Friday, March 30, 2012

Sad Songs Blogfest

L. Diane Wolfe, aka Spunk On A Stick, is hosting a blogfest!

Sad Songs Blogfest
March 30, 2012
List the songs that move your spirit, cut deep into your soul, and threaten to break your heart.
No limit - top ten or less is fine. 

I was really trying to stay away from this one. I was! But, songs just kept popping into my head!

Here are a few, in no particular order.

Foolish Games – Jewel
Well in case you failed to notice
In case you failed to see
This is my heart bleeding before you
This is me down on my knees

The Dance – Garth Brooks
And now, I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end
The way it all would go

I can’t make you love me – Bonnie Raitt
I'll close my eyes
Then I won't see
The love you don't feel
When you're holding me

Chasing cars – Snow Patrol
If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Nothing compares 2 U – sung by Sinead O’Connor
Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling
Tell me baby, where did I go wrong?

Hallelujah – sung by Rufus Wainwright
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Streets of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen
I walked a thousand miles
Just to slip this skin

My Immortal – Evanescence
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone

Where have you been? – Kathy Mattea
He held her hand and stroked her hair
And in a fragile voice she said
Where have you been?
I've looked for you forever and a day
Where have you been?
I'm just not myself when you're away

Here are two of the most hauntingly beautiful pieces of music that I’ve ever heard.

Adagio for Strings – Samuel Barber - Platoon Soundtrack
Raises the hair on my arms from the first note and brings tears to my eyes by the end.

Promentory – The Last of the Mohicans Soundtrack
This music plays during the most impressive kiss I’ve ever seen and during the most heart wrenching, heart breaking scene at the end of the film.

I just know I'm going to see a bunch of songs on your blogs and say, "Why didn't I think of that one?"

Thanks for stopping in.

See you on Sunday, April 1, for the Letter A!


  1. That scene in The Last of the Mohicans was one of the first movie scenes I ever cried at :)

  2. Hi Heather! Thanks for joining my blogfest. I love your last two choices. There's an Enya song from Fellowship of the Ring's soundtrack I should've chosen.

  3. Although I didn't know all of them there were some I knew and they were firm favourites of mine,


  4. Your score/classical pieces... amazing choices... the rest of your list is strong.

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  5. The Dance is good, but it doesn't seem sad to me.

  6. ooooh! lots of good ones here!
    my hubby always sings along with THE DANCE.
    it is the cutest thing... ever. :)

  7. Last of the Mohicans was an awesome movie.

  8. Mmm, Snow Patrol. Excellent, melancholy songs!

  9. Juz browsing the Sad Song Blogfest list nice song choices you have picked

  10. Great choices! The Bruce Springsteen song is a good one. I like your addition of the lyrics.

    I'm a new follower. :)

  11. Anna - Yes. I cried too.

    L. Diane Wolfe - Thanks for hosting such a great blogfest. Thank you.

    Yvonne - I'm glad you knew a few at least!

    iZOMBIE - Thanks. I'll be over today!

    Tonja - It is a good song.

    vic - There is only so much country I can take but Garth isn't too bad.

    Alex - I agree. I saw it a few times in the theater.

    Karen - She breaks your heart doesn't she?

    L. - Thank you. That songs in my head right now.

    Gossip_Grl - Glad you came by.

    Thanks for the visit everyone.

  12. Oh, I LOVE Hallelujah! It doesn't make me feel better when I hear it, though, just sadder. Breaks my heart. Every time.

  13. First Jewel and Snow Patrol I've seen. Great choices. Have a wonderful weekend :)

  14. I can definitely relate to some of these.

  15. I've heard all of these. Barber's "Adagio" is a beautiful piece that has often been used in movies. Remember the end of Platoon?

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  16. WOw, reading the words like that, you realize how powerful they are. Nice selection.

  17. baygirl32 - Thank you. I do like them.

    Wendy - Thanks. That song hurts my heart.

    Marian - Me too. So sad.

    M Pax - Thank you. I just found that Snow Patrol song again. Love.

    J.L. - Thanks. I'm glad.

    Lee - Exactly why I picked it.

    Clarissa - Thank you. That's why I did it. Love lyrics.

    Thanks everyone.

  18. What a great list! I nodded and smiled all the way through it!! Awesome :)

  19. Snow Patrol - I love that song.

  20. The Jewel and Evanescence songs you mentioned are definitely very sad. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Jemi - Cool! I'm so glad! And welcome!

    Kate - Me too. Thanks for coming.

    Great seeing so many new faces!

  22. WOW! You selected some truly awesome music! Our taste are not that different.

  23. Amazing post! I came across your blog via the A-Z Challenge. I now follow your blog :) Please check mine out over at

    Good luck with A-Z!!!

  24. LOVE these choices! Some of my favourites are on here.

  25. FABULOUS list! The Dance made my list as well, but any of these others could have if I'd only remembered them. I'm not sure what happened with My Immortal. It's only in my top three all time songs - how did I not think of it?!?!

  26. I've seen The Dance a couple of times. I love Hallelujah too. Such an easy song to get stuck in your head.

  27. Springsteen! How could I overlook Springsteen? I've also seen Immortal on a couple of lists now.

    I'm on my 'n' for prepping for the A - Z blogfest.

  28. This is a great post. Nice choices for songs. I really like your blog.

  29. You have some good picks here. Thanks for sharing your list. I'm also participating in Blogging A to Z and look forward to reading your posts.

  30. Yadin - Thank you and welcome.

    Sangu - Excellent taste we have! Thank you!

    Jennie - I felt the same way after reading some other blogs. I forgot so many songs. Thanks for coming!

    Stephen - I agree. I get it stuck in there all the time! Thank you!

    Tamara - Best of luck with A2Z! Very cool!

    Gina - Thank you. I'm glad you like it and welcome.

    Cynthia - Awesome. I'm glad you stopped in.

    Thank you everyone! See you Sunday morning!



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