What songs do you listen to when you're down/ sad/ depressed/ whatever

in AppleOutsider edited January 2014
Just curious...

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  • Reply 1 of 31
    Since I'm usually ever only sad over or because of a woman, I go straight to practically anything by The Counting Crows. Beth Orton does a lot for me when I'm sad, or Thelonious Monk, but only his solo stuff from Columbia. If all else fails, I grab a Taj Mahal CD. Great blues musician with songs to put a smile on your face, or at least give you a little hope in life
  • Reply 2 of 31
    splinemodelsplinemodel Posts: 7,311member
    I don't really get sad about anything, but sometimes I get a bit depressed. In that case I usually listen to some Dream Theater. It's not as high energy as other music I listen to.
  • Reply 3 of 31
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    Sunny Day Real Estate's album: How It Feels To Be Something On
  • Reply 4 of 31
    pushermanpusherman Posts: 410member
    my favorite of all is nick drake's "pink moon" album. from start to finish, in order. it almost always has the effect of taking my mind off of ... whatever, and helping me get my perspective back.

    If not the whole album, at least the first and last songs, "Pink Moon" and "From the Morning."

    not because it's necessarily sad or anything, but because it's so calmly delivered and melodic, it's sort of medidtative to me.

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  • Reply 5 of 31
    You may want to try some Nick Cave also. Murder Ballads was a good record, might be too much though
  • Reply 6 of 31
    snofsnof Posts: 98member
    Well I haven't felt really depressed in a while, but when I do feel sad or depressed I usually put on one of the following:

    Godspeed You Black Emperor

    A Silver Mt. Zion

    Black Heart Procession

    Bob Dylan

  • Reply 7 of 31
    trumptmantrumptman Posts: 16,464member
    Amy Grant - Behind the Lines, easily one of the most well crafted, well written albums to which I have ever listened. This one is also very meloncholy.

  • Reply 8 of 31
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Chris Isaak
  • Reply 9 of 31
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    Radiohead always cheers me up. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

    No, in all seriousness, I listen to Sneaker Pimps - Becoming X. Kinda chilling CD.

    J :cool:
  • Reply 10 of 31
    thuh freakthuh freak Posts: 2,664member
    when i'm down (which seems to happen far too often), i pop into iTunes, and put the genre on Blues. I got about 60 or so songs, by various artists. When I'm real down I tend to go toward God's From the Cradle album. A bunch of those songs just hit the spot.

    Sometimes I'll go to melancholy songs like nirvana's something in the way, or goodbye cruel world off the wall by floyd. that floyd 1 is just sweet in its simplicity. I also like to hit other slow songs (any one that happens to pop into my brain while i'm down). Examples: nobody home by floyd, good times bad times by the rolling stones, bring it on home by willie dixon or sung by led zeppelin.

    i try not to stay on the slow, sad stuff for too long tho.
  • Reply 11 of 31
    jrcjrc Posts: 817member
    Inspirational, religious, gospel songs are pretty much tailor made for sad/depressed/whatever.

    I generally don't listen to music, though, for any mood.

    Also, patriotic songs and such usually ring with enthusiasm.

    Sesame street is for those that can't stomach religion/God and Country.

    Bear in the big blue house can help, too.
  • Reply 12 of 31
    stroszekstroszek Posts: 801member
    Mazzy Star's "Among My Swan" It's kind of a depressing, melancholy sort of thing. Am I wierd in that when I am depressed, I listen to music that makes me even more depressed?
  • Reply 13 of 31
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    First of All, If you are dying, you need to listen to RadioHead because when I listen to that music and I am the least bit depressed, I want to die...BUT:

    Everything I Do (I do it for you)\t6:33\tBryan Adams\t\tSlow Jam\t

    All for One, All for Love\t4:45\tBryan Adams, Sting\tThree Musketteers\tSlow Jam\t

    Livin' On A Prayer\t4:09\tBon Jovi\tSlippery When Wet\tRock\t

    Wanted Dead or Alive\t5:08\tBon Jovi\tSlippery When Wet\tRock\t

    Raining In Baltimore\t4:41\tCounting Crows\tAugust and Everything After\tSlow Rock\t

    Baker Street (Remix)\t6:29\tGerry Rafferty\tRight Down The Line (Remasters) The Best Of Gerry Rafferty\tEasy Listening\t

    Objects In The Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are\t10:15\tMeat Loaf\tBat Out Of Hell 2: Back Into Hell\tRock & Roll\t

