Just Cry, Sad Songs and joy of being blue

Just Cry, Sad Songs and joy of being blue
31st August 2015 Dam

Everyone of us feels blue now and then, and we live in the culture of evading the hard feelings and always try to be a happy human being. The thing is, sometimes it’s wrong to escape from the things that let us down, instead we have to cry to understand them and give a good fight back to whatever is messing with our lives. Taking that as the headline, Carlos’ playlist was made and curated with care to press that little buttons you need in that sad feeling sphere. We’re not the ones to judge this, we talk through this great amount of subscribers to Just Cry, Sad Songs.

Here you have some of the songs that build the very core of it. By words of the author, this bunch define the colour and the feeling the whole playlist wants you to make you deal with. Take your time to enjoy this one and don’t hesitate to Just Cry if you need so. And don’t forget to give us the story of your personal link with ‘Just Cry, Sad Songs’ if you’re related to it.


1. Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism

Transatlanticism (2003)

‘Transatlanticism features a theme set around long-distance love’

The first song added to ‘Just Cry, Sad Songs’, the first stone, the perfect begging. During more than 2 years the photo album, you can see on the video bellow, was the cover-art for the playlist, a lucky crow gathering hundred followers daily.

2. SIA – Breathe Me 

Colour The Small One (2004)

‘The single has sold over 1.2 million copies in the United States’

This one is the reason why ‘Just Cry, Sad Songs’ was created at the end of September 2012. ‘Breathe Me’ was the immaculate soundtrack for the acclaimed ‘Six Feet Under’ final season. On August 2015 was the tenth anniversary of this last chapter that still impresses all the fans whenever played again. Something unique, special and unrepeatable. Click the video below to remember for the umpteenth time (Spoiler Alert, in case you haven’t seen this marvelous TV show).

3. Ed Sheeran – The A Team

+ (2011)

‘Speak of a prostitute addicted to crack cocaine’

‘The A Team’, the eternal song on the top of the playlist. More than sadness for love, it experiments with deeper, darker stuff.

4. Radiohead – Creep

Pablo Honey (1993)

Albert Hammond (The Strokes‘ rhythm) and Mike Hazlewood are the co-writers of “Creep”

A classic for sad songs lovers. Tears guaranteed.

5. Bat For Lashes – Laura

The Haunted Man (2012)

 ‘Natasha Khan attended the 2013 Brit Awards having been nominated in the Best British Female category’

‘You’re more than a superstar’ : Dramatic consolation gaps

6. The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build A Home

Ma Fleur (2007).

At this album the band features with Patrick Watson, Fontella Bass, or Lou Rhodes on vocals

Delicate tune with an infinite emotional depth kidnapping your soul. Perfect for lonely nights (masochistic certificate)

7. Tom Odell – Another Love

Long Way Down (2013)

‘It became Odell’s first top 10 hit in the UK’

As a bottle of wine, Tom Odell’s song is the cruel perfect ally for heart-breakers and amorous disputes. Anyway, is better crying your love disagreements with music rather than drown them into alcohol, a bit more healthy…

So, ‘Just Cry, Sad Songs’ is doing great here!

8. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here (1975)

‘On June 14th, 2013, the song was released on Spotify and when fans streamed it one million times, which happened after only four days, the rest of the band’s catalogue was released’

Forty years later ‘Wish You Were Here’ conserves the same power or even more. One of the greatest saddest songs by one of the best bands ever. ‘Just Cry, Sad Songs’ has no sense without big classics like this-

9. Massive Attack – Teardrop

Mezzanine (1998)

‘Featured in the opening theme of the U.S. medical television series House’.

‘Trip-Hop’ has a great representation with this fantastic song by Massive Attack. The atmosphere of pure emptiness and the quiet velvet voice makes you dive into a dark deep pond of pure black feelings and the silent echo of light ahead the path. It’s a weird song, deep personal favourite of lots of people.

10. Florence + The Machine – Long & Lost

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015)

‘New album about trying to learn how to live, and how to love in the world rather than trying to escape from it’

Last but not least, the saddest song of the last Florence’s album released on 2015. The talented london vocalist (and a personal favourite of the playlister) finally was added to the playlist with this epic melancholy story, explained by the band through a nearly 10 minutes double video-clip with ‘Queen of Peace’ and ‘Long & Lost’. How big, How Blue, How Beautiful Florence.


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