What are the TOP TEN SADDEST songs of all time?

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  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    What are the TOP TEN SADDEST songs of all time?

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  2. Besarien profile image85
    Besarienposted 2 years ago

    The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is right up there for me.

  3. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

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    (1) Cats in the Cradle-Harry Chaplin
    (2) Daniel-Elton John
    (3) Candles in the Wind-Elton John
    (4) I 'm Living in Shame-Diana Ross and the Supremes
    (5) Somewhere My Love-From Dr. Zhivago
    (6) This Used to be the Home of Johnnie Mae-Eddie Kendricks
    (7) The Way We Were- Barbra Streisand
    (8) MacArthur's Park-Richard Harris
    (9) Stormy Weather-Lena Horne
    (10) Strange Fruit-Billie Holiday

  4. Billie Kelpin profile image85
    Billie Kelpinposted 2 years ago

    OK, Grace, you asked for it smile
    "Put My Little Shoes Away" Woody Guthrie is one of THE saddest songs I've ever heard. My crazy mother, rest her soul, sang to me every night on the Murphy bed in our living room while giving me a sip from her bottle of Schlitz while we shared a plate of summer sausage and crackers between us in the bed.  (I had a very eccentric mom).
    I would cry at the song and my mom would say, "Do you want to hear it again, Honey?" I'd nod yes because I was too choked up to answer, but I did want to hear it again and again.  It made me the crazy person I am today. Here it is from my memory:  Be careful what you sing to your children smile   
    "Come now mother bathe my forehead, for I'm growing very weak;
    Let one drop of water, Mother, fall upon my burning cheek
    Tell my ever-loving playmates that I never more shall play
    Give them all my toys, but Mother
    Put my little shoes away.

    Soon the baby will be larger and they'll fit his tiny feet
    Won't he look so handsome, Mother
    As he marches down the street?

    You will do this mother won't you?
    Put my little shoes away
    Give my toys to all my playmates
    But put my little shoes away.

    You're welcome - for my role in depressing the bunch of readers here.  At least I was able attach some meaning to this song and the  9/11 in a hub.

    1. Besarien profile image85
      Besarienposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You are going to be hard to beat. Thanks for sharing this experience. I can almost taste the combination of Schlitz, summer sausage, and tears.

  5. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

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    Nothing Compares 2U - Sinéad O Connor
    I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
    Can You Stop The Rain - Peabo Bryson
    Neither One of Us - Gladys Knight & The Pips
    There's No Easy Way - James Ingram
    Un-Break My Heart  - Toni Braxton
    Still - The Commodores
    Ain't No Way - Aretha Franklin
    These Arms Of Mine  -Otis Redding
    Cry together - The O'Jays

    1. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Extra Bonus - I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

    2. Billie Kelpin profile image85
      Billie Kelpinposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      dashingscorpio, I must say, I have a new view of you smile Given our diverse views per our comments about relationships, I'm a bit floored by your choice of songs. Much less the pragmatist than I assumed smile

    3. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Billie it's good to know I can still surprise people from time to time!smile This "Tin Man" has a heart after all! LOL!

  6. annasmom profile image78
    annasmomposted 2 years ago

    Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton.  I think this song is especially sad because it was inspired by the death of Clapton's two year old child.

 
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