I made a sappy list of songs last month, all with the word “love”, this time it’s “lost” because someone suggested it and…. yeah, that’s all I got. Enjoy and feel free to tell me what I missed and what word I should take on next.
YouTube playlist if you feel like following along:
1. “Lost Cause” by Beck: If you can’t relate to this one you might not have a soul. Or you may have somehow managed to avoid heartbreak your whole life, kudos to you… jerk. The somber lyrics, acoustic melody and unique Beck style make this a timeless tune. *sniffles*
2. “Just As Lost As Your Are” by Gomez: A sweet tune from my favorite Englishmen. The sentiment is a bit tongue-in-cheek – misery loves company, right?
3. “Lost in My Mind” by The Head and The Heart: A toe-tapping folk song with soft instruments and harmonizing- what’s not to love? Also, piano.
4. “Lost Without U” by Robin Thicke: Yes, I’m annoying myself by including a song that spells “you” as “u” but this song is so damn sexy, I was seduced. A Justin Timberlake vibe with a great beat- try not to dance. And the video stars Thicke and his real-life wife. Effing hot I tell you.
5. “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” by The Righteous Brothers: Couldn’t possibly leave this one off. The deep vocals that crescendo in the classic chorus just tug at your soul. Another one that us hopeless romantics can relate to- and how great is that? To connect with a song that came out 20 years before I was born. Love it.
6. “Lost!” by Coldplay: Perhaps my favorite Coldplay song (I’d like “Shiver” better if it weren’t an admitted Jeff Buckley rip-off.) This is a simple song, but it hooks you in with a catchy clapping beat and sing-a-long lyrics. It came out at a time when I was more lost than ever before or since- probably why it holds weight for me.
7. “Lost In Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson: I had to. I blame one thing for ever listening to this bubble-gum pop icon… two words: Pocket Rocker. This song is sooooooooo cheesy. I’m sorry.
8. “I Nearly Lost You” by Screaming Trees: Maybe this one will redeem me. A gem from the early 90’s- this song reminds me of always hearing great music on 91x on the radio in our house when I was growing up. Back then this fast-paced guitar-heavy song was dubbed “modern rock” and oddly enough I think it sounds a lot like the contemporary stuff I dig nowadays. *shrug*
9. “Lost Chord” by Republic of Letters: Gotta give some local love. The vocals on this song have an aching, urgent quality. The delicate ending backed by soft harmonies has me hooked. Been digging these guys on Spotify for a while and, lucky me, they’re playing in an awesome show this week with my SD faves, The Heavy Guilt. More info here.
10. “Love Lost” by The Temper Trap: Maybe it’s the keyboards that sound like my broken Casio (that I saw them at Outside Lands two years ago and danced around a pile of posters to this tune) but something about it just makes my heart sing. One of the more hopeful “lost” songs, the signature high vocals along with a rhythmic clapping (and the keyboards, of course) just makes me do a happy dance. Then again, what doesn’t?
11. “I’ve Loved and Lost Again” by Patsy Cline: Gotta end on a high note. The unparalleled voice of Cline just chills me. And watching this clip kinda makes me wanna wear a cowgirl hat and some sort of suede fringe.