In short, Donne was a something of a serial, but sensitive seducer, as well as sad, dirty sod, and had remarkable gift of the gab. Sounds like a successful formula. What kind of superstar he would be now we can only imagine. Melancholy, however, seems to be most associated with two things. Lying down and being forlorn, and secondly, twizzling your abundant head of hair with a despondent look. Melancholy may even have a big dash of rebellion about it too, alongside a profound feeling of illumination. And why write a 1,page novel when you can do a four-minute song?
Mexican culture has a strong fixaction with melancholy, stemming from tragedy and death. Is that why Morrissey , for one, is so popular in this region of the world? Is it the lyrics or the music? Your suggestions could imply both. We can find melancholy everywhere — in the news, in our daily lives. And then, in this rather profoundly sad but beautiful sight of a lost teddy bear on wet paving stones. Melancholy runs through music like a message through a stick of rock. It is deep in the DNA. But perhaps of all genres, including country and folk, the strongest roots of the melancholy tree grow from the blues.
So now the RR bar is really filling up now with artists wanting to say something about the blues. She herself finds the blues too dark, and puts in a word for a lighter side of melancholy: I'm never gonna dance again, guilty feet have got no rhythm, though its easy to pretend I know your not a fool, should've known better than to cheat a friend, and waste the chance that i have been given, so i'm never gonna dance again the way I danced with you.
Careless Whispers , why isn't it on this list. Hi roob, thank you for your comment. That is an interesting perspective and I had not thought of it that way. Perhaps it does take a strong person to listen to sad music: It takes a strong person to listen to sad music I know I am always listening to happy stuff Or should that be a frown lol? Hi AaronChapman, thank you for the album suggestion. It sounds like a neat mix and I will check it out: It covers the themes of discontent and peaceful loneliness while still being uplifting. I love the album. I hope you enjoy it. Hi Aaron Chapman, thank you for the song suggestions!
I don't think that I have heard songs from Nick Drake, Elliot Smith, and Chett Baker but you describe their work and music in such a way that it sounds like they are very unique and evocative, especially if you find them to have the most introspective and sincere songs. I will be checking those out and adding songs when I update the hub.
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I feel like you need to add some Nick Drake and Elliott Smith songs. They have the most introspective and sincere songs, having a certain sophistication that no modern artist can imitate. There's also this element of mysticism in Nick Drake's songs that transcend you into this completely vulnerable and observant frame of mind.
Nick Drake and Elliot Smith were the only two artists that I feel could explain my depression without pitying the situation. Chett Baker is another artist that shouldn't be overlooked. Hi Bob Smith , thank you for the song suggestions! It starts off with the title track and ends with "None But the Lonely Heart. I remember laying on my bed at college, trying to figure out what comes next, listening to the Tusk album, and that song started playing. In some strange way, it put all of my concerns into their proper perspective. Hi trusouldj, I'm glad you found the hub interesting! Thank you for your comment and for the song suggestions.
Interesting topic for a hub. I'm glad you like the hub and thank you for your comment. Feel free to come back anytime and to listen to the songs as you need! Thank you for your comment and I am glad you were able to find some new songs that you liked! There is a lot of really beautiful Indian music and Bollywood songs, so you have access to quite a selection of good music!
Will come back here when I need a song list for my sad song nights. Beautiful, I love to listen "My Immortal". I found here some great new songs in this list. As an Indian I often listening to Bollywood songs, those are in Hindi.
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But sometimes I feel good to listen English songs. Thank you for the comment and for checking out my hub! I hope you enjoy the songs as you go through them. Lovely list of songs , some familiar others not. Will check them out over course of time. It's interesting because music does very often relate to both our age and preference. Most of the lists I've made have some songs that are older but a lot of the songs are newer or are relatively recent. They both had tragic lives and in some aspects, the tragedies of their lives were similar.
