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Sad Trance Songs

Updated on March 13, 2011

Trance being the most ambiguous genre of dance music covers a lots of emotions in it’s sub-genres. Almost every sub-genre of trance has sad tunes in it. When i started producing trance during my college days the tracks i focused on were dark and sad trance tunes. I managed to produce most of dark trance tracks but sad trance songs is something that i didn’t managed to produce so far. I’ve unknown sadness & despair in my life but i don’t know how to get it out into tracks, now i only prefer to listen to sad trance tunes instead of thinking about producing them.

None of the tracks posted in this hub ever made me cry but while listening to them and performing some other activity like writing or coding on laptop gives some better results or performance boost you can say. I have observed that they do lift my mood up even though they’re sad tracks. So i decided to post a list of trance tracks in this hub.

Mekka - Diamondback (original mix)

Airbase - The Road not taken (Leon Bolier Mix)

ATB- Marrakech

Mekka - Diamondback (original mix)
Mixed with short female vocals this is the song that makes me sad most of the time. Track has a bit of melodic beats in it as well.

M.I.K.E presents Plastic Boy- Chocolate Infusion
It’s melodic trance but i found it a bit sad tune especially in the middle of song. Synth is bit sad and yet quite melodic as well.

Airbase - The Road not taken (Leon Bolier Mix)
Leon made a good mix of this song and turned it into sad trance song. Though some people think of this as chill tune but find it hitting chords of despair.

Stoneface and terminal - Inner Voice(Dub mix)
It’s in my favorite list of trance tracks. Without vocals this dub mix is a complete sad trance track in my opinion. I can’t decide if it’s uplifting or sad trance.

Pulser- My Religion(Airbase Mix)
Airbase mix of this song is bit of sadistic. I’m not sure how he twisted the synths but definitely made it much better than original track.

Scott Bond vs Solarstone- Naked Angel (Aura Northern Chant Remix)
This is quite old track and is mixed by’s famous trace group aura. Overall build up and arrangement of track is awesome, definitely a sad touch to original trace track.

Variant K- Mne Mnogo ne Nuzhno( DJ Yan Remix)
It’s vocal trance song, beats are sadistic but vocals are not. Overall fits for sad trance track.

Michael Splint feat sasja- Secrets broke my heart (Airbase Mix)
There are about 2-3 mixes of this song but i found airbase mix of this song perfect for me. It has sad synths which are quite uplifting as well.

Airbase - Escape (original mix)
This song is quite relaxing and has sad synths in it that makes it a bit of more sad track.

Alex Morph & Woody van eyden- I love trance ( Temple One Remix)
This remix song and the original both are worth to listen. I found the temple one’s remix bit more into sad side than original.

ATB- Marrakech
This track is also OST of “Mind hunter” movie, nice track and i find it bit sad and got hooked to it. Revolution Mix of this song is also worth to listen.

Airbase - Sinister
It is one good uplifting track and i find the mid-synth a bit of sadistic. Nice track in any case, worth to grab.

More Sad trance songs list:

  • Above & Beyond - Can't Sleep
  • Paul van Dyk - For an Angel
  • System F - Out of the blue
  • Rank 1- Airwave
  • Above & Beyond - No One On Earth (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
  • Rank 1- Breathing (Dub Mix)
  • Delerium -Innocente (Falling In Love)
  • Ferry Corsten-Sweet Sorrow (Thrillseekers rmx)
  • Oceanlab - Satelite
  • BT - Force of Gravity (DJ Tiesto's Mix)
  • Kyau vs. Albert-Are you fine
  • Blank and Jones - Mind Of The Wonderful
  • Kai Tracid - Follow Me Freely
  • BT-Dark Heart Dawning
  • Evanescence - Hello (Trifactor vs. Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
  • Dogzilla - Without You
  • Leon Bolier - My Precious
  • Perpetuous Dreamer - The Sound Of Goodbye
  • Lemon & Einar K - Anticipation
  • Hiver & Hammer (Ft. Javah) - 5 Million Miles (Extended 12" Version)
  • OceanLab - Miracle (Club Mix)
  • Firewall - Sincere (Smith & Pledger Remix)
  • Hammer & Bennett - Language (Elevation Remix)
  • Smith & Pledger - Forever (Aspekt Vocal Mix)
  • Trancessence - In The Beginning With Her
  • Flash Brothers ft. Tiff Lacey - Stay (Noel Sanger Remix)
  • Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Down To You (Pulser Remix)
  • ATB - Let U Go
  • Paul Van Dyk feat. Wayne Jackson - The Other Side. (Radio Edit)
  • Aurosonic - Ocean Wave
  • Mike Foyle - Shipwrecked. (John O'Callaghan vs. Mike Foyle Club Mix)

