Tuesday, May 9, 2006
LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) If you can count on one thing
in pop music, its that misery loves company and
sells records accordingly.
Sad Songs Say So Much In Depressing New Book
Thats the depressing and hilarious premise
of a new book called I Hate Myself And Want To Die: The 52
Most Depressing Songs Youve Ever Heard (Hyperion) by
Offering a depressing pop hit for each week of the year
not coincidentally, the frequency of rankings by the
Billboard charts the book groups credits, charting
rankings, back stories and Why Its Depressing commentary
into ten different song categories including:
I Was A Teenage Car Crash, which describes
Wayne Cochrans 1964 bummer Last Kiss as
having such a timeless quality that even grumpy Pearl
Jam was able to capture it superbly.
Im Trying to Be Profound & Touching But Suck
At It, which ruminates on the obscure and confusing lyrics
to classics like McArthur Park a song no
one seems to agree upon except that spine-crawling refrain about
a cake left out in the rain.
and I Mope, Therefore I Am, a category topped
by Johnny Cashs remake of Trent Reznors
Hurt, a version that Reynolds claims listening
to will make your heart come out of your mouth.
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