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Top 55 Sad Songs That Will Make You Cry Playlist

Top 55 Sad Songs That Will Make You Cry Playlist

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49Chris Isaak - Wicked Game

Did you know?
Wicked Game first gained popularity when it was featured in David Lynch’s 1990 movie Wild At Heart. From then on, the track has appeared in pretty much everything. To quote Flight Of The Conchords: ”Women like three things: Men in Kilts, Southern Comfort and Chris Isaak's Wicked Game.”

Moment you'll tear up:
I'd never dreamed that I'd love somebody like you
And I'd never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

48Pernice Brothers - Chicken Wire

Did you know?

This song is about a woman who has one last drink before killing herself with carbon monoxide in the garage.

Moment you'll tear up:

With a drink in her hand
She will stop her car and then
Seal herself for good in the garage

 

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47Pearl Jam - Last Kiss

Did you know?

Wayne Cochran was inspired to write this song after having lived near a dangerous highway where several accidents had occurred yearly. Knowing that songs about tragedy were big hits and selling lots of records, he got together with some of his friends at the time to write it. Pearl Jam does a great cover of this song.

Moment you'll tear up:

I lifted her head, she looked at me and said
"Hold me darling, just a little while"
I held her close, I kissed her our last kiss
I found the love that I knew I had missed

 

46Ben Folds Five - Brick

Did you know?

Ben Folds:

When I was in high school, me and my girlfriend had to get an abortion, and it was a very sad thing. And, I didn't really want to write this song from any kind of political standpoint, or make a statement. I just wanted to reflect what it feels like. So, anyone who's gone through that before, then you'll know what the song's about.

Moment you'll tear up:

And we drive
Now that I have found someone
I'm feeling more alone
Than I ever have before

 

45Nirvana - Something in the Way

Did you know?
It was long rumored that Kurt Cobain was homeless and lived under a bridge which was the inspiration behind Something in the Way. While he was actually a vagrant for some time, sleeping at various friend’s homes and in waiting rooms of hospitals, Kurt never lived under a bridge. This rumour was refuted in the 2001 biography, Heavier Than Heaven.

Moment you'll tear up:

Underneath the bridge
The tarp has sprung a leak
And the animals I've trapped
Have all become my pets

44Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody

Did you know?

Songwriter Hy Zaret chose to focus his lyrics on someone who pines for a lover he hasn't seen in a "long, lonely time." Unchained, the 1955 film that commissioned the song, focused on a man who contemplates either escaping from prison, living life on the run, or completing his sentence and returning to his wife and family. 

Moment you'll tear up:

And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?

 

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