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Is there a sad song other than "Dear Momma" from 2Pac? ES takes a look.

Sad Love Songs:

Prince - The Beautiful Ones / Nothing Compares to you
Beat Happening - Tiger Trap / Godsend
Husker Du - Green Eyes
Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey / Sowing Seeds
The Carpernters - Superstar
Donovan - Lalena
Nick Drake - Poor Boy
Captain Beefheart - I'm Glad
Jaewbreaker - Ache / Bivouac / West Bay Invitational / Sea Foam Green
My Bloody Valentine - Moon Song
Sebadoh - Perfect Way / Willing To Wait
Wedding Present - Car
Built To Spill - Reasons
Weezer - Across The Sea
Replacements - Unsatisfied
Billy Bragg - Everywhere
Serge Gainsbourg - Je Taime Non Plus
The Kweers (sp) - Debra Jean / Voodoo Doll / I don't wanna get involved
The Ramones - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend / She's The One
Jilted John - Karen
Belle and Sebastian - Fox In the Snow
Cocteau Twins - Sugar Hiccup
Joy Division - Disorder
Thin Lizzy - Baby Please Don't Go, Still In Love With You
My Dad Is Dead - The Harvesting / Seven years / Boundaries
Rollins Band - You didn't need (to do that to me)
Jet's To Brazil - I Typed For Miles
Suicide - Cheree
Elliot Smith - Everything Reminds Me of Her
Versus - Morning Glory / Glitter Of Love / Jealous
Ween - Baby B!tch
The Rentals - My Summer Girl
Jonathan Richman - Affection / Back In Your Life
The Raspberries - Let's Pretend
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams / Break The Chain / You Can Go Your Own Way
Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man / So Long Marryanne
T REX - Life's A Gas / Broken Hearted Blues
Smiths - I Know It's Over / Girl Afraid /Still Ill / There Is a Light That Never Goes on (or every song Morrissey Wrote)
Barbara Mason - Yes I'm Ready
Temptations - Just My Imagination
Depeche Mode - Question Of Lust / Sometimes / Question Of Time
Elvis Costello - Allison
Billy Bragg - Moving The Goalposts
RHCP - I Could've Lied
Aztec Camera - The Bugle Sounds Again
Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely / Crying / In Dreams
Herbie Hancock - I Thought It was You
Screeching Weasal - Crying In my Beer
Angels Of Light - Praise Your Name / Untitles Love Song
Carol King - It's Too Late / Will You Still Love Me Tommorrow?

Daniel Johnston - Literally hundreds, and probably one of the greatest songwriters ever (and the saddest)

Some are:

You put my love out the door
Goin Down
An Idiot's end
More Dead Than Alive
Dream/Scream
I Lose
Life In Vain
Mind Contorted

Stephen Merrit of Magnetic Fields is a love song virtuoso. He put out a triple album called "69 Love songs", plus plenty of other records and side projects. Needless to say too many to list here.


Just Plain 'ol Sad songs

Television Personalities - Privilige / All My Dreams Are Dead
Gordon Lightfoot - Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Gram Parsons - Brass Buttons
Wipers - No One Wants An Alien
Swans - Failure / Blackmail
Momus - Muderers The Hope of Women
The Cure - Chain Of Flowers / Sinking / Faith / the Figurehead
Eels - Climbing Up To the Moon / Guest List
Lemonheads - My Drug Buddy
Suzanne Vega - Luka
My Dad Is Dead - Too Far Gone / The Waters Edge / Don't Look now
Jets To Brazil - Conrad
Versus - River / Tin Foil Star / Fallow / Blade Of Grass / Janet
Leonard Cohen - The Future /Everybody Knows
Depeche Mode - Walk In My Shoes
RHCP - Under The Bridge
 

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Grateful Dead -- Stella Blue
Bob Dylan -- Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
Kinks -- Strangers
Van Morrison -- Tupelo Honey (perhaps more bittersweet than sad)
Buddy Holly -- Raining in my Heart
Chet Baker -- I Fall in Love Too Easily
Son Volt -- Tear Stained Eye
Billie Holiday -- Strange Fruit
The Smiths -- Heaven Knows, I'm Miserable Now
Ritchie Havens -- Drown in my Own Tears
Marianne Faithful -- So Sad
Rev. Gary Davis -- Death Don't Have No Mercy
Nina Simone - Black is the Colour of My True Love's Hair
Blind Faith -- Can't Find My Way Home
Pink Floyd -- Goodbye Cruel World
Pete Townshend -- So Sad About Us
Graham Nash - Sad Eyes
Oasis -- Sad Song
Fairport Convention -- Sad Song
Merle Haggard -- Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down
Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song) -- Otis Redding
Roy Orbison -- Cryin'
George Jones -- She Thinks I Still Care
 

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Interesting song...Listen to the Cocteau Twins "Essence" during a sunrise.;)
 
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