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what the saddest song you ever heard

Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton.
XDHyperGirlXD1 · 31-35, F
@OlderSometimesWiser dont think i heard of this one
@XDHyperGirlXD1 It’s about the death of his 4 year old son, falling from the window of a NYC apartment building.
Vienna by Billy Joel, it reminds me of my childhood and my parents, and how much they really did care about me, even when I thought they didn’t, and how much I put myself down for all my mistakes.
tenente · 100+, M
@SarahConnorT800 unpopular opinion: i don't like any of billy joels songs. his sirisxm radio show is really great, but i dislike all is music. i know i'm alone on this, but i really don't like billy joels music
Spumoni · 46-50, M
Randy VanWarmer - Just When I Needed You Most

@Spumoni I have not heard this song in many years. Thank you for posting it
Spumoni · 46-50, M
@mindlessdrifter Very powerful
@Spumoni Amen to that
Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss
Lilymoon · F
Holding back the years
XDHyperGirlXD1 · 31-35, F
@Lilymoon 👀
Grandma got ran over by a reindeer.
smiler2012 · 56-60
[@xdhyperrgirlxd1] 😪honey by bobby goldsborough it always upset me me when i listened to it still it does not get me that way now some how but still a very sad song all the same
@smiler2012 I love Bobby's music
SinlessOnslaught · 26-30, M
The Scientist by Coldplay. One time I asked a bar band to play that song again and the singer said he couldn't handle that. Lol
RubySoo · 56-60, F
Puff the magic dragon 🥹
RubySoo · 56-60, F
@NativePortlander1970 i hate it. It realky upsets me.
@RubySoo The loss of childhood innocence :(
@RubySoo In fact that was the last time I heard it, it has been over 32 years now since I had.
Silentpleasure · 31-35, F
Happy birthday :(
XDHyperGirlXD1 · 31-35, F
slorollin · 41-45, M
From this moment by Shania Twain
Morning Dew (version from Winterland Oct '74)


Description of the May 1972 London Lyceum version (on the Europe '72) album:
It was the band’s final stop on the tour, having made it all the way across Europe in one piece and returning to London for a final four night stop at the Strand Lyceum. Yet another furious ‘The Other One’ jam had brought the band to the edge of chaos, and as the various instruments began to fall away, Garcia played those familiar opening notes to ‘Morning Dew’. Whether it was because they were at the end of the tour or just because he was caught up in the moment, Garcia couldn’t help but let the waterworks flow.

“He’s playing with his back to the audience, tears streaming down his face, the music playing the band…Ecstacy on every level,” band publicist and biography Dennis McNally would explain years later. Tape operator Dennis ‘Wiz’ Leonard remembered it similarly in the band’s Amazon documentary Long Strange Trip, adding: “He did a good part of his solo in that tune with his back to the audience, with tears streaming down his face. Because he was right there. He was playing for all of us: all of human kind.”
nedkelly · 61-69, M
Tears in heaven - only a parent that have lost a child will truly understand

Never tear Us Apart - personal reasons
Rudboy41 · 41-45, M
Billy joel - Leningrad.

Embrace - 'my weakness is none of your business' and 'fireworks'

Radiohead - lucky.
The only one that comes to mind. Well, the only band at the moment really...

Starcrossed · 41-45, F

I like the cover better.
"The Last Song" by Elton John. During that time I was still sitting at so many friends’ deathbeds. It’s still hard to hear without getting teary.
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tenente · 100+, M
Elvis couldn't perform his biggest hit live "Are You Lonesome Tonight". Watch a live recording and you'll see Elvis (and other musicians who try to cover it) trip and stumble constantly during the spoken bridge / recitation. it's a complex moment in the song, but it's too emotional for Elvis to perform

@tenente that wasn't because it was a sad song, but because someone in the audience took off his toupee when he sang "do you wish you had hair". It was a hilarious moment though and I understand why he couldn't control his laughter.
tenente · 100+, M
unsurprisingly, a country song

not a fan of country but this has to be the saddest song i've ever heard
Leaving on a Jet Plane is tied with Puff the Magic Dragon, Where Have All the Flowers Gone, Billy Don't Be a Hero, Bobby, Martin and John, and Bless the Beasts and the Children.

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