Dust in the Wind - Kansas. Light a few black candles, dim the lights, and weep! I recommend... 2. The second-to-last song on Spiceworld was much more serious than "Spice Up Your Life." Amy Lee is an amazing vocalist, and her songs reflect on the true tragedy of life. Genre-defining anthems from the finest golden age of R&B, the best 90s R&B songs still fill dancefloors while speaking to the soul. Sixteen songs you had on your high school mixtape and what they said about you. It makes me want to cry everytime I listen to it. The 50 best sad songs 50. After all, many of the artists on this list were there for you in times of happiness too. It is further heightened when the songwriter’s dialogue sparks from tragedy, which was the case with Eric Clapton’s 1992 song “Tears in Heaven.” The song was a heart-wrenching lullaby to Clapton’s four-and-a-half-year-old son Conor, who died falling 53 storeys out of the high-rise condo he lived at with his mother, actress Loredana Del Santo. This song still packs a punch today. It was the age of MTV. “Foolish Games” first began as a poem that Jewel wrote when she was 16. To this day we can’t help but wonder if those children were found and that in itself is heartbreaking. Written in late 1991, the song is about the terrible pain Eric Clapton felt on arriving at a friend’s apartment building earlier that year to discover that his 4-year-old son had just fallen from the balcony and died. It’s a shame he died a year later because this song reflects true torment. "Tears in Heaven" is about Clapton's 4-year-old son, who died falling out of a New York City window, and even if you were just a kid yourself when you first heard the song, you knew how horrible that was. Nirvana: 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (1991) Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Choose you favourite genre for your Sad Mood playlist : OLDIES / THE ESSENCE / INDIE. I recommend listening to both the radio version and the album version off of Pieces of You for the full emotional impact. There have been popular songs with creepy or spooky lyrics since the beginning of rock music. You know what’s awkward? You may have also weeped because you wanted to look as good as she did in a bucket hat (guilty as charged). Further gutting was the letter written by his son days before the accident. 1 My Immortal - Evanescence. To write off an entire decade's music suggests a refusal to engage rather than an educated choice, and for anyone who came of age in the 90s it was a delirious decade. This a cappella remake of this '70s song might be often used as a joke now, but don't even pretend its sincerity didn't affect you in the '90s. Bonus: more of my favorites, straight from my “Sad Songs” playlist: Us and Them - Pink Floyd. Music Collection 2019. R.E.M. Breakup songs can either make you wallow in the memories of your former love or lead you to join in shooting up that big middle finger and moving on. Saddest Grunge Song? Seriously, sometimes everything is wrong and it’s time to sing along, and that’s why this song is forever engrained in your dear diary of a mind. "When I Come Around" by Green Day, 1994. You knew this one was coming. The meaning continues to be speculated about with one assertion claiming it stemmed from a fictional suicide letter; another from an article Mark read on suicide; and another cites Mark’s loneliness post-tour with no one to go home to as partial inspiration. Another song that made you cry thinking about the fate of a DiCaprio character was Des'ree's song from Romeo + Juliet, "Kissing You." "With or Without You" by U2 is another example of sad ‘80s music. Not just a rock song, it became a soundtrack of desperate hope. Strap in 'cause we're starting pretty low here. 7: 7. Clapton penned the song, which begins with “would you know my name if I saw you in heaven?” The song went on to win multiple Grammy awards in 1993. This article is about the American Billboard Hot 100 chart held during the 1990s.. This rock anthem was a revolutionary song for the young generation, and it was Nirvana's biggest hit, reaching No. The upside is that Stipe is telling you to “hold on” so that’s simply what you do, time and time again. “Last Kiss” is sung through the voice of the guy who his watching his girlfriend die in his arms, which should never happen. 10. It … The original song was a fictional story about teenage lovers who get into a car accident, and was written by Wayne Cochran in 1961. If you grew up in the '90s, your CD player was your best friend when it came to times of profound (and not-so-profound) sadness. Perhaps you weren't cool enough to know it as a kid back in the day, but it definitely has made you cry since then. The band tackled multiple issues including abortion (“Slide”), and while it is still debated, “Iris” was a mainstream song before its time, talking about coming out as gay. According to Vander Ark, he and his friend went out with the same girl and his friend ended up getting her pregnant, which then led her to get an abortion. All Mixed Up – 311. Lyrics are shards of commentary and when there is sincere truth added the impact elevates. 