my appointed screed


Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 46
Thanks: 4
Thanked: 7 times in 4 posts
Gender: None specified

Post Re: What is the saddest song?
"Strange fruit", I agree, definitely.
Also, I would add the song "Undenied" by Portishead, painfully sad. You can listen to it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnzkcsgdisQ



Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:06 pm
Profile Email
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Freshman


Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 214
Thanks: 58
Thanked: 86 times in 64 posts
Gender: Female
Country: United States (us)

Post Re: What is the saddest song?
youkrst and tom those are great songs! Thanks for posting them.

I have to add another sad song. This is a big of a cliche but "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" always makes me tear up.



Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:24 pm
Profile Email
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Not latency, or power shortage, nor bedtime shall keep me from my appointed screed


Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 46
Thanks: 4
Thanked: 7 times in 4 posts
Gender: None specified

Post Re: What is the saddest song?
Olivia22 wrote:
youkrst and tom those are great songs! Thanks for posting them.

I have to add another sad song. This is a big of a cliche but "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" always makes me tear up.


Olivia, you're welcome. :)

And, since you mentioned tom and great songs, it reminded me of the song "Tom the Model", performed by Beth Gibbons.
I think her way of singing and her color of voice determines, or defines the sadness in her songs.
She is a great performer. :)



Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:59 am
Profile Email
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Pulitzer Prize Finalist


Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 482
Location: Texas
Thanks: 39
Thanked: 98 times in 83 posts
Gender: None specified

Post Re: What is the saddest song?
Leonard Cohen, Joan of Arc ~ or any of his other songs except for Jazz Police.

I'd like to see a stage presentation of Les Miserables. I was unsure about the book, but ended up liking it quite a bit. I was dreading the drawn out Waterloo analysis but enjoyed that too.


_________________
The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? - Jeremy Bentham


Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:12 am
Profile
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Freshman


Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 214
Thanks: 58
Thanked: 86 times in 64 posts
Gender: Female
Country: United States (us)

Post Re: What is the saddest song?
Kevin- I've seen Les Miserables on stage many times and it never gets old. It's my favorite musical. I hope that you get to see it one day.



Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:35 am
Profile Email
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Master Debater


Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 21
Location: The Netherlands
Thanks: 0
Thanked: 1 time in 1 post
Gender: Male
Country: Netherlands (nl)

Post Re: What is the saddest song?
For me it's Enclosure, it's a soundtrack from a game called Metal Gear Solid, but due to the entire scene depicted that played while that song played it's one of those songs that really makes me sad.

I also used that song as background music in a game I programmed, for a memorial scene that I created for one of the players that passed away. So yeah, that song has a special meaning to me. You can listen to the song on Youtube.


_________________


Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:07 pm
Profile Email WWW
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Wearing Out Library Card


Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 243
Thanks: 2
Thanked: 24 times in 23 posts
Gender: None specified

Post Re: What is the saddest song?
This one I think, is the saddest I know of:

Emiliana Torrini - If You Go Away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UH4iIP6XK-8


If you go away on this summer's day,
Then you might as well take the sun away
All the birds that flew in the summer sky
When our love was new and our hearts were high
And the day was young and the nights were long
And the moon stood still for the night bird's song
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away.

But if you stay, I'll make you a day
Like no day has been, or will be again
We'll sail on the sun, we'll ride on the rain
And talk to the trees and worship the wind
But if you go, I'll understand
Leave me just enough love to fill up my hand
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away.

If you go away, as I know you will
You must tell the world to stop turning
Till you return again, if you ever do,
For what good is love without loving you?
Can I tell you now, as you turn to go
I'll be dying slowly till the next hello
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away.

But if you stay, I'll make you a night
Like no night has been, or will be again
I'll sail on your smile, I'll ride on your touch
I'll talk to your eyes that I love so much
But if you go, I won't cry
Though the good is gone from the word goodbye
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away.

If you go away, as I know you must
There is nothing left in this world to trust
Just an empty room, full of empty space
Like the empty look I see on your face
I'd have been the shadow of your shadow
If you might have kept me by your side
If you go away, if you go away, if you go away.


