Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Fantastically Sad Songs

I'm in love with sad, beautiful songs. Ones that make you feel like your heart's been ripped out, but it's still such a beautiful song that you listen to it again. Anyway, I've decided to post my top 10 sad songs instead of my New Year's Resolutions. In protestation of what I consider the lamest holiday ever.

These are just my favorite ones, some people are bound to disagree (feel free to comment and share your favorites, I love finding new songs!), and I will say that although a few of these artists could definately have at least a couple of songs in the top 10, I decided to limit them to one song each.

10) Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton

Kill me now lyrics: I must be strong and carry on / Cause I know I don't belong / Here in heaven

9) Empty by Ray LaMontagne

8) Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.

7) Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss

6) You Don't Know Me by Elvis Presley

5) Nothing Compares to U by Sinead O'Connor

4) Goodbye my Lover by James Blunt

Kill me now lyrics: And I still hold your hand in mine / In mine when I'm asleep / And I will bear my soul in time / When I'm kneeling at your feet

3) Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy

WAY better than Sting's version!!!

2) The Drugs Don't Work by The Verve

Kill me now lyrics: If heaven calls / I'm coming too / Just like you said / You leave my life / I'm better off dead

1) Mad World by Gary Jules

Kill me now lyrics: And I find it kind of funny / I find it kind of sad / The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had


heidikins said...

Best Saddest Song Ever:
Written in the Stars from Aida.

Rip-your-heart-open lyrics:
"You are all I'll ever want, but this I am denied. Sometimes in my darkest thoughts, I wish I'd never learned...What it is to be in love and have that love returned."

Written in the Stars lyrics

April said...

I ADORE Eva Cassidy's version of "Fields of Gold." Also love "You Don't Know Me." I put that song on my February mix for the cd club.

Andrea Jolene said...

Ooo - Elvis is classic in the heartbreaker department. If I may add some Norah: What Am I To You?


"What am I to you/ Tell me darlin true / to me you are the sea/ fast as you can be / deepest shade of blue...now if my sky should fall/ would you even call?/ I will open up my heart/I never want to part..."

EH? Ohh yeah...soulful. Please see prior postings for video and full song coverage.

Stacy said...

Great list! Number four is one of my favorites.