I've been curating some playlists and realised that some of my favourite genres are really dude heavy. I love most inheritors of Springsteen, as well as his music. My absolute ideal would capture anything from Brian Fallon (The gaslight anthem, the horrible crows, or his solo work) Please recommend me some female or non-male artists that I might enjoy! (More favourites inside) [more inside]
Name-that-song filter, hard mode (?)... vintage soul heartbreak. [more inside]
I can sing in an alto or soprano range and I love to sing with my NOSE [more inside]
I love the theatrical, haunting, sad, yet, beautiful music of Lana Del Ray. Can you recommend any similar music, or accompanying literature and cinema? Thank you!
I'm looking for some new suggestions for good sad bastard music - that is, stuff that can leave you nice and melancholy when it's late at night and you want to feel comfortably down & depressed. To frame this a little I should note that Nick Drake, The Softies, early-period Belle & Sebastian, and The Mountain Goats have been go-to choices in the past. Thanks!
Are you sometimes completely overwhelmed by unknown feelings? [more inside]
Looking for sad music: instrumental, ambient, classical or swelling musical scores. [more inside]
Wallowing playlist help? [more inside]
Tell me about songs with lyrics that make you cry. [more inside]
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? [more inside]
Looking for melancholy piano performances. [more inside]
I'm tired. I'm cranky. I want to dance. [more inside]
Making a mix tape: Need songs about moving away from home for the very first time. Any suggestions? [more inside]
How can we fight seasonal blues with a meme? [more inside]
After this, I thought what if I wanna hear sad music that can either let a person wallow in their misery or cry cathartically? Imagine a Bridget Jones type of situation: tubs of ice cream, bottles of wine singing "All by Myself." Depress me, please. Sad Sinead O'Connor, this is what I'm thinking.
I'm looking for some hardcore heart-wrenching classical music. My current selection includes Vocalise by Rachmaninoff, Ständchen from Schwanengesang by Schubert, Shostakovich's 5th Symphony, first movement (because of that haunting ending!), and Prelude in C minor by Chopin. Suggestions? [more inside]
Aural Joy Filter: which songs, performed live and on YouTube, combine simplicity, beauty and quietness into a haunting, moving whole that will make you cry when the mood is right? There are such lists on Ask MeFi, but often without links.I'm thinking of things like this by Kate Rusby, which is just the most gorgeously sad thing.
Why do minor chords sound cold? [more inside]
Soundtrack ideas needed. [more inside]
I am looking for songs that call to mind (music-wise, rather than lyrics-wise) the rather specific feeling of walking or driving away from a great disaster that has left one greatly scarred, but alive: Post-apocalyptic victory songs. [more inside]
I'm trying to put together a list of the happiest sounding songs with the saddest lyrics... can you help? [more inside]
"Emotionally ambivalent" Christmas Songs? [more inside]
I've been listening to Johnny Cash's American V and it is breaking my heart. I'm in a wallowing mood and looking for other such raw emotional songs that are relatively simple (not a lot of instruments). Any genre. [more inside]
How about recommending some songs like "Everybody's Talkin' at Me" from Midnight Cowboy? I explain more inside. [more inside]
i need more suggestions on the saddest songs [more inside]
What tune does the smallest violin in the world play? [more inside]
What are the saddest songs you can think of? [more inside]
What classical music is complex, more intense, or moving? [more inside]
What are the saddest songs ever? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some good, sad violin music? Vocals optional, preferably female.