A SAD SONG

SoulfulDetroit.com FORUM: Archive - After July 12, 2003: A SAD SONG
Top of pageBottom of page   By R&B (138.238.41.118) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 11:25 am:

HEY GANG,I HOPE THIS DOESN'T DEPRESS ANYONE BECAUSE THAT'S NOT MY INTENTION,BUT I'M JUST WONDERING IS THERE ONE SONG THAT'S SO SAD THAT YOU CAN'T LISTEN TO IT ALTHOUGH IT MAY BE A GREAT SONG? FOR ME{IT SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE TO YESTERDAY]GOOD SONG BUT SAD.

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 11:27 am:

"Coldest Days Of My Life" (full length version) - the Chi-lites
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By Stephanie (64.63.221.27) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 11:53 am:

Have You Seen Her by the Chi Lites
Silent Voices The Supremes
Stephanie

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.41.254) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 11:59 am:

Sideshow
Three Ring Circus
Tragedy
Sad sad story
Sad girl
Crying
Crying over you
Tears of a clown
Tears... Force md's
Teardrops on your letter

Top of pageBottom of page   By Common (209.2.55.169) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 12:17 pm:

Hello everyone,

Statue Of A Fool & Let Somebody Love Me-David Ruffin

Solitude & I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good-Nina Simone

Give Me Time-Minnie Riperton(I think she died not too long after this recording)

It's Madness (The Way You Love)-Marvin Gaye

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye-Eddie Kendricks

Angel-Aretha Franklin

Joy Inside My Tears-Stevie Wonder

And now I'm gonna go & have a good cry! :...o)

Peace!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Fury13 (12.2.196.17) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 12:26 pm:

Sad Mood - Sam Cooke
Since I Don't Have You - Skyliners
What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin
Runaway - Del Shannon

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nish (66.119.34.39) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 03:32 pm:

Rainy Days and Mondays - Carpenters
Lonely Summer - Holidays
Since You're Gone - Diablos
I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You - Five Keys
Sunday - Sylvia
"In Between Her Goodbye and My Hello" by Gladys Knight and the Pips.
Oh How It Hurts - Barbara Mason

Top of pageBottom of page   By Dick Gamble (216.93.77.114) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 03:40 pm:

"I'm Hurt"..Timi Yuro

"Burning Bridges" Jack Scott

Top of pageBottom of page   By Caleb (64.157.72.154) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 04:40 pm:

"Living a little,Laughing a little"&"The Clown"-Spinners

Top of pageBottom of page   By bill (195.93.50.9) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 04:53 pm:

Fury 13:

A good friend of mine (no, it's not me in disguise) cannot listen even today to "Brokenhearted" because of something that happened back in the 60s.

By the way, do the reissues of "Brokenhearted" have the backing vocals more prominent than I remember from the 60s 45?

Cheers,

Bill.

Top of pageBottom of page   By cleoharvey (160.79.83.208) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 04:54 pm:

Angel—Aretha Franklin
All the Time—Dionne Warwick
Make It Easy On Yourself—Dionne Warwick
She's Out of My life—Michael Jackson
We Need You—Diana Ross (written by Deke Richards, just wonderfullly sad)
Missing You—Diana Ross
Have You Seen Her—Chi Lites
Since You've Been Here—Dionne Warwick (from the last Warner Brothers album she recorded)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Dick Gamble (216.93.77.93) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 04:57 pm:

"All I could do was cry" Etta James
"I cried a tear" LaVern Baker
"My True Story" The Jive Five

Top of pageBottom of page   By Dick Gamble (216.93.11.12) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 05:36 pm:

"To Many Times" George Benson
"I Waited To Long" LaVern Baker
"The Love We Had" The Dells
You Don't Miss Your Water" Taj Mahal
"I've Got Dreams To Remember" Delbert McClinton

Top of pageBottom of page   By thecount (65.60.201.174) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 06:12 pm:

HE DONT LOVE YOU--Jerry Butler
EBONY EYE'S--Don&Phil Everly
GYPSY WOMAN--Impressions
I BELIVE TO MY SOUL--Ray Charles
I BELIEVE--The Earls
DONNA--Ritchie Valens
VALERIE--Jackie&Starlites
HE'S GONE--Chantels
BAD GIRL--Smokey& Miracles
FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE--J.Butler&Impressions
THE WAY SHE WALKS--Ral Donner
IF ONLY--Ral Donner
IT'S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE-(Harold Jenkins)Conway Twitty

and so many more,probably as many as there are R&B threads.
"COUNT"

