Tears can be powerful messengers of our innermost feelings, and often, it’s the songs we listen to that open the floodgates of our emotions. On a recent social media thread, users shared the tunes that never fail to make them shed a tear. From heart-wrenching melodies to nostalgic ballads, these musical masterpieces hold a special place in their hearts. So, grab a tissue, and join us on a journey through a playlist of tears as we explore the songs that bring out the waterworks in users of all ages. Whether it’s a Muppet singing a classic or a rock legend tugging at your heartstrings, we’ve got it all covered in this emotional rollercoaster.
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“It kills me every time. I was a kid who secretly thought my stuffed animals had feelings.”
Many users agree that “When She Loved Me” by Sarah McLachlan hits them right in the feels, but it’s often associated with a particular time and place. One commenter mentioned they only hear it when their son watches Toy Story 2, which is, well, quite often. It’s sung by the character Jessie, a cowgirl doll, and it captures the deep sense of loss and nostalgia. The song reflects the bittersweet experience of being cherished by a loving owner only to be eventually forgotten and abandoned as time passes. The lyrics convey the poignant feeling of longing and the fading memories of a once-unbreakable connection, making it a tear-inducing melody for many.
“Yes, this is mine. ‘My kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder’.”
Jeff Buckley’s “Lover You Should Have Come Over” has a haunting quality that tugs at the heartstrings. Some users suggested that this song could make anyone feel like they’ve just gone through a breakup, even if they haven’t. It’s a testament to the emotional power of music.
“Remember Me” from the movie ‘Coco’ is a bittersweet tune that has reduced many to tears. Some users even admitted that they can’t listen to it without shedding a tear, whether they’re watching the movie or not. This touching song expresses the idea of cherishing and remembering our beloved people who have passed away. It’s a heartfelt tribute to the importance of keeping the memory of those we’ve lost alive in our hearts and minds.
“Kermit the Frog is too pure for this world. Heck he even made Danny Trejo cry.”
Yes, a song sung by a Muppet makes many users cry every time. This is a song about the pursuit of dreams and the belief in a better world. It’s a hopeful and nostalgic tune that encourages us to reach for the stars and keep our idealistic spirit alive.
“Rainbow Connection” strikes a chord with its pure and innocent lyrics, reminding us of a simpler, more idealistic time. Who would have thought that Kermit the Frog could be such an emotional powerhouse?
“Unplugged version is beautiful at another level.”
“Nutshell” by Alice in Chains is known for its raw and emotional lyrics. Some users noted that this song takes them back to a darker, grungier time in their lives. It’s like a time capsule of the ’90s grunge era, and the nostalgia can be overwhelming. This is a song that delves into the themes of despair and inner turmoil. It’s a reflection of emotional pain and the struggle to find meaning in life, often associated with the struggles of the grunge era in the 1990s.
“They come, they come, to build a wall between us, you know they won’t win.”
“Crowded House” takes us on a trip down memory lane, with its iconic track “Don’t Dream It’s Over.” Some users find themselves in a nostalgic trance, reminiscing about the good old days. This song conveys the desire for connection and the importance of preserving relationships. It’s about facing challenges together and not giving up on what’s important. The catchy ’80s tune is a reminder of the enduring appeal of timeless melodies.
“This is my favourite song. Full stop. It doesn’t necessarily make me sad but it evokes deep emotions of some kind.”
“Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd is a song that speaks to the sense of loss and absence. It’s a tribute to missing someone or something important in life. The song conveys feelings of longing and nostalgia, capturing the universal experience of wishing for the presence of what is no longer there.
“We grow up and leave our magic behind.”
“Puff the Magic Dragon” reminds many users that childhood creates a grave for so many beautiful creations and memories. The innocence of the song makes us reflect on how growing up can sometimes feel like leaving a piece of our hearts behind. It tells the story of a boy and his imaginary dragon friend, Puff, and how the boy eventually outgrows his childhood fantasies. Who knew a dragon could make us so emotional?
#9. Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)
“Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)” by Don McLean is a song that pays tribute to the popular artist Vincent van Gogh. The lyrics of the song reflect on van Gogh’s life, art, and struggles with mental health. It captures the beauty and tragedy of van Gogh’s work and life, particularly focusing on his masterpiece “Starry Night.” The song serves as an appreciation of art and the inner turmoil that many artists may experience. It’s a moving and poignant reflection on the complexities of the human spirit and the artist’s creative journey.
“If You Could Read My Mind” by Gordon Lightfoot is a song that delves into the complexities of love, relationships, and emotional communication. The lyrics describe the inner thoughts and unspoken emotions of a person in a relationship. The song reflects on the challenges and intricacies of human connections, where sometimes what goes unsaid is as significant as what is expressed. It’s a beautiful ballad that resonates with listeners as it captures the universal experience of longing, misunderstandings, and the desire for emotional intimacy in relationships.
“And you finally found all your courage to let it all go.”
“Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce is a song that expresses the desire to preserve and savor precious moments in time. The lyrics reflect on the fleeting nature of life and the wish to capture and hold onto moments that are gone. The song is a poignant reflection on the passage of time, and the title “Time in a Bottle” conveys the idea of wanting to save time, like a precious treasure. It’s a beautiful ballad that speaks to the universal longing to relive and hold onto cherished memories and experiences.
“Pictures of You” by The Cure is a song that conveys feelings of melancholy and longing. The lyrics are a reflection on memories and the pain of lost love. The song speaks to the experience of looking at old photographs and reminiscing about the past, particularly the person or moments that have been lost or changed with the passage of time. It’s a heartfelt and introspective song that serves as a soundtrack for personal reflections on nostalgia, lost love, and the bittersweet nature of memories.
“We played this at my dad’s funeral last year. There were lots of tears through the whole song. Then, after a pause at the end, Israel laughs. We didn’t hear when listening while searching out songs. It brought a smile to our faces through our tears.”
This a song that captures the essence of hope and a longing for a better place. The lyrics express the desire to escape from the challenges and troubles of the world and find a utopian paradise “somewhere over the rainbow.” It’s a song that invokes images of a dreamlike and idyllic world. When users tear up while listening to this rendition, it’s often because the song taps into their own dreams, desires, and aspirations for a more ideal and peaceful existence, making it an emotional and evocative experience.
“Such a wonderful song and it makes me sad she’s not here. She suffered with anorexia and I feel and always felt sad knowing her life wasn’t as bright and bubbly as her music.”
“Close to You” by Karen Carpenter is a romantic song that expresses the feeling of being close to the one you love. The lyrics convey the idea that when someone is in love, the world becomes a more beautiful and harmonious place. The song captures the magic and enchantment of love, evoking the sense of being serenaded by an angel through Karen Carpenter’s extraordinary vocal talent. It’s a song that reminds listeners of the power of love and its ability to create a sense of wonder and emotional connection, making it a timeless classic that can bring tears of joy and nostalgia to anyone’s eyes.
This is a song that expresses deep and enduring love. The lyrics convey the idea of unrequited love and the desire to be seen and loved for who you truly are. The song is often associated with themes of romance and longing, as it touches on the emotions of yearning and nostalgia. It’s a go-to song for many who use it as a form of emotional therapy to reminisce about past relationships, particularly those that didn’t work out or the one that got away. The song resonates with the heartbroken, providing a sense of comfort and understanding in times of emotional turmoil.
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