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Old 11-21-2012   #1
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The Saddest Music in the World

Ever since viewing Guy Maddin's film 'The Saddest Music in the World' some years back, a topic that has periodically intrigued me is the compilation of the world's genuinely saddest, most melancholy, and heartbreaking songs. What better place to start such a list than here at TLO? I will kick things off with with an assortment of my own picks , but would invite all to contribute their own suggestions of music deserving to be recognized as the saddest ever!

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Re: The Saddest Music in the World

Here is an old thread that lists a lot of sad songs: Thomas Ligotti's Top Eleven Sad Songs.


And another one:

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Re: The Saddest Music in the World

An interesting list, I think I may have read it years ago, but neither that list nor this one will contain my pick for what is perhaps the saddest song I have ever heard, as I have never found a recording. It is the theme to Fassbinder's 'Ali: Fear Eats the Soul' from composer Peer Raben - 'Das Kleine Lieben' or 'Little Love', which plays throughout the film, most notably during the closing scene. The song is only available in a reworked version from another Fassbinder score, and is moving, but lacks the simple majesty of the original:

Anyway, here are a few more heartbreakers:
Rosita Bandida by Duchicela on Recopilatorio - Free Music Streaming, Online Music, Videos - Grooveshark
Breather X.O.X.O. by Unrest on Perfect Teeth - Free Music Streaming, Online Music, Videos - Grooveshark
Neon Undercarriage by The Joggers on Solid Guild - Free Music Streaming, Online Music, Videos - Grooveshark
The Darkest Night by His Name Is Alive on Detrola - Free Music Streaming, Online Music, Videos - Grooveshark
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Re: The Saddest Music in the World

Q: How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
A: Depends on the tune.

Fratres x 3


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-As an added bonus, the latter song is set to a clever bit of Machen-inspired animation!

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Re: The Saddest Music in the World

I'm not sure about the saddest music, and yes it is personal, the worst song about me that I've heard is The Sound of Madness, they say I need a shot gun blast a kick in the ass no one owes you anything, my reply back to no one owes me anything is if I could sue you then you owe me, how about a meal or a job, can only say no wonder in Isaiah it says tell the daughter of Zion her reward is with Me, thank you Lord Jesus I know my reward is with you . I like the song Lies of the Beautiful People, you would think people would get that song, when I tell them it is about me and what some people were doing . Miss Murder by AFI, and it is shocking when you know the story behind it, they are calling me miss murder because I turned a bugged phone off, bad and I guess sad .
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