50 beautifully sad songs

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Anthems to soothe your soul

A recent study found pop music has got “sadder” in the past 30 years. But that’s not a bad thing, as our playlist of beautifully sad songs proves…

50 Beautifully Sad Songs

A playlist featuring Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, and others

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