Music like Up's; up, then down
April 19, 2011 4:00 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for songs that start out cheerful or sweet and turn sad. My best example of this is the Marriage Song/Theme from the movie Up
. It doesn't suit my purposes, however. Can you help me find some others?
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal to media & arts (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The music will accompany a sort of slideshow that is telling a story. The story's arc is sweet, but then turns tragic. Think of scenes of a happy couple, then one has a fatal car accident. It's not that exactly, but that helps give the idea.
I'm looking more for instrumental work, because the visuals are supposed to carry this story. It should definitely not be a song where the sadness is evoked only through the lyrics.
I thought the theme from Up was pretty good for the feeling that I want, but it's too Jazz Age for this story, which is set in the 80s.