Episode #110: Cheer Up, It Might Never Happen

There is no shortage of sad songs in the world. Once again we try to demonstrate that in this, our third annual (annual!) Sad Songs program. Hear dreadfully sad hymns, show tunes, instrumentals, ballads, pop tunes, folk tunes, movie tunes, and then there’s Beck. And more. It’s enough to make you frown. But in the end we give you a recipe for happiness pie that should make everything all right again.

Download it and weep. Please.

(0:00:00) Eileen Ivers — Nearer My God to Thee
(0:02:20) Your DJs Speak Sadly
(0:06:22) Kate and Anna McGarrigle — You Tell Me That I’m Falling Down
(0:09:44) Sparklehorse feat. Thom Yorke — Wish You Were Here
(0:16:42) Rosanne Cash — Why Don’t You Quit Leaving Me Alone
(0:20:40) Wilco with Feist — You and I
(0:24:06) Your DJs Speak
(0:29:07) Jan DeGaetani, Leslie Guinn, Gilbert Kalish — Sweetly She Sleeps, My Alice Fair
(0:32:03) Tom Waits — Jersey Girl
(0:37:39) Rebekah Del Rio — Llorando (Crying) (from Mulholland Drive (2001))
(0:41:11) Charles Mingus — Mood Indigo
(0:45:55) Your DJs Speak
(0:50:18) Shirley Jones with Chorus — You’ll Never Walk Alone (finale) (from the 1956 film of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel)
(0:52:16) Elvis Presley — You’ll Never Walk Alone
(0:54:59) Gerry and The Pacemakers — You’ll Never Walk Alone
(0:57:38) Nina Simone — You’ll Never Walk Alone (instrumental)
(1:01:24) Your DJs Speak
(1:05:08) Rod McKuen — Jean (live)
(1:07:43) Beck — Guess I’m Doing Fine
(1:12:51) Paul McCartney — Singalong Junk
(1:15:26) OutKast — Da Art of Storytellin’, Part 1
(1:19:09) Your DJs Speak
(1:21:07) Céline Dion — Ne me quitte pas
(1:25:22) Stars — Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
(1:29:38) Bob Dylan — Autumn Leaves
(1:32:35) The Impressions — (Man Oh Man) I Want to Go Back
(1:35:41) Long John Baldry — Wild Mountain Thyme
(1:39:28) Amy Winehouse — A Song for You
(1:43:56) Your DJs Conclude Happily
(1:50:17) Jack Payne and His BBC Dance Orchestra — Make Yourself a Happiness Pie