Like I wanna die. I also wanted to let you know that I've posted my Top 100 Groovy Songs of the 1970s if you're interested in checking out my list at "Deep Dish". Karen could sing me Happy Birthday and I would feel hollow and listless. In fact, sometimes there's nothing better than a sad song. Here are 15 top songs of the 70s. "Telephone Line", from its 1976 album A New World Record, was the band's biggest hit in the U.S. This one is an autobiography of a man as he’s readied for execution who murdered a guy for sleeping with his wife. And that's why your screen name is Anonymous. (Listen here an 80s Disco or Happy Oldies playlist) A fine selection of cheering goldies from the best past! For years I've tried to remember the film. At the cusp of mega-fame photographs of the Rolling Stones in their respective homes by Danish photographer Bent Rej. And to be truthful, it doesn’t even really apply to my life – yet there it is. Of course, this was the theme music for M*A*S*H* (1970) and later an instrumental version for the TV show. The Grand Tour by George Jones.Step right up to get your heart torn out. Oldies 80s, 70s, 60s Best songs ♬ Throwbacks HITS - Queen, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Elvis, ABBA By Indiemono. It makes me more depressed. It certainly was depressing in terms of my family and my life. When all the birds are singing in the sky 9. You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille... with four hungry children and a crop in the field...Also thanks for reminding me of "Bless the Beasts and Children." On April 27, 2013, we went to see Julie take questions at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place, in Chicago. Due to the movie's popularity, they went so far as to develop a half-hour sitcom based on it that jumped ahead a few years with the father & growing daughter, but the original premise was just too painfully depressing and it was quickly dropped. The lows came in the form of devastating testaments to inner sadness and existential rage. I was around for all of this music, being born in 69/70 I had too listen to it all and even today at this late-day period this music totally supersedes any of the TRASH that can be heard daily in the second decade of the 21st century, oh where did it all go wrong, I have my suspicions as too exactly when, but I won't insult any generation, so at least we have this music from all the greatest decades of music, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and even too a marginal extent the 90s (but a very small extent) (: I'm guessing Jim Croce "Time In A Bottle" Was in the 60s, I also remember Charlene "I've Been To Paradise" just saying. For many soul music lovers, the Golden Age of Soul Music was in the 1970s. And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me Pretty girls are everywhere “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word” by Elton John. Classic Rock '64-'71. It’s not so much the lyrics as the morose delivery under a melody lifted from Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto  No. Thanks for including "Emma" by Hot Chocolate! Why did He desert me? 1) "Somebody to Love" in 1976:"Each morning I get up I die a littleCan barely stand on my feet..."2) "Bohemian Rhapsody" in 1975: I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all..."What is interesting is that these utterly depressing songs were both used in comedy movies. Julie was the first Catwoman to TV's Batman. songs from 70s rock musicians are very interesting to listen to for sad songs .you could try the following as they influenced ny life a lotmisstreated-deep purplechild in time-deep purplewhen a blind man cries-deep purplelove hurts - nazerethempty rooms -gary mooreheartbreaker-grand funk railroadangie-rolling stonessea gull- bad companyready for love- bad companylove to love-ufolove reign over me-the whomisty eyes-uriah heepstill in love with you- thin lizzy (live)parriseene walkaways-gary mooreyou keep me hanging on-Rod steward versioni would rather go blind-rod steward versionchanges-black sabbathlet it be-beatleshey jude-beatles(can be joyous at times)wish i could hideaway-creedence clearwater revivalhave you ever seen the rain-creedence clearwater revivalblackbird-alterbridgewhen i am gone-alter bridge ( live acoustic v0ersionopen arms -journeystairway to heaven-led zepplinsince i ahve been loving you-led zepplintuesdays gone-lynard skynardsimple man-lynard skynardinstrumental the messiah will come again -gary moore-just to get your emotion in checksee me feel me-woodstock version the whowith a little help fom me friends-joe cocker(woodstock)careless whisper-george michaelgoodbye my love goodbye-demis rousseausambapa ti -santana(instrumental) and europai could give you plenty more ,but start off with these they are sure to make you feel sad.but good.TRY IT ALL I STILL LISTEN TO MOST OF THEM EVEN TODAY. While not a radio "hit", you might want to consider the song "Solitude" from Black Sabbath's third album Master of Reality.Both musically and lyrically, it stands as one of the most melancholy tracks ever recorded. Wasn't "Me and Bobby McGee" from the 70s? RELATED: The 50 Best Lip-Sync Songs … Remember the 70's when it was cool to be happy, kind, genuine and sentimental. The emergence of now legendary solo singers like Luther and Anita, and the decade dominance by Michael and Whitney, among others, created years of fantastic new music in adult soul, funk and dance -- music that still resonates today. Starting in 1969 depressing songs started becoming big. However, it’s ability to inspire suicide or lifelong melancholy is never more acute than as the incidental music for the ’71 tear jerker. Broke me into little pieces Steve Vistaunet's photgraphs of cassette spine designs take us back to pressing 'play' and 'record' on to make compilation mixes. Your blog is fantastic, quite obviously a labor of love and one that I will most certainly follow.Hope you can check out my new effort: The Platypus Maximus Media Filter. So, a Pipe Organ is now depressing too? 2. I almost titled this post as "Songs from the 1970's that make me want to kill myself", but I thought that might leave this list open to songs like "You Light Up My Life" which are not at all sad, but are so awful that I contemplate offing myself just to end the pain. Rightly so, I feel! "One" and "Ive Got To Get A Message To You" are '60s not '70s ; also, why no Faron Young or Leonard Cohen on this list? 'For All We Know' always made me want to cry as a boy growing up in the 70's whenever my mom played it.. On Christmas morning a couple years ago, I had to fill in the night shift for the holidays. 25 'Ride On' AC/DC. Carmen sounds so deeply depressed that you half expect to hear a gunshot at the end of the song. The biggest omission (that someone has already noted) is "Patches" (and a close second to "Alone Again (Naturally)".). ?Even though "At Seventeen" falls into the depressing category, it's one of my favorites. In the 1970s, soft rock flourished, but it only rarely had the sugary outer-coating that 80s artists dripped on their songs so lovingly. "Now it broke my heart to tell my little daughter that her daddy had to run to catch a train..." (sniff)paul - Your formative years were shaped by bands like Bread and The Carpenters... you literally couldn't have turned out any other way. Top '80s Pop Singles Featuring Male-Female Duets. Fortunately I lived through that dreary decade and rocked into the fabulously big haired and gliterry 80's thank God for MADONNA! You can also support us by signing up to our Mailing List. Everything I possessed, now they are gone. Me and Mrs. Jones, Oh Girl, Alone Again Naturally and hundreds of others particularly from my two favourite artists "the Carpenters" and "Barry Manilow", made that decade. There’s something about her utterance “I never had to die before, don’t know if I can do it” that causes the floodgates to open every time. Bland and uninteresting. ‘I cannot believe, today, that the world almost ignored those people and what was happening. And the 80s and 90s had a slew of them. Any dozen of their songs could have made this list. Still, these last words of a dying man are guaranteed to destroy any shred of happiness in you. Top '80s Songs from Hard-Rocking Glam Metal Band Dokken. Just like the one in our backyard. A bad place Maybe she’ll find an island I think deep dish has a point about "honey". The style of music from the early 80s is reminiscent of the gospel style of the 60s and 70s. Good luck! Top Glenn Frey Solo Songs of the '80s. Trash! The 1970s: A Great Time to Be Named Barry. What is known is that this time period was fertile ground for misery put to melody, and whittling them down to a list of 15 was a daunting task indeed, but here goes…. It’s a sad, sad situation TJ removed the bit about the wife’s infidelity when he adapted “Le Moribond” by Belgian Jacques Brel. I'm always glad to spread the retro love.joe - Many of these songs are among my favorites; depressing songs can be good too. 18 Essential '70s Breakup Songs. I've just discovered your website and love, love, LOVE it! Listen to The best sad songs of the 80's in full in the Spotify app. The losing card I’ll someday lay Throw away you immoral sex and drugs and then maybe you will wake up to the beauty of ballads like "You Light Up My Life", "MacArthur Park", "Nights In White Satin", "My Way", "If I Can Dream" ... the Lady Ga Gas of today R depressing ... You forgot I Am A Rock by Simon and Garfunkel. And without so much, as a mere touch In the 1970s, soft rock flourished, but it only rarely had the sugary outer-coating that 80s artists dripped on their songs so lovingly. Alone Again plays a major role in my autobiography, Waking From the American Dream: 10 Mile. For if He really does exist Goodbye my friend it’s hard to die Top Glenn Frey Solo Songs of the '80s. “Suicide is Painless” by Johnny Mandel  and Mike Altman. Please consider making a donation to our site. They totally remain the property of their respective owners. Nothing tops a good disco beat. The song "Aubrey" by Bread reminds me of something. Man what a list! We don't want to rely on ads to bring you the best of visual culture. