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Songs About Sad Songs

Robert of the Radish
The Y! Music Playlist Blog (NEW)
June 5, 2012

Everyone has at least one song that reminds them of a painful breakup, or some sad event in their life.  And while sad songs can stir up painful emotions, there is something strangely comforting about them. I think it's because sad songs remind us we are not alone, and that other people have gone through the same things we have. When a sad song connects with you it can feel like a shared experience.

Sad songs are so popular in fact, that they have inspired songs about themselves!

For this playlist I didn't want to simply throw together a bunch of melancholy ballads. Instead, I wanted to create a list of songs about sad songs. How's that for meta?

Below you will find ten tracks, each one a song about sad songs.

What would you add?

Songs About Sad Songs

1. Sad Songs (Say So Much) - Elton John

2. Sad Songs And Waltzes - Willie Nelson

3. Stay Away From Sad Songs - Leon Russell

4. Sad Sad Songs - The Bon Scotts

5. Old Sad Songs - Lucero

6. Nobody Likes Sad Songs - Ronnie Milsap

7. There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry) - Billy Ocean

8. Sad Songs and Alcohol - Jo Henley

9. No More Sad Songs - Clay Aiken

10. Sad Songs - El DeBarge

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