Top of pageBottom of page   By Mark Speck (65.56.221.87) on Thursday, February 27, 2003 - 11:47 pm:

"Sadie"--The Spinners
"Toby"--The Chi-Lites
"The Beginning of My End"--The Unifics

Best,


Mark

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (64.12.97.7) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 12:06 am:

Ditto "Brokenhearted" ...
Ditto the Skyliners ...also

"Since I Fell For You" - Lenny Welch

Top of pageBottom of page   By Sue (64.12.97.7) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 12:20 am:

Oh, and
"Look Homeward, Angel" by Johnnie Ray, and later, the Monarchs

"Cry" by Johnnie Ray

Top of pageBottom of page   By dvdmike (65.208.234.61) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 06:54 am:

There was a song off the Temptations' "Puzzle People" album, "You Don't Love Me No More" that was in my head when my girlfriend dumped me in the summer of '73. Back then, I couldn't hear it without feelin' sad.

Top of pageBottom of page   By skip (12.2.196.17) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 10:17 am:

Give in to love by Ronnie Dyson. skip

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME9 (195.219.7.67) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 10:46 am:

Jackie Edwards
I Feel So Bad.
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.5.16) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 10:50 am:

Dont cry for me... BB and CC Winans Heaven cd.
Track # 8

Top of pageBottom of page   By 1wicked (64.32.154.94) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 07:25 pm:

"Sadie" and "I'll Always Love My Mama".

Lost my mom a few days before I turned three.....when I hear those two songs I need solitude.

Top of pageBottom of page   By PhillyGroove (152.163.188.68) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 08:10 pm:

"I'm Chasing Rainbows" by Blue Magic. Chokes me up every time.

Top of pageBottom of page   By FAYETTE (152.163.188.68) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 08:31 pm:

THE SONG THAT MOST DEPRESSED ME WAS DELTA DAWN.
EVERYTIME I HEAR IT,I GET DEPRESSED. SHE WOULD
NOT TURN THE PAST A LOOSE AND JUST LIVE FOR
THE DAY. THE OTHER SONG IS SWEET BITTER LOVE
BY ARETHA FRANKLIN.OH THEN THERE'S.THAT'S THE
NIGHT THAT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA.

Top of pageBottom of page   By fayette (152.163.188.68) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 08:55 pm:

oh another sad song is what do the lonely do
(at christmas)by the emotions. why they made that a christmas
song is beyond me.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.2) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 09:33 pm:

MY TURN: "ODE TO BILLY JOE"...YOU KNOW THE ONE...BILLY JOE MCCALLISTER JUMPED OFF THE TALLAHATCHIE BRIDGE!!!...ALSO...THE CLASSIC..."PATCHES"...I'M SORRY...BUT THAT ONE GETS TO ME EVERY TIME...ESPECIALLY WHEN THOSE RAINS CAME ALONG AND WASHED AWLLLLL THE CROPS AWAY!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By TONY B (206.135.204.2) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 10:03 pm:

STU...YOU ARE CRAZY MAN!!!! BUT I AGREE "PATCHES" IS THE SADDEST SONG EVER. GREAT TUNE. IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT "STROKIN'" IS FROM THAT SAME CLARENCE CARTER.

TONY B

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.2) on Friday, February 28, 2003 - 10:21 pm:

TONY: I THINK THAT YOU AND I HAVE DISSECTED THAT SONG FIFTY WAYS UNTIL TUESDAY...BUT IT WAS GREAT...BECAUSE WHENEVER MY DAD TOLD ME HOW TOUGH TIMES WERE DURING THE "GREAT DEPRESSION"...I COULD ALWAYS TELL HIM..."IF YOU THINK YOU HAD IT BAD...YOU'D BETTER CHECK OUT THE STORY OF OLD PATCHES"!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By Kris Peterson (68.32.81.180) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 10:03 am:

Strange Fruit-Billie Hiliday.

Top of pageBottom of page   By medusa9e (66.73.5.121) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 08:04 pm:

Hey Gang,

Medusa9e here! ok,two of the saddest songs i heard was by the Temptations, with Dennis Edwards on lead was "Memories, Memories, Sweet, sweet memories of days gone by, makes me cry" and
"Why she had to leave me, why she had to say goodbye" I can't play those songs 2 much, "cause they make me cry.................Later

Top of pageBottom of page   By fayette (64.12.97.7) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 10:21 pm:

stubass what you know bout crops

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.2) on Saturday, March 01, 2003 - 10:22 pm:

GEEZ FAYETTE...I'VE SMOKED ENOUGH OF THEM TO KNOW *SOMETHING*!!!...STU(FREE)BASS...OOH...THAT WAS BADD!!!...

