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Sad Songs

Love, Loss, And Music

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on As a minor key kind of gal, I often wonder: Why does sad music make me feel so happy? Why do I feel so th...

Rebecca Adams

15 Songs To Get You Through The Darkest Phase Of A Breakup | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.13.2015 | Divorce

When I went through my first major breakup, I let myself go to a very dark, heartbroken place. Consolations like, "You'll get over it eventually" or "...

When a Sad Song Made It Better

Sherry Stanfa-Stanley | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

Dropping the needle, I would rush to sprawl across my twin bed and pick up the stiff cardboard album jacket. Only then, once the music began, did I allow myself the magic of studying the album's back cover and the lyrics printed on the inside liner.

13 Songs That Made You Cry Like Crazy As A Teen

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.22.2014 | Fifty

No matter what generation you inhabit, teen angst is a part of it. As a result, musicians have rolled out a lot of emotional songs through the years, ...

Here's Proof That Pharrell's 'Happy' Can Be The Most Depressing Song Ever

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.26.2014 | Comedy

What happens when you change the key, tempo and tone of a sad song to make it happy and vice versa? Schmoyoho tested this out to come out with the...

Do Sad Songs Actually Make You Happy?

Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living

If you've ever gotten weepy listening to Coldplay's "Fix You" (Just us?), new research may have an explanation for why. Scientists at the Tokyo Un...

Can Sad Music Actually Heal Your Broken Heart?

Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Vann, MPH Danielle Grant, a 31-year-old chemical engineering student, put John Denver’s seriously sad “I’m Sorry” and Bruno Mar...

What Songs Make YOU Weepy?

Posted 11.19.2012 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

LISTEN: The 11 Saddest Songs Ever

Adam Brent Houghtaling | Posted 10.21.2012 | Books
Adam Brent Houghtaling

My book ends with a list of the top 100 saddest songs, which stands as a culmination of the book as a whole. In it rests the sum of the hundreds of hours I spent listening to the saddest music in the world. I pulled from all genres--jazz, rock, classical, country, etc.--and across six centuries.