Brace yourselves for some serious boo-hooing. What better way to celebrate the end of the week, right? Today is the Sad Songs Blogfest, hosted by Spunk on a Stick, so pop over to the link to see her song choices and the list of fellow boo-hooers!
(Sorry if it takes me a while to visit everyone on the list. I'll do my best!)
What the blogfest is about: list the songs that move your spirit, cut deep into your soul, and threaten to break your heart.
I love this theme! Some of the greatest songs in the world are sad songs. I sing to my baby (whether he likes it or not is another question, but that's neither here nor there), I yowl in the shower, I listen to the radio in the car, and, most importantly, I write with music. All of my books/stories/projects have a playlist (in fact, you can see THE LOST GIRL's playlist here.)
Which means picking just a few songs was almost impossible, but here we go. They're in no particular order.
What these songs are about doesn't really matter. The only thing they have in common is all of these have made me cry. Yes, I am a sap.
1. Someone Like You, Adele
Ah, Adele. I'm sure this song is supposed to be as hopeful as it is sad, but I bawl. Bawl like a baby.
2. White Blank Page, Mumford & Songs
If you haven't heard this one, go do it. It's amazing.
3. Now We Are Free, Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard
Okay, so I don't even know what Lisa's singing about, but if this song didn't make you weep copious tears at the end of Gladiator, you're not human. I'm just sayin'.
4. My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion
I know. Cheesiest choice ever, right? But I can't help it. There's that bit at the end, where everything crests, and I shed embarrassing tears every time. (Seriously cannot believe I'm admitting this...)
What are your favourite sad songs?