Saddest songs of the rock ‘n roll era – Update #2

Please feel free to nominate other songs for this list. These are the ones I could think of and find most memorable. Many of you may wonder why the song “Imagine” is not on the list. My thoughts are John Lennon’s classic tune is a hopeful song versus a sad song and will certainly include it in a future list of hopeful songs. The songs below are presented in alphabetical order.

“Both Sides Now” – Joni Mitchell (added 9/9/19)

“By the Time I Get to Phoenix” – Glen Campbell

“Candle In the Wind/Goodbye England’s Rose” – Elton John

“Can’t We Still Be Friends” – Todd Rundgren

“Concrete Angel” – Martina McBride

“Dust in the Wind” – Kansas

“exile” – Taylor Swift and Bon Iver (added 7/25/20) – perhaps the best of all 

“Have You Seen Her?” – The Chi-Lites (added 9/9/19)

“Hello, It’s Me” – Todd Rundgren

“Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love with You” – Tom Waits (added 10/29/19)

“How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” – The Bee Gees

‘How Do I Live?” – LeAnn Rimes

“Hurts So Bad” – Nancy Wilson (added 9/9/19)

“I Can’t Tell You Why” – The Eagles

“It’s Too Late” – Carole King

“Kentucky Rain” – Elvis Presley

“Landslide” – Fleetwood Mac

“Missing You” – John Waite

“My Heart Will Go On” – Celine Dion

“Oh Girl” – The Chi-Lites (added 9/9/19)

“One Less Bell to Answer” – 5th Dimension

“Pictures of You” – The Cure

“Rainy Days and Mondays” – The Carpenters

“She’s Gone” – Hall & Oates

“So Far Away” – Carole King

“Somebody that I Used to Know” – Gotye

“Stop, In the Name of Love” – The Supremes

“Taxi” – Harry Chapin

“Tears in Heaven” – Eric Clapton

“That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be” – Carly Simon

“The Flame” – Cheap Trick

“The Freshman” – The Verve Pipe

“The Last Resort” – The Eagles

“Theme From Brian’s Song” – Henry Mancini

“The Way We Were” – Barbra Streisand

“Time After Time” – Cyndi Lauper

“Walk On By” – Dionne Warwick  (added 9/9/19)

“Why Can’t I Have You” – The Cars

“Wish You Were Here” – Pink Floyd

“Yesterday” – The Beatles

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2 Responses to Saddest songs of the rock ‘n roll era – Update #2

  1. “96 Tears” – Question Mark and the Mysterians


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