Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Saddest Music in the World

For some reason (hormones, probably), I decided to put together a playlist of my favorite sad songs. I am such a fan of sad music, to the point where I had a hard time picking music to walk down the aisle to for my wedding. All the songs I absolutely loved were so incredibly sad.

Anyway, each one of the songs listed below has guided me through darkness at one time or another. Music is amazing that way.

Also, other people might not think that some or all of these songs are sorrowful, but some of them are sad (to me) because they remind me of certain moments in my life. One particularly problematic song, though, is "Breathe Me," which is what Roy and I consider to be "our song." It was even our first dance song at our wedding. However, its association with the heartbreaking, sob-inducing series finale of Six Feet Under is undeniable.

1) "A Bad Goodbye" - Clint Black & Wynonna Judd
2) "Both Sides Now" - Joni Mitchell
3) "Breathe Me" - Sia
4) "Cleaning Apartment" - Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet
5) "Crestfallen" - Smashing Pumpkins
6) "Crying" - Don McLean
7) "Disarm" - Smashing Pumpkins
8) "The Drugs Don't Work" - The Verve
9) "Eleanor Rigby" - The Beatles
10) "Everyday Is Like Sunday" - Morrissey
11) "Fade to Black" - Metallica
12) "Foolish Games" - Jewel
13) "Glycerine" - Bush
14) "Good Enough" - Sarah McLachlan
15) "Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley
16) "Here Comes the Flood" - Peter Gabriel
17) "Hey Jupiter" - Tori Amos
18) "It Can't Rain All the Time" - Jane Siberry
19) "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space" - Spiritualized
20) "Last Night I Dreamt that Somebody Loved Me" - The Smiths
21) "The Last Song" - Elton John
22) "Lightning Crashes" - Live
23) "Me and a Gun" - Tori Amos
24) "Moon River" - Morrissey
25) "My Skin" - Natalie Merchant
26) "Nobody Home" - Pink Floyd
27) "Nothingman" - Pearl Jam
28) "One" - U2
29) "Putting the Damage On" - Tori Amos
30) "The Scientist" - Coldplay
31) "Something I Can Never Have" - Nine Inch Nails
32) "Summer Overture" - Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet
33) "Trust" - The Cure
34) "The Unforgiven" - Metallica
35) "Wise Up" - Aimee Mann
36) "1000 Oceans" - Tori Amos

Here's "Cleaning Apartment" (man, this song kills me):

And "Breathe Me" (and I cry every single time I watch this video):


Nanette said...

Great list. I'd add a Depeche Mode song but I can't find a link to it. I think it's called "Someone to watch over me" or something like that. It would be a perfect fit.

ssinca said...

quite a few of these are on my "sad list" as well.

last goodbye by jeff buckley kills me.

Kim said...

Oh man, I love sad songs. And sad movies. Is that sad?

amber said...

i'm not familiar with all the songs on the list, but the few that i do know, i wholeheartedly agree with you.