Sad songs- We love them- We need them

Hello everyone,

I was listening the other day to a sad song on my playlist and realized their ability to invoke a powerful emotional reaction. Usually about someone in your life. Your children, your special lady or man or maybe someone who is no longer living. I realized we need these songs to remind us life is short and to remember what is most important to us. I thought I would ask everyone to list a song or two that is special to them. It doesn’t necessarily need to be a sad song. I have children so I will start with a few songs that remind me to tell them I love them more often or give them an extra hug or two. 

Cats in the cradle- Harry Chapin

Jacobs Dream - Allison Krause 

Hell Is for Children- Pat Benetar



No Time To Cry, Iris DeMent, covered splendidly by Merle Haggard. I love both versions.



Wow, what a great question and as I ponder it thinking of all my wife and I have lost in the last 2 years the list of songs would be to many to list. In short, as much as I love Bob Dylan I just have to stay away from him for a while, as it seems he is talking directly to me. Enjoy the music

I personally love depressing music!  Is that an oxymoron?? Old Jackie Greene (before he got married and had a child), LLoyd Cole - a 'pleasant' mix of depressing and sarcastic!