Summer is known for producing a distinctive brand of anthems. As the weather warms and the beach calls out, our ears pine for breezy jams that are perfect for grooving in the sun. This year's slate includes Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," Icona Pop's "I Love It" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" -- all songs that epitomize the idea of the essential picnic-day ditty.

But most summers also come with a smattering of outliers that put a damper on the sandy frolicking and poolside barbecuing. A quick look back at previous Billboard Hot 100 lists turns up a fair share of non-summery summer hits. Whether they have maudlin lyrics or a morose beat, these singles seem more suited for the gloom of winter than the shine of summer. Here are some of the most out-of-place beachside smashes of the past 30 years along with their weepiest lyrics.

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  • Justin Timberlake - "Mirrors" (2013)

    'Cause I don't wanna lose you now I'm lookin' right at the other half of me The vacancy that sat in my heart Is a space that now you hold Show me how to fight for now And I'll tell you, baby, it was easy Comin' back here to you once I figured it out You were right here all along

  • Fergie - "Big Girls Don't Cry" (2007)

    The path that I'm walkin', I must go alone I must take the baby steps 'til I'm full grown, full grown Fairy tales don't always have a happy ending, do they? And I foresee the dark ahead if I stay

  • Plain White T's - "Hey There Delilah" (2006)

    A thousand miles seems pretty far But they've got planes and trains and cars I'd walk to you if I had no other way Our friends would all make fun of us And we'll just laugh along because we know That none of them have felt this way

  • Mariah Carey ft. Snoop Dogg - "Crybaby" (2000)

    When I think of our untimely end And everything we could have been I cry, baby, I cry

  • Puff Daddy, Faith Evans and 112 - "I'll Be Missing You" (1997)

    It's kinda hard with you not around Know you in heaven smilin down Watchin' us while we pray for you Every day we pray for you Til the day we meet again

  • Jewel - "Who Will Save Your Soul" (1996)

    There are addictions to feed and there are mouths to pay So you bargain with the Devil, say you're OK for today You say that you love them, take their money and run Say it's been swell, sweetheart, but it was just one of those things Those flings, those strings you've got to cut So get out on the streets, girls, and bust your butts

  • LeAnn Rimes - "Blue" (1996)

    Oh so lonesome for you Tears fill my eyes till I can't see 3 o'clock in the morning, here am I Sittin' here so lonely, so lonesome I could cry

  • Vanessa Williams - "Colors of the Wind" (1995)

    You think the only people who are people Are the people who look and think like you But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger You'll learn things you never knew you never knew

  • Bon Jovi - "This Ain't A Love Song" (1995)

    It made me so mad 'cause I wanted it bad for us, baby Now it's so sad that whatever we had ain't worth saving If the love that I got for you is gone If the river I've cried ain't that long Then I'm wrong, yes I'm wrong, this ain't a love song

  • Madonna - "This Used To Be My Playground" (1992)

    I can see your face In our secret place You're not just a memory Say goodbye to yesterday (the dream) Those are words I'll never say (I'll never say)

  • Guns N' Roses - "November Rain" (1992)

    We've been through this such a long, long time Just tryin' to kill the pain But lovers always come and lovers always go An no one's really sure who's lettin' go today Walking away

  • Gloria Estefan - "Don't Wanna Lose You" (1989)

    It's all up to you, to tell me to go 'Cause it won't be me to walk away When you're all that I know And I know that I don't wanna lose you now We're gonna get through somehow

  • Van Morrison - "Have I Told You Lately" (1989)

    There's a love that's divine And it's yours and it's mine like the sun And at the end of the day We should give thanks and pray To the one, to the one

  • Chicago - "I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love" (1988)

    Guess I had to go away So much I had to go through Guess I had to lose you To realize how much I love you Can we make the fire burn again, Burn a little stronger? 'Cause I've been alone and, baby, I can't be alone now any longer

  • U2 - "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (1987)

    You broke the bonds and you Loosed the chains Carried the cross Of my shame Of my shame You know I believed it But I still haven't found what I'm looking for

  • Billy Ocean - "There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)" (1986)

    I always stop and think of you especially When the words of a love song Touch the very heart of me There'll be sad songs to make you cry Love songs often do They can touch the heart of someone new Saying, "I love you"

  • Corey Hart - "Never Surrender" (1986)

    Do you now what it's like when You're not who you wanna be? Do you know what it's like to Be your own worst enemy? Who sees the things in me I can't hide? Do you know what it's like To wanna surrender?

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