Ain’t No Sunshine by Bill Withers is the song that makes the rest of the world fade, and all the bad things in the world seem beautiful and romantic.
I first heard this song in the movie, Notting Hill, in the scene where Hugh Grant’s character is walking into a plethora of seasons, heartbroken, after seemingly losing the woman (Julia Roberts) he loves. It’s an uncomplicated song, where most songs today are preachy or too confusing (where the guy is singing about wanting and loving the girl, but instead he gets drunk and tries to get her off his mind). “Ain’t No Sunshine” is simple: Bill Withers is basically saying “my love has gone, and she has taken the sun and all it’s radiance with her”.
(Song recommendation by Metaxia Tzimouli)