Songs To Listen Too When You Want To Cry

Music. The way we communicate our deepest emotions in a small but impactful way. This is probably the most accessible and common form that we see ourselves represented on a daily basis; through song. Music manifests countless emotions through lyrics and composition, which will resonate and affect each person in a different way, depending on their own set of circumstances at that current point in time. The songs I have compiled for this blog post are those which seek to bring out an emotional response of sadness or reflection upon events or emotions that one may come across in life. These songs present themes that are very real, relevant and relatable. Some deal with issues such as breakups and relationship turmoil, while others attempt to display themes of death, suicide and mental illness through the medium of song. These themes were and remain controversial and taboo, which makes their appearance in music so much more impactful for the listener. These are a simple form of escapism that can really affect ones mood and behaviour. So it is extremely important that musicians tackle these difficult topics in a respectful and empathetic way. Luckily, this often occurs due to the personal connection that a musician will often have to the topic, due to personal experience in dealing with it. Therefore, if you are feeling like you need to let out some emotions, do it. Do not hold them in and let them stagnate within yourself. Bring them to the surface so that any negative areas can hopefully be examined and expelled. Though, sometimes we just need to listen to sad music or watch a sad movie to release these emotions. So below, I have curated a list (in no particular order) of some songs which I find have very strong messages and can often bring a tear to the eye.

Reminder: If you or someone you know is struggling, please do not hesitate to get help. There is always someone who will be able to help, never feel as if you are alone if you are struggling. There are so many people and services available to assist you.

Crisis support services can be reached 24 hours a day: Lifeline 13 11 14;Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467; Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800; MensLine Australia 1300 78 99 78; Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 (The Guardian, 2019) 

1. Logic – 1-800-273-8255

2. Kodaline – High Hopes

3. Martina McBridge – Concrete Angel

4. James Blunt- Goodbye My Lover

5. Lady Gaga – I’ll Never Love Again

6. Coldplay – Fix You

7. MARINA – Lies

8. Missy Higgins – River

9. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On

10. Christina Aguilera – Beautiful

11. Lord Huron – The Night We Met 

12. Gary Jules – Mad World

13. Sufjan Stevens – Visions Of Gideon

14. Ed Sheeran – The A Team

15. A Great Big World – Say Something

16. Kesha – Praying

17. Kate Miller-Heidke – Caught In The Crowd

18. Cashmere Cat – Quit

19. Bon Iver – Re: Stacks

20. Lana Del Rey – Young and Beautiful

21. Angus & Julia Stone – A Heartbreak

22. Samantha Barks – On My Own

23. Jon Bellion – NewYorkSoul

24. Sara Bareilles – Gravity

25. R.E.M – Everybody Hurts

26. Kelly Clarkson – Piece by Piece

27. Tracy Chapman – Fast Car

28. Sia – Breathe Me

29. Ruth B – If By Chance

30. Leon Bridges – River 

– Josh

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