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Subject: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 02/21/05 at 5:48 pm

What songs from the 90's would you consider the saddest?

My vote is for "Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/21/05 at 6:10 pm

You'll See-Madonna




Cat

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: RadioStarWMVL on 02/21/05 at 6:41 pm

Freshman...by the Verve or Verve Pipe I believe. I guess I say that because I am a freshman...I've been there...but there's a ton, that was just the first to hit me.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 02/21/05 at 6:48 pm

I also have to say "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M. is also pretty sad, as is "One" by U2.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: zcrito on 02/21/05 at 10:46 pm


Now it's sad songs from the '90s. What about the happy ones ?  ;D

Here's all I've got for now...

Adia -- Sarah McLachlan
Stay -- Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
Cry for Help -- Rick Astley
Sunny Came Home -- Shawn Colvin
My Favorite Mistake -- Sheryl Crow
Hopeless (Like A Penny With A Hole In It) -- Dionne Farris
Missing -- Everything But the Girl
No More "I Love You's" -- Annie Lennox
Don't Cry -- Seal
Mr. Wendel -- Arrested Development

And one that was already mentioned...
Everybody Hurts -- R.E.M.

Sad songs don't make me sad, they just help me get through.

"Happiness is a sad song" - Charlie Brown

;)

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: bj26 on 02/22/05 at 10:47 am

I'm laughing through my tears - Sting & Toby Keith

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 02/22/05 at 10:56 am

"Fragile" by Sting
"The Shape of My Heart" by Sting
"All Apologies" by Nirvana
"Kiss From A Rose" by Seal

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Ansky1213 on 02/22/05 at 12:41 pm


What songs from the 90's would you consider the saddest?

My vote is for "Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton.


Wow, Tears In Heaven was from the 90s? I thought it was older than that...shows how much I know  :-X

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 02/22/05 at 12:48 pm


Wow, Tears In Heaven was from the 90s? I thought it was older than that...shows how much I know  :-X


It's from 93 or 94.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Trimac20 on 02/22/05 at 8:32 pm

How about 'The Drugs Don't Work' by The Verve? And stuff by artists like Jeff Buckley, Stone Roses, Smashing Pumpkins, Travis (later on) even Elliott Smith's early work.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: 90s boy on 02/22/05 at 11:49 pm

Again by Janet Jackson just cause the song has a verey sad sound :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: 90s boy on 02/23/05 at 6:38 am

Take a bow Madonna 1995

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: goodsin on 02/23/05 at 12:36 pm

Another Velvet Morning- The Verve

Kingdom of Rain- Matt Johnson & Sinead O'Connor

Most of the Achtung Baby album by U2- sheesh, were they bitter when they wrote that!

Water Pistol Man- Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

Wandering Stars- Portishead (contains extracts from Revelations in the Bible)- in fact, most of Portishead's Dummy album

Shelter- Massive Attack

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: SpaceHog on 02/23/05 at 3:36 pm

Nothing Compares2you Sinead O'Connor.
Mr. Wendel- Arrested development

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Howard on 02/23/05 at 4:58 pm

If You Go John Secada



Howard

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Trimac20 on 02/23/05 at 8:55 pm

'Saltwater' by Julian Lennon is quite a touching song. Pity he could never top it.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: SkyLowLow on 02/23/05 at 11:58 pm

Anything by Celine Dion...

...not in the teary-eyed sad sense though.

Just the, your manager was courting you when you were 14 and he was 40 kind of sad.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 02/24/05 at 8:04 am


Anything by Celine Dion...

...not in the teary-eyed sad sense though.

Just the, your manager was courting you when you were 14 and he was 40 kind of sad.


Nooooo, it's just plain creeeeeeeeeepy!  ;D

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: chaka on 04/13/05 at 10:21 am

I'd say Nirvanas version of The Man who sold the World,the unplugged version of something in the way,dumb,pennyroyal tea,all apologies,actually the whole Unplugged album.
Pearl Jams Nothingman and Alone are REALLY sad,Alice In Chains Nutshell and Hole's Doll Parts

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Oz on 10/24/06 at 10:21 am

Hello Everyone,
I need help! there is a song in the 90's about which I can only remember the tune and a little bit about the video. The singer is a girl, and the video is shot in black and white. The melodie is mainly formed by an acoustinc guitar, and the girl has a little bit of a deep voice.  This may be the only son that was aired on the radio or TV. Can anybody help me out with this one? If you think which song, or artist I am talking about please shoot me an e-mail to ozblackaller@gmail.com

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: WalkerP20 on 10/24/06 at 2:41 pm


Hello Everyone,
I need help! there is a song in the 90's about which I can only remember the tune and a little bit about the video. The singer is a girl, and the video is shot in black and white. The melodie is mainly formed by an acoustinc guitar, and the girl has a little bit of a deep voice.  This may be the only son that was aired on the radio or TV. Can anybody help me out with this one? If you think which song, or artist I am talking about please shoot me an e-mail to ozblackaller@gmail.com


I won't send you an e-mail, but i'll answer you here.

It might be "Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star from 1994

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: whistledog on 10/29/06 at 7:49 pm

I always found "Hobart Paving" by Saint Etienne sort of sad sounding.  Still a cool song.  I love it! 8)

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Sister Morphine on 10/29/06 at 10:34 pm

I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
Everybody Hurts - REM
Why - Annie Lennox
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: spaceace on 10/30/06 at 8:57 am

Galilio by the Indigo Girls (It makes me sad)  My other choices were already mentioned.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Foo Bar on 10/30/06 at 8:09 pm

Jesus Jones, Right Here, Right Now

Once upon a time, "watching the world wake up from history" was something worth waiting for.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: SingBlueSilver on 11/01/06 at 9:57 am

Black by Pearl Jam and In the Arms of the Angel by Sarah McLaughlin.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 11:11 am

I find the re-issue of Elton John's Candle In The Wind for Lady Diana very moving.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Satish on 11/01/06 at 1:02 pm

Dubstar- "Stars"
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony- "Tha Crossroads"

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Satish on 11/01/06 at 1:10 pm


Jesus Jones, Right Here, Right Now

Once upon a time, "watching the world wake up from history" was something worth waiting for.


How's that a sad song? I always thought it was a very happy, optimistic song, celebrating the end of the Cold War. Or do you mean it's a sad song in hindsight, considering what's happened in the world in the fifteen years since it was released?

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: alli on 11/01/06 at 2:54 pm

[Sinaide (sp.) O'conner?? Isn't that the one where it is her in black and white and it's just her face for most for most of the video  umm.. i can't remember the title.... she was under alot of fire in the 90's so her video was probably on alot.
 
:-X

i shouldn't reply if i'm not really sure lol sorry.. its just a suggestion

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/06 at 3:24 pm


[Sinaide (sp.) O'conner?? Isn't that the one where it is her in black and white and it's just her face for most for most of the video  umm.. i can't remember the title.... she was under alot of fire in the 90's so her video was probably on alot.
 
:-X

i shouldn't reply if i'm not really sure lol sorry.. its just a suggestion
You are thinking of the Prince cover she did of Nothing Compares 2 U. Sinead was very haunting in that.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Sister Morphine on 11/01/06 at 4:37 pm


[Sinaide (sp.) O'conner?? Isn't that the one where it is her in black and white and it's just her face for most for most of the video  umm.. i can't remember the title.... she was under alot of fire in the 90's so her video was probably on alot.
 
:-X

i shouldn't reply if i'm not really sure lol sorry.. its just a suggestion



Oh, you mean "Nothing Compares 2 U".  Yeah, that's a good choice.  :)

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Abix on 11/01/06 at 5:20 pm


[Sinaide (sp.) O'conner?? Isn't that the one where it is her in black and white and it's just her face for most for most of the video  umm.. i can't remember the title.... she was under alot of fire in the 90's so her video was probably on alot.
 
:-X

i shouldn't reply if i'm not really sure lol sorry.. its just a suggestion

Nothing Compares 2 U was the name of the song. I think that might have come out around 1989.  Very sad indeed.. It reminds me of breaking up with my ex boyfriend back then.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: WalkerP20 on 11/01/06 at 7:15 pm

I think that might have come out around 1989

"Nothing Compares 2 U" was a #1 Hit for 4 consecutive weeks from April 21st, 1990 until May 12th, 1990

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/06 at 2:17 am


"Nothing Compares 2 U" was a #1 Hit for 4 consecutive weeks from April 21st, 1990 until May 12th, 1990
Did Prince ever release his song as a single?

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Abix on 11/02/06 at 8:21 am


Did Prince ever release his song as a single?

