Top Ten Most Generic Sad Songs

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.

The Top Ten

1 How to Save a Life - The Fray How to Save a Life - The Fray Cover Art

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

2 Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's Cover Art

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

One of very few popular songs I actually love, but I agree, it's generic. - PetSounds

so good...

3 Hurt - Johnny Cash Hurt - Johnny Cash Cover Art

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

4 Someone Like You - Adele Someone Like You - Adele Cover Art

I really like this song and the best from Adele for me. - Kiteretsunu

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

5 The Freshman - The Verve Pipe The Freshman - The Verve Pipe Cover Art

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

6 Fix You - Coldplay Fix You - Coldplay Cover Art

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

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

Not the most known here, but - happyhappyjoyjoy

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

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

The Contenders

11 Say Something - Cheyenne Jackson and Jackie Evancho
12 Yesterday - The Beatles Yesterday - The Beatles Cover Art
13 Sleep Alone - Moby Sleep Alone - Moby Cover Art
14 Fallen - Electus
15 One Call Away - Charlie Puth One Call Away - Charlie Puth Cover Art
16 See You Again - Carrie Underwood See You Again - Carrie Underwood Cover Art

This song, reminds me, and many other people about one specific thing. Like, when a person dear to you passes away.

17 Heartbeats - José González
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