Sad Rock Songs

According to the situations, always keep a playlist of the best sad rock tracks. You can arrange the songs into playlists when you wish to get over your partner, a playlist when you had a bad day, a playlist when you feel like you don’t belong to the world, or a playlist when you just feel plain dejected, etc.

Trust me, such a playlist might not help solve a problem, but it sure can help to cope with a difficult situation and take some of the pain away.

There are some soft rock songs for easy listening by artists like Dido, Coldplay, The Jets, Pink Floyd, etc. and some aggressive rock songs by The Exies, The Cranberries, Avril Lavigne, Lost Prophets, etc. in the below playlist.

The format below is: Song – Artist/Band. You can also check out the lyrics of some of the saddest songs I have included.

Here is a collection of various sad rock tracks right from the classic John R. to the latest Green Day.

List of Sad Rock Songs
♬ Everybody hurts – REM

♬ The Freshmen – The Verve Pipe (really sad song, that makes you depressed)

♬ Kiss and Say Goodbye – The Manhattans

♬ Love Is A Losing Game – Amy Winehouse
“One I wish I never played
Oh what a mess we made
And now the final frame
Love is a losing game”
♬ White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane

♬ Piece of My Heart – Janice Joplin

♬ I Don’t Love You – My Chemical Romance

♬ Don’t Speak – No Doubt

♬ Hurt – Johnny Cash
“I hurt myself today,
to see if I still feel.
I focus on the pain,
the only thing that’s real.
The needle tears a hole,
the old familiar sting.
Try to kill it all away,
but I remember everything.
What have I become?
My sweetest friend.”
♬ How Soon Is Now? – The Smiths

♬ My Happy Ending – Avril Lavigne (Skater boy another similar good song by Avril Lavigne)

♬ Cry Me a River – Lost Prophets (though this song it is not originally by this band)

♬ Hands of Time – Groove Armada (beautiful lyrics)

♬ Black Metallic – Catherine Wheel (one of the best sad rock vocal ever)

♬ November Rain – Guns and Roses

♬ Mama, I’m Coming Home – Ozzy Osbourne
“You made me cry, you told me lies
But I can’t stand to say goodbye
Mama, I’m coming home
I could be right, I could be wrong
Hurts so bad, it’s been so long
Mama, I’m coming home”
♬ Mother Mother – Tracy Bonham

♬ Fix You – Coldplay (fix you is a sad but hopeful song, the Scientist is another good sad song by Coldplay)

♬ Enjoy the Silence – Depeche Mode (‘try Walking in My Shoes’, it is another good sad track by this band)

♬ Ugly – The Exies (brilliant sad song, with a lot of aggression)

♬ My Immortal – Evanescence (especially love the full band version)

♬ When the Sun Goes Down – Arctic Monkeys (one of the best songs by this band)
“Bet she’s delighted when she sees him
Pulling in and giving her the eye
Because she must be f@*#ing freezing
Scantily clad beneath the clear night sky
It doesn’t stop in the winter, no
And they said he changes when the sun goes down”
♬ She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5

♬ Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want – The Smiths

♬ Hate Me – Blue October

♬ Broken – Evanescence & Seether

♬ Cold – Crossfade (great lyrics)

♬ The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice
“And so it is
Just like you said it should be
We’ll both forget the breeze
Most of the time
And so it is
The colder water
The blower’s daughter
The pupil in denial”
♬ You Know You’re Right – Nirvana

♬ Goodbye for Now – POD

♬ Self Esteem – The Offspring

♬ Creep – Radiohead (an essential sad rock song)

♬ Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd

♬ Sleep to Dream – Fiona Apple (awesome classic rock song)

♬ Look What You’ve Done – The Jets
“Take my photo off the wall
If it just won’t sing for you
‘Cause all that’s left has gone away
And there’s nothing there for you to prove
Oh, look what you’ve done
You’ve made a fool of everyone
Oh well, it seems like such fun
Until you lose what you had won”
♬ Against All Odds – Phil Collins

♬ Unforgiven – Metallica (very depressing song, with a more depressing video)

♬ Zombie – The Cranberries

♬ Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Green Day

♬ Losing My Religion – REM
“That’s me in the corner
That’s me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don’t know if I can do it
Oh no I’ve said too much
I haven’t said enough”
♬ Let the Drummer Kick – The Citizen Cope (one of my favorite sad songs)

♬ Behind Blue Eyes – The WHO (the Limp Bizkit version is good too)

♬ Why Does it Always Rain on Me – Travis

♬ Anxiety – The Black Eyed Peas feat Papa Roach

♬ Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton

♬ Runaway Train – Soul Asylum (one unique song!)

