The Why Factor - Sad Music

Post date: Apr 6, 2017 4:29:08 PM

Helena Merriman explores why sad music has become more popular and what sad music does to and for our brains in this episode of the BBC series The Why Factor.

Here is a playlist on YouTube of many of the sad songs featured on this episode including Billie Holiday's Gloomy Sunday--which was banned until just 10 years ago in the UK for being bad for morale--Joni Mitchell's River, Bach Prelude in B minor, the Beatles, Arvo Part, etc.