He did. It's on one of his greatest hits or live albums.  If you google the discography, it will tell you which one.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Abix on 11/02/06 at 8:29 am

I just found it, It was released on Prince -The Hits/The B Sides  (1993)

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Mike from Jersey on 06/22/08 at 7:00 pm

Was the music video for Fast Car by Tracy Champan in black and white? Because if it was, that would be my first guess, although it was 1988.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Matt the Rat76 on 06/29/08 at 2:02 pm

tears from heaven is the saddest song of the 1990's and it was about his son death

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: VegettoVa90 on 06/29/08 at 5:23 pm

I agree with the person who said Nirvana's version of 'The Man Who Sold the World' off their Unplugged album - there's just some really dejected overtone to that song, and it's almost like you can feel Kurt Cobain's sadness when he sings it. Pearl Jam's 'Black' is also a downer if you listen to the lyrics. I always thought Alice in Chains made some of the most depressing music of the decade - their most depressing, in my opinion, being 'Rain When I Die' and 'Dirt'  :-\\. Also, Megadeth's 'A Tout Le Monde' is pretty gloomy.

This topic just got me in a gloomy mood  >:(

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: DJ Wonderbread on 06/30/08 at 8:10 am

My vote is for "Mambo Number 5."  Sad, hell... that song is friggin' PATHETIC!

Thank you, thank you... I'm here all week!  Tip your waitress!

But seriously, folks...

Might have to go with "Brick," by Ben Folds Five.  I heard a radio DJ say once it was about a young (presumably teenage) couple who have to visit an abortion clinic to...erase a mistake... around Christmas time.

But I'd also agree with the posters from before who also suggest "Tears In Heaven," by Eric Clapton.  I can't even imagine what Clapton went through, losing his little boy like that.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/08 at 8:15 am


My vote is for "Mambo Number 5."  Sad, hell... that song is friggin' PATHETIC!
Bearing in mind that "Mambo No. 5" is a jive dance song originally recorded and composed by Pérez Prado in 1949.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 06/30/08 at 10:25 am


Might have to go with "Brick," by Ben Folds Five.



I was just thinking about that one. Very sad song. :(

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Napoleon on 08/12/08 at 8:16 pm

There are two songs that i really wanted to know the names to, any help would be awesome.
They were both sung by men. One was about how (danny?) wasnt comming home from the military? I know there's not that much info there..  But the second song is about how him and his wife got in a car accident and her last words to him. I wish i knew at least some of the words, but i just cant right now.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/08 at 2:38 am


There are two songs that i really wanted to know the names to, any help would be awesome.
They were both sung by men. One was about how (danny?) wasnt comming home from the military? I know there's not that much info there..  But the second song is about how him and his wife got in a car accident and her last words to him. I wish i knew at least some of the words, but i just cant right now.
The car accident song copuld it be Richard Marx?

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: DJ Wonderbread on 08/14/08 at 9:52 pm

Well, "Danny" not coming home from the military doesn't exactly ring any bells (although it kind of made me think of "I Don't Want To Wait" by Paula Cole, or maybe "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin, but those were obviously sung by women,) but I'm thinking the song about the car crash could possibly be "Last Kiss" by Pearl Jam from 1998.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Davester on 08/14/08 at 11:14 pm


  Enya's Carribbean Blue is a bittersweet song...

  Tears in Heaven gets lots of mention.  Personally, I can't stand that song...

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Satish on 08/15/08 at 8:28 pm

Oh, "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails and "Fake Plastic Trees" by Radiohead are really sad songs.

And other people might find this pathetic, but I have to admit that I found "Blue" by the Jayhawks and "Let Her Cry" by Hootie and the Blowfish to be pretty sad. Both those songs made me cry(please don't laugh!).

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Davester on 08/15/08 at 11:09 pm


Oh, "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails and "Fake Plastic Trees" by Radiohead are really sad songs.

And other people might find this pathetic, but I have to admit that I found "Blue" by the Jayhawks and "Let Her Cry" by Hootie and the Blowfish to be pretty sad. Both those songs made me cry(please don't laugh!).


  Used to like "Let Her Cry"...

  I think "Puff the Magic Dragon" used to make me cry...

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/08 at 7:25 am


Oh, "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails and "Fake Plastic Trees" by Radiohead are really sad songs.
The cover of Hurt by Johnny Cash is even sadder to hear.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: midnite on 08/18/08 at 6:16 pm


The cover of Hurt by Johnny Cash is even sadder to hear.


