There’s just something about a sad song that can simultaneously make you cry but make you feel better. I’m sure there’s some scientific explanation for it. If you’re looking for music that will break your heart and put it back together, these are the songs you should be listening to. They won’t always make you feel better, but eventually, once you’ve put your own heart back together, they may just provide some healing! Don’t get me wrong, I know it’s a journey, but once you’ve crossed this bridge, you won’t believe these songs ever made you cry in the first place!
1 Last Kiss by Taylor Swift
If you haven’t heard this song, pause everything else going on in your life right now and listen to it. Taylor Swift has received hundreds of accolades for her seemingly endless number of songs, but this is a hidden gem that a lot of people haven’t heard yet, and it will absolutely break your heart.
2 Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright by Bob Dylan
What is it about this song that makes it so sad? The lyrics are enough to make you cry, but then the guitar comes in and it’s just as heartbreaking. I don’t know about you, but before this song, I wasn’t aware that guitar could be heartbreaking. Leave it to Bob Dylan to pull that off.
3 Camouflage by Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez was almost exclusively known for her catchy dance songs that would always get stuck in your arm, which is why this song is especially stunning. If you’re going through a particularly hard breakup, this song will simultaneously break your heart and put it back together.
4 Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
I think Mindy Kaling said something like “If you can hear the words ‘I’ve been afraid of changing because I built my life around you’ without crying, you are a robot” and I wholeheartedly agree. The lyrics will absolutely break you, trust me.
5 Let It Be Me by Ray LaMontagne
There’s something so haunting about this chorus that will make the song stuck in your head all day. It’s so sad but it’s also hopeful, which is a feeling that I think most of us agree with and feel personally, even if we don’t always love that feeling.
6 Stay by Miley Cyrus
Everyone’s heard Rihanna’s Stay, and everyone’s heard Miley Cyrus’s recent music, but I can confirm that this song is nothing like either of those things. Miley Cyrus’s song Stay is about missing someone so much that you don’t know what to do with yourself. If you’ve ever missed someone, you’ll relate to this song on a deeply personal level. The songs are surprisingly candid and raw from Miley, and her vocals may just leave you in tears.
7 Good in Goodbye by Carrie Underwood
We’ve all come to points in our lives where we’ve had to say goodbye to people. At the time, it’s the end of the world, but eventually, you’ll find the good in goodbye. Whether you’ve found the good in goodbye, you’ve just said goodbye, or you’re feeling nostalgic, this song will definitely give you all of the feels.
What is your favorite song when you’re feeling down? Do any of these make the list? Let me know in the comments!
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