The Ultimate Playlist for When You Need a Good Cry

Sometimes the only way you can get through a rough patch is by listening to Billie Eilish on repeat for a week straight. And that's a fact.

It seems counterintuitive to listen to sad music when you're already on the verge of tears, but it's one of the healthiest things you can do. According to WebMD, crying can release stress and restore your body to balance. When you cry, it allows you to connect with your emotions and work through the sadness you're feeling. Often we need a breakdown to lead to a breakthrough.

If you're going through heartbreak, facing a difficult situation, feeling frustrated because of the pandemic or just haven't cried in a while and need a release, here is the ultimate playlist for you.

'When the Party's Over' by Billie Eilish

Every song Billie Eilish releases is incredible, but it's her emotional songs that genuinely stay with listeners and reach them on a deeper level. "When the Party's Over" paints the difficult moment of walking away from someone you still love. The song starts slow and delicate, builds into a heart-rending middle and melts into a soft ending. It takes you on an emotional journey.

 

'Landslide' by Fleetwood Mac

"Landslide" is appropriate for any moment of significant reflection. Written and sung by the talented legend Stevie Nicks, the profound lyrics will help you work through major life changes.

 

'Remember That Night?' by Sarah Kays

We've all been in a situation where you've finally moved on from a relationship and situation, and suddenly something pulls you back in. Sarah Kay discusses this painful and confusing moment when she talks about moving on from a relationship until the guy reaches out to her and says, "Remember that night?" It triggers nostalgia and the feeling of longing.

 

'Hoax' by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift often writes songs that are unfiltered and speak to the raw and painful moments of life. She can express hurt in an enchanting way that validates and comforts listeners who are in similar situations. This track from Evermore was no exception, and it hit close to home for many people. The melancholy melody paired with tragic lyrics in "Hoax" will leave you shattered.

 

'20-Something' by SZA

You don't have to be in a 20-something yourself to understand and relate to "20-Something." "20-Something" is an honest song about the sadness of growing up and outgrowing people. SZA's stunning voice and striking lyrics could make anyone cry.

 

'Be Alright' by Dean Lewis

Dean Lewis masterfully expresses the pain of heartbreak with this heavy but poignant song. The stripped-back acoustic vibes in "Be Alright" allow the listener to truly focus on lyrics. Despite the heartache that haunts every note, there is a hopeful sign in this song. It builds to the chorus, which emphasizes that healing will come.

 

'Homesick' by Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa is known for her upbeat pop songs, but "Homesick" is a powerful ballad about being homesick for a place or a person. We're all separated from people will love right now, so it's a song that is relevant more than ever.

 

'Falling' by Harry Styles

Harry Styles perfectly captures the regret and grief of a relationship breaking down in "Falling." This powerful song reveals a vulnerable moment in Harry's life when he was falling to a low. While you shouldn't stay in a low forever, it's okay to fully experience that moment, which is what Harry processed through this song.

 

'Is There Somewhere?' by Halsey

Halsey recently released a poetry book, but every song that she releases is a beautiful poem in itself. "Is There Somewhere?" expresses the feeling of loving someone more than they love you and the pain of being second best.

 

'Drivers License' by Olivia Rodrigo

We could have the ultimate sad song list without including the famous "Drivers License" by Olivia Rodrigo. Olivia explores the complicated nature of heartbreak in a beautiful and relatable way. Although Olivia was expressing her own experience, it resonated with millions of people as a universal feeling of longing for someone that's moved on. This song broke records and hearts everywhere.

 

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