The 55 Saddest Songs Of All Time That Will Make You Cry - Page 2

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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 youAnd 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 handShe will stop her car and thenSeal 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 kissI 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 driveNow that I have found someoneI'm feeling more aloneThan 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 slowlyAnd time can do so muchAre you still mine?

43Cyndi Lauper - Time after Time

Did you know?

Lauper has indicated that much of the lyrics were written about occurrences in the studio and her life at the time. The line, "the second hand unwinds," refers to producer Rick Chertoff's watch, which was winding backwards.

Moment you'll tear up:

After my picture fades and darkness has Turned to gray Watching through windows, you're wondering If I'm OK Secrets stolen from deep inside The drum beats out of time