Johnny Cash's very is very dark and painful, but is genius.

One sad grunge song for me is Pearl Jam's "Black".  It is sad, but I love it.  Reminds me of a girl that I was in love who did not reciprocate the feelings.  She looked just like Marisa Tomei.    =(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPO5dhg4vEM

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/20/08 at 8:03 pm

Strange Currencies ~ REM
Beloved Wife~ Natalie Merchant

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/20/08 at 8:33 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMBEk4RNXpQ
October project Ariel
Sorry all I could find was a vid someone made with the little mermaid, but the song is so powerful.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: midnite on 08/24/08 at 3:19 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMBEk4RNXpQ
October project Ariel
Sorry all I could find was a vid someone made with the little mermaid, but the song is so powerful.


Didnt know this song.  Pretty good, gothic, celtic, and sad.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/25/08 at 10:08 pm


Didnt know this song.  Pretty good, gothic, celtic, and sad.




I like the celtic stuff but they are American from N.J. I believe.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: midnite on 08/25/08 at 10:11 pm


I like the celtic stuff but they are American from N.J. I believe.


NJ Rocks!  In my own backyard and I didn't even know them.  Wow!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_Project

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/25/08 at 10:21 pm


NJ Rocks!  In my own backyard and I didn't even know them.  Wow!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_Project


Oh yeah. I just love this stuff.. so haunting try this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMBEk4RNXpQ

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: midnite on 08/26/08 at 7:01 pm


Oh yeah. I just love this stuff.. so haunting try this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMBEk4RNXpQ


Hey not bad.  I like that group. Thanks for introducing me to them.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: twistedwarp on 08/26/08 at 7:43 pm

Brian mcknight - one last cry                :\'(

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: 2kidsami on 08/27/08 at 8:51 pm

Suzanne Vega - My name is Luca

I know this can be one of the most annoying songs as well, but it is truly sad and one of the first songs that I can remember that was so bold about abuse.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: holicman on 08/27/08 at 9:17 pm


Hello Everyone,
I need help! there is a song in the 90's about which I can only remember the tune and a little bit about the video. The singer is a girl, and the video is shot in black and white. The melodie is mainly formed by an acoustinc guitar, and the girl has a little bit of a deep voice.  This may be the only son that was aired on the radio or TV. Can anybody help me out with this one? If you think which song, or artist I am talking about please shoot me an e-mail to ozblackaller@gmail.com


Its Possible this is a PJ Harvey song, maybe Portishead's Glory Box or Carnival by Natalie Merchant.

as for sad songs ofthe 90's perhaps better man by Pearl Jam (dont know if this has been listed) or Falling by Julee Cruise, better known as the theme song for the TV serial Twin Peaks.


Also, My love ( i think its called that) by Westlife is quite a sad song too.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: midnite on 08/28/08 at 8:28 pm

One Last Cry by Brian McKnight, Falling by Julee Cruise and Luca by Suzanne Vega are definitely sad songs. 

Here is another one that I think is sad.  It is also in my top 10 favorite songs of the 90's.  And one of only a handful of songs with an OBOE.

Tanita Tikaram - Twist In My Sobriety  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJdgSRzv8wE

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: midnite on 09/09/08 at 6:27 pm

Sad and very nice lyrics.

They Eat Their Own - Like A Drug    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJc7F3vhx4U

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 09/10/08 at 1:44 am

Father Of Mine - Everclear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO-B2XuYUMg

Reminds me of what a really good friend of mine went through.  :(

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: tv on 09/13/08 at 5:52 pm

I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me-Expose
New York Minute-Don Henley(I was listening to this song last night and I thought of September 11th, 2001.) I remember my Dad telling me days after Sept 11th, 2001 happened they played Henley's New York Minute alot on the radio.
Crossroads-Bone Thugs N' Haromny
Where Do I Go From You-Jon Secada
I Believe-Blessid Union of Souls
Coming Out of The Dark-Gloria Estefan(sorty of a happy and sad song at the same time.)
Sleeping In My Bed-Dru Hill
Sick Of Myself-Matthew Sweet
We Can;t Be Friends-Deborah Cox featring R.L. from "Next".




Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: loki 13 on 09/13/08 at 7:29 pm

The saddest song of the 90's has to be a little known song by Emerson Lake & Palmer. This song
is probably known by me and 2 other people, it is from their 1994 album In The Hot Seat. I can't
find a recording for it anywhere on line so I'll post the lyrics and you'll see how sad it is, especially if you're
a parent of young children.

Daddy

It was a cold night in December
The snow lay on the ground
She was coming home from school one night
From the other side of town
It was getting late, there was something wrong
Then I heard the news
A TV Flash and by 9 o'clock
They'd found her socks and shoes

Daddy come and bring me home

I didn't know which way to turn
I was shaking like a leaf
I got into my car and drove
Searching every street
Has anybody seen her
Have you found my little girl
She's all I have, all I possess
And to me, she means the world

I can hear her calling
Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy, when are you gonna bring me home

As time went by each silent night
We knew all hope was gone
We knew the light had flickered
From the eyes that once had shone
They caught a man in a bar one night
He confessed to what he'd done
He'd laid her body out in some dark wood
Just didn't know which one,
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home

I just couldn't leave her out there
Lying on her own
'Cause she belongs to me
And I belong to her
I know she rests in Heaven
With the angels on a throne
But now I hear her calling
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: 90steen on 09/21/08 at 9:44 pm

I always thought Linger - The Cranberries was a sad song.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: greenjello74 on 09/24/08 at 5:34 am

Across the Universe~ The Beatles, everytime I hear this song it makes me cry. I guess cause I relayte it to Johns murder. http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/bigcry.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/bigcry.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/bigcry.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/bigcry.gif

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Satish on 09/24/08 at 10:06 am


Across the Universe~ The Beatles, everytime I hear this song it makes me cry. I guess cause I relayte it to Johns murder. http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/bigcry.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/bigcry.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/bigcry.gif http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/bigcry.gif


But "Across the Universe" by the Beatles is not from the 1990s, though.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: greenjello74 on 09/26/08 at 11:35 am


But "Across the Universe" by the Beatles is not from the 1990s, though.


oops another senior moment not to mention I spelled relate it wrong :-[ :-[

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: MrCleveland on 10/02/08 at 6:31 pm


How's that a sad song? I always thought it was a very happy, optimistic song, celebrating the end of the Cold War. Or do you mean it's a sad song in hindsight, considering what's happened in the world in the fifteen years since it was released?


If that's the case, tell amiright.com that you found an "Upbeat yet Depressing" song.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: sssandy on 10/09/08 at 2:59 am

One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men

I really love that song but its so sad that I'm afraid to listen to it at times.  :(

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: greenjello74 on 10/16/08 at 10:03 am

You're missing ~ Bruce Springsteen. After 9/11 this song always made me cry.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/08 at 6:40 am

After is use for a charity promotion film for 9/11, Enya's Only If sounds sadder for me.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: tony78201 on 10/26/08 at 1:02 am

"Heartbreak Station" - Cinderella

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Paddy01 on 11/05/08 at 7:16 pm

Guys, the saddest songs i've ever heard... Break your heart (Natalie Merchant), Shadowboxer, Never is a promise and Across the universe (Fiona Apple), Never tear us apart (INXS), Babylon and These years love (David Gray) and most of the songs you've mentioned already. Now i need your help: i can't remember neither the name of the song nor the name of the artist, but i'm sure that was a really sad song, not very known, by the way. The melody of the chorus was sad, similar to the melody of Falls apart (Sugar Ray) and Love is expensive and free (Fastball), but sadder; and the voice of the singer was like Chris Cornell's voice. That's all i can remember. And the whole song made you evoke a foggy lonely street in the midnight. I can't even remember the lyrics. Please help me.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Mike from Jersey on 11/05/08 at 7:54 pm

uhh...Black by Pearl Jam?

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Marty McFly on 11/06/08 at 3:52 pm


I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me-Expose
New York Minute-Don Henley(I was listening to this song last night and I thought of September 11th, 2001.) I remember my Dad telling me days after Sept 11th, 2001 happened they played Henley's New York Minute alot on the radio.
Where Do I Go From You-Jon Secada
I Believe-Blessid Union of Souls
Coming Out of The Dark-Gloria Estefan(sorty of a happy and sad song at the same time.)


Yeah, I agree with all of these. "New York Minute" is actually one of Henley's few sad songs (even his other ballads like "End of the Innocence" are more poppy) and it seems even more tragic with 9/11. "I Believe" was one of my favorite songs of 1995, it sounds like it's about a girl who falls in love with a black guy and her family doesn't accept it.

