Janice Ian’s “At Seventeen” is a song for those who suffered through teenage Fridays on their lonesome. So to you, fellow losers of the genetic lottery, saddle up for our next overshare of 200 Sad Songs.
In today’s 200 Sad Songs, “Head Over Feet” is an earnestly hopeful number – and a departure for Alanis Morissette. It’s still about loss, though.
In 200 Sad Songs this week: Change Your Mind, an anti-love ode that focuses on the moments we reach out to that person we shouldn’t. The lesson here is, don’t.
In 200 Sad Songs this week, “Poison Oak” tells of a friendship separated by death, which continues in the memory of the living. Mexico, heroin, warts and all.
“Childhood” shows an adult realising he was robbed of his naive years, and knowing, despite his best efforts, those years are gone forever. The great, and greatly tortured Michael Jackson is up next in the series of the 200 saddest songs.
Don’t let the abuse of English colour your impulse. “Tha Crossroads” is indeed a fitting entry into the Sad Songs series, and a wonderful tribute to the departed touching upon the one thing that truly awaits us all.
Teen life is tough, as Grease’s Rizzo (Stockard Channing) communicates perfectly in this week’s 200 Sad Songs entry. While life could be worse than it already is, we know it won’t last forever.
This week’s sad march through recording history diverts slightly, as Nirvana’s Serve The Servants bites the hand that feeds them. The dreaded industry.
Nightswimming represents the high water mark of R.E.M, with Michael Stipe leading their ode to inaccessible memories. Number #181 in our 200 Sad Songs.
An ode to unrequited love penned by an artist suffering from schizophrenia. Daniel Johnston’s romantic epic is hopeful without holding out hope. Grand work.
Welcome back to #200SadSongs. This week, Aussie rockers Jet take us away from romantic heartbreak and to family tragedy with “Timothy”, the haunting close to their debut album.
Welcome back to #200SadSongs where this week, the reliable melancholy is replaced with Bananarama’s hyper-coloured upbeat, but all-in-all heartbreaking banger, “I Want You Back”.
The greatest compliment one can pay is Frankie Cosmos’ Anxiety Attack is perhaps not music, but rather an experience of the song title.
The depths of personal trauma, hidden by a jaunty melody; Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Alone Again (Naturally)” is beautiful in it’s ugliness…and the perfect addition to the 200 Sad Songs series.
As 200 Sad Songs continues, we see the emo mob has been collectively consigned to the bin. But as the bleeding prose in “Hannah Hold On” teaches us, “emo” doesn’t have to be a dirty word.
200 Sad Songs gets into vague, but ever-relatable heartbreak this week, with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ now-classic top ten hit, Maps.
This week in #200 Sad Songs, Taylor Dayne teaches us that while the ’90s as an era were bloodied by towering love ballads, not every song was about stopping a large asteroid…
Whether waiting for love or revelling in lust, the steps you walk to bridge the two are often the most brutal.
Sparse yet vivid; tragic, albeit beautiful: Eels’ “It’s a Motherfucker” continues the 200 Sad Songs series, providing the come down to our Christmas festivities (soz).
A list of 200 Sad Songs is a list incomplete without the late, great, tortured and masterful Elliott Smith. Post-breakup hymn “I Better Be Quiet Now” is this week’s pick.
The face of loving someone who could never love you back is ugly, however in the hands of Frank Ocean, it can be beautiful. Welcome back to 200 Sad Songs.
This week’s entrant in the 200 Sad Songs series is Bonnie Raitt’s break-up/never there banger, the soundtrack to a thousand brews swilled in a thousand hopeless truckstops, I Can’t Make You Love Me.