Chi-Lites + Hank Williams Top Miserable Tunes List

THE CHI-LITES' OH GIRL, HANK WILLIAMS' I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY and EV'RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE by ELLA FITZGERALD have been named The Most Miserable Songs of All Time in a new survey.

Editors at Britain's MOJO magazine have come up with 20 depressing tunes for each of five categories - Sad Soul, Lonesome Country, Pop Agony, Whinger-songwriters and Indie Misery.

Here's the top three in each section:

SAD SOUL

1. OH GIRL - THE CHI-LITES

2. STAY IN MY CORNER - THE DELLS

3. HERE COME THE TEARS - DARRELL BANKS

LONESOME COUNTRY

1. I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY - HANK WILLIAMS

2. OH, LONESOME - NEIL YOUNG

3. CHRISTMAS DAY - JIM WHITE

POP AGONY

1. EV'RY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE - ELLA FITZGERALD

2. I'VE BEEN WRONG BEFORE - CILLA BLACK

3. MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF - THE WALKER BROTHERS

WHINGER-SONGWRITERS

1. LITTLE BIT OF RAIN - FRED NEIL

2. THESE 23 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER - DAVID BLUE

3. CHINA - TORI AMOS

INDIE MISERY

1. SLOW GRAFFITI - BELLE + SEBASTIAN

2. BENTSWOOD BOYS - SUEDE

3. THAT JOKE ISN'T FUNNY ANYMORE - THE SMITHS.

26/05/2004 20:57

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