Checkout the below listed latest top 10 best Sad Love Songs That Make You Cry in 2017, There are love songs that can pick you up and set you down on a cloud of happiness. Songs that make you grateful for the person that you are with and the great times that you get to share with one another. There are also very sad love songs, typically being around the loss of that loved one in one way or another. Below you will find the ten best sad love songs of all time. Prepare your tissues ahead of time if you plan to listen through this tear-inducing list.
- 10. “I Will Remember You” – Sarah Mclachlan
- 9. “Let Her Go” – Passenger
- 8. “Stay With Me” – Sam Smith
- 7. “Unchained Melody” – The Righteous Brothers
- 6. “Tears In Heaven” – Eric Clapton
- 5. “I’ll Follow You Into The Dark” – Death Cab For Cutie
- 4. “With Or Without You” – U2
- 3. “Say Something” – Great Big World
- 2. “Someone Like You” – Adele
- 1. “Black” – Pearl Jam
Here we present the list of top 10 best Sad Love Songs That Make You Cry in 2017
10. “I Will Remember You” – Sarah Mclachlan
While the song is much more familiarized with abused animals these days and garnering your support for them in their time of need, Sarah McClachlan has written a truly sad love song in “I Will Remember You”. This is a quintessential song about being responsible for the loss of a great relationship. Throughout the song, the singer is remorseful about her role in it falling apart, and begs for her ex to remember the good times when he thinks of her.
9. “Let Her Go” – Passenger
There is the adage, “if you love something, let it go.” That is generally the premise for the song itself, as it mainly focuses on letting someone go from your life. The twist is that you don’t even realize how important and essential that she was to everything until she isn’t around anymore. In the song this feeling is compared to only needing the light when its burning low. You don’t know what you have got until it is gone.
8. “Stay With Me” – Sam Smith
There are all kinds of ways that people try to cope with their loneliness. Sometimes people convince themselves that they love someone else and are committed to them just so they don’t have to be alone. In this song “Stay With Me”, Sam Smith is not disillusioned like this. He is aware that his one night stands and his dysfunctional relationships aren’t love, but he just doesn’t want to have to be alone when he lays down at night, so this is somehow better even if it isn’t real.
7. “Unchained Melody” – The Righteous Brothers
While this is a song that has been played through a lot of famous love scenes throughout television and movie history, the lyrics themselves suggest a different kind of love. This is a song that is premised on longing for someone else that you cannot be with, at least not for a while. In the song the singer remarks that it has been a “long, lonely time” since the two were last together. He wants to know if she is still his, leading the listener to the understanding that perhaps too much time has passed and she has moved on.
6. “Tears In Heaven” – Eric Clapton
Love isn’t always something that regards two people falling in love or being in a relationship. Some of the most earnest and real love is between a parent and a child, and that is the kind of lost love that “Tears In Heaven” refers to. Following the death of his four year old son, Eric Clapton writes “Tears In Heaven”, which is a testament to hoping that their relationship and their love remains even in Heaven.
5. “I’ll Follow You Into The Dark” – Death Cab For Cutie
There is something to be said about a love that can transcend the normal life span, but this is the kind of love that Benjamin Gibbard (singer of Death Cab For Cutie) refers to in this acoustic indie hit. The general idea is that whenever his love does die one day, even if she doesn’t make it to either Heaven or Hell, he will be right beside her to follow her into whatever comes next. That’s a literal definition of an eternal love.
4. “With Or Without You” – U2
Bono has described this song as a battle between his obligations as a father and husband against his obligations of the successful music career that he has. Of course throughout the time that this song has been released, more people have used it in the sense of not being able to move on from a relationship that just isn’t working. You don’t want to be apart from the other person, but you know that the relationship is doomed to fail over and over again.
3. “Say Something” – Great Big World
There are a lot of interpretations of this song since it has been released, perhaps the most powerful being the subject trying to move on with their life following the death of their beloved. When you take lyrics like “anywhere I would have followed you”, it certainly seems to suggest that being with them now is impossible, and yet they are still hopeful for something to change. Great Big World doesn’t overdo the track and overproduce it, which leaves a simplistic instrumentation and chilling vocalization that drives the message even deeper.
2. “Someone Like You” – Adele
Loving someone who is never going to love you back is not an easy thing to have to live with. But it is even worse when you try to reconcile an old relationship to find that the person you have realized was the love of your life has now moved on and is happy. Adele captures this emotion perfectly through the track “Someone Like You” where she is having a conversation suggesting that she hopes that she will one day find someone like her former love, and that now she can do nothing but wish him the best.
1. “Black” – Pearl Jam
This is quite possibly one of the saddest songs period, let alone one of the sad love songs to have ever been written. The grunge rock outfit captures the desperation of losing your love perfectly through the track. The song seems to suggest that the singer doesn’t exactly know what went wrong, but knows that he cannot be happy without her back. He pens “I know you’ll be a sun in somebody else’s sky, but why, why can’t it be in mine?”
These are a collection of the saddest love songs that have ever been written. While there are all kinds of tracks that can really get your tear ducts opening up, these songs about love and the loss of that love are sure to have you reaching for that box of tissues.