Friday, June 06, 2008

Nine Sad Songs For Loosing Your Job, Girlfriend, House, Or Internet Connection

Are you having trouble in the current economic crisis? Has your Internet download been capped by Time Warner? Is the subprime crisis threatening your housing situation? Did losing your house and the cap on your Internet cause your girlfriend to leave you?

Then head over to the your favorite download center (if you have the bandwidth left) and download these nine songs to drown your sorrows within. Why nine? Because Top Ten lists are the property of David Letterman's production company, World Wide Pants.

So my lists only go to nine...

1. Trent Reznor's (NIN) song "Hurt" is a depressing enough song, but when sung by the eternally black Johnny Cash it's not just sad and depressing, it's downright scary.

2. Sonic Youth's version of the Carpenters' "Superstar" brings out a profound desperation in the song that I never realized before.

3. "Everybody Hurts" by REM is one of my solid favorite depressing songs.

4. "Hold On" by Sarah McLachlan about a dying lover is another great one, like a prayer in song.

5. "Beauty Queen/Horses" by Tori Amos is also a sparse, sad song.

6. "Sometimes When We Touch" by Dan Hill is a classic sad song.

7. "The River" by Bruce Springsteen is a sad short story set to music about the frustration of blue-collar life in a rural town.

8. "Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star, a sad love song.

9. “Ol’ 55” by Tom Waits is just a great traveling song about moving on in life.

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