_________________
"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."
- Cyril Connolly

My seven published books are available for purchase, click here:
http://www.amazon.com/Steven-L.-Sheppard/e/B00E6KOX12


Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:08 pm
Profile Email
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
So many e-books my reader is overweight!


Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 110
Thanks: 41
Thanked: 52 times in 36 posts
Gender: Male
Country: Peru (pe)

Post Re: What is the saddest song?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl5McGN2L-E

Lux Aeterna, the theme song from the movie requiem for a dream.

I'm not sure if I've been conditioned by watching the movie, but I can literally feel the despair in the music. The frantic, maniacal unending repetition of the violins, the violent clash of percussion in the background, the sweet sad sound of the cello...

I swear I shudder when I hear it...

If you haven't seen the movie, I totally recommend it. It's a bit rough though, so be ready for some very crude scenes.


Also... well maybe they're not as sad as other songs (although they are pretty glum):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0c7viiqYms
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okxko_H3tI8

...But you did ask for the Saddest Song



Last edited by VMLM on Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:34 am, edited 1 time in total.



Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:24 am
Profile Email
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Freshman


Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 214
Thanks: 58
Thanked: 86 times in 64 posts
Gender: Female
Country: United States (us)

Post Re: What is the saddest song?
The song Hallelujah is always moving to me this particular version they did on the Voice brought tears to my eyes. It was a tribute to the victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary school.




The following user would like to thank Olivia22 for this post:
Cattleman, Chris OConnor, Suzanne
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:53 pm
Profile Email
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Knows the secrets of the internetz


Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 1032
Location: Texas
Thanks: 455
Thanked: 461 times in 363 posts
Gender: Male
Country: United States (us)

Post Re: What is the saddest song?
They did a similar tribute on The X Factor last night. Don't know if it is available on You Tube or not.


_________________
Love what you do, and do what you love. Don't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. -Ray Bradbury

Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it. -Robert A. Heinlein


Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:00 am
Profile Email
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
BookTalk.org Hall of Fame

BookTalk.org Owner
Diamond Contributor 3

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 16172
Location: Florida
Thanks: 3495
Thanked: 1326 times in 1045 posts
Gender: Male
Country: United States (us)

Post Re: What is the saddest song?
Olivia, I'll take your word for it. I just can't handle watching a song devoted to those little kids right now. I have a two-year old little boy who is everything to me. What those parents are going through is beyond fathomable. The thought of what transpired in that school and the horror everyone present felt is just horrific.



Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:31 pm
Profile Email WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 20 posts ] • Topic evaluate: Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.  Go to page 1, 2  Next



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:



Site Resources 
HELPFUL INFO:
Forum Rules & Tips
Frequently Asked Questions
BBCode Explained
Author Interview Transcripts
Be a Book Discussion Leader!

IDEAS FOR WHAT TO READ:
Bestsellers
Book Awards
• Book Reviews
• Online Books
• Team Picks
Newspaper Book Sections

WHERE TO BUY BOOKS:
• Great resource pages are coming!

BEHIND THE BOOKS:
• Great resource pages are coming!

PROMOTE YOUR BOOK!
Advertise on BookTalk.org
How To Promote Your Book





BookTalk.org is a thriving book discussion forum, online reading group or book club. We read and talk about both fiction and non-fiction books as a community. Our forums are open to anyone in the world. While discussing books is our passion we also have active forums for talking about poetry, short stories, writing and authors. Our general discussion forum section includes forums for discussing science, religion, philosophy, politics, history, current events, arts, entertainment and more. We hope you join us!


Navigation 
MAIN NAVIGATION

HOMEFORUMSOUR BOOKSAUTHOR INTERVIEWSADVERTISELINKSFAQDONATETERMS OF USEPRIVACY POLICYSITEMAP

OTHER PAGES WORTH EXPLORING
Banned Book ListOnline Reading GroupTop 10 Atheism Books

Copyright © BookTalk.org 2002-2019. All rights reserved.
Display Pagerank