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19 Sad Songs About Unrequited or One-Sided Love

Nalini has an ear for curating good music. Chances are she's made (or will eventually make) a list that fits your musical needs.

These sad songs explore heartbreak and one-sided love.

These sad songs explore heartbreak and one-sided love.

When Your Love Is One-Sided

Love is one of the truest, most powerful, life-changing, and people-changing energies on this planet. It has the power to change the world in its most basic and purest form!

In its romantic form, it has the potential to give the "highest of highs" and the "lowest of lows" in our experience as humans. Melancholic, unrequited, sad, depressing, and broken-hearted love has been a source of inspiration and devastation for human beings throughout history. These feelings have influenced music, literature, and art to this day.

Below are songs that tug at our heartstrings and evoke the sad experiences related to romantic love. Are you ready? Let's feel the sad, sad love.

Songs about Sad and Depressing Love

  1. "How Can I Not Love You"—Joy Enriquez
  2. "So Close"—Jon McLaughlin
  3. "Fix You"—Coldplay
  4. "My Heart Will Go On"—Celine Dion
  5. "When I'm Gone"—Anna Kendrick
  6. "Back to Black"—Amy Winehouse
  7. "What If"—Kate Winslet
  8. "Somebody That I Used to Know"—Gotye
  9. "Someone Like You"—Adele
  10. "With or Without You"—Scala & Kolacny Brothers
  11. "I Will Always Love You"—Whitney Houston
  12. "Almost Lover"—A Fine Frenzy
  13. "Jar of Hearts"—Christina Perri
  14. "The Scientist"—Coldplay
  15. "Snow Patrol"—Chasing Cars
  16. "Breathe Again"—Sara Bareilles
  17. "Don't Speak"—No Doubt
  18. "Exile"—Taylor Swift feat. Bon Iver
  19. "Rinse"—Vanessa Carlton

1. "How Can I Not Love You" by Joy Enriquez

2. "So Close" by Jon McLaughlin

3."Fix You" by Coldplay

4. "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion

5. "When I'm Gone" by Anna Kendrick

6. "Back to Black" by Amy Winehouse

7. "What If" by Kate Winslet

8. "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye

9. "Someone Like You" by Adele

10. "With or Without You" by Scala & Kolacny Brothers

11. "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston

12. "Almost Lover" by A Fine Frenzy

13. "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri

14. "The Scientist" by Coldplay

15. "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol

16. "Breathe Again" by Sara Bareilles

17. "Don't Speak" by No Doubt

18. "Exile" by Taylor Swift feat. Bon Iver

19. "Rinse" by Vanessa Carlton

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