Sometimes, life doesn’t go the way we planned. Our significant others break up with us, we lose people we care about, we get let go from our jobs. Regardless of what the circumstances are, people need time to grieve. Very often, we dwell on our intense emotions because crying is cathartic. It’s completely normal to cry, too. So, here are 10 songs that will help you cry it out, compiled in a tear-worthy Spotify playlist.
1. Where’s My Love? by SYML
This SYML song speaks straight to the heart. Featuring the singer’s soft voice and melancholic piano and violin sounds, it’s one of the greatest songs for nostalgic moments.
“Does she know that we bleed the same? Don’t wanna cry, but I break that way.”
2. Just A Memory by ODESZA & Regina Spektor
This track from ODESZA’s album discusses the point in a relationship where one person can’t let go. We’ve all been there, and this calm song brings those memories right back.
“I don’t want us just to be a memory. Baby, come back and fight with me.”
3. Already Gone by Sleeping At Last
If you know Sleeping At Last, then you probably know them for piano ballads and instrumental tracks. This song, however, has profound lyrics that speak to almost everyone who’s finally given up on a shattered relationship.
“Looking at you makes it harder. But I know that you’ll find another.”
4. Let You Go by ILLENIUM & Ember Island
This tune is nostalgic yet powerful. The solemn female voice adds beauty to the song. The singer reveals her sadness and desperation. She promises that she will never let her partner go.
“I’ll be your fire in the cold rain. I’m never gonna let you go.”
5. Happier by Ed Sheeran
This guitar-based Ed Sheeran song tells the story of a man who sees his former lover with someone else. He notices that his ex-lover is happier than she was with him, and Sheeran’s powerful vocals emphasize those difficult emotions.
“Baby, you look happier, you do. My friends told me one day I’ll feel it, too.”
6. Hold On by Chord Overstreet
Hold On is about a strained relationship that’s still full of love. This song will make you cry simply because everyone has experienced this difficult love story.
“Let me take your hand, I’ll make it right. I swear to love you all my life.”
7. Million Reasons by Lady Gaga
We’ve all known someone who did everything to make us give up on them, but we knew that we could never give them up. This song hits all the right feels thanks to Lady Gaga’s powerful soprano voice and equally hard-hitting message.
“I’ve got a hundred million reasons to walk away. But baby, I just need one good one to stay.”
8. River Of Tears by Alessia Cara
As usual, Alessia Cara shocks us with her tremendous talent. “River of Tears” tells the story of a lost love who became loathsome. Sometimes, we think someone will be there for us forever, but eventually, they leave in a cloud of lies, and this song perfectly captures those feelings.
“So I won’t need you here. Love sinks and hope floats.”
9. Secret Love Song, Pt. II by Little Mix
Secret Love Song talks about a forbidden love affair that will remain secret forever. Like any affair, it’s hopeless and eventually comes to an end. However, the infatuation never simply leaves.
“Why can’t I kiss you on the dance floor? Why can’t it be like that?”
10. Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken by P!nk
This piano ballad from one of P!nk’s best albums is a song that you should remember forever. At the very least, let its powerful message sink in. P!nk knows that nothing will ever break you. No matter what is happening in your life, you will survive. You’re stronger than you think, and no one can break your heart.
“There’s not enough rope to tie me down. There’s not enough tape to shut this mouth.”
Here is the whole playlist for you guys. Enjoy!