What is the Saddest Song Ever

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  1. Pixie-Bob

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    I'm thinking that the best way to measure this is, to honestly admit which song makes you cry the most - even if you are one of those who "don't cry". If a song can't make you cry - how sad can it be?

    For me, back in 2013 I attempted to do a cover of the instrumental parts of George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today". I did not succeed. To this day, I cannot work with that multi-track without ending up as a quivering, snivelling wreck.

    Number two on my list is: Terry Jacks - Seasons in the Sun from 1974
    Number three is: ABBA - The Winner Takes it All from 1980
    Number Three: Rolf Harris - Two Little Boys 1969

    These are the songs that I cannot listen to in public. What are yours?
     
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    I Can't Make You Love Me Bonnie Raitt. I’m bawling just typing the title.
     
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    "You are My Sunshine" is right up there.
    Don't believe me? Actually listen to the original lyrics sometime.
    The verses.
     
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    "Timothy" by The Buoys. Three people trapped in a mine, two come out with full stomachs....

     
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    Yes, remember that one from my younger days. Melancholy - buy I'm still dry-eyed.
     
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    Stevie’s instrumental version of Little Wing brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it. The context for that is a little different than what the OP is probably referring to, but that’s it for me.
     
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    Yes, the one. :cry:
     
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    Not sad, but I usually shed a tear for the Star Spangled Banner.
     
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    It gets my vote, and has the same effect on me.
    I went to a house concert featuring co-writer (with Mike Reid) Allen Shamblin with my late songwriter friend, Bill.
    I had to duck out, I started crying.
    Embarrassing.
     
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    The official World's most saddest song is 'Gloomy Sunday' by Rezso Seress.
    It has been blamed for over 200 suicides, including the composer himself.
    Billie Holiday did a version of it (with extra lyrics).
     
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    Down in a Hole by Alice in Chains. So sad that the writer feels that there is no way to be saved from his current situation.
     
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    Two come to mind, the first is the song James Taylor sang at John Belushi's funeral :





    The other one is a Hank Williams tearjerker :

     
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    One More Night by Dave Edmunds.


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    I like this. But I'm going to play it as I re-read one of my Raymond Chandler novels - just for athmosphere.
     
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    Oh yes. Yes, yes, yes. I'm getting teary.
     
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