I'd also say:

I Don't Have the Heart - James Ingram
If You Go - Jon Secada
Nobody Knows - Tony Rich Project (catchy but sad if you listen to the lyrics)
Another Day in Paradise/Everyday/Do You Remember - Phil Collins
By the Time This Night is over - Peabo Bryson
I'll Get By - Eddie Money

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: originaliito on 11/30/08 at 3:25 pm

Two of my favorite songs, COLLECTIVE SOUL: THE WORLD I KNOW and COUNTING CROWS: LONG DECEMBER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=039rVH0HRxI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNF1a-ZG1uc

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 11/30/08 at 10:42 pm

Tears In Heaven, did if or me, as did Everybody Hurts.

Also, Streets of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia by Neil Young.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Big Nasty on 01/01/09 at 11:07 pm

Aaron Hall, formerly of the group Guy, did a song called I Miss You.  The song is sad but the video is even sadder.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a45iNCs3WCc

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: 90steen on 01/02/09 at 11:31 am

I believe someone mentioned
I Believe - Blessid Union Of Souls

That was my favorite song back in 1995. My favorite part was the end music. Made me emotional.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Big Nasty on 01/02/09 at 4:59 pm

What about
Last Kiss~Pearl Jam

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: joeman on 01/02/09 at 6:04 pm

Pearl Jam - Jeremy

I used to sing along to this song when it first came out but got really depressed during High School when someone told me what the song was really about.  Boy, during those times I was afraid the quiet people would snap after finding out this song

Tupac - Changes

This song made me cry when it came out, and it was the same year that Tupac died I believe.  I am not so much sad now because we are now ready for a Black President, which Tupac was skeptical about in that song.

Though I am not a fan of them, that one song made the Goo Goo Dolls caught on to me a bit.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Big Nasty on 01/02/09 at 6:08 pm

Dear Mama ~ 2 Pac

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: 90steen on 01/04/09 at 1:42 am



Though I am not a fan of them, that one song made the Goo Goo Dolls caught on to me a bit.


the ones that are coming to my mind are Iris (1999?) and Name (1995)

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: joeman on 01/04/09 at 1:06 pm


the ones that are coming to my mind are Iris (1999?) and Name (1995)


Iris, which I believe was on the City of Angel's soundtrack.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: 90steen on 01/06/09 at 3:10 pm


Nothing Compares2you Sinead O'Connor.
Mr. Wendel- Arrested development


Good choices... is Mr. Wendal the rap song about the bum?
I think I remember the beat... kind of had a silly noise in the background.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Big Nasty on 02/15/09 at 1:05 pm

Yes it is Mr. Wendel that you are thinking of 90steen.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Night Train on 02/18/09 at 3:44 am

Here's one

Jewel - Foolish Games 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeDUyreZgpk

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: maroth864 on 02/19/09 at 10:28 pm

Indifference by Pearl Jam on the 1993 album Vs. has to be one of the saddest songs I've ever heard (non-classical) from any era.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcgN_wcqadk

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: anabel on 03/14/09 at 10:29 pm

Didn't see it mentioned above, but i think "It Must Have Been Love" by Roxette is sad. Maybe because I always remember it from Pretty Woman, when Vivian leaves Edward and she's in the limo, crying. And it's raining.
OMG I'm gonna  :\'( now!!!  Just kidding.... ;)

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: nicole1977 on 03/15/09 at 10:28 pm

Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton 1996.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: 90steen on 03/16/09 at 7:25 pm


Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton 1996.


I hated that song more than anything back in 1996.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: 90steen on 03/16/09 at 11:29 pm

Prayer For The Dying - Seal

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: mooster on 03/17/09 at 10:13 pm

Even When I'm Sleeping - Leonardo's Bride

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/09 at 3:05 am

I enjoy hearing Kirsty MacColl's cover of the Kinks Days, but the song makes me sad from memories of it.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: joeman on 03/27/09 at 5:17 pm

Tupac-Changes

The song has more relevance now since Obama is president.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Justin on 04/13/09 at 10:41 pm

You all seem to be forgetting one of the most depressing songs in the '90s...remember the movie "Romeo and Juliet" in '96?