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (195.219.7.44) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 03:11 am:

Jimmy Ricks and The Ravens on Ol'Man River.
'Tote that bar,
lift that bale,
get a little drunk,
and you land in jail'
or
'I Get weary,
I'm sick of trying'
Lyrics that hit the spot everytime I hear them.So sad and so,so,meaningful.
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By FAYETTE (205.188.209.38) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 10:23 am:

stubass imma have to call you PUFF THE MAGIC
DRAGON

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (152.163.188.68) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 11:39 am:

HEY FAYETTE: BETTER *THAT* THAN HAVING AN ILL DESERVED REPUTATION OF *NOT* KEEPING PROPER TIME ON MY BASS...THEN... YOU'D HAVE TO CALL ME "PUFF...THE MAGIC DRAG-ON"...AND I WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY UNPOPULAR AMONGST THE OTHER MUSICIANS!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By DustyRose (205.188.209.38) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 12:10 pm:

Hey Stubass
You should have your own comedy show.
Neither Leno or Letterman make me laugh out loud
as often as you do.

Stay well because i look forward to my daily dose of Stu'isms.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (152.163.188.68) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 12:29 pm:

WOW DUSTYROSE: LENO!!!...LETTERMAN!!!...THAT'S QUITE A DISTINGUISHED GROUP TO FIND MY NAME IN THE COMPANY OF!!!...AND ALL THIS TIME...I ONLY WANTED TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY...YOU KNOW...SORTA LIKE TED KOPPEL!!!...BUT THANKS FOR THE COMPLIMENT...AND KEEP ON LAUGHING...AT ME...WITH ME...EITHER WAY...IT'S OK WITH ME!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By FAYETTE (152.163.188.68) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 12:43 pm:

MR ELI,
SINCE YOU WROTE TWO OF THOSE SAD SONGS YOU WERE
THE REASON WE HAD TO PULL OUT THE KLEENEX

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (205.188.209.38) on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 02:10 pm:

ACTUALLY FAYETTE...I'VE HAD SEVERAL OTHER "KLEENEX" ISSUES IN MY LIFE...BUT YES..."SIDESHOW" IS MOST DEFINITELY A "TEAR JERKER"!!!...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.153.219) on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 - 11:13 pm:

The Lonliest House On The Street, and everything else by Little Jimmy Scott Sad Girl by Jay Wiggins Sad Girl by The Madlads The Things I been Through by Linda Jones. Lord,What Are You Doing To Me by Big Maybelle I Won't Cry Anymore by Big Maybelle, Jimmy Scott, Derek Martin, Marvin Gaye and numerous others. I've Got To Go On by The Van Dykes, I'm The One Love Forgot by Smitty & The Manhattns, Wildflower by New Birth/O'Jays, The Man That Got Away by Dinah Washington and Drinking Again by Dinah, This is Your Life by Billy Paul, Misty Blue by Dorothy Moore, etc...

Top of pageBottom of page   By Marv (64.12.97.7) on Tuesday, April 15, 2003 - 11:22 pm:

Sad Songs?

G. C. Cameron's "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday"

The Temptations " The Impossible Dream" (lead by Paul Williams especially now knowing how everything turned out).

Supremes "Don't Let My Teardrops Bother You" (Mary Wilson' dedication to Florence Ballard)

Top of pageBottom of page   By David Meikle (213.122.63.254) on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - 05:53 am:

"Salty Tears"-Thelma Jones

Top of pageBottom of page   By RD (63.188.33.80) on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - 07:02 am:

It was the Intruders not the Mad Lads who did "Sad Girl."

"After You Put Back the Pieces (I'll Still Have a Broken Heart)" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles is pretty sad.

Top of pageBottom of page   By R&B (138.238.41.128) on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - 08:54 am:

ANOTHER ONE THAT GETS TO ME IS..NEITHER ONE OF US.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Wednesday, April 16, 2003 - 09:22 am:

Good one R&B. One of my favorite Gladys songs.

