Alan Jackson makes us cry even when he is making an attempt to be a pleasant man.
“I will be the S.O.B. / If that is what you want from me / So you do not have to like me anymore,” he sang in 2011, and good golly, that is heartbreaking.
“So You Do not Have to Love Me Anymore” is only one of 12 unhappy Alan Jackson songs that make this checklist of his all-time most heartbreaking. One way or the other this playlist of weepers feels proper throughout a tough 12 months — it is as if burying ourselves within the Nation Music Corridor of Famer’s sorrow permits us to see the silver lining on our personal darkish clouds.
Hits like “Drive (for Daddy Gene)” and “Bear in mind When” have bought loads of Kleenex. So too has “The place Have been You When the World Stopped Turning,” Jackson’s September 11 tribute. Dig a bit deeper to seek out devastating loss in “Blue Ridge Mountain Track,” a picker that appears to seek out its emotional depths throughout a heartbreaking third verse, solely to see Jackson come again another time to actually flip his blade.
“The Older I Get” and “Bluebird” are two extra lesser-known unhappy songs from Jackson’s catalog, whereas “Sissy’s Track” and “Monday Morning Church” are 21st century reminders of how he can drive a lyric house. “You left my coronary heart as empty as a Monday morning church,” Jackson sings throughout this tragic track from What I Do.
Watch the video to get pleasure from all 12 sad-as-puppies-crying songs from nation music’s King of Tears. Tell us your favorites, or any we missed within the feedback part.
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