My Top Ten Sad Songs

I’m going to do something a little different in this post.

Lately, I’ve found myself listening to a lot of sad songs that reach into my chest and pull at my heart strings. (Where does that expression come from, I wonder? I’m not an expert on anatomy, but do hearts have anything that vaguely resembles string?)

Now, I haven’t been sad or depressed lately. I think just listening to heart wrenching songs can be addictive and when I listen to one, sometimes it reminds me of another song that makes me feel the same way, something like this:

This recent sojourn into the miserable but cathartic world of sad songs has inspired me to make a list of my ultimate ‘feel-bad’ songs. I chose to choose ten songs, because… I don’t know. Top Ten sounds good? Ten sad songs are all that I can handle listening to before I start hysterically sobbing?
I’m not certain.

Without further ado, I give you:

My Top Ten Sad Songs

1. Hallelujah performed by Jeff Buckley (written by Leonard Cohen)
2. Dark Was the Night by Blind Willie Johnson
3. I Miss You by Stevie Nicks
4. Electro-Shock Blues by Eels
5. Hymne à l’amour by Edith Piaf
6. Hurt performed by Johnny Cash (written by Trent Reznor)
7. Bell, Book and a Candle by Eddie Reader
8. M.A.P.S by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
9. Fall to Pieces by Patsy Cline
10. Into Dust by Mazzy Star

So, if you ever find yourself in that mood- the one in which you absolutely have to listen to a bunch of sad songs- I recommend each and every one of these songs. Guaranteed to bum you out!
You’re welcome 🙂

So, I was thinking of making this ‘Top Ten’ list a regular occurrence. Despite the sombre mood that resulted from compiling this list- I rather enjoyed making it. These lists won’t only include songs, they could include absolutely anything. Whatever I feel like ranking that week.
However, I would like to stress that these lists are (and will be) purely based on my opinion- absolutely no expertise will go into the making of them.

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