As to the greatest song in the speed range 0f 79-85 beats per minute, Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Billie Joe and Green Day and performed by Green Day is the most exemplary. Of the 10s of thousands of papers and analyses of the song, I found that this linkhttp://www.lyricinterpretations.com/Green-Day/Boulevard-of-Broken-Dreams was very good.
I did a speed analysis of the song, which to me puts the family, business and company life of the United States in a harsh garish yet gloomy doom of isolation. Looking at a depression in a huge geographically spread out lonely country as the United States, the idea of the family becomes that which can make you feel alive during a Greater Depression, one that was coming like a slow unstoppable freight train when this song was at its peak – which is now. It was popular in 2004 at its release, but feeling it now is getting wearisome especially as year 11 of war shows little sign of ending.
If one has a business, one cannot find a company.
If they were part of a company, then fired, many had few specific skills or businesses possessed, and ultimately the most dreaded loneliness, that of having no family or community hurts hardest.
Other songs that are within 1% of Boulevard of Broken Dreams with the shared element of speed exposing mood:
Goodbye To Love, The Carpenters, 82.9 bpm
Broken Arrow, Rod Stewart, 83.0 bpm
Breakdown, Guns ‘N’ Roses, 83.1 bpm
Not Enough Love In The World, Don Henley, 83.2 bpm
Dear Mr. Fantasy, Traffic, 82.4 bpm.
Ian Andrew Schneider
Kendall Park, New Jersey
September 29, 2011