In the aftermath of a breakup , you want to take some time to heal and possibly cry your eyes out in your car listening to sad breakup songs. We get it. The heart wants what it wants, and sometimes it just wants to feel. Here, you'll find the best breakup songs of all time complete with a few kiss-off tracks, for good measure. Rihanna may release club hit after club hit, but she really shines in her more vulnerable moments, like this pleading love song that is guaranteed to wreck even the strongest heart. No list of sad love songs would be complete without the queen of heartbreak ballads: the one and only Adele. This breakup ballad leaves you feeling empowered and ready to move on with the fierceness and dignity that only Queen Bey can inspire. When Drake and Rihanna team up, magic happens. Dolly Parton wrote this legendary love song, but Whitney Houston made it very, very, very famous.
1. “Beloved Wife” by Natalie Merchant (1995)
With that in mind, we have scoured the music world for the most heart wrenching sad songs that are guaranteed to make you cry. While it may seem counterintuitive, depressing and sad music can actually cheer you up. Think about your favorite sad song and think about how it makes you feel. Does it bring back fond memories? Does the sad song remind you of the one who got away? Was the song played as a mourning at a funeral perhaps? Nostalgia does that to a person. Whatever the heartache that made you stumble upon this article, you should know that things will get better.
List of the Saddest Songs Ever
Pop is no longer what it used to be. As time has passed, the genre has moved with it, subbing squeaky clean, over-produced tracks for more realistic, modern takes. Instead, Billie Eilish stays steady for all three minutes, her ethereal vocals led by nearly nothing aside from her own layered vocals, resulting in an especially chilling cut.
Whether you're going through a breakup, vibing in your room, or in need of a road trip playlist, here are the best sad love songs to get you deep in your feelings. The sad love song to end all sad love songs, Whitney's version of "I Will Always Love You" makes saying goodbye hurt so good. Adele's vocals are pleading as the piano trills in the background: "What if I never love again? Cue me crying. Mimi said "We belong together," dammit! This Mariah classic will have you screaming the final chorus into a hairbrush until your true love returns. So, you miss your toxic ex. We've all been there and this bop from Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson is equal parts wistful and self-aware. Fans were pleasantly surprised to find a breakup song on Taylor Swift's otherwise cheery album Lover.