Music speaks to the soul And sad songs speak to a depressed soul! If you’re feeling sad, here are 66 songs that will make you cry and help you.
While listening to depressing music may seem ineffective when you’re ready to cry. But the truth is that listening to music that brings out your feelings can be venting! When you connect with music The song will sing with you cry with you and expresses everything you feel in the most poetic way. It’s no wonder why people with heartbreaks from broken hearts, breakups, or losses turn to music as a consolation.
Let’s get together as a heartbreaking group: we’re offering a list of 66 depressing songs to help you heal!
pop music depressing
Who says pop music can’t make you sad? We’re looking at some of the best and saddest songs on mainstream radio. Feeling disappointed or heartbroken? Hop in your car, fasten your seat belt, and check out these top 40 hits that will help you pick up your tissues.
#1 Taylor Swift – You’re Not SorrySample lyrics: “So innocent. I might believe you if I didn’t know. will love you all my life If you don’t let me wait in the cold and you have a secret And I’m tired of being the last to know And now you’re asking me to listen ‘Because it has worked every time before”??
#2 Coldplay – Fix You. “And tears stream down your face. When you lose something you can’t replace. When you love someone but it’s wasted Could it get any worse?”
#3 Maroon 5 – beard. “Oh, but I’m scared to death. that there will be no more like this And I confess that I’m only holding on to a thin thread. I’m chasing because you’ve never heard of it. The words you want are so bad…I’m so sad.”
#4 Gary Jules – Mad World. “And I think it’s funny. i feel sad The dream I was dying was the best I’ve ever had. I find it hard to tell you I find it hard to pick up. When people run in circles It’s a very crazy world. Crazy world.”??
#5 Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah. “Honey, I’ve been here before. I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked this floor. You know I was alone before I knew you. And I see your flag on a marble arch, and love is not a victory march. It was a cold and a broken Hallelujah.”
#6 Last good night – come back to me. “I will change the way I speak. I will change my feelings I will change the way I walk until there is nothing left. I’ll change the way I call your name. I will change the way I eat I’ll change the way I touch you when you’re lying there. ‘Cause I miss you, Lord, I miss you, come back to me, come back to me, I’ll change everything.”
#7 Tracy Chapman – Fast Car. “Seeing my old man has a problem. He lives with a bottle. that’s what it is He said his body was too old to function. His body was too young to look like him. My mother left and left him. She wanted more life than he could give. I said someone had to take care of him. So I dropped out of school and that’s what I did. You have a fast car. Is it fast enough for us to fly away? we have to decide Leave tonight or live and die like this.”
#8 Ben Folds Five – Bricks. “Several weeks have passed. It shows that she is sick. They told me, “Daughter, it’s time to tell the truth.” And you’re broken, I’m broken, because I’m tired of lying. drove back to her apartment. while we are alone but she alone and i am alone And now I know.”
#9 Damien Rice from The Blowers Daughter. “And it was as you thought it would be. Life is easy for me most of the time. And so is the short story. no love no honor There is no hero in her sky.”
#10 Bastille – Oblivion. “Will you grow old by grace? Will you age without errors? Will you grow old gracefully or just to wake up and hide your face?
#11 Of Monsters and Men – Love, Love, Love“Well, maybe I’m a thief who stole your heart, yes, maybe I’m a cheater who doesn’t care about it. Yes, maybe I’m a bad, bad, bad, bad, baby, I know, and these fingertips will never run through my skin. yours and those bright blue eyes I only found mine in a room with less important people than you.”??
#12 Missy Higgins – Where Am I Standing?. “I don’t know what I’ve done. or like what has already begun But something tells me to run, and baby, you know me. all or none because I don’t know who I am who am I without you All I know is that I should And I don’t know if I can stand by you All I know is that I should ‘Cause she’ll love you more than I can You dare to stand where I stand.”??
#13 David Gray – Love This Year. “This year’s love is better than this. Heaven knows it’s time And I waited too long for myself But when you hug me like you do It feels right I began to forget how my heart was torn. when the pain is thrown away It feels like you can’t go on.”
#14 Deep Sleep – Turning Pages. “I surrender to what I am. ‘Cause nothing makes me stronger than your fragile heart. If I only felt how it felt to be yours I would have known that I had always lived. Live for what?”
depressing alternative choices
Not a Top 40 fan? You’re in luck. Rock ‘n roll was founded on one thing: pain! So what’s better to listen to when you’re not sure if you’re feeling angry, depressed, or indifferent? This is a collection of sad songs in rock category.
#15 Florence + Machine – I don’t call you a liar.. “I don’t call you a liar. Just don’t lie to me I didn’t call you a thief. Just don’t steal from me I don’t call you a ghost Just stop haunting me and i love you so much I will let you kill me.”
#16 Snow Patrol – Monotone“It’s not perfect but it’s from the first take. It’s what I do with you here. It seems careless that I shouldn’t care less. But it’s the only voice I have from you.”
#17 Tom Odell – Another Love. “And I want to kiss you. make you feel okay I’m just so tired to split my night. I want to cry and I want to love. But my tears are gone… with a new love.”
#18 Cities and Colors – Insomnia. “I’m afraid to sleep because of things that haunt me, like living with uncertainty. that I’ve never found a word to describe it all How did I collapse?”
#19 Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – Overwritten. “While my ass is in the air and my face is in the ground i’m looking at love she laughed me down I want to write more.”
#20 My Chemical Romance – I Don’t Love You. “And after this you are still in debt. You’re still worthless, I don’t know, so put on your gloves and go. Get out while you can do better. When you go, you will turn around and say: I don’t love you like yesterday.”
#21 Keane – Somewhere Only We Know. “Oh, simple matter. Where have you been? I’m old and need something to rely on. Tell me when will you let me in? I’m tired and need a place to start. And if you have a moment Why don’t we talk about it somewhere we know each other well?”
#22 Honorary Position – Far More“Is this the sound of our death or is it the opposite? i love you and i miss you Is there anything else to say? It takes a lot more time to complete.”??
#23 Our Lady Peace – Bringing the Sun Back“And I know, I know I let you down. and i hope I hope we can pass Another sunny day the mystery is gone bring back the sun We will bury this hate and build it with love.”
#24 Mayday Parade – Tragic at Best. “Don’t pretend you’re alone tonight. You might hang out and do your eyes. I bet he would dare walk the floor and ask my girl to dance. and she will say yes Because these words are never easy for me to say or you guess twice. But I guess I can live without you. but without you I would be extremely sad.”??
#25 Death Cab for Cutie – The Ice Is Thinning. “We are not the same, dear. as we used to be The seasons change and so do we. There is little we can say and even less that we can do. so as not to thin the ice under me and you”??
#26 Matthew Good Band – Strange Days“We finished lying for a living. The odd day had come and she was gone. whether dead or dying die or try to go.”
#27 The Great Wreck – Under the Lighthouse. “When I tell you that I’m sorry. You tell me I’m full of fear But when the music is too loud, it’s not your voice that I hear. anyway you left me anyway So I’ll bow my head I swear you might leave me So I’ll leave you instead.”
#28 Paramore – We’re Broken. “We are broken. What must we do to restore our innocence? And oh the promises we love Give us life again because we just want to be all.”
#29 The Smiths – There’s a Light That Never Goes Out “And if a double-decker bus hits us death by your side death from heaven And if a ten-ton truck kills both of us to die by your side my pleasure The privilege is mine.”
#30 Honorary Position – Just One Week. “Have your lips dignified others? Or am I the only one? Every time I try to talk to you These are the thoughts that go on. Say something else, girl, I don’t want to leave. Our communication is almost never the same.”??
#31 The National – I Should Be in Salt. “Think about something a lot. You should know me better starting to slip out of touch You should know me better Tell yourself it’s all you know You should know me better Learn to appreciate the emptiness You should know me better I should stay like salt for leaving you behind.”
#32 Evanescence – Hello. “If I smile and don’t believe I will soon wake up from this dream. Don’t try to fix me. I’m not broken. Hello. I’m a liar for you. So you can hide, don’t cry.”
