Wednesday, April 29, 2009

10 x 10

Top 5 saddest songs I own (in no particular order):

Johnny Cash - Hurt

The cover that could make a Terminator cry.

easyworld - Tonight

Plaintive and heartbreakingly hopeful at the same time.

Dresden Dolls - Sing

Always chokes me up. I don't know why.

Blood Red Shoes - Say Something, Say Anything

A song about losing someone, and wishing you'd done more.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps (acoustic)

You'll struggle to find a simpler, more heartbreaking lyric than "wait, they don't love you like I love you". Although I'm sure someone will try, purely to contradict me.

And, to even it out, the top 5 happiest songs I own.

Feeder - Just A Day

Pretty much impossible to listen to and not want to jump around.

Manic Street Preachers - Faster

Well, it's happy if you don't listen too closely to the lyrics.

Johnny Foreigner - Salt, Pepper and Spinderella

Johnny Foreigner- Salt, peppa and spinderella from Best Before Records on Vimeo.

Starts off slow, but a great feeling of release when it kicks in.

Travis - Turn

Not what you'd expect from a happy song list. But this was always played, without fail, before every Gillingham home game in the season 1999-2000, which was also the last year the Gills went up. It brings back great memories of sitting in the sun on the shiny new Rainham End, watching the Gills charge forth decimating teams.

Los Campesinos - Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks

The sort of song that should be played over the end credits of a John Hughes movie, where everybody's happy, and having a party.