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
- “Love Will Find You” by Findlay Brown (watch live on “Late Show With David Letterman”)
- “Land of the Living” by Matthew Perryman Jones
- “Come Pick Me Up” by Ryan Adams
- “As Tears Go By” by The Rolling Stones
“Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” written the day before Otis Redding died.
You’re killing me.