Top of pageBottom of page   By publicimageltd. (67.192.93.131) on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 05:29 pm:

Stevie Wonder's "As." I have always wondered (no pun intended) how or why he took such a great album and ended with three of the sadest songs imagineable. "As" is far and away the greatest thing he will ever do, but when you look at it in context with "If it is Magic" and Another Star," you find yourself looking at a man who is celebrating the greatest love that never can be.

And if that isn't sad, then what is?

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.150.250) on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 06:17 pm:

Why Was I Born, Wish I didn't Love You So, Motherless Child, Strange Fruit,Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, Slave To Love and any number of others by Jimmy Scott.
Most Billie Holiday & Dinah Washington Songs.
Torchured by Big Maybelle.
Toby by (?) can't remember Chi-Lites?
Brandy by The O'Jays
We Cried Together By The O'Jays
The Little White Cloud That Cried By Johnnie Ray
Hurt , Reputation, I'm On the Outside Looking In, Make It Easy On Yourself, & If I Remember To Forget By Little Anthony & Imperials
Alone On New Years Eve by Smitty & Manhattans
Til You Come Back to Me & From Atlanta To Goodbye by Smitty & Manhattans
I Don't Need You Around & No More Goodbyes by Jackie Wilson
Prisoner Of Love & Lost Someone by James Brown
The Gypsy by The Five Keys
Funny by Joe Hinton
Baby Baby Please by Timothy Wilson
Welcome Home by Walter Jackson
You Better Go by Derek Martin
Go Away Little Boy by Marlena Shaw
Don't Waste You Time by The 5 Stairsteps
Little Girl Blue by Gloria Lynne
When Sonny Gets Blue by Johnny Mathis
When The Hurt Comes Back & What Have I Done by Linda Jones
Neither One Of Us by Gerald Alston & Manhattans or Gladys Knight & Pips
One Less Bell To Answer by Gladys or The Fifth Dimension
Heartbreak Hotel or Are you Lonesome Tonight by Elvis
Georgia by Smitty & Manhattans
Don't Cry Out Loud by Melissa Manchester
This Is My Beloved LP by Arthur Prysock
I, Who Have Nothing by Linda Jones or Ben E. King

Top of pageBottom of page   By janebse (68.63.4.162) on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 - 06:36 pm:

What is really strange is that a sad song, such as "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" by Smokey Robinson, a song that brings tears to your eyes all through it, can also be a sort of catharsis.

And because of this quality you play it over and over again, weeping all the time and yet feeling better.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nish (66.119.33.170) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 08:13 am:

The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage - Now THAT'S some sad music.
Givin' Up On Love - Jerry Butler
Stood On The Banks of Jordan - Rev. James Cleveland (reminds me of Grandma)
Oh Lord What Are You Doing To Me - Brenda and the Tabulations
Distant Lover - Marvin Gaye (this song is the ultimate slow jam, red light in the basement song, but when you strip away the romantic vocal by Marvin, it is the ultimate, aching plea to the lost lover.)
The Bells - The Dominoes feat. Clyde McPhatter
I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You - The Five Keys

Top of pageBottom of page   By John Barry Sheffield (195.92.168.165) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 08:41 am:

1Wicked - I must agree with You! - "Sadie" The Detroit Spinners and then "I'LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA" THE INTRUDERS -That was the first record I ever played on the Radio, and You guess who was listening and so proud! - sadly Mom is in a "Better Place" now and whenever I hear it or play it, it brings tears to my eyes!

John

Top of pageBottom of page   By Kdubya (206.126.224.7) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 08:54 am:

Sad Time-Smokey Robinson
If I should Die Tonight-Marvin Gaye
Since I Lost My Baby-Tempts
Who You Gonna Run To-Paul Williams/Temptations
One Less Bell To Answer-5th Dimemsion
Gonna Keep On Trying,Til I win your love-Eddie & Tempts
Mary Dont You Weep-Aretha Franklin
Where Are You-Dinah Washington
Sadie, Patches, & Welcome Home are classics.....

My first love and I broke up when Smokeys "Love I saw in You was just a mirage" and The Marveletes Hunter gets captured by the game....and whenever I hear those songs ...pow I'm transported back to the day..............:-(

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (217.14.178.109) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 09:08 am:

The Fantastic Four's
superlative
"cant stop looking for my baby"
on
Ric Tic(121)

'Havent known a peaceful day
since my girl
she walked away,

But somehow I must survive
I've got to keep my
hope's alive'

mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.150.250) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 10:04 am:

Patches-(? can't remember) Boy! Was that a sad story, a real tearjerker.
I Was Born A Loser-(? Can't Remember & I have the broken record somewhere in my stash since the summer of '66) Sue label.

