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?