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to put on some ABBA to restore any remnants of positivity left within my aching heart. A List of the Best '80s Songs from Band Chicago. Operator (that's not the way it feels) Jim Croce, Here are my picks of sad songs:Mammy Blue - The Pop TopsEmma - Hot ChocolateSad Sweet Dreamer - Sweet Sensation Tired Of Being Alone - Al Green It Should Have Been Me - Yvonne Fair In the Rain - The Dramatics Once You Understand - Think Jesse - Roberta Flack The Winner Takes It All - Abba. songs from 70s rock musicians are very interesting to listen to for sad songs .you could try the following as they influenced ny life a lot misstreated-deep purple child in time-deep purple when a blind man cries-deep purple love hurts - nazereth ... 70s, 80s and even too a … Now it’s back to two again my little girl and I The 1970's were real good at producing songs of depression. Who looks so much like her sweet mother, sometimes that makes me cry. Nothin’ ever seems to fit She always loved to swim away I actually have this soundtrack on vinyl and will be creating a post on it shortly. I think the song starts off Mrs... your son passed away?? It’s no coincidence that this song played over more than one Ross and Rachel breakup on Friends. All my friends cried while watching it, but I wasn't moved :( Thanks. The song that more or less invented the musical montage, "Gonna Fly Now" also blurred the line, once and for all, between the pop movie soundtrack and the very specific jazz-based brand of "action funk" that had defined the '70s. Other songs about lonely girls (“Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles, “A Rose for Emily” by The Zombies) are sad, but don’t cut to the marrow quite like this one. How could we have all stood by and have let that happen? Billy Don't Be A Hero (#25) was not from Paper Lace (The Night Chicago Died) but from Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods. I can't for the life of me remember it! Does anyone remember a song "Timothy"? 2. My Wedding Songs is a reader-supported website. I wouldn't want to have lived with that chick, all she did was wreck the car and plant sick trees.... deep dish - I checked your list and left a comment. Vintage Style #2: Winston Cigarette Pants. Yet here they are with among the most depressing – a dichotomy, those Gibb boys. I'm sure that Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone Again - Naturally" and Terry Jacks "Seasons in The Sun" helped push many a person to commit suicide!! As an Amazon Associate, we earn revenue from qualifying purchases. The story goes that the film’s director, Robert Altman, gave the task to his teenage son to write the lyrics for “the stupidest song ever written”. Inventing lovers on the phone. Singers and music composers started combining gospel, jazz and rhythm and blues techniques, and styles in Popular American forms of music. When they sing, "Don't you know my tears will burn the pillow," you became all cried out too. Listen to The best sad songs of the 80's in full in the Spotify app. And what incredible music resulted! googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('Unit5'); }); The game of life is hard to play “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You” by The Bee Gees. Think of me and I’ll be there. Great comments, and excellent list .. but don't you all think that what makes a 'depressing' song is how you feel at the time you heard it ? For 15 of the best 70s songs, take a look at the list we’ve put together to celebrate the sound of this era. 7. Some of the songs on the list make me happy .. Queen for example.. All depends on the context I think ! I was a kid in the 70s and am left with this feeling that it was a most awful decade. The same theme was also used in a '70s TV movie called "Sunshine" where the young wife dies of cancer, leaving her husband alone with a baby daughter. One of the most epic love-gone-wrong songs from the '70s comes from ELO. Try and picture the imagery Gilbert conjures up and your bottom lip will quiver, your eyes will itch – it’s just so gut-wrenchingly sad. 1970s wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell Last Updated: July 8, 2020. 323 songs. Mike/Kane S. Latranz https://www.createspace.com/3846205. I'd love to be with you if only I could..." Very beautiful and sad song. Oh Ruby, don’t take your love to town. Yup, some of the worst music ever made, and you wonder why so many people offed themselves in the early 70s.check out 1CLUB.FM, they have a 70s lite channel that plays all of these, i listen alot and just laugh now. In context of the film, it’s ironic and silly; however, on its own it becomes a haunting anti-paean of morbid apathy. Boy do those guys up top look depressed or what? charts in those decades best past back. I grew up walj so fast existential rage can make a contribution us by signing up to your... 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