As a preface to this review, I’d just like to note that I’m not the biggest fan of (non-comedy) musicals. Not even this specific musical, but just in general. However, there are a few real musicals, like West Side Story, that I genuinely enjoy. Because they sort of follow the film musical formula that works. Whether or not Les Miserables follows that formula I’ll get to in a minute, but regardless, it’s a pretty entertaining film at its core.
When I’m in an awful and depressing mood, the last thing I want to do is try and fix it. No, much like heroin, you try and push it to the absolute brink. For me, that starts with alcohol, and then gets flooded with the saddest music I listen to. I will often times watch a sad movie as well, but this post is about the music. The fact that I’m alone on a Saturday night making this list right now and drinking by myself, AGAIN, is a tribute to how lonely my life usually is.
Everyone has different triggers for what makes them feel sad. And I’m not claiming these are the saddest songs on the planet. I’m sure you have plenty of condescending feelings about my choices and they are obvious and lame, but ya know, fuck you. THESE songs make ME feel sad. And that’s what this list is. A Selfish lonely tribute to my sadness.