A year or so ago, some friends and I did the 30 Day Song Challenge on Facebook, and every day for 30 days we had to post a song that described some situation or answered some question.
Day 22 asked us to post a song that we listen to when we’re sad, and I posted Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence.” One of my friends asked why I would listen to a sad song when I’m sad, as opposed to a happy song which could, feasibly, put me in a better mood.
The only answer I could come up with was:
“I don’t know. Probably the same reason I listen to happy songs when I’m happy.”
I don’t know why I listen to sad songs when I’m sad. I didn’t (and still don’t) think it was that odd.
Maybe it’s that misery loves company. Maybe it’s that sometimes we just have to wallow it out before we can start getting better.
Whatever the reason, in the spirit of 15 Songs For Hope, Motivation, and Good Moods, I thought I’d post 15 songs to listen to when you’re sad, too.