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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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31Foo Fighters - Friend of a Friend

Did you know?

The song was written by then Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl in 1990--and recorded in secret the same year. It was about his first impressions of new bandmates Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic. Grohl first wrote it in Cobain's Olympia apartment when he stumbled upon Cobain's acoustic guitar--referring to the lyrics, "It was his friend's guitar."

Moment you'll tear up:

He's never been in love
But he knows just what love is
He said nevermind
And no one speaks

 

30Hank Williams - I'm so lonesome I could cry

Did you know?

This song about loneliness was largely inspired by his troubled relationship with wife Audrey Sheppard.

Moment you'll tear up:

Did you ever see a robin weep
When leaves began to die?
That means he's lost the will to live
I'm so lonesome I could cry

 

 

29Bon Iver - Skinny Love

Did you know?
The musician Birdy recorded her own cover of Skinny Love, which, at the time of this writing, has over 100 million views on YouTube. She was only fourteen when she released the cover.

Moment you'll tear up:
Come on skinny love what happened here
Suckle on the hope in light brassiere

28U2 - Kite

Did you know?

This song was at first written with Bono's daughters in mind, or more generally, about a kite as a metaphor for someone or something escaping one's realm of control; the song is, more or less, about Bono coming to the realization that a day will come when his daughters will no longer need him.

Moment you'll tear up:

Who's to know when the time has come around
Don't want to see you cry
I know that this is not goodbye

 

27Damian Rice - The Blower's Daughter

Did you know? 

This song has had many interpretations, but the one that keeps popping up relates to having strong feelings for someone, and that no matter how much you want to hate them, you know that you never will.

Moment you'll tear up:

And so it is
The shorter story
No love, no glory
No hero in her skies

 

26ELISA - Dancing

Did you know? 

This song has been used in choreography on the hit show So You Think You Can Dance, highlighting the sense of passion and longing that comes through through the music.

Moment you'll tear up:

So I put my arms around you around you
And I know that I'll be leaving soon

 

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