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Saddest Songs of Rock and Roll – Runners Up

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by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Here are the songs that were certainly on the order of  sad/ melancholy. Obviously, they had so much more anger or enthusiasm than the numbered ones that they floated on the proverbial pool of tears. Nevertheless, I was determined to root out the rock and roll songs that sank to the bottom of despair and discouragement. Apparently, there is a lot of gloomy frustration and heartbreak amongst us.

Real life is why we have so many tortured souls who seek out artistic ways to deal with and work out their issues. Thank heaven for music.

Here are a group of songs with a heavy touch of sadness. They are so good, and thankfully still enjoyable, without kicking up any trauma or ripping off any scabs of pain during the performance. 

I share them with you below. The next installment will be the #1 saddest of all. Promise.

Click on the links to hear the ballads which make these artists A-List songwriters and performers of songs about sadness and hurt.

Of all the tracks up for consideration, these are in the Runner Up category. *

Highway song” – BLACKFOOT (#26)

Tragedy” – BEE GEES (#1)

Heartless” – HEART (#24)

Nothing compares 2 U” – Sinéad O’CONNOR (#1)

I’ve been thinking about you” – LONDONBEAT (#1)

More than words” – EXTREME (#1)

Smooth” – SANTANA (#1)

Crash and burn” – SAVAGE GARDEN (#13)

Iris” – GOO GOO DOLLS (#1)

Do you really want to hurt me” – CULTURE CLUB (#2)

Black Rose” – VOLBEAT (#4)

Angel Eyes” – JEFF HEALEY BAND (#6)

What a Fool BelievesDOOBIE BROTHERS (#1)

The man who sold the worldDAVID BOWIE (not ranked in US)

November rainGUNS n ROSES (#3)

Why does love got to be so sad?‘  – DEREK AND THE DOMINOS (not ranked/ single)

Push you around” – MATCHBOX 20 (TWENTY) + Rob Thomas (#1)

Nights in White Satin” – THE MOODY BLUES (#1)

He stopped loving her today” – GEORGE JONES (#1)

I’m so lonesome I could cry” – HANK WILLIAMS SR (#43)

I sang Dixie” – DWIGHT YOAKUM (#1)

Whiskey trip” – GARY STEWART (#16)

Careless Whisper” – GEORGE MICHAEL (#1)

Can’t you see” – MARSHALL TUCKER BAND (#4)

Against the wind” – BOB SEGER and the Silver Bullet Band (#5)

* All song rankings are US Billboard/ Cashbox/ Top 40 charts.

I assume no responsibility  or liability for the content
of any official/ unofficial video produced by the preceding recording artists or their fans.

Depressed? Do something about it. Please find help before making any rash decisions.  Click here: the National Institute of Mental Health.

Eating disorder (ED)? CLICK HERE to get more information from the NIMH.

Read up on PTSD – post traumatic stress disorder Click Here.

Don’t try suicide. Talk to somebody. Click here for the phone number and information.

Think BEFORE you drink. Click here for AA.

Copyright © 1960-2018 Lawrence J. J. Leonard All rights reserved.

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