Sir Elton John said it best (er, or at all): Sad songs say so much.
I got a real kick out of last week’s “Lady Songs” so I decided to start another theme week. But instead of pining / humorous / pitiful songs featuring a lady’s name in the title, I figured I’d take a walk down Depressing Lane and (starting tomorrow!) come up with some of the best, saddest, songs that I know.
It might sound like a pretty morose theme for an entire week, but let me explain: just because a song is sad doesn’t mean it’s bad. It doesn’t even have to be about a sad topic; sometimes the melody or the key or the what-have-you just implies a sort of musical melancholy that hits me in just the right spot. Sometimes you just need to hear a sad song to cheer you up. Twisted? Maybe.
So what songs get you each time?