This week’s playlist is certainly one of the hardest I’ve put together. I can’t count the number of times I broke down and cried while putting together the songs. With that said, I’m happy to do so. Not only was this a therapeutic exercise for me, but I’m also hoping others might find some comfort in the songs I’ve chosen. Grief and Death: A Playlist is about a myriad of feelings. Some of these feelings are dark, some of them are sad, some of them are conflicting. Regardless, those who’ve experienced grief can probably relate to having so many mixed emotions at once.
So, what songs do we feature this week? As I said, it’s diverse. There are spiritually-minded songs, such as Daddy Sang Bass by Johnny Cash and Walk On by U2. We have downright depressing songs, such as Pearl Jam’s cover of Last Kiss and Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O’Sullivan. Some songs that seem almost crass make an appearance. However, Another One Bites the Dust by Queen and People who Died by The Jim Carroll Band express things we don’t usually talk about with death. Other artists include David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Poison, Boyz II Men, Foo Fighters, and much, much more.
Grief and Death: A Playlist might be a little on the sad side, but I do hope you enjoy it regardless.
Next week’s playlist will be less depressing.
I’m not sure what I’m doing next week, but it will be happier. I swear. I do have a playlist that showcases songs about hair in the works. There’s also a playlist of songs that rely on organs. Again, I’m not sure what we’re doing next week. But it won’t be Greif and Death part two. I promise! Still, thanks for supporting me through this time of life. Through the loss of my mom, dad, grandma, two uncles, and an aunt – it’s been hard for certain.
Rock on and rocksteady everyone.