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?