I’ll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy & Faith EvansWhen people feel down, they start searching for ways which can help them feel better. After all, who wants to stay sad and cry all day long? We all want and deserve to be happy, right? Some people hang out with their friends to forget the reason for their sadness, while others prefer sleeping all day long. Some others find happiness in snacking excessively and taking out time to treat themselves. Other than that, there are some people who feel better after listening to sad songs, especially when they miss someone.
This is crazy, you are missing someone, feeling down, and preferring listening to sad music. Doesn’t it all make you more miserable? The truth is that it won’t. According to various research, people do feel better after listening to sappy ballads. It’s true that these blue tunes make us calm and create positive feelings such as peacefulness. Nevertheless, when we miss someone and switch to music, it makes us cry too, which helps in healing as crying is cathartic.
So you see how sad songs help us release the burden that we sometimes carry. If you too want to add some decent sad songs to your playlist so that you can give them a shot whenever sadness befalls, don’t look anywhere else because here are our favorite top 10 sad songs about missing someone you love.
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- “Here Without You” by 3 Doors Down
It is a beautiful yet sad song about being away from the person you love. If you dig into this song more deeply, you will come to know that it isn’t truly a sad song but a bit of a happy one. This song says that you are here without the person you miss, but they are always with you in your dreams. So as it turns out, it is about being in a state of peace since you have got the person with you in your heart, which will help you feel better.
Apart from this, according to Todd Harrell (3 Doors Down’s bassist), Here Without You is more like a song for military personnel as they put their lives in danger and live far away from their loved ones, so they can relate to it more.
- “When You’re Gone” by Avril Lavigne
This song is about when you have to say goodbye to someone you love and when the departure happens, you start missing all the little things about them. Even the video of this song clearly depicts different stories such as a husband who is going off to war, leaving his pregnant wife alone at home; an old man who has lost his wife, so he visits her gravestone; and a teenage couple who aren’t permitted to be together. No doubt about it, this song is a very personal one and anyone who has suffered the loss of their loved ones or had to say goodbye to them for any reason can get a lot of things out of it.
- “Who Knew” by Pink
This song is regarding losing a person you love to drugs. Sadly, she wrote this song for her very dear friend who died at a very young age from overdosing. In this song, Pink describes the unsurprising relationship dynamics in which everything falls apart all of a sudden, and you don’t know what went wrong because you strongly felt that your love was meant to last forever. Pink remembers how people used to tell her that the person she loves will be gone after a few years, but she never listened to them. At the end of this song, however, she realizes that they were all right. Now she won’t forget her friend until they meet again i.e. in heaven.
- “Miss You” by Aaliyah
If you are into R&B and looking for a song about missing someone, Aaliyah’s Miss You is what you need. This song is about how much she misses the man she loves who has now left her. She says that she wonders all the time whether he is still the same and if his heart is still hers. She sings about how hard it is for her to live because she is lost without him, but she is trying to make it somehow. This song is all about the consequences one has to go through after the person that they think would never leave abandons them.But that’s just one part of the story. The saddest thing about this amazing song is that it will let you miss not only the person that you’ve lost but also the Queen of R&B Aaliyah herself, who died in a plane crash.
- “Wake Me Up When September Ends”by Green Day
Billie Joe Armstrong, the lead vocalist of Green Day, wrote this song for his father who died of cancer on 1st September. In this heartbreaking song, Billie says that as autumn enters or September starts, you deal with the harsh realities of life that you have almost forgotten in the blissful months of summer. He sings that time is passing by so quickly since his father passed away that thinking about his memories is becoming less hurtful over time, but that doesn’t mean that he’ll ever be able to forget what he has lost.
- “Where’d You Go”by Fort Minor
This song is written by Mike Shinoda, the front man of Fort Minor. He penned this song for those people who are always traveling and hardly meet their loved ones. It is from the perspective of those family members and friends who stay at home and keep missing them. According to Mike, everyone writes songs about being on the road and missing the people at home, so he wanted to do something from the opposite perspective. This song is brimmed with the feelings we experience when somebody we love goes far away for extended periods of time.
- “What Hurt the Most” by Rascal Flatts
By now, it is one of the most heartbreaking songs that Rascal Flatts has ever written in its career. The lyrics of this song descriptively gives an explanation of how much it hurts when you lose someone whether he/she is your family member, friend, or a boy/girlfriend. It reflects on the time when you no longer have your close companion, and now you just can’t say all the things you want to say to them. It depicts two people who were extremely close to each other before one left.
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- “The One That Got Away” by Katy Perry
This song is about someone you love without ever having a clue that you would lose them in the end. It displays how Katy and the guy she loves are dating happily and planning their future, but after some time, they get into an argument and the guy breaks up with her and gets into an accident while driving. So she is regretting all the things she said and did and wishes that she could turn back time. She feels remorseful about everything that went wrong between them and now that many years have been passed, she still misses him very much.
- “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd
This song was written for an ex-member of Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, who departed from the band because of his mental illness. It is about the person that you love and have respect for who ends up choosing a wrong path and starts believing that they know better than anyone else. You even try to tell them that what they are doing is wrong or that they should think twice, but due to their mental impairment, they listen to nobody and hurt themselves at the end. Throughout the song, Roger Waters and David Gilmour sing about how much they miss their former band member and how much they wish that he was here with them.
- “I’ll Be Missing You” by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans
Puff Daddy wrote this song as a tribute to his friend The Notorious B.I.G., who was tragically murdered. In this song, he says that how he wakes up every single morning wishing all of this to be a dream since it is hard for him to keep going with his life without his best friend. This song goes out to everyone who has lost a person that is near and dear to them just like him.Apart from this, throughout the song, he keeps remembering the time he had with his friend like how they both used to rock the show and had so much fun together. Diddy is giving a message to everyone through this song that once you lose someone you love or someone you’re close to, your life completely changes and it becomes very hard to move on because that’s what happened with him.