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



From Lucinda William's "Sweet Old World" CD, the song "Sweet Old World" and also from that DC, "Pineola."

I really liked the covers that Emmy Lou did of "Sweet Old World," and also her cover of Steve Earle's "Goodbye." 

From back in my days of high school angst, Nazareth's version of "Love Hurts."  (Although I don't think it would have an effect on me any longer.)

"The Ghost Of Phil Sinclair" by Chip Taylor still evokes an emotional response (of sorts) from me.