Sad song suggestions please!?

I listen to a very large variety of music. I'm looking for some sad music.

Some examples of singers/bands I like:

Ingrid Michaelson


Papa Roach

Matthew West

The Fray

Grace Potter

Linkin Park

Sara Bareilles

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

30 Seconds to Mars


Tegan and Sara




9 Answers

  • 10 years ago
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    Off the top of my head these are ones I usually listen to when I'm sad:

    The All American Rejects - Paper Heart

    Say Anything - A Walk Through Hell

    The Used - All That I've Got

    Less Than Jake - The Rest Of My Life

    Plain White T's - Hate

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    This one by Summertime's End is the best breakup song I know.

    2008 (Nadia's Goodbye)

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    I found some perspective gathering dust

    In the back of my drawer

    I didn't know it was there but I'm glad 'cause I've never needed it more

    And I found the letters that we used to write

    Just a few years ago

    I didn't know things had changed that much but I guess that now it shows

    And it's what I make of this

    That defines just who I am

    And I know your mind won't change

    'Cause you just don't understand

    And I know the times were good

    But that's what memories are for

    I can live without you here

    I don't need you anymore

    Yeah, life was a canvas and we had a brush

    And we'd paint our every day

    But now you're gone and I'm left with a smear and a thousand shades of grey

    So I'll pack my bags up 'cause I'm moving out

    By tonight I'll be gone

    I'll leave this life and I'll say goodbye

    'Cause I am moving on

    This is how I leave you behind

    And this is how I wipe you from my mind

  • 10 years ago

    Well, The artists you've listed above, make some sad songs every now, and again....but you already know this because you have them listed yourself (with exception of the song titles). Therefore, it would be kinda pointless to go in that direction. If you want something very powerful...emotionally driven material, to make you sad, or even make you cry (if you're thinking of becoming an actor) I suggest listening to some movie scores. Or soundtracks that you're familiar with. For example Gladiator: The Soundtrack, Titantic: The Soundtrack, or Requiem for A Dream : The Soundtrack, etc.

    My favorites are these scores conducted by Hans Zimmer

    Inception's "528491":

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    Batman Begins' "Tadarida":

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    Source(s): I know great music that can trigger your emotions!
  • 10 years ago

    Sara Beth, Rascal Flatts

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Well I assume you're talking about older Sia stuff she's quite upbeat now. But anyway check out Elliot Smith. It's quite different from the stuff you listed but it's the best. Who knows you may find a new love.

  • 10 years ago

    You should try some Leonard Cohen. Songs like 'Alexandra Leaving', 'In my Secret Life', 'A Thousand Kisses Deep', 'Who by Fire?', etc. Sad, but not Elliot Smith (though he is great too) suicidal.

    Also try movie soundtracks. Hans Zimmer's 'Tears of the Sun' (try 'the journey/kopano pt. 3' & 'the jablonsky variations on a theme/cameroon border post') has me blubbing on the subway, as does his collaboration with Lisa Gerard on 'Gladiator' (try 'now we are free'.)

  • I don't think it's your thing, but there are a lot of sad Dustin O'halloran,Yann Tiersen, Ryuichi Sakamoto (the song I specifically have in mind is "Bibo no Aozora" It's a really touching piece), Hiromi, Olafur Arnalds etc songs. I'd check them out.

    Source(s): I LIKE MOOZICKC
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    ...............I GOT YOUR SAD SONG HERE.......

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    i first heard this song off a movie called "Death Sentence"

    its a sad song and movie.

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