Sad Songs

Day 59: “What song really makes you sad whenever you listen to it?”

The list of sad songs is endless. I can listen to “happy’ songs and become melancholy.

I have mentioned that George Michael’s music makes me the saddest, especially his remake of “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and his transition song to solo artist “A Different Corner” just to name a couple. He has many other sad songs that cut like a knife. He is one of my favourite male artist. His vocals hurt the heart.

Some songs reminds me of my best friend so naturally I get really sad. John Mayer – “Split Screen Sadness“, Broken Social Scene’s “Sweetest Kill“,  “Lover’s Spit“, Anthems For A Seventeen-Year Old Girl, and “I Slept with Bonhomme at the CBC“, Beck’s Sea Change album, The Civil Wars – “Poison & Wine“, Iron and Wine – “The Trapeze Swinger” and “He Lays in the Reins” with Calexico, Coldplay – “Fix You“, Snow Patrol – “You Could Be Happy“, “Run“, “Chocolate“, Travis – “Sing” and “Side“, Stereophonics – “Maybe Tomorrow“, and many other songs.

Other songs in no particular order: Annie Lennox – “No More “I Love You’s“, U2 – “With Or Without You” and some many other songs, The Cure – “To Wish Impossible Things” and almost all of their songs, Sixpence None The Richer – “Don’t Dream It’s Over“, Dido – “White Flag” and “Here With Me“, Simply Red – “If You Don’t Know Me By Now“, Meat Loaf – “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad“, Phil Collins – “Do You Remember?” and “I Wish It Would Rain Down“, Harry Nilsson or Mariah Carey – “Without You“, Elton John – “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word“, “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time)“, “Your Song“, and “Daniel” (I didn’t realise how much I like Elton John’s music), The Cars – “Drive“, Chicago – “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” and Hard Habit To Break”, Toto – “I Won’t Hold You Back”, Rod Stewart – “The First Cut Is The Deepest“, “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right“, The Killing Of Georgie (Part I & II), “I Don’t Want To Talk About It“, and some other songs from him. He was my favourite childhood male singer.

One of the more recent songs that makes me sad is The 1975’s “Somebody Else”. They have a few sad songs.

Excerpt From: Scott Green. “397 Journal Writing Prompts & Ideas.” Apple Books.

2 thoughts on “Sad Songs

  1. Coldplay taps into my childhood heartbreak and always gets me going. Anything nostalgic to that era, and I’ll get sad. Thankfully I’m not in that era at the moment, but ya never know – could change! 🤣

    1. I was going to put Coldplay as my main song, but they had to be under another category of my life and it would have been too many songs. Thank you for commenting. I appreciate it.

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