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.
Headlining this week’s instalment of 200 Sad Songs is Bob Dylan, longing for his missing bae. But underneath his casual bluster what is he really saying?
Week six, already? Songs of heartache just make time pass so quickly. Belinda Carlisle’s “Summer Rain” cops the #200 Sad Songs treatment in this week’s instalment.
Oh, that hopeless warmth of the sad song. In week five of a 200-part series, the odyssey to chart the bottom continues, with No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak”.
In week four of Nathan Jolly’s 200 Sad Songs countdown, the incomparable Tom Waits goes under the microscope of fractured, squandered love.
Sad songs say so much, but what are they really saying? Welcome to round three of 200 Sad Songs, where one brave soul attempts to define the rough jagged edges of scribed love.