Let me know if anything other than these tracks makes you sad.


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    • rohanfelix profile image

      Rohan Rinaldo Felix 

      4 years ago from Chennai, India

      Lange-I Believe (DJ Tandu mix) is a really good melancholic track. I suggest you give it a listen. there are some really good tracks on your list.

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      Slaven Cvijetic 

      6 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      nice hub! I love listening to trance too (all genres) and will be publishing some trance music hubs soon! ;)

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      6 years ago

      Man, you have really good taste in trance, nowadays its hard to find gems like 'sweet sorrow' and 'chocolate infusion'.

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      7 years ago

      1. Nery- Redawn (Andy Blueman Remix)

      2. Afternova- Serenity (Andy Blueman Remix)

      3. Ferry Tayle & Static Blue- L'Acrobat (Andy Blueman Remix)

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      7 years ago

      Hey guys, yeah awesome selection. I think the "cry" factor with songs such as "system f - out of the blue" is the emotional ride the song has. its classified as uplifting trance. Out of the blue is still to this day my favourite song of all time, when i listen to it, i think back to the days of growing up. Its amazing how songs can do that to you. Gives me "happy tears" when listening to this :)

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      8 years ago

      Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you mean by sad, but when these two tracks in particular are played in clubs the reaction is far from a sad one...

      Oceanlab - Satellite

      System F - Out of the blue

      I think maybe you mean tracks in a minor key? They tend to have a 'sad' sound to them.

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      8 years ago

      hey try nick rowland trancentral on youtube

    • Missperfect profile image


      8 years ago from Everywere

      Great music!Love Trance! =)

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      8 years ago

      hey skyfire listen to luc poublon gerontion extended mix, another version of the song its an sad progressive song that will blow you away!

      Or for a masculine guy sad trance song try needs to feel by super8 @ tab or for outer space trance song try verso(original mix by dj tab and you can download some songs free at 4

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      Denise Roberts 

      8 years ago from Mercer Island, WA

      I prefer "sad" trance. I don't particularly find it sad at all. I love it when artists incorporate old songs into their mix like, Losing My Religion. Found that song amazing. Thanks for a great hub.

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      8 years ago

      I totally understand what you mean. When I am really down, I relate to a melody on a more intense level than I do lyrics. Chocolate Infusion is by far my favorite trance release of the year and possibly of all time. That song is so emotional lol.

    • skyfire profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thanks Nick.. :)

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      8 years ago

      listen to join me by lightforce. or gerontion by luc poublon

    • secularist10 profile image


      8 years ago from New York City

      Cool hub... some of these i would classify more as "relaxing" or "soothing" instead of "sad"... nothing like some good trance music!

    • skyfire profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @Shaz, :)

    • shazwellyn profile image


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Skyfire... this is awesome! Still listening... would love you to link some of your stuff here too! Any chance? :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I like the music and the beat. Excellent hub.

    • skyfire profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thanks sophs :)

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      8 years ago

      Briliant hub Skyfire, great idea I enjoyed reading this :)


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