Top 10 Best Sad Songs Right Now


For those who are going through physical pain, a breakup, emotional pain and all you need is a good cry to relieve yourself and feel good then we have the ultimate line up for you. Even though we are halfway into this year you happen to be a lucky one since artists have showered us with some really amazing sad songs which am sure will be good food for your soul and perhaps even comfort your ailing soul.

top 10 best sad songs 2018

Well here are some of the top 10 best sad songs for 2017.

10. “To Build a House,” Cosima

The very promising South London Musician Cosima has one of the saddest songs this 2017 that you might be interested to listen to. “To Build a House was released on February 2017 and today its one of the most emotional songs you can listen to. “To Build a House” is a soulful track that comes from a deeply personal space within herself. The song is dedicated to anyone who has ever stood on the window with hopes while waiting. On YouTube, the song has less than 100 thousand views.

9. “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me,” John Mayer

“You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me,” was released on January 20, 2017 and it was written by John Mayer. The song is among the leading tracks in his album The Search For Everything. This technically is one of the saddest songs you can listen to in 2017 as John mayer tells of a story of the impact some special people had on his life. The track on YouTube has around 3.8 million views.

8. “A Violent Noise,” The xx

“A Violent Noise” by The XX was released on January 13, 2017 and its one of the songs in his I See You 2017 album. The song which was written by Romy Madley Croft & Oliver Sim brings out the theme of fear, being isolated, the disenchantment, disillusionment and the effects of alcohol on his close relationships. The song audio on YouTube has around 200,000 views.

7. “Paris,” The Chainsmokers

The American DJ duo have released one of the saddest songs you can listen to “Paris”. The song was released on January 13, 2017 and features the vocals of Emily Warren . “Paris” is the lead single from Memories…Do Not Open album “Paris” trails the metaphorical and dreadful journey of a millennial relationship; where you have to pass through stages such as youth, where someone is naïve, encounters heartbreaks and commits mistakes, you struggle to maintain the relationship. On YouTube, the song has around 276 million views.

6. “Make Me (Cry),” Noah Cyrus ft. Labrinth

Noah Cyrus who is an American actress released “Make Me (Cry)” on November 15, 2016 featuring the vocals of songwriter Labrinth. This song which is the lead single of Noah debut album NC-17 is about struggling to move past an unhealthy relationship. To date the song has received Gold and Platinum certification in countries such as United States, Canada, Australia and Sweden. On YouTube, the song has over 92 million views.

5. “Drew Barrymore,” SZA

“Drew Barrymore” is a track that was named after the R&B singers favorite actress in his new album Ctrl. The song was released on January 13, 2017 and highlights low self-esteem when it comes to unbalanced relationship, struggling with insecurity, issues of self-worth and the loneliness one feels when the partner is away. The YouTube video has around 2.4 million views.

4. “Issues,” Julia Michaels

“Issues” is one sad upbeat anthem that talks of a relationship between individuals who have got lots of issues and differences but irrespective of all that they love each other so much that they find a way to work past them. The song was released on January 13,2017 and it’s the lead song in Julia Michaels 2017 album Nervous System. On chart performance “issues” made it to the top 10 in charts across Europe and peaked position 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. As of today, the song has 89 million views on YouTube.

3. “Hold Me by the Heart,” Kehlani

Talking of sad songs in 2017 “Hold Me by the Heart”, is a perfect example. The song by Kehlani was released on January 27, 2017 and its one of the songs in her SweetSexySavage (2017) album. Being on the other side of a break up it’s not an easy thing and this song Kehlani expresses how she longs for support from someone who would comfort her after she got out from a bad relationship. The song has almost 1 million views on YouTube.

2. “Heavy,” Linkin Park Feat. Kiiara

“Heavy” was released on February 16,2017 by American rock band Linkin Park. The song is the lead single in their seventh studio album, One More Light. The song is about feeling emotionally overloaded with problems some of which are self-inflicting and they keep on stacking up and piling up. The song debuted on Billboard at position 52, slid down out of the chart but it has resurfaced again. On YouTube, the song has 68 million views on YouTube.

1. “It Ain’t Me,” Selena Gomez and Kygo

The saddest of them all is “It Aint Me,” which is an untempo tropical house break up track. The song was released on February 16, 2017 by Norwegian DJ Kygo and features Selena Gomez on Vocals. This song definitely was directed to Justin Bieber after they broke up. In the song Selena Gomez asks the ex-boyfriend who will take care of them when they are gone and the person isn’t her. The song debuted to top 5 across many countries in Europe and has already received numerous Platinum certifications. The song has 365 million views on YouTube.

These are the saddest songs in 2017. For those who are really going through bad breakups, unfaithfulness problems, emotional pain, physical pain and all kinds of suffering these songs will inspire you and make you know you’re not alone in this world.


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