My current random old song obsession is "Long, Long Time" by Linda Ronstadt. Damn. That woman can wail.
I have heard this song a million times in my life, but why have I never really, really listened to these tortured lyrics before? I cannot get enough of it now.
I'm actually glad I never really paid attention to these lyrics before. I tended to get ubergloomy and play songs on repeat when I was suffering from an unrequited crush.
Jesus. If I had known about this song when I lived in Richmond, I might have never recovered!
Anyway, this brings to mind all of the sad songs I played on repeat over the years. I'm forgetting a lot of them, I'm sure, because as I said I love to play songs ad infintum. But here is a random sample:
A List of Songs I Played on Repeat When Suffering From Unrequited Crushes:
"God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys
"One Fine Day" by the Chiffons
"I Know It's Going to Happen Someday" by Morrissey
"Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor
"Pictures of You" by The Cure
"And So It Goes" by Billy Joel
"Cry Baby" by Janis Joplin
"Language or the Kiss" by the Indigo Girls
"Never is a Promise" by Fiona Apple
"Untouchable Face" by Ani diFranco
"Last Goodbye" by Jeff Buckley