Anti-Top Songs

Everyone’s been making lists it seems on their favorite bands and songs lately.  I would suspect that many of the songs chosen are happy songs and remind one of the better times in life.  I contributed my top albums recently and even added some favorite tunes too.

I am curious though…  What songs made you sad?  That is a question I don’t think I would ponder much considering I prefer happiness.

Well a friend of mine had asked for some sorrowful reminding tunes for a college project and I happily (sadly?) obliged.  It took me a few days to think back to the bad times.  It was not easy but I came up with a few.  This is not a top 10 or top anything.  It is just a list.

Here are some sad songs that I chose.  Some of them I listened to alone as a teen when I just felt I could not figure out life.  Others have meaning behind them and can bring a tear to my eye depending on the day I am having.  One is even so happy it makes me sad…

The Verve – “Bittersweet Symphony”

NIN – “That’s What I Get”

Johnny Cash covering NIN’s “Hurt”

Tricky – “Makes Me Wanna Die”

Jeff Buckley – “Hallelujah”

Joey Ramone singing “What A Wonderful World”

Beck – “Lost Cause”

Ben Folds Five – “Brick”

Not to put a damper on your weekend, but what are some of the saddest songs you have ever heard?

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