72 comments. Sarah McLachlan's "Angel" had already made you cry, Jonathan Melvoin of the Smashing Pumpkins. Following on from the top 10 depressing scenes in movies, we have top 10 depressing rock songs. Ever since rock love songs came into prominence in the 80s and 90s the nostalgia has never died. The beautiful music and tear-jerker lyrics of "Tears in Heaven" are heightened by the sad story behind this depressing rock song. The lines below showcase a diverse list of emotional songs that give you goosebumps. You listened to it at camp when you finally found friends that were soon leaving you, or when graduating from your high school clique, or moving to a new city — it’s that song about memorable goodbyes, and heck you’re not afraid to choke up on occasion. 1. But, it can be one of the most difficult and painful subjects to discuss. Eric Clapton – “Tears in Heaven” Courtesy DGC Records. Just like Jewel's man was tearing her apart, "Foolish Games" tore you apart (and maybe still does). and "I Don't Want to Wait" — her raw vocals on the bridge were tear-inducing if you were doing some preteen soul-searching. "Let Her Cry" By Hootie & The Blowfish, 1994. Yet, with lyrics like “I never thought I’d die alone / Another six months I’ll be unknown” and “Please tell mom this is not her fault” it’s hard not to draw links to the depths of depression and suicide. All rights reserved. I didn’t even listen to “Foolish Games” while writing this for fear of not being able to complete the article. 4. Down in a Hole has my vote for saddest song. Whether you were experiencing your first superficial heartbreak or had an experience that legitimately impacted you for years, these '90s songs were there for you when you needed a good cry. Suicide is serious and whether the origins of this song came from an actual suicide or not, the lyrics paint the canvas. There were so many songs, from so many incredible (and some not so incredible) bands. Directed by Tony Kaye (American History X), the just over four minute video featured a stream of photos of missing children, one after the other, highlighting the not-to-be forgotten kids that disappeared. Be sure to vote up the sad songs from the ‘80s that you love most. That's the beauty of being able to look back — you can recognize that some of these songs just epitomized the melodramatic feelings of your youth while other songs have managed to stand the test of time and continue to bring out genuine emotions in you. While many consider it to be lazily written, I understand the true meaning of the words, and the emotions evoked in this song. 37 Alt Rock Songs You Haven’t Thought About Since The Late ‘90s. You didn’t live in the 90’s if you haven’t heard this song … Although this song's message is actually sweet, it made you cry yearning for the day when you'd have someone who loved you as much as All-4-One loved the subject of "I Swear.". For moments when you needed to recover from being rejected at the middle school dance, you most likely cried listening to '90s songs. Maybe it was that stark contrast of joy and melancholy that made you cry so much listening to "Viva Forever" in the '90s (she says, trying to rationalize her intense Spice Girls feelings). This song in combination with the video of Billie Joe Armstrong strumming his guitar on his sad excuse of a bed is a quintessential sob track from the ‘90s. Sometimes you need a good cry and listening to a song that allows you to get all your sad feelings out is a cathartic experience — especially when you were in your formative, adolescent years. The letter included the words “I love you.” If this doesn’t make you break down, then human empathy no longer exists. If you're looking for the best '90s pop songs to add to your party playlist, you've found it. The song … I still don't know the meaning of being lonely, but I do know that AJ McLean, Howie D., Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell always had the ability to make me cry with this song. While not as popular as her two previous singles — "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?" by Brian Galindo. Rewinding to the ‘90s one will find a plethora of heartfelt, raw music entries from prolific songwriters and artists. Music Sports Gaming Movies & Shows News Live Fashion ... 90s sad songs Hans; 9 videos; 46,346 views; Last updated on Sep 15, 2017; Play all Share. 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