The Top 10 Saddest Songs You’ll Ever Hear

From Heartbreak to Hopelessness:

Redditor u/udontknowmegurl asked, “What is the saddest song you've ever heard?” Over fifty thousand people responded with nearly as many upvotes on the original post.

In addition, many people shared heartfelt stories accompanying their nominations for a unique selection of the saddest songs ever.

AgitatingMyDots shared, “This was my grandfather's favorite song, and we had it playing when they turned off his life support 11 months after my grandma died. So it'll always be my favorite sad song.”

He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones – 4.9K

Zestyclose-Mark-1801 admitted, “That song broke me.” SylveonFrusciante admitted, “That song gets me too, but for happy reasons. It's my and my wife's song. Many Redditors tossed out other Mazzy Star songs, including “Fade Into You” and “Look on Down From the Bridge.”

Into Dust by Mazzy Star – 5.5K

LonewolfRayne expressed, “She got so much backlash for singing this song because of how raw and ‘scandalous' the lyrics are (For back then, I mean). It's such a powerful song, though.”

Strange Fruit by Billie Holliday – 7.3K

Bradyceneme voted “How to Disappear Completely by Radiohead. Haunting instrumental, depression dripping through every line of lyrics, – I'm not here, this isn't happening.”

How To Disappear Completely by Radiohead – 8.1K

Dreadnought13 was the real MVP and shared the lyrics: “The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping. I dreamed I held you in my arms. But when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken. And I hung my head, and I cried.”

You Are My Sunshine – 8.7K

Redditor phred_666 said, “The Show Must Go On by Queen. The song is basically Freddie admitting he is sick and about to die even though publicly he denied he was ill.”

The Show Must Go On by Queen – 9.4K

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