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The UK based site, StudyFinds.org along with onepoll.us, did a deep study about music. They asked participants what makes a great song? The three key answers were: A good beat, a memorable melody, and the capacity to evoke a legitimate emotional reaction.

These facts were also gathered of those studied: 36% opt for a sad song when they are feeling nostalgic. 24% play their favorite somber tunes after a break-up. And about 48% admit a sad song can brighten their day.

Get ready to perk up… or fall into a deep depression. Based on this study, these are the 30 saddest songs of all time:

  1. REM – Everybody Hurts
  2. Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
  3. Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven
  4. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
  5. The Beatles – Yesterday
  6. Adele – Someone Like You
  7. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
  8. Roy Orbison – Crying
  9. Eric Carmen – All by Myself
  10. Robbie Williams – Angels
  11. Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
  12. James Blunt – Goodbye My Lover
  13. Toni Braxton – Unbreak My Heart
  14. Eva Cassidy – Songbird
  15. Coldplay – Fix You
  16. U2 – With or Without You
  17. The Beatles – The Long and Winding Road
  18. Al Green – How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
  19. Sam Smith – Stay with Me
  20. Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
  21. Carole King – It’s Too Late
  22. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved
  23. John Lennon – Jealous Guy
  24. Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer
  25. Gary Jules – Mad World
  26. Adele – Easy on Me
  27. Boyz II Men – End of The Road
  28. Neil Young – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  29. Passenger – Let Her Go
  30. The Fray – How to Save a Life

Add your song to the list:

What's YOUR ultimate sad song?

Posted by The Preston & Steve Show on Tuesday, March 8, 2022