Top of pageBottom of page   By medusa9e (66.73.5.168) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 10:52 am:

...again, there Ra few other songs I 4got 2 mention~
I betcha didn't know that~Freddie Knight
Feel So Good~Midnight Star
It's Alright~Impressions
I don't want to suffer~Walter Jackson
This World Of mine~Walter Jackson, these songs were the favorites of people that were very close 2 me, but they R no longer here, they passed on..I try 2 avoid playing them.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Uptight (24.55.6.144) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 11:17 am:

Playing "Love Child" and "I'm Living in Shame" back-to-back makes me feel sad. David, I recently discovered "Salty Tears" by Thelma Jones while transferring a friend's records to CD.

Boo-hoo-hoo...:(

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.150.250) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 11:31 am:

This Love Of Mine-Jimmy Scott (It just goes on and on and on...)-Atlantic
Please Be Kind (Or my heart will lose its mind)-Savoy..
If Ever I Lost You-Savoy
I'm Laughing On The Outside And Crying On The Inside.-Sire
I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over-Royal Roost & Savoy.
What Sin Have I Committed?-King
All the above by Jimmy Scott********************
What Have I Done and The Things I Been Through by Linda Jones.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Uptight (24.55.6.144) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 11:33 am:

Oh, and "When Will I See You Again" - The Three Degrees.

When "Mandy" by Barry Manilow was on the radio, the lyrics overwhelmed me because I had a crush I had on a girl at school. She had no idea I liked her.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Davie Gordon (193.122.21.26) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 11:41 am:

Soul Sister,

"I Was Born A Loser" is by Bobby Lee.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.150.250) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 11:54 am:

Yes, Yes thats right Dave, I'm blown away you know that one its so rare! The other girl & myself who lived in the Jive Five crib for several months spring & summer of '66 use to wear that record out raw, the other side just as much too! Please refresh my memory on the B-side? Thanks, S.S.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.150.250) on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 11:56 am:

Dave; Would love to get a new copy of that just for memory lane's sake. (smile) It wasn't a great record just something us gals were going thru at that moment.(chuckle). S.S.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Twrogjts (68.36.5.11) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 12:56 am:

Now, everything I hear from Barry White makes me sad, cause I loved that mans musical genious so MUCH, everytime I hear something from him now it reminds me he's not here!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Charmedes (142.165.109.220) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 01:08 am:

Golden Slumbers - The Beatles

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (152.163.252.68) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 01:27 am:

HOW ABOUT "A SAD SONG"...FA-FA-FA-FA-FA-FA-FA-FA-FA!!!...THE REALLY SAD PART ABOUT THAT SONG IS THAT OTIS REDDING HASN'T BEEN WITH US FOR THE PAST 35 YEARS TO SHARE HIS MUSIC!!!...STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By John Lester (213.123.142.209) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 02:19 am:

The Temptations's Smiling Faces Sometimes and Marvin Gaye's version of I Wish It Would Rain from his "That's The Way Love Is" album

The strings make the hairs on my neck stick up, I then get a hot flush and emotion pours out, in the form of tears

Dionne Warwick - Here I Am
Reminds me of a past love that I cherished beyond belief but it was not a mutual feeling and I really suffered. That was really sad.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Brandi1978 (205.188.209.109) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 02:43 am:

For me Eddie Kendricks"This used to be the home of johnny mae"-when he says"she don't live here no more..no more. it makes me sad that HE isnt here no more.
also 2 more of Eddie Kendricks songs-"I did it all for you" and "Maybe I'm a fool to love you"

David ruffin-my whole world ended, statue of a fool,and I lost everything that I've ever loved(I play that alot when I'm depressed sometimes)


Mind you I'm a 24 year old knowing all of this good music.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Funkyone D J Dollar BILL (216.221.81.96) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 02:57 am:

Since it was mentioned recently-Marvin Gaye-Just To Keep You Satisfied.I remembering listening to that on a 10 hour bus trip to NYC after a hard breakup and because I was traveling on my own,felt no shame in crying like a little baby.Haven't listened to it since as it left me far too exposed.

