The second song from The Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ fifth album Blood Sugar Sex Magik, “Under The Bridge” is still, to date, arguably the band’s most melancholic track. Unlike a lot of the songs the band were releasing at the time, this one wasn’t particularly funky and it definitely wasn’t a party song. It was hugely entertaining, for sure, but it was far more about the melody and the lyrics than just another fun, dancy, mindless beat. Here was a heartfelt, bittersweet love letter to Los Angeles which felt surprisingly intimate and relatable. One of The Red Hots’ unavoidable masterpieces.