Depress and sadden me with your beautiful melodies.
April 22, 2007 8:00 PM Subscribe
How about recommending some songs like "Everybody's Talkin' at Me" from Midnight Cowboy? I explain more inside.
posted by sneakin to Media & Arts (74 answers total) 67 users marked this as a favorite
Last night I saw Midnight Cowboy for the first time and now I cannot stop listening to the "theme song" sung by Harry Nilsson, "Everybody's Talkin' at Me." I have a weakness for sad/intense ballad-y, lonely (yet beautiful, melodious) songs. Examples include "At My Window Sad and Lonely" by Billy Bragg and Wilco, "Into My Arms" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "The Weight" by the Band, "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley, and even "Angeles" by Elliot Smith or "Fade into You" by Mazzy Star.
As you can see, I have a short playlist but I really would like to expand it. I am mostly a rap/hip hop listener, so I sort of don't even know where to begin. Rather than investigate various bands' discographies for just the right thing, I was hoping folks could recommend a single here, a single there, that falls into this category. I know I hit on country, alt. country and even emo here, but that basically means I am open to anything (but, bonus points for country/folky). I have looked at similar AskMe threads on this and found some okay stuff, but not exactly right and I'd love more.
Thanks a lot in advance.