Top of pageBottom of page   By stranger56 (165.155.160.122) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 09:13 am:

Saddest song, for me, is "The Four Of Us" by the Four Tops. The song was written by Lawrence Payton in the late 80's about the friendship they all shared together, and was played at his funeral. When it was being played, Levi stepped out of his seat, and walked up to the casket, where he was joined by Duke and Obie...the three of them, standing for the last time with their fallen friend, as the speakers cried:
"And there will always be, through eternity, there'll always be...The Four Of Us".

See? I'm getting a little misty right now.

Jim

Top of pageBottom of page   By stranger56 (165.155.160.122) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 09:22 am:

OK, now that I feel better, I will add Dance With My Father, by Luther.....
and Didn't We, written by Jimmy Webb, and recorded by many, including Sinatra.
Very sad song....."Didn't we almost make it....this time"
Yeah.

Jim

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.167.42) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 09:27 am:

Didn't we do this one too? Oh well:

Motherless Child, My Mother's Eyes, Lonliest House On The Street, Solitude, I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good), I Wish I Knew, This Love Of Mine, The Masquerade Is Over, Memories Of You, I Wish I Didn't Love You So, Dont Take Your Love Away, Strange Fruit & so many more by Jimmy Scott.

Since I Fell For You-Jimmy Scott, Lenny Welch, & Laura Lee.

I Won't Cry Anymore-Jimmy Scott, Big Maybelle, Derek Martin, & Marvin Gaye.(Marvin covered many of his idol's (Jimmy Scott) songs.

For All We Know, Drinking Again, The Man That Got Away, Lover Man (and more) by Dinah Washington.

Stange Fruit, Don't Explain, My Man, Good Morning Heartache, I'm A Fool To Want You, & (many more) by Billie Holiday.

Sad Girl-Jay Wiggins
Sad Girl-The Intruders
Whatever Hurts You-The Madlads
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby-Sam & Dave

Johnny, Ain't No Way, Take A Look & (more) by Areatha Franklin.

I've Got To Go On-The Van Dykes
Patches-Clarence Carter
Toby-Chi-Lites
Brandy-The O'Jays
We Cried Together-The O'Jays
Stand-In For Love-The O'Jays
Branded Bad-The O'Jays
Seems Like I Got To Do Wrong-The Whispers
Olivia-The Whispers
Song For Donny-The Whispers
The Gypsy-Rudy West & The 5 Keys
Cest La Vie-Rudy & 5 Keys
Poor Butterfly-Four Aces (?)
Prisoner Of Love & Lost Someone by James Brown
When The Feelings Over-Jackie Wilson
Ready Made Family-Creative Source,? can't rem.
Nothing Takes The Place Of You-Toussaint McCall
You May Not Love Me-The Bluenotes (1950's).
You'll Never Know-Big Maybelle
Fool That I am-Etta James
I'd Rather Go Blind-Etta James
Stop The Wedding-Etta James
Yours Until Tomorrow Comes-Vivian Reed
Linda Jones, Linda Jones, Linda Jones!!!

Make It Easy On Yourself, Reputation, Hurt, I'm On The Outside Looking On, If I Remember To Forget & (more)-Little Anthony & Imperials.

Alone On New Years Eve, I'm The One Love Forgot, From Atlanta To Goodbye, You Better Give Him Up, Til You Come Back, & (more) by Smitty & Manhattans.

Too many to list, sorry if I repeated any from previous listing.
S.S.

Top of pageBottom of page   By stranger56 (165.155.160.122) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 09:41 am:

***Didn't we do this one too? Oh well:***

LOL
Very good, S.S.
The reason it seems familiar to you is because this is still the same thread. I had missed it originally, so when someone bumped it up again, it caught my eye.

I see it's been talked into the ground....I just wanted to add my two cents.
My bad.

Jim

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.167.42) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 09:45 am:

Some more:

Beginning Of My End-The Unifics
Sadie-The Spinners
Color Him Father-The Winstons
Teardrops-Lee Andrews & The Hearts
Baby, I'm For Real-The Originals
Marie-Johnny Rivers
Rag Doll-The 4 Seasons

I Was Born A Loser/My Luck Is Bound To Change-Bobby Lee.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.167.42) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 09:46 am:

Okey Dokey Jim. I can dig it.
S.S.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.167.42) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 09:53 am:

Dave;
I finally got a mint copy to go with my cracked one from 1966 of Bobby Lee's record!

Stranger56/Jim;
Reading about the 4 Tops and the funeral brought tears to my eyes, wow...what a moving moment that was to have been there and witnessed it, there must have been not a dry eye in the house!