"Kissing You" by Des'ree
Such a sad song.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: alina on 05/02/09 at 1:04 pm

hey .....i was about 4 ...maybe 5 years old (98-99) ...all i can remeber is the videoclip.....actually just one scene.....it was a sad song......(drama, love,...) ....it was something like a large room and there was a kind of really small swimimng pool ....and there was a "she" an a "he"  ;D ....they were figting.....he goes and she fell into the pool  ..then he comes back after a few minutres and findes here tthere and cries..... .....somebody can help me with this one??? plsss is realy important to me......oh ...by the way i think the singer was a women.........This was the one of the saddest story in the 90's...HEELP ME PLEASE.... i need that song  :\'(

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: vincent on 08/19/09 at 3:51 pm

not gonna cry by mary j blige was a good one.
ill be by edwin mccain
uh and have you ever by bandy was pretty good

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Mr.Macdoogle on 08/20/09 at 11:08 pm

Watch "The McShanghai Prophecy" for retro mcnugget buddy madness, and binge eating.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: kellygoo72 on 09/06/09 at 8:08 pm

Nuthin Compares to You... Super sad! :\'(

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Daniel Evans on 05/13/10 at 6:41 pm

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me find a song i'm looking for. I can't remember any of the lyrics, and i'm not even sure it's from the 90's.. all I know is that it has an organ track in the background and was a fairly sad sounding song, sung by a man, and was a popular song, not too out there, so hopefully somebody can remember it. I can remember that the beginning of the chorus started kind of pained and yelling, like he was missing someone.. or something.. lol.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Daniel

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Mike from Jersey on 05/13/10 at 10:04 pm

How Am I Supposed to Live Without You by Michael Bolton?

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: corey on 07/08/10 at 1:54 am

no doubt nutshell of of alice in chains unplugged album cuz of the raw emotion and he says  he fights this battle all alone witch is sad cuz staley lost the battle of drugs when he died of a herion overdose all alone.....


the saddest not supposed to be sad song (for alice thts all ive been listen to besides staind/seether and they arent grunge so....)is get born again cuz it was the last song recorded with layne be4 they brought in bullsheesh duvall

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Ben on 10/11/11 at 1:26 pm

Isn't it obvious? Alice in chains "nutshell" in unplugged.  It was as if Layne Staley was saying goodbye to his fans.  It was very sad. Everyone including himself knew he would die soon. R.I.P. Layne.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: amjikloviet on 10/14/11 at 6:53 pm

Don't speak by No Doubt

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: loki 13 on 10/14/11 at 9:29 pm


The saddest song of the 90's has to be a little known song by Emerson Lake & Palmer. This song
is probably known by me and 2 other people, it is from their 1994 album In The Hot Seat. I can't
find a recording for it anywhere on line so I'll post the lyrics and you'll see how sad it is, especially if you're
a parent of young children.

Daddy

It was a cold night in December
The snow lay on the ground
She was coming home from school one night
From the other side of town
It was getting late, there was something wrong
Then I heard the news
A TV Flash and by 9 o'clock
They'd found her socks and shoes

Daddy come and bring me home

I didn't know which way to turn
I was shaking like a leaf
I got into my car and drove
Searching every street
Has anybody seen her
Have you found my little girl
She's all I have, all I possess
And to me, she means the world

I can hear her calling
Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy, when are you gonna bring me home

As time went by each silent night
We knew all hope was gone
We knew the light had flickered
From the eyes that once had shone
They caught a man in a bar one night
He confessed to what he'd done
He'd laid her body out in some dark wood
Just didn't know which one,
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home

I just couldn't leave her out there
Lying on her own
'Cause she belongs to me
And I belong to her
I know she rests in Heaven
With the angels on a throne
But now I hear her calling
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy come and bring me home
Daddy, Daddy come and bring me home


Since the thread made a comeback and I found the video, here it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61fBwus8lDo

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/14/11 at 11:58 pm

Soul Asylum: Runaway Train

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRtvqT_wMeY&ob=av2e'

(The guy in the BMW is not J. Frank Parnell)

Genesis: No Son of Mine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsUpBsbJy4Y

The first time I saw this video, it ripped open old wounds.  The resemblance to the fights between my father and me is uncanny.  He did used to say "You're no son of mine," and "You walked out of here, you left us behind."  It did feel like the whole room was filled with a blizzard and wild animals.  He did used to break things.  And I would come back to try to patch things up between him and me, and just get more of the same crap!

