Saddest Song

As a follow-up to my saddest book post, what are the saddest songs (to you)?

I have a long list, but I always pick I can’t live without my mother’s love by [name_u]Sun[/name_u] Kil [name_f]Moon[/name_f]. I’m very close to my mother and can’t really listen to this one without crying.

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Ooh. I have lots since :sparkles:depression:sparkles:

Time - [name_m]Tuck[/name_m] Everlasting
Time - [name_m]Hans[/name_m] Zimmer
It’s On Us - AJR
Unsteady - X Ambassadors
Words Fail - Dear [name_u]Evan[/name_u] [name_m]Hansen[/name_m]
Letter From The Refuge - Newsies
Call [name_f]My[/name_f] Dad - AJR
Have [name_u]Love[/name_u] - Lost and Found (the Down album version)
City of [name_u]New[/name_u] Orleans - [name_u]Arlo[/name_u] [name_u]Guthrie[/name_u]
Any [name_m]Way[/name_m] the Wind Blows - Hadestown
Dear [name_u]Winter[/name_u] - AJR
Hide and Seek - [name_f]Imogen[/name_f] Heap
Next Up [name_u]Forever[/name_u] - AJR
[name_u]Winter[/name_u] Song - If The Fates Allow
[name_u]Epic[/name_u] III - Hadestown
Fruit We [name_m]Bear[/name_m] - Lost and Found
The Boxer - [name_m]Simon[/name_m] and Garfunkel
[name_f]My[/name_f] Last Days On [name_f]Earth[/name_f] - [name_m]Bill[/name_m] [name_u]Monroe[/name_u]

There’s lots of genres mixed in there, like Theatre, [name_u]Christian[/name_u], Pop, and more.

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It would probably have to be Terrible Things by [name_f]Mayday[/name_f] Parade

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i literally only listen to like four albums. :sweat_smile: two of them are musicals, one is the movie remake of one of the musicals, and one is olivia rodrigo, so i have super limited answers. buuut…

drivers license - olivia rodrigo
paciencia y fe - in the heights (movie version)
stay alive (reprise) - hamilton
it’s quiet uptown - hamilton

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yes. just yes. this makes me bawl every time I listen to it!

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SO MANY GOOD RECS.

I’ll have to listen to them all.

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Seconding Terrible Things, Words Fail, [name_f]Paciencia[/name_f] y [name_f]Fe[/name_f], and Call [name_f]My[/name_f] Dad!

Some sad songs I love…
[name_u]Forever[/name_u] and Always (not the [name_u]Taylor[/name_u] [name_m]Swift[/name_m] one, lol! By Parachute)
How to Save a Life (The Fray)
House With No Mirrors (Sasha [name_u]Sloane[/name_u], possible TW for the lyrics (eating disorder themes))
Funeral (Phoebe Bridgers)
[name_m]Smoke[/name_m] Signals (Phoebe Bridgers)
So Big / So Small (from Dear [name_u]Evan[/name_u] Hansen)
Supermarket Flowers (Ed Sheeran)
One More [name_u]Light[/name_u] (Linkin Park)
Burning House (Cam)
When You [name_u]Love[/name_u] Someone (James TW)
The Living Years (Mike + The Mechanics)

Most of the songs from the musical Next to Normal are also heartbreaking (possible content TW (death of a child))

I love sad music, especially stuff that’s slightly dreamy/gloomy in a nostalgic way.

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AHHHH more great choices!

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If you listen to them, I’d love to know what you think! I love hearing people’s opinions on music.

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i second it’s on us by ajr!

the village by wrabel is my favorite sad song i think !
i also like mr loverman - ricky montgomery and rue - girl in red

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Those two are REALLY SAD.

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One song that makes me cry every time I listen to it is Cats in the Cradle

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I love so many genres! :sob:

I’m Sorry - Joyner [name_m]Lucas[/name_m]
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa ft [name_u]Charlie[/name_u] Puth
I’ll be Missing You – P. Diddy
[name_f]My[/name_f] Heart [name_u]Will[/name_u] Go On – [name_f]Celine[/name_f] [name_m]Dion[/name_m]
Dreaming of You – [name_f]Selena[/name_f] Quintanilla [name_m]Perez[/name_m]
Don’t Cry [name_f]Mama[/name_f] – Kumbia Kings
Anyone – [name_f]Demi[/name_f] Lovato (Particularly, [name_f]Live[/name_f] @ The Grammy’s)
Father – [name_f]Demi[/name_f] Lovato
ICU (Madison’s Lullabye) – [name_f]Demi[/name_f] Lovato
Still Have Me – [name_f]Demi[/name_f] Lovato
How Could You [name_m]Leave[/name_m] Us – NF
Help Me Please – Z-Ro
Headlights – Eminem
When I’m Gone – Eminem
Mockingbird – Eminem
Darkness – Eminem
I Drive Your Truck – [name_u]Lee[/name_u] [name_u]Brice[/name_u]
The House that Built Me – [name_f]Miranda[/name_f] [name_m]Lambert[/name_m]
Salvame – RBD
[name_f]Este[/name_f] [name_f]Corazon[/name_f] – RBD
Stressed Out – 21 [name_m]Pilots[/name_m]
Whiskey [name_f]Lullaby[/name_f] – [name_m]Brad[/name_m] [name_u]Paisley[/name_u] ft [name_f]Alison[/name_f] Kraus
Mama’s Song – [name_f]Carrie[/name_f] Underwood
If I Die [name_m]Young[/name_m] – The Band [name_u]Perry[/name_u]
[name_f]El[/name_f] Amigo Que Se Fue – Intocable

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Came back to add Lorde’s version of the Ladder Song!

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the night we met by lord huron!

Oh, so many… I don’t know if these are particularly sad, but they just resonate with me, I guess.

Smalltown boy - Bronski [name_u]Beat[/name_u]
Missing - Everything but the girl
Nantes - Beirut
Walk on by - [name_f]Dionne[/name_f] [name_m]Warwick[/name_m]
I’ll stand by you - Pretenders
Hedonism - Skunk Anansie
Cold little heart - [name_u]Michael[/name_u] Kiwanuka
If I needed you - The broken circle breakdown bluegrass band
Someone you loved - [name_m]Lewis[/name_m] Capaldi
Round here - Counting Crows
Exit music - Radiohead

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Hold on to Memories - Disturbed
In [name_f]My[/name_f] Life - The Beatles

Seriously can’t listen to them without tearing up :cry:

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I totally forgot about this one :sob: Also seconding Dreaming of You and If I Die [name_m]Young[/name_m]!

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Breathe Me - [name_f]Sia[/name_f]
Whiskey [name_f]Lullaby[/name_f] - [name_m]Brad[/name_m] [name_u]Paisley[/name_u] feat. [name_f]Alison[/name_f] Krauss
What Hurts The Most - Rascal Flatts
Visiting Hours - [name_m]Ed[/name_m] Sheeran
[name_m]Even[/name_m] [name_f]My[/name_f] Dad Does Sometimes - [name_m]Ed[/name_m] Sheeran
A Drop In The [name_u]Ocean[/name_u] - [name_m]Ron[/name_m] Pope
All I Want - Kodaline
Fix You - Coldplay
Train Wreck - [name_u]James[/name_u] [name_u]Arthur[/name_u]
Why Her Not Me - [name_f]Grace[/name_f] [name_u]Carter[/name_u]
I [name_f]Believe[/name_f] You - FLETCHER

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Yes! Was going to comment this.
Home ~ Sheryl Crow
Everybody Hurts ~ REM
The A Team ~ Ed Sheeran

are a few others.

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