Monday, June 18, 2012

What Song Makes You Cry (or Feel Sad).

Phil's Garden from the patio.

Mad World

or Classical-the video will surely do it if Barber's Adagio doesn't.

How about you?


Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - I have to admit that I get very much into the music when I'm listening to it. So depending on what's going on in my life, a lot of music really affects me deeply. Thanks for sharing these two :-)

sandra seamans said...

Tim McGraw singing "Don't Take the Girl" brings me to tears every time.

Anonymous said...

Barry Manilow, Copacabana

Just kidding! It does make me puke, if that counts. Songs don't make me cry.

Jeff M.

Deb said...

A favorite hymn: "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" (with the refrain, "Hear us when we pray to thee/For those in peril on the sea"; I think they sing it in "Titanic"). I can never make it through singing it without crying.

Deb said...

Here's a nice version:

pattinase (abbott) said...

I remember singing that one in church as a kid.
Music has a huge impact on me--either uplifting me or bringing me down, making me feel like dancing, reminding me. Always something.

George said...

Randy Newman's "I Think It's Going To Rain Today."

John McFetridge said...

Bruce Springsteen's, "My Hometown." I listened to it yesterday for the line, "I'd sit on his lap in that big old Buick and steer as we drove through town," because I did that, too.

Charles Gramlich said...

Cat's in the Cradle used to make me cry. Now probably "In this River" by Black Label Society.

Anonymous said...

Jackie has one for you:

I'm Already There by Lonestar.

Jeff M.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Man, this may have not been such a hot idea. I am really sad now.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember Matt Monroe, Softly as I Leave You? Corny, maybe but it gets me every time.

Chris said...

Johnny Cash's version of NIN's "Hurt" will do the trick, especially if I watch the video.

My last band used to play this song called "Stone" that I adapted from a poem whose refrain was basically "I am the stone that breaks every heart" that used to get me quite regularly when we'd play it live. I always thought it was a powerful song, and the build-up of it was something that was always quite compelling to me.

pattinase (abbott) said...

HURT tops the lists online of the saddest songs.
Don't know Matt Monroe but the title sounds familiar.

Anonymous said...

Three more by three of my favorite singers. First, the saddest song by a master of the genre:

It breaks your heart in two
To know she's been untrue
But, oh, what will you do
When she says to you
There's someone new
We're through, we're through
It's over, it's over, it's over

Roy Orbison, It's Over from the 1987 Black & White Night concert.

Next, a guy with an amazing voice. That last line always gives me chills. I would have loved to hear Roy Orbison sing it.

Gene Pitney, I'm Gonna Be Strong.

I'll have to put the third song on another post.

Jeff M.

Anonymous said...

Don Henley/The Eagles, Wasted Time.

So you live from day to day, and you dream about tomorrow, oh.
And the hours go by like minutes and the shadows come to stay
So you take a little something to make them go away
And I could have done so many things, baby
If I could only stop my mind from wondrin' what
I left behind and from worrying 'bout this wasted time

Jeff M.

George said...

Yes, I love Matt Monroe crooning "Softly As I Leave You." "Desperado" by the Eagles always brings a tear to Diane's eyes.

Naomi Johnson said...

Barber's Adagio does it for me, too. And a song by Eddie Hinton called Hymn For Lonely Hearts.

Ron Scheer said...

Just one? Garth Brooks' "Learning to Live Again is Killing Me". Ty Herndon's "Big Hopes."

Cap'n Bob said...

The Cap'n doesn't cry. Sad songs might include Old Shep and Unwanted Horses, if that's the right title.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Music doesn't make me cry. Instead, it uplifts my spirits, especially instrumental.