♬ Rise and Fall – Craig David & Sting

♬ Cast No Shadow – Oasis
“Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say
Chained to all the places that he never wished to say
Bound with all the weight of all the words he tried to say
and as faced the sun he cast no shadow”
♬ Numb – Linkin Park (Crawling, Somewhere I Belong, and My December are other songs by LP that make you feel sad)

♬ Life for Rent – Dido

♬ Brothers in Arms – Dire Straits

♬ Snuff – Slipknot

♬ Yesterday – The Beatles

♬ In Loving Memory – Alter Bridge

♬ Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
” ‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life
Try to make ends meet
You’re a slave to money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
where all the veins meet yeah”
♬ Smother Me – The Used

♬ Back To Black – Amy Winehouse (it is the saddest rock song by Amy Winehouse)

♬ Poster of a Girl – Metric

♬ Someday – Nickelback

♬ Here Without You – 3 Doors Down

♬ Nights In White Satin – Moody Blues (Its stuck in my head right now!)

♬ Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
“Mama, just killed a man
Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger, now he’s dead
Mama, life had just begun
But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away
Mama, ooo
Didn’t mean to make you cry
If I’m not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters”
♬ Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley

♬ All ‘Bout The Money – Meja

♬ Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles

♬ Last Kiss – Pearl Jam

♬ How to Save a Life – The Fray

♬ Vermilion – Slipknot

♬ Photograph – Nickelback

♬ Breathe (2 AM) – Anna Nalick

♬ Streets Of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen
“I was bruised and battered, I couldn’t tell what I felt.
I was unrecognizable to myself.
I saw my reflection in a window, I didn’t know my own face.
Oh brother are you gonna leave me wastin’ away
On the Streets of Philadelphia.”
♬ Mad World – Gary Jules

♬ Brick – Bens Folds Five

♬ The Reason – Hoobastank

♬ Mama Said – Metallica

♬ Dig – Incubus

I hope you agree with the above sad rock list. If you haven’t heard some of the above songs, then download them and listen today, am sure you like them. Apart from the above rock songs some of the songs that I feel are saddest are Stan by Eminem feat Dido, Sweetest Girl by Wyclef Jean, Someone Like You by Adele and Grenade by Bruno Mars, and Heartbeat by Nneka I especially like the Someone Like You, it makes me cry… Dig any other sad rock songs?

Songs With Onomatopoeia in Them

Shot Me Down by David Guetta ft. Skylar Grey
Originally recorded in the year 1966, the song has seen many versions of itself coming on the floor, recorded by some notable singers like Nancy Sinatra, Cher, and more recently Skylar Grey under the music composition of David Guetta. The song went on to become a massive hit in the course of time, although it was not the same when initially released.

Roar by Katy Perry
Featured on American Pop diva Katy Perry, the video begins in the form of an animated clip with the setting of a jungle and a girl lost over there. With an allegorical underline of how sometimes adverse situations bring the best out of a person, the rendition went out to sell over 9 million copies worldwide and topped the singles charts of many countries.

Super Bass by Nicki Minaj
Known for her colorful and peppy appearance, this strong and independent pop star of Trinidadian origin rose from nothingness to fame, which is but a dream of the countless. ‘Super Bass’ describes the lighthearted romance and acts of love between a young man and woman. This debut album of Minaj secured her position as one of the leading pop and rap stars of the day.

Firework by Katy Perry
With a whopping sales record of over 7 million copies in the United States alone, this album became more of a nerve among the people, especially the young crowd. Eventually, the song ‘Firework’ topped the song charts of many countries, and reserved nominations as well as acclamation for this marvelous artist.

Bumpy Ride by Mohombi
Drenched in the flavor of Caribbean Pop culture, this song took the world on its toll. It projects the young, funny, and casual love between male and female, young adults having a light moment partying and doing a beach hang out. The words show the act of flirtation carrying on among the group. This song topped the charts of many European countries.