Actors often say that they have to think of something really sad and awful for some of their sad scenes, so it's fitting that listening to sad songs would put you in the right mindset to write a sad or heartbreaking chapter in your next book since writers connect so much with words and to words, and the music helps to add another layer. I hope some of these songs are able to help you with that and I hope that all goes well with the writing. I may be showing my age and preference but I only recognized 5 of the songs on your list. One of them, 'Candle in the Wind,' was a favorite of mine before Sir Elton reworked it to honor the fallen Princess Diana.
Originally the song was an ode to Marilyn Monroe. About sad music in general, I listen to sad songs when I am trying to put myself in the right mindset to write a sad or heartbreaking chapter in my next book. Hi Jonas Rodrigo, you are welcome for the list and I am glad you are looking forward to listening to the songs and that you've found some that you like! Thank you for the song suggestions as well. I am on the fence about "Riptide.
It was a recent addition to the list but I've been debating it since I put it here. I'll swap it out with "Chasing Cars" until I decide since that one is very much a sad song. I hope you enjoy listening to the list! I love Fix You! I love anything by Coldplay, really. How To Save A Life is nice too. Riptide being included somewhat shocked me; I don't think I've ever considered it as a sad song. Ed Sheeran's Sunburn or Autumn Leaves is also good. Thank you for this list. I can't wait to hear them! I am glad you enjoyed this list and my other collections, and that they made it into your playlist!
All your collections are good. I just three of your collections right away into my playlist. Glad you like the list and that you're going to search for these on Spotify. Cheers and happy or sad listening to you! What writers can earn on HubPages varies but per the HubPages terms of service we are not allowed to disclose how much we earn. Thank you for your comment and you are welcome! I am glad that some of these will make it to your collection and I wish you a wonderful day.
So for example, what might someone earn for a page like this? What do you mean by online advertisements? I do not see any on this page. I am glad you liked the list! Writers of Hubs on HubPages do not get commission from writing Hubs. They earn money on an impression basis from online advertisements. I am glad you like the list! It is so powerful and beautiful.
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Especially "Candle in the wind. I am new to HubPages. How does this work exactly? Do you get commission from making a page like this? Thank you for your comment and feedback. I am glad that you liked the list! I don't think it's all that strange though. In a way it makes perfect sense. Hallelujah is a good choice as it is both soothing and quiet, yet powerful like you mentioned. I've listened to a handful of these well still listen and I agree with you on the cathartic experience of sad songs. They don't make you more sad, they do give you that release and joy you need.
My favorite on this list is Hallelujah Jeff Buckley version because it's sad yet soothing, quiet yet powerful. Thank you for your comment and for sharing. It seems counterproductive but sometimes melancholy songs do get us through melancholy moods. I am not sure how it works out like that, but it does. I hope these songs help for any future melancholy and that you do not have much melancholy in your future.
I have had times in my life where I needed to listen to songs like these to get through a melancholy mood. I am glad you are beginning to feel good about songs that you didn't know previously and I agree with you that these songs are not only sad, but also touching and related to love and character. It probably varies depending on what speaks to us most at the time we listen. Thank you for your comment and I am glad you liked the list! This list is total awesome and there were songs I didn't know and I'm beginning to feel good about , you can call these songs, sad songs but I think they are rated as touching, love songs character like, thanks again for this list.
Thank you for the feedback and the vote up! I am glad that you liked the list and that you found some songs you hadn't heard of. Excellent list of sad songs from old to the recent hits. Some of the songs I never heard of. Great job and voted up! I appreciate being able to reach people as well and am glad that you are happy with being on the list! Thank you for the feedback and for publicizing in your network and spreading this onward.
It means so much to me to be able to reach people, and your blog-list is a true gift. I will proceed to publicize in my network, as I did previously. Thank you for the feedback and appreciation of my curating of music! Thank you also for the song suggestions. I am glad that you found the topic and that you were able to find some new sad songs to listen to!
