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I need some incredibly sad rock songs, no country and no emo crap, and for those wondering why I want sad songs, its because im just kinda in the mood for some today (Y)

Thanks Very Much In Advance (Y)

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Ummm... AFI. Most of the stuff from Sing the Sorrow (before you say anything, they are NOT emo...although there are similarities...).

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Bruce Dickinson - Tears of the Dragon.

Don't know whether it's meant to be sad or not - but it feels like it.

Guns N' Roses - Don't Cry (both versions)

KISS - Beth

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"Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails is the most depressing song I've ever heard. Ever.

Not heard the original, but Cash's cover was immense.

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Some songs I usually play when I'm sad or just had a shitty day, that I can remember anyways (scrolling down my WinAmp playlist):

Audioslave - Doesn't Remind Me.

Bad Religion - Boot Stamping On A Human Face.

Bad Religion - Sorrow.

Bad Religion - To Another Abyss.

Blur - Out Of Time.

Breaking Benjamin - Rain.

Chris Cornell - Black Hole Sun (it was an acoustic version he did by himself). The original version is just as sad.

CKY - Close Yet Far.

CKY - The Way You Lived.

Cold - Anatomy Of A Tidal Wave.

Cold - Cure My Tragedy (A Letter To God). Infact, almost any Cold song.

Craig's Brother - Lost At Sea.

Craig's Brother - Lullaby. Again, a lot of Craig's Brother's songs are pretty sad.

Disturbed - Numb.

Drowning Pool - Tear Away.

Flogging Molly - Another Bag Of Bricks.

Flogging Molly - Factory Girls.

Flogging Molly - The Worst Day Since Yesterday.

Flogging Molly - These Exiled Years.

Flogging Molly - Whistles The Wind.

Foo Fighters - Walking After You.

Gob - Fed Up.

Godsmack - Touché.

Gogol Bordello - God-like.

A lot of the new Green Day stuff. Are We The Waiting, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Give Me Novocaine, etc. So I'll do the older ones.

Green Day - J.A.R.

Green Day - Misery.

Green Day - Redundant.

Green Day - Rotting.

Green Day - Waiting.

Lots of Guns 'n' Roses. 14 Years, Ain't It Fun, Civil War, Don't Cry (both versions), Estranged, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, November Rain, Since I Don't Have You, You Ain't The First, You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory, probably more.

Hundred Reasons - Avalanche.

Interpol have tons of good sad songs. Can't be bothered listing.

In fact, if I keep going at this rate I'll be celebrating new year before I actually post. I'll stop here, but those are some very good 'sad' songs.

Many are not particularly sad songs themselves, but they tend to make me sadder. And Flogging Molly have tons of happy songs, so I couldn't just list them as a band to look into like Cold and Craig's Brother. Same can be said for GnR and Green Day and such. I should probably note Staind, since they're probably my favourite despression trip.

And yes, Johnny Cash's 'Hurt' wins. I love watching the new Nike adverts purely because that's the song for them.

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Insane Clown Posse - Crossing the Bridge(Yes, it's a full fledged rock song)

Green Day - Pulling Teeth

Green Day - No One Knows

Green Day - Christie Road

Green Day - I Was There

Green Day - 409 In Your Coffee Maker

David Bowie - Space Oddity

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge

Stone Temple Pilots - Pretty Penny

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Red Hot Chili Peppers - "My Friends"

Bob Dylan - "Forever Young" "Man of Constant Sorrow"

Pink Floyd - "Hey You"

Led Zeppelin - "Stairway To Heaven"

Metallica/Bob Seager - "Turn the Page"

Metallica - "Fade To Black" "Unforgiven pt. 1" "Nothing Else Matters"

Simon and Garfunkel - "Scarborough Fair" "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

Third Eye Blind - "Jumper" "God of Wine"

Anyone doing "House of the Rising Sun"...The Eagles and Bob Dylan did it the best IMO

Kiss - "Beth"

CCR - "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" "Who'll Stop the Rain"

Counting Crows - "Round Here"

Eric Clapton - "Layla" "My Fathers Eyes" "Blue Eyes Blue" "Tears in Heaven"

The Who - "Behind Blue Eyes"

Whiskey In the Jar by and Irishman

Eagles - "Hotel California"

Marlyin Manson - "Tourniquet" "Sweet Dreams" "Coma White" "Suicide Is Painless"

and the Eurythmics with "Sweet Dreams"

AC/DC - "Ride On"

Gerard Mcmann - "Cry Little Sister"

Allice Cooper - "Only Wemon Bleed"

Pearl jam - "Jermey"

The Doors - "Riders on the Storm"

Staind - "Epiphany" "Home" "Outside (Acoustic)"

Steve Vai - "For The Love Of God"

Berlin - "Take My Breath Away"

Joe Satriani - "The Top Gun Theme" "Always With Me, Always With You"

Nirvana - "Come as You Are"

System of a Down - "Question!" "Spiders"

The Beatles - "Eleanor Rigby"

John Lennon - "Imagine" Also A Perfict Circle

The Cure - "Painted On My Heart"

Third Strike - "My Letter"

Tom Petty - "Last Dance With Mary Jane" "Free Falling" "Dont Come Around Here No More"

Tool - "Eulogy" "46&2"

Waterproof Blonds - "Just Close Your Eyes"

Four Non Blonds - "Whats Goin On"

Marvin Gaye - "Whats Goin On" (Different Song)

Theres a few more, but thats all I could think of off the top of my head...

Forgot about Dickinson - "Arc of Space"

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"Your Worst Mistake" by Strung Out.

It's something pretty much anyone and everyone can relate to, being some girl or guys (:shifty:) 'mistake'. Plus it has a beautiful chorus (I'm a sucker for harmony). One of the slower SO songs, but doesn't lack drive. Shame it never actually made an album, it's such a kick arse song. Plus it's not handled in a shitty 'Lets cry about it in the corner' kind of way.

Oh and; "Lost motel" by Strung Out. (Again it sucks this never made a studio album, but then again the studio version I heard is poor...get the LIAD version)

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Ummm... AFI. Most of the stuff from Sing the Sorrow (before you say anything, they are NOT emo...although there are similarities...).

lol, k.

Was going to leave it, but yeah, AFI AREN'T emo. Thier earlier stuff is punk (....and pretty crap) and they've kinda just evolved into some kinda gothy rock band, though a lot of thier stuff still leans back on thier old punky sound at times.

A lot of bands who have followed AFI's path have gone a more emo route with it (MCR), but AFI themselves aren't.

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The thing is, none of there new stuff is really that emo, which is why I debate them being an emo band.

AFI only fall into being emo if you count "emotional lyrics" as a pre-requisite. Otherwise, songs like "Miss Murder", "The Leaving Song Part 2", "Silver And Cold", "Girls Gone Grey" et al aren't really that emo (just a list of thier newer singles from the past two albums, and compared to what most people consider emo nowadays), and the few times on thier new album when they breakdown into heavier stuff, I still think it veers more towards their old punk roots.

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