There a host of songs which can be such tear jerker. When you are sad and depressed, such songs walk over to give you support in times of despair and heartbreak. Here is a list of all the songs we think will help you cry and vent your emotions!
1) Someone Like You by Adele (2011)
When she walked away with 6 Grammy Awards in 2012, no one was shocked. Every song in her album Adele 21 has lyrics which are passionate, deep and thought provoking! This song talks about moving on after a failed relationship and not matter how hard it is, it has to be done.
USP Line: “Sometimes it lasts in love, sometimes it hurts instead!”
2) Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles (1966)
The Beatles were a revolution. When John Lennon wrote this song, the rest of them couldn’t react when they heard it. They simply cried. This is a timeless song which brings out the futility of life. The song has a philosophical bent. It is almost devastating to think of life such!
USP Line: “Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name…..Nobody came.”
3) It Must’ve Been Love by Roxette (1987)
Though the song was released way back in 1987, and was in the top charts of Sweden, the song gained more popularity after its use in the classic Romantic film Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. This is a song about tenderness of love and yet the pain it has the power to cause.
USP Line: “It must’ve been Love but it’s over now. It must’ve been good but I lost it somehow.”
4) In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning by Frank Sinatra (1954)
We cry after rubbish relationships. What about the failure of a marriage? Isn’t it much MORE GRAVE? Isn’t the pain tearing? Divorcing a famous Hollywood wife and finding himself at the distant corner of a bar. That’s what this song is about. Sinatra is an expert in bringing out the best from every song!
USP Line: “You’d be hers only if she would call.”
5) Nothing Compares to You by Sinead O’Connor (1990)
The song has an all sad tone to it with a tinge of Purple. This song is a tale about a wonderful ex. What if you had the best relation in the world with the best partner, someone you loved deeply, and someone who was too amazing a person? The love dies, the relationship ends. And then begins the hardest part. Life after love is unbearable.
USP Line: “Nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling…Tell me baby, where did I go wrong?”
6) My Mom by Chocolate Genius (1998)
Childhood is always filled with beautiful memories. Growing up is more painful because of have to leave behind the charm, innocence and beauty of being a child. This is a song about a man returning back to the memories of his childhood and his loss of his mother to Alzheimer’s. It is a painful song about how life changes.
USP Line: “My mom, my sweet mom…she don’t remember my name.”
7) Back to Black by Amy Winehouse (2006)
Loss of stars like her is tragic. Her death of drugs was a tragic loss to the global music industry. She has a soulful voice combined with the most passionate lyrics ever written. This song is about the frailness of romantic relationships and how people are victimized by infidelity. A woman tattoos her lover’s name on her chest and sings this song of pain in memory of her departed lover.
USP Line: “You go back to her… And I go back to black!”
8) A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke (1964)
This was Cooke’s last song before his tragic death. Filled with latent meaning, this song is about faith and hope, in believing in and striving for a better society. The song emphasizes on social hierarchies and a growing need to recognize civil rights. The song has an essential humanitarian message. If you are a person who believes in bringing about a change, this song is bound to squeeze the tears out of your sensitive soul.
USP Line: “It’s too hard living…But I am afraid to die!”
9) You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ by The Righteous Brothers (1964)
Performed again and again, more famously by Elvis Presley and featuring in tones of movies like Tom Cruise’s Top Gun, so many years down the line, this song hasn’t lost its feel. Perhaps this is because of its slow, yester year tint in it or its undying classic beauty, this song is bound to touch you. The song mourns the death of love and the pining of a loveless relationship which was full of warmth and affection. This is a song of plea to give a dying relationship one last try. It is always worth it!
USP Line: “Something beautiful is dying… You’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’.”
10) Heaven 9/11 (2002)
This song has the voice of a little five year old girl talking about the tragedy of the presumable death of her father with sheer childish innocence. This song sings the death of humanity. 9/11 was not only a cruel example of terrorism but showed to the world how hatred destroys and kills. The original song by Bryan Adams is a ballad which is so emotionally overwhelming and powerful. This song became synonymous with the American tragedy of 9/11. This song went on to have maximum requests on both television and radio!
USP Line: Every bit of the song. A video one must check out. This one is heart wrenching.
This list could include many more songs by many more writers. Yes grief and sorrow can never be put to words. But lyricists and song writers have tried to pen down their thoughts. It is hard to relate to sorrow as to each it is one’s own saga. We sincerely hope that these songs help you pour out your emotions to heart’s content and feel better.