Editors' Notes There’s an odd misperception that sad is bad—that the only thing to do when we feel blue is cheer up and push through. But there’s a comfort in melancholy that you can’t quite find elsewhere—a feeling of security, of reflection, of bittersweetness and peace. In that spirit, here's a playlist of pop—mixing throwback and older tracks with current stuff—designed to accompany you for solo walks, blue streaks or quiet moments. We regularly update these selections, so if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

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