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I think this is something very subtle. For instance, in US, Whitney Houston's "I will always love you" was played during funerals, while in some countries it was the most played song during weddings!!

 

Anyway, being 40 years old, I had the privilege of being a teenager during the melodic 1980s. This way I feel very nostalgic and sometimes sad when I hear some romantic 80s songs.

The song may not be particularly sad, but it makes me feel so.

 

But there's a particular singer whose songs are magic and they're sad also: Sandra. She had a lot of #1 hits, here's one of them (Maria Magdalena) :(

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JngdfOY82I

 

Strange... but true, I feel exactly the same. I'm 5 years younger than you but I was interested in music at a very early age. My mother told me I was singing the English lyrics from popsongs at 6 years of age. I remember taping the most popular songs from the charts on the radio each saturday...boy this brings back some great memories. I'm really glad I grew up in the 80's...the bad haircuts, the ridiculous outfits and the somewhat underrated popmusic made sense in a weird, trippy kind of way.

 

Sandra had indeed a few hits back then...and boy did she look great! Every schoolboy's fantasy she was...Maria Magdalena is indeed a great track!

In the heat of the night is another one:

 

 

another fav Pet Shop Boys: It's a sin...give's me the chills every time

 

 

These songs are like a timemachine for me...precious!

 

BTW now I'm listening to some of Stevie Nicks 80's works...you should check her out too! :)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQcrf_iaRrE

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the bad haircuts, the ridiculous outfits and the somewhat underrated popmusic made sense in a weird, trippy kind of way.

Yeah, but you know, all that together was something so good. There was this romantic thing in the air, even in dance music of the 80s, that

was so nice, everything was a little bit slower and we had more time to see life gently, walking along with it.

 

In 2007 I was invited to DJ at a halloween party and I divided my set in two parts: from 22 to midnight I played psychedelic, and then till 2 pm

I played 80s dance music. Man, people came crying to thank me for the good memories, and to my surprise a lot of 20-somethings came

asking me the specific title of this or that song (Baltimora's Tarzan Boy and Company B's Fascinated was even asked an encore).

And Steve Nicks "Stand Back" was one of the tracks

I played. Love her.

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Just cant believe how strong is this :unsure:

 

...and one of the greatest series about World War 2! :)

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Yeah, but you know, all that together was something so good. There was this romantic thing in the air, even in dance music of the 80s, that

was so nice, everything was a little bit slower and we had more time to see life gently, walking along with it.

You hit the nail right on top...you're making me cry here...

In the 90's the music became much more serious and the genres more and more far between. While the 80's it was more about originality, doing your own thing. Not that I dislike music from the 90's, just an observation( and probably some nostalgia for my childhood :))

Life was much slower paced, there was still a lot of space & time to wonder. When you had no girlfriend you just went up to a girl and asked her or borrowed one from your friend :lol: . No cellphones!!! Programs & games for your PC needed to be uploaded with little cassettes :lol:

It's great to reminisce( and a little sad too ;))

 

Baltimora's Tarzan Boy and Company B's Fascinated was even asked an encore

Wow Tarzan Boy...haven't heard that one in along time... who has tracknames like that nowadays :lol: Sooo 80's B)

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...and one of the greatest series about World War 2! :)

 

You are totally right!

My favorite series/movies about WW2, also now The Pacific is great too, but Band of Brothers are much better :)

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Without a doubt: Nick Drake...

 

 

Nick Drake - Things Behind the Sun

 

If you don't know him; definitly worth hearing.. :)

 

What would a sad day be without Nick Drake?

 

River Man:

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ive always thought some irish traditional songs are extremely moving, particularly with a female vocalist. my favorite is triona ni domhniall of the bothy band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Qc4Cg5glY

 

The Bothy Band: Out of the Wind and Into the Sun -- The Streets of Derry

the youtube footage of city traffic might detract from the emotional impact, but thats the only vid i could find

 

i also think this song is very melancholy, despite being towards the cheesy "new-age" end of the irish music spectrum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1YxHZPcMaQ

 

VA: Michael Collins OST -- Sinead O'Connor: She Moved Through the Fair

 

Theres a psy remix of this one out there that i heard years ago. ive been trying to get an artist/track title ever since so if anyone knows, let me know!

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Without a doubt: Nick Drake...

 

If you don't know him; definitly worth hearing.. :)

 

Indeed. Things Behind the Sun and River Man are such great, sad songs.

 

Some random ones (maybe not sad to you):

 

http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBf_MHsdExQ

 

http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4T1MQGTV9U

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Madredeus:

 

As ilhas dos acores

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rzoGIuwgHk&feature=related

 

O pastor

 

 

O pomar das laranjeiras

 

 

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Gurrumul, another one worth checkin' out:

 

Gurrumul history

 

 

Bapa

 

 

Wiyathul

 

 

:( :(

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Gurrumul, another one worth checkin' out:

 

Gurrumul history

 

 

Bapa

 

 

Wiyathul

 

 

:( :(

 

Indeed! Gurrumul's album is very good. I also like the song Djärimirri. :)

 

At the Drive-In also made some nice sad music. (The band of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala before The Mars Volta was formed) Transatlantic Foe, Napoleon Solo, 198d, Ebroglio, ...

 

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Another one I like to share is Robbie Robertson & the Red Road Ensemble. Robbie Robertson, original guitar player of The Band, descended from the native Indians and made this record with Indian artists to reveal ancient (war)stories, rituals,.... The music is very hypnotic, soothing, sad & hopeful, a travel trough the lost culture of North-american Indian tribes.

A whole continent has been wiped out by the white man some 400 years ago and the native indians are still living in reservations to this day...

"...We care for the land and the land cares for us...That's the way it has always been" chief Crazy Horse said to the general in charge when they were surrounded by the army( extract from the track It's a good day to die!)

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymvn1iYMuLQ&feature=related

 

 

 

The best way to listen to it is buying the album offcourse but these clips will get you on the way :)

 

BTW the videos accompanying the music is very worthwile viewing (forget MTV and 3D...just enjoy)

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