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77+ Sad Songs That Make You Cry

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Let’s face it, sometimes when the world’s getting us down, we just need to have a good cry.

All these emotions and stresses of life build up over time and at some point, we’re bound to reach our boiling point.

For some reason, we gravitate towards listening to sad songs when we’re feeling blue.  Although it might sound counter-intuitive, listening to sad music when we’re sad can actually help us out of our funk.

When we listen to sad songs we can’t help but relate our life to the heartbreaking lyrics.

Sometimes it reassures us that we’re not alone and that someone else out there understands the pain we’re going through.

In other cases, the saddest songs may actually make us feel better about our situation if the song’s lyrics are “sadder” and more tragic than our own lives.

Whether it’s the heartache of a loss or a breakup, or general feelings of loneliness, depression, stress, or regret that have got you down, we’ve got the Ultimate Playlist of 77+ Best Sad Songs to help heal your hurting heart.

So grab a box of tissues and get ready have a good cry — there are many cathartic tears ahead in this touching sad songs playlist.

Sad Song No. 81: “Stars” by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Sad Song No. 80: “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith

Sad Song No. 79: “Let It Go” by James Bay

Sad Song No. 78: “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver

Sad Song No. 77: “Gracious” by Ben Howard

Sad Song No. 76: “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” by John Mayer

Sad Song No. 75: “Fix You” by Coldplay

Sad Song No. 74: “What Sarah Said” by Death Cab For Cutie

Sad Song No. 73: “Miss You” by Ed Sheeran

Sad Song No. 72: “To Whom It May Concern” by The Civil Wars

Sad Song No. 71: “It Don’t Matter Now (Missing You)” by Sarah Darling

Sad Song No. 70: “A Long December” by Counting Crows

Sad Song No. 69: “Anything Worth Holding Onto” by Cynthia Erivo & Scott Alan

Sad Song No. 68: “The Dance” by Garth Brooks

Sad Song No. 67: “Be Still” by The Killers

Sad Song No. 66: “Unwell” by Matchbox Twenty

Sad Song No. 65: “Breaking Down” by Florence & The Machine

Sad Song No. 64: “Save Myself” by Ed Sheeran

Sad Song No. 63: “Too Good at Goodbyes” by Sam Smith

Sad Song No. 62: “Someone Like You” by Adele

Sad Song No. 61: “Say Something” by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera

Sad Song No. 60: “Breathe (2AM)” by Ana Nalick

Sad Song No. 59: “Creep” by Radiohead

Sad Song No. 58: “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak

Sad Song No. 57: “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” by Death Cab for Cutie

Sad Song No. 56: “Back to Black ” by Amy Winehouse

Sad Song No. 55: “Yesterday” by The Beatles

Sad Song No. 54: “With or Without You” by U2

Sad Song No. 53: “Fade to Black” By Metallica

Sad Song No. 52: “Back to December” by Taylor Swift

Sad Song No. 51: “Samson” by Regina Spektor

Sad Song No. 50: “Blackberry Stone” by Laura Marling

Sad Song No. 49: “The Blower’s Daughter” by Damian Rice

Sad Song No. 48: “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan

Sad Song No. 47: “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

Sad Song No. 46: “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley

Sad Song No. 45: “Space Oddity” by David Bowie

Sad Song No. 44: “Hold On” by Sarah McLachlan

Sad Song No. 43: “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor

Sad Song No. 42: “When We Were Young” by Adele

Sad Song No. 41: “Is This Happiness” by Lana Del Ray

Sad Song No. 40: “Appointment” by Julien Baker

Sad Song No. 39: “Concrete Angel” by Martina McBride

Sad Song No. 38: “Whisky Lullaby” by Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss

Sad Song No. 37: “We Are Fine” by Sharon Van Etten

Sad Song No. 36: “Hurt” by Johnny Cash

Sad Song No. 35: “A Case of You” by Joni Mitchell

Sad Song No. 34: “Jealous of the Angels” by Donna Taggart

Sad Song No. 33: “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M

Sad Song No. 32: “Let Her Go” by Passenger

Sad Song No. 31: “My Mom” by Chocolate Genuius

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Sad Song No. 30: “Marching Bands of Manhattan” by Death Cab for Cutie

Sad Song No. 29: “The Fear You Won’t Fall” by Joshua Radin & Priscilla Ahn

Sad Song No. 28: “Come Back Be Here” by Taylor Swift

Sad Song No. 27: “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day

Sad Song No. 26: “The Crying Game” by Dave Perry

Sad Song No. 25: “Stay” by Rihanna

Sad Song No. 24: “Sad Song” by We The Kings ft. Elena Coats

Sad Song No. 23: “From Where You Are” by Lifehouse

Sad Song No. 22: “What I Wouldn’t Give” by Blake Shelton

Sad Song No. 21: “The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel

Sad Song No. 20: “The Scientist” by Coldplay

Sad Song No. 19: “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol

Sad Song No. 18:  “What Hurts the Most” by Rascal Flatts

Sad Song No. 17:  “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran

Sad Song No. 16:  “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane

Sad Song No. 15:  “Linger” by The Cranberries

Sad Song No. 14:  “Sad Song” by Christina Perri

Sad Song No. 13:  “In The Arms of an Angel” by Sarah McLachlan

Sad Song No. 12:  “My Immortal” by Evanescesnce

Sad Song No. 11: “Come Home” by One Republic

Sad Song No. 10:  “Poison & Wine” by The Civil Wars

Sad Song No. 9:  “Gravity” by John Mayer

Sad Song No. 8: “Fly Before You Fall ” by Cynthia Erivo

Sad Song No. 7:  “Either Way” by Chris Stapleton

Sad Song No. 6:  “You Are the Reason” by Calum Scott

Sad Song No. 5:  “Everytime” by Britney Spears

Sad Song No. 4:  “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” by Hank Williams

Sad Song No. 3:  “Rivers and Roads” by The Head and the Heart

Sad Song No. 2:  “Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeran

Sad Song No. 1:  “Mad World” by Tears for Fears (Performed by Michael Andrews & Gary Jules)

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We hope you liked our Ultimate Playlist of Sad Songs.  Check out our Pinterest Board for this playlist with beautiful graphics that you can keep and share online with family and friends.

Use the comment box below to let us know if there is a sad song about missing someone special that you think that we should add to this post.  At Love Lives On, we’re always listening.

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