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A new poll involving 2,000 music fans found that REM’s 1992 track “Everybody Hurts” is the Saddest Song of All Time! Do you think this list includes all of the saddest songs?

#1 was “Everybody Hurts” followed by Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” and coming in at #3 was Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven.”

Here’s the top 30 saddest songs ever:

  • 30. The Fray – How to Save a Life

  • 29. Passenger – Let Her Go

  • 28. Neil Young – Only Love Can Break Your Heart

  • 27. Boyz II Men – End of The Road

  • 26. Adele – Easy on Me

  • 25. Gary Jules – Mad World

  • 24. Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer

  • 23. John Lennon – Jealous Guy

  • 22. Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved

  • 21. Carole King – It’s Too Late

  • 20. Amy Winehouse – Back to Black

  • 19. Sam Smith – Stay with Me

  • 18. Al Green – How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?

  • 17. The Beatles – The Long and Winding Road

  • 16. U2 – With or Without You

  • 15. Coldplay – Fix You

  • 14. Eva Cassidy – Songbird

  • 13. Toni Braxton – Unbreak My Heart

  • 12. James Blunt – Goodbye My Lover

  • 11. Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine

  • 10. Robbie Williams – Angels

  • 9. Eric Carmen – All by Myself

  • 8. Roy Orbison – Crying

  • 7. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On

  • 6. Adele – Someone Like You

  • 5. The Beatles – Yesterday

  • 4. Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

  • 3. Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven

  • 2. Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U

  • 1. REM – Everybody Hurts