Sad Songs

1. Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi

Going through a separation is tough, and it is depicted by Lewis Capaldi .

2. Nobody – Mitski   “Nobody” might have a fantastic beat, but do not be fooled because the message behind the song is truly so sad. Mitski explained her inspiration to Genius, stating that she wrote the song when she chose to stay in Malaysia one holiday season. “I didn’t prepare for how fricking lonely it is to be alone in a country where nobody understands me, while everybody else I know is having holidays with their loved ones and friends”.

3. Dancing On My Own – Robyn

Like nobody, “Dancing On My Own” is definitely a song you can dance to, but in fact the lyrics tell the story of a girl dancing at a bar while she sees her ex with another girl.

4. Lose You To Love Me – Selena Gomez

If this song is stuck in your head for the rest of the day, I apologize.

5. Forever Young – jay Z   Nothing puts time in perspective quite like Jay-Z’s “Forever Young”.

6. See You Again – Charlie Puth ft. Wiz Khalifa

Did you know it is a tribute to the actor Paul Walker, who died back, although you know all the lyrics to this tune?

7. What Hurts the Most – Rascal Flatts

Actually, the departure of his dad inspired the author Jeffrey Steele although many may assume that this is a song about love.

8. When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars has stated that “When I Was Your Man” is his most difficult song to do due to the lyrics and meaning.

9. I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith

“I’m Not The Only One” is the official adulterous anthem for good reason.

10. Last Kiss – Taylor Swift

The song “Last Kiss” is about a separation, specifically Taylor’s split with Joe Jonas. In a post on her site, Taylor wrote about the song,
saying, “You say each of these desperate, hopeless feelings that you have following a break-up. Going through a break-up you are feeling each these things that are different. You are feeling anger and you feel frustration and confusion. There is the sadness that is absolute. The despair of losing this individual, losing of the memories and the hopes you had for the future. There are occasions when you have this moment of truth that you overlook these things. When I was in one of these moments I wrote this tune”.

11. When The Party’s Over – Billie Eilish

Billie has insisted that “When the party’s over” is an angry song, not a sad one, but come on, I am shedding black tears listening to it now.

12. I Will Never Love Again – Lady Gaga (A Star is Born Soundtrack)

A Star is Born is a fairly heartbreaking film, but nothing is as gloomy as the last scene when Ally (Lady Gaga) sings this ballad in her final concert after the death of her husband Jackson (Bradley Cooper).

13. Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis

When you haven’t belted out the chorus to “Bleeding Love” in your area after a separation, you have not lived.

14.Nothing Without Love – Nate Ruess   Since they’re haunting, listen to the lyrics of this one. “The Gambler” tells the story of Nate Ruess’ parents: how they met, raised their children, along with his father’s eventual illness.

15. When You’re Gone – Avril Lavigne

The nearest that Avril has ever gotten to a love song, “When You’re Gone” is truly heartbreaking, especially once you consider the music video that goes along with it.

16. Someone Like You – Adele

Adele is the queen of this sad song and like most of her record “Someone Like You” was inspired by a failed connection.

I am sorry, if you can listen to this song without belting out the chorus radically, you are not human.

17. 100 Years – Five For Fighting

18. Hate To See Your Heart Break – Paramore

“Hate To See Your Heart Break” is all about Paramore’s guitarist Taylor York, who had been struggling during the introduction of the group’s record, Paramore.

19. Never Grow Up – Taylor Swift

20. Loving Someone – The 1975

There is nothing that an old lover moving and meeting someone, which is precisely what this song is all about.

21. Bad Day – Justin Bieber

I will assume this tune, about Selena Gomez, is like most Justin Bieber’s breakup songs.

22. The Circle Game – Joni Mitchell

Nothing reminds you of the rapid passage of time quite like Joni Mitchell’s “The Circle Game”.

23. Yesterday – The Beatles

This song about love that is lost is the most.

24. Angel – Sarah McLachlan

You know that tune, if you found yourself awake at four in the morning, watching TV when a commercial for the ASPCA comes on. It is the tune that plays in the background as a montage of puppies that are sad moves across your screen.

The story behind this song is heartbreaking as well. Sara McLachlan wrote the trail when he was 34, after the departure of Smashing Pumpkins Jonathon Melvoin who died of a drug overdose.

25. Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton

The singer took a hiatus, following Eric Clapton’s son who died when he was only 4 years old. He returned with this tune, which is about his son that was late.

26. All Bad – Justin Bieber

“All Bad” is on Justin’s record Journals, which includes a number of his most personal songs, inspired by his personal journals. This one discusses his efforts to prove to a woman he is not “all bad” and it might have been inspired by his relationship with Selena Gomez, which went south when he got trapped in fame and preceded down a dark path.