“Guilty” – Randy Newman

From Newman’s classic 1974 album “Good Old Boys,” is a brilliant, non-sardonic song sung from the perspective of a helpless addict. Yes, “Guilty” sounds self-pitying to the nth degree, but so are a lot of addicts. Newman brilliantly conveys the desperation of someone who knows they have a problem, but can’t (and won’t) dig themself out. This was one of John Belushi’s favorite songs and he used to sing this quite often during his Blues Brothers era.

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