And Tonight's Award Goes To ...  

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
3484 posts
11/4/2005 12:23 pm

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And Tonight's Award Goes To ...

In the wee small hours a few days ago, the discussion in the Tub turned to favourite sad songs. To my surprise I found it hard to think of mine.

It got me flicking through the music collection and I discovered why: my favourite tracks include so many sad songs that it's hard to choose even a shortlist; what's more, the way that each affects me depends upon my mood at the time.

But I did manage to find one thing: my nomination for Bitterest Song of All Time: "You Oughta Know" by the one-and-only Alanis Morissette.

The lyrics ooze the kind of grief that turns us inside out, that cries of insanity, that brings out the bunny-boiler in each of us. One line in particular (and if you listen to the song I'm sure you'll know which) is growled out with such venom ... I can't help feeling that Ms Morissette wrote this from experience.

And on top of that, it's a great tune, a real singalong number!

Altogether now: "I want you to know that I'm happy for you ..."


saddletrampsk 54F

11/4/2005 6:00 pm

I so love her first cd "Jagged Little Pill"..its on the frequent play list at home..BUT nothing comes close to being sadder than a country song about hurtin',accompanied by a beer..the Dixie Chicks song "You Were Mine" is one of my favorite sing-at-the-top-of-your-lungs-from-the-jukebox-while-playing-pool tunes..

rm_dizzyandfun 48F
752 posts
11/5/2005 12:52 am

Guess I d better get searching for these !!!

Diz xx

GB_Cple 66M/55F  
3042 posts
11/5/2005 2:45 am

Janis Ian , Tea and Sympathy, is one , but them I too have many.

When I feel real suicidal I put in Leonard Cohen

helga_hansen 49F  
1987 posts
11/5/2005 10:40 am

I don't like to remember sad songs... I prefer to use music to remember the good times. But just rightnow , I don't want to hear anything by Bach


Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥

Wackytits 52F

11/5/2005 12:51 pm

TQ....Like you, I have so many. Favourite's at the moment...."Stranger in my house" - Deborah Cox (American import), "Goodbye my lover" - James Blunt, and "All by myself" - Erik Carmen to mention just a few. Ah! Gonna have to play them now. xx

PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
11/5/2005 3:15 pm

Billie Holiday's "Willow Weep For Me" always makes me cry. I've always felt itt's one of the anthems of the abandoned.

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

AlbertPrince 57M

11/7/2005 12:43 am

You want a sad song - Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton. Not so much the song but the reason for it. As a father I'm sure you can relate to that. How he can sing it without crying, I don't know.

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
11/7/2005 5:42 am

Like I said, sad songs are easy to find (sorry, Helga). Janis Ian can tear my heart apart. Albert, I saw Clapper playing "Tears in Heaven" when it was obviously very fresh and he did weep as he performed it.

Saddlestrampsk ... I find it hard to believe how the woman who recorded "Jagged Little Pill" has found it so hard to match that achievement. I guess it's all too often the case that so much creativity gets poured into the earliest work.

Dizzy ... Yes you must ... let's face it, my dear, your musical education has been seriously stunted!

helga_hansen 49F  
1987 posts
11/7/2005 11:57 am

Yeah, okay... I'll admit 'Drive' by The Cars always does make me emotional, and I have to agree with Al's choice... I love Tears in Heaven too


Love, hugs and kisses from ♥♥HH♥♥

TheQuietGuy2005 54M
2386 posts
11/7/2005 1:45 pm

Helga ... "Drive"? Is that because of the "Live Aid" connection? I know I can't hear it without remembering the films ...

brightblonde3 58F

11/7/2005 1:48 pm

"These eyes...cry every night for you...these arms long to hold you again..the hurtin's on me...I will never be made a promise to me...and you spoke it... you broke it."

Excuse me, I'm off to cry for the next 3 days.

BB3 Bawling Like A Baby

(Princess Lips)

11/17/2005 6:57 pm

love the raw emotional power in it...

and of course:

my favorite line...

Is she perverted like me
Would she go down on you in a theatre


slidein2meplz 61F
1994 posts
11/18/2005 7:57 am

When "You Oughta Know" came happened right at a time when I had just broken up with someone...I can't tell you how that song affected me...she nailed it with words so damn true. It still gets under my skin every time I hear it even though it's now been over 10 years since that time. Same as her song "You learn"...very true.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

rm_bootanie 46M/41F
1 post
11/18/2005 8:01 am

Try "Stuck on You "by Hunters and Collectors (AUS) not a good one for guys whose girl has left ém.

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