Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #56 – “Never Let Me Go,” from Never Let Me Go
56. “Never Let Me Go,” from Never Let Me Go
I love this song. I’ve been listening to it for a decade. It’s the title track from the film. It’s meant to be a song from the 50s that Carey Mulligan’s character buys on cassette and listens to over and over. And man, did they get that right. You could swear this is a song that was from the 50s. It’s a beautiful love ballad with just achingly poignant lyrics, especially given the unrequited love her character feels for Andrew Garfield. It’s a really terrific song, one that’s gone very much ignored in the decade since it came out. I think because the movie is so underrated and because people just kind of assume the song actually did exist in the 50s and they just repurposed it for the movie.