So I was talking smack at claiming that I was a music expert and am a genius as making mix tapes, based on the occasion and category. Someone actually took me on and now we are having a battle of the mixtapes. (Think You Got Served but with no dancing and me in my pjs looking through my iTunes list.)
Seeeeewwww the first category is to make the most depressing mixtape. So, that’s basically every song I listen to. But not really. Our official judge is a clinical psychologist. (This is serious business.) My thing is that depressing is subjective- I think some love songs are depressing because it reminds me that I am going to die alone. However, it’s not just the lyrics. Songs can be dark (see every Blonde Redhead Song) even if the lyrics aren’t. The hard part is that it can only be five songs. WTF???
So here are some ideas I have so far. Let me know what you think and if you have anything to add.
Nine Inch Nails, “Hurt”
Rilo Kiley, “Pictures of Success”
Johnny Cash “The Man Comes Around”
Broadway, “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” (from Phantom of the Opera)
Muse, “Butterflies and Hurricanes”
Nada Surf, “Inside of Love”
Bonnie Raitt “I can’t make you love me”
Antony and the Johnsons, “Hope There’s Someone”
The Verve, “Drugs Don’t Work”
Murder City Devils, “364 Days”
Depeche Mode, “Condemnation”
Nirvana, “Something In the Way”