Tik Tok by Ke$ha
The song draws inspiration from a personal reminiscence of the artist where she feels ‘like P. Diddy’. A lot of scenes and locations shot are closely associated with her. Following the trend of Electropop, the music and lyricism has won the hearts of millions, especially the young, and has been given platinum rating many times.

Hoedown Throwdown by Miley Cyrus
This Tennessee born teenage pop star was a sensation and still continues to be. This singer/actor has sung many other single hits, sensitizing numbers. But nothing can beat the innocence and quirk of this song. Featured in the movie version of the original Hannah Montana series, it is an instructional song about country dance moves.

Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas
After the song ‘I Gotta Feeling’ by the same group, ‘Boom Boom Pow’ is the second song which stood at the first position in Hot 100. With millions of viewers on YouTube and countless downloads, this is still a must-have party song. With enthralling visual effects, light effects, and an electronic sound, this song leaves a lasting effect on the listener.

Tick Tick Boom by The Hives
Appeared frequently in many fast-paced gripping movies like Taken, Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World, Jumper, Thirty Minutes or Less, and sitcoms like Friday Night Nights, the song went on to become a huge hit in the whole of America. The video shows the members of The Hives becoming and acting like statues, and lastly exploding the whole place; the metaphoric meaning, being the end of tolerance and silence towards the atrocities on humankind.

Whoomp! (There It Is) by Tag Team
This song ruled the ’90s, and also stuck to the 2nd position on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Following the cult of Miami Bass, the video can inspire anyone to shake a leg on its thumping and mind-blowing beats. One of the finest examples of songs with onomatopoeia in the lyrics.

Timeless Songs That Have Personification in Them

What is Personification?
It is the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

Lyricists and musicians have a tendency to channel their innermost feelings into their songs; after all, good music always stems from the heart, so they say. Personification is a literary device which is liberally used by lyricists for the depth it lends to some seemingly-mundane words. It can be used to enliven a song, make it seem more meaningful, and if you happen to be a certain Taylor Swift, even throw some subtle shade at an ex-lover.
Lyrics of Songs With Personification

Bob Marley’s songs were all about rebellion, trying to wake his fellow countrymen into a state of awareness. His lyrics had numerous allegories and metaphors―a writer’s most brilliant means to spread a message without being persecuted. In this song lies an exemplary personification―’the high yellow moon won’t come out to play’.
New York, New York – FRANK SINATRA
These vagabond shoes
Are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it
New York, New York
I want to wake up in a city
That doesn’t sleep

One can only picture Ol’ Blue Eyes while listening to this comeback song of his, regardless of how many covers may have followed. As for the personification, you have several instances of those, from the ‘vagabond shoes’ to the ‘city that doesn’t sleep’.
Thank You – LED ZEPPELIN
And so today, my world it smiles
Your hand in mine, we walk the miles,
Thanks to you it will be done,
For you to me are the only one

This beautiful and romantic track by Led Zeppelin ranks among the band’s best songs. The lyrics are heartfelt and touching―characteristics of a true romantic. The abstract world has been lent a human quality―smiling, all under the name of love.

In most cases, we see how non-human, abstract objects are personified, giving them a human quality. In this song, however, we see how a non-human quality, ‘hummingbird heartbeat’ has been personified by attributing it to a human.
Careless Whisper – GEORGE MICHAEL
I’m never gonna dance again
Guilty feet have got no rhythm
Though it’s easy to pretend. I know you’re not a fool…
…Time can never mend
The careless whisper of a good friend
To the heart and mind, ignorance is kind
There’s no comfort in the truth, pain is all you’ll find

This song is full of personification – ‘guilty feet’, ‘time’ being expected to ‘mend’ mistakes, and ‘ignorance’ being ‘kind’. Human qualities, applied to non-human concepts.
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – ELTON JOHN
There’s a calm surrender to the rush of day
When the heat of a rolling wind can be turned away
An enchanted moment, and it sees me through
It’s enough for this restless warrior just to be with you

This beautiful, beautiful coming-of-age Disney song ranks among the best they’ve given us; and mind you, they’ve given us quite a few amazing ones. The lyrics are deep, layered, and meaningful, making excellent use of personification.

