Published on October 6th, 2012 | by Daniel0
Several Music Artists Reveal the Songs that Make them Sad
NME has asked selected
artists about their favourite
sad songs and why.
NME wanted to find out what songs make musicians cry. The Website has asked several artists about those. It also asked why those musicians think that way. It is interesting to note what songs have been picked by the respondents. Readers may relate to them. Here is a brief rundown.
The Maccabees guitarist Felix White thinks ‘Hitting You’ by Loudon Wainwright is the saddest song recorded. The track is about a dad hitting his son and later on regretting the act. For White, the song is an ‘amazing piece’ as it paints a man as himself as a human. NME has asked several other musicians about their favourite tear jerker songs.
Martha Wainwright selected the song ‘Nobody’ by Nina Simone. According to her, the song simply is very sad. Martha is the daughter of Loudon Wainwright. Meanwhile, Irish DJ Annie Mac can relate to ‘To the End’ by Blur because it reminds her of her ‘teenage turmoil’ that makes her teary eyed these days.
Kate Nash picked ‘Stop! In the Name of Love’ by The Supremes. The English musician said the lyrics of the song makes her feel sad. She further explained that after listening to the words for the first time, she instantly related to what those meant. The lyrics of the song talks about a woman who asks her man to stop fooling around. It also asks him to return because the woman loves him.
NME not just asked selected artists about their favourite tear jerkers. Also found in the Website is a stream of a specially complied playlist of beautiful and touching sad songs. The tracks were chosen and compiled with the generous help of the site’s users.