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The Best Songs About Sadness  

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Sadness comes in many forms, but there is a song to capture every aspect of sorrow. For this list we're ranking the all time best sad songs, and we're letting you vote for the songs you love the most. Some of the best songs about being sad are about the sadness that comes from missing someone, while other songs about sadness are about feeling depressed with life in general. Beautiful songs about sadness have been written by rock stars, rappers and country musicians.

“Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa (Sad Song)” by Otis Redding is a song about sadness that still manages to put a smile on your face. Redding released this sad track back in 1966. Smokey Robinson's “Tears of a Clown” is also a sad song with an upbeat tempo as is “Sad Sad City” by Ghostland Observatory.“With or Without You,” “Wish You Were Here” and “If It Makes You Happy” are all songs about being sad over losing someone.

Damon Albarn is a master at writing songs about sadness. Several Blur songs, including “Caramel” and “This Is a Low” appear on this list of the best songs about being sad.

What song do you pop on when you want to listen to a song about sadness? Vote your favorite to the top of this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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Leonard Cohen
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Johnny Cash
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Pink Floyd
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The Beatles
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Tom Islava added The Beatles
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Coldplay
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edward1111100 added Elton John
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Sam Smith
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Smokey Robinson
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Billie Holiday
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96 Tears is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Sadness
? & the Mysterians
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Linda Ronstadt
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Elvis Presley
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Hello is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Sadness
kalen-rees added Evanescence
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Marianne Faithfull
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Frédéric Chopin
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Sheryl Crow
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Lana Del Rey
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Austin Monroe Carlton added Billy Joel
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