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 10/20/11 at 5:55 pm

rape me - nirvana

how is that not the most depressing song?

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: amjikloviet on 10/25/11 at 2:54 pm

Love is - Vanessa Williams and Brian Mcknight

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: tnf on 10/26/11 at 12:00 am

This one almost let me slit off my wrists. O.k., not really, but you can't get more depressing music than this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cud_k9f6tqk

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Amanda on 02/10/12 at 8:16 am

I know these 2 songs aren't from the 90'a, but I think ”snuff” by slipknot is very sad. Also, ” congratulations” by blue October is sad.
As for the 90's
”with or without you” U2

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: amjikloviet on 02/10/12 at 6:49 pm

Can't let go by Mariah Carey, I have always thought this song was kind of eerie in every way too.

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: wagonman76 on 02/10/12 at 9:32 pm

Good ones so far.

Metallica - The Unforgiven

Wilson Phillips - You Won't See Me Cry

Chris Isaak - Wicked Game

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 02/16/12 at 12:24 am


Extreme- More Than Words


nice choice ;)

although... that song is not sad... rather romantic

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Howard on 02/16/12 at 7:09 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if-UzXIQ5vw

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: amjikloviet on 02/16/12 at 10:52 am

When can I see you again - Babyface

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 02/16/12 at 2:59 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb71GyLkGYc

Probably my favorite Nirvana song.

Although listening to it now in hindsight, you can almost tell that Kurt knew he wasn't going to be around much longer.  :(

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: mylilypad on 02/16/12 at 9:10 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt5EHAqhR1c&ob=av2e

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Brandon Sisk on 03/09/12 at 10:35 pm

Black and Release by Pearl Jam.  8)

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/09/12 at 11:38 pm

Johnny Cash: Hurt (orig. Nine Inch Nails)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aF9AJm0RFc

U2: One
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE9hubGnqQM

Morrissey: We'll Let You Know
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jybpepm0DQs

Tom Waits: House Where Nobody Lives
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0YxjH09TDU

Soul Asylum: Run Away Train
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRtvqT_wMeY&ob=av2e

The Tear Garden: Ascension Day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2T6LdZdb9I

The Legendary Pink Dots: Sterre
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DrtIYxEnps

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: amjikloviet on 03/22/12 at 1:47 pm

Adia - Sarah Mclachlan

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: BayAreaNostalgist1981 on 03/23/12 at 8:24 am

I agree with Runaway Train, The Unforgiven (especially for a metal band, this was a really unique song), and U2's One.

These too:

Lots of songs talk about relationships ending, but (even if its catchy) this one still seems sad and upsetting. Almost like she's happy for her ex, but still faintly hopes to have him back:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7gYii2unkg

I love Phil, but most of his slow songs (especially by the early 90s) had a depressing vibe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdhB88-CVJo

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/23/12 at 8:48 am


Soul Asylum: Runaway Train

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRtvqT_wMeY&ob=av2e'



I'll vote for this one, too! That's the first music video ever which really 'got me'. I must have been 7 when I watched it with my older sister who was a teenager back then (1993).

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: Howard on 03/23/12 at 7:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrLkTZrPZA4

Sacrifice-Elton John

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: amjikloviet on 03/23/12 at 9:29 pm

Another day in paradise - Phil Collins, this song is so sad it still brings tears to my eyes.

Run to you - Whitney Houston

I know that when you look at me
there's so much that you just don't see
But if you would only take the time
I know in my heart you'd find
A girl who's scared sometimes
who isn't always strong
Can't you see the hurt in me
I feel so all alone :\'(

I want to run to you
I want to run to you
Won't you hold me in your arms
And keep me safe from harm
I want to run to you
But if I come to you
Tell me will you stay or will you run away

Each day, each day I play the role
of someone always in control
But at night I come home and turn the key
There is nobody there, no one cares for me :\'(
What's the sense of trying hard to find your dreams
without someone to share it with
Tell me what does it mean

I want to run to you
I want to run to you
Won't you hold me in your arms
and keep me safe from harm
I want to run to you
But if I come to you
Tell me will you stay or will you run away


Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: amjikloviet on 03/24/12 at 11:18 am

Dreaming of you - Selena

Subject: Re: Saddest songs of the 90's

Written By: amjikloviet on 03/27/12 at 2:49 pm

Without you - Mariah Carey

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