Last week we saw the first installation of the mood music series, Happiness. It was a love fest of feel-good songs guaranteed to make you smile. This week, however, I present to you the opposite emotion. With Mood Music: Sad Songs, I bring some of the most depressing songs you’ve ever heard. Side note, I don’t think I’ve done a generic “sad music” playlist. There was the 90s Depressing Mix, and there was, of course, a playlist of break-up songs, but never anything open to all sad songs. Nothing without a theme or a decade to follow.
So, what’s on this week’s playlist? Beck talks about a Lost Cause, Annie Lennox asks Why, and Queen asks Who Wants to Live Forever. From Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car to Alice In Chains’ Nutshell, to Ben Folds Five’s Brick. The Verve Pipe, Prince, R.E.M., Stephen Bishop, The Mountain Goats, Radiohead, Johnny Cash, Pearl Jam, Fleetwood Mac, and more! There’s even a song about a serial killer. Elton John and Bernie Taupin once told us sad songs say so much. I hope this playlist is the type of music they were talking about in that song.
Enjoy this week’s playlist. These songs are good for you!
More sad songs, happy songs, and in between songs!
Folks, time to shake off the blues because more music is coming your way. Ok, so I’m not actually going to tell you how to feel. If you want to or need to be sad, that’s your prerogative. But, regardless of your mood, I’ve got some fun stuff coming soon. Next week, I’ll be publishing a Cover vs Original featuring the song I Still Believe. From 1980s saxophone to theme songs for a CCM star’s bio, we’ll be looking at several different versions.
Until then, rock on and rocksteady.