Day 04 - a song that makes you sad - there may be sadder songs, but maybe I blocked them from memory. Marillion wins, because they have so many songs you can slit your wrists to (and who hasn't thought about jumping off a bridge after listening to "Falling From the Moon") -- and this is "Sugar Mice."
Runners up: The Beatles, "She's Leaving Home" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4PFC6bIexo and Billy Joel, "Goodnight, Saigon" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6gZefW4yEA
This is about where the band also committed commercial suicide, but damn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-QwAw-Q4Gw
Some of the Facebook Comments:
Christine: Oh, no! You've let me down, today. These are my 2 picks for saddest songs on earth: Mad World (Michael Andrews) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3N1MlvVc4 and Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIF4_Sm-rgQ
MDB: Those are good choices. I expect flak later from Gina as she detests "Sugar Mice."
Amy: Famous Blue Raincoat. That song just breaks me up.
MDB:Amy, I don't think I know that one. For all you John Wesley fans, his cover of Sugar Mice: http://johnwesley.bandcamp.com/track/sugar-mice-marillion-cover
Amy: It's Leonard Cohen. It makes you feel all heavy and sad.
Eric: Something by Jeff Buckley, anything. More sad is the fact that he's gone.
MDB: Speaking of Jeff Buckley, it has been said that Thom Yorke recorded the vocals to Fake Plastic Trees after hearing Buckley in concert, and that is good sad song too.
Matt: This song nearly breaks my heart every time I hear it: Boy George -- Il Adore