Sunday, September 26, 2010
Top 20 Saddest Songs
Spinner wrote "There's no shortage of sad songs about rainy days and lovers who don't bring flowers. And then there are songs that truly bring the pain -- songs so despairing they can make us wonder why we even bother". This goes out to everyone out there who is really in pain... these are my Top 20 Saddest Songs.
1. Johnny Cash - Hurt
What have I become, my sweetest friend, Everyone I know goes away in the end, and you could have it all, my empire of dirt, I will let you down, I will make you hurt
2. REM - Everybody Hurts
If you're on your own in this life, the days and nights are long, When you think you've had too much of this life to hang on, Well, everybody hurts sometimes,everybody cries. And everybody hurts sometimes
3. George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today
He stopped loving her today, they placed a wreath upon his door, and soon they'll carry him away, He stopped loving her today
4. Judy Collins - Send in the Clowns
Isn't it rich? Isn't it queer, Losing my timing this late in my career? And where are the clowns? There ought to be clowns. Well, maybe next year.
5. Leonardo Favio - Abuelita Zenaida
Abuelita: no se apene cuando usted lea esta carta yo habré salido a Miami en un barquito de carga a buscar otro destino quiero ver como sacarla de este tugurio del rancho porque a mí me parte el alma
verla ya tan viejecita salir todas las mañanas a vender frutos maduros por las calles bogotanas
6. Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
Would you know my name if I saw you in heaven? Would it be the same if I saw you in heaven? I must be strong and carry on, 'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven
7. Don McLean - Crying
I thought that I was over you but it's true, oh so true, I love you even more than I did before
but darling, what can I do? oh you don't love me and I'll always be crying over you, crying over you
8. Dan Fogelberg - Go Down Easy
And it’s hard to go down easy; And it’s hard to keep from cryin’; And it’s hard to lose a lover in the early part of autumn.
9. John Michael Montgomery - The Little Girl
She said I know that man up there on that cross I don't know His name But I know He got off Cause He was there in my old house and held me close to His side As I hid there behind our couch The night that my parents died
10. Nazareth - Love Hurts
Some fools think of happiness, blissfulness, togetherness, some fools fool themselves, I guess
They're not foolin' me, I know it isn't true I know it isn't true, love is just a lie made to make you blue, love hurts
11. Eric Carmen - All By Myself
Hard to be sure, sometimes I feel so insecure, and love's so distant and obscure, remains the cure, All by myself, don't wanna be all by myself, anymore
12. Gary Jules - Mad World
And the tears are filling up their glasses, no expression, no expression, and in my head I want to drown my sorrow, No tomorrow, No tomorrow
13. Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
I've never seen a night so long when time goes crawling by, The moon just went behind a cloud to hide its face and cry
14. Elaine Page - Memory
Memory, all alone in the moonlight, I can smile at the old days, I was beautiful then, I remember the time I knew what happiness was, let the memory live again
15. The Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
And you cant fight the tears that ain't coming, or the moment of the truth in your lies, when everything feels like the movies, yeah, you bleed just to know you're alive.
16. Martina McBride - Concrete Angel
Somebody cries in the middle of the night, the neighbors hear but they turn out the light, a fragile soul caught in the hands of fate, when morning comes it will be too late
17. The Smiths - I Know It's Over
Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head, and as I climb into an empty bed, oh well. Enough said, I know it's over - still I cling, I don't know where else I can go
18. The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name, nobody came, Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave, No one was saved, all the lonely people, Where do they all come from?
19. Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father
If I could get another chance, another walk, another dance with him, I'd play a song that would never ever end, how I'd love love love to dance with my father again
20. A Chorus Line - At The Ballet
Life with my dad wasn't ever a picnic, more like a "Come as you are, when I was five I remember my mother, dug earrings out of the car, I knew they weren't hers, But it wasn't, something you'd want to discuss. He wasn't warm. Well, not to her. Well, not to us. But everything was beautiful at the ballet...