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« Reply #75 on: December 14, 2018, 12:44:30 AM »

All of these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mcg-iCBivbw
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« Reply #76 on: December 18, 2018, 03:48:55 PM »

Karen Carpenter singing Look to your Dreams.

What a pity she couldn't.

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« Reply #77 on: January 05, 2019, 10:50:34 AM »

I first heard The Chi Lites' "Have You Seen Her" after a brief hopeless fling in the early '70s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVYxKRXDT2I
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« Reply #78 on: January 05, 2019, 11:51:12 AM »

I first heard The Chi Lites' "Have You Seen Her" after a brief hopeless fling in the early '70s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVYxKRXDT2I


Wow, those harmonies in the beginning sure sound like being directly influenced by the "Surfer girl" intro. Beautiful!
And thanks for posting, JK!


And I add these songs:

Jerry Lee Lewis - Would you take another chance on me?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcY_ODmTnbw   (check out this live performance as well)



George Jones & Tammy Wynette - I've seen better days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9L7XsdtHdU
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« Reply #79 on: January 05, 2019, 05:49:27 PM »

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Really, if the Band's vocalists are the thing turning you off ....is there any other way you can access these handful of perfect songs by Robbie Robertson?
No. Why access? Thousands good/ better songs.

"The Saddest Songs" by Joyful Joy-Merrys - joyfully sad song (or sadly joyful song? Anyhoo, fits the thread).
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« Reply #80 on: February 13, 2019, 09:10:31 AM »

Crazy Horse - I Don't Want To Talk About It
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBz_2EqJ5wI
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« Reply #81 on: February 13, 2019, 10:55:51 AM »

This is one of the saddest songs I know. I should add that the lyrics do not apply to me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olNfWDRuBNY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladies_and_Gentlemen_We_Are_Floating_in_Space
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« Reply #82 on: April 19, 2019, 12:49:03 PM »

"Quiet Night" by Anna Ternheim is real late-night missing-someone music. The wordless bits hit home the hardest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmInifeZkzY
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« Reply #83 on: July 13, 2019, 03:55:51 PM »

Neil Young - Birds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4imn-swb34

Fantastic lead vocal and beautiful harmonies.
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« Reply #84 on: July 14, 2019, 03:27:53 AM »

Neil Young - Birds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4imn-swb34

Fantastic lead vocal and beautiful harmonies.

Yes indeed. It's over--just about the saddest words you can ever expect to hear.

This is one that seriously teared me up the one time I heard it a year or so ago, "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS3Lkc6Gzlk
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« Reply #85 on: July 16, 2019, 12:19:59 PM »

I never thought of this one as a sad song but more as a joyous anthem. But the words on reflection are so sad.

Kim Weston's "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)" has long been my favourite Motown song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVkXrimUidA
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« Reply #86 on: July 16, 2019, 04:35:47 PM »

Lisa Germano SINGING TO THE BIRDS

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=lisa+germano+hero
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« Reply #87 on: July 17, 2019, 06:29:29 AM »


Steve, no offence meant but I've linked the track for anyone curious to hear it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HElU_-hb7Cc
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« Reply #88 on: July 17, 2019, 07:29:24 AM »


Steve, no offence meant but I've linked the track for anyone curious to hear it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HElU_-hb7Cc

Oops. Thanks. Tongue
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« Reply #89 on: July 21, 2019, 04:35:15 PM »

Nice archaic song. Zsa Zsa Gabor may be familiar with it as young girl. 3D It ain't sad to these ears but it's got weird bleak back tale. Difficult to believe. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IN-vbMeJBHA
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« Reply #90 on: October 22, 2019, 03:47:25 AM »

Not technically a song but man is it sad! The Israelite judge Jephtha made a rash vow to God after defeating the Ammonites and had to sacrifice his daughter. This is the heart-breaking "Plorate filii Israel" (weep, you children of Israel), the final lament from Giacomo Carissimi's oratorio on the subject:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PLnla_I9gQ

http://www.jamescsliu.com/classical/Carissimi_Jephte.html
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« Reply #91 on: October 22, 2019, 07:04:26 AM »

Not technically a song but man is it sad! The Israelite judge Jephtha made a rash vow to God after defeating the Ammonites and had to sacrifice his daughter. This is the heart-breaking "Plorate filii Israel" (weep, you children of Israel), the final lament from Giacomo Carissimi's oratorio on the subject:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PLnla_I9gQ

http://www.jamescsliu.com/classical/Carissimi_Jephte.html


Beautiful and heartbreaking, indeed! And a very difficut paragraph in the Bible. Judges 11,29-40



EDIT: I'm constantly replaying this recording. Such incredible and beautiful music and performance. Thanks for the heads-up!
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« Reply #92 on: October 22, 2019, 08:24:30 PM »

Deleted due nobody checking 5 yt links to songs which could start discussion (don't people like new discussions anyway, why discuss with usual same favorite posters ad infinitum, it's too safe & boring).
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« Reply #93 on: October 23, 2019, 02:06:33 AM »


Beautiful and heartbreaking, indeed! And a very difficult paragraph in the Bible. Judges 11,29-40

EDIT: I'm constantly replaying this recording. Such incredible and beautiful music and performance. Thanks for the heads-up!

You're most welcome. Yes, it's a very emotional listen--and such an early piece too.

The amateur choir I used to accompany at rehearsals performed it on one occasion. Being in the middle of it, so to speak, was even more overwhelming!

I'm not religious but I'd be the first to admit that religion has given birth to the most extraordinary works in music, art and architecture.
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« Reply #94 on: October 23, 2019, 04:40:14 AM »

Joni Mitchell - Little Green
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« Reply #95 on: November 09, 2019, 03:27:33 AM »

This is the Everly Brothers' song "It's all over", certainly one of the saddest pieces of Pop music I know. Written by Don Everly. I did read online that this was one of the few songs where Phil Everly took the solo lead, but to me the phrasing sounds more like Don.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNgc_3yAWyg


Well, if this didn't move you, this one will surely break your heart. It's Don's demo, just him and his guitar. It seems to have even more meaning since Phil died.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re5c1jd39RY
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