21 Of The Most Heartbreaking Song Lyrics That You Said You Loved

We recently asked the Angle News Community which song lyrics give them the feels, and they didn’t disappoint! Here are some of the best responses:

1. “All Too Well” by Taylor Swift

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“Taylor Swift’s “All too Well” is my go-to cry song!!”


“‘All Too Well’ by Taylor Swift has always been one of my favourites by her, no matter how “pop” she gets. So raw and relatable.”


2. “Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeran

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“Even before I knew he wrote it about his mum, it took me back to preparing for my grandmother’s funeral. I cry every single time I hear that song.”


“This song never fails to get me crying, especially when he sings about her being ‘an angel in the shape of my mum’. Fucking kills me.”


3. “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

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“I lost my dad almost three years ago and we danced to this song at my wedding. This song means so much more to me now.”


“It really encapsulates that feeling of growing up and experiencing heartbreak.”


4. “The Show Must Go On” by Queen

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“The combination of the lyrics and Freddie’s voice gives me goosebumps and makes me tear up every single time, especially because he was so ill when he recorded it.”


“The album this song is on was released in February 1991 and Freddie Mercury died the following November. The song makes me cry at the power of his artistry in the face of death.”


5. “My Immortal” by Evanescence

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“My little emo heart always got the feels this song. Still gets me now!”


“Truly haunting.”


6. “Coaster” by Khalid

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7. “Hear You Me” by Jimmy Eat World

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“This song resonates so much with me and makes me think of amazing childhood memories with a man who truly had a heart so big and who I will cherish forever. Annnnnd now I’m crying!”


8. “Pray You Catch Me” by Beyoncé

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“This lyric always makes me stop and rewind every time I hear it. The betrayal and pain she feels is tangible, and she nails the feeling of reminiscing about a past love and realising it’ll never be the same again.”


9. “Praying” by Kesha

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“This line really hits deep within me. While it’s simple and overtly poetic, saying this and meaning it is an incredibly emotional experience. As someone who has experienced depression, hearing her sing it really touches me.”


“It’s such a beautiful song, and the context behind it only enhances its meaning. She could easily have made a song about revenge, but instead she writes about finding peace. I think that forgiveness takes more strength than revenge and Kesha totally manages to capture this.”


10. “Who Knew” by P!nk

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“For my sister.”


11. “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley

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12. “Never Let Me Go” by Florence + The Machine

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“The whole song gets me but the ending in particular is fantastic.”


13. “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell

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“This song makes me think of all the things you realise as an adult that were so mysterious to you as a kid.”


14. “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

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“It’s not the most poetic of songs, but I love this one. It hits hard because it really sums up the longing you have to talk to a lost loved one.”


15. “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton

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Eric Clapton wrote this after the accidental death of his four-year-old son, who fell out of a window. As a mum, even thinking about this makes me weep. The idea of losing your child is too painful to think about. I can feel his pain in the song, his reluctance to carry on living and his desire to be with his son.”


“The story that goes with this song is so sad and every time it’s on I can really hear the sadness in the lyrics. They hit you in such a way that you can’t help but tear up!”


16. “I Don’t Love You” by My Chemical Romance

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17. “Heroes” by David Bowie

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“I just love this song. It’s about two people kissing by the Berlin Wall.”


18. “Born To Die” by Lana Del Rey

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“This song is great from start to finish.”


“Every Lana Del Rey song tbh.”


19. “Adam’s Song” by Blink-182

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“The whole song chokes me up, but these lyrics always make my eyes water. I’ve known people who’ve struggled with depression and suicide – the more I think about it the more emotional I get!”


“This line breaks my heart every damn time!”


20. “Listen Before I Go” by Billie Eilish

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“The entirety of the song, but more specifically these lyrics, have stuck with me ever since I first heard it.”


“This song in general is really heartbreaking to listen to.”


21. “Firewood” by Regina Spektor

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“This is another really sad song, but it’s a reminder that life moves fast and you shouldn’t dwell what’s been and gone because there’s still more to do, more memories to make, and more love to give.”


Note: Some entries were edited for length and/or clarity.

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