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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MusicOfTheForest added Gerry & the Pacemakers

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Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band

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MusicOfTheForest added The Four Seasons

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Justin Timberlake

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MusicOfTheForest added Roy Orbison

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Guns N' Roses

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The Beatles

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43 10
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57 20
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The Wailers, Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Tom Islava added The Everly Brothers

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? & the Mysterians

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54 22
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62 28
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47 17
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Elvis Presley

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37 10
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The Beatles

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41 13
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The Rolling Stones

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45 18
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Elvis Presley

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24 6
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talitha_eve added Willie Nelson

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26 10
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Bob Dylan

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33 16
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Johnny Cash

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21 6
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Linda Ronstadt

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24 9
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25 10
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Roy Orbison