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11 Heartbreakingly Beautiful Songs You Need To Hear Right Now

Sucker for sad songs? Check out these 11 absolutely beautiful, but also rather sad songs.

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1. The Boxer Rebellion - Caught By The Light

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The Boxer Rebellion are an amazing American/British band who have been creating music for quite some time. You may have heard some of their music in the film 'Going The Distance (2010), but they have plenty more to offer, especially when it comes to beautifully heartbreaking numbers like this one. The guitar right at the start of this song really draws you in and the rest falls easily into place. This song is a work of art.

2. RY X - Sweat

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My God this song s absolutely amazing. Some of you may know RY X by his earlier performance name Ry Cummings, however a change of name created a brilliant new sound for Cummings. 'Sweat' is simply songwriting brilliance. The songs simplicity and heartbreaking vocals make for a wonderful listen.

3. Birdy - People Help The People

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This talented young singer is famous for taking songs and making them her own, 'People Help The People' - originally performed by Cherry Ghost - is no exception. The soft piano, light vocals, and the crescendo build up through make this song a sure heartbreaker.

4. Angus and Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane

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The strings make everything in this song. The mental harmonies provided by Angus and Julia Stone are always a treat to listen to and this song delivers in every aspect.

5. Bon Iver - I Can't Make You Love Me / Nick of Time

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Bon Iver has made big waves in the music industry in the past few years. His calming vocals and simplistic style made it hard to choose which song to put on this list. It came came down to this and 'Blood Bank' (which I highly recommend you check out), however his Bonnie Raitt cover is truly beautiful. His voice paired with the piano are a recipe for heartbreak.

6. Keaton Henson - Small Hands

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Keaton Henson is a UK songwriter, poet, artist extraordinaire who rarely performs live. The lyrics for this song are about missing someone that you can no longer have, and if the song isn't enough to set your waterworks out, check out the video above.

7. The Middle East - The Darker Side

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Unfortunately this band no longer makes music, however their albums are still a joy to listen to. This song is hauntingly beautiful and really is a great example that sometimes less is more.

8. Marina And The Diamonds - Buy The Stars

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Marina And The Diamonds is a Welsh artist who has taken the alt-pop world by storm. Whilst many of her songs are usually more upbeat, 'Buy The Stars' is a brilliant number which really shows off Marina's vocal range. The songwriting behind this song is genius!

9. Trent Dabbs Ft. Amy Stroup - Odds of Being Alone

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The title of this song says it all.

10. Vance Joy - Georgia

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Vance Joy took the world by storm with his song 'Riptide', but his other songs really show what and amazing artist he is. 'Georgia' has a laid back vibe which is both beautiful and easy to listen to.

11. Nathaniel Rateliff - Still Trying

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To wrap this list up, I've picked this wonderful number from the amazing musician Nathaniel Rateliff. You may know him from his recent musical endeavor Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, but before this he was a solo musician with some pretty damn good tracks. This song is utter heartbreak perfection, especially when his voice breaks whilst singing the words 'I don't know'.

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