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Top Sad Songs

Top Sad Songs
Music and songs are usually associated with joy and happiness but sometimes, we do end up facing issues which are not easy to deal with and end up alone and depressed. For such drastic times, our favorite lyricists and singers have written songs which best describe the emotions that most of us feel.
Melodyful Staff
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2017
The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had.
Mad World by Gary Jules

It doesn't matter how tough or practical someone is, and how stable their minds are in difficult situations. There are certain times in life when we all feel so defeated, that nothing makes sense. In times like these nothing soothes the aching heart, like some sad songs.
The following songs will probably never feature in the top 10 tracks of any playlist, but there is just something about sad songs that instantly connects with the unhappy heart. The music, the lyrics, the pain, the atmosphere, the tears, etc etc. everything in the song is written keeping sadness in mind. For those who are looking for such songs, here is a list of some of the most heart-wrenching sad songs for those teary eyes.
Best Sad Songs of All Time
  • Chicken Wire
    Pernice Brothers
  • It's Over
    Roy Orbison
  • Love Hurts
    Nazareth
  • I'll Wait for You
    Joe Nichols
  • Time To Say Goodbye
    Sarah Brightman
  • Hallelujah
    Jeff Buckley
  • Hurt
    Johnny Cash
  • He Stopped Loving Her Today
    George Jones
  • Concrete Angel
    Martina McBride
  • Anyone Who Had a Heart
    Dionne Warwick
  • I Know it's Over
    The Smiths
  • The Best I Ever Had
    Gary Allan
  • Eleanor Rigby
    The Beatles
  • The River
    Bruce Springsteen
  • Brick
    Ben Folds Five
  • Stole
    Kelly Rowland
  • Kite
    U2
  • No Surprises
    Radiohead
  • The Drugs Won't Work
    The Verve
  • Stairway to Heaven
    Led Zeppelin
  • The Show Must Go On
    Queen
  • Tears in Heaven
    Eric Clapton
  • Boulevard of Broken Dreams
    Green Day
  • Don't Know Why
    Norah Jones
  • If You Go Away
    Scott Walker
  • Comfortably Numb
    Pink Floyd
  • My Immortal
    Evanescence
  • The Winner Takes It All
    ABBA
  • Tired of Being Alone
    Al Green
  • One Day I'll Fly Away
    Randy Crawford
  • Just a Dream
    Carrie Underwood
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Nirvana
  • Space Oddity
    David Bowie
  • My Heart Will Go On
    Celine Dion
  • The Scientist
    Coldplay
  • Someone Like You
    Adele
  • Candle in the Wind
    Elton John
  • Gone Too Soon
    Micheal Jackson
  • I Will Go Sailing No More
    Randy Newman
  • Right Here Waiting
    Richard Marx
  • In My Room
    The Beach Boys
  • When I Come Around
    Green Day
  • Brothers in Arms
    Dire Straits
  • Hit The Road Jack
    Ray Charles
  • Pictures Of You
    The Cure
  • End Of The Road
    Boys II Men
  • Every Breath You Take
    The Police
  • Can't Have You
    The Jonas Brothers
  • Don't Cry
    Guns N' Roses
  • Goodbye to You
    Scandal
  • Somebody's Crying
    Chris Issac
  • Angel of Harlem
    U2
  • Card Cheat
    The Clash
  • One More Night
    Phil Collins
  • Don't Cry
    Guns N' Roses
  • Fake Plastic Trees
    Radiohead
  • Tired of Being Alone
    All Green
  • Insomnia
    Faithless
  • Cry Me a River
    Justin Timberlake
  • Last Kiss
    Pearl Jam
  • Angels
    Robbie Williams
  • Heart of Glass
    Blondie
  • Back to December
    Taylor Swift
  • Back to Black
    Amy Winehouse
  • Shut Up
    Black Eyed Peas
  • Unchained Melody
    Righteous Brothers
  • I Will Remember You
    Sarah McLachlan
  • Goodbye My Lover
    James Blunt
  • Lost Cause
    Beck
  • Stan
    Eminem
  • Wake Me Up When September Ends
    Green Day
  • Achy Breaky Heart
    Billy Ray Cyrus
  • In the End
    Linkin Park
  • Incomplete
    Backstreet Boys
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes
    Ronan Keating
  • I Will Always Love You
    Dolly Parton
  • Under the Bridge
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Without You
    X Japan
  • Numb
    Linkin Park
  • Lady
    Kenny Rogers
  • Good Day Sunshine
    The Beatles
  • Wish You Were Here
    Mark Wills
  • Dance With My Father
    Luther Vandross
  • Nothing Compares 2 U
    Sinéad O'Connor
  • Shape of My Heart
    Sting
  • Silent All These Years
    Tori Amos
  • Skin
    Rascal Flatts
  • Hero
    Enrique Iglesias
  • All Good Things
    Nelly Furtado
  • Need You Now
    Lady Antebellum
  • One of Us
    ABBA
  • Never Gonna Get It
    En Vogue
  • Fade to Black
    Metallica
  • It's All Over Now
    Rolling Stones
  • You Got Lucky
    Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
  • China
    China
  • Killing Me Softly
    Roberta Flack
  • Goodbye
    Alicia Keys
  • Irreplaceable
    Beyonce
  • Unbreak My Heart
    Toni Braxton
  • If You See Her, Say Hello
    Bob Dylan
  • Hole in My Soul
    Aerosmith
Looking at the infinite number of good sad songs it is quite possible that I may have missed out on some good ones. However, if you guys really feel like some songs should be added, then please mention them and I'll feature them soon.