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Old 15-03-2014, 00:59
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Just went through my phone's music collection for these...

7 Seconds - Youssou N'Dour (1994)
I don't understand a word of the French, but the more famous English lyrics put me in a similar frame of mind to the Band Aid song.

Always on my Mind - Elvis Presley (1972)

Beautiful - Christina Aguilera (2002)
Once the obsession with the song died down I grew to really like it, and related to it in some respects as well.

Bed of Roses - Bon Jovi (1993)
One of their most powerful and beautiful songs.

Bring Me to Life - Katherine Jenkins (2009)
A cover that many disregard because it's "not the original". I happen to like both this and the Evanescence version, and just see them as two very different entities that happen to have the same lyrics.

Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Madonna (1996)
One of her strongest vocal performances. And quite different to the other music she was producing around this time.

Full of Grace - Sarah McLachan (1997)
First heard this in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, turns out it's quite popular outside of that now though.

Hallelujah - John Cale (1992)
There are so many versions of this song that I really like (Leonard Cohen and Alexandra Burke's are great) but this one which I first heard in Shrek is without a doubt my favourite.

Home - Foo Fighters
This one seems to surprise a lot of people. My sister can't listen to it without releasing a waterfall of tears for some reason.

If We Hold On Together - Diana Ross (1988)
The song produced to accompany The Land Before Time, and it'll always remind me of that - a massive part of my childhood for sure! For people who know the film, there's another version of the song sung by the two voice actresses that voiced the two female dinosaurs. Their version is believed to have been removed from the film after one of the girls along with her mother, were tragically murdered by the father of the family.

Into the West - Annie Lennox (2003)
Another film-song, this one coming from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. It fitted the film beautifully but I appreciate it as an emotional song in its own right.

Kissing You - Des'ree (1996)
Yet another film-song, this one from the contemporary adaptation of Romeo + Juliet. The film itself is of questionable merit, but this "fish tank" song is one of the most emotional on this list.

Listen - Beyonce (2006)

Mad World - Gary Jules (2001)
Very different to the original which is nearly twenty years older. Released alongside the film Donnie Darko.

Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
What was a rather wanderlust-y song from a great late-30's movie about a girl and her dog became, in this, one of the most heartfelt performances I've ever heard. Her voice suits it so fantastically well, and the tragedy behind it all is that she isn't around to know of its success.

Silence Is All You Know - Katherine Jenkins (2010)
Sung by Jenkins in a Christmas episode of Doctor Who in which she had an acting role, it was originally just a plot device that went on to find success on the show's soundtrack and later had a wider release on her own album.

The Power of Love - Frankie Goes to Hollywood (1984)
Annoyingly confined to 'Christmas albums' these days, the original of this hit is probably my favourite on the list. There's been a few great covers, but none beat this. It's the one song that will always stop me in my tracks to listen to it if it's playing.

Time - Libera
Ironically a timeless and powerful song.

Unbreak my Heart - Toni Braxton
It was years before I heard the original of this - the radio seemed to only play a faster remix of it. But the slower version is far superior.

Who Wants to Live Forever - Queen
On an unrelated note, I'll be gutted to see the Freddie statue taken off the Dominion Theatre now that We Will Rock You is sadly coming to an end.
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So many great songs spring to mind, but the first to surface on this occasion are;

The Good -

Never Be Mine - Kate Bush

"They're setting fire to the cornfields as you're taking me home. The smell of burning fields, will now mean you and here."

The (beyond) Bad -

Season in the Sun - Terry Jacks

"Goodbye my friend it hard to die, when all the birds are singing in the sky."

The former is evocative and uplifting, the latter just bloody depressing. When Kate Bush is on my radio, I turn it up, when Terry Jacks is played, I change channel.
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Old 16-03-2014, 10:19
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These ones always get me:
Fast Car - Tracey Chapman
Stay - Sugarland
This Woman's Work - Kate Bush
Dance With My Father - Luther Vandross
Mad World - Gary Jules
Irvine - Kelly Clarkson
I Got Money Now - P!nk
Leona Lewis' version of First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
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Old 16-03-2014, 10:23
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Flower by Kylie Minogue
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Old 16-03-2014, 10:31
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Here Without You by 3 Doors Down
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Old 16-03-2014, 14:16
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So many sad songs out there. I can honestly say these four get my vote as the singers manage to get the full emotion of their respective experiences out and in to these songs.

