A cup of coffee, a good book and some emotional music to mellow out to: These are the necessities for any given rainy day. While the clouds have taken over the sky, you just landed the perfect opportunity to relax and reflect. Fortunately, we have put together a list of sad songs for rainy days that’ll soothe your soul and spirit indoors.
When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars
“My pride, my ego, my needs, and my selfish ways
Caused a good strong woman like you to walk out my life
Now I never, never get to clean up the mess I made, oh
And it haunts me every time I close my eyes”
Music is not only a treatment for broken hearts but also a confession of guilty souls. When I was your man is the clearest evidence for that argument. The pop song is an emotional piano ballad with lyrics describing the heartbreak and regret Mars felt from letting his lover getaway, and his expressed hope that her new man will give her all the love and attention that he failed to provide. This song will be the best fit song to listen to on a rainy day.
Hurts Like Hell – Fleurie
“How can I say this without breaking?
How can I say this without taking over?
How can I put it down into words?
When it’s almost too much for my soul alone”
When it comes to music for a rainy day, we all think about some piano melody mixed with an expressive vocal and depressing lyrics. This song, Hurts like hell has it all. When listening to the song, I wondered why always good songs are so underrated? Hurts Like Hell doesn’t have a famous singer or have a high rank in any chart, but it still takes place in a lot of lonely hearts.
Hush – Lasse Lindh
“Hush now my angel
I will always be with you
In your pretty smile
In a glow of tears
Out across the frosty night
I’ll be there with you”
The third song in sad songs for rainy days is Hush from Lasse Lindh. “Hush” was used in the Korean drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (Goblin). But you don’t need to be a fan of Korean to dive into this song. In the very first note, the song will make you addict with its beautiful melody and Lasse Lindh’s charming voice.
idontwannabeyouanymore – Billie Eilish
“If “I love you” was a promise
Would you break it, if you’re honest?
Tell the mirror what you know she’s heard before
I don’t wanna be you, anymore”
Another absolute go-for songs to listen to in the rain, we have idontwannabeyouanymore. “Idontwannabeyouanymore” was conceived when Eilish was suffering from depression. In an interview with Genius, Eilish stated “I have still dealt with depression. ‘Idontwannabeyouanymore’ is about times I’ve felt this way. The real truth is that depression can happen to anyone no matter who you are or what you have and there is no shame in admitting that you feel this way. It’s a very real thing and should never be ignored or labeled ‘a choice’.
Let Her Go – Passenger
“Well you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go
Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missing home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go”
The lyrics of Let Her Go are poetic and melancholic, describing the regrets associated with ending a relationship. The chorus describes situations in which one does not appreciate what he/she has until it is gone, and relates this to love. The verses give detailed scenes involving a heartbroken man dealing with his breakup. The song’s intro is inspired by the outro of The Red Hot Chili Peppers song “Slow Cheetah”.
All Of Sufjan Stevens Songs
Stevens’ work is known to explore themes of love, religion, outer space, and grief. His voice is fantastic and angelic, and his lyrics are so sharp and deep and full of sorrow and beauty. His playlists will be an excellent ingredient for chilling on a rainy day.
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Kina Grannis
“So take my hand
Take my whole life, too
For I can’t help falling in love with you”
What are your favorite songs to listen to on a rainy day? For me, it’s “Can’t help falling in love”. The song is a cover version of Elvis Presley’s original song. This song impressed me when I first watching Crazy Rich Asians. The moment when the water floated down the aisle, and then this song played, it made me cry.
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