People Are Sharing The Most Heartbreaking Songs Of All Time, And — If You'll Excuse Me — I Need To Go Sob In A Bathroom Somewhere

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In a viral thread this week, redditor u/humanbean07 asked, "What song breaks your heart every time you hear it?" and people really came through with some absolute tear-jerkers!


So — with that in mind — here are just a few of the songs that never fail to break people's hearts, no matter how many times they've heard them*:

*Before we begin, a light CONTENT WARNING: Due to the nature of this post and the question being answered, several responses include personal stories — some of which mention death. Please proceed with caution, and take care of yourself!

1."Rainbow Connection" by Kermit the Frog

2."These Are The Days Of Our Lives" by Queen

3."When She Loved Me" from Toy Story 2

4."Over The Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'oleit

5."I Will Follow You Into The Dark" by Death Cab for Cutie

6."I Can’t Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt

7."Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen

8."Remember Me" from Coco

9.“Your Song” by Elton John

10."Adam's Song" by Blink-182

11."He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones

12."In My Life" by The Beatles

13."Ronan" by Taylor Swift

14."Purple Rain" by Prince

15."Hate Me" by Blue October

16."Dance with My Father" by Luther Vandross

17."My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic

18."Dear Mama" by Tupac

19."It’s Quiet Uptown" from Hamilton

20."Lucky" by Britney Spears

21.And finally — "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman

All right, you've read their picks, but now it's YOUR turn. What's a song that never fails to break your heart and/or make you cry? Share your pick(s) in the comments below!

Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity. H/T Reddit.