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Whiskey Lullaby is pretty bad
Dance with my father by Luther Vandros is my top though
Samuel Barber – Adagio for Strings
tears in heaven, if you know the backstory
In the Ghetto is right up there.
Who Let The Dogs Out
Patches by Clarence Carter makes me sad
If I just hear the opening notes of Don’t Give Up by Peter Gabriel I fall into existential despair for the duration of that song.
Maybe not the saddest but it sure felt like it as a teenager. Simple plan – Welcome to my life
Lost Without You by Freya Ridings and Sorry by Halsey are both really sad.
Mac Miller – circles
Johnny Cash’s cover of Hurt. He was getting pretty feeble at the time, and you can hear it in his voice. The amount of relatable emotion that you can hear in “What have I become? My sweetest friend. Everyone I know goes away
In the end” is palpable. It’s the audio construction of a person’s regrets. Something special
Nutshell when performed Unplugged by Alice In Chains.
Cats in the cradle.
Johnny Cash – Hurt
Sia – breathe me
Mad world by Gary jules
Emma by Hot Chocolate
All I want – kodaline
That one about the guy hoping he goes to heaven so he can see his love again, since she died in a car accident always gets me. I can never remember the name of it. Reddit always knows, however.
**In The Ghetto**, definitely. **The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald** always gets me. **Script for a Jester’s Tear** is also a favorite.
Tom Odell – Another Love
Naraku no Hana – Eiko Shimamiya.
The song is pretty sad, considering it’s about struggling to defy fate.
Sherman Pore’s rendition of “You Belong to Me” on American Idol. Fuck.
Gift horse The amity affliction. Go listen rn. I win
I’m not going to miss you by Glen Campbell
Ballad of a dog named Stains
I’m sexy and I know it
Sail on Soothsayer by Buckethead
It’s a guitar instrumental and it’s a great song
Sound and silence Simon and Garfunkel
Sing me to Sleep – the Smiths
For anyone who has lost a loved one, and specifically was there until the very end, I don’t think “What Sarah Said” by Death Cab for Cutie can be beaten in terms of sadness. I can’t listen to it without balling, and if it happens to play in an unexpected setting, I’ll have to excuse myself and go somewhere else for a while. It’s IMO the peak of their ability to create something incredibly beautiful yet incredibly sorrowful and poignant.
For personal reasons,
I Knew- by Lizzy McAlpine
“Lick My Love Pump”
Saddest key. D minor. Part of a trilogy.
Drugs don’t work. The Verve.
Joji – Glimpse of Us.