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    19 Of The Saddest Songs People Have Ever Listened To

    Can someone pass the tissues?

    There's nothing quite like a sad song to get you in your feels. Whether it's about a soul-crushing heartbreak or missing that special someone, there's something about the lyrics or instrumentals that always tugs at your heartstrings.

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    When Reddit user u/redbowie asked, "What is the saddest song you have ever heard in your life?" it really struck a chord with music fans everywhere.

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    We've rounded up some of the best redditor responses. Check them out below:

    1. "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman

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    "It's sad because of how melancholy and miserable the message is. What started out as hope and a plan to leave the place where she grew up slowly turns to misfortune and a missed opportunity where now she's just stuck in the same place without a mother, father, or the person she loved."

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    2. "Between the Bars" by Elliott Smith

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    3. "Both Sides, Now" by Joni Mitchell

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    "I heard it after losing my mother and turned into a sobbing mess. It captured a wholly lived life of regrets, love, hope, and beauty."

    u/Pateleporturtle

    4. "Asleep" by the Smiths

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    5. "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" by Glen Campbell

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    "He wrote it as Alzheimer's was taking away his memory. It was the last song he recorded."

    u/Intagvalley

    6. "The Night We Met" by Lord Huron

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    7. "Vincent" by Don McLean

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    "Musically and lyrically, it is fantastic at capturing a melancholy feeling it’s hard to find in a song."

    u/Arctoidea

    8. "Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel

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    9. "Last Kiss" by Pearl Jam

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    "What could be sadder than watching your loved one die next to you after a car crash?"

    u/TheOrionNebula

    10. "What Sarah Said" by Death Cab for Cutie

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    11. "Breathe Me" by Sia

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    "I personally think heartbreak songs are sad, but sad songs about personal issues hurt on another (hopeless) level."

    u/azuliano

    12. "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton

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    13. "Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross

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    "It makes me cry every time."

    u/bbear1995

    14. "The Drugs Don’t Work" by the Verve

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    15. "Adam's Song" by Blink-182

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    "I used to listen to this song on a loop and just cry to it throughout my teens. I related far too much to the song."

    u/stresstive626

    16. "I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt

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    17. "Sometime Around Midnight" by the Airborne Toxic Event

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    "It just conveys the emotion of seeing an ex who’s moved on with another person."

    u/Gamestar32

    18. "Fourth of July" by Sufjan Stevens

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    19. "Dreams" by the Cranberries

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    "This is one of the few songs that, even when I hear them in my head, give me chills and goosebumps. It's that powerful."

    u/PokiTheGreat

    What's the saddest song you've ever heard? Drop it in the comments below!

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    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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