We are not so good at identifying our own emotions. It is said that 36% of the people cannot recognize their emotions when they happen. Of course, the higher the intensity of the emotion, the higher is the recognition rate. Can you select three sad songs that range sad, sadder, the saddest? In your own opinion, of course.
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James Watkins rules!!!! :0)
Thank you, it really helps to see the different perspective. I really liked "Broken Vow". In my own search, I have not come across (yet!) a sadder song than "Caruso" sang by Lara Fabian.
I appreciate every contribution. "Gloomy Sunday" is sad, but still aesthetically sad.
'Strange Fruit'... Sad, and in this climate of man's intolerance to man, frighteningly prophetic.
Also Roberto Alagna singing 'Source délicieuse' from Polyeucte by Gounod. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3dTJLr8tgE
Yes...that is a sad song and probably my third choice.
Ode to Billy Joe is another one.
ohhhhhhh it's good right
All Things Possible...Mercies In Disguise...The Hurt And The Hero"s Collide...I Can Only Imagine...Be Still There Is A Healer...Jesus Bring The Rain...Somewhere Over The Rainbow...Cause' Your Daddy's Little Girl...Jesus, Friend of Sinners...All Thing
I always thought Ghost in this House covered by Alison Krauss was the saddest song ever (written by Hugh Prestwood)
Thank you for your contribution!
Adagio is an amazing song and the gift of Fabian is not only her voice but the emotion she can put in her singing, but I think Caruso is sadder because it conveys grief over irreplaceable loss, Adagio has hope, certainty that s/he exists in the world
Thank you for your suggestion. It's a beautiful song, but without understanding lyrics, I can't hear more than a light sadness. I am not an expert in Hindu songs, there is one that is clearly sad without words - "Roshni Se" from "Asoka".
Yeah That songs Roshni se is also quite sad
Talking about Bollywood films and Hindi songs, I have two more really sad songs.
E Ajnabi from ‘Dil se...’
Tanhayee from ‘Dil Chahta Hai’
A challenge. Listen to them without having a frisson of sadness, whether you understand Hindi or not.
Thank you, I really liked this song. I did not find it very sad, on the scale of 1 to 20 (the number of sub-emotions that sadness includes), I'd put it on the 4th place - Blue. Even the sad "Heartbroken" only stands on 12th place, Depressed on 20.
On a more serious note...The Beatles had a few: Long and Winding Road, Eleanor Rigby, and Yesterdays. I'm sure there were more.
This was a song I heard lots when I was young but never really took in the words, very sad the ones you have posted I will have to listen to this song again but listen this time, not just hear, thanks.
It's even sadder when it is sung.
Yep...this would be my second pick along with "Cat's in the Cradle".