    I Want to Go Home / Stars, Stars, Stars (reprise) / Finale\t3:47\tOriginal Broadway Cast\tBig - The Musical\tSoundtrack\t

    I Wanna Be A Producer\t6:47\tOriginal Broadway Cast\tThe Producers\tSoundtrack\t

    Springtime for Hitler\t8:24\tOriginal Broadway Cast\tThe Producers\tSoundtrack\t

    Phish _ Farmhouse\t4:02\tPhish\tFarmhouse\tSlow Rock\t

    Caroline No (Stereo Mix)\t2:51\tThe Beach Boys\tPet Sounds\tRock\t

    Brooks Was Here\t5:05\tThomas Newman\tShawshank Redemption\tSoundtrack\t

    these were all copied from iTunes
  • Reply 14 of 31
    jeffyboyjeffyboy Posts: 1,055member
    REM "Automatic For The People" is quietly uplifting.

    "All That You Can't Leave Behind," U2 helps, too.

    Early Beatles stuff, I'd say pre-Help or so is some of the most purely joyful music I know.

    Nirvana if I want to just wallow in it.


    Edit-Paul's Beatles stuff, anyway, even the early Lennon dominated tunes have an undertone of sadness.

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  • Reply 15 of 31
    rick1138rick1138 Posts: 938member
    The Carpenters

    The Partridge Family

    These are from the Partridge family:

    In the eyes of the world

    I'm a loser just wasting my time,

    I can't make a dime

    In the eyes of the world,

    Being born was my first big mistake,

    I can't get a break

    We grew up together with ferris wheels and sunshine laughter

    a rainbow love that lasted after the rain

    Now we're separated and I've become a lonely runner

    and when I rest, I hurt and I wonder if I'll ever see you again


    Echo Valley 2-6809

    I used to call that number all the time

    But the last time that I called you

    we hung up cryin'

    Echo Valley 2-6809

    I can see it clearly in my mind

    But I'm scared to call 'cause it's been such a long, long time

    Never been much for writin', 'cause what do you say to a dream that's dyin'

    a fragile lifeline that's untyin', oh no - oh, no

    I can't face the sunrise - lightin' up a road to nowhere

    where you are - I have to go there - are you waitin' - I've got to know

    Echo Valley 2-6809

    I gotta call that number one more time

    'Cause I've just got to know if you're still mine

    Spoken: "Hello, operator? Get me Echo Valley 2-6809"

    Operator: "You have reached a disconnected number"

    And from the Carpenters:


    There was a man

    A lonely man

    Who lost his love

    Through his indifference

    A heart that cared

    That went unshared

    Until it died

    Within his silence

    And solitare's the only game in town

    And every road that takes him

    Takes him down

    And by himself it's easy to pretend

    He'll never love again

    And keeping to himself he plays the game

    Without her love

    It always ends the same

    While life goes on around him everywhere

    He's playing solitaire

    A little hope

    Goes up in smoke

    Just how it goes

    Goes without saying

    There was a man

    A lonely man

    Who would command

    The hand he's playing

    And solitare's the only game in town

    And every road that takes him

    Takes him down

    And by himself it's easy to pretend

    He'll never love again

    And keeping to himself he plays the game

    Without her love

    It always ends the same

    While life goes on around him everywhere

    He's playing solitaire

    And solitare's the only game in town

    And every road that takes him

    Takes him down

    While life goes on around him everywhere

    He's playing solitaire
  • Reply 16 of 31
    falkolfalkol Posts: 59member
    Paradise Lost: One Second
  • Reply 17 of 31
    spicolispicoli Posts: 49member
    When i get down and want to wallow i listen to Joy Divison. Usally any of there albums will work. Isolation is one of my favorite tracks.

    When i want something uplifting i listen to some Public Enemy , Del the phunkee homosapien and De La Soul. And of course PRINCE PAUL anything of his is always excellent and well done. The most underrated producer in all of Hip-Hop.
  • Reply 18 of 31
    artman @_@artman @_@ Posts: 2,546member
    Chris Isaak? He gets me depressed. Try Robert Gordon...

    Well, for starts... <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

  • Reply 19 of 31
    But I feel good - groove armada
  • Reply 20 of 31
    Originally Posted by TigerWoods99 View Post

    Just curious...

    [ 06-29-2002: Message edited by: TigerWoods99 ]</p>

    Sons when I am sad is The rat pack.Brings back great memories to me.
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