Friday, March 30, 2012

Fess Up Friday: I Like Sad Songs

I've been busy getting ready for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge starting Sunday so I was totally not planning on participating in any more blogfests until I stumbled across a post on Empty White Pages referring me to Spunk on a Stick's Sad Songs Blogfest where participating bloggers post their favorite sad songs. I confess, I like sad songs. For me, a true sad song isn't always about shouting out how miserable one is but it's a quiet recognition of suffering or loss. 

L. Diane Wolfe of Spunk on a Stick says: List the songs that move your spirit, cut deep into your soul, and threaten to break your heart. Some of the songs I'm sharing here are old school- I was more emo when I was younger. Get your hankies ready.

Song: Rue's Farewell, Composer: James Newton Howard
This was the song played when Rue died in The Hunger Games movie.

Song: I'm in Here by Sia
For anyone who has ever felt like they were locked inside their darkness...

Song: I'm Not That Girl from Wicked by Idina Menzel
The beauty of this song is that the unloved witch Elphaba is that girl. 

Song: Lately by Jodeci
Truly an oldie, but still a goodie.

Song: Don't Look Back in Anger by Oasis 

Song: Don't Cry by Guns N' Roses

Song: I Don’t Love You by My Chemical Romance        

Song: Silent Lucidity by Queensryche
Listen to this the next time you have insomnia.


Kate said...

My all time fave my chemical romance track, a deserved place on your list! Some new songs to listen to aswell, thanks.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Although I didn't know any of your songs I did listen to all of them and have come away with more songs I like. Thank you,


Retro-Zombie said...

gnr and queesnsryche... hell yes!

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Karen Walker said...

The only song I knew from this list was the one from Wicked. This is so interesting.

Anna Smith said...

Great selection. Love the Guns n Roses and My Chemical Romance ones :)

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vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

i listened to don't look back in anger over and over again in high school!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I can finally leave a comment!

Love Silent Lucidity. Beautiful song in concert.

Don't Cry came to mind, although I probably would've gone with November Rain. Both are really sad.

Sangu Mandanna said...

Rue's Farewell is AMAZING! What a great choice!

Gossip_Grl said...

Browsing the blogfest list. Great song choices you picked

J.L. Campbell said...

Not familiar with most of these, but I do like Lately a lot!

~Sia McKye~ said...

First time I've seen another who shares my name.

Jodeci sings this well.


baygirl32 said...

Rue's song - makes me sad just thinking of Rue!

you have some great selections on you list

M Pax said...

Ooo! I love Sia. Now I have to bring her up on my playlist. :) Have a great weekend.

Clarissa Draper said...

Love that Oasis song.

Cynthia said...

Thanks for all the comments on my song list, everyone! I am still trying to make my way through as many lists as I can.

Arlee Bird said...

Some very nice songs on this listen. I've always liked "Silent Lucidity" a lot.

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Jennie Bailey said...

Excellent list - and Rue's song really put that moment over the edge for me!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Wow. This is like an A to Z list! Great picks.

Emily R. King said...

The Wicked Song is a brilliant choice. Wish I'd thought of i t.

Nice to meet you! *waving* I'm a new follower. :)

Stephanie said...

Guns N' Roses!!! Yay! "Don't Cry" is one of the best songs of ever! Nice choice of songs!

Sarah Pearson said...

Thanks for the shout out - and there are some new to me songs on that list, as well as some reminders of old favourites. Off for a bit of a wallow :-)

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