I think we all enjoy and want happiness, but there is something true and profound about sadness--which is probably why it can help us to create awesome things. It is interesting that you should point that out, because many great works and things we have come to know and love have come from sadness either directly or indirectly. Thank you for your feedback and song suggestion. I have added it to this list. I am going to offer several suggestions today, then add some more after I finish updating my youtube channel.
Thank you for curating music so thoughtfully. Another very tragic song about someone in the midst of throwing their life away I also enjoy listening to sad music. I feel that there is someone that also feel the way I feel at the moment. Or sometimes I don't feel sad, but I think sadness is such a strong feeling that makes you create awesome things. I agree that some of those songs doesn't come to my mind when I think about sadness actually, but I guess that it depends on the person.
So I wanna add a song that comes to my mind that I use to listen when I'm sad, maybe you guys also enjoy it:. I am glad that your song has received many video views from being on my other hub and I can check out some songs for this hub. Are you up for more submissions? I am so thrilled to be included on your other hub! I've gotten many video views thanks to you and your site. I added Whitney Houston to this song list after I had created the poll and we can't make make modifications to the polls without erasing the previous votes so I have not added Whitney or the other songs that were added after the poll started collecting votes.
I was thinking of adding another poll for the songs that were added after the poll but every time a song is added to the Hub it would be the same thing. I get chills when I listen to it. There is definitely a connection between music and what we associate it with that gives it power, or more power if it already has it.
There was such tragedy to Whitney's life. Whitney gave that song so much power and emotion, and that song reflects both her career high her amazing and moving voice and her life low her funeral , which is sad. Thank you for the song suggestion. I will add it to the list: I didn't see Whitney Houston on your poll. I Will Always Love You is very sad to me. Not just the song, but the tragedy of Whitney. Also, during her funeral as her coffin was being carried out, they started playing that song and I cried for her.
I guess there's a pattern of funerals with songs that affect me. Hi M L Morgan, thank you for your comment. Gotta sing that pain out! Hello JTRyder, I am glad that you love the list, especially since some of the artists may not have initially seemed like a fit! I had never heard that song from Nina Simone until I checked out the link you provided. It does have an overall melancholy to it. Thank you for the suggestion. I added it to the list. I'd have to say I agree with the Lana Del Rey songs.
She just has a way with vocalising pain so well. Although some of the artists listed wouldn't have popped into my head as matching my musical tastes, I found I liked almost every one of them listed. I have one for you You are definitely not the only one! The story behind the choreography and music was meaningful and how it all came together was poignant and well done. Thank you for sending me the link. What a sad love song! I will add it to this hub. As a dancer, you will have had your share of "feeling" the music and relating it to your work. And as you mentioned it can change anything and everything.
We are such sensory beings. It is neat how humans can connect on so many levels and on different levels including dance and music. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who appreciates sad music sometimes! This is such a comprehensive list across so many different genres. I'm not sure if you follow So You Think You Can Dance, but they did a piece to that song, and it absolutely destroyed me. I've been a dancer for 18 years, so I completely understand the way that music can change anything and everything. This is a really great list! Hi there EnyaBrennan61, thank you for your comment and feedback!
I am glad that you like the list! Enya would be a perfect addition to this list; I don't know how I missed her. I just listened to "On My Way Home" and it is a nice song! I did not add it to the list because I thought it was a little bit more upbeat than the other songs in the list and "The Memory of Trees" didn't have words which is why I didn't add it. But because of your suggestion I did add an Enya song and I will keep your song suggestions in mind for future song lists that I make!
I hope that the good moments and good feelings outweigh the melancholic and sad moments, and that music continues to make you feel good when faced with the melancholic and sad moments. It was lovely to read your comment and thanks again for writing and sharing! I like very much your list!! I agree that music is one of the many ways that we process and go through life. I listen to my favourite singer Enya everyday, because her voice makes me feel so good. The melodies of her songs and the haunting sound of her lovely voice makes my life something different. I am not from the country I live in, and this fact brings to me very melancholic and sad moments, but there is Enya to make me feel good.
