SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: 50 Depressing Songs That’ll Get You Through Valentine’s Day (And the Rest of the Year, For That Matter)

Since abject sadness springs as eternal as love, we asked our Twitter followers what their favorite depressing songs are last night. Apparently our readers have good taste…

S/T Readers Mix 001: ‘Disengaged’ (listen/subscribe on Spotify here):
Grouper, “Disengaged” (@IkramRolfe)
Spiritualized, “Broken Heart” (@Arvalam)
Arvo Pärt, “Fur Alina” (@IkramRolfe)
The Cure, “Plainsong” (@forcefieldpr)
Slowdive, “When the Sun Hits” (@batheticrecords)
The Cocteau Twins, “The Spangle Maker” (@ilirjana)
The Wake, “O Pamela” (@HOUNDSds)
Denali, “Relief” (@degradual)
Future Bible Heroes, “I’m Lonely (And I Love It)” (@jayjaypowpow)
Xiu Xiu, “I Love the Valley OH!” (@racecarbrown)
Donato Wharton, “Blue Skied Demon” (@IkramRolfe)
Jacaszek, “Lament” (@BATHSmusic)
The Shocking Pinks, “End of the World” (@LauraMGray)
Jay Reatard, “Not a Substitute” (@Frenchkissing)
Black Flag, “I Love You” (@Frenchkissing)
Joy Division, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (@maluvianna)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, “I Let Love In” (@studioirisarri)
Beck, “Lost Cause” (@howiquitcool)
Johnny Cash, “Hurt” (@TomRoelofs)
Ricky Nelson, “Lonesome Town” (@conorfbrennan)
Waxahatche, “Noccalula” (@teenagepants)
Nick Drake, “River Man” (@studioirisarri)
Elliott Smith, “New Disaster” (@racecarbrown)
Tindersticks, “Tiny Tears” (@studioirisarri)
Tom Waits, “Christmas Card From a Hooker In Minneapolis” (@ZachWKelly)
Rod Stewart, “Maggie May” (@mattgroopie)
The Walker Brothers, “Make It Easy On Yourself” (@HXDK)
Irma Thomas, “It’s Raining” (@teenagepants)
Skeeter Davis, “The End of the World” (@HXDK)
The Crystals, “Please Hurt Me” (@uQbarAudio)
Susan Cadogan, “Hurt So Good” (@uQbarAudio)
Joseph Arthur, “Crying Like a Man” (@witxes)
Mountain Goats, “No Children” (@ArtisnalTV)
The Smiths, “Well I Wonder” (@shonanjetstream)
Arab Strap, “New Birds” (@PeteyMonster)
The Wrens, “Happy” (@johnathansalter)
Sebadoh, “Skull” (@teenagepants)
The Stooges, “How It Hurts” (@uQbarAudio)
Dirty Three, “Some Things I Don’t Want To Know” (@hardlyart)
Hefner, “Love Will Destroy Us In the End” (@noisysonny)
Leadbelly, “In the Pines” (@madjungcomputer)
Michael McDonald, “I Keep Forgettin'” (@DylanEttinger)
Vic Chesnutt, “Where Were You” (@producestories)
Red House Painters, “Shock Me” (@elvis_golem)
The Verve, “So It Goes” (@vraveen)
Johnny Thunders, “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory” (@HoZacRecords)
ABBA, “Knowing Me, Knowing You” (@TRL_Mailorder)
Lou Reed, “Perfect Day” (@creamteam)
Morrissey, “Moon River” (@AlyxG)
The Antlers, “Epilogue” (@cBaylizz)