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.
We've rounded up some of the best redditor responses. Check them out below:
"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."
"Both Sides, Now" by Joni Mitchell
"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."
"Asleep" by the Smiths
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"I'm Not Gonna Miss You" by Glen Campbell
"He wrote it as Alzheimer's was taking away his memory. It was the last song he recorded."
"The Night We Met" by Lord Huron
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"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."
"Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel
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"Last Kiss" by Pearl Jam
"What could be sadder than watching your loved one die next to you after a car crash?"
"What Sarah Said" by Death Cab for Cutie
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"Breathe Me" by Sia
"I personally think heartbreak songs are sad, but sad songs about personal issues hurt on another (hopeless) level."
"Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross
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"The Drugs Don’t Work" by the Verve
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"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."
"I Can't Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt
"Sometime Around Midnight" by the Airborne Toxic Event
"It just conveys the emotion of seeing an ex who’s moved on with another person."
"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."
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. BuzzFeed Daily
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