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By July 17, 2018Music

The classic songs of despair, depression, loss and occasionally hope should come with a warning label: “CAUTION: Repeat listening may cause melancholy.” Although, these classics could make for a great pity party mixtape.

  • “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel
  • “Why” by Annie Lennox (above photo)
  • “Most of the Time” by Bob Dylan (“I don’t even notice / She’s gone / Most of the time”)
  • “Shed Your Love” by Helio Sequence
  • “Reason to Believe” by Tim Hardin (or the cover by Rod Stewart)
  • “Pale Blue Eyes” by Lou Reed
  • “Comin’ Back to Me” by Jefferson Airplane
  • “About Today” by The National (“Tonight ? You just close your eyes / And I just watch you / Slip away”)
  • “Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel (or the cover by Disturbed!)
  • “Comeback Story” by Kings of Leon — (“I walk a mile in your shoes / And now I’m a mile away / And I’ve got your shoes”)
  • “Pass in Time” by Beth Orton
  • “Hymn to Her by The Pretenders
  • “Land of the Living” by Matthew Perryman Jones
  • “Come Pick Me Up” by Ryan Adams
  • “As Tears Go By” by The Rolling Stones


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