May 7, 2007May 7, 2007 by Edward Champion How to Spend a Few Hours Feeling Exquisitely Depressed Music 6 Comments The 25 Most Exquisitely Sad Songs in the Whole World (with streaming audio). The list even includes Neil Diamond’s “Shilo.” Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tumblr Reddit
Interesting list (I agree wholeheartedly with their choices of “Brick” and “Hallelujah”) but my vote would go to Robert Cray’s “I’ve Slipped Her Mind.”
I’m not sure if Shilo is any more sad than, say, America. Though I was heartened as a child when I found that not only was it acceptable to have an imaginary friends, but that the Jewish King of Rock had one, too.
A list of sad songs without Hank Williams is not a list!
Nothing by Elliott Smith?
OR NICK DRAKE?!
Elliott Smith deserves a place on that list. He stabbed himself in the heart, for pete’s sake!