3. 'Something I Can Never Have'
Throughout his multi-decade career, Reznor regularly bared his tortured soul. However, on Nine Inch Nails' debut album, few songs cut to the core and introduced the world to his ache like the slow-building confessional "Something I Can Never Have." Structured around a haunting piano line, Reznor confides in the warm embrace of that which he cannot attain. "Grey would be the color if I had a heart," he croons.
"Maybe there will be a happy album from Nine Inch Nails,' he told Rolling Stone a year after releasing the song. "I doubt it, but you never know."