Some days are just so gloomy you cannot do anything about it and it’s a natural instinct that when you are sad you tend to listen to even sadder songs to make yourself the saddest! Here we have aligned top 5 saddest songs of all time in ThursdayTunes.

The Night We Met – Lord Huron

The beautiful folk-rock song is a creation of Lord Huron, who made this song even better with his folksy, sad voice. The song caught the attention when Clay and Hannah danced on it in 13 Reasons Why (series). The song is written by Ben Schneider, and could be your sad partner for ThursdayTunes.

The night we met lyrics

I had all and then most of you
Some and now none of you
Take me back to the night we met
I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
Haunted by the ghost of you
Oh, take me back to the night we met

Small Hands – Keaton Henson

Keaton Henson is a rock, classical folk Indie musician. Small Hands is one of the songs that can make you cry instantly, the music video is loaded with plain raw emotions. And the video does not revolve around actual humans. The video revolves around animal puppets.


The song Small Hands is about not being able to handle a burden of emotions at the same time. We always think people with bigger hands can handle more. But it’s never enough even with us having small hands and we lose the things we never meant to. No matter how small or big your hands are, the more you try to fill them the more they will spill. It reminds us that we are vulnerable.  

Small Hands lyrics

Miss you terribly already,
Miss the space between your eyelids,
Where I’d stare through awkward sentences
And avoid through awkward silence

Miss your teeth when they chatter,
When we smoked out in my garden
When we couldn’t sleep for all the heat,
Soft talk began to harden.

Fast Car – Tracy Chapman

Fast Car” is a song written and recorded by Tracy Chapman, an American singer. It was released on April 6, 1988. It is a tale of a person, a working poor woman trying to push her poverty behind and make herself prominent in the musical world, especially folk-rock music. Get your engines started with Tracy Chapman for ThursdayTunes.

Fast car lyrics

You got a fast car
I want a ticket to anywhere
Maybe we make a deal
Maybe together we can get somewhere
Any place is better
Starting from zero got nothing to lose
Maybe we’ll make something
Me, myself, I got nothing to prove

Last Kiss – Pearl Jam

The lead singer of Pearl Jam Eddie Vedder found this song while going through an antique store in Seattle before a show. He stayed up all night listening to it and then he took this to the band and they played in 1998 tour. That song became the highest charting song for PJ’s career. The song has a sad vibe. A story that depicts a sad departure of a girl in a car accident, but the last kiss is an unforgettable and emotional moment for the other one.

Last kiss lyrics

Oh, where oh where can my baby be?
The Lord took her away from me
She’s gone to heaven,
so I got to be good
So I can see my baby
when I leave this world

Everybody Hurts – R.E.M

The song was released as a ray of hope in the sad world. According to Michael Stipe in an interview, he said: “Everybody Hurts is one of those songs that when you’re in the mood, it’s exactly right – but when you’re not in the mood for it, you can skip right over to the next one.” The song is designed for people to prevent them from taking their own lives because that year Nevada state had the highest teen suicide rate in 1993.

Everybody hurts lyrics

When your day is long
And the night, the night is yours alone
When you’re sure you’ve had enough
Of this life, well hang on
Don’t let yourself go
Cause everybody cries
Everybody hurts sometimes


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