These Emotional Quotes Make the Perfect Melancholy Titles for Sad Playlists

If you're anything like most of us, you probably have a playlist for just about every mood.

This includes the not-so-fun moods, like when you're feeling sad. Whether that be the post-breakup blues or just a bit of mourning for your spring break being over, a playlist full of sad songs somehow feels healing. But of course, a sad playlist is hardly complete without a title! And there's truly nothing that makes for a better sad playlist name than an emotional quote.

If you need a little help coming up with some emotional quotes to use as sad playlist names, we've got you covered. Check out a few of our recommendations below for every kind of situation that may have you feeling this way.

Sad Playlist Names for Dealing With a Breakup

Whether you're the "dumper" or the "dumpee" of the situation, breakups are never fun. However, a bit of in-your-feels music can help with the healing process, especially if you're the one who got broken up with. If you find yourself in the throes of a song list heavy on Adele and Olivia Rodrigo, try one of these quotes as your sad playlist title of choice:

  • "You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life that lights you up. Don't ever forget that." – Coco Calla
  • "The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…"- Nicholas Sparks
  • "Pity those who don't feel anything at all." – Sarah J. Maas
  • "I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are." – Jess C Scott
  • "My heart is all my own." – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • "Sometimes I think,
    I need a spare heart to feel
    all the things I feel." – Sanober Khan
  • "To love is to burn…" – Emma Thompson
  • "Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses." – Lao Tzu

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Sad Playlist Titles for Your Post-Vacation Blues

The post-spring break/vacation blues are real, and they're essentially an extended (and worse) version of the "Sunday scaries" we're all too familiar with. To help you get over them, try tacking one of these quotes on as a sad playlist title:

  • "Your emotions make you human. Even the unpleasant ones have a purpose." – Sabaa Tahir
  • "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart" – Helen Keller
  • "The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day." – Unknown
  • "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." – Joseph Kennedy
  • "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." – C. S. Lewis
  • "If I look back, I am lost." – George R.R. Martin

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Sad Playlist Titles for When You Just Need Some Extra Inspiration

Sometimes, there's no particular thing that makes you feel sad, and that's okay! When you're having a tough time and need to remind yourself how incredible you are, throw on your playlist with one of these quotes as a title:

  • "You are a hurricane of a girl; remember to breathe every once in a while, do not drown within your own storm." – Unknown
  • "Most people aren't even aware of the number of masks they're wearing." – Unknown
  • "If you think life is hard, keep going. Don't seek an easy life, seek strength." – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • "Above all, be the heroine of your life. Not the victim." – Nora Ephron
  • "Never give up hope. All things are working for your good." – Germany Kent
  • "Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward." – Roy T. Bennett
  • "Believe in yourself and all that you are, know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle." – Christian D. Larson
  • "If I can still breathe, I'm fine." – Unknown
  • "Sometimes, it takes a good fall to really know where you stand." -Unknown
  • "Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow." – Mary Anne Radmacher
  • "The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day." – Unknown

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Some of these quotes might be a bit long, but remember that your sad playlist titles are whatever you want to make them (so feel free to crop them short as you like). And if that playlist has you feeling like the main character of your life as it should, try exploring more tips on how to become that main character by clicking HERE.