As wonderful and bountiful as nature is, it does sound better the way it’s described in this number by Madonna. ‘Wild’ and ‘free’ nature makes you picture a woman who’s as wild and free as Madonna herself.
Thriller – MICHAEL JACKSON
You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
You’re paralyzed
‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one’s gonna save you from the beast about to strike

‘Horror’, an abstract concept, has been given the human quality of ‘looks you right between the eyes’.
Here Comes The Sun – THE BEATLES
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right
Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here

Seasons have always been personified by our poets and lyricist to great success. It can get a bit clichéd at times, when it’s always the winter that’s painted as the villain. Just like in this song by The Beatles, where they’ve personified it as the ‘lonely’ season.

Personification features heavily into this song, right from the title, which says, ‘your love is king’. A rather magnanimous way of describing love is to call it ‘king’, a symbol of superiority.

Family Songs That Will Remind On Memory

If you ask the definition of a family, some may say that it is a group of people, comprising mother, father, and children who live together in a house. However, what makes the group of people a family is the love that holds them together. Nobody can deny the fact that our family is the greatest blessing that God has given us as we can share all our joys and sorrows with them. Many times, we are not able to express our feelings about our family through words. So, why not do it with the help of music?

Special Songs About Family

~ We are family – Sister Sledge
~ Mama – Spice Girls
~ In the living years – Mike and The Mechanics
~ A song for mama – Boyz II Men
~ I’ll be – Reba McEntire
~ The hopechest song – Stephanie Bentley
~ A Song For My Daughter – Ray Allaire
~ Child of Mine – Carole King
~ My father’s eyes – Eric Clapton
~ That’s the way of the world – Najee
~ I’ll always love my mama – The Intruders
~ Happy and you know it – Vickie Winans
~ See what love can do – Eric Clapton
~ A family is what you make it – Jim Rule
~ Let’s sing with our Grandmas and Grandpas – Music with Mar

~ Homeward Bound – Simon & Garfunkel
~ Ode to my family – The Cranberries
~ Love and Happiness – Al Green
~ Everybody shout hello – Jeffry Friedbert and The Bossy Frog Band
~ I will be here – Steven Curtis Chapman
~ You’re gonna miss this – Trace Adkins
~ Our family is a happy one – Fred Gee
~ Through The Years – Kenny Roger
~ I love you, no matter what – Jack Hartmann
~ We’re a happy family – Ramones
~ In my daughter’s eyes – Martina McBride
~ Winter – Tori Amos
~ Oh how the years go – Vanessa Williams
~ What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
~ Don’t forget to remember me – Carrie Underwood

~ Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
~ Lean on me – The Temptations
~ I’ll always be right there – Bryan Adams
~ Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
~ Color him father – The Winstons
~ These Are My People – Rodney Adkins
~ Love Grows One By One – Carol Johnson
~ Through the years – Kenny Rogers
~ You raise me up – Josh Groban
~ Dance with my Father – Luther
~ Celebration – Kool and the Gang

Family Reunion Songs

~ Family reunion – Jill Scott
~ Grandma’s hands – Bill Withers
~ Coming home – Lionel Richie
~ Everyday (Family reunion) – Chaka Khan
~ Get here if you can – Oleta Adams
~ Together Forever – Rick Astley
~ Thankful – Kelly Clarkson
~ It’s a family affair – Sly and the Family Stone
~ My hometown – Bruce Springsteen
~ Those were the days – Dolly Parton
~ Summertime – Dj Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince
~ Precious things – Jonathan Butler
~ Home Sweet Home – Motley Crue
~ My Wish – Rascal Flatts
~ A Song for Dad – Keith Urban
~ Reunited – Peaches and Herb
~ Family reunion – The O’jays
~ Back home again – John Denver

Country Songs

~ Love remains – Collin Raye
~ Somebody’s hero – Jamie O’Neal
~ Blessed – Martina McBride
~ Love can build a bridge – The Judds
~ You can’t lose me – Faith Hill
~ I hope you dance – Lee Ann Womack
~ Daddy sang bass – Johnny Cash
~ Family tree – Michael James
~ Daddy’s hands – Holly Dunn
~ House of a thousand dreams – Martina McBride
~ Who I am – Jessica Andrews
~ That’s what I call home – Blake Shelton
~ Times like these – Buddy Jewell

Music is an excellent medium to lend expression to your emotions. Hence, the next time you have a reunion or are spending time with your family, play some songs and show your loved ones how much they mean to you.