Top 10: Sad Songs

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Beware! Listening to this playlist in its entirety could have devastating effects, be very careful. There are so many sad songs out there I could have made a top 50 instead of a top 10.

There is little else to explain about this Top 10: super sad songs you need to avoid in case you are already sad or to click if you want to get some pure sadness. Click on the title to see the video, in case you don't already see it.

Let's start:

10) Black Sabbath - Solitude
The perfect soundtrack if you end up in a desert and you are thinking of staying there forever. I hope not, of course. 

9) Nazareth - Love Hurts
It would seem like a usual ballad, indeed, maybe it is, but the singer's interpretation makes it terribly heartbreaking to my ears. I almost suffer for him. I also suffer from the ugliness of the video, but that is another story.

8) Zakk Wylde - Too numb to cry 
By the same artist, I was rightly pointed out that In This River (a song dedicated to guitarist Dimebag Darrell, murdered by a deranged man) should rightfully enter this top 10. However, I don't know why I find this Too numb to cry more melancholy. Take these 2 minutes of pure sadness. Click on the title if you want to hear the song.

7) Nirvana - Something in the way
When Kurt Cobain gets melancholy it's difficult to beat him. In "Something in the Way" he tells us about his alleged "homeless" period under a bridge, where he comes into contact with nature and other incomprehensible stuff. Enjoy the song.

6) Dream theater - Disappear
The song by Dream Theater is sad and melancholy, with a very effective atmosphere in case you try to commit suicide. Let's add the fact that it is verbose up to the nth degree and that's it. Click on the title to listen to the song.

5) Pearl jam - Last Kiss
Well, what do I ever find sad about this cheerful little song?
The lyrics are about a young couple in love who has a car accident and she dies in his arms. Here, are you happy now? Enjoy the whole incident step by step, I found the lyric video for you.

4) Alice in Chains - Down in a Hole
Here are others who don't need to be encouraged to do something sad.
Easy to pick something from Alice in Chains discography, you can almost pick up a random song from their discography. The title has already been won.

3) R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
Another great classic of sadness. Great song for sure, but to be avoided like the plague if you are depressed or, on the contrary, highly recommended if you want to cry and you lack the urge to do so. Dwight of The Office (a show that I love and that I highly recommend to cheer you up after reading this top 10), also felt the same feeling.

2) Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
Is there a more tragic event than the death of a child?
I don't think so, nothing that comes to mind, at least. Of course, it is certainly not the best way to try to move forward, if you have to sing the song in question continuously, in your concerts. Poor Eric Clapton...

1) The doors - The end
Really difficult not to include The End by the Doors in this ranking. 
This is the end... My only friend, the end... 
Happiness, take me away... He had already won with the title but the interminable 12-minute version and this mortuary sunset in the preview will probably convince you too.

Enjoy the song in all its sadness and do not be tempted by wicked gestures, please. Given to rock still needs you.

Giovanni Gagliano

Passionate about music I wrote my first article for "Given To Rock" in 2012, reaching now 30K global followers. I am also a musician, gigging around London.

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