“Here Comes That Sinking Feeling” (Eurythmics)

Nobody hurts me like you do

You cut into me like a poisoned dart

Creep into my sleep at night

Break into my dreams and tear them apart

As this incisive track (the eight on 1985 Be Yourself Tonight) suggests, disappointment takes many forms, but it’s always a sensation that makes one descend in the darkest moods… and it has a very vivid, burning mark: “Comes up eager and shining and it likes to leave a scar before it goes”.

Often this frustration is caused by people beyond suspicion: the loved ones, hurting with unexpected cruelty, just like incessant “hammer blows”.

Listen to the track here: