Many songs have that gift to awaken our most sensitive side. Thanks to the lyrics of the sad songs with which we feel identified, they reach the bottom of our hearts and move us every time we listen to them, like when we did it for the first time.
This often happens with romantic songs, those that talk about couples in love, found souls, unrequited love and fantasies of a life together. But, what about the songs that speak of the opposite?
Next, we are going to know a few songs to cry about.

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Prepare tissues if you have just been disappointed in love, because the choruses of some of these songs are quite disheartening and more than one will make you cry like a baby. Index

  1. Gotye feat. Kimbra ‘Somebody that I used to know’
  2. U2, ‘With or without you’
  3. Gloria Gaynor, ‘I will survive’
  4. Derek and the Dominos / Eric Clapton, ‘Layla’
  5. Blink 182, ‘Always’
  6. REM, ‘Losing my religion’
  7. James Blunt, ‘You’re beautiful’
  8. The Offspring, ‘Self esteem’
  9. Arctic Monkeys, ‘Crying lightning‘
  10. Sharon van Etter, ‘Tarifa’
  11. The Vaccines, ‘Post break-up sex’
  12. Descendents, ‘Hope’
  13. Sum 41, ‘Pieces’
  14. Slipknot, ‘Snuff’
  15. Alex turner, ‘Stuck on a puzzle’
  16. Blur, ‘Tender’
  17. Bob Marley, ‘Waiting in vain’
  18. Coldplay, ‘Shiver’
  19. Nazareth, ‘Love Hurts’
  20. Adele, ‘Someone like you’
  21. No doubt, ‘Don’t speak’
  22. The Cure, ‘Pictures of you’
  23. The Smiths, ‘Please, please, please Let Me Get What I Want’
  24. Joy Division, ‘Love will tear us apart’
  25. Justin Timberlake, ‘Cry me a river’
  26. Kelly Clarkson, ‘Since u been gone’
  27. Alannis Morissette, ‘You oughta know’
  28. Taylor Swift, ‘We are never ever getting back together’
  29. Cee Lo Green, ‘Fuck you’
  30. Buzzcocks, ‘Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn’t