Lene Marlin - A Place Nearby (1999)

Everyone will have a song the really connects personally to you and this one is mine. Anyone who has had someone special to them on whatever level and lost them through illness, accident or age will probably feel this deep down as well. This just gets me every single time I play it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVF6VDT5y8Q

Bring Me The Horizon - Don't Go (2010)

Not the first band you think off I know. The story behind the song is truly horrific. Terry Hurst was murdered in Sheffield while camping by the very people who invited him. BMTH lead singer Oli is believed to have know Terry from school. Very emotional lyrically and the story behind it I think sad doesn't do it justice. Lyric video link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NFzDSudw10

Eisley - Ambulance (2011)

There are probably a lot more powerful songs out there but this felt like an look in to some very personal emotions of the two siblings. It tells a story of betrayal and certainly heartache. Sherri was going through a marriage break-up and her sister Stacy obviously felt a lot of that pain as well. Stacy really delivered on this one she helped to write. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwUYAR1SzAY

Patty Griffin - Tony (1998)

Patty has so many songs that could go on a list like this but this really takes it up a level. Songs about teenage suicide are always going to be extremely emotional. I couldn't actually find a decent clip on youtube to link it so here is one for the lyrics and it has an audio player also http://www.lyricsfreak.com/p/patty+g..._20105319.html .
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i don't think that i like the title of this thread for some reason.... maybe its because it does injustice to the amazing and diverse suggestions made.

anyhow i am checking out some of the suggestions made ... well done - some fab choices along with new discoveries for me.
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Here Without You by 3 Doors Down
Be Like That is also a sad one for me...
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Old 17-03-2014, 03:35
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A Coral Room by Kate Bush, for me. Or Among Angels...I can't choose between the two.
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Old 17-03-2014, 10:30
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Kelly Clarkson - Irvine
Pink - The Great Escape
Pink - Beam Me Up
Christina Agulera - I'm OK
Sarah McLachlan - Angel
Carrie Underwood - Temporary Home
Paul Carrack - The Living Years
Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Vince Gill - Go Rest High On That Mountain
Sugarland - Stay
JC Chasez - Daer Goodbye
Hanson - I Will Come To You
Hootie and The Blowfish - Let Her Cry
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Old 17-03-2014, 12:38
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Easy .. "Used To" by Joslyn, but specifically the "Chill" remix - the original uptempo version doesn't quite have the same impact.

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Beyonce - Heaven
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Old 21-03-2014, 18:34
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All of me - John Legend

I've done a cover on my page too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkmho8yN5YI
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Old 21-03-2014, 18:38
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Miles Davis makes this sound sad, could bring a tear to your eye, in parts.

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Hank Williams - Be Careful of Stones That You Throw

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My absolute one is VNV Nation - Illusion. This video isn't an official one for the song, it's Doll Face by Andy Huang but it's a perfect combination, just.....

Here's a couple more that strike a chord with me:

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Bed Song

Ben Cocks - So Cold (feat. Nikisha Reyes-Pile)

Damien Rice - 9 Crimes (feat. Lisa Hannigan)

LIGHTS - Pretend (Reprise)

Our Lady Peace - Thief

X JAPAN - Crucify My Love
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Old 22-03-2014, 10:33
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There are many songs which bring a tear to my eyes for different reasons . Just a few

Prettiest eyes - the beautiful south

Friday Mourning - Morrissey

Going Home - Runrig

Sunshine on Leith - The Proclaimers

Fish and Bird - Tom Waits

A Rainy night in Soho - The Pogues

I could go on and on
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Sinead O'Connor Nothing compares to you ( if you watch the video)
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Old 27-06-2014, 22:44
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This specific performance of Because Of You by Kelly Clarkson. She puts everything in to it and it is so clear how much the song means to her.

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I'll Take the Rain, by REM

Zombies, by The Cranberries
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Kelly Clarkson - Maybe
Kelly Clarkson - Why (live)
Mariah Carey - Outside
Mariah Carey - Close My Eyes
Liberty X - Maybe
Evanescence - October
Amy Lee - Forgive Me
Amy Lee - You
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Old 28-06-2014, 17:54
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You Sent Me Flying - Amy Winehouse
Never Went To Church - The Streets
Grace - Kate Havnevik
Gravity - Sara Bareilles
Autumn - Paolo Nutini
Dogs - Damien Rice
Never Let Me Go - Florence + The Machine
True Love - Coldplay
Small Bump - Ed Sheeran
Almost Lover - A Fine Frenzy

I could go on and on. I'm a sucker for sad songs
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