5 Best Sad Song Ever
There are times when nothing but the five best sad song ever will do. A sad song is often the only thing that will work when you're sunk into a low, deep depression. You don't want to be cheered up, you want to listen to people sing about the same kind of pain that you're going through. Often, listening to sad songs that relate to our own situation can help us recover, because we can begin to see that others have felt the same. These are five of the saddest songs ever.
- "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley. While this enigmatic song can have different meanings to different people, there's no doubt that it speaks of the pain of love. While the original was written and recorded by Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley absolute slays it and makes it his own. His heartbreakingly beautiful voice soars back and forth between joy and pain as the lyrics speak of love and sex through various religious analogies.
- "12/26" by Kimya Dawson. While most of the saddest songs are about lost love or the death of a friend, this song is about the tragic events of December 26, 2004, when a tsunami ravaged coastlines of the Indian Ocean. The lyrics speak of the pain that the victims suffered, and also of the anger and guilt felt by people in Western countries, who perhaps felt more should have been done to help.
- "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" by Nirvana. Nirvana's unplugged version of the the American folk classic 'In the Pines' touches on themes of death and loss. Cobain's ragged voice is only made more poignant by the fact of his death only a few short months after the recording.
- "Don't Follow" by Alice in Chains. Another song that's made even sadder by the passing of the singer, the band still performs this song in memory of fallen lead singer Layne Staley.
- "Selfless, Cold and Composed" by Ben Folds Five. Breaking up is hard enough, but when the other person doesn't seem to be affected at all? Then it really hurts. This song talks about how the singer is falling apart while the girl he's leaving doesn't show any emotion at all.