Gotye feat. Kimbra ‘Somebody that I used to know’
A ballad in which both artists tell their version of the events that led them to stop dating and which is based on the famous “you said / I said”. Who would have thought that a breakup would be so profitable
Nothing more and nothing less than 13 million copies sold. U2, ‘With or without you’
In this song, Bono presents us with the existential dilemma of whether to be a committed family man or a free soul without any sentimental ties. Gloria Gaynor, ‘I will survive’
One of the anthems of the gay movement is based on the lyrics of this song, which talks about spite and recovering from a breakup. Derek and the Dominos / Eric Clapton, ‘Layla’
Although it has several versions, the message of this Layla is clear: finishing some love experiences changes us for life, for better or for worse. Blink 182, ‘Always’
The iconic punk-rock group of the late 90s and early 2000s leaves aside here the lyrics about the vicissitudes of adolescence and high school that had characterized their beginnings, to focus on an expired love relationship . REM, ‘Losing my religion’
Although it may sound like he’s talking about losing faith in God, Michael Stipe is actually referring to the woman who doesn’t reciprocate his feelings. James Blunt, ‘You’re beautiful’
The lyrics are said to have been written after James Blunt saw his girlfriend on the subway with another man, after he had been away for months. Far from hiding, the ex-soldier decided to proudly show off his recently released antlers and dedicate the incisive words that make up this ballad, often confused with a love song to use. The Offspring, ‘Self esteem’
This single from the album Smash (1994), recounts how a guy with hardly any dignity goes after a girl who doesn’t hide when it comes to sleeping with others. The worst thing is that, instead of sending her for a ride, he follows after her like a good lapdog. They would like many… Arctic Monkeys, ‘Crying lightning’
The girl the single is about probably has an extensive journey as far as extravagant relationships are concerned, so she has been perfecting the art of how to gain the attention of her partners through emotional blackmail and using sex as a currency to reach your objectives. Alex Turner finds this amusing at first; but he will soon stop laughing when he sees that she is going to tease him too. Sharon van Etter, ‘Tarifa’
The singer here expresses the anguish resulting from a disappointment in love. The Vaccines, ‘Post break-up sex’
After a disappointment in love, we think that we will never be able to give ourselves body and soul to another person. In the same way, we also want to believe (almost always, deludedly), that who one day was our love will also think twice before replacing his bed companion… It is not to anyone’s taste to imagine your ex romping with someone else. Descendents, ‘Hope’
And it doesn’t matter how many times they trample on us: there are human beings with a special predilection for masochism, as well as for selling their dignity in exchange for a little attention from that idealized someone, despite the amount of rudeness they have received. Sum 41, ‘Pieces’
Beyond a widely used popular phrase, there are not a few who believe that it is better to live single instead of in a toxic relationship with a person who does not bring us anything good. The guys from the Sum 41 quartet had it clear. Slipknot, ‘Snuff’
A forceful sentence dedicated by Corey Taylor, singer of the picturesque band Slipknot, victim of a betrayal, to someone who hurt him and whom he now pays with the currency of indifference. Back to index Alex turner, ‘Stuck on a puzzle’
The eternal question of why the bad boy watches, helpless, as his beloved leaves with the pimp on duty who dazzles her with four compliments, while he stays in the bench of substitutes or in the dreaded friendzone.Blur, ‘Tender’
This Tender is a beautiful example that illustrates that many people still wait to meet true love, no matter how many failures they embark on. For these people, faith will always prevail that “someone special” will appear. Bob Marley, ‘Waiting in vain’
Despite the carefree rhythm that has been attributed to his music, Bob Marley also left room in his repertoire to compose about the bitter pill that heartbreak entails. Coldplay, ‘Shiver’
Many toxic couples have the sole purpose of chiselling their partner according to their tastes and preferences. It seems that Chris Martin experienced in his flesh what it feels like to be a wimp in the hands of another person who would end up being his ex. Nazareth, ‘Love Hurts’
An outspoken and forceful message that turns the myth (or the fallacy
) of love upside down, in a hard-rock key. Adele, ‘Someone like you’
With this heartbreaking song that talks about the chiaroscuro of her heart, Adele rose to fame. We wonder if he has already learned his lesson or if he continues to moan as he walks morosely through parks and wallows in his personal dramas… No doubt, ‘Don’t speak’
Gwen Stefany’s voice and the feeling it gives her This Don’t speak gives us an idea of ​​the romantic story that could have been and wasn’t. The Cure, ‘Pictures of you’
Many fall into the mistake of believing that if they had known how to say the right phrase at the right time, they would have saved a relationship touched by death. Error: many are doomed to failure from the start. The Smiths, ‘Please, please, please Let Me Get What I Want’
This song is about desperation to get what you want. When we refer to the love plane, disappointments and despair are sometimes a constant in the eternal search. Therefore, these adverse circumstances can turn someone with a good heart into a being devoid of emotions and cold. Joy Division, ‘Love will tear us apart’
As we are seeing in this list, all the songs agree that love is a double-edged sword that, if not handled carefully, can leave severe consequences. Justin Timberlake, ‘Cry me a river’
With this 2002 hit, singer Justin Timberlake is dedicated to throwing taunts and poison darts at his (until then) partner, also pop star Britney Spears. Judging by the lyrics, it seems that relationship did not end too well. Kelly Clarkson, ‘Since u been gone’
Although painful, many breakups are a real relief. Proof of this is that, on occasions, they open doors to new opportunities. Alannis Morissette, ‘You Oughta Know’
How many ex-partners have promised love and eternal fidelity and then have had to swallow their own words?
This song is just one more everyday example of what many refuse to recognize. Taylor Swift, ‘We are never ever getting back together’
A very common mistake is to go back to someone who has hurt us, in a display of unhealthy emotional dependency. At least the experience earned a bestseller for the new musical sensation of the moment. Cee Lo Green, ‘Fuck you’
A nice and clear farewell message, ideal to capture in an expression the hatred generated after a betrayal. Buzzcocks, ‘Ever fall in love with someone you shouldn’t

We have already seen that sometimes we get too attached to some stones that we come across along the path of life.

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