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PLAYLIST: SUICIDE IS PAINLESS

by Michael McCarthy

I’ve always required music to sleep. (Music and a loud fan or air conditioner.) When I was younger, I could listen to anything and drift off to sleep. Motley Crue? Absolutely. Iron Maiden? Sure. Seemed like anything could soothe my soul and whisk me away to dreamland. But, unfortunately, as I’ve gotten older I’ve had to stop listening to heavy metal to fall asleep. I’ve also had to stop listening to anything with much of a beat, even cheesy pop. As a result, I’ve made many playlists of mellow, chill-full music during recent years. This is one of my favorites. It’s called Suicide is Painless for the simple reason that it includes three cover versions of the classic song, which is one of my all-time favorites.

01. Lady & Bird – Suicide Is Painless

02. El Perro Del Mar – Sad

03. Mai – Like In A Film

04. Sia – Under The Milky Way

05. Marie Fisker – Seven Days

06. totom mash up – Godless in Kyoto (The Dandy Warhols Versus Air)

07. Butch Walker – Summer Scarves

08. Sliimy – Mum

09. A Fine Frenzy – The Things We Did Last Summer

10. Metric – Gold Guns Girls (Acoustic)

11. Fiona Apple – Why Try To Change Me Now (Cy Coleman Cover)

12. THEreminGIRL – Momentarily Here

13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Runaway (iTunes Originals Version)

14. Charlotte Hatherley – Dawn Treader

15. Matt Costa – Suicide Is Painless

16. The Kills – Willow Weep For Me

17. The Kooks – Stormy Weather

18. Lady & Bird – Do What I Do

19. Cyndi Lauper – Can’t Breathe

20. Charlotte & Magon – Mon Amante

21. Coeur de Pirate & Ben Charest – Someone To Watch Over Me

22. Amy Millan – I Will Follow You Into The Dark

23. A Fine Frenzy – Almost Lover (Demo)

24. Erin McCarley – Pitter-Pat (Acoustic) (AmazonMP3 Exclusive)

25. Bat For Lashes – I’m On Fire

26. Kate Earl – Nobody (Live Acoustic)

27. Ingrid Michaelson – Incredible Love

28. Jenny Lewis – Sing A Song For Them

29. Anna Ternheim – No Subtle Men

30. Jet – Everything Will Be All Right

31. The XX – Shelter

32. Wilco – Thirteen

33. The Lemonheads & Liv Tyler – Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye

34. Anouk – Fading (Acoustic)

35. Kokia – Chinmoku

36. Joss Stone – God Only Knows

37. Ingrid Michaelson – Over The Rainbow

38. Marilyn Manson – Suicide Is Painless

 

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An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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