The song "The Memory of Trees" makes me think of the environment and the Mother Nature, and how we are destroying it. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
I just like to listen to sad music sometimes. Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film Released: April 23, Label: Interscope This song came into popularity with the movie remake of The Great Gatsby. Two of her biggest musical influences are the wildly disparate Kurt Cobain and Britney Spears. She smokes Camel cigarettes consistently, but good luck finding many pictures of her puffing.
The Chronicles of Narnia: A song that taps into the heavy, questionable hope behind a word like "goodbye. She once worked at a butterfly farm. The Bodyguard Soundtrack Released: Arista This song was written by Dolly Parton, and recorded in , but it was Whitney Houston's cover in The Bodyguard in that made it such a powerful and poignant song. Her nickname led to the management company, Nippy Inc. Her favorite subject at school was History. Conditions and Until Now Released: It is melancholy mixed with hope, which is a thrilling combination.
Their first album sold nearly a million copies worldwide. Back to Black Released: Island This song is all about losing love, losing yourself, losing control, losing everything and having nothing but darkness left. The album Frank went double platinum. Wall of Sound While this song from U2's album, The Joshua Tree is not necessarily new or original, Scala and Kolacny Brothers, a Belgian women's choir, sing it in a way that really hits a chord. Interesting Facts About Scala and Kolacny Brothers Scala held their first rehearsal in April , when the group's membership topped out at 18 singers.
The Kolacnys grew tired of classical music and began turning to other genres for inspiration, resulting in a unique repertoire that focused on choral reinventions of rock songs. Their lineup now includes over members. Parlophone We all need fixing, but until then, there is this song. Interesting Facts About Coldplay The band was originally called Starfish, but aren't we all glad that that changed? The band once briefly paused a show because a fan was playing the tambourine in the audience.
I would hate to be that guy. In while in Australia, Chris Martin was arrested for attacking paparazzi. Eleven This song taps into the heartbroken parts of ourselves as we deal with the inevitable loss and failure of a relationship. Besides being a singer-songwriter, Gotye is also the leader of a rock and roll band called The Basics.
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Records, Records Perfect for a melancholy, gloomy, contemplative mood, this song is full of heavy yearning. He gets mistaken for Josh Brolin. He's a sports enthusiast.
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November 21, Label: Epic Here's a song for when you're in the mood to remember a time when things were just "too little, too late. December 8, Label: Wind-up This one is super sad and very depressing. Interesting Facts About Evanescence Amy Lee dedicated the songs "Hello" and "Like You" to her younger sister, who died at the age of three years from illness. November 27, Label: Regina Spektor date of birth: Regina Spektor's shoe size is 9. Dreaming Out Loud Released: April 30, Label: Mosley, Interscope When forgiveness never comes.
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Listen to this in moderation. The band were originally called Republic. Zach can speak fluent Spanish. How to Save a Life Released: March 26, Label: Epic Yes, this is the second song by The Fray , but they have so many excellent melancholy songs I had to add another to the list. They were a few years ahead of drummer, Ben Wysocki. Drummer Ben Wysocki began learning to play the drums when he was in the sixth grade.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring soundtrack Released: WEA Enya's voice is the epitome of wistfulness. Interesting Facts About Enya Enya has sold 75 million albums worldwide. In Enya purchased a castle in Killiney, Ireland. Throughout her career Enya has performed songs in 10 different languages. Is There Anybody Out There? September 3, Label: Epic A song that taps into human struggles, when we fight for ourselves, when others help us fight, and when others give up on us in that fight.
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People assume they're a couple. All the Little Lights Released: Embassy of Music, Black Crow, Sony distribution , Nettwerk A song that recognizes the human tendency to take things for granted, including, but limited to, periods of life, seasons, and significant others. Interesting Facts About Passenger Rosenberg opted to band's name for his solo work after the band dissolved in