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Sad Tunes For Your Blues

By Jacqueline Pena

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Midterms are over, and that’s a reason to celebrate, but what if you’re not in the Friday-Funday mood? If you’re planning on binge-watching some sad Netflix series, I’m looking at you Grey’s Anatomy, and staying in this weekend, here are some sad songs to add to your playlist.


Too Good at Goodbyes- Sam Smith


Sam Smith is getting ready to drop a new album, and in his typical fashion, the first song is depressing af, but it’s still a bop. This song is sad enough to make you think about any past relationships, but the upbeat vibe is perfect to listen to while cleaning your room.


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Supermarket Flowers- Ed Sheeran


This song hits right in the feels. The song is about someone’s mother passing away, and trying to cope with her being gone. The piano gives the song a whole new style. 10/10 would recommend this song to end a sad movie binge. Also, this song reminds us to call those that we love before they are gone.



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I Will Follow You Into The Dark- Death Cab for Cutie


This is one of the classic emo/scene phase throwbacks. Nothing makes you feel more reminiscent than listening to music from middle school. I’m still not too sure what this song is about, but I do know it concerns someone dying, and if that’s not sad enough for you, then just think about what you looked like in middle school, that’ll do it.


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Put Your Record On- Corinne Bailey Rae


This is the most upbeat song on this list. Gather your best gal pals together and jam out to this song, or just jam out by yourself. This song has serious self-love vibes. It’s perfect for a bike ride or a stroll to the fridge. Seriously, it’s a great song.


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She Will Be Loved- Maroon 5


Maroon 5 has a plethora of amazing songs to choose from, but this one is a classic. Even if you’re not a big Maroon 5 fan, you’ve definitely heard this song before. This is a true bop that cannot be denied, so go ahead, scream the words at the top of your lungs, we won’t judge.


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Wonderwall- Oasis


This is a throwback. The 70s vibes are real with this one. If you don’t have nostalgic memories attached to this song like I do, then you really need to listen to this song.



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Iris- The Goo Goo Dolls


This song is everything. Feeling misunderstood? Listen to this song. Feeling sad? Listen to this song. Heartbroken? Listen to this song. The Goo Goo Dolls really did something great with this song, and it should be appreciated.


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Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol


I know I’ve already made one Grey’s Anatomy reference, but this song is the epitome of heartbreak. This song captures the pain of your favorite characters dying in a TV series or in a novel. Be careful not to shed a tear while listening to this song, it may happen.


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Skinny Love- Birdy


Birdy’s voice is like no other. Although this is not the original version of the song, it is a great rendition of the original by Bon Iver. It should be raining and cold while you listen to Skinny Love. Bonus points if you just finished watching a serious heartbreaking movie, like Keith.



THE QUIET- Troy Sivan


Looking for a song that simultaneously feels like it could be in a John Green movie but can also be a hit at your local coffee shop? This is it.


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Video Games- Lana Del Ray


Lana Del Ray has managed to create a cult, I mean fanbase, stronger than the Longhorn’s offense. This song will tell you exactly why so many people love her. Lana’s voice can make you drift off into a peaceful sleep, but it can also make you feel like having a deep conversation at 3 a.m.



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