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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Cry Baby Janis Joplin, Full Tilt Boogie Band

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I’ll Cry Instead The Beatles

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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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Don't Cry Daddy Elvis Presley

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Tear Stained Letter Johnny Cash

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Cry Baby Cry The Beatles

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Crying in the Chapel Elvis Presley

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Fool to Cry The Rolling Stones

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Cry If You Want The Who

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Cry a While Bob Dylan

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Try Not to Cry Paul McCartney

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96 Tears ? & the Mysterians

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Cry Me a River Justin Timberlake

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Boys Don't Cry The Cure

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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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I Never Cry Alice Cooper

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Stop Your Sobbing The Kinks

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Cry to Me The Rolling Stones

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Cry Me a River Sam Cooke

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Cry, Cry, Cry Neil Young

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Don't Cry Neil Young

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Never Make Me Cry Fleetwood Mac

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'87 and Cry David Bowie

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Cry to Heaven Elton John

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I Cry Alone The Black Keys

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Mercy I Cry City The Incredible String Band

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Cry Me a River Aerosmith

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My Eyes Don't Cry Stevie Wonder

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Cry for the Bad Man Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Crying Lightning Arctic Monkeys

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Woman Don't You Cry for Me George Harrison

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