I went through many years of ignoring those sad songs thinking they tended to lower mood and metabolism.
However, during the lockdown I decided to build a playlist to keep those recreational walks and runs from getting too routine.
Surprisingly enough, they didn’t lower my mood. Quite often they had the opposite effect.
Here’s that list.
Sad Song Lou Reed
Alone Again (naturally) Diana KrallSend in the Clowns Frank SinatraBen Marti WebbBetcha By Golly Wow The Stylistics
Love is Strange (dub) Buddy Holly
Little Girl The Incredible String BandSenor Bob DylanHoney Bobby Goldsboro On Days Like These Matt MonroYou Only Live Twice Nancy Sinatra
Once Upon a Time in America Ennio Morricone
If I want really dark, then there's nothing better than Joy Division.