My iPod Has Issues – Sad Songs Say Everything

10 Feb

A sadness has come over me. There are reasons for the melancholy that has settled in, but I will not go into them. When I get into a mood such as this, I need to hear sad songs. I suppose many people would listen to happy music in an attempt to pull themselves out. However, sad music helps me focus on what is going through my mind and alleviate some of the feelings that have developed.Pier

With that in mind, I think it is a good time to look into the iPod and play some songs that I consider sad. Of course, that definition is in the ear of the beholder. One person’s sad song could be someone else’s happy song. Nevertheless, here we go.

“Kentucky Rain” by Elvis Presley

“You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive” by Dave Alvin

“It Was A Very Good Year” by Frank Sinatra

“Love On The Rocks” by Neil Diamond

“The Pretender” by Jackson Browne

“Moment Of Surrender” by U2

“Pieces Of April” by Three Dog Night

“Just A Song Before I Go” by Crosby, Stills and Nash

“Scarborough Fair” by Simon and Garfunkel

“Girl From The North Country” by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash

“November Rain” by Guns ‘N Roses

“Shenandoah” by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

“For The Good Times” by Ray Price

“He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” by The Hollies

“Alone Again” by Dokken

“By The Time I Get To Phoenix” by Glen Campbell

“It Was Almost Like A Song” by Johnny Hartman

“Levon” by Elton John

“Everything Must Change” by Oleta Adams

“Badge” by Cream

Dang, I want to continue listening to sad songs. However, I will stop typing right here.

16 Responses to “My iPod Has Issues – Sad Songs Say Everything”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong February 10, 2015 at 22:23 #

    Good choices. Not all my favorites, but lots of goodies. I haven’t heard Scarborough Fair, or Very Good Year in a long time.

    • Rick February 10, 2015 at 23:47 #

      I’m a big fan of Frank’s Very Good Year. It’s one of his best.

      • Marilyn Armstrong February 11, 2015 at 02:19 #

        It was my first husband’s deep depression favorite. Probably I would like it better, otherwise.

  2. DyingNote February 11, 2015 at 03:49 #

    Hope your mood changes to happiness soon.

    Badge – haven’t heard that in a while. Is Elton John’s “Levon” about Levon Helm?

    • Rick February 11, 2015 at 15:40 #

      Thanks. I read somewhere that the title is a tribute to Levon Helm. I’m not sure about the entirety of the lyrics.

  3. jcalberta February 12, 2015 at 04:51 #

    Yesterday I was listening to Yesterday.

    • Rick February 12, 2015 at 05:07 #

      Then, yesterday was a great day.

  4. Andrew Petcher February 13, 2015 at 10:23 #

    When I am sad I play happy songs!

    • Rick February 14, 2015 at 04:18 #

      That’s the sensible thing to do. At times, I am not sensible.

  5. John S February 14, 2015 at 00:20 #

    Sad songs are great when you are sad, but also when you are happy. They might even be the best music. I wrote a blog on this a while back, too.

    • Rick February 14, 2015 at 04:19 #

      I’m sure a survey of my iPod would show that there are more sad songs than anything else.

      • John S February 14, 2015 at 10:22 #

        I’m sure I’m the same, especially on any playlist of favourites.

  6. sittingpugs February 15, 2015 at 02:53 #

    Sad songs are good for a sad day.

    Do you know Cousteau and “The Last Good Day of the Year”?

    • Rick February 16, 2015 at 00:03 #

      I don’t know that one

  7. Abhishek Supertramp February 26, 2015 at 19:47 #

    That`s a good list. Got to discover some new artists. “Girl From The North Country” is one of my favorites too.

    • Rick February 27, 2015 at 03:11 #

      It is a great song. I am always in search of new people to put on the list. Thanks for commenting.

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