Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Sad Love songs of all time 2017, Heartbreak and lost loves are among the saddest subjects that exist in the world of music. Some of the most powerful and touching tracks that have ever been written have been composed in the name of love. With this idea in mind, it became a quest to think of which songs would be the greatest sad love songs of all time. While there are endless songs about heartbreak, loss and watching someone else moving on, there are only 10 songs that personify the subject enough to be deemed the greatest of all time.
- 10. “Say Something” – A Great Big World
- 9. “Creep” – Radiohead
- 8. “Grenade” – Bruno Mars
- 7. “Nothing Compares 2 U” – Sinead O’Connor
- 6. “The Dance” – Garth Brooks
- 5. “Someone Like You” – Adele
- 4. “What Hurts The Most” – Rascal Flatts
- 3. “Black” – Pearl Jam
- 2. “If You’re Reading This” – Tim McGraw
- 1. “Let Her Go” – Passenger
Here we present the list of top 10 best Sad Love songs of all time 2017.
10. “Say Something” – A Great Big World
The loss of someone is not something that is always immediately remedied in any capacity. While this sad song seems to indicate the separation of a strong love to a break up, the deep lyrics could just as easily apply to someone that is separated from their soul mate and best friend by death. “Anywhere I would have followed you” is what the chorus recants every time it comes around, and this leads listeners to believe that the possibility of reconciliation is impossible. But this songs speaks of mistakes, but never wavering in the singers love for the subject of the song. Even if they are “giving up” on the subject, they cannot change the emotions that have brought them to the place where they are.
9. “Creep” – Radiohead
Tom Waits of Radiohead is someone who doesn’t leave the impression that he is the most savvy with the women. This might be the specific reason that the song “Creep” was ever written. In this track Waits sings a song about finding a person to call his own that he is completely and utterly infatuated with. She is perfect in every conceivable way, so how on earth could someone like him ever get a girl that is so far out of his league. The song’s title refers to the term that the singer repeatedly calls himself, along with a weirdo who “doesn’t belong”. This one of the greatest sad love songs because it was a love song for a love that someone never even knew about, no matter how deep or how true that love was.
8. “Grenade” – Bruno Mars
There is nothing that quite says that you really and genuinely love someone than to be willing to give up your life for them. Much like a parent for a child, Bruno Mars accounts in his song “Grenade” the several ways that his love would force him to put himself in harm’s way to spare the subject of the song any pain. The song details all of these different things that he would do in the name of love for her, but caps off each chorus by saying that she wouldn’t do the same for him. Later he goes on to say “if my body was on fire, you’d watch me burn down in flames” which shows a sad but real separation in the way that the two felt about one another.
7. “Nothing Compares 2 U” – Sinead O’Connor
There is only one major song that anyone ever remembers from 10,000 Maniacs lead singer’s solo efforts. “Nothing Compares 2 U” was a hugely successful song on pop and light rock stations all around the world, even still getting regular plays to this day. The song is a testament to losing the greatest love and realizing later that nothing is ever going to quite measure up to the best thing that had happened in your life. The singer accounts how she is able now to do all of these things she couldn’t do before when they were together, but there is nothing even in this newfound freedom that could compare to the love and happiness she had when the two were still together.
6. “The Dance” – Garth Brooks
This country classic is one of the saddest love songs because it was written in a sort of retrospective way to a relationship that had already failed. Brooks sings that he is forever glad that he didn’t know how things would inevitably turn out, even though they were heart wrenching. If he had known how it was all going to end he might have changed things, and that would have forced him to give up on one of the single greatest moments of his life, or, ‘the dance’.
5. “Someone Like You” – Adele
Adele is kind of like Taylor Swift in that their most impacting songs are the songs that revolve around their hearts being broken. The soulful and desperate voice of Adele turns what could have been an average sad song into something tear worthy. The song talks about how she knows now that the man she always hoped to reconcile with has moved on and settled down, and now she is forced to find someone like the man that she actually wants. There is nothing quite like wanting something so badly, and never getting the chance to try for it again.
4. “What Hurts The Most” – Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts wrote a very significant anthem for the broken hearted country fans all across the world with their song “What Hurts The Most”. It is about the moment that he could have changed things with just a few simple words he intended to say. Instead he let the love of his life walk out of his life and never got the chance to make things right. The lyrics recount the moment in saying “having so much to say, but watching you walk away. Never knowing what could have been, and not seeing that loving you is what I was trying to do”.
3. “Black” – Pearl Jam
Eddie Vedder perfectly paints a picture of losing the love of your life. While the song never really details the reasons that she left the singer, he writes some of the most eloquent lyrics about being completely and utterly heartbroken. Whether it is from not being able to find the joy in the laughter of children, or knowing that she will never be the star in his sky again, the singer is completely lost. “Black” is a testament to every alternative rocker’s broken heart, and has become one of the very best and saddest love songs that has ever been written.
2. “If You’re Reading This” – Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw is no stranger to tales of heartbreak that could bring a tear to your eye. But nothing quite drove that metaphorical knife in more than the song “If You’re Reading This”. Most Americans hold a special place in our hearts for those that are serving overseas for our freedoms. The song is written as a letter to a soldiers wife that was only to be delivered if he wouldn’t be coming home. The letter tells her that he won’t be home to see the birth of their little girl and that he wants her to eventually be able to move on with her life and be happy. If you have a heart enough to have ever loved anyone at all, this song will remind you that not everyone gets a happy ending no matter how deeply two people can be in love.
1. “Let Her Go” – Passenger
Passenger seemed to kind of come out of nowhere within the last two years, but has already lit up the world with powerful anthems of heartbreak that are too catchy to listen to not to bear the sad lyrics. “Let Her Go” follows the adage that if you love something you need to let it go. However, his comparisons to not needing something until it isn’t in your life anymore leads all listeners to the conclusion that the subject of his song isn’t handling the separation quite as well as he might have expected to. The song states “you only need the light when its burning low, you only miss the sun when it starts to snow and you only know you love her when you let her go.”
Love songs like these span decades, and will continue to be the best representations of love lorn people for many years to come. These ten tracks have been deemed the Best Sad Love Songs of All Time, and this is primarily due to their imaginative lyrics, their musical composition and their overall successes as singles. As you know, getting people buzzing about something as sad as love gone wrong isn’t always as easy as throwing together a dance anthem that people want to play on repeat at their house party.