These are By Far, the Saddest Songs You’ve Ever Heard

Do ever notice that when you’re feeling down, all you want to do is listen to sad music all day? Well, this list can support your blue mood next time it happens. These are the 40 saddest songs of all time, based on Rolling Stone and other rankings. We would say enjoy, but that’s probably not the best word. So we’ll just say… here you go. And you’re welcome.

Oh and don’t forget to check out our custom-made playlist at the end!

40. U2 – Kite

“Who’s to know when the time’s come around / Don’t want to see you cry / I know that this is not goodbye”

Bono wrote this song after flying a kite with his two daughters. But the song was written for his father, Bob Hewson, who died of cancer on August 21, 2001. U2 played a concert in London just a few hours after his father’s death and Bono dedicated this song to him.


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The incident with the kite brought Bono back to his childhood when his father flew a kite with him. Bono said of the song: “ I wasn’t sure of my own well-being. I just wanted to have some songs that would, in a way, tell my kids something about who their father was .”

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