Songs The Greatest Depressing Love Songs  

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List Rules Vote up the most depressing love songs.

Love is universal. We’ve all experienced it and, while most love songs exalt the joys of romance, those of us feelings its unfortunate effects may crave depressing love songs for commiseration. The songs below are sure to speak to what ails you, whether it be unrequited love, long distance love, or a devastating breakup. While these songs may be depressing, they can also be cathartic. This playlist will help you realize you’re not alone in your feelings.

The tunes below are gut wrenching, unflinchingly honest takes on what it feels like when love hurts. Good depressing love songs show the darker side of romance. The science of love shows it's an addicting emotion that humans naturally crave, which is what makes it so satisfying when it begins. However, this is also why it can be so devastating when love ends. Browse this list for some sad song recommendations and feel free to add anything you think is missing. 

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Ho Hey The Lumineers

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Killing Me Softly Roberta Flack

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I Will Always Love You Katherine Jenkins

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Nothing Compares 2 U Dune, The London Session Orchestra, Airliner SRS

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Unchained Melody The Righteous Brothers

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You Don't Know Me Ray Charles

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Un-Break My Heart Toni Braxton

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Brick Ben Folds, Ben Folds Five

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You Are My Sunshine Jimmie Davis

The Best Rap Songs About Love

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Stay With Me Sam Smith

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The A-Team Ed Sheeran

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Always on My Mind Willie Nelson

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I'll Be Around The Spinners

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Skinny Love Bon Iver

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The Way We Were Barbra Streisand

The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

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I Will Follow You Into the Dark Death Cab for Cutie

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The Dance Garth Brooks

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The Blower's Daughter Damien Rice

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Just Like Heaven The Cure

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Goodbye to You Michelle Branch

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