Top 10 "Sad Bastard" Songs

Greetings and salutations, fellow music lovers! It’s time for another sizzling edition of “Ana-List This!” 

     Our weekly column consists of the staff here at Wired With Music setting a topic, then venturing out to create our own top ten lists! 

     This week’s special flavor is sad bastard songs! Yes, those songs you put on in the dark at 3am while you’re in your underwear chain-smoking Pall Malls as tears roll into your rot-gut & soda. But this time we celebrate the sadness instead of raging against it with mega-macho stuff! 

     Find your favorite rocking chair, some candles, and a box of tissues as you wander into this lonely wonderland! 


Beau “Lloyd Dobler” Thomsen: 

10. Drake: Marvin’s Room

9. George Strait: Baby’s Gotten Good at Goodbye 

8. Iron & Wine: Hickory

7. David Gray: This Year’s Love 

6. Sturgill Simpson: The Promise

5. Noah Gundersen: Cigarettes

4. Midland: Burn Out

3. Ryan Adams: Come Pick Me Up

2. Colter Wall: Codeine Dreams

1. Ray Lamontagne: Burn (Live from Bonnaroo 2005) 


Shane “Pagliacci” Morton: 

10. The Temptations: I Wish It Would Rain

9. Lou Reed: Berlin [Album]

8. Joni Mitchell: River

7. David Bowie: Five Years 

6. The Antlers: Two

5. Nick Cave: Into My Arms

4. Ryan Adams: Damn, Sam (I Love a Woman That Rains) 

3. Colter Wall: Codeine Dream

2. Johnny Cash: Hurt

1. Sparklehorse: Wish You Were Here


Josh “JLö” Lothringer: 

10. Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah 

9. Fugazi: I’m So Tired 

8. Sun Kil Moon: Pray for Newtown 

7. Ricky Nelson: Lonesome Town

6. CHAMPS: Roll Me Out

5. Fleet Foxes: Oliver James

4. Nirvana: Something in the Way

3. Burial: Archangel

2. Dolly Parton: Jolene 

1. Blind Willie Johnson: Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground


Disinterested Handjob: 

10. Against Me!: Eight Full Hours of Sleep

9. Bleached: Wednesday Night Melody 

8. Elliot Smith: Alameda

7. Cough: Shallow Grave

6. Black Flag: Nervous Breakdown [EP]

5. The Roots: When the People Cheer

4. Eyedea & Abilities: Burning Fetish 

3. The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die: Whenever If Ever [Album]

2. The Velvet Underground: Heroin 

1. Atmosphere: Fuck You, Lucy


Nick “Hurt Copain” Renteria: 

10. The Shins: New Slang

9. The Cure: Boys Don't Cry

8. NOFX: She’s Gone 

7. Ibeyi: Ibeyi [Album]

6. Billy Joel: For the Longest Time

5. Maps & Atlases: Old Ash / The Charm

4. tUnE-yArDs: Doorstep

3. Nirvana: Dumb 

2. King Krule: The OOZ [Album]

1. Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea [Album]