#33 Tom Odell – I Know. “Or the way you hit me when you want to fight. the way I yearn the way i cry Our love spins with the tide. But we know that we will always compensate each other. I know what you told me I know it’s over And I know I can’t keep calling Every time I run, yes, I keep falling.”
#34 Acceptance – Very Connected“Oh, when I’m around you, I guess because I believe in loving you at first sight. I know it’s crazy But I hope to… hug her. Could this be out of line? To say you’re the only one who destroys me like this You are the only one I will shoot. Keep me hanging on so contagious.”??
#35 Jimmy Eats the World – Medicine or Me?. “Stay with me, you’re the only one I need. You make the hardest things seem easy. Keep my heart somewhere ya don’t go. where the sun slowly shines Always keep me around. If only you saw a stranger next to me, you promised you promised it would be done. But I can’t tell you from ya”??
#36 Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here. “What do I want? I hope you are here We are just two lost souls that swim in the fishbowl, year after year, running on the same ground. What do we find? original fear I hope you are here.” ??
#37 Cranberry – Zombie. “Another head is hanging low. The child was slowly taken away. And the violence caused such silence. Who are we to blame?”
#38 My Chemical Romance – Cemetery Drive“So I won’t stop dying, don’t stop lying, if you want, I’ll keep crying. Do you get what you deserve? Is this what you always wanted me to do? I miss you Miss you until now And kissing her against each other is so hard.”
#39 Reckless Beauty – You“You don’t want me, no, you don’t need me. Like I need you, oh, like I need you. and I need you in my life And I need you in my life.”??
#40 Our Lady Peace – Are you sad? “I’m drowning in your head. Please answer. Please understand why we have been talking like friends for so long. please forgive me I’m just a guy who makes mistakes.”
#41 Okkervil River – The Real Thing. “I really miss the real thing when I hug your neck tight. And I missed the bus as it drifted away from us and crashed into it.”
The depressing luk thung song…isn’t it all?
When it comes to sad songs Turning to luk thung music is not easy! They always sing about trucks and love. And smash your ex’s car! without further ado This is our country that curates sad songs.
#42 Johnny Cash – Hurt. “What have I become? my cutest friend Everyone I know will eventually disappear. and you can have them all my dirty kingdom I will disappoint you I’ll hurt you.”
#43 Rascal Flatts – I’m Moving On“I used to live here and know all the faces. each person is different but always the same They mean I’m not dangerous. But it’s time for me to face it. They won’t let me change. But I never dreamed that the house would end up where I wasn’t. I’m moving on.”
#44 Little Texas – What Happens?“Of course, I miss you sometimes. But it’s been a long time I have a good life now. I keep walking So when you remember I try not to think about what might have been. The cause is then and we have taken different roads. We can’t go back. There’s no point in giving up. and there is no way of knowing what will happen.”
#45 George Strait – When Did You Stop Loving Me?. “When did you stop loving me? How long has it been since I had a memory? I have to know for my sanity, tell me, when will you stop loving me???
#46 Bonnie Tyler – It’s a Headache. “It’s heartbreaking, nothing but heartache. hit you when it’s too late hit you when you fall It’s a fool’s game. Nothing but a fool’s game standing in the cold rain like a clown.”
sad old song
Don’t knock old people! Whether it’s the 40s, 50s or 60s, these eras have one thing in common: great music and sad songs. Find our wide selection of old songs for good music. to listen when you want to cry
#47 Ink Dots – Maybe“Maybe you miss me when you’re alone. Perhaps the person waiting for you will prove to be untrue. So what do I do? Maybe you can sit and sigh wish i was near Maybe you can ask me to come back again. And maybe I’ll say ‘maybe’.” [Read: 20 breakup songs you can use to break up with someone you love]
#48 Ray Charles – I Can’t Stop Loving You. “Those happy hours that we used to know a long time ago still make me blue They say that time heals a broken heart. But time has stood still since we parted.”
