10 Sad Slow Songs

We have put together a collection of the worlds top 10 sad songs that are likely to make anyone want to grab a box of tissues and lay grieving in bed all day. There are some songs that will make a woman cry, but there are other truly sad songs that have such deep meanings, they will make a grown man cry.

  1. "Tears in Heaven" – Eric Clapton. The song "Tears in Heaven" was written by Eric Clapton about his four year old son who fell out a 53rd floor window and passed away. Eric Clapton was obviously depressed for months, so he poured his pain into the hit song, "Tears In Heaven,"
  2. "Whiskey Lullaby" – Brad Paisley. The song "Whiskey Lullaby" is about a man who was dumped years ago, but could never got over his love. The man became an alcoholic, and eventually got drunk enough to take his own life. The woman blamed herself for many years, and picked up his habit of trying to drinking away his memory. The woman takes her life just as he did. 
  3. "Anymore" – Travis Tritt The song. "Anymore" is a song that brings any woman, and many men straight to tears. The song starts out sounding like a love song, stating that Travis cannot hold back his feelings anymore, but by the time the first verse is finished, he tells the woman he is singing to that he no longer loves her. 
  4. "Mad World" – Gary Jules. Best known for being in the movie "Donnie Darko,"  the song "Mad World" is not said to have any meaning to it, but it has a melody that will pull your mood in the dirt, and lyrics that will overall make you depressed. 
  5. "Hurt" – Johnny Cash. The song "Hurt" was originally written by Trent Reznor, but Johnny Cash made it famous when he covered it in 2002 right before his death. Cash's death gave the song "Hurt" an even larger impact after his death. 
  6. "My Immortal" – Evanescence. The song "my Immortal" was written by the band Evanescence's former guitarist who passed away not long after shooting the song's music video. Fans of Evanescence treasure the song as a favorite slow song because of its deep depressing melody and lyrics. 
  7. "The Thunder Rolls" – Garth Brooks. The song "The Thunder Rolls" is a song deep with emotion. The song starts out describing a woman waiting at home, worried about her husband driving home all night in the storm. The woman prays for her husbands safety, but when he finally gets home, she runs out to hold him, and she smells another woman's perfume on him; implying that he has been cheating on her while she was up worrying about his safety. 
  8. "Everybody Hurts" – REM. The song "Everybody Hurts" was directed towards teenagers when it was written, but it is equally sad to all ages considering the song is telling its listener that everyone hurts, but when you think life is too hard to hang onto, hang on a little longer, and it is okay to cry about it. The irony of the sad lyrics and encouraging lyrics make the song contradicting, but overall depressing. 
  9. "Concrete Angel" – Martina McBride The song "Concrete Angel" produced by Martina McBride is a sad power ballad about child abuse. The song is written about a child that suffers child abuse; her teacher and students notice the signs of abuse, but they keep it to themselves. When the song is over, the lyrics state that "her name is written on a polished rock."
  10. "The Lighthouses' Tale" – Nickel Creek. "The lighthouse's Tale," is a story told from the perspective of a lighthouse about his keeper and the woman he was to marry. One night the woman had to leave on a boat, and when she returned, her ship crashed into the rocks and killed the woman. The lighthouse keeper found his love washed up on the beach the next morning, buried her, and proceeded to climb the lighthouses tower to run off the edge.
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