Most saddest songs

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Most saddest songs#0
Posted: 11/1/06 at 7:23pm
I'm supposed to be doing a report on a song and I was just wondering what you all think is the saddest, most depressing, all hope is lost, Broadway song? Thanks for the help you guys!
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re: Most saddest songs#1
Posted: 11/1/06 at 7:25pm
"The Party's Over" from Bells Are Ringing.

Now, the bitchy part: I hope you use better grammar than "most saddest" in your report. re: Most saddest songs
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re: Most saddest songs#2
Posted: 11/1/06 at 7:26pm
I was waiting for someone to comment on that....

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re: Most saddest songs#3
Posted: 11/1/06 at 7:32pm
I'm sorry about that.....it's been a long day. Sorry again!
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re: Most saddest songs#4
Posted: 11/1/06 at 7:38pm
Till We Reach That Day from Ragtime

My Eyes Adored You and Fallen Angel from Jersey Boys

Look Around and Never Met A Man I Didn't Like from The Will Rogers Follies. Well, they're not really sad but those songs
move me.

I'm Not That Girl and For Good from Wicked

If I Told You from The Wedding Singer

I Never Knew His Name from Brooklyn

Almost A Love Song from Victor/Victoria

Some Things Are Meant To Be from Little Women

It Don't Make Sense from Parade

Without You from Rent

Dividing Day from The Light in the Piazza

Easy To Be Hard from Hair

You Walk With Me from The Full Monty

Black and Blue and Mean to Me from Ain't Misbehavin'

Are You Still Holding My Hand from Bright Lights, Big City

Lot's Wife from Caroline, or Change

What I Did For Love from A Chorus Line

That's about all I got. I looked through my collection and those are the songs that struck me.



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re: Most saddest songs#5
Posted: 11/1/06 at 7:40pm
To me, "I'll Cover You - Reprise" from Rent always gets me. But I don't know if it'd be as moving if you never saw the visual (play or movie), but I always tear up!

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re: Most saddest songs#6
Posted: 11/1/06 at 7:41pm
"Send in the Clowns" is a downer as is "Losing My Mind" from Follies, and "This Is What It Is" from The Wild Party
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re: Most saddest songs#7
Posted: 11/1/06 at 7:41pm
That list was amazing! Thank you so much!!!!
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re: Most saddest songs#8
Posted: 11/1/06 at 7:45pm
Grey Gardens is new, but I'd say "Winter In A Summer Town"
...What happened next, was stranger still, a woman breathless and afraid, appeared out of the night, completely dressed in white. She had a secret she would tell, of one who had mistreated her. Her face and frightened gaze, my mind cannot erase...But then she ran from view. She looked so much like you...
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re: Most saddest songs#9
Posted: 11/1/06 at 7:46pm
Most of the songs in The Last Five Years tug at some emotions.
Give 'em a listen.
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re: Most saddest songs#10
Posted: 11/1/06 at 8:03pm
uhm i think tht come what may from the movie Moulin Rouge...it always gets me when i watch it=]
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re: Most saddest songs#11
Posted: 11/1/06 at 9:50pm
Something Bad from Wicked!!! Dr. Dillimond's the best!
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re: Most saddest songs#12
Posted: 11/1/06 at 10:00pm
Please correct the title of this thread. "Most Saddest" - that is double superlative. Just say saddest.

My saddest song is "I'd Give My Life For You" from Miss Saigon.

Updated On: 11/1/06 at 10:00 PM
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re: Most saddest songs#13
Posted: 11/1/06 at 10:00pm
Til We Reach That Day - Ragtime
At the Glen - Dessa Rose
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re: Most saddest songs#14
Posted: 11/1/06 at 10:02pm
I would say "Losing My Mind" takes the cake for me.

"Not a Day Goes By" is also up there.
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re: Most saddest songs#15
Posted: 11/1/06 at 10:05pm
Oh, also that song from Lestat, which I think is called "So Far Yet Just A Breath Away." I hope I got that right. Hugh Panaro sang it very emotionally. Elton John should release the recording. Maybe it will recoup some of his losses from the show.
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re: Most saddest songs#16
Posted: 11/1/06 at 10:08pm
. . . and "I'm Not That Girl" from Wicked. That line "wishing only wounds the heart" is profoundly sad.
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re: Most saddest songs#17
Posted: 11/1/06 at 10:10pm
I'M NOT THAT GIRL could never in a million years touch LOSING MY MIND.

LOSING MY MIND definitely takes the cake for me too.
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re: Most saddest songs#18
Posted: 11/1/06 at 10:25pm
"Not A Day Goes By"-Merrily We Roll Along
"I Have Dreamed"-The King & I
"We Do Not Belong Together"-Sunday in the Park with George
"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"-Dreamgirls
"At The Ballet"-A Chorus Line
"It Wasn't Meant to Happen"-cut from Follies
"Losing My Mind"-Follies
"The Story of Lucy and Jessie"/"Ah,But Underneath"-Follies, not typically sad but once you read into them they are very sad.
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re: Saddest songs#19
Posted: 11/1/06 at 10:41pm
AlanAntonio - You mean "Right Before My Eyes?"
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re: Saddest songs#20
Posted: 11/1/06 at 10:54pm
"A Stranger In This World" - TABOO
"Petrified" - TABOO

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re: Saddest songs#21
Posted: 11/2/06 at 12:25am
The lyrics may not sound sad but the staging and the sequence on when the song was sung made this one the saddest for me - Sun and Moon Reprise - Miss Saigon

The other contenders:
On My Own - Les Miserables
I Dreamed A Dream - Les Miserables
Love Look Away - Flower Drum Song
When October Goes - (can't rem. this Manilow musical project)
I'd Give My Life For You - Miss Saigon
If I Loved You - Carousel
I Don't Care Much - Cabaret
Sacred Bird - Miss Saigon
Little God Of My Heart - Miss Saigon
Finale - Miss Saigon
We Kiss In The Shadow - King and I
Where Is Love? - Oliver!
Lord and Master - King and I
What About Love? - The Color Purple

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Updated On: 11/2/06 at 12:25 AM
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re: Saddest songs#22
Posted: 11/2/06 at 12:48am
I would have to add "The I Love You Song" from Spelling Bee as well as "Something Just Broke" from Assassins
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re: Saddest songs#23
Posted: 11/2/06 at 12:54am
"Good Thing Going"--the payoff is heartbreaking: Going, going, gone...
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re: Saddest songs#24
Posted: 11/2/06 at 1:09am
"A little fall of rain" from Les Mis
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