S.S.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.167.42) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 10:00 am:

Last ones and I quit!

Little White Cloud That Cried-Johnny Ray
Salty Tears-Thelma Jones
Someone To Watch Over Me-Jimmy Scott
I Remember You-The 5 Stairsteps & Cubie, with Mama & Papa Burke.
Wildflower-New Birth/The O'Jays

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.167.42) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 10:04 am:

OOPS one more:

One Less Bell To Answer- The 5th.Dimention/Gladys Knight & Pips.

S.S.

Top of pageBottom of page   By melmo (195.93.50.10) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 10:44 am:

What about -Stay With Me baby -Lorraine Ellison
Ill Always Love You -Brenda Holloway
Ive Been Good To You -Brenda Holloway

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.6.175) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 10:49 am:

The saddest song for me would be "Dont cry for me by Cece Winans from the Heaven album..

Top of pageBottom of page   By stranger56 (165.155.160.122) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 10:54 am:

Sis,

It was the most moving and powerful service I have ever attended in my life.
Aretha was three rows in front of me, Ali Woodson was directly across from me, Smokey and Berry were a stone's throw away, and Dennis Edwards was a few rows behind and to the left of me.
And you're right.
Not a dry eye.

Jim

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.167.42) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 11:19 am:

Bobby;
What about Dorothy Norwood's song about the Mother & Daughter?? What a tearjerkin' heartbreaker!!!!!!!
S.S.J.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.167.42) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 11:20 am:

Stranger56Jim;
I can only imagine. mmm...mmm...mmm.
S.S.

Top of pageBottom of page   By supremeross (64.245.39.99) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 12:22 pm:

Endless Love- Diana Ross (solo version)

Prove It - Aretha Franklin

Every Little Bit Hurts - Brenda Holloway

Top of pageBottom of page   By the cool jerk (151.203.215.63) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 12:37 pm:

Never Dreamed You'd Leave Me In Summer.
Stevie Wonder

Very dramatic, sad song.

Top of pageBottom of page   By RODS (195.93.50.10) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 12:39 pm:

To KevGo
Agree completely. It's those bloody seagulls and the violin.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.6.175) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 12:46 pm:

SS...most definitely.
Also Stand by Donnie Mc Clurkin.
I can relate to that song big time!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By stranger56 (165.155.160.122) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 01:27 pm:

Eli,

I agree on Stand....GREAT song!
If we're going to visit that genre, I'd also say Lean On Me, by Kirk Franklin.

Jim

Top of pageBottom of page   By Hnadsome (170.118.157.134) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 01:42 pm:

It's So Hard to Say Good-Bye (to yesterday)-G.C. Cameron

Old Friend-Phyllis Hyman

Don't Give Me Up-Mica Paris (w/Will Downing in the background)

Top of pageBottom of page   By MGBS (66.72.203.138) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 06:27 pm:

Ave Maria.....Aaron Neville

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.167.42) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 08:56 pm:

Danny Boy - Jackie Wilson, also tugs at my heartstrings.

Da Chef;
You got me in a Jackie state of mind.
S.S.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Greg C. (207.103.134.250) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 10:03 pm:

"I'm Still Waiting"-Diana Ross
"I'm Coming Home"-Johnny Mathis
"No More Tearstained Makeup"-Marvelettes
"It's Cryin' Time Again"-Ray Charles (this song wears me out!)
"Here's To Life"-Shirley Horn (If this song doesn't make you reflect on your life, nothing will!)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.167.42) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 10:06 pm:

This Is Your Life-Billy Paul* Powerful message.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Eli (151.197.218.227) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 10:14 pm:

It was a very good year...Ol' Blue Eyes
Sunrise , Sunset..Fiddler on the Roof
Oh Mein Papa..Eddie Fisher
Mama..Connie Francis

Top of pageBottom of page   By stranger56 (24.47.50.195) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 10:45 pm:

Drinking Again-Sinatra
The Real Thing-Kenny Loggins (seriously, try getting through this one)

Jim

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.167.42) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 10:54 pm:

NO! Drinking Again-Dinah Washington!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Marv (205.188.209.109) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 11:38 pm:

The all time saddest song has to be 1969's "The Beginning of My End" by The Unifics! " Up drove the hearse cadillac, a crowd of people all dress in black....."

