You make a new friend. Make them a mix tape (or playlist, for the younger folks) that tells them who you are through song
One of my friends once told me that I have the weirdest taste in music ever, another described it as music to slit your wrists to….I guess that puts me squarely into the melancholy category. It is what it is and I likes what I like, I make no apologies for it. I love dance and pop as much as the next person, but my heart lies in the realm of songs that can make me cry. I’ve been listening to some of these anyways as I have been drowning in mehness this week. so figured I might as well share them.
Picture the scene, a one hour train journey after a long day at work, there are four more days till the weekend, it’s dark outside and the rain streaks down the windows, now if that doesn’t want to make you gurn your lamps out then my top ten melancholy melodies will:
Any Other Name – Thomas Newman
I think I originally heard this on a chill out CD, but I thought it was one of the most beautiful pieces of music I had ever heard. It never fails to make me cry if I am glum!
The Eels – It’s a Motherf*cker
This song contains bad language so if you are going to be offended don’t even watch. It’s a great song though if you are missing someone and you need to let them know.
Annie Lennox – Into the West
I know this is really morose, but I want this song played at my funeral when that time comes. If you listen to the lyrics you will understand why.
Alex Cornish – Brothers In Arms
I love the Dire Straits version as well, but this one just struck a chord with me and became my favourite.
Massive Attack – Teardrop
This song has always been a constant for me. It’s never not been an any kind of audio player I own.
Elbow – Lippy Kids
I have my sister to thank for introducing me to Elbow. I had never heard much of their stuff before until one night she played the album ‘Build a rocket boys’ and I heard this song. From that moment on I was in love.
Fyfe Dangerfield – She’s always a woman
I loved the band the ‘Guillemots’ whose lead singer is Fyfe Dangerfield, but when I heard him sing this, I loved it so much more than the Billy Joel version.
Damien Rice – 9 Crimes
That’s the first time I have seen this video and it’s err different, but I still love the song!
Lana Del Ray – Video Games
Not sure what it is about this song, but it just gets to me.
Passenger – The One You Love
I just love this guys voice and his album ‘Flight of the Crow’ is well worth a listen!
So there you have it, the 10 tracks from my forthcoming compilation album ‘Music for the Mehness’.