“The Man Comes Around” – Johnny Cash


The title song from Cash’s “American IV: The Man Comes Around.” It’s an incredibly stark and chilling song about the Book of Revelations. However, as with most great songs these days, it has been co-opted and used way too much in several different films and TV shows.

“Hurt” – Johnny Cash

I can’t add anything to what’s already been said about this cover or this video, directed by Mark Romanek. It’s the very definition of the old saying “It’s the singer, not the song.” To say this is the greatest music video ever made is damning with faint praise. It’s actually one of the best films ever made, of any length. And if you watch this with a dry eye, you have no soul.