Berita Kocak Unik dan Menggelitik
Let__s get one thing straight: I__m a man. A tough-as-nails manly man who lifts weights and watches Sportcenter and kills spiders with my bare hands __ unless, of course, I__ve just gotten my nails done. And I am secure enough in my manhood to publicly acknowledge that the following songs can make me sob like a jilted prom queen (but, you know, a manly prom queen). What other songs would you add to this list?
Way to Blue (Nick Drake)
__Have you seen the land living by the breeze?_
English acoustic brooder Nick Drake lived the kind of short, sad life that seemed designed to produce tear-jerking anthems, and Way to Blue brings on the waterworks like no other in his tragically slim body of work. With a less gifted singer at the helm, the results would have been a strings-laden sap-fest, tailor-made for early 70__s am pop; Drake takes us on a deeper journey __ one that doesn__t spare us the scenic route of his broken soul.
Mother (John Lennon)
__I needed you. You didn__t need me._
When the Fab Four parted ways at the close of sixties, the band__s chief frienemies John Lennon and Paul McCartney both saw their divorce as a liberation, a chance to pursue their true artistic callings. For The Cute Beatle this meant finding a home atop Billboard__s charts with a fun but forgettable series of silly love songs. Meanwhile The Smart Beatle sought a nobler path and created some of the most earnest, achingly humorless songs ever put to wax. I guess it__s true that the children (in this case, fans) suffer the most in divorce.
Still Lennon__s solo library is not without a few gems. Mother is not the feel-good hit of the summer, but good luck keeping the eyes dry during this searing ode to parental abandonment.
Angel of Harlem (U2)
__Lady Day got diamond eyes; she sees the truth behind the lies._
Yes kids, before U2 became a bloated, self-important arena rock machine, they could deliver heartfelt, personal tunes, like this love letter to the legendary Billy Holiday.
Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
__Emancipate yourself from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds._
So powerful is the spell that Marley casts with this song of freedom that even his amusingly Jamaican syntax (_Old pirates, yes, they rob I; Sold I to the merchant ships_)
can__t distract us. Give I a hanky, mon. Me wants to cry.
Autumn in New York (Billie Holiday)
__So on this gray and melancholy day, I__ll move to a Manhattan hotel._
Penned and recorded a half century prior to the nightmarish events of September 11th, Lady Day__s touching torch song was obviously not intended as an homage to the darkest Autumn day in New York__s history, but tell that to my (manly) tear ducts.
Card Cheat (The Clash)
With a card up his sleeve, what would he achieve?_
Is Mick Jones singing about an actual down-on-his-luck gambler or is there a surprisingly sophisticated metaphor at work here? You be the judge, while I get the kleenex__ uh, yeah, there__s something in my eye, that__s all__
Already Dead (Beck)
__Days turn to sand, losing strength in every hand._
This obscure cut from Sea Change (aka The __Beck Gets Sad__ album) best embodies its author__s efforts to escape the world of irony-driven dance pop. The broken-hearted Beck doesn__t just confront the grim reaper__s sullen stare; he__s already surrendered to it.
She Wanted to Leave (Ween)
__I couldn__t believe__ she wanted to leave._
This unapologetically dorky novelty band __ best known for such cannabis-fueled tunes as __Touch my Tooter__ and __Push th__ little Daisies__ __ are fairly unlikely candidates to contribute to this list of tear duct openers. Add to that the awkward fact that __She wanted to leave__ is about a pirate having his long-time captive stolen from him and you__d be right to question my sanity for including it. But who knows, maybe this tale of kidnapping on the high seas is really just a metaphor for the enslavement of the human spirit and the unleashing of __
Oh, who am I kidding? It__s just a sad song about pirates.
Everyone Says Hi (David Bowie)
__Don__t stay in a sad place where they don__t care how you are._
What could be more truly heartrending than a cordially phrased open letter to a recently relocated friend, complete with obligatory greetings from all those left behind __especially when the letter__s unspoken subtext is something closer to please, please come back.
Big John Shaft (Belle and Sebastian)
__I won__t play another heavyweight; I won__t play another big John Shaft._
Yes, it__s a song about that Shaft __ the black private dick who__s a sex machine all the chicks. Well, kind of. It__s really a tale of a burned out actor fed up with being typecast as __ among other things __ a cat who won__t cop out when there__s danger all about (right on!).
I__ll never watch Superfly the same way again.
Written by Copper Smith