Top Ten Most Generic Sad Songs

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These are songs that you listen to when your heart is broken etc. everyone knows them and they are played as sad. When someone recommends one of these songs even I ask for a sad song I usually say "ohhh I've never heard of that one" in my head because they are some of the most popular. I'm not hating on these songs in fact I happen to like a lot of them, but I'm just saying they have gotten to the point where they're almost cliche.

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1How to Save a Life - The Fray

I remember this playing on the radio every day when I was little and I'm actually quite fond of it as it holds a lot of memories, but it's probably the most known"sad"song to play. - happyhappyjoyjoy

2Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's

It was so hard for me to choose if this or how to save a life would be number one, but I flipped a coin. Don't get me wrong I love this song I actually still listen to it often, but this is always the go to heart break song even when I was six I remember it being that go to song. - happyhappyjoyjoy

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3Hurt - Johnny Cash

Now I'll probably get hate for putting this as generic, but again I'm not saying it's a bad song it's just a song that you don't even really have to recommend for people because they're bound to know it for it's sad origins. - happyhappyjoyjoy

4Someone Like You - Adele

Oooh I almost forgot this one. This is actually my favorite song, but it's probably the definition of this list. - happyhappyjoyjoy

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5The Freshman - The Verve Pipe

Almost forgot this too! But yeah this has to be here. - happyhappyjoyjoy

6Fix You - Coldplay

I couldn't decide if this or the scientist should go higher. - happyhappyjoyjoy

7The Scientist - Coldplay
8The A Team - Ed Sheeran

Not the most known here, but - happyhappyjoyjoy

9Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
10A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

One of the more recent and more generic of them. - happyhappyjoyjoy

The Contenders

11Say Something - Cheyenne Jackson and Jackie Evancho
12Yesterday - The Beatles
13Sleep Alone - Moby
14Fallen - Electus
15One Call Away - Charlie Puth
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