Saturday, October 27, 2007

The songs we love to be sad to

I'm one of these people who loves to listen to sad songs, tearjerkers that they are. So as this morning I am in one of these moods I thought I'd share with you some of the songs I love, find beautiful and yes, sometimes cry to.

Winter - Tori Amos

This is a song I've only heard within the last few days and I love it. Some say it is about a girl losing her father, others say it is about the relationship between a girl and her father and how that relationship changes as the girl grows up. Either way I love listening to it. It is a very moving song.

I Will Love You - Fisher

This is one my sister had first heard, and ever since she played it, I have loved it too. It's such a heartfelt song that I think most people will be able to relate to at some level.

But I need to know will you stay for all time? Forever and a day. Then I'll give my heart 'til the end of all time, forever and a day

Nearer My God to Thee

I think most people can understand why I can cry at this one, just watch the video. A lot of people badmouth the film Titanic but this scene is utterly heartbreaking. People from all backgrounds and walks of life preparing to die, and fighting to live. This film shows the best and worst of human nature, so next time you feel like slagging the film off, watch it again but this time ignore the love story and watch whats going on in the background.

You Raise Me Up

For this song my ultimate version was in fact the one sung by the Conway Sisters in X-Factor a few years back. Purely because I think women in a group can make really goosebumpy harmonies that work so well with this song.

Forget Me Not - Lucie Silvas

Please excuse the video to this song, but it is the main reason why it is a tearjerker for me. It is an Angel music video that some talented soul has done by editing together various clip of the show. This one focuses on the episode Hole in the World, and the death of one of my favourite characters. If you're an Angel fan you'll definitely see why it makes me cry.

Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt

A similar one again except this video is a Dr Who one rather than an Angel one. Yes I'm a geek, you've only just noticed?

Everytime - Britney Spears

I can't help but feel I'm destroying any possible street cred I may have had... It's another Angel video in case you didn't notice.

Shine Your Light - Robbie Robertson

Last Angel video I promise. It's the end of the song that gets me in this one, very meaningful. It also made me cry when it was shown in the film Ladder 49.

Until the Last Moment - Yanni

A gorgeous instrumental piece. I'm still not quite certain why it has made me cry on occasion.

Full of Grace - Sarah McLauchlan

A beautiful song.

I could have had more but I've decided to leave it at ten. I'm always on the look out for more tearjerker songs so please feel free to add your own in the comments.

At some point within the next few months I'll be posting my favourite tearjerkers from the musicals. So stay tuned.


KindaBlue said...

Ronnie Laws: Every Generation (

It seems to fit in with so many transitions in life. I recall listening to it on my way home from my first term at Exeter, and I have to say I felt choked.

MB said...

I have a folder on my computer that is still there from my last breakup thats full of tearjerkers. When I feel strong enough, I'm going to delete that folder. If they're helping you feel better, then excellent!!!

It's not really classed as a tearjerker but it made me cry;

Evanescence - Missing.

Forgot what it was like to listen to this, but I got reminded of it this weekend when it was on a fan-based-trailer for a movie I want to see. The last time I listened to this, we were burying someone close to me.

MrHunnybun said...

Gee, you sound depressed. Do you want me to courier around a packet of Fluoxetine and an Ipod full of Bubblegum-Disco tunes? :)

thethinker said...

I can't listen to too many sad songs in a row without getting depressed. I could only watch three of those videos.

Shameless said...

The Blower's Daughter by Damien Rice or Linger by The Cranberries would make it onto my top ten

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