Miserable songs are, paradoxically, nice enjoyable to hearken to in lots of instances. Particularly when you’ve got had your coronary heart damaged and you’ll sit and wail alongside to ‘All By Myself’ by Celine Dion or ‘With out You’ by Nilsson. However these are simply your common typical heartbreak songs. The songs that I’ve chosen beneath transcend being ‘unhappy’ songs, they enterprise into ‘miserable the heck out of you’ territory. These songs are epic within the scale of their distress, one in every of them has been just about accused of inciting suicide. If you get to that stage with a track, you already know you’re onto a very good melancholy fest. Hopefully the listing beneath accommodates some sorrowful songs you already know and ‘love’. If you wish to contribute your personal miserable songs beneath, hopefully we will get an element two listing going with much more distress to wallow to.
10. Sylvia’s Mom – Dr Hook
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrMbPGmluEw “And the operator says 40 cents extra for the subsequent three minutes! Pleeeaase Mrs Avery I simply received to speak to her!” Dr Hook are extraordinarily in style in Eire, a nation inclined to nation music – particularly among the many older generations. I grew up listening to Dr Hook and Sylvia’s Mom reached quantity 2 within the British charts, quantity 5 within the Billboard high 100 and #1 within the Irish charts in 1972. The track offers with a younger man who’s pleading with Mrs Avery to let him communicate to her daughter Sylvia with whom he had been in a relationship with. The connection broke up and now he’s begging to talk to Sylvia who’s on the brink of depart city and go to Galveston, Texas the place she goes to marry one other man. He’s unsuccessful in his badgering of Mrs Avery, he can hear her speaking to Sylvia however he by no means will get to talk to Sylvia himself The track was written by Shel Silverstein and is predicated on autobiographical truth. Silverstein, who wrote nearly all of Dr Hook’s lyrics, had been in a relationship with a lady known as Sylvia Pandolfi, however they broke up, he tried to revive the connection however her mom Louisa instructed him the connection was over. Sylvia’s Mom is a basic nation ballad which might be the most effective songs ever to sing alongside to, particularly each time you will have had a tipple or ten. It’s nevertheless, a really miserable track which for those who hearken to the lyrics rigorously could have you crying in your pint nevertheless tacky you suppose Dr Hook are.