6. January 2016 By Walter Price 0

Sad Songs Feel Good

sad songs

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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



Awesome…In Meloncholy