#49 Patsy Cline – I’ve Got Her Picture. “I have a picture of you that you gave me. And it’s signed with love like it used to be. the only thing that is different The only thing new: I have a picture of you, she has you, I have a record we used to share. and still listen to the same Just like when you were here the only thing that is different The only thing new: I have a record, she has you.”
#50 Bill Withers – Not Sunshine. “I wonder where she’s gone this time. I wonder if she will stay No sunshine when she’s gone And this house is not a home Whenever you leave”??
#51 Billy Holiday – Stormy Weather. “I don’t know why there is no sunrise in the sky. thunderstorm ‘Cause men and I don’t live together I’m so tired…all the time.”??
#52 Louis Armstrong – Moon River. “The Moon River is wider than a mile. I’ll cross you in style someday, oh dreamer, your heart is broken. wherever you go I’ll go your way.”??
#53 Elvis – Love Me Tender“Love me tenderly, love me, tell me you’re mine. I will be yours all these years. until the last day”??
sad indie music
Indie music is absolutely awesome and relevant. And since those songs are still free So you can put together your own playlist and keep it your own sad little secret! Uh…we digress! Here are some amazing indie songs sung and sung.
#54 Half Moon Run – Can’t Offer“Tell me a lie, I’ll be the first to fall. give me an offer Imagine the warmth in those little hands that captured the penance I didn’t deserve. Don’t you feel like a knife is in the back of your head? And it smells like a rotten afterthought and says, Instead, something might be lost or forgotten.”
#55 Bon Iver – Skinny Love. “Come on, love that was thin last year. Pour a little salt we’ve never been here. My my my… Staring at the pool of blood and crushed veneer. I told my love to be destroyed Cut all the ropes and let me fall, mama, mama… Too many orders”?? [Read: The skinny on skinny love – Are you experiencing it?]
#56 Ambassador X – Litost. “What have I done? My heart is on the ground? I must have lost my mind to come back and ask for more. But if you stay And if you just stay overnight swear I’m yours Then I will prove that I am right.”
#57 Said Whale – Its Truth. “I miss you all the time. I know you’ll be fine But I can’t help what you’re thinking right now. Are we still two people? Or is everything we ever said is a lie?”
#58 Civil Twilight – Quiet in my city“Today I heard that someone has left this world. Someone has disappeared, leaving no trace here. Today I heard that someone just got up and left themselves lying on the floor. Today is… today is.. Today in my city is quiet.”
#59 Matthew and the Atlas – Waves. “I swim into the waves. Pictures and photographs hidden in your hands, and if you go, I will go into the sea with you.”??
#60 Destroyer – Nothing like you and me.. “We spend time together crying. It only takes a try let each other go I hold your hand very tightly And tell you what I’m dreaming of…”??
#61 PlayRadioPlay – Madi Don’t Leave. “Is there any way? You can change schools and live here in Fort Worth. because you are what i’m looking for I used to have a secret crush in despair Maybe that doesn’t mean much to you. But I hope this continues”??
#62 Free Whale – Broken Horse. “But O Lord your eyes Problems not finding words It has sprung from the biblical vines, awaiting its return to the soil.”??
#63 Open Eyes – No Lies, Just Love. “I’m writing this for an unborn baby. My brother’s first child, I hope the uterus is not too hot. Because it’s cold here and it’s quite shocking to breathe in. Discover the loss”?? [Read: 10 cathartic love songs for the one that got away]
#64 Avalanche City – Citizen. “I saw fear taking over. The heart hardened to the sound of intimacy. It hurts and beats all the people. Let them desire to have a lover”??
#65 Never Shout Never – I love you more than you will ever know.. “Stars, oh stars, you shine so brightly. Can you give me a little blessing tonight? that I will not die on this destructive path of mine.”
#66 Keaton Henson – Small Hands. “Please forget me. You’re right darling I’m cold and myself and to miss you recently passed lovers I was weak and discouraged. distracted by my music I don’t think of anything other than art. I will write my loneliness as a poem If I can think of where to start?”??[Read: 12 awesome breakup songs that’ll lift your spirits right away]
We swear when you’re done with this gigantic music playlist. Everyone will be wow! Grab a tissue, open iTunes and listen.