I was looking on the internet for awesome music to listen to when I found a cool discussion titled, “What’s the saddest song you’ve ever heard?” Here are some of the top answers with the most likes.
“The Night We Met” by Lord Huron
Someone wrote, “No matter where I am, if I’m happy, who I’m with, etc., I’ll bawl my eyes out if that song plays. It’s so painful and true because one day they’re there, and they’re your everything, and then they start slipping…”
They continued, “Just the lyrics “I had all and then most of you, some and now none of you” hit this.”
“You Are My Sunshine“
Another person replied, “Everything but the chorus [of “You Are My Sunshine”] is heartbreaking. Few people know anything but the chorus, though.”
This was supported by another user who wrote, “There was a scene where she visited the gift shop and bought a silly dancing sunflower that sang that song. When she gets back, the staff is shutting off all of the alarms in her room. She collapses in the hall, and the sunflower is set off.”
“How to Disappear Completely” by Radiohead
Another user wrote “How to Disappear Completely” by Radiohead. It has a haunting instrumental, and there’s a certain depression dripping through every line of lyrics.
This was supported by Femifighter, who said, “I love this song because it’s so sad.”
“Fourth of July” by Sufjan Stevens
Another commenter responded with “Fourth of July” by Sufjan Stevens. For many, it’s an emotional song that they listen to when they want to be sad.
Someone commented, “My mom died of cancer almost a year ago, and I don’t think I’ll ever bring myself to listen to it again.”
“Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman
Someone wrote their sad song is “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman. They find the song so hard breaking and mention that Chapman was a great musician inspired by some of the best black musicians.
This was supported by someone who comments that it’s a song written from a place of hope. As bad as things are, she has hope for a better future.
“Hurt” by Johnny Cash
Another person wrote “Hurt” by Johnny Cash. They added, “You can sense, in literally everything when you watch the music video, that he feels his end is near. It makes the song so harrowingly beautiful.”
This was supported by a user who responded, “Yeah, this is crazy how Johnny’s version tells the story of a man past his prime fading out, and NIN’s version is a man addicted and unable to break out. And the lyrics, for the most part, are the same.”
“Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
Rare_Matter had this to say, “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac. They added, “I find that the older I get, the more meaning this song has.”
Someone else supported the answer by responding, “I used to work in a daycare. The line “and children get older, and I’m getting older too” really hit hard. I just remembered all the bonds I made with all those kids, and then one day, they move out of your classroom, and you don’t get to see them anymore.”
“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” By Lightfoot
Another user wrote, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” The comment received many upvotes, with one particular catching our attention.
The respondent said, “Fun fact: In a later live recording, Lightfoot recounts that a parishioner of the church informed him that the church is not “musty.” From that time, instead of singing “In a musty old hall, he now sings “In a rustic old hall…”
“I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton
Scruntyboy voted for “I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton, and many agreed. She puts her entire soul into that song, and you can really tell she lived it.
Someone else responded, “Surprisingly, it was written about her platonic friendship with Porter Wagoner. He was her mentor and helped start her career by putting her on his show, and the song was written when she decided to leave it.”
“Time In a Bottle” by Jim Croce
Nerdmoot chose “Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce, and many users seemed to agree with the answer.
One of them wrote, “I’m about to turn the age Jim was when he died in just a matter of months, just thinking of how much we missed out on because he died so soon and thinking of how much of the best part of my life I’d miss out on if I were to pass…”
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