Some songs make me feel kinda weepy and nostalgic, nostalgic for experiences I never even had. And that makes me love them when I’m in the right mood.
“Landslide” by Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac
“Life in a Northern Town” by Dream Academy
“Jack and Diane” by John (Cougar) Mellencamp (Can’t believe I just admitted to that one)
“Annie’s Song” by John Denver
Ok granted they are all ballads, but it isn’t just the lyrics. If I read them they really are all kinda shlocky or something. It is the sound of the songs that gets me right through the heart.
I know jack about music, but I think it must be that they are all written with a certain sound or instrument something. Is this indeed what is going on? If not is it something else that can be pinpointed…or am I just a sap?
Finally, anyone have suggestions for other pop songs that might fit well with these 4 songs? I want to make a mix for my blue days so I can listen to it over and over and use up a box of kleenex and wallow in self-pity.