"I almost feel like you could write a Studs Terkel oral history of America culled entirely from YouTube comments on pop songs," says Mark Slutsky, creator of SadYouTube.
He scours the comments posted on popular songs that have long since fallen off the charts, looking for little "nuggets of humanity." They are, as you might not expect from YouTube, devastating. He sent us a few more of his favorites:
- marissagwen padullajamison, “Commodores - Sail On”
- richard cobos, ”The Skyliners - Since I Don’t Have You
- LosAngeleno1959, “ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) - Telephone Line”
- hernandezjimmy1, “Al Green - Tired Of Being Alone (SoulSchool)
- outtlett, “Chic - Good Times
- fadabip, “Leonard Cohen: The Stranger Song”
- DeborahGilson, “i don’t know how to love him- helen reddy”
- Josiahsbay, “The Cure The Same Deep Water As You”
- TheOkexperience, “Book Of Love by The Monotones”
-iiLoveGrunge, “The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979”
- screens50, “10 CC - I’m Not In Love”
- kidmix6, “Taylor Dayne - Love Will Lead You Back”
- Ryan finstrom
- cgabrielsantiago, “Disco 12” - Voyage - Souvenirs - 1978”
- downinthevault, “The Cars - Who’s Gonna Drive You Home”
- onthetubebaby, “Taylor Dayne - Love Will Lead You Back”
- DaOrigTruthSeeker, “Change - The Glow Of Love [HQ]”
- gypsydancer64, “Disco 12” - Voyage - Souvenirs - 1978”
- cbarsonfire, "Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is"
High school. After lunch, some of the girls would dance on the gym floor, before classes. Beth, JoEllen, Nina, to name a few. This song had come out, and they just danced to it. I remember sitting, and waiting for my favorite girl to come out. When she did, my heart beat sped up till I thought I would pass out. She knew I was there.
I heard it at Travis AFB, before going to Nam. I just cried, while waiting to board the plane.
- SuperSpectre1, "Petula Clark - Downtown"
- LD Davis, “Percy Faith - Theme From A Summer Place”