Most melancholy song

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  • Tonka 10 Sep 2009 12:40:00 22,502 posts
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    For me it's Everlong by The Foo Fighters.
  • mad_caddy 10 Sep 2009 12:45:52 3,306 posts
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    hardly, there's plenty of Johnny Cash song's which are more melancholy than that.
  • M83J01P97 10 Sep 2009 12:49:55 6,780 posts
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    Everlong is pretty upbeat I think...

    Radiohead - No Surprises for me, gorgeous song that's basically about how shit our modern lives actually are.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 10 Sep 2009 12:51:22 27,526 posts
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    That Athlete one about the robo-boy.
  • Metalfish 10 Sep 2009 12:52:21 8,935 posts
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    Looks like a job for the depressing songs thread
  • Tonka 10 Sep 2009 12:58:08 22,502 posts
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    Buys thesaurus (rex)
  • dufftownallan 10 Sep 2009 13:12:08 4,723 posts
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    brick - ben folds five
  • Blaketown 10 Sep 2009 13:15:37 5,123 posts
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    Thank You Mario But Our Princess Is In Another Castle : Mountain Goats & Kaki King

    Makes me want to cry every time.
  • JoeBlade 10 Sep 2009 13:21:41 2,951 posts
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    Metalfish wrote:
    Looks like a job for the depressing songs thread
    Nah, Everlong is by no means depressing but does have this prevalent undertone of... I'm not sure... unfulfilled longing? emptiness?
    I can't quite describe it but I can but surmise that's what Tonka's referring to, although melancholy certainly isn't the right term either IMO.
  • Nasty 10 Sep 2009 13:27:57 4,758 posts
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    4th of July by Soundgarden

    /thread
  • Deleted user 10 September 2009 13:29:09
    There's melancholy (Videotape, Radiohead) with hope in it, and then there's melancholy (Elliot Smith or what have ye)

    and then there's nihilism (STALAGG etc. Eurgh.)
  • StringBeanJean 10 Sep 2009 14:29:48 1,788 posts
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    1979 by Smashing Pumpkins always puts me in a warm melancholic glow. I think melancholy is a positiove emotion. It's separate from sadness or whatever. Sometimes it's nice to bathe in it a little.
  • Deleted user 10 September 2009 14:30:51
    1979 is melancholy-lite.

    And a glorious song.
  • roz123 10 Sep 2009 14:33:54 7,112 posts
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    Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
  • BanjoMan 10 Sep 2009 14:35:25 13,725 posts
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    Burial at Sea by Sons of Perdition

    For the twelfth time.
  • StringBeanJean 10 Sep 2009 14:35:28 1,788 posts
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    Anybody that has heard 1979 and doesn't immediately file it in their favourite songs ever file is clearly not a human.

    I think also that melancholic music for me is starting to get mixed up with nostalgia. Whenever i think of songs that get me in that sort of mood it's invariably stuff I was into when I was a teenager, and was properly angsty but at the same time very pure of soul and naive in a good way. This time of year always makes me feel the same as well but i guess the decline of summer does that to everyone to an extent.
  • Aretak 10 Sep 2009 14:35:33 10,388 posts
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    Colin Hay - Waiting for My Real Life to Begin
  • Deleted user 10 September 2009 14:36:22
    Roads - Portishead.

    It's suicide inducing.
  • JetSetWilly 10 Sep 2009 14:37:36 5,721 posts
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    Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
  • Tonka 10 Sep 2009 14:43:12 22,502 posts
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    StringBeanJean wrote:
    Anybody that has heard 1979 and doesn't immediately file it in their favourite songs ever file is clearly not a human.

    The Boy from the same CD "single" is even better.

    StringBeanJean wrote:
    I think also that melancholic music for me is starting to get mixed up with nostalgia.

    Definitely this. This time of year plus Everlong takes me back...
  • Deleted user 10 September 2009 14:56:55
    The Boy is nowhere near as good as 1979. ERROR.
  • StringBeanJean 10 Sep 2009 14:57:48 1,788 posts
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    The Youtuve vid for 1979's comments are full of nostalgic comments. Wonder why that is.
  • jonsaan 10 Sep 2009 15:46:53 25,813 posts
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    Brad - Buttercup.
  • istandfreed 10 Sep 2009 15:49:02 2,424 posts
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    Posted in depressing songs thread but again 'Down,down,down' by Joe Satriani.

    Sometimes instruments can say more with tone than lyrics ever can.
  • pinkds 10 Sep 2009 15:52:31 1,603 posts
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    Tower Crane Driver. Elbow.
  • Azazel 10 Sep 2009 16:11:38 841 posts
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    "Saturday Sun" by Nick Drake for the melancholy er, win.
  • Deleted user 10 September 2009 16:13:41
    Wild Is The Wind by David Bowie.

    edit - also most Sigur Ros tracks... pre the last album.
  • istandfreed 10 Sep 2009 16:34:14 2,424 posts
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    Also Angie, Rolling Stones.

    Almost forgot The River, Bruce Springsteen also Paradise, Bruce Springsteen.
  • Deleted user 10 September 2009 17:06:39
    Lonely Soul by Unkle. There's another.
  • Deleted user 10 September 2009 17:17:56
    The Johnny Cash version of 'Hurt'.
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