Top of pageBottom of page   By stranger56 (24.47.50.195) on Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 11:57 pm:

Ahh, but my sweet soulsister, there IS a version by Mr. Sinatra that is sung with every ounce of pain that Ms. Washington's version contains.

Trust me.

Jim

Top of pageBottom of page   By stranger56 (24.47.50.195) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 12:03 am:

Just thought of another one:

Bobby Darin.
Artificial Flowers.
It swings like hell, but any song about a 9 year old child dying alone HAS to be included here.

Jim

Top of pageBottom of page   By medusa9e2003 (66.73.11.144) on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - 08:55 pm:

The Supremes singing 'I'm Living In Shame', is enough to make get a tissue.

Top of pageBottom of page   By medusa9e2003 (66.73.12.157) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 09:06 pm:

Honey~Bobby Goldsboro
Toby~Chilites
Oh How I Miss You Baby~Bobby Womack
Congratulations~Vesta
With Pen In Hand~Dorothy Moore
The Beginning Of My End~Unifics
Overjoyed~Stevie Wonder

Top of pageBottom of page   By Mark Speck (199.183.93.144) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 08:16 am:

"Born to Lose"--Ray Charles
plus a couple of new country songs by newcomers (these are getting played on current country radio):
"Almost Home"--Craig Morgan (sad song about a homeless guy who almost freezes to death until someone--the guy singing the song--discovers him)
"One Last Time"--Dusty Drake (a story song with a lyrical twist that only a country song could pull off. For most of the song, you think this guy is calling his wife telling him he's running out on her and her family--he's calling her 'one last time'--but it's quite a twist when you learn exactly WHY it's the last phone call he'll make to her!)

Best,

Mark

Top of pageBottom of page   By Rhythm and Blues Showcase (65.229.15.59) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 09:50 am:

The Beginning of my end - Unifics

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome (170.118.157.134) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 10:00 am:

By The Time I Get To Phoenix-Issac Hayes

Top of pageBottom of page   By moanman (24.44.218.110) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 10:19 pm:

"To Love Somebody" (Roberta Flack version)
"Do What You Gotta Do" (ditto)
"Suzanne" R.F. (sensing a theme here?)

Roberta can make a brotha verrrr emotional.

"Sideshow" Blue Magic

"In My Life" The Beatles

"Don't Cry" Seal

"River" Santana

"Breaking Us In Two" Joe Jackson

"She's Out of My Life" M.J.

"Don't Give Up" Peter Gabriel

"Skeletons" Rickie Lee Jones

It's about a couple speeding on the way to a hospital as the wife is about to give birth. But they run into some complications on the way. The killer verse goes:

"In waltz of red moonbeams
Said he fit an APB
For a robbery nearby...
So he went for his wallet
And they thought he going
For a gun
And the cops blew Bird
Away..."

I knew someone who died that way. Maybe a lot of us do. Sad song, indeed.

Top of pageBottom of page   By TLHarris (163.179.188.96) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 01:54 am:

Hello All

A few sad songs for me are:

A Change Is Gonna Come- Sam Cooke
This Bitter Earth- Johnnie Taylor
Statue of a Fool- David Ruffin
End of the Rainbow, The Town I Live In- McKinley Mitchell
Sadie- The Spinners
He's My Son Just The Same- O.V. Wright
You Gonna Make Me Cry- O.V. Wright
Otis Sleep On- Art Conley
Soul Heaven- Johnnie Taylor (knowing he didn't want to record the song because he was scared of death, and died a year and a month later)

Take care all,
T.L.

Top of pageBottom of page   By PlatinumPal (151.197.180.147) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 01:56 am:

Hello again to everyone on the Forum. I've followed your Great posts for a long time, but only now feel inspired to join in. I feel like I already know you all. I wonder how many more are out there silently watching... and loving you all!

The one sad song that I absolutely WILL NOT listen to is "Old Friend" by Phyllis. I knew and loved Phyliss. Loved the song, too and still appreciate its profound artistry. But for personal reasons I cannot listen to it because it takes me to a place that I know I just can't handle.

Top of pageBottom of page   By PlatinumPal (151.197.180.147) on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 02:06 am:

Hey Nish! I definitely understand your point, but personally I could (and often do) listen to Barbara Mason sing "Oh How It Hurts" 5 or 6 times in a row.

Another sad song I LOVE to listen to is The Temps (Paul) singing "Just Another Lonely Night", or (Otis) "Don't Send Me Away". Whew! Talk about Eee-motional!


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