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11 Saddest Songs of All Time

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These 11 saddest songs of all time will be a tough challenge for people that easily burst into tears. Music can move us in many ways, both positive and negative. Our mood is connected with our music preference. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that when we are sad we are going to play a happy song to cheer us up. Sometimes, listening sad songs can help us deal with the pain we feel.

JStone / 11 Saddest Songs of All Time

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Let’s be honest, all of us have locked ourselves, at least once, and mourned because of a love breakup, troubles in the family or at work, listening to a song that somehow captured our feelings and presented them in a shape of music.

It is probably hard to write a happy song while you are sad or lonely, and nothing brings you the joy. On the other side, you also can’t write a sad song if there is no sadness in your life. Emotions that music artists put in writing or performing a song are crucial for understanding the core of it and only if the interpretation of the song is equal to its message, we can feel it. Every songwriter has a thing that inspires him. While some seek inspiration in things that surround them, others find that same inspiration deep in themselves. If you seek some kind of inspiration, check out our 11 most inspirational songs of all time.

To find out our 11 saddest songs of all time, we used various pools like ones from Rolling Stone magazine and TheTopTens where people could vote for the saddest song for them, and lists like UpVenuePasteMagazine made by music journalists with addition from site dedicated to sad songs, WorldsSaddestSongs. We gave points to the each song based on their position, ultimately summing them up into our “sad count” and getting our list. 

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