What's the saddest song you know

51 sad songs that will make you cry

There is nothing like sad songs that offer comfort after a breakup or grief.

Or just the soundtrack to a bad day.

It is a known fact that music can evoke intense emotions in us humans.

But what might surprise you is that sad music can do the opposite of what you would expect.

Because wallowing in sad songs can actually evoke positive feelings of “transcendence, peacefulness and nostalgia”, according to a recent study.

The songs allow us to reflect on bad, sad times and even feel a sense of comfort.

Luckily there are some really amazing sad songs - because what would life and love be without a little grief?

Listen to the saddest songs ever and prepare for a rush of emotions.

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(If we have forgotten a sad and beautiful song, please write us a comment!)

1. "Someone Like You" by Adele

2. "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith

3. "The Heart Wants What It Wants" by Selena Gomez

4. "Skinny Love" by Birdy

5. “Hallelujah” by Rufus Wainwright

6. “Stay” by Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko

7. "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M.

8. "Good Woman" by Cat Power

9. "Samson" by Regina Spektor

10. "Breathe Me" by Sia

11. "You Were Mine" by Dixie Chicks

12. "Hey Mama" by Kanye West

13. "A Man / Me / Then Jim" by Rilo Kiley

14. "Twilight" by Elliott Smith

15. "The Sounds of Silence" by Disturbed

16. "Flightless Bird, American Mouth" by Iron & Wine

17. "This Year’s Love" by David Gray

18. "I Will Remember You" by Sarah McLachlan

19. "Lost" by Michael Bublé

20. "Fix You" by Coldplay

21. "Heart" from stars

22. "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys

23. "Crown of Love" from Arcade Fire

24. "Say Something" by A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera

25. "Gloomy Sunday" by Billie Holiday

26. "Mad World" by Gary Jules ft. Michael Andrews

27. "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" by Death Cab For Cutie

28. "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd

29. “Landslide” from Fleetwood Mac

30. "Guess I'm Doing Fine" by Beck

31. "Brick" by Ben Folds Five

32. "Unchained Melody" by Righteous Brothers

33. "Goodbye My Lover" by James Blunt

34. “Whiskey Lullaby” by Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss

35. "Something in the Way" by Nirvana

36. "River" by Joni Mitchell

37. "Creep" by Radiohead

38. "The Blower’s Daughter" by Damien Rice

39. "All of Me" by John Legend

40. "The Needle and the Damage Done" by Neil Young

41. "I Can't Make You Love Me / Nick of Time" by Bon Iver

42. "Poison & Wine" from The Civil Wars

43. "If You Say So" by Lea Michele

44. "John Wayne Gacy, Jr." by Sufjan Stevens

45. "Trouble" by Cat Stevens

46 “One more Light” from Linkin Park

47. "Summertime Sadness" by Lana del Rey

48. "I'm almost happy here" from Hotel Books

49. "1916" by Motörhead

50. “Place de la République” by Coeur de Pirate

51. “Last Love” by Prince Pi

I hope you enjoyed this list of sad songs. You are just heartbreakingly beautiful.

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