16 Songs for Sad, Unrequited, Broken-Hearted, Melancholy, and Depressing Love

Updated on July 19, 2019
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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 purist 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. Melancholy, unrequited, sad, depressing, and broken-hearted love has been a source of inspiration and devastation for human beings throughout history. They have influenced music, literature, and art to this day.

Below are songs that tap into sad ties of love that tug at our heart strings and communicate 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"
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"
9. "Someone Like You"
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"
15. "Snow Patrol"
Chasing Cars
16. "Breathe Again"
Sara Bareilles

#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. "Chasing Cars" Snow Patrol

#16. "Breathe Again" Sara Bareilles

Are you feeling the broken-hearted love?

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