The Saddest Songs in the World

A few years ago, during some particular rough times, I started putting together a collection of the most powerful, beautiful, haunting music that channeled my feelings of sadness, frustration, angst, and anger. I looked all over the internet to find a great "Sad Songs" or "Angsty Songs" list, but didn't find anything particularly impressive, so I decided to start my own. This stuff is great on any day, but as I see it, the ability to truly appreciate great sad music is the one singular redeeming feature about being down in the dumps. So if you're blue, find this stuff - it helps to know that other people have been there too...

Please email me with your suggestions! All genres included!

Soledad - Astor Piazzolla (tango)
Oblivion - Astor Piazzolla (tango)
Nobody's Fault - Beck (pop)
Unrequited - Brad Mehldau (jazz)
Sweet Sorrow - Joshua Redman (jazz)
Sodade - Cesaria Evora (world)
Playground Love - Air (pop)
Honey and the Moon - Joseph Arthur (pop)
River Man - Nick Drake (folk/pop)
De Cara a la Pared - Lhasa (world)
I Hung My Head - Johnny Cash (country)
Symphony No. 3 - Henryk Gorecki (classical)
Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra in D-Flat Major, Op. 10 - Prokofiev (classical)
The Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice (folk/pop)
Passenger Seat - Death Cab for Cutie (pop)
Mad World - Gary Jules (pop)



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