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The Best Sad Love Songs of All Time To Cry To

Updated on January 9, 2013

Sad Love Songs Through The Decades

Music can inspire, lift people up and even help to heal some pain when it is time to cry. Sad love songs can be a source of comfort when down and heartbroken. You will find a great list of sad songs and sad love songs from the 2000s, 90s, 80s, 70s, Oldies and even some good ole' "tear in your beer" sad country love songs.

Sad Love Songs From The 2000s

Enjoy great sad songs from the 21st century in this list of great hits to cry to.

Already Gone by Kelly Clarkson
Better In Time by Leona Lewis
Don't You Remember by Adele
Don't Forget About Us by Mariah Carey
Every time by Britney Spears
Goodbye My Lover by James Blunt
Here Without You by 3 Doors Down
If I Were a Boy by Beyonce
Its Been a While by Fred Durst and Staind
Let it Burn by Usher
Someone Like You by Adele
The Scientist by Coldplay
White Flag by Dido
When You're Gone by Avril Lavigne

Sad Love Songs From The 90s

Great sad love songs from the 90s to enjoy.

All By Myself by Celine Dion
Almost Doesn't Count by Brandy
Don't Cry by Guns n Roses
Everybody Hurts by REM
Foolish Games by Jewel
Have You Ever by Brandy
Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad by Def Leppard
I Can't Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt
If I Could Turn Back The Hands of Time by R.Kelly
I Will Remember You by Amy Grant
I'll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans
It Ain't Over Til It's Over by Lenny Kravitz
It Must Have Been Love by Roxette
Just Another Day by Jon Secada
Kiss The Rain by Billie Myers
Lately by Divine
Let Her Cry by Hootie and The Blowfish
Linger by Cranberries
Never Ever by All Saints
Nobody Knows It But Me by Tony Rich Project
Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor
November Rain by Guns n Roses
Smoke and Ashes by Tracy Chapman
Torn by Natalie Imbruglia
Unbreak My Heart by Toni Braxton
What it Takes by Aerosmith
When Can I See You Again by Babyface

Sad Love Songs From The 80s

Jump back into the sensual and beautiful love songs of the 80s with these classic tearjerkers.

Against All Odds by Phil Collins
At This Moment by Billy Vera
Blue Moon by Cowboy Junkies
Careless Whisper by Wham!
Changes by Black Sabbath
Don't Know What You Got Til It's Gone by Cinderella
Holding Back The Years by Simply Red
How Am I Supposed to Live Without You by Laura Branigan
I Don't Wanna Talk About It by Everything But The Girl
I Remember You by Skid Row
Life Without You by Stevie Ray Vaughan
One More Try by George Michael
Sacrifice by Elton John
sukiyaki by A Taste of Honey
Tell Me Why by Annie Lennox
The Flame by Cheap Trick
With or Without You by U2

Sad Oldies and Sad 70s Love Songs

Go back to a time when music was genuine and the sounds were fresh. Great sad oldies love songs and sad love songs from the 70s.

All By Myself by Eric Carmen
Free Bird by Lynard Skynard
It's a Heartache by Bonnie Tyler
Just When I Needed You Most by Randy Vanwarmer
Love Hurts by Nazareth
Maggie May by Rod stewart
Misty Blue by Dorothy Moore
Rainy Night In Georgia by Brook Benton
Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart
The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles
Wild Horses by Rolling Stones
Without You by Nilsson
Anyone Who Had a Heart by Dionne Warwick
Crying by Roy Orbison
Go Now by Moody Blues
I've Been Loving You by Otis Redding
Lonely Teardrops by Jackie Wilson
Lonesome Town by Rick Nelson
Tell It Like It Is by Aaron Neville
Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes

Sad Country Hits

This is a great list of modern and older sad country songs.

A Bad Goodbye by Clint Black and Wynona Judd
Always On My Mind by Willie Nelson
Been There by Mcbride and The Ride
Best I Ever Had by Gary Allan
Better As A Memory by Kenny Chesney
Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain by Willie Nelson
Bring On The Rain by JoDee Messina
Every Light In The House Is On by Trace Adkins
Fool Hearted Memory by George Strait
Gone Crazy by Alan Jackson
I Fall To Pieces by Patsy Cline
I Told You So by Randy Travis
I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton
If It Was A Drink by Gary Allan
I'm Moving On by Rascal Flatts
It Don't Matter To The Sun Garth Brooks
Neon Moon by Brooks and Dunn
Never Knew Lonely Til You by Vince Gill
Over You by Miranda Lambert
Paint Me a Birmingham by Tracy Lawrence
Please Remember Me by Rodney Crowell / Second Version Tim McGraw
Rose Colored Glasses by John Conlee
Smoke Rings In The Dark by Gary Allan
Some Fools Never Learn by Steve Wariner
The Dance by Garth Brooks
Tonight I Wanna Cry by Keith Urban
Unbreakable Heart by Carlene Carter
What Hurts The Most by Rascal Flatts
What Might Have Been by Little Texas
When Did You Stop Loving Me by George Strait
Where Are You Now by Clint Black
Without You by Dixie Chicks
You'll Think of Me by Keith Urban
You're Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins


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      4 years ago

      i like the 70's most :P

      its strange cause im a hard dance dude hehe

      lovely list !!!!

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      4 years ago

      I can't believe Say Something by a Great Big World isn't on this list. Easily the saddest music video I've ever seen. give it a listen if you want to shed some tears

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      5 years ago

      What about Drowned by Tim Minchin ?

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      5 years ago

      Awesome list. I really liked the songs-thanx :D

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      5 years ago

      Need to include Nights in White Satin.

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      5 years ago

      I think Moments, written by Ed Sheeran and performed by One Direction is a very good song. Is a very sad love song about a boy who commits suicide because his girlfriend is going to die. It just breaks my heart.

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      Alecia Murphy 

      5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I like this list. Voted up and awesome!

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      Miriam Micheals 

      6 years ago from United States

      Thank you psychicdog and Funom Makama! I will add No Need To Argue- The Cranberries did record some good tearjerkers.

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      Funom Theophilus Makama 

      6 years ago from Europe

      This is a fantastic Hub, engaging from start to finish and definitely voted up.

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      6 years ago

      very nice little hub - crying is therapuetic so sad songs have their place. Only thing LoveAches - how about No Need To Argue - by the Cranberries for your list - it usually manages to make me cry!


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