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

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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 Cry Cry Johnny Cash

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Cry Baby Cry The Beatles

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Don't Cry Guns N' Roses

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Cry Baby Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band

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Don't Cry Daddy Elvis Presley

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96 Tears ? & the Mysterians

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Boys Don't Cry The Cure

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Fool to Cry The Rolling Stones

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Cry Me a River Justin Timberlake

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I Never Cry Alice Cooper

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Cry a While Bob Dylan

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Cry If You Want The Who

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Tear Stained Letter Johnny Cash

The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

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Stop Your Sobbing The Kinks

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Try Not to Cry Paul McCartney

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Cry to Me Heart

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Time to Cry Roy Orbison

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Let Her Cry Hootie & the Blowfish

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Crying in the Rain Whitesnake

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Cry to Me The Rolling Stones

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I Don't Wanna Cry Mariah Carey

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Cry Me a River Sam Cooke

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Don't Cry Neil Young

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Cry, Cry, Cry Neil Young

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I Cry Alone The Black Keys

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Baby, Don't You Cry Ray Charles

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No Reason to Cry Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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Cry Like a Baby Aretha Franklin

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Sometimes We Cry Van Morrison

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Never Make Me Cry Fleetwood Mac

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'87 and Cry David Bowie

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Mercy I Cry City The Incredible String Band

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Cry Me a River Aerosmith