I’ve been drawn to sad songs my whole life, there’s a vulnerability and a tenderness in them that I’m completely magnetized by.” – Emma Swift
by Walter Price
Today, for the first time in my life I woke up on my birthday feeling miserable. Like an isolated island if you will and it immediately struck me that I needed some perfectly dreary sad songs to pick me up. Not irony but a long treasured companion for those moments of gloomy realizations.
I assembled a long playlist of historic and newer classics of melancholy but here we’ll look at just 10 must hear songs that will tingle and perpetuate your heartbreak…pour a whiskey..
The Smiths . Heaven Know I’m Miserable Now
Emma Swift . Woodland Street
Hank Williams (and Pleasant Valley Boys) . I’m so Lomesome I could Cry
Etta James – All I Could Do Is Cry
Vic Chestnut . Flirted With You All My Life
Eagles – Desperado
Ben Folds . Brick
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
George Jones – he stopped Loving Her Today
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart