songs The Best Songs About Crying  

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Sobbing, weeping, bawling… There’s a lot of things you can call crying, and they’re all here on this list of the best songs about crying. From tears of joy to depressed, miserable weeping, these crying songs run the gamut of crying emotions. But not all songs about crying are about being down the in the dumps. Some are about the strength to cry, or not cry, and to persevere in the face of daunting emotions. Cozy up to this list, and don’t be afraid to grab a tissue. All of these songs are about crying as a subject, but some definitely have the potential to make you tear up while listening.

 

“Fool to Cry” was a big hit for the Rolling Stones in the ‘70s.The track is one of their most subdued balled, full of beautiful piano and synthesizer.

 

Justin Timberlake wrote “Cry Me a River” about his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears. The song was a huge hit for Timberlake.

 

“Boys Don’t Cry” was one of the Cure’s first hit songs, and featured a much starker, more punk sound in contrast to their more lush sounding later output.   

What songs make you want to weep, with joy, sadness, or both, when you hear them? Vote for your favorites! If there's any songs about crying that aren't on the list, please don't cry, add them.

 

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Don't Cry Guns N' Roses

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No Woman, No Cry The Wailers, Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Cry Cry Cry Johnny Cash

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Fool to Cry The Rolling Stones

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Don't Cry Daddy Elvis Presley

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Crying in the Chapel Elvis Presley

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I’ll Cry Instead The Beatles

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Cry If You Want The Who

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Cry a While Bob Dylan

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Cry Baby Cry The Beatles

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96 Tears ? & the Mysterians

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Boys Don't Cry The Cure

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Let Her Cry Hootie & the Blowfish

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'87 and Cry David Bowie

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Crying in the Rain Whitesnake

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Cry to Me The Rolling Stones

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Try Not to Cry Paul McCartney

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Stop Your Sobbing The Kinks

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Tear Stained Letter Johnny Cash

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I Cry Alone The Black Keys

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I Never Cry Alice Cooper

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Crying Lightning Arctic Monkeys

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Time to Cry Roy Orbison

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Cry Me a River Justin Timberlake

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Cry, Cry, Cry Neil Young

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Don't Cry Neil Young

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Woman Don't You Cry for Me George Harrison

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Bye Bye Love The Everly Brothers

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To Cry You a Song Jethro Tull

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Crying Roy Orbison

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You Don't Have to Cry Crosby^! Stills^! Nash & Young

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My Eyes Don't Cry Stevie Wonder

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Cry to Heaven Elton John

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Cry Like a Rainstorm Linda Ronstadt

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Don't Cry Baby James Brown